Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed

Event Info

Prize Pool $449,820
Players 833

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 833
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
Day 1 completed

Nathan "surfbum" Gamble Captures 2nd WSOP Bracelet; Wins Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Max ($89,424)

Chad_Holloway • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 0 ante
Nathan Gamble
Nathan Gamble

On Monday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #6: $600 PLO8 Six-Max attracted 833 entries, which resulted in a $449,820 prize pool. It marked the first non-hold’em event on the 2020 WSOP schedule, and after more than 12 hours of play it was Nathan "surfbum" Gamble coming out on top to win an $89,424.21 top prize and his second career bracelet.

Gamble, an army veteran (active duty 2013-16) who hails from North Richland Hills, Texas, won his first gold bracelet back in 2017 when he topped an 830-entry field to win the WSOP Event #46: $1,500 PLO8 for $223,339. It’s a game in which he has plenty of experience.

"I started playing [poker] when I was 13, so poker has always been a big part of me," he said in 2017 after his first WSOP win. "I think it's just about maintaining a balanced life. I got engaged recently and been living in Hawaii and it's just having the ability to realize that poker isn't everything. It's the people around you. It's about everywhere you end up in life that you are able to make a difference at. So, hopefully I can make a difference after this."

Gamble gave his first bracelet to his father, who always supported his poker endeavors. Only time will tell where the second one will go.

2020 WSOP Event #6 Final Table Results

1Nathan "surfbum" Gamble$89,424
2Shane “danish01” Daniels$55,283
3John “rainman3817” Esposito$38,685
4Tom “hansdigalo” Schwartz$27,484
5Timothy “SSJTimmy” Batow$19,792
6Simon “bagelbites” Lam$14,484

After “nyr9414” exited as the bubble bout in 127th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a steady pace and included David “Twizzlers” Prociak (122nd - $899.64), Jared “darrensrabbi” Jaffee (96th - $944.62), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (59th - $1,304.47), Andrew “randylerch2” Kelsall (43rd - $1,754.29), Chance “BingShui” Kornuth (39th - $1,754.29), Mike “The Mouth” Matusow (37th - $1,754.29), Ali “sasukeuchiha” Imsirovic (26th - $2,518.99), Max “MaxSparrow” Pescatori (10th - $4,813.07), Jeremy “Chipchecka” Ausmus (8th - $9,096.76), and Ryan “Flipflip” Lenaghan (7th - $10,750.69).

Simon “bagelbites” Lam, who has cashed in five of six events thus far in the series, was the first final table casualty after getting it in with kings down on a queen-high flop only to have “danish01” turn the winner when an ace spiked, giving him both a pair of aces for the high and a low.

Timothy “SSJTimmy” Batow was the next to go in a three-way pot where he ended up with two pair only to see Tom “hansdigalo” Schwartz roller over trip eights, and then Schwartz wound up followed him out the door in fourth place getting it in on a high flop with aces only to see Gamble roll over two pair, which held on the turn and river.

After John “rainman3817” Esposito bowed out in third place – the result of getting it in on the turn with a straight only to see Gamble table a flush – the heads-up match was set with Gamble holding an 8:1 Chip lead over Shane “danish01” Daniels.

Despite the disparity it proved to be a back-and-forth affair with Daniels even taking over the chip lead at one point. However, Gamble battled back and managed to seal the deal in a big all-in preflop hand. Daniels had gotten it in with kings and queens while Gamble had both high and low options. Gamble would up making a seven-high straight and that was good enough to earn him his second WSOP bracelet.

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Shane "danish01" Daniels Eliminated in 2nd Place ($55,282.21)

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 100,000-200,000, 0 ante

Shane "danish01" Daniels opened for 600,000, Nathan "surfbum" Gamble three-bet to 1,800,000 and then called Daniels 3,368,864 four-bet jam.

Shane "danish01" Daniels: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Nathan "surfbum" Gamble: {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}

Daniels was ahead but the {j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop gave them a sweat as Gambled added a gutshot.

The {5-Diamonds} turn paired Gamble but it was the {4-Diamonds} river that sealed the deal as it completed his staright and elimainted Daniels in second place.

Nathan "surfbum" Gamble 12,495,000 4,368,864
danish01 Busted

Tags: Shane Daniels


John "rainman3817" Esposito Eliminated in 3rd Place ($38,684.52)

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

John "rainman3817" Esposito raised to 320,000 under the gun and Nathan "surfbum" Gamble called to see a {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop. Gamble opted to lead out for 720,000, Esposito called, and the {9-Diamonds} appeared on the turn.

Gamble bet 1.52 million and Esposito called off for 1,257,760.

Nathan "surfbum" Gamble: {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
John "rainman3817" Esposito: {9-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Esposito had a straight but he was drawing dead to Gamble's flush. The meaningless {3-Diamonds} was run out on the river and Gamble took a 10.1 million to 1.5 million chip lead into heads-up play against "danish01."

Nathan "surfbum" Gamble 10,100,000 1,967,192
danish01 1,500,000 -724,432
rainman3817 Busted

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Tom "hansdigalo" Schwartz Eliminated in 4th Place ($27,484)

AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

Nathan "surfbum" Gamble opened for 320,000 and then called Tom "hansdigalo" Schwartz's 1,120,000 three-bet from the small blind.

Once the {10-Spades}{k-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop appeared, Schwartz moved all in for 1,799,668 and Gamble snap-called.

Tom "hansdigalo" Schwartz: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Nathan "surfbum" Gamble: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}

Gamble was ahead after he flopped top two-pair and nothing changed after the {5-Spades} turn and the {7-Diamonds} river completed the board, ending Schwartz's tournament in fourth place.

Nathan "surfbum" Gamble 8,132,808 3,479,668
hansdigalo Busted

Tags: Tom Schwartz

Updated Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
Nathan "surfbum" Gamble 4,653,140 -80,000
hansdigalo 3,239,668 1,739,792
rainman3817 2,377,760
danish01 2,224,432 -1,499,834

Timothy "SSJTimmy" Batow Eliminated in 5th Place ($19,792.20)

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante

John "rainman3817" Esposito opened for 350,000 on the button and Tom "hansdigalo" Schwartz called from the small blind as did Timothy "SSJTimmy" Batow from the big blind.

The flop came {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, Schwartz lead out for 120,000, Batow got their remaining 43,644 in the middle, and Esposito called as well.

The board paired with the {8-Diamonds} on the turn, Schwartz fired out 771,822, and Esposito called.

Both players checked the {9-Clubs} river and everyone tabled their hands.

Timothy "SSJTimmy" Batow: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Tom "hansdigalo" Schwartz: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Spades}
John "rainman3817" Esposito: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}

Schwartz held the best hand with trip eights and Batow took their exit in fifth place.

hansdigalo 4,663,714 3,471,864
rainman3817 1,273,880 -3,781,172
SSJTimmy Busted

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