Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:15 PM Local Time
Do It for Dari: Dash Dudley Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet for Daughter After Coming Back from 3BB Short Stack
On Wednesday, Event #62: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NLH at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was slated to be a one-day affair. However, after a massive 2,569 entrants competed and generated a $2,145,115 prize pool, an extra day was needed to close things out.
The final 20 players returned on Thursday to play down to a winner, and after five hours of action, it was Michigan's Dash Dudley emerging victorious to claim a $301,396 top prize and his third career gold bracelet.
"Feeling amazing. This is the story you dream of," Dudley said in his post-victory interview. "Three blinds left to start the day with 20 players left and somehow catch enough heat to get here and then close it out for number three. That was the goal this summer so it feels amazing."
Dudley previously won the 2019 WSOP Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed from $1,086,967 and four months later took down the WSOP Europe Event #2: €500 PLO for €51,600. Earlier this summer, Dudley finished runner-up to Robert Cowen in Event #28: $50,000 High Roller PLO for $861,442.
Dudley's spin-up began early when he got it in with six-deuce offsuit against pocket pairs of eights and fives. Dudley managed to make a straight and just like that was back in the game.
"I didn't plan to play this tournament, I was going to play the PLO8 yesterday, but thought I'd take a shot at this real quick," he said. "Never had chips really but somehow made it happen. Super blessed."
Event #62: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results
|4||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||$103,325|
The top 386 finishers made the money and on Day 1 some familiar names cashed including Ren Lin (23rd - $11,208), 2022 Wynn Millions champ Tony Sinishtaj (26th - $11,208), Jonas Mackoff (42nd - $7,557), MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang (51st - $6,293), Michael Wang (58th - $5,290), and Upeshka Desilva (75th - $3,848),.
On the added day, some players to fall short of the final table were Elvis Toomas (11th - $21,692), Kerrie Shelton (13th - $17,249), Mihai Manole (14th - $13,841), and Chris Fraser (16th - $13,841), who collected 25 bounties during his time in the tournament!
Final Table Action
Ken Drewry was the first to exit the final table after three-bet jamming with pocket sevens against the open of Jan Bednar, who had raised with aces. Not long after, Dimitre Dimitrov took his lead after failing to get there with ace-queen against the pocket kings of John Bredengerd.
Bednar then collected the bounty of Kevin Davis after flopping a set of sevens that turned into a full house against the latter's two pair aces and jacks. Japan's Yuhei Sanada lost most of his chips when his ace-three couldn't overcome Dudley's pocket threes, and he bowed out a short time later in sixth place sending the last of his chips, and his $500 bounty, over to David Sanchez.
Harpreet Padda was ousted when he and Sanchez shared a king-jack and both lost to Dudley's ace-king, and while that left Sanchez sort he managed to mount a comeback thanks to a Big Slick of his own. That's the hand he held to double through Bednar, who had an inferior ace-jack. Bednar was left with just 50,000 after the hand and sent those last two chips, plus his $500 bounty, over to Dudley.
Three-handed play proved to be a swingy affair with the trio taking turns holding the chip lead. Bredengerd managed to pull out to a significant lead only to see it disappear after he doubled his opponents several times. Just like that, Bredengerd was out in third after flopping middle pair only to see Sanchez get there with his two overs and a flush draw.
Sanchez began heads-up play with a slight chip lead over Dudley, but the latter wrested it away before the final hand went down. It happened when Sanchez jammed the button with king-jack only to run into Dudley's king-queen. The better hand prevailed and Sanchez had to settle for second place and $186,258 in prize money. With that, Dudley collected the last two bounties of the tournament.
What's more, he got something special to take back home to his wife and their first daughter, 10-month-old Dari.
"I promised the wife I'd bring [Dari] back a bracelet and I did," said Dudley, who was sporting a shirt with a picture of his daughter that read "Do It for Dari."
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Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:39 PM Local Time
David Sanchez Eliminated in 2nd Place ($186,258)
David Sanchez shoved on the button and Dash Dudley came along with a quick call.
"He has king-jack of diamonds, I have king-queen of hearts," Dudley informed the packed rail. He, as well as his supporters, saw quite the scary flop land as fell, giving Sanchez a flush draw to go with his jacks.
"Hoooold," the rail chanted and their wish got granted as neither the turn nor river brought Sanchez back. Sanchez shook hands with Dudley and left the stage in 2nd place for $186,258.
Congratulations to Dash Dudley, who is now a three-time WSOP bracelet winner! After winning two PLO-bracelets in 2019, Dudley now holds a Hold'em bracelet as well.
|Dash Dudley||64,225,000||17,500,000 |
|David Sanchez||0||-17,500,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:33 PM Local Time
Dash Dudley limped the button and then called when David Sanchez raised to 8 million from the big blind.
On the flop, Sanchez paused for a few beats before checking and Dudley bet 7.5 million.
That did the trick as Sanchez released.
|Dash Dudley||46,725,000||20,725,000 |
|David Sanchez||17,500,000||-20,800,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:25 PM Local Time
Despite there only being 32 big blinds in play, both players are taking it to the streets in the early stages of the heads-up. Most pots are being limped and usually, a single bet is enough to take it.
In the most recent hand, the board read and Dash Dudley bet 2,500,000. David Sanchez called in position.
On the river, Dudley checked and Sanchez went all in. Dudley gave it up and Sanchez took the lead.
|David Sanchez||38,300,000||2,275,000 |
|Dash Dudley||26,000,000||-2,200,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:22 PM Local Time
Level 41 started
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:15 PM Local Time
John Bredengerd Eliminated in 3rd Place ($138,142)
David Sanchez raised the button to three million and John Bredengerd defended his big blind. On a flop of , Bredengerd checked and Sanchez continued for 2.5 million. Bredengerd check-jammed and Sanchez called off for 13 million.
