Jacksonville, Florida native David Jackson has taken the win in the World Series of Poker Online $777 buy-in seven-max no-limit hold’em. This event drew a considerable number of entrants raising a prize pool of $1,486,634, with payouts going to the highest 314 finishers.
The biggest share of the prize pool would go to the eventual champion David Jackson with a top prize of $194,178 and the coveted gold bracelet. Though considerable, this was actually not Jackson’s biggest cash. This would actually fall behind two previous scores in 2019, including his biggest of $304,929 as the champion of the Spring Poker Open and $211,334 for coming out on top in the Fall Poker Open. In total, this player has taken home $2.9 million in total tournament earnings.
When the final table began, Weilin Wang held the chip lead. Masakazu Miyamoto would be the first to go when their queen-flush was defeated by Dumitru Pora’s flopped nut flush. Miyamoto would finish in seventh place with $27,740. Ken Okada would find his run came to an end when his A-J went up against the 8♠7♠ Michael Watson, and then when the river came, Watson got a two pair. This left Okada in 6th place with $38,366.
Lucia Lima would fall next. His top pair went up against Dumitru Pora’s two pair, and when he failed to improve on the river, he was eliminated. He took home $53,064 for his fifth-place finish.
Watson went all-in with his 9♣6♣ with Wang holding a 5♠3♥ with a flop of 7♥6♦5♦. The turn brought a 5♣ giving Wang the lead. Then the river brought a 9♠, which was not enough to help Watson. Watson was eliminated in fourth place with $73,392.
Unfortunately for Wang, he would be eliminated next. It looked like he might win the hand when his A♠Q♣ went up against the A♦8♣ of Pora. But, Pora would get an 8 on the flop to take the lead. Wang did not prevail on the river and hit the rail in third place for $101,508.
After this, heads-up play would start, and Jackson would soon take the chip lead and hold it for the rest of the match. When the final hand came, both players went all-in. Pora had an A-8, and Jackson had a K-3. So, Pora was in a good position with an ace-high. However, Jackson would find an 8 on the river to take the title, leaving Pora as the runner-up earning $140,394.