Ryan DíAngelo managed to achieve victory in the WSOP No-Limit Deuce-To-Seven Lowball Tournament, whose buy-in was $1,500. He succeeded in beating 279 opponents on his way to the first WSOP gold bracelet. The 30-year-old winner pocketed $92,338.
According to DíAngelo, he played perfectly during the whole event. He is very happy and proud of his victory. He believes that he deserves his WSOP bracelet. However, DíAngelo was surprised that his first title was won in Deuce-To-Seven No-Limit, since he had preferred to play No-Limit Holdíem. And ten No-Limit Holdíem tournaments did not allow thisprofessional poker player to become victorious.
Mr. DíAngelo entered the final round as chip leader and could beat such famous poker professional players as two-time bracelet winner Daniel Kelly, Tom Franklin, and another two-time bracelet winner John Monnette. Mr. Kelly occupied the 4th position in the final standings. This achievement allowed him to earn over 26,000 dollars. Franklinís third place brought him $38,582. As for Monnette, he was beaten by DíAngelo in the heads-up series. However, his 2nd-place finish added $57,061 to his total earnings.
It was a great success for Ryan to defeat Monnette, since he placed very high bets. Taking into account this fact, Ryanís advantage in the number of chips (the ratio was 6 to 1) at the beginning of the heads-up round significantly helped him.
Soon after the beginning of the final round Mr. Monnette moved all in with 10-9-8-7-3. DíAngeloís hand included 10-7-6-4. A three was dealt to Ryan. It brought him the title.
The winner decided to donate a certain percentage of his payout for the charity organization called the Food Gardens Foundation. This organization supplies African farmers with seeds and teaches them how to grow different fruits and vegetables.
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