The World Series of Poker (WSOP) used to be known for its marathons, but, today, there are also sprints. Allan ‘Treeoflife’ Cheung is a bracelet winner after zipping speedboat-like through Event #22: $500 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack, signalling much chinking of fluted glasses.
The whole thing took a prematurely ejaculative seven hours from start to finish, netting Cheung $120,083 in his fourth in the money finish of the series. Myles “Shipthemoney’ Kotler finished second, as he did in Event #18: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack, four days prior. I wouldn’t like to be in earshot of Kotler for a few days.
The final table was devoid of bracelet winners but did include three gold ring winners. Brian Altman was the biggest draw. The man who won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Lucky Hearts Open, twice, earned his ring at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event in Montreal back in 2016. His third-place finish is the closest he has come to the sumptuousness of a gold bracelet. The other pair of gold ring winners were Daniel Buzgon and Robert Natividad.
We should also give a hat tip to Terrell ‘heezahustla’ Cheatham, who finished fifth. Cheatham shipped a Turbo bracelet earlier in the series.
Here are the final table results.
Event #22: $500 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack
1,579-entrants (1,082 unique, 497 re-entries)
- Allan ‘Treeoflife’ Cheung – $120,083
- Myles “Shipthemoney’ Kotler – $74,039
- Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman – $53,291
- Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon – $38,725
- Terrell ‘heezahustla’ Cheatham – $28,493
- Louie ‘ pongpong’ Valderrama – $21,174
- Derek ‘this1smyvice’ Salgals – $15,916
- Kara ‘theLMY90’ Denning – $12,079
- Robert ‘Nvrstsfied’ Natividad – $9,308
High Rollers who went deeper than an over-exuberant father buries his three-year-old daughter in the sand at the seaside were Daniel Negreanu (32nd) and Anthony Zinno (93rd).