Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
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Event Info

Prijavnina $1,500
Nagradni sklad $1,647,390
Players 1,234

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 34
Slepe stave 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 400,000

Informacije o igralcih - Dan 3

Število preostalih igralcev 1
Vseh prijavljenih 11

Highlights

Highlights

Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
Dan 3 končan

Sandeep Pulusani Wins Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit/Pot-Limit Omaha

mattohalloran • Nivo 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Sandeep Pulusani
Sandeep Pulusani

It was far from an easy path to victory for Sandeep Pulusani, though he was able to to push the right buttons at the right times to come out victorious in Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. Pulusani topped a field of 1,234 entrants who generated a prize pool of $1,647,390.

Pulusani took home the biggest piece of that pool, with the first place prize being $277,949 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the second of his career, after defeating Esther Taylor in heads-up play. He previously won a bracelet at the 2013 World Series when he won Event #44 $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em, for which he took home the biggest cash of his career at $592,684. This win adds to an already impressive resume which includes over $1,600,000 in live career earnings before today’s victory.

Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1stSandeep PulusaniUnited States$277,949
2ndEsther TaylorUnited States$171,787
3rdAden SalazarUnited States$124,864
4thVincent LamCanada$91,800
5thRichard KellettUnited Kingdom$68,274
6thNoah BronsteinUnited States$51,372
7thVegard AndreassenNorway$39,114
8thWilliam LeffingwellUnited States$30,129

Pulusani entered the final day with the third smallest stack (1,210,000) among the 11-player field. It wasn’t always smooth sailing for him either, as at one point, his stack reached a low point of around 400,000 per his own estimate.

“It was a rollercoaster. Yesterday I also started short and ran it up until I made a bad play against Esther Taylor at the end of the night. And today has been a real grind because I was short the entire time and Aden Salazar had all the chips until we got three-handed,” Pulusani told PokerNews about his journey to victory. He went on to describe what a second bracelet meant to him, “My first bracelet was in a 3k No-Limit Event nine years ago actually, so it’s been a while! To win this one feels super special. It kind of proves my first bracelet wasn’t a fluke, so it’s really nice.”

Sandeep Pulusani
Sandeep Pulusani

Pulusani had immense respect for his fellow competitors. He and Taylor shared an embrace after the last hand. He also had this to say about third place finisher Aden Salazar, “Salazar is only 21 years and already had many great results. You can tell he has a talent for the game and it’s really cool to play against young rising stars and see how my skills match up and how to adjust.”

Other notable deep runs included Daniel Negreanu (18th -$9,844), Scott Davies (45th - $5,863), and Jonathan Dokler (26th - $8,174).

Final Table Action

The first big action of the final table came courtesy of Richard Kellett. The Englishman earlier in the day had his stack reduced to just 45,000 after doubling up Pulusani. Kellett had managed to make the final table thanks to a triple up, double up, and another double up on three consecutive hands, followed by a third double up a few hands into the unofficial final table of nine players.

Kellett scored yet another double-up when he ran his ace-queen into the pocket threes of Salazar and the flop paired his ace. A bit later he also scored the first knockout of the final table when William Leffingwell ran his top pair into the nut flush of Kellet.

Roughly an hour later, the next elimination came as the Norwegian Vegard Andreassen fell in seventh place after moving all in against Pulusani, who went on to flop a set and turn a full house.

Vincent Lam
Vincent Lam's fantastic run ultimately ended in fourth place

Just a bit later, Day 1 chip leader Vincent Lam scored a big double up against Salazar when he turned trip tens. Only 15 minutes later, it was Pulusani who scored a double-up through Salazar when he flopped a set of deuces to bust Salazar’s aces.

The next to fall was Noah Bronstein in sixth place. Bronstein had shared that he had a wedding to attend the next day and had originally had a flight scheduled on Day 2 of this event, but obviously had to reschedule given his success. He ran into quite the cooler when he was all in with ace-ten of clubs against Lam’s king-jack of hearts. The flop paired his ten, as well as putting two clubs on the board, but Lam paired his jack on the turn and Bronstein was unable to improve further.

Kellett was eliminated in fifth place, as his good fortune finally ran out. He found himself as the middle stack in a three-way all-in pot against Salazar and Pulusani. This proved to be one of the most crucial pots of the tournament, as Pulusani came out the big winner with the flopped nut flush, giving him a triple-up that put him in a position to go on the run that he ultimately did. Salazar managed to make a flush on the river to scoop the side pot and send Kellett out of the tournament.

With just four remaining players, the bracelet became more and more of a real possibility for the players with each passing pot. Taylor managed a big double-up against Lam when she made a full house, moving her ahead of the Day 1 chip leader.

Lam doubled up Taylor after she made a full house on the last hand before the dinner break. Then, shortly after returning from dinner, Lam met his end. He had enjoyed a large stack ever since he made a hero call on the last hand of the night on Day 1 to scoop a pot north of 1,000,000 chips, but he was eliminated by Salazar, who managed to river two pair to eliminate the Canadian.

Salazar reached his chip apex shortly into three-handed play when he reached 20,000,000, nearly two-thirds of all the chips in play. But soon he started bleeding chips. First, he doubled up Pulusani when he paired his ace against Salazar’s pocket pair. After losing a series of smaller pots, Salazar failed to get a bluff through against Taylor and was knocked down to a more modest chip lead, with 12,000,000, while Pulusani and Taylor both had around 8,000,000.

Aden Salazar
Aden Salazar has a bright future ahead of him

Just a bit later, Pulusani and Salazar played the biggest pot of the tournament. Salazar three-bet shoved on the flop, which Pulusani called. Pulusani had middle set, which held. This pot put Pulusani over 18,000,000 chips, a commanding chip lead while making Salazar the short stack for the first time all day with just over 4,000,000. A few minutes later, he was eliminated in third place when he ran into the double-suited aces of Taylor and was unable to improve.

