Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:24 PM Local Time
Tamas Lendvai Wins Event #57: $600 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold'em ($299,464)
It was a comeback for the ages for Hungary's Tamas Lendvai, who came out victorious in Event #57: $600 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas, topping the field of 4,913 players, who generated a prize pool of $2,505,630.
Lendvai will take home a cash of $299,464 and the first WSOP bracelet of his career for his efforts. He defeated German Frank Reichel in heads-up play to capture the hardware.
Event #57: $1,000 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|3||Jon Van Fleet||United States||$138,149|
|4||Alex Jim||United States||$103,994|
|5||Daniel Marcus||United States||$78,793|
|6||Abdullah Alshanti||United States||$60,196|
|9||John Ypma||United States||$28,129|
Lendvai entered Day 4 as the smallest stack on the table, at 7,800,000, less than eight big blinds. He managed to run his stack up and capture the title in just two hours, with the final hand being dealt just before the players would have otherwise gone on their first break of the day. He did so thanks to his aggressive play, frequently applying pressure by moving all in, slowly building his stack when most of his jams received no callers, and by having the goods when he did get a caller.
After the final card hit the felt and Lendvai had locked up the championship, he was overcome with emotion. After yelling and celebrating briefly with his rail, he collapsed to the ground with his face in his hands before pumping his fists in the air in pure bliss.
His supporters quickly climbed over the rail to celebrate with him.
After the excitement calmed down a bit, he told PokerNews about what this win meant to him, in a teary eyed, emotional interview.
"Since I've been playing poker I've been dreaming about this moment so what can I say… It means the world. It means everything and more for me and for my family." He went on to give more context behind why his reaction was as emotional as it was, "I did this for my dad, who's battling cancer now. Dad, let's do it."
Lendvai, who has been playing competitively for well over a decade, with cashes dating back to 2007, finally broke through to capture his first career bracelet, doing so for his family. Some of whom were on the rail supporting him throughout, including his wife, his son, and several close friends.
Other notable deep runs included online player Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (Third - $138,149), four time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (14th - $14,119), and 2019 Main Event finalist Nick Marchington (15th - $14,119).
Final Table Action
Day 2 chip leader John Ypma was the first to fall from the proper final table, finishing in 9th place. Ypma had the second biggest stack when the field reached ten remaining players, but he lost a chunk after his queens were busted by Reichel's trip jacks. He later doubled up Tsuf Saltsberg after losing a flip, which left him with a half of a big blind. He'd be eliminated once he got into the big blind, as his ten-deuce was no good.
Israeli Tamir Saidman was the next to fall, after running his jacks into Abdullah Alshanti's ace king. Alshanti paired his king on the turn, and Saidman was eliminated.
When action resumed on Day 4, it was Saidman's fellow Israeli Saltsberg who was the first knockout of the day. After doubling up Daniel Marcus and Reichel, who busted Saltsberg's aces by flopping trip tens, his stack was down to just over a single big, and Lendvai knocked him out a few hands later with a flush.
Lendvai picked up his second knockout of the day when Alshanti ran his queens into Lendvai's aces, knocking out Alshanti in 6th place. Lendvai then eliminated Marcus in fifth place by winning a flip with pocket fives, putting him in the chip lead, which he never relinquished.
Alex Jim, who entered the day as the big stack, was the next to leave the table for a fourth place finish, after Van Fleet flopped top pair against him and he was unable to improve.
The stage seemed set for Van Fleet and Lendvai to duke it out in heads-up play, as the two were both over 60,000,000, while Reichel had only around 20,000,000. That was until Van Fleet jammed with ace-ten in the small blind, while Lendvai woke up with pocket aces in the big blind. His aces held, and Van Fleet was eliminated in third place.
Later, Lendvai would go on to attribute some of his success to Van Fleet, telling PokerNews, "I know it's only 140 bigs in play, so I can put pressure even with 10 big blinds. Ape [Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet], who was on the final table, he was the only one who knew what I was doing, I learned from his videos so shout out to him too."
Heads-up play lasted only around 20 minutes. Reichel did manage to score a double up early, but Lendvai took down the championship when he flopped top pair and improved to trips on the river to beat Reichel's king high.
"I'm the short stack most of the time," Lendvai told PokerNews with a laugh. "So I know what to do with the short stack. Obviously it's a dream come true."
Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:18 PM Local Time
Frank Reichel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($185,027)
Tamas Lendvai open shoved as the small blind, and got called by Frank Reichel.
