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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 05, 2024 to Thursday, June 06, 2024

Event #17: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

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  • Buy-in: $800
  • Prizepool: $3,331,328
  • Entries: 4,732
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 7, 2024 3:16 AM Local Time (about 17 days and 7 hours ago)
TJ Murphy Dominates Final Table to Win First Bracelet in Event #17: $800 No-Limit Hold'em DeepStack

TJ Murphy Wins EV17 $800 Deepstack

Action has concluded in Event #17: $800 No-Limit Hold'em DeepStack and TJ Murphy has emerged victorious, earning his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet, along with a hefty payout of $368,977.

Murphy came into the final table as the chip leader and never looked backed, knocking off six out of his eight tablemates at the nine-handed final table. Murphy's dominating performance came to an end when he defeated Raymond Mancini in a short heads-up duel.

PokerNews caught up with Murphy after the win where he described the moment as "ridiculous, euphoric, on top of the world."

When asked about his future plans for the summer, Murphy mentioned, "I'd like to maybe come out again, but we'll see how things work out. I was looking at maybe doing a second trip. I can afford the main (event) now, so I might do that. I'm playing well and running well, obviously, so it would be a shame for it to go to waste."

$800 No-Limit Hold'em DeepStack Final Table Results

1TJ MurphyUnited States$368,977
2Raymond ManciniUnited States$246,031
3Tao ChuUnited States$183,237
4Vernon BarrugaUnited States$137,551
5Hai NguyenUnited States$104,079
6Dimitre DimitrovUnited States$79,385
7Yuvaraj RaiUnited States$61,042
8Michael WillsUnited States$47,320
9Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom$36,986

Murphy navigated through a mammoth field of 4,732 runners on his way to victory. The tournament took place over two days at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas and generated a whopping prize pool of $3,331,328.

TJ Murphy
TJ Murphy

Day 2 Action

Only 310 players returned for Day 2, those of which included bracelet winners James Calderaro, Shaun Deeb, Rafael Reis, who were all on the hunt for another piece of gold.

The tournament's structure set a quick pace, with many bustouts occurring within the first few levels of the day. Only 136 players made it through to the first break.

Calderaro came into the day as the chip leader and made a deep run before losing a flip and finishing 63rd ($5,893). Deeb had a volatile day, which saw his chip stack fluctuating and got knocked out right before the first break in 138th ($3,276). Reis was in search of his second bracelet, but fell short, finishing in 75th ($5,020). Harry Lodge was also in pursuit of his second bracelet, having made it all the way to the final table before placing ninth.

Harry Lodge
Harry Lodge

Murphy flew under the radar for most of the day until he started heating up during the final two tables. His road to the final table started with winning two timely flips to knock out back-to-back opponents in 15th and 14th place.

Shortly thereafter, Murphy was involved in a huge hand where he was all-in and at risk, which proved to be a significant turning point for him. Murphy got it all-in preflop with ace-jack versus ace-queen and managed to find a jack on the flop to double up. This was the hand that fueled his momentum heading into the final table.

Final Table Action

Murphy came into the final table with a sizable chip lead, sitting with 49,950,000, with his next closest opponent having 29,000,000. The first two players got eliminated relatively quickly and play was down to seven-handed, with Murphy still in the lead.

This is when he began knocking out his competitors one by one, going on to eliminate all six of his remaining tablemates. Despite his commanding run, it wasn't all smooth sailing for Murphy, who ran into some slight hiccups along the way.

Once play was five-handed, this is when Murphy really turned up the heat, finishing off opponents quickly and expanding his chip lead in the process. The only one who came close to him in the counts was Mancini, who he would go on to play heads-up.

To begin heads-up action, Murphy started with roughly 120,000,000 to Mancini's 70,000,000. The tournament director placed the gold bracelet on the table, and that is when reality began to sink in.

"I don't want to see it," mentioned Murphy, staying focused on the task at hand.

Murphy didn't let off the gas, and after a short battle, he found himself all-in on the river, having Mancini covered. Mancini flicked in the call and got the bad news when Murphy excitedly turned over his hand, showing a queen-high straight. Mancini tabled his cards, revealing a lower, ten-high straight.

"Not bad for my fifth WSOP tournament, huh?" Murphy belted out after the final hand wrapped up.

Murphy shook the dealer's hand afterward and said, "Thanks for that ten, dude, thanks for that ten," referring to the ten of hearts that was dealt on the turn.

TJ Murphy
TJ Murphy

Murphy took a moment to soak in the glory, and to reach out to family and friends, notifying them of his epic accomplishment. After playing poker for nearly 20 years, his dream of becoming a WSOP champion and winning a gold bracelet became a reality.

