An exciting final table saw David Peters win World Series of Poker Online Event #25 ($7,777 NLHE Lucky 7’s) and the $283,939 top prize after a decorated group of players produced a fast-paced finish. With four of the final eight already bracelet winners, the victory gave Peters his third WSOP bracelet as one of poker’s quiet greats further established his stellar reputation.
Peters led the field into the final table and was the only player to have more than one million chips at that time, and it was another big name who busted first. Jason Koon was eliminated when his all-in from the small blind with was met by a call from Galen Hall with . The flop of didn’t help Koon at all, and nor did the turn or river, meaning the highly-decorated player again missed out on a WSOP bracelet that continues to elude him.
That early bust-out strengthened Hall’s chances after the former bracelet winner entered the final table in second place. However, over the next half-dozen hands, Hall’s stack dwindled, chipping up Ryan Laplante in the process as he overtook Peters at the top of the leaderboard. Hall busted in seventh place after shoving pre-flop for less than ten big blinds with from the cutoff. He was called by Laplante, who held and after the board, Hall was on the rail after winning $33,529.
Christopher Staats went out in sixth place for $44,779 after another big pre-flop confrontation. His all-in move from hijack with was called by ‘CherryHillPd’ who held . The flop of kept Staats needing help but he got none at all on the turn and river, which at the time gave his opponent in the hand the chip lead.
‘CherryHillPd’ won another hand at the expense of a player’s tournament life to trim the challengers again soon after Staats’ demise. Joseph Demestrio was the victim and after moving all in with from under the gun, he would have to win a flip as ‘CherryHillPd’ called from the big blind with . The flop of immediately put Demestrio in massive trouble, and both the turn and river couldn’t save him as he crashed out in fifth place for $60,486.
It was one of the highest standards for the final four players seen so far this WSOP Online, and another superstar of the game departed next. Brandon Adams was short-stacked and moved all in from the button with , only to run into a monster. Peters called from the big blind with and a flop of kept him ahead despite pairing Adams’ deuce. The turn of paired the board, but Adams needed an ace and an ace only to survive and the river ended his hopes of a second WSOP bracelet.
With three players left, stacks were remarkably close and it looked there might be a protracted dogfight for the title. That didn’t transpire exactly, as Laplante dropped out of the reckoning in dramatic fashion. First, Laplante lost most of his stack to Peters after his pocket kings lost to the eventual champion’s gutshot on the river in a previous hand.
Shortly afterwards, Laplante was out in third place for $120,638. Laplante moved all in on the button with and was called by ‘CherryHillPd’ with . The flop kept Laplante behind, but the turn gave him hope of a miracle on the river. Sadly for Laplante, no deuce or ace saved him, as the ended his chances of winning more WSOP jewellery.
Peters went into heads up action behind with 1.5 million chips against ‘CherryHillPd’, who held the chip lead with 2.1 million, but that situation didn’t last long. With an average stack of 53 big blinds, Peters managed to turn around the chip lead very quickly, and having established a lead, Peters held ‘CherryHillPd’ at arm’s length for dozens of hands as the heads-up battle became a war of attrition.
That war became an easier one to win as Peters took control over the final few hands, whittling his opponent down to under ten big blinds. When ‘CherryHillPd’ moved all-in pre-flop with , Peters called with and the flop of kept that the case. The turn of and river gave Peters his third WSOP bracelet and earned him $283,939, with ‘CherryHillPd’ winning $175,443 for coming second.
There were 113 players who rebought a total of 38 times in the $7,777-entry Lucky 7’s WSOP Online event, with plenty of big names making the 36 places that finished in the money. Felix Vandeput sneaked into the cash spots, finishing 33rd for $7,797, while Jeremy Ausmus (26th for $8,911), Thomas Boivin (21st for $8,911), Christopher Basile (15th for $12,587) and Ankush Mandavia (10th for $15,483) all missing out on the final table but posting a profit.
In the end, Peters became a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, defeating a final table featuring Koon, Hall, Adams, and Laplante along the way. Winning the Lucky 7’s WSOP Online event for $283,939, Peters sealed his second WSOP bracelet proving he had the skills to negotiate the bulky highest buy-in of the 2021 WSOP Online event.
WSOP Online Series $7,777 Lucky Hearts Final Table Results:
- David ‘dpeters17’ Peters – $283,939
- ‘CherryHillPd’ – $175,443
- Ryan ‘protential’ Laplante – $120,638
- Brandon ‘DrOctagon’ Adams – $84,547
- Joseph ‘GLOOTIE’ Demestrio – $60,486
- Christopher ‘Pay_Son’ Staats – $44,779
- Galen ‘turkmalloy’ Hall – $33,529
- Jason ‘EddieVedder’ Koon – $25,063