On Sunday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #12: $500 The Big 500 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 1,624 players who rebought 803 times. The 2,427-entry field resulted in a $1,092,150 prize pool and after 12.5 hours of play, it was Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo walking away with a $159,563 top prize and his first gold bracelet.
Depaulo, who was literally playing from inside his car in a New Jersey Whole Foods parking lot, is a popular online poker personality, a self-described “degenerate gambler” who makes “+EV Vlogs about my -EV poker play.”
It was a bit of redemption for him as last summer he finished third in the 2019 WSOP Event #61: $400 Colossus for $208,643, which comprises the vast majority of his $225,644 in live tournament earnings. Check out the video of that below.
This time, Depaulo won in impressive fashion entering the final table with the chip lead and eliminating all but two competitors. It wasn’t easy though as Depaulo had to overcome Jack “EarlGrey” Salter in heads-up play. The Brit, who has $8 million in lifetime earnings, was seeking his first bracelet as well, but despite claiming the chip lead at one point, Depaulo ultimately regained it and closed it out.
|1||Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo||$159 563|
|2||Jack “EarlGrey” Salter||$98 621|
|3||Sean “FilthyDiaper” Ruane||$72 410|
|4||Hayden “Luckbox89” Fortini||$53 625|
|5||Jessica “Jessyboo” Lanto||$40 082|
|6||Terry “mrterry007” Fleischer||$30 143|