Poker vlogger won WSOP bracelet in the parking lot
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo is a popular personality among online poker fans. This guy with an eccentric nickname "degenerate gambler" creates poker vlogs in which subscribers follow his life.
Last summer, Ryan made a loud statement about himself at WSOP Colossus Tournament for $400. In this event, he managed to take the third place and earned $208 000. Such an award still remains a record prize money in his career.
Some days ago, Ryan won a gold bracelet at WSOP 2020 Online. Vlogger’s triumph took place in Big 500 tournament, which collected 2 427 entries and $1 092 150 prize pool.
Depaulo got his victory by playing in an unusual place. He played at the final table of World Series of Poker right in the car at the grocery store parking lot:
Ryan started his play at the final table as a chip leader. There were no famous poker players at the table, but many strong regulars took part in tournament. Perhaps Jack Salter was the strongest regular, who had the good fortune to compete in a heads-up against Depaulo.
During his entire poker career, Jack won about $8 500 000 in the live tournaments. He managed to play at the final tables of such big poker events as EPT, WSOP and Aussie Millions. Unlike Ryan, Salter had enough experience.
In the final of WSOP Big 500 bracelet event, the luck was on Depaulo’s side. At some point, it seemed that he wouldn’t able to revenge, because his opponent had a big advantage in stack.
However, Ryan managed to double and began to push ahead. In the final hand of event, he won the pot after shoving with pocket queens against Jack’s A-J. The victory brought Ryan the desired gold bracelet and big prize money of $159 000.
There is a video of Big 500 event for those who want to review the game: