2020 WSOP Online Update: Ryan Torgerson Not Sorry After Winning His First Bracelet

July 15th, 2020 | by Greg Shaun

The World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) Online Championship continues to impress, this time with million-dollar prizepools and more bracelet winners.

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Ryan Torgerson took down the first $1 million+ WSOP online event of 2020 to win $172,361. (Image: Twitch/WSOP)

As is often the case, the weekend brought out the masses. With US players on WSOP.com given more time to grind, 1,505 players anted up in the $600 Monster Stack.

Add another 569 rebuys to the mix and the 2,074 entries pushed the prizepool to $1,119,960. That’s the first prizepool of the WSOP Online Championship to hit the seven-figure mark and it was enough to give the winner, Ryan Torgerson, a $172,361 payday.

WSOP Online Championship Offers Monster Value

It took 12 hours to whittle down the monster field. Torgerson came into Event #10 with a point to prove after taking the runner-up spot in Event #9 and he did just that.

After watching the Tom Dean and Nick Pupillo fall in ninth and eighth place, respectively, Torgerson got to work. Playing under the moniker Im.Sorry, he displayed little in the way of sympathy as he took on Justin Whitfield.

With the board showing 8♠7♠7♣, Whitfield shoved with T♦9♦. Not willing to take a backstep, Torgerson called with K♠T♠. The 3♦ on the turn helped neither player, neither did the 8♥ on the river.

By virtue of having the highest high-card hand, Torgerson took down the pot and eliminated Whitfield. That pot put Im.Sorry in the driving seat but his ride to the title was far from a smooth.

A tough spot against Sam Grizzle pushed Torgerson towards the bottom of the pile. However, that wasn’t to be the last of last these two would see of each other. As Brent Robert, Chris Carey, and Eric Blair all fell by the wayside, Torgerson moved his way back into contention.

Torgerson Gets His Revenge

With three left, he got his revenge on veteran pro Sam Grizzle. A pre-flop all-in from Grizzle with Q♦J♥ allowed Torgerson to isolate with pocket tens. Brandon Ienn moved out of the way and it was off to the races.

A Q♣6♠2♣ flop gave Grizzle the lead. The 8♣ did little to change the dynamics, but the T♠ on the river was enough to give Torgerson the hand. With that, Grizzle was out and Im.Sorry was back in the lead.

Within minutes, Ienn was all-in with A♦7♠ and Torgerson had called with A♥8♦. In the end, the 4♠5♦3♠T♠T♣ board meant the latter won by virtue of having a better kicker and, with that, Event #10 was over.

WSOP Online Championship Event #10 Result

1 – Ryan “Im.Sorry” Torgerson – $172,361

2 – Brandon “Omni27” Ienn – $106,508

3 – Sam “texasmolly” Grizzle – $77,725

4 – Eric “bill_luga” Blair – $57,229

5 – Chris “letsgetit888” Carey – $42,558

6 – Brent “grebnrets” Roberts – $31,918

7 – Justin “Fatstax” Whitfield – $24,079

8 – Nick “DuckFlush” Pupillo – $18,367

9 – Tom “4Logan” Dean – $14,234

Joining Torgerson on the winner’s rostrum this week were Raman Afanasenka (Event #11 winner – $128,601), Ryan Depaulo (Event #12 winner – $159,563), Michael Lech (Event #13 winner – $163,249), and Joe McKeehen (Event #14 winner – $352,985).


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