Pulusani entered heads-up play with a chip lead of more than 2:1. That lead grew quickly as he made the better two pair just a few hands in, to reduce Taylor to fewer than 3,000,000. She managed to double up once but was eliminated a few minutes later. She ran queen-seven into pocket nines of Pulusani. She did manage to pair her queen on the river, but that queen completed a straight draw for Pulusani, giving him the pot, and the bracelet.

What does Pulusani have planned now, after his second bracelet win? “Actually I have a one-and-half-year-old at the house that I haven’t seen for a couple of weeks so I’ll probably head back home tomorrow to LA and celebrate with my wife and child!”

That's it for this event, but keep your browser on PokerNews for comprehensive coverage of the remainder of the 2022 WSOP!

Oznake: Aden SalazarDaniel NegreanuEsther TaylorJonathan DoklerNoah BronsteinRichard KellettSandeep PulusaniScott DaviesVegard AndreassenVincent LamWilliam Leffingwell

Sandeep Pulusani Finishes in First Place ($277,949)

mattohalloran • Nivo 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Sandeep Pulusani
Sandeep Pulusani

No-Limit Hold'em

Just one hand after doubling up Esther Taylor, Sandeep Pulusani found himself again playing a pot that if he won, would deliver him his second career WSOP bracelet. Taylor had moved all in from the small blind and Pulusani had made the call

Esther Taylor: {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Sandeep Pulusani: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Pulusani was in good shape with his pocket pair and Taylor only having one over card. The {8-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop was a safe one. The {10-Spades} on the turn gave both players a straight draw, with Taylor needing a nine and Pulusani needing a queen. The {q-Hearts} hit on the river. Taylor initially celebrated thinking her top pair was good, but Pulusani was quick to point out that he had made his straight. Pulusani had won the pot, the tournament, and the coveted WSOP bracelet.

A full recap of today's events will be available on PokerNews shortly.

Oznake: Sandeep PulusaniEsther Taylor

Esther Taylor Eliminated in 2nd Place ($171,787)

mattohalloran • Nivo 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Esther Taylor
Esther Taylor

No-Limit Hold'em

Just one hand after gambling for it all and doubling up, Esther Taylor moved all in again. Sandeep Pulusani made the call and the two were racing.

Esther Taylor: {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Sandeep Pulusani: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Pulusani was in good shape with his pocket pair and Taylor only having one over card. The {8-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop didn't change too much. The {10-Spades} on the turn gave both players a straight draw. Taylor needed a nine while Pulusani needed a queen. The {q-Hearts} hit on the river. Taylor initially celebrated thinking her top pair was good, but Pulusani was quick to point out that he had made his straight. Taylor was eliminated as the runner up, while Pulusani took home the hardware.

Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 30,850,000 2,850,000
Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
us Izpadel

Oznake: Esther TaylorSandeep Pulusani

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Quads
Quads

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Pulusani Makes the Right Call on Taylor

gaellej • Nivo 34: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Sandeep Pulusani raised to 1,200,000 and Esther Taylor opted to call.

The dealer showed a flop {4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Taylor checked to Pulusani who continued for 1,000,000. Taylor raised it to 2,700,000 and Pulusani went deep into the tank before calling.

The {3-Clubs} turn brought no betting action and a {6-Diamonds} hit the river. After some thinking, Taylor fired 3,000,000, putting Pulusani into a difficult decision.

After a few minutes, Pulusani eventually called and Taylor tabled {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} for two pair withe sixes. Pulusani showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and took down the pot withe nines.

Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 28,000,000 6,500,000
Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
us 2,850,000 -6,150,000

Oznake: Esther TaylorSandeep Pulusani

Trading Pots at Start of Heads-Up Play

mattohalloran • Nivo 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

After a quick break, Sandeep Pulusani and Esther Taylor returned to begin heads-up play. On the first hand, Pulusani led out for 1,500,000. Taylor folded.

On the next hand, Taylor limped and Pulusani checked his option. The pair checked through the {k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop to the {6-Spades} turn. Taylor fired for 700,000 and Pulusani quickly folded.

On the third hand, Pulusani led out for 1,200,000. Taylor called and the pair saw the {9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop. Taylor checked to Pulusani, who continued for 1,500,000. Taylor picked up her hand, reordered her cards, before tossing her hand into the muck and giving Pulusani the pot.

Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 21,500,000 3,050,000
Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
us 9,000,000 1,900,000

Oznake: Sandeep PulusaniEsther Taylor

Nivo:
34
Slepe stave:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000

Break Time

mattohalloran • Nivo 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

The players are now on a 15 minute break.

Aden Salazar Eliminated in 3rd Place ($124,865)

mattohalloran • Nivo 33: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Aden Salazar
Aden Salazar

Pot-Limit Omaha

After Esther Taylor limped from the button, Aden Salazar potted from the small blind. After a fold from Sandeep Pulusani, Taylor repotted. Salazar made the call to go all in and the cards were on their backs.

Aden Salazar: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Esther Taylor: {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Salazar was in poor shape, roughly a 2:1 dog to survive against Taylor's double suited aces. The {9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop offered no help. The {q-Spades} turn brought about a bit of hope as he picked up a flush draw, but the {6-Clubs} river locked up the pot for Taylor.

For Salazar, who is just 21 years old and attending his first WSOP, this was his second final table, and he will depart in third place for a six-figure score.

Aden Salazar us
Aden Salazar
us Izpadel

Oznake: Aden SalazarEsther TaylorSandeep Pulusani