WSOP Paradise: Masashi Oya wins $100,000 Ultra High Roller, denies Koon second bracelet

Mo Afdhal
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Posted on: December 11, 2023 9:27 pm EST

As the World Series of Poker Paradise Main Event moves through it’s third of four starting flights, Masashi Oya was preoccupied with battling against some of poker’s top professionals for a potential seven-figure payout.

The largest buy-in event on the WSOP Paradise schedule, Event #9: $100,000 Ultra High Roller, concluded today with Oya taking home the top prize of $2,940,000 and his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet. The three day event attracted 111 entries, generating a prize pool of $11,100,000. When Day 3 play began earlier today, ten players remained and Oya held chip lead.

WSOP Paradise bracelet
Masashi Oya claimed his first WSOP bracelet in Event #9: $100,000 Ultra High Roller

After expertly maneuvering his way through a stacked final table that included online phenom Leon Sturm, Nick Schulman, Ben Heath, and Danny Tang, Oya took a commanding chip lead into the heads up battle against Jason Koon.

It only took a few hands to decide a winner. In the final hand, both players made straights by the river, but Oya had Koon pipped. The chips went in the middle and Oya showed the winner, though to Koon’s credit he took a moment before calling it off to consider folding his made hand, but just couldn’t bring himself to do it.

Ultra High Roller final table results

PlacePlayerPrize (USD)
1Masashi Oya (Japan)$2,940,000
2Jason Koon (USA)$1,817,000
3Leon Sturm (Germany)$1,322,000
4Quan Zhou (China)$976,000
5Nick Schulman (USA)$731,000
6Ivan Luca (Argentina)$555,000
7Ben Heath (UK)$430,000
8Danny Tang (Hong Kong)$336,000

Main Event Day 1C

Meanwhile, the WSOP Paradise Main Event Day continues action today following successful turnouts on Day 1A and 1B . Day 1C of the saw familiar faces take advantage of the tournament’s rebuy policy. Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Ryan Riess, hurled themselves back into the action today and all made appearances on GGPoker’s live stream.

Other notables in the Day 1C field include Kristen Foxen, Ren Lin, Kyna England, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, and Ana Marquez.

GGPoker continues to bring fans all the action via their live stream on YouTube, check it out below!

Feature Image Courtesy of Tomas Stacha/WSOP