Longsheng Tan Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $323,472

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An overall of 1,351 players ended up for the 2018 WSOP $1,500 no-limit hold ’em poker, the very first bracelet occasion at the series to start after the start of the continuous main event. The strong turnout constructed a prize pool of $1,823,850. In the end, the lion’s share of that was granted to Longsheng Tan. The 34-year-old poker gamer and property representative based from Las Vegas made $323,472 and his very first gold bracelet for the win.

This was his 8th final table surface of the year, primarily in smaller sized buy-in events. This was his 2nd title of the year, having actually taken down a $400 event at the Wynn for $9,521. As a result of his remarkable consistency, Tan has actually shot into 51st place in the 2018 POY rankings with 1,936 points and $427,841 in year-to-date revenues.

Tan entered into day 3 of this occasion as the chip leader with remaining 26 players, when action was stopped with 6 players remaining Tan still held the lead. Tan extended his benefit by busting Adam Laskey in 5th place ($75,497), tumbling a set versus Laskey’s leading set.

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth eliminated Trey Brabham in 4th location ($103,212), however still was the fastest stack with 3 players staying. Lanny Levine knocked Kovoorchathoth to enter heads-up play against Tan, starting at simply even worse than a 3-to-2 chip drawback.

It took only 17 hands for Tan to seal the deal. In the final hand, Tan raised to 200,000 from the button with the blinds at 40,000-80,000 with an ante of 10,000 holding the ADiamond Suit7Heart Suit. Levine made the call holding the 10Spade Suit7Spade Suit. The flop brought the QSpade Suit9Heart Suit7Club Suit and both players checked. The turn was the ASpade Suit, giving Tan two pair and Levine a pair and a flush draw. Levine checked and Tan bet 175,000. Levine called and the 7Diamond Suit hit the river. Levine bet 400,000 and Tan raised to 1,400,000. Levine moved all-in for 2,930,000 and Tan quickly called with his sevens full of aces. Levine’s trip sevens were no good, and he was sent to the rail as the runner-up with $199,862.

Official Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Longsheng TanUnited States$323,472
2Lanny LevineUnited States$199,862
3Jayaram KovoorchathothUnited States$142,785
4Trey BrabhamUnited States$103,212
5Adam LaskeyUnited States$75,497
6Stephen BiermanUnited States$55,892
7John PannucciUnited States$41,884
8Georgiios TavoularisIsrael$31,775
9Jason ParadisUnited States$24,409