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Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $600
Prize Pool $2,914,650
Players 5,720

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante 3,000,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 289

Highlights

Highlights

Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
Day 2 completed

Raj Vohra Finally Wins First WSOP Bracelet of Storied Career ($335,886)

blaisebourgeois • Level 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Raj Vohra
Raj Vohra

The World Series of Poker Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack was full of excitement and at the end of the day, there could only be one winner: Raj Vohra.

Vohra, a former pro tennis player turned seasoned poker pro from Lake Worth, Florida, navigated a huge field of 5,715 players to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas and the top prize of $335,886.

Vohra’s now earned over $1.7m in live earnings to go along with millions earned online.

His previous best finish at the World Series of Poker came back in 2008 when he finished fifth in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event.

Vohra did not have it easy as he came to the final table in eighth place but nobody could put out his fire. His rail, which included his wife, cheered him on with every winning hand, with Vohra clearly feeling the love.

Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Raj VohraUnited States$335,286
2Qing LiuUnited States$207,192
3Hung TranUnited States$154,831
4Nicole Limo GreeneUnited States$116,568
5Michael LinUnited States$88,417
6Junxiu ZhangUnited States$67,572
7Ralph MarquezCanada$52,035
8Stanislav SnitsarUnited States$40,378
9Renaud CelliniFrance$31,574
10Bohdan SlyvinskyiUnited States$24,883

Winner's Reaction

Raj Vohra
Raj Vohra and his wife

“It’s a dream come true. It’s the best moment of my life. I’ve waited for so many years, at least 15 years, for this moment, and it’s finally arrived. This is just a blessing, having all my friends and family here, my wife, it doesn’t get any better than this. This is it. But this is not the end, this is just the beginning. We got the first one, let’s see how many more we’re gonna get.”

Path to Bracelet

Interestingly, despite being a pro for nearly two decades, Vohra has largely stayed away from poker for the last three years, only occasionally playing a few tournaments both live and online while the coronavirus pandemic has raged on.

For Vohra, the $600 Deepstack is far below his usual buy-in and was supposed to only serve him as a warmup event to get used to being back in front of live opponents again. In fact, Vohra and his wife nearly canceled their trip to Las Vegas but decided amid all the existing health scares that were finally going to get out of the house and arrive on July 5th.

He opted to fire in the $600 Deepstack and after bagging for Day 2, he admitted that his mindset was going fully on the bracelet.

Following his victory, he discussed his thought process heading into the final table with a below-average chip stack.

“I just wanted to pick out my spots. That’s all. I just had to wait for the right moment and that happened with the nine-deuce. That was the big spot there.”

Vohra also discussed the magical moment when the ace hit on the turn to make him a 95% chance to win the tournament after getting all-in with ace-king against pocket eights.

“Oh my god, when he had eights and the board came nine-high, I thought there’s no way it’s happening this way. No way. It has to freakin come. I knew the ace was coming or the king was coming. I was 100% sure. It didn’t matter if it would’ve been the river, they’ve sucked out on me for the last 15 years of my life.”

When asked if would ever play any more $600 tournaments moving forward, everyone laughed and he answered: “Definitely. Text me the next one.”

Final Table Action

The first player out was short-stacked Bohdan Slyvinskyi ($24,883), who got his ace-two in good against Qing Liu, who called without looking with queen-jack. Unfortunately for Slyvinskyi, his adventure came to an end, and had to settle for tenth place when Liu spiked a queen on the river.

Renaud Cellini
Renaud Cellini Busted in ninth place

Not long after, Renaud Cellini ($31,574) ran his ace-seven offsuit into the pocket nines of Stanislav Snitsar. Though he picked up a straight draw on the turn, Cellini couldn’t catch up and he was eliminated in ninth place.

Out in eighth was the aforementioned Snitsar ($40,378), who ran into a huge cooler against Liu when he ran his black jacks into Liu’s black aces. Snitsar couldn’t improve and exited the stage with a cool 40 grand.

In seventh place was Ralph Marquez, ($52,035) who shoved from the small blind with ace-deuce and ran into Vohra’s pocket aces, giving the Canadian only a 6.5% chance to win. He wasn’t able to find a miracle and exited in seventh.

A few hands later, Junxiu Zhang exited in sixth ($67,572), having spun it up and successfully laddering a place after being down to one big blind. Zhang was eliminated by Liu as her queen-ten of diamonds was no match for Liu’s ace-jack suited.

Michael Lin would be eliminated by Hung Tran to earn fifth place ($88,417) as he shoved his flush draw with ace-seven suited into Tran’s top-bottom two pair. He couldn’t find a third spade and he would take home a juicy cash.

