July 12, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Ivan Deyra wins the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em for his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $380,090.
Deyra beat out a field of 671 players to claim the title and the cash, bringing his total WSOP tournament winnings to $570,575.
The win puts Deyra over $1-million in tournament winnings. His first cash came in 2014, and he says that this moment has been a dream for him since he was a child.
“The main goal was to have a bracelet. When I was young I watched TV with stars in my eyes. To be here and to win it, it’s amazing. It’s like a real dream.”
This is the third bracelet this summer for a player from France. Deyra was in the rail for his friends and now that he was playing, he was happy to experience the other side of the rail.
“It was amazing. I was in the rail before for two or three final tables before. It was my dream to be here and hear my friends sing for me, it’s amazing. It’s a really good sensation.”
On the final hand, David Gonzalez shoved the river and Deyra had turned a set then rivered a full house. Gonzalez had only a busted straight draw for a complete bluff and the French rail erupted with cheers and songs for Deyra who just claimed the countries third bracelet of the summer.
“I felt he would go all in on the river so I was just waiting and cheering a little bit.”
Deyra hugged and high fived the rail and was draped in the French flag as he began taking several photos with his new trinket, the WSOP bracelet.
The final six players returned Friday at 1 p.m. to play down to a winner. The final table began Thursday with Diego Zeiter being eliminated on the second hand at the final table. He got all in against Ivan Deyra and was eliminated when both players failed to connect with the board, leaving Deyra holding the best hand. Zeiter won $25,278.
Nine hands later, it was Dennis Brand heading to the rail in eighth place. He took home $33,032 when he got his aces cracked by David Gonzalez. Gonzalez turned trips and had Brand drawing to the last ace in the deck. It didn’t come and Brand earned his fourth WSOP cash at his first final table appearance. His previous best finish was 14th in this year’s Seniors event.
Andras Nemeth was eliminated in seventh place and took home $43,925 after he lost a flip to Gonzalez. That put Gonzalez in the lead with six remaining. That was the final elimination of Thursday as the players bagged up to return and play out the final table on the live stream today.
David Weinstein was the short stack entering the day. He made it about two hours into the day before finally being eliminated in sixth place. He took home $59,421 for his finish.
Guillaume Nolet and Gonzalez were very close in chips at the top of the leaderboard with five remaining.
After a few hours of five-handed play, Patrick Leonard found himself holding the short stack and Ivan Deyra was in the lead. Five-handed play continued for another hour or so before David Dibernardi was eliminated in fifth place.
At this point, Deyra was even further ahead, holding a 5.5-million chip lead with four remaining. That was half the chips in play.
He gained even more chips, now over 9-million when he eliminated Patrick Leonard in fourth place. Leonard took home $114,347. This was Leonard’s 14th cash and second final table appearance. It was also his best-ever WSOP finish. His previous best was a ninth place finish in this summers $1,500 Omaha Eight or Better Hi-Lo.
Gonzalez doubled up a few times, leaving Nolet as the short stack. Nolet was eliminated in third place. He won $162,575 for his second-ever WSOP cash. He does have over $1-million in tournaments around the world, including a $300,000 score in Brazil earlier this year. This is his third-largest score.
Now Deyra entered heads up with a two-to-one chip lead against the start of day chip leader, Gonzalez.
Deyra eventually claimed the bracelet and the title when Gonzalez bluffed into Deyra’s full house. Deyra had kings and turned a set, then rivered a full house. He called and his rail cheered and sang as their countrymen collected another WSOP bracelet for France.
Final table payouts: (Click here for the complete list of results)
1) Ivan Deyra ($380,090)
2) David Gonzalez ($234,882)
3) Guillaume Nolet ($162,575)
4) Patrick Leonard ($114,347)
5) David Dibernardi ($81,749)
6) David Weinstein ($59,421)
7) Andras Nemeth ($43,925)
8) Dennis Brand ($33,032)
9) Diego Zeiter ($25,278)