Felipe “Mojave” Ramos finishes runner-up in $1000 DOUBLE STACK event

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Dave Consolazio
Posted on: August 16, 2021 05:27 PDT

Felipe “Mojave” Ramos has earned over $2.6 million in documented poker tournament earnings in his poker career. While Ramos has accomplished many things in poker, winning a World Series of Poker bracelet is still on his to-do list. Ramos came painfully close to winning his first career bracelet early Monday morning in the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Event #11 $1000 DOUBLE STACK tournament, but had to settle for a second-place finish instead of the victory.

Felipe Ramos is a GGPoker ambassador for Team Brazil. He streams his online play live on his Twitch channel, FelipeMojave. Ramos’s streams have been averaging 685 followers over the last 30 days. During Sunday night’s final table run, Ramos was streaming to over 3,000 average viewers with a peak of 3,520 viewers.

Ramos played his way down to heads up against Hinojas Jerome, who held just over a 3-to-1 chip lead. On the final hand of heads-up play, Jerome opened to 5,500,000 and Ramos moved all-in for his remaining 66,458,186 with AcJc. Jerome made the call with As6s, sending Ramos to the flop as a heavy favorite.

The flop came Jd 9c 6h, giving a pair to both players. The Qs on the turn brought no help to Jerome. Ramos only needed to fade a six on the river to earn the double-up, but the 6c fell to eliminate him and to crush his passionate fans on the Twitch digital rail.

The Brazilian pro was visibly devastated after the loss. “Two outs for the bracelet folks. Two-outer for the bracelet. Oh em gee. 500K, sad,” Ramos said on his stream. “I’m sorry. Score $500,000 and I’m sad as hell.”

Time will heal this wound

To come so close to having the dream of winning a bracelet come true, only to have it snatched away in such brutal fashion, was understandably upsetting. Ramos needed some time to collect himself before thanking his fans on stream for their support and signing off. This runner-up finish may sting for a while, but the $476,612.20 cash should help take the sting off in the coming days. The nearly $500,000 score represents the biggest cash of Ramos’s career.

Hinojas Jerome took down $635,576 and his first WSOP gold bracelet for winning the event. Multiple Day 1’s in this event helped draw in 5,894 entries to create a total prize pool of $5,599,300. The massive field was whittled down to 927 for the “final day” of the event with the top 600 spots locking up a cash prize.

Felipe Ramos has been streaming virtually every day during this GGPoker online bracelet series. Expect him to get back on the horse looking for his first bracelet in the very near future.