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On Sunday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em attracted 1,624 players who rebought 803 times. The 2,427-entry field resulted in a $1,092,150 prize pool and after 12.5 hours of play, it was Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo walking away with a $159,563 top prize and his first gold bracelet.
Depaulo, who was literally playing from inside his car in a New Jersey Whole Foods parking lot, is a popular online poker personality, a self-described “degenerate gambler” who makes “+EV Vlogs about my -EV poker play.” It was a bit of redemption for him as last summer he finished third in the 2019 WSOP Event #61: $400 Colossus for $208,643, which comprises the vast majority of his $225,644 in live tournament earnings.
Depaulo won in impressive fashion entering the final table with the chip lead and eliminating all but two competitors. It wasn’t easy though as Depaulo had to overcome Jack “EarlGrey” Salter in heads-up play. The Brit, who has $8 million in lifetime earnings, was seeking his first bracelet as well, but despite claiming the chip lead at one point, Depaulo ultimately regained it and closed it out.
2020 WSOP Online Event #12 Final Table Results
|1||Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo||$159,563|
|2||Jack “EarlGrey” Salter||$98,621|
|3||Sean “FilthyDiaper” Ruane||$72,410|
|4||Hayden “Luckbox89” Fortini||$53,625|
|5||Jessica “Jessyboo” Lanto||$40,082|
|6||Terry “mrterry007” Fleischer||$30,143|
|7||Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr||$22,826|
|8||Dominic “rgdoc” Ricciardi||$17,474|
|9||Erick “Givmeaction” But||$13,543|
After “pill_ivey” bubbled in 372nd place, the in-the-money eliminations mounted. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were James “meatsweats” Carroll (221st - $982.93), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (205th - $1,092.15), Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee (144th - $1,310.58), Max “MaxSparrow” Pescatori (108th - $1,419.79), Katie “kateline” Lindsay (57th - $2,402.73), Nick “duckflush” Pupillo (19th - $5,242.32), James “mig.com” Mackey (15th - $8,300.34), and final table bubble boy Spencer “PrideEgoBalz” Christenson (10th - $10,593.85).
Depaulo began the final table as chip leader while Erick “Givmeaction” But was the short stack. Not surprisingly, But was the first to go after his ace-queen suited failed to win a race against the pocket sixes of Sean “FilthyDiaper” Ruane.
Not long after, Dominic “rgdoc” Ricciardi ran ace-seven into Depaulo’s ace-queen to fall in eighth place, and then Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr bowed out in seventh when his ace-nine failed to overcome Depaulo’s pocket kings. Shorr, on many people's shortlist as one of the best players without a bracelet, scored his 96th career WSOP cash and is closing in on 2.5M in lifetime WSOP winnings.
Depaulo then scored two quick eliminations – Terry “mrterry007” Fleischer and Jessica “Jessyboo” Lanto – to take a commanding chip lead into four-handed play; in fact, he had nearly 5:1 over his next closest competitor and approximately two-thirds of the chips in play.
Depaulo soon got lucky with ace-eight to dispatch Hayden “Luckbox89” Fortini, who saw his ace-king go down in flames when an eight hit the flop. At that point, Salter won a flip with pocket fours against the ace-queen of Ruane, who exited in third place. That gave Salter ammunition, roughly 21 million in chips, to go into heads-up play against Depaulo, who had 28 million.
The two battled hard, but before too long Salter claimed the lead and began to apply pressure. It looked as if the Brit was going to win the title, but then Depaulo got lucky to double back into the lead. Soon after, Salter got it in with ace-jack and failed to get there against Depaulo’s pocket queens.
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A few hands after doubling up with against Depaulo's , Jack "EarlGrey" Salter raised to 1,600,000 from the button, and Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo three-bet jammed in the big blind. Salter called off his last 17,000,000 and the cards were tabled.
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter:
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo:
Depaulo looked primed to avenge his third-place performance at 2019's WSOP Event #61:$400 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em, and the flop and turn meant Salter had to hit an ace to continue their heads-up match.
The hit the river instead, and Salter settled for second-place after a deep run, while Ryan Depaulo earned his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter limped the button and then called when Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo moved all in for 17.2 million.
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo:
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter:
The board ran out and Depaulo shipped a big double.
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo raised to 1,200,000 from the button, and Jack "EarlGrey" Salter called in the big blind.
Salter check-called a bet of 1,912,500 from Depaulo on a flop, and both players checked the turn.
The fell on the river, and Salter bet 4,200,000. Depaulo tanked for a bit before calling, only to muck after Salter tabled for a ten-high straight.
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter jammed for 10,650,683 in the small blind, and Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane called off his last 9,889,406 in the big blind.
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane:
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter:
Salter's pair of fours held on the flop and the turn, leaving Ruane looking for an ace or queen to survive. The fell on the river, leaving Ruane out in third.
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo begins heads-up play with a slight edge in chips over Salter.
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter limped in from the button, and Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo checked his option in the big blind.
Action checked to the river on a board, and Depaulo bet 500,000. Salter raised to 2,000,000, and Depaulo three-bet shoved. Salter decided not to commit his last 11,954,849, and folded.
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo raised to 1,000,000 from the button, and Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane called in the big blind.
Both players checked the flop, and the fell on the turn. Ruane bet 1,452,500 and Depaulo called.
Ruane checked the river to Depaulo, who jammed to put Ruane at risk for his last 4,282,828. Ruane called with for top pair, and bested Depaulo, who held for ace-high.