Pat Lyons has won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet while dunking digestives into is tea. Playing under the pseudonym “IchiiKawawa”, Lyons ran his samurai sword through a 1,382-entrant field comprising of 917 individuals who bought in 465 times in Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em.
Lyons first appeared in poker news headlines across the grain of sand that we hog in this world back in 2016. First, he won the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event at the Arizona State Poker Championships beating 1,510 entrants to win $241,700, before going on to top a field of 687-entrants in the $4,000 World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker Main Event in LA for a personal best score of $615,346.
$1.5m in live tournament earnings comprises of 11 tournament wins, including a World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) gold ring after beating 124-entrants in a $580 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event at The Bike in LA two-years ago.
With more than $2.8m in live tournament earnings, Jim Collopy headlined the final table. Collopy has been fortunate enough to be intoxicated by a WSOP final table on numerous occasions, including winning one during the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP-APAC) event in Australia back in 2013. Collopy also won $10k & $25k games in December and January and finished second to Erkut Yilmaz in the WPT Rolling. Thunder Main Event. Collopy’s adventure ended when Barry Wenger’s AK killed KJ when all-in with the inferior chip stack.
Other in-form players included Scott Hempel who finished sixth in the WPT LA Poker Classic Main Event in March. Julian Parmann finished runner-up to Terrel “Heezahustla” Cheatham in Event #16: $500 No Limit Hold’em Turbo, and in January Jonathan Dokler won a 77-entrant $5,100 No Limit Hold’em High Roller at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $100,829.
Here are the results in full.
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em
1,382 (917 unique, 465 re-entries)
- Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons – $173,551
- Chris “NJ_GLive” Ginley – $107,478
- Barry “MLB” Wenger – $76,327
- Jonathan “Art.Vandelay” Dokler – $54,948
- Jim “Bocaratone” Collopy – $40,147
- Vincent “veepoh” Pontrello – $29,602
- Scott “BudLightLime” Hempel – $22,250
- Julian “Julian” Parmann – $16,832
- Dave “DunningKrugr” Alfa – $12,963
The only high roller that went deeper than a crusty bread roll in leek and potato soup was Daniel Negreanu, finishing 123rd.