‘Like A Boss’ — William Kassouf Wins Irish Poker Masters Main Event

William Kassouf became notorious for his motor-mouthed table talk during the 2016 Globe Collection of Texas hold’em centerpiece. The British player eventually completed 17th in that event for $338,288, however he was involved in many controversial as well as debatable hands that featured greatly in that year’s ESPN television insurance coverage prior to he was eliminated.

Perhaps the most popular moment from his run came when he ran an all-in bluff with 9-6 offsuit as well as drew a fold from Stacy Matuson’s pocket queens, which were an overpair to the board. He was punished for his unrelenting table talk throughout the hand, yet not prior to he unveiled his currently notorious catch phrase: “9 high, like an employer!”

While Kassouf has not quite end up being a full time staple on the online tournament circuit since his starring role in the 2016 WSOP centerpiece protection, he has actually managed to make some large scores in the years because that outbreak run, accumulating greater than $1.2 million in career live tournament revenues along the way. In December of that year he won a EUR10,300 buy-in no-limit hold ’em high-stakes gambler occasion at the European Casino poker Tour Prague celebration for $554,120.

Kassouf’s most recent large rating came online, however. On Dec. 16, 2020 he outlasted a field of 1,341 entrances in the EUR1,100 buy-in Irish Texas hold’em Masters no-limit hold ’em main event, which was held online on partypoker. Kassouf supposedly won his means right into the event by means of a EUR109 satellite. He handled to parlay that buy-in into a payout of EUR215,163 after he outlived the sizable area as well as a challenging final table that consisted of a variety of accomplished event gamers.

Kassouf entered the final table in 7th chip position out of nine continuing to be players, with current WSOP International Tournament third-place finisher Manuel Ruvio starting the day with the largest pile. He made it through to four-handed play as one of the shorter heaps, but managed to win a preflop race against fellow Anton Siden to give himself a bit much more breathing space heading right into three-handed activity. Kassouf’s pocket fives defeated the K-Q offsuit of Siden to send out the Swede home in fourth area (EUR66,267), while Kassouf damaged approximately about 14 big blinds after the hand.

Kassouf doubled with online casino poker star Samuel Vousden to proceed his go up the leaderboard. Vousden’s run came to an end in third area when his pocket queens encountered a flopped straight held by Ruvio. The chips got in on the flop. Vousden grabbed some bent on a greater straight on the turn, yet a brick on the river sent him to the virtual rail with EUR101,620.

Ruvio held more than a 4:1 chip lead entering into heads-up bet Kassouf. The British player doubled up with pocket nines versus A-7, and also won another substantial pot with A-10 fit versus Ruvio’s pocket 6s to shut the space even better. He later on took the lead making leading two couple with A-10 in an elevated pot.

By the time the final hand of the tournament was dealt, Kassouf held built a large lead of his own. He picked up the 8Diamond Suit8Club Suit on the button and increased to 8,592,600. Ruvio three-bet all-in for 57,857,400 with the 7Diamond Suit6Diamond Fit. Kassouf made the call and also tumbled a capacity with 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit7Club Match. The 4Club Fit turn implied Ruvio required the situation seven on the river to survive. The 6Heart Fit offered him a full house, yet it was still the second-best hand. With that said Ruvio was eliminated in second area (EUR148,042) while Kassouf safeguarded the pot and also the title.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

1Will Kassouf€215,163
2Manuel Ruivo€148,042
3Samuel Vousden€101,620
4Anton Siden€66,267
5Julien Perouse€45,290
6Luc Van Der Beek€34,894
7Michael Deinlein€27,433
8Dante Fernandes€21,661
9Jessica Teusl€17,025

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