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Sunday, July 12, 2020 to Sunday, July 12, 2020 Event #12: The BIG 500 No Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $159,563
  • Entries: 1,624
  • Remaining: 1


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Monday, July 13, 2020 3:45 AM Local Time
Poker Vlogger Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo Wins 2020 Online WSOP Big 500 ($159,563)

Ryan Depaulo

On Sunday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em attracted 1,624 players who rebought 803 times. The 2,427-entry field resulted in a $1,092,150 prize pool and after 12.5 hours of play, it was Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo walking away with a $159,563 top prize and his first gold bracelet.

Depaulo, who was literally playing from inside his car in a New Jersey Whole Foods parking lot, is a popular online poker personality, a self-described "degenerate gambler" who makes "+EV Vlogs about my -EV poker play." It was a bit of redemption for him as last summer he finished third in the 2019 WSOP Event #61: $400 Colossus for $208,643, which comprises the vast majority of his $225,644 in live tournament earnings.

Depaulo won in impressive fashion entering the final table with the chip lead and eliminating all but two competitors. It wasn't easy though as Depaulo had to overcome Jack "EarlGrey" Salter in heads-up play. The Brit, who has $8 million in lifetime earnings, was seeking his first bracelet as well, but despite claiming the chip lead at one point, Depaulo ultimately regained it and closed it out.

2020 WSOP Online Event #12 Final Table Results

1Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo$159,563
2Jack "EarlGrey" Salter$98,621
3Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane$72,410
4Hayden "Luckbox89" Fortini$53,625
5Jessica "Jessyboo" Lanto$40,082
6Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer$30,143
7Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr$22,826
8Dominic "rgdoc" Ricciardi$17,474
9Erick "Givmeaction" But$13,543

After "pill_ivey" bubbled in 372nd place, the in-the-money eliminations mounted. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were James "meatsweats" Carroll (221st - $982.93), Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (205th - $1,092.15), Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (144th - $1,310.58), Max "MaxSparrow" Pescatori (108th - $1,419.79), Katie "kateline" Lindsay (57th - $2,402.73), Nick "duckflush" Pupillo (19th - $5,242.32), James "" Mackey (15th - $8,300.34), and final table bubble boy Spencer "PrideEgoBalz" Christenson (10th - $10,593.85).

Depaulo began the final table as chip leader while Erick "Givmeaction" But was the short stack. Not surprisingly, But was the first to go after his ace-queen suited failed to win a race against the pocket sixes of Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane.

Not long after, Dominic "rgdoc" Ricciardi ran ace-seven into Depaulo's ace-queen to fall in eighth place, and then Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr bowed out in seventh when his ace-nine failed to overcome Depaulo's pocket kings. Shorr, on many people's shortlist as one of the best players without a bracelet, scored his 96th career WSOP cash and is closing in on 2.5M in lifetime WSOP winnings.

Depaulo then scored two quick eliminations – Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer and Jessica "Jessyboo" Lanto – to take a commanding chip lead into four-handed play; in fact, he had nearly 5:1 over his next closest competitor and approximately two-thirds of the chips in play.

Depaulo soon got lucky with ace-eight to dispatch Hayden "Luckbox89" Fortini, who saw his ace-king go down in flames when an eight hit the flop. At that point, Salter won a flip with pocket fours against the ace-queen of Ruane, who exited in third place. That gave Salter ammunition, roughly 21 million in chips, to go into heads-up play against Depaulo, who had 28 million.

The two battled hard, but before too long Salter claimed the lead and began to apply pressure. It looked as if the Brit was going to win the title, but then Depaulo got lucky to double back into the lead. Soon after, Salter got it in with ace-jack and failed to get there against Depaulo's pocket queens.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Monday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Monday, July 13, 2020 3:43 AM Local Time
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter Eliminated in 2nd Place ($98,621.14)

Jack Salter

A few hands after doubling up with    against Depaulo's   , Jack "EarlGrey" Salter raised to 1,600,000 from the button, and Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo three-bet jammed in the big blind. Salter called off his last 17,000,000 and the cards were tabled.

Jack "EarlGrey" Salter:   
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo:   

Depaulo looked primed to avenge his third-place performance at 2019's WSOP Event #61:$400 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em, and the     flop and   turn meant Salter had to hit an ace to continue their heads-up match.

The   hit the river instead, and Salter settled for second-place after a deep run, while Ryan Depaulo earned his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo48,540,00013,743,408
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter0-13,743,400
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:37 AM Local Time
Depaulo Doubles Back Into the Lead

Jack "EarlGrey" Salter limped the button and then called when Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo moved all in for 17.2 million.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo:   
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter:   

The board ran out       and Depaulo shipped a big double.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo34,796,59220,798,296
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter13,743,400-20,798,304
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:33 AM Local Time
Level 47 started
Level: 47
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 100,000
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:33 AM Local Time
Salter Opens Up a Big Lead on Depaulo

Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo raised to 1,200,000 from the button, and Jack "EarlGrey" Salter called in the big blind.

Salter check-called a bet of 1,912,500 from Depaulo on a     flop, and both players checked the   turn.

The   fell on the river, and Salter bet 4,200,000. Depaulo tanked for a bit before calling, only to muck after Salter tabled    for a ten-high straight.

