Nicholas Julia Wins Match #54: $2,500 9-Recreation Combine 6-Passed ($168,608)

Douglas Chase

The 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas has topped a brand new blended recreation champion as Nicholas Julia prevailed in a box of 319 entries in Match #54: $2,500 9-Recreation Combine 6-Passed. He overcame Kristan Lord in heads-up to say the largest slice of the $709,775 prize pool and boosted his bankroll with the highest prize of $168,608. Runner-up Lord earned a comfort prize of $104,210 and neglected out on a maiden WSOP gold bracelet of his personal.

A few of the returning 17 gamers have been a number of former WSOP bracelet winners and 3 of them made it to the seven-handed unofficial ultimate desk. As an issue of truth, two have been knocked out in the similar hand in what changed into one of the crucial pivotal arms at the ultimate day. Eventual champion Julia sent Kenny Hsiung and Robert Mizrachi to the rail to shape the professional ultimate desk.

Justin Liberto neglected out on a 2nd bracelet and completed in 3rd position whilst different notables at the ultimate day integrated actor James Woods, Mike Matusow, Bradley Ruben, Marco Johnson, 2005 WSOP Primary Match champion Joe Hachem, and John Racener.

Ultimate Desk Outcome Match #54: $2,500 9-Recreation Combine 6-Passed

Position Winner Nation Prize (in USD)
1 Nicholas Julia United States $168,608
2 Kristan Lord United States $104,210
3 Justin Liberto United States $69,341
4 Aditya Prasetyo United States $47,164
5 Robert McLaughlin United States $32,808
6 Robert Mizrachi United States $23,352

Ultimate Desk Motion

Robert Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi fell in 6th position.

When the unofficial ultimate desk of this six-handed match started, no one may have observed how the primary two eliminations have been to have come. In what would possibly grow to be one of the distinctive arms of all the WSOP, let on my own at a WSOP ultimate desk, each Kenny Hsiung (seventh Position; $17,017) and Robert Mizrachi (sixth Position; $23,352) have been eradicated.

The motion used to be picked up with 3 gamers concerned on a flop of {4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Golf equipment} and Hsiung who led out with a raffle of about part of his last chips. Subsequent, Mizrachi raised all-in for the remainder of his stack. Julia, re-raised all-in, and Hsiung snap-called.

All the arms have been grew to become face-up and it used to be an improbable analytical sight as Hsuing held {4-Diamonds}{4-Golf equipment} for a flopped backside set, Mizrachi and his {7-Spades}{7-Golf equipment} for a flopped most sensible set, and Julia used to be within the lead with the {8-Golf equipment}{6-Golf equipment} and a flopped nut immediately.

The broker dealt out the flip card {10-Golf equipment} and not anything modified. The river card used to be a {a-Spades} and that sealed the deal for the winner Julia.

It used to be now not till two ranges later that the following participant used to be eradicated. Robert McLaughlin (fifth Position; $32,808) discovered himself at the unlucky finish of a blind as opposed to blind war of words preserving pocket nines as opposed to the pocket kings held by means of his opponent, Kristan Lord. The kings held and McLaughlin exited the match.

Subsequent to move used to be Aditya Prasetyo (4th Position; $47,164). Prasetyo were given stuck up within the whirlwind of a run by means of Nicholas Julia, whose nines filled with kings on 6th side road in Stud Hello-Lo put an finish to Prasetyo’s match run.

Justin Liberto
Justin Liberto got here unstuck in 3rd position

Justin Liberto (third Position; $69,341) were up and down in chips and used to be making an attempt to run a short-stack again up in a hand of Prohibit 2-7 triple draw as opposed to Lord however the eventual runner-up were given the most productive of him. It used to be the eight-six low held by means of Lord that pipped Liberto’s eight-seven.

Kristan Lord (second Position; $104,210) and Nicholas Julia (1st Position; $168,608) started heads-up play with Julia forward with greater than two to at least one in chips. Even if he got here fairly shut, in spite of everything, the night time belonged to Julia.

He performed neatly and he ran even higher. Nicholas Julia entered the day because the chip chief and he left it the similar means along with his fantastic efficiency, which netted him a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $168,608 in first-place prize.

When requested how he felt after profitable his first WSOP gold bracelet, Nicholas Julia spoke back with, “Nice! Superb! Everyone’s sweating; the spouse, Suzanne. These kinds of guys from Arizona. You understand, everybody? I actually have 100 other people texting me we’re having a good time!”.

So far as key arms that were given him right here, maximum would be expecting the double-elimination on the ultimate desk to be the solution, however Julia got into a hand early in Day 2 as opposed to Greg Mueller that led to him claiming the chip chief place and not taking a look again from that time ahead.

When wondered about whether or not or now not he performs poker for a dwelling, he laughed out loud sooner than explaining how he performs for a laugh and has no plans to play any longer WSOP tournaments on this collection. He takes his one o’clock flight again house to Arizona on Saturday and plans on celebrating his win by means of spending time along with his spouse and children.

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Author: Bradley Watson