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Sunday, June 19, will likely be one of the most memorable days of Ramsey Stovall’s life as that`s the day the poker dealer triumphed over a massive 2,227-player field in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #41: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold ’em Freezeout to collect his maiden WSOP bracelet and $191,223 in prize money!
Interestingly, this was Stovall’s first-ever WSOP cash, and what a way to open the scorecard! Before this win, Stovall had won six Running Aces Harness Park Recurring Tournaments titles. He currently boasts $253,390 in live tournament winnings.
During the post-tournament interview, Stovall shared an interesting revelation: “I was supposed to work today, but my manager told me to ‘go get’ em’ and come in on your day off instead.”
The 15-hour-long Super Turbo Bounty was one of the few single-day events of this year’s series. The $1,000 buy-in tourney gathered a whopping 2,227 entries and created a prize pool of $1,313,930, of which 335 players were guaranteed to take home at least $1,061.
Among the big names who had to leave the tournament empty-handed were Ralph Massey, Tiffany Michelle, and former WSOP Main Event champions Joe Cada and Koray Aldemir.
Albert Rogers became the unfortunate bubble boy when his aces could not fade Greg Gabriel’s queen-ten offsuit.
A slew of notables fell short of the final table, including Josh Arieh (11th for $13,357), Davide Suriano (21st for $6,941), Ryan Depaulo (22nd for $6,941), Athanasios Polychronopoulos (27th for $5,696), Brazillian footballer Neymar Jr. (49th for $3,959), Filippos Stavrakis (54th for $3,354), Shawn Buchanan (61st for $3,354), Owais Ahmed (64th for $2,872), Michael Moncek (96th for $1,927), Hung Le (144th for $1,562), Justin Liberto (173rd for $1,431), Ronnie Bardah (177th for $1,431), Tom Franklin (183rd for $1,431), John Gorsuch (197th for $1,326), Humberto Brenes (203rd for $1,326), Yueqi Zhu (226th for $1,160), Ari Engel (229th for $1,160), Joey Weissman (249th for $1,160), Ben Yu (273rd for $1,160), Kazuki Ikeuchi (276th for $1,160) & Bertrand Grospellier (311th for $1,061).
Jake Goodmanson’s (10th for $13,357) elimination got the final table underway.
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Wing Yam – 10,300,000
2. Larry Carrillo – 7,000,000
3. Steve Frakes – 6,750,000
4. Ramsey Stovall – 5,600,000
5. Rafael Lebron – 4,100,000
6. Ed Chang – 3,325,000
7. Louise Franciouer – 2,950,000
8. Timothy Heng – 2,850,000
9. Wen Ni – 1,050,000
Final Table Recap
Entering the final table with the shortest stack, Wen Ni was eliminated in ninth place. Ni`s went up against Wing Yam’s . Yam flopped top pair on the runout , sending Ni to the rail.
Half an hour later, Ramsey Stovall pulled off the double-elimination of Ed Chang B (7th) and Louise Francoeur (8th). After Stovall raised to 725,000 in late position, Francoeur moved all-in for 1.57 Million from the button. Chang followed him, jamming from the big blind for 2.5 Million. Stovall called, covering both players.
The board ran and Stovall’s Ace high won him the three-way pot.
Stovall was in a hurry to win his first WSOP bracelet. Ten minutes after the double knockout, he went up against Rafael Lebron’s with . The flop got Lebron the lead, but the on the turn turned the tables in favor of Stovall. The on the river was no help to Lebron, who walked out in sixth place.
Half an hour after eliminating Lebron, Stovall left Larry Carillo dumbfounded when his flopped a flush on the runout , busting Carillo’s in fifth place.
Five minutes later, Wing Yam shoved all-in for 8 Million after Steve Frakes raised to 1 Million from UTG. The latter called with , and Yam showed the . The community cards blanked, resulting in Yam’s fourth-place exit.
Steve Frakes suffered the same fate as others who went up against Stovall on the final table. Stovall’s obliterated Frakes’ , with the board providing no help. Frakes bowed out in third place.
Ramsey Stovall (30,000,000) entered the heads-up with Timothy Heng (12,270,000), enjoying a commanding lead. The heads-up lasted all of two minutes, with Stovall walking away with the bracelet.
On the final hand, Stovall raised to 2.4 Million from the button, and Heng moved all in for his last 18 Million. Stovall stood up and said, “Let’s go!” as he made the call.
The community cards opened , ending Heng’s bracelet run in second place.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Ramsey Stovall – $191,268
2. Timothy Heng – $118,213
3. Steve Frakes – $87,047
4. Wing Yam – $64,702
5. Larry Carillo – $48,551
6. Rafael Lebron – $36,782
7. Ed Chang – $28,136
8. Louise Francoeur – $21,733
9. Wen Ni – $16,953
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