Pat Lyons wins WSOP $777 No Limit Hold’em Gold and $173,551

Pat IchiiKawawa Lyons landed his first WSOP gold bracelet on Friday night, scooping the $173,551 first prize in event 17 on the schedule, the $777 buy-in NLHE…

By: Andrew Burnett

With a total of 1382 entries, a prizepool of $967,400 would be spread across the top 207 spots, with two 6-figure cashes for the pair reaching heads-up.

Long before that, luminaries such as Daniel 'DNegs' Negreanu (123rd for $1,354) and Chris 'robotbob47' Moorman (33rd place for $4,159) would fall by the wayside as the huge field fought for a 5-figure final table payday.

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The first casualty of that final table of nine would be Dave 'DunningKrugr' Alfa, a clash of huge hands with equally big community cards adding to the excitement…

Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons: A♠ A♦
Dave 'DunningKrugr' Alfa: A♣ K♦
Flop: A♥ K♣ Q♦
Turn: 10♥
River: Q♥

What followed was the Barry '_MLB_' Wenger show, the New Yorker producing an astonishing 5 KOs in a row, including depriving event 1 winner Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler from bagging a second title win…

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Barry '_MLB_' Wenger: K♥ K♦
Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler: K♠ J♠
Flop: 5♣ 4♥ A♦
Turn: 2♣
Rover: Q♣

That gave Wenger 2/3rds of the chips in play 3-handed, but it wasn’t to be his day, finally falling at the hands of Lyons to leave the 2016 WPT Legends of Poker champion heads-up with the as-yet anonymous NJ_GLive.

Two double-ups reduced the latter’s 9-1 chip deficit, but a full comeback proved too much and the final hand saw a cruel river finally end matters in Lyons’ favour…

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Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons: Q♦ 9♦
NJ_GLive: A♠ K♣
Flop: A♦ Q♠ 2♥
Turn: J♣
River: Q♥

That was enough for ‘Flyin’ Lyons to bag a WSOP gold to go along with his circuit ring, the $173,551 cash the third-biggest of his career.

Final results

1 Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons $173,551
2 NJ_GLive $107,478
3 Barry '_MLB_' Wenger $76,327
4 Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler $54,948
5 Jim 'Bocaratone' Collopy $40,147
6 veepoh $29,602
7 Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel $22,250
8 Julian 'Julian' Parmann $16,832
9 Dave 'DunningKrugr' Alfa $12,963


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