Ryan Depaulo wins WSOP Bracelet and $159,563 from Car in Parking Lot

While the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are playing the WSOP online series from the comfort of luxury homes and hotel suites in Vegas, poker vlogger Ryan Depaulo took down $160k and a gold bracelet from the parking lot of a Whole Foods store in New Jersey!

By: Andrew Burnett

The remarkable story saw the self-styled ‘degenerate gambler’ play the final table of event number 12 on the WSOP online schedule from inside his car – perhaps the most unlikely occurrence in a strangely unique year.

The ‘Big 500’ featured, as you might guess, a $500 buy-in and attracted 2427 entries, 803 rebuys among those helping the prizepool reach $1,092,150.

Daniel Negreanu, playing under his DNegs moniker, made it to the money yet again, his 5th cash of the series with a double-your-money 205th spot worth $1,092, with the likes of Max 'MaxSparrow' Pescatori (108th place for $1,419) and Katie 'katelin' Lindsay (57th for $2,403) also making the paid spots.

By the time the final table was convened, Depaulo held the chip lead, with Shannon Shorr and Jack Salter the big names at the table. The former was among several Depaulo victims as the carpark hero rampaged through his rivals…

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Depaulo’s 3-bet shove from the small blind saw Shorr unable to fold his button raise and all the chips went in, only for the flop to all but kill Shorr’s bracelet dreams…

Ryan Joeyisamush Depaulo: K♣ K♠
Shannon Aulophobia Shorr: A♥ 9♠
Board: 10♥ 4♦ K♦
Turn: 7♦
River: 3♣

DePaulo’s tournament sun-run continued apace, knocking out Fleischer, Lanto and Fortini in succession – and when Salter’s small pocket pair won a race against Sean 'FilthyDiaper' Ruane, it was heads up for WSOP gold.

The finale saw Depaulo again land a huge hand, but Salter was still in with a shout…

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Ryan Joeyisamush Depaulo: Q♣ Q♥
Jack EarlGrey Salter: A♣ J♦
Flop: 2♣ 2♠ 10♦
Turn: 3♦
River: 3♠

That was enough for Depaulo to bag the win, the bracelet and $159,563, with a celebration unlikely to be repeated in WSOP history!

Final results

1 Ryan joeyisamush Depaulo $159,563
2 Jack EarlGrey Salter $98,621
3 Sean FilthyDiaper Ruane $72,410
4 Hayden Luckbox89 Fortini $53,625
5 Jessica Jessyboo Lanto $40,082
6 Terry mrterry007 Fleischer $30,143
7 Shannon Aulophobia Shorr $22,826
8 Dominic rgdoc Ricciardi $17,474
9 Erick Givmeaction But $13,543


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