Jack "EarlGrey" Salter34,541,70413,776,615
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo13,998,296-13,776,615
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:26 AM Local Time
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane Eliminated in 3rd Place ($72,409.54)

Jack "EarlGrey" Salter jammed for 10,650,683 in the small blind, and Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane called off his last 9,889,406 in the big blind.

Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane:   
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter:   

Salter's pair of fours held on the     flop and the   turn, leaving Ruane looking for an ace or queen to survive. The   fell on the river, leaving Ruane out in third.

Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo begins heads-up play with a slight edge in chips over Salter.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo27,774,911916,666
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter20,765,0898,810,240
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane0-9,726,906
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:18 AM Local Time
Level 46 started
Level: 46
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 75,000
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:18 AM Local Time
Depaulo Rips It On Salter

Jack "EarlGrey" Salter limped in from the button, and Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo checked his option in the big blind.

Action checked to the river on a       board, and Depaulo bet 500,000. Salter raised to 2,000,000, and Depaulo three-bet shoved. Salter decided not to commit his last 11,954,849, and folded.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo26,858,2453,250,000
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter11,954,849931,250
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane9,726,906-4,181,250
Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07 AM Local Time
Ruane Battles Back With a Double Through Depaulo

Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo raised to 1,000,000 from the button, and Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane called in the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Ruane bet 1,452,500 and Depaulo called.

Ruane checked the   river to Depaulo, who jammed to put Ruane at risk for his last 4,282,828. Ruane called with    for top pair, and bested Depaulo, who held    for ace-high.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo23,608,245-5,110,328
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane13,908,1566,172,828
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter11,023,599-1,062,500
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:58 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts at the Break
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo28,718,573-3,350,000
Jack "EarlGrey" Salter12,086,0995,860,000
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane7,735,328-137,564
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:57 AM Local Time
Level 45 started
Level: 45
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 62,500
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:56 AM Local Time
Hayden "Luckbox89" Fortini Eliminated in 4th Place ($53,624.56)

Hayden Fortini (left)

Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo open-shoved to put his opponents all in from under the gun, and Hayden "Luckbox89" Fortini called off his last 5,810,456 from the small blind.

Hayden "Luckbox89" Fortini:   
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depualo:   

Depaulo wouldn't be denied on a     flop, giving him a pair of eights and the lead. The   fell on the turn, opening up four more outs for Fortini, but Depaulo wouldn't be "mushed" on the   river, and Depaulo earned his fifth knockout of the final table.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo32,068,5731,768,573
Hayden "luckbox89" Fortini0-7,089,335
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:49 AM Local Time
Jessica “Jessyboo” Lanto Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,081.90)

Jessica "Jessyboo" Lanto moved all in for 2,651,775 from the cutoff and Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo called from the big blind.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo:   
Jessica "Jessyboo" Lanto":   

Lanto was ahead but Depaulo was running hot as evidenced by the     flop, which gave him top two pair. The   turn kept Lanto drawing live, but they missed when the   bricked the river.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo30,300,0002,800,000
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:46 AM Local Time
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,143.34)

Terry Fleischer

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo raised to 800,000 from under the gun and Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer defended the big blind to see a     flop. Fleischer checked and then called off for 3,485,993 after Depaulo jammed.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo:  
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer:   

Depaulo had just jack-ten high but it was ahead as Fleischer went with his open-ended straight draw. Unfortunately for Fleischer, neither the   turn nor   river helped him and he was out in sixth place.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo27,500,0005,556,987
Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer0-6,265,993
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:43 AM Local Time
Level 44 started
Level: 44
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:43 AM Local Time
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,825.93)

Shannon Shorr

Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr raised to 3,000,000 from the button, and Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo three-bet shoved in the small blind. Jack "EarlGrey" Salter folded in the big blind, and Shorr called off his last 1,152,010.

Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr:   
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo:   

Depaulo wouldn't be denied, as the     flop gave him top set and a commanding lead. The   turn and   river brought no miracles for Shorr, and Depaulo knocked out the dangerous Shorr in seventh.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo21,943,0135,797,013
Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr0-5,121,760
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:41 AM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 160,000/320,000
Ante: 40,000
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:28 AM Local Time
Dominic "rgdoc" Ricciardi Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,474.40)

Dominic Ricciardi

Dominic "rgdoc" Ricciardi moved all in for 2,205,425 from the button and chip leader Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo called from the big blind.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo:   
Dominic "rgdoc" Ricciardi:   

Ricciardi was in a bad spot and it got worse when the     flop gave Depaulo two pair. The   turn kept Ricciardi drawing live to another seven, but it wasn't in the cards as the   bricked on the river.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo16,146,0005,915,422
Dominic "rgdoc" Ricciardi0-3,255,425
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:24 AM Local Time
Erick “Givmeaction” But Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,542.66)

Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane jammed for 3,983,214 from under the gun, and Erick "Givmeaction" But called off their last 3,154,678 next to act.

Erick "Givmeaction" But:   
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane:   

Ruane hit a set on the     flop to leave But on thin ice. The   turn and   river didn't bring But a straight, and he exited the final table in ninth.

Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane7,872,8922,794,678
Monday, July 13, 2020 2:16 AM Local Time
Ruane Jams on Depaulo

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo raised to 560,000 from the hijack, and Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane called in the big blind.

Ruane checked the     flop to Depaulo, who bet 560,000. Ruane check-raised all in for 2,943,214 and Depaulo quickly folded.

Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo10,230,578-2,005,000
Sean "FilthyDiaper" Ruane5,078,2142,884,107