Truong earns $215,938 and first career WSOP bracelet
Thi ‘HoneyandTHI’ Truong made her way through a worthy lineup of final table competition Thursday, coming away with the win in Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha in the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events series.
Truong earned a $215,938 payday, as well as her first career WSOP bracelet, with the victory. A field of 972 entries registered for the $1,500 PLO event, which came down to Truong and Enrico ‘GTOExploiter’ Camosci as the final two remaining players.
Camosci was looking for his second bracelet win in the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Events series but came up just short. The Italian pro took home $165,414 for the second-place finish.
The final nine included well-accomplished players like Team partypoker pro Joao Simao (4th – $87,113), Frank Crivello (7th – $33,293), who came up just a few places short of his second bracelet at the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Events series, and Sean Winter (8th – $24,160), who came into the tournament in the top 50 in all-time live tournament earnings, with more than $15 million in winnings.
Big names come out for $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha played as the ninth and final PLO event on the GGPoker WSOP schedule for 2020. The 972-entry field pushed the prize pool to $1,385,000.
The one-day event brought out plenty of big poker names. Multi-time bracelet winners like Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Max Pescatori, Scott Seiver, and Yuri Dzivielevski represented some of the legendary players that came out to play for a WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 PLO event.
The tournament yielded 134 payout spots, with the money bubble bursting on Level 18. Notable players finishing in the cash included four-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche, Ben Lamb, GGPoker Ambassador Felipe Ramos, Connor Drinan, Issac Haxton, and Alex Foxen.
Plenty of tough players remained when the tournament his the final two tables. Ramos made a run into the final 18, bowing in 16th place for a $9,233 payday. Other notables at the final two tables included Rui Ferreira, who finished in 12th place and took home a $12,274 payday.
Truong’s PLO prowess on display
The eventual winner Truong entered the nine-handed final table as the chip leader with close to 48 big blinds. Crivello (41 big blinds), Brazil’s Donte Goya (36 big blinds), and Simao (36 big blinds) went into the final nine in close contention.
Johannes Toebbe (9th – $17,533) was first to exit from the final nine, with Winter eliminated in eighth place shortly thereafter. Crivello went out next, ending his bid for a second 2020 bracelet.
Kyle Browker (6th – $45,877) hit the virtual rail with a sixth-place finish, with his championship hopes ending at the hands of Simao. Laurynas Levinskas (5th – $63,218) was next to go, leaving the final four of Truong, Goya, Simao, and Camosci.
The Brazilan pro Simao bowed out in fourth, losing the last of a 10-big-blind stack to Truong in an all-in preflop battle. The hand put Truong in the driver’s seat, with two-thirds of the chips in play going into the final three.
Truong eliminated Goya in third and went into the heads-up match against Camosci with a two-to-one chip lead. She finished the deal minutes later, coming away with the six-figure payday and her first career WSOP bracelet win.