Oliver Blakey Wins First-Ever StormX Invitational

The primary-ever StormX Invitational is within the books, and it was once Oliver Blakey, managing spouse at Ascensive Belongings, topping the 111-entry box to win $183,150. The event performed out on Thursday, March 3, on the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

StormX Invitational Payouts

Position Participant Prize
1 Oliver Blakey $183,150
2 Branden Hampton $111,000
3 R.Dawg $72,150
4 DJ Crypto $49,950
5 Dave Mei $38,850
6 David Williams $33,300
7 Frank Zhang $27,750
8 Jay Rosenkrantz $22,200
9 Maria Ho $16,650

The invite-only StormX Invitational featured poker execs, crypto marketers, and celebrities all competing for $5,000 every. The highest 9 finishers reached the general desk and made the cash.

Amongst the ones in attendance had been Nick Schulman, Brent Hanks, Jeff Platt, Matt Berkey, Bruce Buffer, Landon Cassill, Charlie Lee, and Amber Arbucci. Simon Yu, CEO and co-founder of StormX, was once within the combine as smartly, along with best poker execs Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan. All of those gamers failed to succeed in the cash. Hellmuth busted overdue within the event when his king-ten couldn’t come from in the back of in opposition to Maria Ho’s ace-three.

Ho labored her method to the general desk, however she was once the fast stack and ended up busting in 9th position for $16,650. With 9 gamers left, Ho was once all in with ace-ten in opposition to David Mei’s ace-king. Ho was once ruled getting into and ended up drawing useless when the flip hit to bust in 9th position.

Former poker skilled Jay Rosenkrantz hit the rail in 8th for $22,200, after which it was once Frank Zhang falling in 7th for $27,750. David Williams was once the opposite poker professional to succeed in the general desk, and he went out 6th for $33,300. Like Ho, Williams was once all in and ruled on his ultimate hand. He took his king-queen up in opposition to Blakey’s ace-queen and gained no lend a hand at the flop, flip, or river.

Blakey would then move directly to bust DJ Crypto in fourth position and R. Dawg in 3rd position to get to heads-up play with Branden Hampton. Blakey began heads-up play with a dominating chip lead and briefly labored to seal the deal to protected the $183,150 bag.

At the ultimate hand, Blakey had seven-six in opposition to Hampton’s king-four. Blakey grew to become a couple of sevens to take the lead within the hand and had to dodge a king or a diamond at the river. The river neglected Hampton to crown Blakey the first-ever StormX Invitational champion. Hampton picked up a payday of $111,000 for his second-place end.

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Author: Bradley Watson