James Gilbert got here into the 2021 World Series of Poker with greater than $2 million in poker match earnings to his title, with a number of deep runs in main occasions, together with a fifth-place end within the latest WPTDeepStacks Venetian fundamental occasion for $139,180. While Gilbert has accrued a number of six-figure scores and some titles in his profession, his poker resume was missing a signature victory in a serious occasion. Gilbert modified by taking down the 2021 WSOP Online $1,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em ‘North American Open’ occasion. He outlasted a subject of 756 complete entries to safe his first WSOP gold bracelet and the highest prize of $137,570.
The Bensalem, PA resident can now show his bracelet alongside his WSOPC gold ring, which he gained all the way in which again in 2012 in a $1,125 buy-in occasion with 196 entries. His earlier highest end in a bracelet occasion got here with a third-place displaying in a $1,500 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion on the 2017 WSOP.
The 756-entry turnout resulted in a $692,000 prize pool for this occasion, with the highest 126 finishers making the cash. Plenty of recognizable names made deep runs on this occasion, together with latest bracelet winner Justin ‘LappyPoker’ Lapka (79th – $1,661), 2013 WSOP fundamental occasion champion Ryan ‘bitc0in’ Riess (57th – $2,007), bracelet winner Ian ‘apokerjoker2’ Steinman (forty third – $2,699), bracelet winner Jonathan ‘Art.Vendelay’ Dokler (twentieth – $3,875), two-time bracelet winner Chance ‘bingsui’ Kornuth (14th – $5,882), bracelet winner Raman ‘Acrogum’ Afanasenka (thirteenth – $5,882), and three-time bracelet winner Kristen ‘krissyb24’ Bicknell (twelfth – $7,404).
Landon ‘ActionDealer’ Tice made headlines lately when he conceded a high-stakes heads-up problem in opposition to Bill Perkins. Tice held the chip lead on this occasion when the ultimate desk of 9 was set, with two-time bracelet winner Tony ‘Panoramic’ Dunst sitting in second place and Gilbert in fourth.
Brett ‘furofakind’ Shaffer scored the primary two knockouts on the closing desk, busting Daniel ‘st0neydanza’ Dagostino (ninth – $9,550) and ‘DLAZ14’ (eighth – $12,456) to slim the sector to seven. William ‘swaggyb’ Corvino was the subsequent to fall, along with his pocket eights shedding a race to the AJ of Gilbert. Corvino was awarded $16,539 for his deep run, whereas Gilbert took a wholesome lead into six-handed play.
Gilbert added to his benefit when his pocket tens gained a coinflip in opposition to the AJ of ‘tennispro75’ (sixth – $22,282). The subsequent huge all-in confrontation noticed Dunst open to 375,000 from the button with 99. Gilbert three-bet all-in from the small blind holding A5 and Dunst referred to as off the rest of his stack. Gilbert rivered an ace, making aces as much as take down the pot and get rid of Dunst in fifth place ($30,448). Gilbert had greater than thrice as many chips because the next-largest stack after that hand.
Gilbert made fast work of brief stacks Felix ‘madenspauwke’ Vandeput (4th – $42,281) and Brett ‘furofakind’ Shaffer (third – $59,512), who every had only a handful of huge blinds heading into four-handed play. With their eliminations, Gilbert took greater than a 4:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Tice. The two battled for a bit, however the Gilbert remained properly forward by the point the ultimate hand was dealt.
Tice limped from the small blind with Okay8. Gilbert moved all-in holding Okay10 and Tice referred to as for 4,006,085. The board ran out A9246 to safe the pot and the title for Gilbert. Tice earned $85,047 because the runner-up finisher.
Here is a have a look at the payouts awarded on the closing desk:
|1||James ‘Danfriel’ Gilbert||$137,570|
|2||Landon ‘ActionDealer’ Tice||$85,047|
|3||Brett ‘furofakind’ Shaffer||$59,512|
|4||Felix ‘madenspauwke’ Vandeput||$42,281|
|5||Tony ‘Panoramic’ Dunst||$30,448|
|7||William ‘swaggyb’ Corvino||$16,539|
|9||Daniel ‘st0neydanza’ Dagostino||$9,550|
Photo credit: World Poker Tour.