Be sure to follow PokerNews throughout the remainder of the 2024 WSOP to stay up to date with all future event coverage.

Friday, June 7, 2024 12:04 AM Local Time (about 17 days and 11 hours ago)
TJ Murphy Wins Event #17: $800 No-Limit Hold'em DeepStack

TJ Murphy

TJ Murphy has won Event #17: $800 No-Limit Hold'em DeepStack, along with the first-place prize of $368,977.

Stay tuned for the full winner's recap that will be posted soon.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:53 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 11 hours ago)
Raymond Mancini Eliminated in 2nd Place ($246,031)

Raymond Mancini

TJ Murphy raised to 5,000,000 on the button and Raymond Mancini called in the big blind. The flop came    , and both players checked.

On the   turn, Mancini check-called a bet of 7,000,000.

The river brought the  , and Mancini checked again. Murphy moved all in, putting Mancini at risk, who had about 40,000,000 behind.

Mancini made the call and Murphy quickly tabled   , for a straight and Mancini showed   , for a lower straight.

Mancini's impressive tournament run has come to an end with a runner-up finish.

TJ Murphy189,280,00094,280,000
Raymond Mancini0-70,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:28 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 11 hours ago)
Tao Chu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($183,237)

Tao Chu

TJ Murphy limped in from the button before Tao Chu called from the small blind and Raymond Mancini checked from the big blind.

The flop came    , Chu and Mancini both checked before Murphy bet 3,000,000. Chu then check raised all in for approximately 14,300,000, Mancini folded and Murphy made the call.

Tao Chu:    [allin]
TJ Murphy:   

The turn was the   and the river was the  , eliminating Chu in third place.

TJ Murphy95,000,00014,000,000
Tao Chu0-15,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:16 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 11 hours ago)
Vernon Barruga Eliminated in 4th Place ($137,551)

Vernon Barruga

Raymond Mancini raised to 5,000,000 on the button, TJ Murphy made the call from the small blind before Vernon Barruga three bet all in for approximately 7,200,000 out of the big blind. Both players made the call, Barruga was all in and at risk.

The board ran out      , with Murphy and Mancini checking on every street.

Vernon Barruga:    [allin]
Raymond Mancini:   
TJ Murphy:   

Murphy was the winner when the cards got shown, sending Barruga to the rail in fourth place.

TJ Murphy81,000,000-10,000,000
Raymond Mancini70,000,00018,000,000
Vernon Barruga0-16,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:04 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Hai Nguyen Eliminated in 5th Place ($104,079)

Hai Nguyen

Hai Nguyen only had 200,000 left in chips behind after posting the big blind and ante. Raymond Mancini limped under the gun, TJ Murphy called, and Tao Chu called. Nguyen went all in for his remaining chips and all three opponents called.

Everyone checked the     and did the same when the   peeled. One last time, everyone tapped the table when the   came.

Murphy declared a King and showed    and all the live opponents mucked, leaving Nguyen to show a losing   .

TJ Murphy91,000,00021,000,000
Raymond Mancini52,000,00016,000,000
Tao Chu15,000,000-13,000,000
Hai Nguyen0-9,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:54 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Dimitre Dimitrov Eliminated in 6th Place ($79,385)

Dimitre Dimitrov

Dimitre Dimitrov went all in blind from under the gun for 1,800,000 which was slightly less than one big blind. Raymond Mancini limped in from middle position, TJ Murphy called from the small blind and Vernon Barruga checked his option from the big blind.

Action checked all the way through to the river with a board reading      .

Murphy showed    for a pair, which was good enough to win the pot and eliminate Dimitre who held   .

TJ Murphy70,000,0008,000,000
Dimitre Dimitrov0-8,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:34 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Updated Counts; Shorties Keep Doubling Through Murphy

Timothy Murphy

TJ Murphy hasn't been able to stay ahead of a short stack for the past hour. He doubled up Dimitre Dimitrov's    despite flopping a queen with   . Vernon Barruga also tripled up with    when he rivered Broadway against Murphy.

Shortly after, Murphy could be seen mucking his hand on a      board, saying, "Ah, I'm done with it; I shouldn't have called preflop. Gotta have a little fun. I want to win but I've got to have some fun..."

TJ Murphy62,000,000-2,000,000
Raymond Mancini36,000,000-14,000,000
Tao Chu28,000,0009,000,000
Vernon Barruga16,200,000-1,800,000
Hai Nguyen9,000,0005,000,000
Dimitre Dimitrov8,000,000700,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:26 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Nguyen's Got Alligator Blood

Hai Nguyen

TJ Murphy raised to 3,000,000 from middle position, Tao Chu made the call from the small blind. Hai Nguyen who had under five big blinds to start the hand put his remaining chips in the middle, he was all in and at risk against both opponents.