Lendvai went to his rail, who had been supportive and vocal all day long, to watch the runout. The flop put him ahead and on the precipice of the win. The turn changed nothing, and the river improved him to trips, more than enough to best Reichel's king high. Frank Reichel was eliminated in second place, for a cash of $185,027, the biggest of his career.
|Tamas Lendvai||147,390,000||12,390,000 |
|Frank Reichel||0||-17,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:49 PM Local Time
Jon Van Fleet Eliminated in 3rd Place ($138,149)
Action started when Jon Van Fleet opened to 4,000,000 from the small blind and Tamas Lendvai three-bet to 12,000,000 from the big blind. Van Fleet four-bet shoved for roughly 38,000,000 and Lendvai snap-called.
Jon Van Fleet:
Van Fleet was shocked to see the aces of Lendvai and the board ran out , eliminating Van Fleet in 3rd place.
|Tamas Lendvai||135,000,000||49,000,000 |
|Jon Van Fleet||0||-47,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:41 PM Local Time
Lendvai Hits River in Big Stack Battle
Jon Van Fleet opened to 2,500,000 from the button. Tamas Lendvai, in the small blind, reraised to 9,600,000, which Van Fleet called.
On the flop, Lendvai continued for 7,500,000. Van Fleet called.
The pair checked through the turn and river. Lendvai turned over for a pair of jacks, while Van Fleet showed . Lendvai scooped the pot, increasing his chip lead.
|Tamas Lendvai||86,000,000||17,000,000 |
|Jon Van Fleet||47,000,000||-13,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:35 PM Local Time
Alex Jim Eliminated in 4th Place ($103,994)
Alex Jim opened the action by moving all in from under the gun for 11,400,000. It folded to Jon Van Fleet in the big blind who made the call.
Jon Van Fleet:
The board ran out , securing the knockout for Van Fleet and eliminated Jim in 4th place for a six-figure score.
|Jon Van Fleet||60,000,000||20,000,000 |
|Alex Jim||0||-36,300,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:29 PM Local Time
Daniel Marcus Eliminated in 5th Place ($78,793)
Tamas Lendvai opened from the hijack for 2,500,000. Daniel Marcus moved all in from the button for 14,900,00. The blinds got out of the way before Lendvai made the call.
Marcus was behind, but had outs with his over cards. The flop and turn gave him a straight draw, but the was a brick, and Lendvai's pocket fives were still best. Lendvai scooped the pot, not before celebrating, and Marcus headed to the payout desk after shaking his competitors' hands, where he'll take home a payday of $78,793, the biggest live cash of his career.
Lendvai, who started the day as the shortstack with less than eight big blinds, has dominated the final table thus far, soaring into a commanding chip lead.
|Tamas Lendvai||69,000,000||16,000,000 |
|Daniel Marcus||0||-18,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:23 PM Local Time
Van Fleet Puts The Pressure On
Jon Van Fleet opened to 2,500,000 from under the gun and only Daniel Marcus made the call in the big blind.
The flop came and Marcus checked. Van Fleet continued for 2,200,000 which was called.
On the turn Marcus checked again and Van Fleet sized up to 5,000,000 which got the job done when Marcus folded.
|Jon Van Fleet||40,000,000||1,000,000 |
|Daniel Marcus||18,000,000||-6,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:18 PM Local Time
Van Fleet's Boat Fills up
Frank Reichel opened to 2,600,000 from the button. Jon Van Fleet, in the big blind, made the call, and the two went heads-up to the flop.
They both checked on the flop. On the turn, Van Fleet fired 3,000,000, and Reichel called quickly.
On the river, Van Fleet fired for 8,400,000. Reichel counted out calling chips quickly, but took a couple of extra minutes to push them into the middle.
Van Fleet turned over , good for a full house. Reichel, upon seeing this, pushed his cards towards the muck. This sent the pot to Van Fleet, and sent his rail into celebration. Van Fleet's rail came well prepared, with several bunches of bananas, paying homage to Van Fleet's online username, apestyles. They've been offering the bananas to other rail members and players alike. Van Fleet sits with several on the table in front of him.
|Jon Van Fleet||39,000,000||3,000,000 |
|Frank Reichel||17,000,000||-11,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:03 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:01 PM Local Time
Abdullah Alshanti Eliminated in 6th Place ($60,196)
Abdullah Alshanti open-shoved from under the gun for his last 10,900,000. It folded to Tamas Lendvai in the small blind who made the call.
The board ran out and the bullets of Lendvai held up, eliminating Alshanti in 6th place.
|Tamas Lendvai||53,000,000||28,600,000 |
|Abdullah Alshanti||0||-13,500,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:47 PM Local Time
Lendvai Finds a Caller
Tamas Lendvai had already moved all in at least four times prior to this hand, but had yet to get a call on any of his shoves, raising and pumping his fist in triumph after getting no action and scooping the pot of blinds and antes each time.
