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After 85 WSOP cashes spanning over 13 years, Dylan Linde (cover image) finally captured the elusive gold bracelet at the 52nd Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). Linde was the last player standing in Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and walked away with a $170,269 cash prize, beating Hernan Salazar (2nd $105,235) in the heads-up play.
Linde, a known player in the Indian circuit due to his exploits in the PSL’s Season 2 winning Team Goan Nuts, was the shortest stack at the start of the final table but navigated his way to the top to eventually clinch the gold bracelet.
The three-day-long event logged in a 641-player field to create an $855,735 prize pool, and the top 96 places got paid with a min-cash worth $2,423.
GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu was one of the poker superstars who made it to Day 3 but his chase for a seventh bracelet ended in 18th place for $6,846.
Other notables who ran deep enough to cash included Patrick Tardif (16th for $6,846), Kosei Ichinose (19th for $6,846), Ari Engel (23rd for $5,627), Ryan Laplante (27th for $5,627), John Esposito (28th for $5,627), Derek McMaster (40th for $4,079), Max Pescatori (46th for $3,601), Brian Hastings (51st for $3,260), Robert Mizrachi (59th for $3,028), John Monnette (61st for $3,028), Jeremy Harkin (66th for $2,839), and John Racener (83rd for $2,423).
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Final Table Recap
Michael Lim was the first player to hit the rail on the final table and fell out in eighth place at the hands of Ryan Roeder. Lance Sobelman followed suit in seventh place.
Ryan Roeder (6th place), Damjan Radanov (5th place), and David Matsumoto (4th place) all fell out in the next 90 minutes, and Scott Abrams’ elimination in third place set up the heads-up play.
Linde was in the driver’s seat at the start of the heads-up showdown with a 9.20 Million stack against Hernan Salazar`s 6.70 Million and took less than an hour to clinch the title. On the final hand of the event, Linde opened with and Salazar called off with . The flop opened . Salazar bet, Linde re-raised, and Salazar 4-bet jammed. Linde called and secured the title as the and completed the board.
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