The flop came     Chu checked, Murphy bet 4,000,000, and Chu folded. The two remaining players tabled their cards.

Hai Nguyen:    [allin]
TJ Murphy:   

The turn was the   giving Nguyen additional outs.

The river was the miracle   giving Nguyen a straight. One could say Nguyen has alligator blood as he remains hanging around in this tournament.

TJ Murphy64,000,000-4,000,000
Tao Chu19,000,000-6,500,000
Hai Nguyen4,000,000-17,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:26 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante: 2,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:15 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Barruga is Hanging Around

TJ Murphy raised to 3,000,000 from the button, Vernon Barruga then three bet all in from the small blind for 9,000,000. Murphy had Barruga covered and made the call.

Vernon Barruga:    [allin]
TJ Murphy:   

The board ran out      , giving Barruga a much needed double up

TJ Murphy68,000,0006,000,000
Vernon Barruga18,000,00015,650,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:58 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Dimitrov Finds it Just in Time

Dimitre Dimitrov went all in from under the gun and it folded around to Vernon Barruga in the big blind, who easily made the call.

Dimitre Dimitrov:    [allin]
Vernon Barruga:   

The board ran out     , giving Dimitrov a glimmer of hope and he burst into celebration, yelling the river   to his rail. Dimitrov found the card he needed at the last moment he could.

Dimitre Dimitrov7,300,0003,650,000
Vernon Barruga2,350,000-21,650,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:57 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 1,000,000/1,500,000
Ante: 1,500,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:44 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Yuvaraj Rai Eliminated in 7th Place ($61,042)

Yuvaraj Rai

Hai Nguyen raised to 2,500,000 in middle position and was called by TJ Murphy to his left. It folded to Yuvaraj Rai in the big blind, who made the call.

The flop went three ways to    . Rai checked, Nguyen checked, and Murphy placed a bet of 3,000,000 which was only called by Rai.

The turn was the   and Rai checked again, this time calling a bet of 10,000,000 leaving himself just a few big blinds behind before the   completed that board.

Rai checked a final time and Murphy bet all in, covering. Rai sucked his teeth and made the call.

Murphy tabled the    for a set and Rai flashed the    before he made his way to the payouts desk.

TJ Murphy62,000,00012,050,000
Hai Nguyen21,000,000-5,400,000
Yuvaraj Rai0-21,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:24 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:08 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 14 hours ago)
Break Time

The remaining eight players have gone on a 15-minute break.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:00 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 14 hours ago)
Michael Wills Eliminated in 8th Place ($47,320)

Michael Wills

Tao Chu raised to 2,000,000 from the button, Michael Wills then three bet all in for 5,900,000 and was at risk. Chu went into the tank before ultimatley making the call.

Michael Wills :  
Tao Chu :  

Wills did not improve on a       runout and his impressive tournament run came to an end.

Tao Chu25,500,0002,000,000
Michael Wills0-14,500,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:49 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 14 hours ago)
Harry Lodge Eliminated in 9th Place ($36,986)

Harry Lodge

Vernon Barruga raised 2,200,000 from middle position, Harry Lodge then three bet to 8,000,000 from late position before Raymond Mancini Four bet to 18,000,000. Barruga folded and Lodge made the call and was at risk.

Harry Lodge:    [allin]
Raymond Mancini:   

The       board was not enough for Lodge to remain in this tournament, he was eliminated in ninth place.

Raymond Mancini50,000,0000
Vernon Barruga24,000,000-4,000,000
Harry Lodge0-15,550,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:37 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 14 hours ago)
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 1,000,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:35 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 14 hours ago)
Final Table Redraw
SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Yuvaraj RaiUnited States21,000,00026
2Tao ChuUnited States23,500,00029
3Michael WillsUnited States14,500,00018
4Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom15,550,00019
5Hai NguyenUnited States26,400,00033
6Raymond ManciniUnited States29,000,00036
7TJ MurphyUnited States49,950,00062
8Vernon BarrugaUnited States28,000,00035
9Dimitre DimitrovUnited States3,650,0005
TJ Murphy49,950,00026,450,000
Raymond Mancini29,000,0000
Vernon Barruga28,000,0007,475,000
Hai Nguyen26,400,000150,000
Tao Chu23,500,000-1,900,000
Yuvaraj Rai21,000,0008,800,000
Harry Lodge15,550,000-6,950,000
Michael Wills14,500,000-53,500,000
Dimitre Dimitrov3,650,000-4,250,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander