Derek McMaster has won the first Omaha competition of the 2019 World Collection of Texas Hold’em. The 46-year-old former pool player from Minnesota defeated an area of 853 access in the $1,500 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better occasion, making his initial gold arm band and also the $228,228 top prize.
” It was very unique to me. I have actually just gotten on top of the world since last night, all week. I mored than happy to be here as well as I appreciated having fun with these men,” McMaster told WSOP reporters after prevailing. “I attempt to simply have fun when I’m playing. If I’m not having a good time I’m generally not doing effectively. The more fun I have, it appears like stuff goes my method.”
Along with the title and the money, McMaster likewise made 912 Card Player Gamer of the Year factors for the win. This was his initial POY-qualified rating of 2019, however it alone sufficed to relocate McMaster into 182nd location in the 2019 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.
McMaster entered into the last day in 3rd chip setting with 7 gamers remaining. Chip leader John Esposito advanced his benefit by racking up the initial knockout of the day, removing three-time WSOP bracelet winner Ben Yu in 7th location ($27,530).
Esposito has also responsible for knocking senseless Tom McCormick in 6th place ($37,063).
Joseph Aronesty dropped in fifth location ($50,646) to see Esposito take a solid lead into four-handed activity. McMaster had the ability to chip up as play proceeded. He scored his first removal of the final table, scooping a pot with a pair of queens to send WSOP bracelet victor David Halpern to the rail in 4th area ($70,231).
McMaster took the lead not long afterwards, and never looked back from there. Esposito began to slide down the leaderboard. Jason Berilgen ended up touchdown the last strike, scooping Esposito with a pair of jacks and a 8-5-4-3-A low. Esposito gained $98,807 as the third-place finisher.
McMaster and Berilgen fought it out for around half an hour. In the end Berilgen was whittled down to less than a large wager. McMaster grabbed the ASpade SuitAClub SuitQDiamond Suit7Heart Match and also increased. Berilgen called all-in with 8Diamond Suit8Club Suit4Spade Suit4Club Match. The board boiled down QHeart Suit10Club Suit3Club Suit4Diamond SuitAClub Fit. Berilgen made an established on the turn, yet McMaster rivered a higher set to scoop the pot and the title. Berilgen took residence $141,007 as the runner-up.
|Place||Player||Winnings (USD)||POY Points|
|3||John Esposito Jr.||$98,807||608|