From On-line Crusher to WSOP Gold: Eelis Parssinen Wins Occasion #64: $5,000 Combined No-Restrict Maintain’em/Pot-Restrict Omaha

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To most individuals who comply with the excessive stakes on-line scene he’s “EEE27.” Right this moment on the closing desk of Occasion #64: $5,000 Combined No-Restrict Maintain’em/Pot-Restrict Omaha on the Rio Conference Middle he was Eelis Parssinen, the latest World Sequence of Poker bracelet winner.

The Finnish professional was already among the many greatest on-line money sport gamers on this planet. He now has his breakthrough win on the reside event scene, however he doesn’t plan to vary something as a result of he has a gold bracelet round his wrist.

“I don’t play these reside tournaments too typically. I wouldn’t think about myself as a reside participant,” Parssinen mentioned. “I wish to play reside, however, I imply, that is my fifth WSOP event ever and there may be a lot luck concerned.”

Parssinen wanted all of the luck he might get simply to reach on the closing desk. With round 40 gamers left, he misplaced an enormous pot that knocked him down to 1 large blind. He texted his associates in a gaggle chat that he was out of the event. He managed to construct that stack as much as 2,800,000 initially of the ultimate desk, in the midst of the pack among the many 9 gamers remaining.

He was removed from alone. Outlasting a beginning area of 579, on the closing desk have been three fellow Scandinavians and his closest associates: Niklas Astedt, Samuli Sipila, and Joni Jouhkimainen.

Occasion #64: $5,000 Combined No-Restrict Maintain’em/Pot-Restrict Omaha Closing Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Nation Prize
1 Eelis Parssinen Finland $545,616
2 Noah Bronstein United States $337,216
3 Ezra Abu Gazal United States $239,321
4 David Prociak United States $172,332
5 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland $125,940
6 Kyle Arora United States $93,425
7 Niklas Astedt Norway $70,367
8 Vikranth Anga India $53,824
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Closing Desk Motion

Parssinen doubled up by means of Jouhkimainen initially of the ultimate desk by making quad queens. As Sipila fell in ninth place and Astedt in seventh, Parssinen doubled up once more to get close to the chip lead.

The quick construction left little room for maneuvering, and the remaining 5 gamers traded chips pre-flop earlier than Jouhkimainen was knocked out in fifth place by Ezra Abu Gazal, who grew to become Parssinen’s nemesis on the closing desk. Parssinen complained that Abu Gazal’s rail was leaning in too shut and requested to vary seats. Tensions rose because the bracelet was tantalizingly close to for all these left.

With three gamers remaining, Parssinen picked up pocket aces in a PLO hand to double by means of Noah Bronstein and into the chip lead. He lastly obtained the higher of Abu Gazal, profitable a flip with fives in opposition to queen-ten to ship Abu Gazal house in third place and depart Parssinen heads-up in opposition to Bronstein with a 2.5:1 chip benefit.

Heads-up play wouldn’t final lengthy. Parssinen and Bronstein noticed a flop of {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and obtained all of the chips within the center. Parssinen had flopped a set of sixes with {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}, whereas Bronstein was drawing to a straight with {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Bronstein picked up a flush draw on the {a-Hearts} flip however bricked the {j-Spades} river, making Parssinen a WSOP bracelet winner and $545,616 richer.

Eelis Parssinen
Eelis Parssinen

To Parssinen, it might’ve simply been certainly one of his associates to elevate the bracelet. Luck was simply on his facet. “It’s insane. There have been like 600 individuals who began the primary day. It’s like a dream come true to play with these guys, my closest associates,” he mentioned.

“To be sincere these gamers who I performed with are the world’s greatest on this format. They’re actually good in No-Restrict and actually good in PLO. I believe they deserve it. Nonetheless, there may be a lot luck concerned.”

Parssinen doesn’t plan to stay round for the Predominant Occasion however would possibly return later within the sequence to play a few of the final occasions. He, Jouhkimainen, Sipila, and the remainder of his Scandinavian rail are already planning to go {golfing} tomorrow.

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