After Jon Van Fleet opened from the cutoff for 2,000,000, Lendvai jammed for 11,200,000 in the small blind. Action folded back around to Van Fleet, who made the call.
Jon Van Fleet:
Lendvai was ahead, and the runout changed neither player's hand. Lendvai scooped the pot and doubled his stack.
|Tamas Lendvai||24,400,000||13,900,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:42 PM Local Time
Van Fleet's Bluff Gets Through
Abdullah Alshanti opened to 2,000,000 from the cutoff, getting calls from Daniel Marcus on the button and Jon Van Fleet in the big blind.
The flop was checked through, before Alshanti fired 1,800,000 on the turn. Marcus folded and Van Fleet began counting chips. After carefully removing and adding chips to get his raise size just right, he pushed 7,300,000 into the middle. Alshanti thought for a bit, before making the laydown. Van Fleet sat there with a huge grin on his face as he stacked his chips back up.
"That was a bluff," Alshanti said to him, seemingly half asking and half stating for a known fact.
"Yeah it was," Van Fleet responded, sending himself and the table into uproarious laughter.
|Jon Van Fleet||36,000,000||3,200,000 |
|Daniel Marcus||24,000,000||-700,000 |
|Abdullah Alshanti||13,500,000||-6,300,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:37 PM Local Time
Tsuf Saltsberg Eliminated in 7th Place ($46,347)
After posting the big blind and ante, Tsuf Saltsberg was left with just a single 100,000 chip.
Tamas Lendvai limped from the hijack, and Daniel Marcus limped from the small blind.
The flop was checked through before Lendvai fired for 2,000,000 on the turn. Marcus folded and Saltsberg tossed in his remaining chip.
Lendvai had Saltsberg dominated with his straight, but Saltsberg could still survive with a nine on the river for a chop pot. Instead, the river improved Lendvai to a flush, and awarded him the pot. Saltsberg was eliminated in 7th place for a cash of $46,347, the biggest score of his career.
|Tamas Lendvai||10,500,000||2,700,000 |
|Tsuf Saltsberg||0||-2,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:23 PM Local Time
Reichel Finds a Miracle Flop
Action started when Tsuf Saltsberg opened from early position to 2,000,000. It folded to Frank Reichel in the small blind who moved all in for 13,000,000 and Saltsberg snap-called.
Reichel was in need of a lot of help being up against the rockets of Saltsberg. The board ran out , giving Reichel trip tens and shocked the table with the cooler of a hand.
|Frank Reichel||28,000,000||15,000,000 |
|Tsuf Saltsberg||2,000,000||-11,100,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:15 PM Local Time
Marcus Doubles Up Through Saltsberg
Action folded around to Daniel Marcus in the small blind. He moved all in for 11,100,000. Tsuf Saltsberg, in the big blind, made the call, putting Marcus at risk.
Marcus was ahead, and the runout kept him in front. He scooped the pot and doubled his stack.
|Daniel Marcus||24,700,000||14,100,000 |
|Tsuf Saltsberg||13,100,000||-14,100,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:02 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal
Cards are in the air for the final seven players all chasing their first WSOP gold bracelet.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:00 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:46 AM Local Time
Alex Jim Leads Final Seven In Hunt For Bracelet Glory
After the dust settled on Day 3 of Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship at the 2022 World Series of Poker, only seven remain in the hunt for bracelet glory.
Alex Jim leads the way and will be battling it out today starting at 12 p.m. local time in the Bally's Event Center where they will play down to a winner. The remaining players are guaranteed $46,347 but will all have their eyes on the $299,464 top prize and coveted gold bracelet.
Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship Chip Counts
|1||Alex Jim||United States||36,300,000||36|
|2||Jon Van Fleet||United States||32,800,000||33|
|4||Abdullah Alshanti||United States||19,800,000||20|
|6||Daniel Marcus||United States||10,600,000||11|
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Jim will have his work cut out having online crusher Jon Van Fleet close on his heels. All remaining seven are looking for their first WSOP bracelet. Notables who made a deep run but feel short of the final day included Jeremy Ausmus (15th), Main Event final tablist Nick Marchington (16th), and last woman standing Sarah Wasch (17th). Action resumes at Level 38, blinds 500,000/1,000,000 with a 1,000,000 big blind ante with 60-minute levels.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the updates throughout the day as a new Deepstack champion is crowned.