Rafael Lebron is used at a cars and truck dealership in Puyallup, Washington. The 38-year-old only plays texas hold’em a few times a year outside of trips to the Globe Collection of Texas Hold’em. Despite his restricted time at the tables, Lebron has handled to add his name to the elite ranks of gamers with several WSOP arm bands. He attained this feat by removing the 2021 WSOP $1,500 seven card stud event, beating bracelet winner and 2004 centerpiece runner-up David Williams heads-up to secure his 2nd profession bracelet and the top reward of $82,262.
” David [Williams] and also Phil Ivey were the two people that truly got me right into poker, along with my friend Ian Johns,” Lebron informed PokerNews reporters after the win. Johns is a three-time bracelet victor that is also based out of Washington State. “Ian and also I learned to play together. After that I used to enjoy David on television and also it truly motivated me. It was a desire become a reality to play him directs.”
Lebron earned 432 Card Player Gamer of the Year factors as the champion of this event. It was his initial POY-qualified score of the year.
The final day of this event started with Lebron in the lead and just six players remaining with a shot at the title. Nicholas Seiken (sixth– $13,766) was the initial to fall, running into a set of aces held by Williams.
Lebron scored the next knockout, making kings and also queens by sixth street to leave four-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb’s buried pair of 8s in dire straights. Deeb stopped working to boost to the champion on seventh road, mucking his purposeless card and also striking the imprison 5th location ($ 18,475).
Christina Hill’s run in this occasion pertained to an end in 4th location ($ 25,344). She started with (AHeart SuitJHeart Suit) QClub Match against the split tens of Lebron. Her last chips participated 6th road, having actually added a king on 5th road for one more real-time overcard as well as a gutshot broadway draw. She stopped working to improve on seventh, and also Lebron made 10s up to remove the pot and also pull away from the pack.
David Moskowitz made a pair of kings on 4th street to take the lead in a hand against Lebron with the majority of his pile already between. Lebron improved to a set of aces on fifth street, while also adding a flush draw. Moskowitz got the last of his contribute on 6th road and required help. Neither gamer chose anything up on seventh road and Moskovitz was knocked senseless in third location, gaining $35,521 for his deep run.
Lebron took almost a 4:1 chip lead over Williams right into heads-up play. It took less than half a hr for him to transform that advantage into the title. In the final hand Williams obtained all-in on fourth street. The boards ran out as adheres to:
Williams: (8Diamond Suit10Diamond Fit) 5Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit8Heart Suit7Heart Suit( 7Diamond Fit).
Lebron: (KHeart Suit8Club Fit) KDiamond SuitJHeart SuitJClub Suit5Club Suit( JSpade Match).
Williams struck a flush on the river, only to have Lebron make a full house to secure the title. Williams earned $50,842 as the runner-up, dropping simply except securing his second gold arm band. His first bracelet win can be found in this exact same occasion, the $1,500 buy-in stud event, back in 2006.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table: