Exactly six months ago, Ryan Quail picked up his first career live cash when he finished 30th in the WPTDeepStacks Pittsburgh Main Event for almost double his buy-in back in what was his first-ever live score.
This weekend Quail returned to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and won this version of the WPTDeepStacks Pittsburgh Main Event for $80,001. Quail started Monday’s final table as the chip leader and then eliminated his final five opponents on his way to the win.
Matthew Radcliffe was on the short side of the chip counts at the start of the final table and was the first one eliminated. After a flop of and 300,000 in the pot, Radcliffe got the last of his stack in the middle holding against William Reilly‘s . Neither the turn or river were any help and Radcliffe was eliminated in ninth.
Jaynesh Patel was one of four players who started the day with more than a million chips, but the opening hour of play didn’t go his way. Patel got his last 800,000 in the middle with after the flop only to have Reilly call with for a flopped set. The board ran out to officially send Patel home in eighth place.
Another flopped set lead to the next elimination. With a board of , Mark Milburn shoved for 200,000 and Ryan Ashman called. Milbrun turned over but Ashman showed . The turn and were no help for Milburn and he was out in seventh.
The most high-profile player at the final table became Quail’s first victim of the night. Jared Jaffee, a WPT Champions Club member, was all in for 930,000 preflop with against Quail’s . The runout improved Jaffee’s hand but not enough to survive the hand and he was eliminated in sixth place.
Quail continued to apply pressure on his way to picking up another elimination. After a flop of , Jamie Rotellini moved all in for 545,000 from the small blind and Quail called from the big blind. Rotellini showed while Quail turned over [7s. The turn and river made Rotellini’s fifth place elimination official.
Not longer after Rotellini left, Quail sent another player home. With the board showing , Stan Lee moved all in from the button and Quail called from the big blind. Quail was ahead with against Lee’s club flush draw with . The turn was a complete blank and the river gave Quail an unneeded full house to send Lee to the rail in fourth.
Quail’s run to the title claimed yet another victim before heads-up play got underway. Ryan Ashman moved all in for 1,800,000 on a board and Quail called. Ashman held top pair with but was dominated by Quail’s . The river completed the board sent Ashman out in third and Quail began heads-up play with 80% of the chips in play.
Despite the overwhelming lead, Quail wasn’t able to shake Reilly quickly. Reilly continued to pick up doubles up to stay alive, but after 3.5 hours of play, Quail finally found a way to finish things off. Quail checked his option after Reilly completed the small blind. The flop came and both players checked. The turn was the and Reilly checked. Quail bet 300,000 and then called Reilly’s all-in check-raise. Reilly turned over for two pair but Quail showed for a turned straight. The river gave Quail an even better straight and eliminated Reilly in second place.
The $1,100 buy-in event drew 386 entries – up from the 316 that played in April – to create a total prize pool of $374,420. The event wrapped up as many poker players in the state are anticipating the launch of the first regulated PA online poker site in the coming weeks.
Final Table Payouts
- Ryan Quail – $80,001
- William Reilly – $53,919
- Ryan Ashman – $34,665
- Stan Lee – $22,917
- Jamie Rotellini – $17,642
- Jared Jaffee – $14,615
- Mark Milburn – $12,238
- Jaynesh Patel – $9,961
- Matthew Radcliffe – $7,700