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Ryan Tosoc is the champion of the largest-ever World Series of Poker online bracelet event. The 2017 World Poker Tour Five Diamond Classic main event winner topped a record field of 1,635 total entries in the 2018 WSOP.com $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em championship, playing under the screen name “Toosick”. For the win he earned his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $238,778.
Tosoc also earned 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points after coming out on top in this one. He also sixth in the WSOP $25,000 pot-limit Omaha event for $215,718 and 448 points. With three total final table finishes so far this year Tosoc has shot up the 2018 POY rankings, landing in 69th place for the time being.
This event lasted a total of 16 hours, with it taking just 12 hours to narrow the huge field down to a final table of nine. Tosoc entered the final table in third chip position, with Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio holding the chip lead. Tosoc knocked out Aurelian ‘Winamax’ Guiglini in eighth place ($27,337) to keep pace with Maio. Then as the final table progressed he began to take control, going on an elimination spree that saw him bust Justin ‘lappypoker’ Lapka in fifth Place ($65,391), James ‘5.56cal.’ Robinson in fourth place ($89,777) and Joel AjaWilson22’ Feldman in third place ($124,570).
With that Tosoc took 13,107,000 into heads-up play against Maio, who held 11,417,000. The two traded the lead back and forth, but by the time the final hand arose it was Tosoc who held nearly a 2-to-1 lead. Maio shoved all-in from the button for around 10 big blinds holding AClub Suit9Club Suit. Tosoc called with the ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit. The board came down 10Heart Suit4Club Suit3Spade SuitQSpade SuitAHeart Suit and Tosoc’s kicker played to earn him the pot and the title. Maio was awarded $175,206 as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:
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