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Tuesday, July 28, 2020 to Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Event #28: Omaha 8 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $498,750
  • Entries: 525
  • Remaining: 1


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:06 AM Local Time
William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine Wins Event #28: $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max ($110,673)

William Romaine

On Tuesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #28: $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max attracted 425 players who rebought 100 times. The 525-entry field resulted in a $498,750 prize pool, and after 12 hours of play, it was Connecticut's William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine coming out on top for $110,672.62 and his first gold bracelet

It was a bit of redemption for Romaine, who earlier in the series finished runner-up to Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech in Event #13: $1,500 High Roller Freezeout, which was good for $110,979. Romaine went on to notch four smaller cashes before getting his hands on a gold bracelet here two weeks later.

It wasn't the first time Romaine hit it big on; in fact, his lone gold ring came back in March 2019 when he won the WSOP Circuit $525 Main Event for $92,400. In the live realm, Romaine has $234,614 in tournament earnings including a career-best $142,215 for finishing 61st in last year's WSOP Main Event.

2020 WSOP Online Event #28 Final Table Results

1William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine$110,673
2Mark "victb" Ioli$68,478
3Vasu "kheescoopy" Amarapu$45,287
4Stephen "Chippingggup" Tyson$30,474
5Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks$21,047
6Gabriel "NJ_FittyFish" Ramos$14,813

After two-time bracelet winner Anthony "heheh" Zinno bubbled in 81st place, the march to the final table began in earnest. Among those to fall short but earn a payday were Brian "tsarrast" Rast (69th - $1,596), Eric "circleball" Baldwin (59th - $1,695.75), Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen (38th - $2,144.62), Erica "huckcheevers" Lindgren (30th - $2,992.50), Ryan "protential" Laplante (22nd - $3,690.75), ESPN commentator Norman "normanchad" Chad (13th - $4,638.37), three-time bracelet winner Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva (9th - $7,880.25), and final table bubble boy Ralph "sosana" Perry (7th - $10,673.25).

Vasu "kheescoopy" Amarapu began the final table as the big stack but with the blinds up there the chips were flying. Gabriel "NJ_FittyFish" Ramos was the first to go after calling off a short stack with queen-ten-ten-nine and failing to get there against the ace-king-king-three of Romaine.

Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks got his stack all in preflop against two players, which was whittled down to one on the run. Stephen "Chippingggup" Tyson had the nut low and a medium pair while Sparks had bottom pair. The latter failed to improve on the river and exited in fifth place.

During four-handed play, Tyson got it in on the turn with the high while Romaine had the low. The latter rivered a straight to scoop, and just like that Tyson was gone in fourth place.

Amarapu, who had qualified via a $100 satellite, got his stack in with both low and high draws against Romaine's top pair, which ultimately held when a king completed the board on the river. That allowed Romaine to take 4.7 million into heads-up play against the 3.1 of Mark "victb" Ioli.

It didn't take long for Romaine to whittle down his opponent, eventually leaving Ioli with crumbs after betting him off on the river. It was all over the very next hand.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:57 AM Local Time
Mark "victb" Ioli Eliminated in 2nd Place ($68,478.37)

Mark Ioli

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine raised the button and Mark "victb" Ioli called to see a     flop. Ioli checked, Romaine bet, and Ioli check-raised. Romaine called and the   appeared on the turn. Ioli bet and then called when Romaine raised. On the   river, Ioli, who had 430,150 left, checked it over to Romaine, who bet. Ioli thought for a bit and folded.

In the very next hand, Ioli raised the button and Romaine called to see the     flop. Romaine bet and Iola called off his remaining 110,150.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     
Mark "victb" Ioli:     

Romaine was ahead with a pair of aces and that's what won him the pot after the   appeared on the turn followed by the   on the river.

Event 28 Final Hand
Event 28 Final Hand
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine7,875,0003,230,150
Mark "victb" Ioli0-3,230,150
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:50 AM Local Time
Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($45,286.50)

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine raised to 320,000 from the small blind and Vasu "kheescoopy" Amarapu defended their big blind to see a     flop.

Romaine continued for 160,000 and then called Amarapu's 320,000 raise bringing the   turn. Romaine led out for 320, 000 and Amarapu called off their 156,086 stack.

Vasu "kheescoopy" Amarapu:     
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     

Amarapu held outs going to the river but the   wasn't one of them and Amarapu turned their $100 satellite into a third place finish.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine4,644,8501,606,086
Mark "victb" Ioli3,230,1501,840,000
Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu0-1,187,665
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:39 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:39 AM Local Time
Stephen “Chippingggup” Tyson Eliminated in 4th Place ($30,473.62)

Stephen "Chippingggup" Tyson raised the button and William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine defended the big blind to see a     flop.

Romaine checked, Tyson bet, and Romaine check-raised. Tyson called and the   appeared on the turn.

Romaine bet and then called when Tyson raised all in for 438,688.

Stephen "Chippingggup" Tyson:     
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     

Tyson had the overpair of kings, while Romaine had a low. That low turned into a high as well when the   spiked on the river to give Romaine a straight for the scoop.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine3,038,764258,688
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:37 AM Local Time
"kheescoopy" Scores a Double

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine raised to 240,000 from the small blind and then called "kheescoopy's" 360,000 three-bet to see a     flop.

