2023 World Series of Poker

Event #31: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
Dias: 2
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Campeão
Mão Vencedora
aq87
Premiação
$194,155
Event Info
Buy-in
$600
Premiação
$1,406,580
Entries
2,758
Informações do Nível
Nível
38
Blinds
500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante
1,000,000
Informações do Jogador - Dia 2
Entries
122
Jogadores Restantes
1

Event #31: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack

Dia 2 Terminado

"A Come from the Bottom Type of Guy": Firefighter Dulaney Extinguishes the Opposition in 2023 WSOP Event #31 ($194,155)

Nível 38 : Blinds 500,000/1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Scott Dulaney
Scott Dulaney

An explosive final table which lasted only three hours, ended when Scott Dulaney bested long-time chip leader Sridhar Sangannagari in a brief heads-up battle.

Dulaney pocketed $194,155 for first place and of course, a coveted WSOP gold bracelet. The Fireman from Houston, Texas was a popular winner, with an enthusiastic rail – which grew larger and more vociferous, the closer he got to the bracelet.

As with so many events at the 2023 World Series of Poker, Event #31: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack was a record-breaker – with a large turnout of 2,758 entries, which generated a prize pool of $1,406,580.

Event 31 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1stScott DulaneyUnited States$194,155
2ndSridhar SangannagariUnited States$120,004
3rdWillie SmithUnited States$89,551
4thBjorn GravlienNorway$67,359
5thZachary VankeurenUnited States$51,072
6thCharles CombsUnited States$39,037
7thMichael HoltzUnited States$30,081
8thBarny BoatmanUnited Kingdom$23,371
9thKeith KrumwiedeUnited States$18,308

Dulaney started the day sixth in chips and stayed afloat until action reached the final nine, where he sat seventh in chips.

The final table was dominated at the start by Sangannagari. The Goldman Sachs Vice President tore through the table, claiming the scalps of Zachary Vankeuren and stalwart British pro Barny Boatman along the way.

He held the chip until it was heads up but by that time there wasn’t much in it and Dulaney overcame him in short order.

Winner’s Reaction

It was an emotional scene as the final hand ended, as Dulaney ran to the rail to embrace his wife – his rail celebrating wildly. When the dust had settled, Dulaney summed up his feelings.

“I’m really excited, kinda reeling at the moment,” Dulaney said afterward. “But I knew it was gonna happen and I plan on winning multiple Omaha bracelets this week, this year. I think all the best Omaha players in the world come from Houston and I’m trying to prove it this summer.”

On the subject of his favorite card being a nine, Dulaney explained, “Basically, it’s one of the lowest pairs you want to get involved in big Omaha pots with, but I’ll take the lowest of the low if I’ve got to. I’m a ‘come from the bottom’ type of guy. Everybody in Houston knows that’s my hand and I’m a Houston player through and through.”

Asked what aspects of firefighting helped his poker skills, Dulaney’s response was unequivocal: “All of them. I take aggressive firefighting tactics and apply them to the poker table. I’ve always done that and now it’s paying off.”

As far as celebrations go, Dulaney said, “I’m gonna go spend some time with my kids because they’re upstairs and I haven’t seen them.” But the perpetual poker player in him couldn’t resist adding, “I may jump in another tournament if I can tonight. If I can get in that Omaha still, I’m probably going to late reg for that, to be honest with you.”

Final Day Action

The final day got underway with 112 players. That number was thinned down extremely quickly, with the three-table redraw taking place before the day’s second break. A mere two hours later, the tournament was down to nine players. The main beneficiary during that period was Boatman.

With 24 combatants remaining, Boatman was sitting on a miserly stack of 900,000. By the time the event reached its final table, he had torn through the field to sit second in chips with a mighty 12,500,000.

Also on display was Boatman’s customary wit. When one player mistook him for the late David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Boatman quipped, “I was better-looking than him when he was alive”. Unfortunately, his run good ran out when his Jacks couldn’t hold against ace-deuce.

Barny Boatman
Barny Boatman

Boatman fell to Sangannagari early on in the final table action, and the Goldman Sach Vice President looked sure to take it down before Dulaney got on an unstoppable roll. Sangannagari knocked out fellow American Vankeuren in fourth and looked destined to claim the bracelet with half the chips in play.

But Dulaney was not to be denied and when he knocked out Willie Smith, the stacks had got a lot closer. He doubled through Sangannagari shortly afterward and a few hands later had him all in and covered.

Dulaney claimed his victory in a hand of pot-limit Omaha. Having worn a cap throughout, displaying his favorite card in the deck, it seemed inevitable that the final river of the tournament would come a nine.

That ends the PokerNews coverage of this event but you can keep up with all the other World Series of Poker news over at the 2023 WSOP hub.

