Upeshka De Silva Makes It Three with WSOP Online Win

June 17th, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds

Upeshka De Silva aka “gomezhamburg” has won his third World Series of Poker (WSOP) of bracelet but this time he’s done it online.

Upeshka De Silva WSOP win

Upeshka De Silva has won another WSOP title after beating a stacked field in the $600 online knockout event. (Image: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open)

Beating a field of 1,224 in the WSOP.com $600 knockout event, De Silva added another $98,262 to his $2.7 million live earnings.

High Octane Final Suits De Silva

At the start of the final table, BoatyBoatz8A started as the short stack. With just five big blinds, the online grinder was soon all in and all out holding K♣9♥.

Behind to Pretabotones’ A♠K♦ from the start, aces on the flop and turn were enough to open the elimination floodgates. Within the hour, B3ndTheKnee, johnsonck and P. Bateman had all hit the rail.

As the field thinned, De Silva found himself slipping down the rankings. However, with chip leader Turko hitting a wall, the American started to gain some traction.

Indeed, as the Turkish player leaked chips, De Silva took the chip lead as five players stood on the cusp of WSOP glory.

Having worked his way into a strong position, De Silva was able to sit back as Dave Nodes played executioner. After Pretabotones dispatched with Turko in fifth, Nodes took out Pretabotones.

From there, gomezhamburg eliminated davidas777 and the heads-up showdown was set. Being an WSOP online event, the final battle didn’t take hours to complete.

With the blinds high, blind levels short and the stacks comparatively small, it took De Silva just ten minutes to seal the deal. After falling behind and mounting a comeback, pocket tens got it done.

Moving all-in pre-flop, the hand was virtually over after a ten landed on the board. As the final pot moved in De Silva’s direction, Nodes’ avatar faded and the latest WSOP online event was officially over.

WSOP Event #24 $600 Knockout Result

1- Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg’ De Silva – $98,262

2 – David ‘dave419’ Nodes – $60,092

3 – davidas777 – $42,962

4 – Pretabotones – $31,065

5 – Turko – $22,748

6 – p.bateman – $16,854

7 – johnsonck – $12,668

8 – B3ndTheKnee – $9,583

9 – BoatyBoatz8A – $7,380

With several major events coming to a close over the weekend, more winners were able to etch their names into the WSOP’s history books.

More WSOP Champions Crowned

Standing top of the pile after four days of action was Howard Mash. Coming through another mammoth seniors field, the American banked a career-high win worth $662,594.

After snatching the chip lead on Day 2 of the $1,000 WSOP Senior Event, Mash only faltered once on his way to victory.

On the final table, he was able to avoid trouble and strike at the right time in order to take the title. In the end, a pair of queens were enough for the 50-year-old to win his first WSOP event.

Elsewhere inside the Rio, Las Vegas, Russia’s Roman Korenev won the bracelet race in Event #26. Dubbed the Marathon, the $2,620 tournament featured 100-minute levels and 26,200 starting chips.

At the close of registration, 1,083 entries generated a prizepool topping $2.5 million. For Korenev, that meant a WSOP title and $447,401 were his after Jared Koppel fell in second place.


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