Monday July 6,2015 : 2015 WSOP Event 68
In event 68, the $10,000 Dealer's Choice competition, El Monte, California professional player Quinn Do (39) adopted a singularly successful strategy of choosing not his own favourite games, but those in which his opponents seemed weaker, augmenting this with changing tactics that kept his opposition off-balance.
It worked well as he manouevred his way through the 108-strong, ace-heavy field, all intent on winning the biggest share of a $1.015 million prize pool.
Do's last bracelet win was in an NHLE event ten years ago, which made this win all the sweeter. Do said he had been working hard on his mixed game skills and was now confident in his all-round ability.
That confidence was tested to the full when he faced a talented final table that included 4-bracelet holder Jeff Madsen and other respected and experienced professionals.
Do set about the opposition, busting out Adam Friedman and Jake Abdalla in a single round of big betting, NL 2-7 single draw and going on to dispatch Madsen in a hand of NLHE before taking a big chip lead into his heads up confrontation against two-bracelet holder Rep Porter.
The momentum and chip stack generated by the El Monte professional was too much for even the hugely experienced Porter to withstand, and he was bundled out of the game in second place after losing a deciding hand of 2-7 triple draw.
Do's first prize was that elusive second bracelet and $319,792, whilst Porter left with a well-earned $197,608.
Other final table cashes included:
1st Quinn Do $319,792
2nd Rep Porter $197,608
3rd Jeff Madsen $129,651
4th Jake Abdalla $89,114
5th Adam Friedman $63,277
6th Jussi Nevanlinna $46,384