Bredengerd was ahead with middle pair but Sanchez had a flush draw with two overs. The turn paired him and he shipped the double after the peeled off on the river.
On the very next hand, Bredengerd shoved his last 4.025 million from the small blind and Sanchez called from the big.
The board ran out and Bredengerd, who not long ago had a nice chip lead, found himself out in third place. Sometimes that's just the nature of the super-turbo format.
|David Sanchez||36,025,000||17,625,000 |
|Dash Dudley||28,200,000||4,100,000 |
|John Bredengerd||0||-24,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:02 PM Local Time
It's Not Over Yet; Dudley and Sanchez Double Back
Moments ago, it was all but over with John Bredengerd sporting a huge chip lead three-handed. As is customary in Super Turbo Bounties though, everything can change in the blink of an eye. Exactly that just happened in the limelight at Bally's Event Center as both Dash Dudley and David Sanchez found much-needed double-ups to get a working stack again.
First, it was Dudley getting all in against the of Bredengerd, and after the board came Dudley locked in the 11,575,000 million double-up.
Sanchez' final 8,100,000 chips flew in next and once again, they were off to the races as Sanchez held against Bredengerd's .
Bredengerd again flipped poorly as the board fell and had to part with another chunk.
|Dash Dudley||24,100,000||11,100,000 |
|John Bredengerd||24,000,000||-20,200,000 |
|David Sanchez||18,400,000||10,400,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:58 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:55 PM Local Time
Bredengerd Doubles Through Sanchez; Takes Huge Lead
In the last hand of Level 39, John Bredengerd raised the button only to have David Sanchez three-bet jam from the small blind. Dash Dudley folded from the big and Bredengerd quickly called.
Bredengerd was ahead and things got even better when the flop gave him top set and the guaranteed double. Sanchez was drawing dead and watched helplessly as the meaningless was run out on the turn followed by the on the river.
|John Bredengerd||44,200,000||20,400,000 |
|David Sanchez||8,000,000||-18,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:50 PM Local Time
Bredengerd Doubles Through Dudley
After the break, there was a flurry of all-in shoves across the board that resulted in no callers.
When it was Dash Dudley's turn, he shoved the small blind and John Bredengerd looked him up in the big blind for 11,300,000 to get the first all in and a call after the break.
The board came safe for Bredengerd to scoop the sizable double.
|John Bredengerd||23,800,000||10,800,000 |
|Dash Dudley||13,000,000||-12,275,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:28 PM Local Time
Three-Handed Chip Counts at the Break
The final three players are now on a 20-minute break.
|David Sanchez||26,000,000||10,000,000 |
|Dash Dudley||25,275,000||1,275,000 |
|John Bredengerd||13,000,000||-2,000,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:27 PM Local Time
Jan Bednar Eliminated in 4th Place ($103,325)
David Sanchez moved all in for 13.6 million first to act and Jan Bednar, who had him covered by just 50,000, jammed over the top from the small blind.
Bednar had a kicker problem and it didn't get resolved on the run out.
In the very next hand, Bednar got his last two chips in with the and was behind the of Dash Dudley. The board ran out and Dudley collected the $500 bounty.
|Jan Bednar||0||-13,050,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:23 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:23 PM Local Time
Bredengerd Back From the Brink
John Bredengerd was down to mere dust but is fully back in it after winning two all ins in a row, and getting a reshove through. Bredengerd doubled through Dash Dudley and Jan Bednar to get back up to 15 million in chips.
|Dash Dudley||24,000,000||4,000,000 |
|John Bredengerd||15,000,000||13,100,000 |
|Jan Bednar||13,050,000||-4,950,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:20 PM Local Time
KERSTETTER HEADS UP FOR BRACELET | LADIES EVENT UNDERWAY | Day 30 Highlights | WSOP 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:12 PM Local Time
"Best Hand I've Had in an Hour"
Action folded to John Bredengerd in the small blind and David Sanchez snap-called off for 7.85 million from the big.
"Best hand I've seen in an hour," Bredengerd said as he turned over his hand.
Sanchez had the best of it and held after the board ran out .
|David Sanchez||16,000,000||13,200,000 |
|John Bredengerd||1,900,000||1,890,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:04 PM Local Time
Poker Player Wins WSOP Main Event Satty in His Sleep...Literally
For most, the saying, "I could win that poker tournament in my sleep," is laughable at best. But not for Eric Goldstein, who fell asleep Wednesday night, and then woke up to discover he'd won an $80 satellite into the 2022 WSOP Main Event on WSOP.com.
Goldstein told PokerNews he forgot he was registered for the satellite, which only awarded one seat into poker's most prestigious annual tournament, a $10,000 buy-in event.
Read the incredible story on PokerNews
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:59 PM Local Time
Harpreet Padda Eliminated in 5th Place ($77,945)
Harpreet Padda open-shoved from the cutoff for just a few big blinds and David Sanchez came over the top for 10,000,000 on the button.
In the big blind, Dash Dudley appeared to have a big hand for the situation and mulled it over for about 20 seconds before calling all in for 7,200,000, creating a three-way showdown.
Dudley informed his rail which hand he had and found himself in a fantastic spot to take the lead. The flop slashed even more outs from Sanchez and Padda, and neither the turn nor river brought any help. Dudley left a big dent in Sanchez' stack and gobbled up all of Padda's chips in the process.
|Dash Dudley||20,000,000||11,500,000 |
|David Sanchez||2,800,000||-6,200,000 |
|Harpreet Padda||0||-9,850,000 |
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:37 PM Local Time
Level 37 started