Thi Truong worked her way through 972 players on Thursday in Event #74 ($1,500 Pot Limit Omaha) of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online, including a final table that included highly-ranked online poker players, an online poker site ambassador, and a player who has already captured a WSOP bracelet this year, to win her first career WSOP bracelet.
Truong, who started the final table with the biggest stack, decided to put that stack to work. Just six minutes after the final table began, Truong raised from the small blind to 360,000 and Johannes Toebbe called from the big. The flop came and Truong bet 720,000 and Toebbe called all in. Truong showed and Toebbe tabled . The turn gave both players a second pair and the river couldn’t save Toebbe from a second-best hand and ninth place finish.
It took 12 minutes for the next bustout and this time it was one of the most decorated players at the final table. Dante Goya raised to 324,000 from middle position before Sean Winter put in another raise to 1,032,000 from the big blind. Goya raised to 3,156,000 into the middle and Winter called. Goya showed which was bad news for Winter who tabled . The board ran out to eliminate Winter in eighth.
Truong was responsible for another elimination just five minutes later. Joao Simao raised to 264,000 from UTG and Laurynas Lavinskas and Truong both called. Frank Crivello raised to 1,000,000 from the big blind. Simao and Lavinskas both folded but Truong called from the small blind. The flop was and Truong checked. Crivello bet 2,528,000 and Truong raised to 4,697,645 and Crivello called all in. Truong showed to give Truong bottom set which put him well ahead of Crivello’s . The river gave Crivello some flush outs and the completed that draw but also made a full house for Truong to eliminate Crivello in seventh place.
Team partypoker Pro Joao Simao got into the elimination game just 20 minutes later. Simao called from the cutoff before Kyle Bowker raised to 560,000 from the small blind. Goya folded the big blind and Simao raised to 1,820,000. Bowker called off the last of his stack and tabled . Simao tabled . The flop gave Bowler a flush draw. The turn gave Bowker a pair of tens and a straight draw to go with his flush draw. The river was a brick for Bowker and he was eliminated in sixth.
Enrico Camosci already won one WSOP bracelet this summer and despite coming into the final table with the third-shortest stack the Italian had his eyes on a second one. Laurynas Levinskas raised to 490,000 and Camosci moved all from the small blind for 796,072. Levinskas called all in and turned over while Camosci showed . The flop changed nothing and neither did the turn or river and Levinskas was eliminated in fifth place.
Four-handed place lasted just over a half-hour before Truong ramped up her quest for the bracelet. Truong raised to 500,000 from the button before Simao re-raised to 1,700,000 from the small blind. Goya folded his big blind and Truong raised to 2,900,000 and Simao called all in. Truong showed and Simao flipped over . The flop gave Truong a pair of sevens and Simao was unable to improve through the turn and river and was finished in fourth.
Just 15 minutes, Truong sent the tournament to heads up. Truong raised to 440,000 from the button before Goya re-raised to 1,520,000. Truong put in a final raise to 2,600,000 and Goya called with his tournament life on the line. Truong showed which put him behind Goya’s . The flop gave Truong a whole bunch of outs and the turn was one of them to give her Broadway. Goya had full house outs and the case queen but the river was not one of them and he was out in third.
Truong was ahead 2-1 in chips heading into heads up lay and it took less than five minutes for her to end the tournament. Camosci limped before Truong raised to 600,000. Camosci called and the pair saw a flop of and Truong fired out a bet of 800,000 and Camosci raised to 3,600,000 and Truong called. The turn was the and Truong bet 8,400,000 and Camosci called all in. Camosci tabled for a wrap while Truong showed for a pair of aces. The river was a brick to eliminate Camosci in second place and give Truong the WSOP bracelet.
Final Table Payouts
- Thi Truong – $215,938
- Enrico Camosci – $165,414
- Dante Goya – $120,041
- Joao Simao – $87,113
- Laurynas Levinskas – $63,218
- Kyle Bowker – $$45,877
- Frank Crivello – $33,293
- Sean Winter – $24,160
- Johannes Toebbe – $17,533