Romaine led out for 120,000 and "kheescoopy" called bringing the   turn. Romaine fired out 240,000 and then called "kheescoop's" 393,043 all in raise.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     

The   river secured "kheescoopy" double with the straight as there was no lo hand.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine2,780,076596,957
Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu1,746,086-271,957
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:17 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:14 AM Local Time
Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks Eliminated in 5th Place ($21,047.25)

Kyle Sparks

Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks raised to 200,000 under the gun, Stephen "Chippingggup" Tyson three-bet to 300,000 the next seat overmand Vasu "kheescoopy" Amarapu called from the big blind.

Action was back on Sparks who jammed for 382,417 and both opponents called to see a     flop appear.

Amarapu check-called Tyson's 100,000 bet bringing the   turn. Amarapu checked their option once again only to fold after Tyson fired out 200,000.

Stephen "Chippingggup" Tyson:     
Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks:     

Sparks was behind holding some outs, but unfortunately, the   river wasn't one of them ending his tournament in fifth place.

Sparks Drops in 5th Place
Sparks Drops in 5th Place
Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu2,018,043-707,492
Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks0-507,417
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:56 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts at the Break
Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu2,725,535-168,649
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine2,183,11968,256
Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks507,417-134,557
Mark "victb" Ioli375,075-121,600
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:51 AM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 0
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:41 AM Local Time
Gabriel “NJ_FittyFish” Ramos Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,812.87)

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine raised yo 160,000 under the gun and action folded around to Gabriel "NJ_FittyFish" Ramos, who called off their 90,449 stack from the big blind.

Gabriel "NJ_FittyFish" Ramos:     
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     

With neither player holding a lo hand the       runout gave Romaine a set of kings ending Ramos' tournament in sixth place.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine2,114,863360,349
Gabriel “NJ_FittyFish” Ramos0-753,799
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:37 AM Local Time
WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:33 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:26 AM Local Time
Final Table Draw and Counts
Event 28 Final Table
Event 28 Final Table
Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu2,894,184271,184
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine1,754,514-60,000
Gabriel “NJ_FittyFish” Ramos753,799-310,000
Kyle "Ksparks740" Sparks641,974-107,031
Mark "victb" Ioli496,675-970,000
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:24 AM Local Time
Ralph "sosana" Perry Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,673.25)

Ralph Perry

Ralph "sosana" Perry raised from the small blind and "kheescoopy" called from the big blind to see a     flop. Perry bet, "kheescoopy" called, and the   appeared on the turn.

Perry had less than a bet left and put it in, which "kheescoopy" called.

Ralph "sosana" Perry:     

Perry had two pair but "kheescoopy" had flopped a Broadway straight. The   river was no help to Perry and he bubbled the final table.

Ralph "sosana" Perry00
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:20 AM Local Time
"DoubleWiener" Eliminated in 8th Place ($10,673.25)

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine raised to 120,000 on the button and then called "DoubleWiener's" 180,000 three-bet from the small blind to see a     flop.

"DoubleWiener" continued for 60,000 and Romaine called bringing the   turn.

"DoubleWiener" led out for 120,000 and then called Romaine's 240,000 raise to see the   complete the board on the river.

"DoubleWiener" jammed for their last 98,124 and Romaine snapped them off.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     

"DoubleWiener's" pocket kings were no good after Romaine turned a set of sevens and they were out-kicked for the lo hand ending their tournament in eighth place.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine1,814,5141,026,562
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:15 AM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:15 AM Local Time
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,880.25)

Upeshka De Silva

"kheescoopy" raised under the gun and Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva three-bet from the small blind. "kheescoopy" called and then called a bet on the     flop.

On the   turn, De Silva bet, "kheescoopy" raised, and De Silva moved in for 290,707 total. "kheescoopy" called and the hands were revealed.

Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva:     

"kheescoopy" was ahead with trip sevens and the better low, and he improved to quads on the   to eliminate the three-time bracelet winner.

Vasu “kheescoopy” Amarapu2,623,0001,490,370
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva0-1,180,707
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:06 AM Local Time
"lox10" Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,880.25)

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine opened for 100,000 from the cutoff, "DoubleWiener" called from the button and "lox10" three-bet jammed for 133,776 from the small blind.

Action was on "NJ_FittyFish" who four-bet to 183,776 from the big blind and both opponent's called to the     flop appear.

Action was checked to Romaine who fired out 50,000 and both opponent's called bringing the   turn.

"NJ_FittyFish" check-called "Romaine's 100,000 bet while "DoubleWiener" called off their 59,341 stack.

The   river was checked around and the four players tabled their hands.

William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine:     

"lox10" missed everything and was eliminated in 10th place.

Gabriel “NJ_FittyFish” Ramos1,063,799560,412
William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine787,952194,455
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:54 AM Local Time
"JohnCheever" Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,985)

After Mark "victb" Ioli raised under the gun, the short-stacked "JohnCheever" re-raised all in for 115,207 from the small blind. Ioli called and the hands were turned up.

Mark "victb" Ioli:     

The     flop gave Ioli the nut straight, while the   turn left "JohnCheever" looking to fill up on the river to survive. That didn't happen though as the   peeled off and Ioli scored the knockout.

Mark "victb" Ioli1,466,675566,675