WSOP 2016: Ryan D'Angelo Wins His First WSOP Title for Event #7 WSOP 2016: Ryan D'Angelo Wins His First WSOP Title for Event #7

Headed into the final day of play with chip lead, Ryan D’Angelo crushed it yesterday in Event #7: $1500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) to win his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

D’Angelo defeated John Monnette who scored $57,061 as runner up, but D’Angelo, from Binghampton New York, captured the bragging rights, $92,338 in prize money and of course the gold bracelet.

“I felt a connection to this form of poker, even though I haven’t played it very much,” D’Angelo said after the victory. “It’s so pure. It’s two streets – it’s before the draw and then after the draw it’s ‘do they have it, or don’t they?’ It’s all a meta-game. It’s all leveling. It’s really the purest form of poker because it’s soul reading and a lot of ‘does he have it, or doesn’t he?’

Other notable players with a deep run in the event include Tom Franklin (3rd), Barry Greenstein (9th), Jennifer Harman (13th), Eli Elezra (16th), Bernard Lee (23rd), David Benyamine (24th) and Erik Seidel (25th).

Events Finishing Up Later Today

Finishing up today will be Event #6: $1500 No-Limit Hold’em, Event #8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E. and Event #9: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship.

After three days full days of play, four players remain in Event #6 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Michael Addamo, Davis Aalvik, Peter Eichhardt, and John Racener remain to battle for the $438,417 first-place prize.

The 20 players remaining in Event #8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E. are heading into Day 3 of the event with Ben Ponzio in the lead for the gold bracelet and $212,604 first-place prize. Behind him are Justin Bonomo, Noah Bronstein, Ismael Bojang and Christopher Vitch.

LA Sunset Team Manager, Maria Ho busted out short of the money on Day 2.

Event #9 will have French pro Alex Luneau, 69-year-old highway contractor from California, John Smith, poker pro Olivier Busquet and 23 year old Alan Percal from Florida battling it out to settle the score.

Over the past two days each player had to play in five matches to get this point, fighting off competition from the 153 strong player field.