Early Monday morning Ryan Depaulo put on a dominating performance at the final table to win Event #12 ($500 NLHE The Big 500) of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online to score his first career bracelet and a $159,563 payday.
And he did it all from the comfort of the front seat of his car.
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Depaulo started the final table with the chip lead and eliminated six of his final eight opponents to earn the victory but he didn’t have a hand in the first bustout of the final table. Sean ‘FilthyDiaper’ Ruane moved all in from UTG for 3,983,214 with and ‘Givemaction‘ called all in with . The flop gave Ruane middle set and left ‘Givemeaction’ drawing to a runner-runner runout to save them from elimination. The turn was no help and ‘Givemaction’ was officially eliminated in ninth after the river.
Give minutes later, Depaulo got his first victim of the night. Action folded to Dominic ‘rgdoc’ Ricciardi on the button and he moved all in for 2,205,425 with before Depaulo called from the big blind with . The flop cemented Depaulo’s lead. The turn gave Ricciardi life but the river could not save him and Ricciardi was out in eighth.
Seven-handed play continued for 15 more minutes before Depaulo took out another player. From the button, Shannon ‘Aulophobia’ Shorr raised to 3,000,000 with and Depaulo moved all-in from the small blind for 17,191,003 with and Shorr called. Depaulo took further control of the hand after the flop. Neither the turn nor river was any help for Shorr and he was eliminated in seventh place.
Less than five minutes later, Depaulo did it again. From UTG, Depaul raised to 800,000 and Terry ‘mrterry007’ Fleischer called from the big blind. The flop came and Fleischer checked. Depaulo moved all-in for 21,863,013 and Fleischer called all in. Fleischer showed for an open-ended straight draw while Depaulo tabled for jack-high. The turn was the and the river completed the board to miss Fleischer’s draw and send him to the rail as the sixth place finisher.
A few minutes later, ‘Jessyboo‘ became the fourth consecutive player to fall to Depaulo. ‘Jessyboo’ moved all in for 2,651,775 with and Depaulo called from the big blind with . The flop was a great one for Depaulo as he moved ahead with two pair. The turn gave ‘Jessyboo’ straight outs but the river was no good and ‘Jessyboo’was done in fifth.
It took all of six minutes for Depaulo to use his monstrous stack to bust another player. From UTG, Depaulo moved all in for 25,658,117 with and Hayden ‘Luckbox89’ Fortini called from the small blind with . The runout gave Depaulo a pair of eights to eliminate Fortini in fourth place and give Depaulo 66% of the chips in play.
The final three players battled for a half-hour before getting to heads up play but it wasn’t Depaulo doing the heavy lifting.
Depaulo folded his button and Jack ‘earlgrey’ Salter moved all in for 10,650,683 with and Ruane called all in with . The board ran out  to miss all of Ruane’s outs and eliminate him in third place.
Depaulo started heads up play with 56% of the chips in play but traded the chip lead back and forth multiple times before finally putting Salter to rest. Salter opened to 1,600,000 from the button with and Depaulo responded by moving all in for 28,953,118 with . Salter called and then failed to connect with the flop. The turn and river completed the board and eliminated Salter in second place giving Depaulo the title.
Final Table Payouts
- Ryan ‘joeyisamush’ Depaulo – $159,563
- Jack ‘EarlGrey’ Salter – $98,621
- Sean ‘FilthyDiaper’ Ruane – $72,410
- Hayden ‘luckbox89’ Fortini – $53,625
- Jessyboo – $40,082
- Terry ‘mrterry007’ Fleischer – $30,143
- Shannon ‘aulophobia’ Shorr – $22,826
- Dominic ‘rgdoc’ Ricciardi – $17,474
- Givemaction – $13,543
Faces in the Crowd
Daniel Negreanu worked his way into the money for the fifth time this year, eventually finishing in 205th for $1,092.15. He was the most notable name to cash on Sunday but certainly not the only familiar face. He was joined by James ‘mig.com’ Mackey (15th – $8,300.34), Kami ‘Loco4coco’ Hudson (45th – $3,385.66), Katie Lindsay (57th – $2,402.73), Ari ‘philivey’ Engel (94th – $1,529.01), Max ‘MaxSparrow’ Pescatori (108th – $1,419.79), and Kevin MacPhee (144th – $1,310.58).