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Daniel Ospina Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Event

Poker Pro Defeats Field of 260 To Become First-Ever Colombian Bracelet Winner


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Daniel Ospina has won the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw lowball event, defeating a field of 260 players to win his first gold bracelet. Ospina is the first Colombian player to ever win a WSOP title, and fortunately, he brought along the perfect prop to celebrate that fact.

“I was walking past a gift shop that has all the Colombian stuff and I just happened to see that flag and thought ‘I should buy that flag in case I happen to win a bracelet,’ If I make Day 3 or go deep in a tournament, where am I going to go in Vegas to find a Colombian flag? I don’t know," Ospina told WSOP reporters. "I bought it and was like ‘I’m going to need this.’ Everything just came together. This is pretty crazy.”

In addition to the bracelet and the money, Ospina also earned 432 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his first POY-qualified score of the year, and as a result he now sits in 697th place in the Player of the Year standings, which are presented in 2018 by Global Poker.

Ospina had finished second in this same event back in 2015. The 30-year-old has been on a hiatus from poker in the intervening years, a period in which he debated whether or not to continue pursuing it as a profession. He recently returned to the game with a renewed desire to play, and it helped propel him to his first win at the WSOP.

Shaun Deeb looked at his cards in a standing position in order to run between tournaments more easilyOspina took a sizable chip lead into the final day with only three players remaining in the event. Shaun Deeb was second in chips, but he may have been handicapped by the fact that he was playing two tournaments simultaneously, having made the final day of both this event and the $1,500 no-limit hold’em big-blind ante. Deeb ultimately finished in third place when he made a 9-6-5-3-2 low in a three-bet pot and shoved when checked to after the draw. Ospina made the call with his 8-7-6-4-2 and sent Deeb to the rail with $36,330. He ultimately finished 16th in the other event he was playing for $11,553.

With Deeb’s elimination Ospina took a sizable lead into heads-up play against Timothy Mcdermott. By the time the final hand arose Ospina held more than a 6-to-1 advantage. Ospina moved all-in from the button on the final hand and Mcdermott called. Both players drew a single card, with Mcdermott hitting a queen to make a Q-10-7-5-3. Ospina picked up a four to make a 9-7-6-4-2, good enough to secure him the pot and the title. Mcdermott earned $54,180 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Daniel Ospina $87,678 432
2 Timothy Mcdermott $54,180 360
3 Shaun Deeb $36,330 288
4 Michael Wattel $24,920 216
5 James Alexander $17,494 180
6 Brant Hale $12,576 144
7 Michael Gathy $9,263 108
8 Matthew Szymaszek $6,996 72

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