Day 3 completed
|Blinds||250,000 / 500,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
It was a long steady climb for Leo Soma to take home his first WSOP bracelet in Event #14: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em.
The event started with 2,393 entrants, but by the end of Day 3, Soma was the only one left standing taking home $456,889 for his efforts and of course a WSOP gold bracelet.
Just 16 players remained at the start of Day 3, with Soma starting in the middle of the pack. However, he quickly soared to the chip lead before the first break and never relinquished it. Throughout the day he was able to enjoy the unwavering support of a few fans, dressed in matching shirts with Soma's face printed on them.
Any time Soma scooped a pot, they made themselves heard, with chants, singing, and banging. Thomas Schultz finished in second place, taking home $282,358 for his efforts — a new career best cash for him.
Event #14: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|2||Thomas Schultz||United States||$282,358|
|4||Daniel Wellborn||United States||$148,171|
|5||Derek Sudell||United States||$109,083|
|7||Joe Cada||United States||$61,098|
Final Day Recap
Sixteen players started the final day, with five eliminated before the first break in an action-packed start. Maximiliano Gallardo flopped a straight flush while former bracelet winner Anson Tsang and Mustapha Kanit were sent to the rail.
A double elimination where both Ronit Chamani and Javier Garcirreynaldos hit the rail saw Soma's chip count continue to climb, overtaking start-of-day chip leader Daniel Wellborn.
The 2009 Main Event winner and four-time bracelet holder Joe Cada made it to the unofficial final table before he was knocked out in seventh place by Soma for $61,098.
Soma was in control, also sending Ivan Zhechev to the rail, before Gallardo attempted to close the gap with the elimination of Derek Sudell in fifth place.
Wellborn had held on to an above-average stack for most of the tournament and managed to make a deep run, but Soma was unrelenting and sent him to the rail as well. He took home $148,171 for his fourth-place finish.
In total, Soma was responsible for all but one of the eliminations at the final table, and although Schultz would double three-handed, Soma sent both him and Gallardo to the rail in quick succession to secure victory in front of a raucous partisan crowd.
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Leo Soma led into Schultz for 1,000,000 preflop. Thomas Schultz made the call.
"Wanted to see a flop, they all looked bored," Schultz remarked as he made the call, gesturing towards the rail.
The flop came . Soma fired for another 1,300,000. Schultz made the call.
The turn earned an all in shove from Schultz. Soma made the call quickly.
The river finished out the board, ensuring that Soma's flopped two pair held, sending Schultz to the rail in 2nd place for a cash of $282,358.
With action on Leo Soma in the small blind, he raised to 1,500,000 and got called by Maximiliano in the big blind. The flop came down and both players checked.
On the turn there was an , Soma bet 2,000,000 and Gallardo called.
A came down on the river and Soma moved all in. Maximiliano went into the tank for about five minutes before finally deciding to call. Cards went up and Soma showed for a straight to the ten and Maximiliano had , for a pair of sixes which sent him to the rails.
Leo Soma was the first to act. He moved all in. He received a call from Thomas Schultz, who had 4,250,000 behind.
"You're gonna win," Schultz told Soma matter of factly. The two fist bumped as they had previously when Schultz had gone all in against Soma.
A familiar chant of "King! King! King!" came from the rail as Soma's supports continued to make themselves heard. This time, their request was fulfilled, on the flop, giving Soma a pair and putting him out in front. The turn left Schultz one card away from elimination.
The arrived on the river, giving Schultz a pair of aces, and saving his tournament life, doubling up in the process.
"Told you this was fun" Schultz quipped after a moment, once the excitement and noise from the rail had quieted.
Action folded around to current chip leader Leo Soma who moved all in. The lone person left to act was Daniel Wellborn, who started the day with the chip lead. Wellborn made the quick call.
Wellborn was ahead for now, but that would not last long, as the flop gave Soma a pair and removed any chance of a flush for Wellborn. Soma's fan club erupted upon seeing the . Wellborn failed to hit on any outs as the board finished . Chants of "ALLEZ OLUX" and singing began pouring in from the rail as the board completed and Soma sent yet another opponent to the rail.
Daniel Wellborn was eliminated in 4th place. He will take home a cash of $148,171.
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Maximiliano Gallardo went all in on the button for slightly under 3,000,000 against Thomas Schultz. Schultz moved all in and the rest of the players folded.
The board ran out to give Gallardo a pair of tens to Schultz's ace-high, winning the hand and doubling up his stack.