Louis “PokeThese” Lynch Wins His First WSOP Gold Bracelet
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series is now underway on WSOP.com having kicked off on July 1. The second event has already concluded with one player walking away with his very first gold bracelet.
Louis “PokeThese” Lynch triumphed in Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 8-Max after topping a huge field of 919 entries.
The Pennsylvania player outclassed California’s Ryan “KOVID19” Ko to claim $168,586 in top prize.
The event attracted some familiar names in the world of poker, but it was Lynch, a relatively unknown player, who ultimately bagged the title. His latest victory is his biggest by far, more than triple his previous biggest cash of $54,494.
The final table action kicked off with Daniel “IntoTheRiver” Fischer leading the chips. However it was Sean “bahbababa” Prendiville who initiated the eliminations, finishing Matthew “Michmeister” Mich off following an all-in preflop battle. Mich earned $15,628 for claiming the eighth spot. Prendiville went to send Jon “jonnyg93” Gisler out of the game, after his pocket queens defeated the latter’s Big Slick. Gisler walked away with $20,691 for finishing seventh.
The next player to go is one of the game’s most popular figures, Jason “haderade” Somerville. The American poker pro, who already has one WSOP bracelet under his name, failed to capture a second gold after losing in a race with ace-king against the eventual winner’s pocket tens. Somerville settled for sixth with $27,763 in winnings.
Prendiville’s dominance was short-lived as he eventually ran out of chips and lost a hand against Kevin “GoneBananas” Garosshen, to finish fifth for $37,890. Afterwards, it was Fischer’s time to go after falling in the hands of KOVID19 with king-ten against jack-ten. The early chip leader walked away with $52,383 for finishing fourth. KOVID19 continued his knockout streak, busting Garosshen in third place for $73,424.
Lynch and KOVID19 entered heads-up play with the former holding a 3:1 chip advantage. By the time the final hand was dealt, Lynch managed to extend the gap even further and when his opponent shoved for 2,246,570 from the button with Qs6c, Lynch was quick to call with 6s6d. The board favored Lynch and he was ultimately crowned the winner. KOVID19 earned $104,242 as runner up.
Negreanu Continues to Chase for Seventh Bracelet
While he failed to finish on top in event number 2, it was still a good run for Daniel Negreanu who has made a $1m bet to pick up a bracelet this year managed to finish in the money after finishing in 18th place.
His bid was cut short by Matthew “Mendey” Mendez after running pocket nines against tens.