Scott Dulaney
Scott Dulaney

Tags: Barny BoatmanBjorn GravlienCharles CombsKeith KrumwiedeMichael HoltzScott DulaneySridhar SangannagariWillie SmithZachary Vankeuren

Sridhar Sangannagari Eliminated in 2nd Place ($120,004)

Nível 38 : Blinds 500,000/1,000,000, 1,000,000 ante
Sridhar Sangannagari
Sridhar Sangannagari

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action began on the turn after the flop of J95 as Scott Dulaney led out for 3,000,000. Sridhar Sangannagari raised to 6,000,000 with a quick call following from Dulaney.

The turn was the 6 where Dulaney opted to bet the pot. Sangannagari quickly jammed all in over the top with a snap call coming from Dulaney. Both players revealed their hands.

Sridhar Sangannagari: KK106
Scott Dulaney: AQ87

The river was the 9 as Dulaney scooped the pot to eliminate Sangannagari.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Scott Dulaney us
Scott Dulaney
82,750,000 50,750,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Sridhar Sangannagari us
Sridhar Sangannagari
Eliminado

Tags: Scott DulaneySridhar Sangannagari

Nível: 38

Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000

Ante: 1,000,000

Willie Smith Eliminated in 3rd Place ($89,551)

Nível 37 : Blinds 400,000/800,000, 800,000 ante
Willie Smith
Willie Smith

Sridhar Sangannagari folded from the button, Scott Dulaney raised and Willie Smith went all in for 5,600,000. Dulaney swiftly called.

Willie Smith: AQ73
Scott Dulaney: 6642

The dealer peeled off KJQA5 and Dulaney's small flush was good enough to send Smith to the cash desk.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Scott Dulaney us
Scott Dulaney
32,000,000 3,000,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Willie Smith us
Willie Smith
Eliminado

Tags: Scott DulaneyWillie Smith

Bjorn Gravlien Eliminated in 4th Place ($67,359)

Nível 37 : Blinds 400,000/800,000, 800,000 ante
Bjorn Gravlien
Bjorn Gravlien

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action began preflop with Bjorn Gravlien jamming all in from the small blind. Sridhar Sangannagari found a call from the cutoff as both players flipped their hands.

Bjorn Gravlien: 5739
Sridhar Sangannagari: 8864

The board ran out AJA26 for Sangannagari to scoop the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sridhar Sangannagari us
Sridhar Sangannagari
68,500,000 29,000,000
Scott Dulaney us
Scott Dulaney
29,000,000 13,600,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Willie Smith us
Willie Smith
4,900,000 -100,000
Bjorn Gravlien no
Bjorn Gravlien
Eliminado

Tags: Bjorn GravlienSridhar Sangannagari

Dulaney Gets Another Double

Nível 37 : Blinds 400,000/800,000, 800,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Willie Smith bet the pot from the button for 2,800,000 and was met with an all-in from Scott Dulaney on the big blind for 7,100,000. Smith made the call.

Scott Dulaney: KK102
Willie Smith: AK104

Dulaney's pocket kings held after the 5436Q runout leaving Smith super short.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sridhar Sangannagari us
Sridhar Sangannagari
39,500,000 3,500,000
Bjorn Gravlien no
Bjorn Gravlien
17,500,000 2,000,000
Scott Dulaney us
Scott Dulaney
15,400,000 4,400,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Willie Smith us
Willie Smith
5,000,000 -16,600,000

Tags: Scott DulaneyWillie Smith

Nível: 37

Blinds: 400,000/800,000

Ante: 800,000

Willie Smith Avoids Elimination to Double Up

Nível 36 : Blinds 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action began preflop as the cutoff bet the pot of 2,100,000. Willie Smith found a call from the small blind, but Sridhar Sangannagari again potted it for 8,400,000. The cutoff folded leaving Willie to call the bet putting him all in. Both players revealed their hands.

Willie Smith: 810JQ
Sridhar Sangannagari: AA43

The board ran out Q3626 as Smith hit a flush to avoid elimination.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sridhar Sangannagari us
Sridhar Sangannagari
36,000,000 -7,500,000
Willie Smith us
Willie Smith
21,600,000 11,400,000

Tags: Sridhar SangannagariWillie Smith

Dulaney Stepping Up to Goliath Sangannagari

Nível 36 : Blinds 300,000/600,000, 600,000 ante

Scott Dulaney bet 2,100,000 from the cutoff and was called by Bjorn Gravlien on the button. Sridhar Sangannagari in the big blind bet pot to 8,700,000. Dulaney called all in for 4,200,000 while Gravlien opted to fold.

Scott Dulaney: KQ52
Sridhar Sangannagari: KK108

The chip leader had a pair of kings, while Dulaney had two live flush opportunities. The board of 9965J gave Dulaney the flush at the river to make a minor dent in Sangannagari's stack and complete the double up for themself.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sridhar Sangannagari us
Sridhar Sangannagari
43,500,000 15,500,000
Scott Dulaney us
Scott Dulaney
11,000,000 -200,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Bjorn GravlienScott DulaneySridhar Sangannagari