WSOP: Thi Truong Wins $1,500 PLO, Denies Enrico Camosci Bracelet #2

Thi Truong earned her first career WSOP bracelet on Thursday by denying one of 2020's breakout stars a second one. (Bicycle Casino photo)

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 Js7c4d and Truong bet 720,000 and Toebbe called all in. Truong showed AsKsJh9c and Toebbe tabled KcQcTs4s. The Kh turn gave both players a second pair and the 6d 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 AcAs8c4h which was bad news for Winter who tabled KcKd7h5d. The board ran out Ts6d4cTd6h 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 8s5s4h and Truong checked. Crivello bet 2,528,000 and Truong raised to 4,697,645 and Crivello called all in. Truong showed 6c6d5c4s to give Truong bottom set which put him well ahead of Crivello’s KcKhQc3h. The Jh river gave Crivello some flush outs and the 8h 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 AhQsTh4s. Simao tabled AdAsJc5h. The Js6h3s flop gave Bowler a flush draw. The Tc turn gave Bowker a pair of tens and a straight draw to go with his flush draw. The 7d 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 TcTh9h8c while Camosci showed KdKh9d2h. The Ac9s5h flop changed nothing and neither did the Ah turn or 2d 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 KdJsTh7s and Simao flipped over AcQc6d5h. The 8h7d2h flop gave Truong a pair of sevens and Simao was unable to improve through the 6s turn and 3h 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 KhJhJs3s which put him behind Goya’s QhQs9d9s. The AhKcTh flop gave Truong a whole bunch of outs and the Qd turn was one of them to give her Broadway. Goya had full house outs and the case queen but the 5c 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 Td4c2h and Truong fired out a bet of 800,000 and Camosci raised to 3,600,000 and Truong called. The turn was the 8c and Truong bet 8,400,000 and Camosci called all in. Camosci tabled 9h6d5c3s for a wrap while Truong showed AcAd8s4s for a pair of aces. The 2c river was a brick to eliminate Camosci in second place and give Truong the WSOP bracelet.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Thi Truong – $215,938
  2. Enrico Camosci – $165,414
  3. Dante Goya – $120,041
  4. Joao Simao – $87,113
  5. Laurynas Levinskas – $63,218
  6. Kyle Bowker – $$45,877
  7. Frank Crivello – $33,293
  8. Sean Winter – $24,160
  9. Johannes Toebbe – $17,533