Nicole Limo Greene
Nicole Limo Greene walked away with a six-figure pay day

Nicole Limo Greene finished in fourth place ($116,568), when her ace-six cutoff shove was eventually called off by Vohra’s ace-eight in the big blind after a 90-second tank. The board bricked for Greene and she walked away with an incredible six-figure cash.

After doubling up through Liu and having the chip lead for most of the final table, it was Tran who finished in third place ($154,831) when he got all-in on the river with a straight while Liu had runner-runnered a flush of his own.

While he was the chip leader for most of the second half of Day 2, it would be fellow poker crusher Qing Liu to fall just short at the end. Having a nearly identical stack as Vohra, his pocket eights got all-in pre-flop against Vohra’s ace-king. Liu was two cards away from a nearly-insurmountable chip lead but Vohra spiked the ace on the turn to deny Liu his first-ever WSOP bracelet.

Qing Liu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($207,192)

• Level 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Qing Liu
Qing Liu

Raj Vohra opened his button to 7,000,000, and Qing Liu immediately raised to 25,000,000. Vohra snap re-raised all-in and Liu slammed his chips in the middle, the race was on.

Qing Liu: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Raj Vohra: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The flop of {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} was safe for Liu's pocket pair but the chanting from Vohra and his rail grew louder...

"Ace from space! Ace from space!"

And just like that the {a-Hearts} smacked down right there on the turn as team Vohra went ballistic.

The {5-Diamonds} bricked for Liu and he was eliminated in second after an extensive chip count as they were closely matched. He took home the runner-up prize of $207,192 for his stellar performance.

Vohra defeated an intense heads up opponent in Liu and won his first career WSOP bracelet and the grand prize of $335,286.

Raj Vohra US
Raj Vohra
US 171,600,000 77,200,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us Busted

Tags: Qing LiuRaj Vohra

Vohra Raises the Flop, Into the Lead

NicholasBaltz • Level 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Raj Vohra
Raj Vohra

Qing Liu raised to 6,000,000 and Raj Vohra called.

The flop was {7-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Liu led for 5,000,000. Vohra then stacked up a raise to 15,000,000.

Liu sat back in his chair in thought for a minute and then laid it down.

Raj Vohra US
Raj Vohra
US 94,400,000 21,400,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 76,600,000 -21,400,000

Tags: Qing LiuRaj Vohra

Level:
43
Blinds:
1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante:
3,000,000

Small Pots Going Back and Forth

NicholasBaltz • Level 42: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
Qing Liu
Qing Liu

Qing Liu raised to 5,000,000 and Raj Vohra called. The flop came down {9-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Spades} and Vohra check-folded to a bet of 4,000,000 from Liu.

On the next hand, Liu limped in, Vohra made it 6,000,000 more and Liu folded.

After that, Vohra raised to 6,000,000 and Liu came along to the {3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop. Vohra led for 5,000,000 and took it down.

Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 98,000,000 500,000
Raj Vohra US
Raj Vohra
US 73,000,000 -950,000

Tags: Qing LiuRaj Vohra

Heads Up Chip Counts

• Level 42: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 97,500,000 -5,500,000
Raj Vohra US
Raj Vohra
US 73,950,000 5,650,000

WSOP Bracelet On the Line

NicholasBaltz • Level 42: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
WSOP Bracelet
WSOP Bracelet

After a short break, both players are now seated and the WSOP gold bracelet is on the table.

Liu will take nearly a 2-1 chip lead into heads-up play.

Hung Tran Eliminated in 3rd Place ($154,831)

NicholasBaltz • Level 42: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
Hung Tran
Hung Tran

Hung Tran raised to 7,500,000 and Qing Liu came along to the {4-Spades}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop. Both players checked and the turn brought the {a-Spades}.

Tran cut out a bet of 19,500,000 and Liu quickly called.

The river brought the {j-Spades} and Tran announced a bet of 28,000,000 as he stood up and started cutting out piles of chips. Liu only thought for a few moments before shoving all in and Tran quickly called.

Liu tabled {5-Spades}{7-Spades} for the flush, while a shell-shocked Tran revealed his {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} for a straight. The stacks were counted and Tran was covered as he headed off into the night.

Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 103,000,000 45,000,000
Raj Vohra US
Raj Vohra
US 68,300,000 -1,200,000
Hung Tran us
Hung Tran
us Busted

Tags: Hung TranQing Liu

Liu Fighting Back, Takes Big Pot from Chip Leader Vohra

blaisebourgeois • Level 42: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
Qing Liu
Qing Liu

Qing Liu raised to 5,000,000 from the small blind and Raj Vohra called.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Liu bet 4,000,000. Vohra returned with a raise of 11,000,000, which Liu snap-raised all-in.

Vohra instantly folded, and Liu took down a huge pot.

Raj Vohra US
Raj Vohra
US 69,500,000 -2,900,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 58,000,000 22,000,000

Tags: Qing LiuRaj Vohra