US Poker Open
Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,507,840
Players 496

Level Info

Level 36
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 16,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 496
Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
Day 1 completed

2015 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen Captures 3rd Bracelet w/ Event #14: $3,200 High Roller Win ($352,985)

Chad_Holloway • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante
Joe McKeehen winning bracelet No. 2
Joe McKeehen winning bracelet No. 2

On Tuesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller attracted 368 players who rebought 128 times. The 496-entry field generated a $1,507,840 prize pool, and after 14 hours of play, it was 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen coming out on top to win a $352,985.34 first-place prize and his third career gold bracelet.

Five years ago, McKeehen etched his name in poker history by topping a field of 6,420 players to win the Main Event for $7,683,346. Two years later, he showed just why he’s one of the best in the world by taking down the 2017 WSOP Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $311,817. Now he’s a three-time bracelet winner joining players like David “Chip” Reese, Dewey Tomko, and Lyle Berman – all Poker Hall of Famers.

McKeehen played a patient game at the final table, carefully biding his time and picking his spots. In fact, he didn’t notch a final table elimination until the last one.

2020 WSOP Online Event #14 Final Table Results

1Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen$352,985
2Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro$219,089
3Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili$148,975
4Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang$103,136
5Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris$72,979
6Clayton “nevarlucky” Maguire$52,624
7Nathan “innate9” Russler$38,601
8David “newjerz05” Jackson$28,951

After Chris “camdi” Ferguson bubbled in 64th place, the in-the-money finishes included Maria “bluerat” Konnikova (56th - $6,031.36), Ryan “protential” Laplante (29th - $8,293.12), Loren “BabyJesus” Klein (18th - $11,459.58), Event #12 champ Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo (16th - $11,459.58), Minnesota Poker Hall of Famer Blake “CheeetahGirl” Bohn (15th - $14,022.91), and final table bubble boy Dave “Dunningkrugr” Alfa (9th - $22,316.03).

Clayton “nevarlucky” Maguire, who in 2016 won the second-ever WSOP online bracelet (Event #66: $1,000 Online NLH) for $210,279, began the final table as chip leader and the hope of becoming the first-ever two-time online bracelet winner.

David “newjerz05” Jackson was the first final table casualty after four-betting jamming king-queen suited only to run them into the pocket aces of Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris, who in turn busted Nathan “innate9” Russler in seventh place ace-queen against ace-five.

Unfortunately for Maguire, he saw his lead evaporate as the blinds went up. He would eventually try to steal from the small blind with jack-three suited but Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro defended with ace-seven, which held to dispatch the bracelet winner in sixth place.

Vlastaris was next to go after his jack-ten failed to overcome Funaro’s ace-three, and then Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang busted after defending the big blind, flopping middle pair, and running into the pocket tens of Funaro. A couple of hands later Funaro won a race with pocket sixes against Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili’s ace-nine. Israelashvili, who was at his second final table of the series, had to settle for third place and $148,975 in prize money.

The heads-up match was a battle of New Jersey players with Funaro holding 9.1 million to McKeehen’s 3.2 million. The former Main Event champ used his experience to seize the chip lead and close the deal when Funaro three-bet jammed with seven-six suited and McKeehen called with ace-nine. Funaro failed to catch and had to settle for second place and $219,089 in prize money.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #15: $1,000 PLO 8-Max High Roller – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Wednesday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro Eliminated in 2nd Place ($219,089.15)

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante
Frank Funaro
Frank Funaro

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen opened for 320,000 before calling Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro's 2,759,541 three-bet jam.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen: {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

Funaro was behind holding two live cards and he didn't connect with the {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop but it did give him four more outs to the gutshot.

The {4-Clubs} paired the board on the turn and Funaro needed to connect with the river but didn't as it came the {q-Clubs} ending his tournament in second place.

Funaro Falls in 2nd Place
Funaro Falls in 2nd Place
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen 12,400,000 3,445,316
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro us Busted

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Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili Eliminated in 3rd Place ($148,974.59)

AnthonyThompson • Level 35: 60,000-120,000, 12,000 ante
Roland Israelashvili
Roland Israelashvili

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen folded his button and Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili raised all in for 2,090,325 from the small blind.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro called from the big blind and the two players tabled their hands.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili: {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Israelashvili was racing for his tournament life but couldn't connect with the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades} runout ending his night in third place.

Israelashvili Loses Race
Israelashvili Loses Race
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro us 9,153,383 664,904
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen 3,246,617 1,077,421
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili Busted

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Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang Eliminated in 4th Place ($103,136.25)

Chad_Holloway • Level 35: 60,000-120,000, 12,000 ante

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro raised the cutoff tp 240,000 and Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang defended the big blind to see a {3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop. Huang checked, Funaro bet 120,000, and Huang check-rased all in for 744,094, which Funaro called.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang: {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Huang had flopped a pair of fours but it was no good as Funaro had pocket tens. Neither the {9-Hearts} turn nor {q-Clubs} river helped Huang and they were bounced in fourth place.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro us 8,488,479 1,236,094
Jaydestar17 Busted

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Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris Eliminated in 5th Place ($72,979.45)

AnthonyThompson • Level 35: 60,000-120,000, 12,000 ante

Action on the table folded around to Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro who raised all in for 5,443,009 from the small blind and Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris called for less holding 1,7449,376 from the big blind.

Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris: {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {a-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Vlastaris held live cards but couldn't connect with the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} runout ending their tournament in fifth place.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro us 7,252,385 1,893,376
SoccerDJ Busted

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Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire Eliminated in 6th Place ($52,623.61)

Chad_Holloway • Level 34: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Clayton Maguire
Clayton Maguire

Action folded around to Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire, who you might recall won the second-ever bracelet event held on back in 2016, and he moved all in for 1,266,984 from the small blind. Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro was in the big blind and opted to call.

Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire: {j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Maguire needed some help but failed to get it as the board ran out {8-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts} to give Funaro a winning pair of sevens.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro us 4,113,009 1,780,759
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire US Busted

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Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire Gets Lucky Here

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Clayton Maguire
Clayton Maguire

Action on the table folded around to Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire who raised all in for 808,492 on the button and Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris called from the big blind.

Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire: {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Vlastaris had Maguire dominated and nothing changed after the {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Hearts} flop.

The {4-Diamonds} turn however, paired Maguire's four and the {9-Spades} river secured his double-up.

Maguire Gets Lucky
Maguire Gets Lucky
SoccerDJ 2,568,423 -838,492
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire US 1,726,984 418,492

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