Day 4 completed
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Day 4 completed
Ivan Deyra topped 671 entrants in Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em to win $380,090 and become the third French bracelet winner of the summer.
Deyra defeated David Gonzalez heads-up but was made to fight for the victory, after Gonzalez had sealed three quick double ups through the Frenchman when just three players remained. However, it nearly wasn't to be for the Winamax pro as he saw his chip stack rapidly reduce during five-handed play only to wake up with pocket queens at the perfect time and hold against pocket nines for the vital double up.
With the win, Deyra crossed the $1,000,000 mark in recorded live earnings, and his gold bracelet performance comes only five years after his first recorded live tournament cash.
''I'm really proud to cross the one million, and that was a goal for me, but the main goal was winning a bracelet," said Deyra just moments after his victory.
"When I was young, I watched the WSOP on tv with stars in my eyes, and now to be here and to win it, it's amazing. It's like a dream!"
The final hand of Event #79 saw Deyra pick off Gonzalez's river bluff, with new bracelet winner holding a full house.
''I thought he was going all in on the river. I was waiting and cheering a little bit inside. He was only six or seven big blinds deep, and I was very confident at this point that I was going to win the bracelet'' added Deyra.
The French rail has been one of the loudest and proudest at final tables this summer and today was no different.
"My rail was amazing. I know these people well because I was in there for three friends before on the final table. It was my dream to be here, and now, my friends were there for me.''
Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|2||David Gonzalez||United States||$234,882|
|4||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$114,347|
|5||David Dibernardi||United States||$81,749|
|6||David Weinstein||United States||$59,421|
|8||Dennis Brand||United States||$33,032|
Action of the Day
When the final six returned to battle on Day 4 with eventual runner-up Gonzalez and Canada's Guillaume Nolet dominating the chip counts. David Weinstein had the hardest job sat with ten big blinds, but the American made life difficult for his opponents and held on for over 90-minutes of play before his resilience finally broke.
Weinstein ultimately ran king-queen into pocket queens for his final nine big blinds and departed in sixth place for a career-best $59,421 cash.
As the play continued to be tight and conservative, the average big blinds fell, before back-to-back eliminations occurred.
David Dibernardi hit the rail in fifth place for $81,749 after the American ran king-queen into Deyra's ace-deuce and found no help from the board, and in the very next hand, UK pro Patrick Leonard exited in fourth place for $114,347, and his seventh cash of the series, after his king-jack failed to hold against Deyra's king-nine.
Day 4 chip leader Gonzalez then secured his three quickfire double ups through Deyra, which forced short stack, Guillaume Nolet, to make his move. Deyra put maximum pressure on his opponents by moving all in from the button with pocket sevens, and Nolet put his tournament life on the line after some thought with pocket sixes. Despite Nolet picking up the up-and-down straight draw on the turn, he failed to hit on the river and departed with $162,575 in third place.
Not to be deterred by Gonzalez's earlier comeback, Deyra used his chip advantage well and ultimately became the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner courtesy of Gonzalez's brave all in on the river holding five-deuce of diamonds on an eight-four-four-king-three rainbow board. Deyra snap-called with pocket kings for the full house and the French rail exploded in cheers and applause.
Another event is in the books at the soon to finish 2019 WSOP, but remember to stay tuned to PokerNews over the next four-days with plenty more action left to occur including the crowning of the 2019 Main Event Champion on Tuesday, July 16.
Hand #207: Ivan Deyra called and David Gonzalez checked. The flop was and both checked. The turn was the and Gonzalez led out with a bet of 200,000. Deyra called and the completed the board.
Gonzalez pushed all in on the river holding nothing but for an airball, and Deyra snap-called with to secure the victory.
Gonzalez was eliminated in second place and had to settle for $234,882 while Deyra wins the WSOP gold bracelet and $380,090.
Hand #206: David Gonzalez folded on the button and Ivan Deyra received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #201: Ivan Deyra called for 100,000, and David Gonzalez called. The flop fell , and both players checked. The appeared, and they checked again before checking for the third time on the river. Gonzalez showed , and Deyra showed for the chopped pot.
Hand #202: Gonzalez called for 100,000 and Deyra moved all in which took down the pot.
Hand #203: Deyra moved all in for 11,300,000 and Gonzalez folded after 30 seconds of thought.
Hand #204: Gonzalez moved all in for 1,700,000 and won the pot.
Hand #205: Deyra called for 100,000, and Gonzalez checked. The flop fell , and the action went check-check. The hit the turn, and Gonzalez check-folded to a 350,000 bet from Deyra.
Hand #196: David Gonzalez called from the button and Ivan Deyra raised to 550,000. Gonzalez put all of his chips worth 2,150,000 in the middle and Deyra quickly folded.
Hand #197: Deyra went all in from the button for 2,700,000 and Gonzalez gave up and folded.
Hand #198: Gonzalez moved all in from the button for 2,500,000 in total and Deyra folded.
Hand #199: Deyra called from the button and Gonzalez checked. The flop fell and Gonzalez checked to Deyra who took it with a bet of 200,000.
Hand #200: Gonzalez folded on the button.
Hand #191: Ivan Deyra called for 100,000, and David Gonzalez checked his option. The flop fell , and Gonzalez check-called a 200,000 bet. The hit the turn, and Gonzalez check-folded to a 725,000 bet from Deyra.
Hand #192: Gonzalez called for 100,000, and Deyra checked. The flop fell , and both players checked before the hit the turn. Deyra checked, Gonzalez bet 300,000, and the Frenchman called. The peeled off on the river and Deyra checked before Gonzalez bet a pot-sized 1,200,000. Deyra thought for nearly three minutes and then folded.
Hand #193: Deyra raised to 450,000 and won the pot.
Hand #194: Gonzalez raised to 600,000 and Deyra called. The flop fell , and Deyra checked. Gonzalez checked behind, and the appeared on the turn. Deyra bet 875,000 and Gonzalez folded 30 seconds later.
Hand #195: Deyra raised to 450,000 and Gonzalez called. The flop fell , and Gonzalez check-called a 200,000 bet. The hit the turn, and the action went check-check. The appeared on the river, and Gonzalez bet 600.000, which Deyra called.
Gonzalez instantly mucked, and Deyra picked up the pot.
Hand #186: David Gonzalez raised to 500,000 in the first hand of the heads-up match and Ivan Deyra called the raise from the big blind.
The flop fell and both checked. The turn was the and Deyra checked again. Gonzalez checked behind again and the completed the board on the river.
Deyra bet and Gonzalez won with a bet of 450,000.
Hand #187: Deyra limped and Gonzalez checked his option. Both saw the flop appear on the board. Gonzalez check-called a bet of 200,000 from Deyra to see the on the turn and Gonzalez checked again.
Deyra fired a bet of 600,000 this time and Gonzalez folded.
Hand #188: Gonzalez folded the small blind.
Hand #189: Deyra limped from the small blind and Gonzalez raised to 600,000 which made Deyra fold.
Hand #190: Gonzalez called from the button and Deyra checked. The flop was and both players checked again. The turn was added to the board and both checked one more time. The completed the full five-card board.
Deyra check-called a bet of 200,000 on the river.
The result of the hand wasn't clear.
Hand #185: Ivan Deyra moved all in for 6,000,000 from the button, and Guillaume Nolet called from the big blind after a minutes thought.
Nolet saw Deyra held the higher pocket pair and the flop brought Nolet no joy. The seven of hearts on the turn increased Nolet's outs with an up-and-down straight draw, but Deyra improved to a full house on the river to eliminate Nolet in third place for $162,575.
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