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Terrell Cheatham Wins 2020 World Series of Poker Online $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Event

'Heezahustla' Defeated A Field of 1,528 Entries To Win $116,204 and His First Gold Bracelet


Terrell ‘Heezahustla’ Cheatham is the latest player to capture a gold bracelet during the 2020 World Series of Poker Online series. He defeated a field of 1,528 total entries to emerge victorious in the $500 no-limit hold’em turbo event, earning $116,204 and his first piece of WSOP hardware. This was by far the largest record tournament score for Cheatham, a resident of Kent, Ohio.

The tournament drew a total of 1,044 unique players who collectively re-entered 484 times. As a result, the prize pool swelled to $687,600. The top 248 finishers made the money, with a min-cash being worth $688. Among the notables to make a deep run in this event were recent bracelet winners Ryan ‘im.sorry’ Torgersen (230th – $688) and Joon ‘jykpoker’ Kim (229th – $688), Ryan ‘Protential’ Laplante (204th – $688), Jason ‘haderade’ Somerville (189th – $756), three-time bracelet winner Ben ‘WhyIsGamora’ Yu (166th – $825), two-time bracelet winner Kevin ‘ImaLuckSac’ MacPhee (121st – $963), three-time World Poker Tour main event winner and two-time bracelet winner Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno (105th – $963), six-time bracelet winners Daniel ‘DNegs’ Negreanu (86th – $1,169), Layne ‘scoop87’ Flack (54th – $1,994) and Chris ‘camdi’ Ferguson (26th – $3,507), and two-time bracelet winner Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson (11th – $7,014).

Lev ‘Methinks’ Milman held the chiplead when the final table was set, with Julian ‘Julian’ Parmann and Andrea ‘Andrewbull88’ Buonocore sitting in second and third chip position. Cheatham was amount the shorter stacks among the last nine players, but he quickly surged up the counts by earning the first elimination at the final table. James ‘cbmezz99’ Messeroll moved all-in from the cutoff with ASpade Suit6Spade Suit and Cheatham called holding JSpade SuitJClub Suit. He flopped top set and held from there to knock Messeroll out in ninth place ($9,008).

Milman added to his lead by winning a preflop race with pocket tens up against the A-K of Phillip ‘AvonB’ Rhodes. Neither player improved after five community cards and Rhodes was eliminated in eighth place, earning $11,689 for his strong showing in this event.

Jeremy ‘http401’ Govert was the next to fall when he ran AHeart Suit9Heart Suit into the ASpade SuitKSpade Suit of Marc ‘Mojoesmarc’ Bernal. A pair of kings made on the river by Bernal were enough to win the pot. Govert settled for $15,402 as the seventh-place finisher. Bernal also secured the next knockout with A-K. This time his big slick was up against the A-6 offsuite of Daniel ‘StayActive’ Chan. Both players made aces and fours by the river, but Bernal’s king kicker played and Chan was sent to the virtual rail with $20,490 for his sixth-place showing.

Andrea Buonocore’s run in this tournament came to an end when he ran 6Spade Suit6Heart Suit into the KSpade SuitKHeart Suit of a surging Bernal. The pocket kings held and Buonocore was eliminated in fifth place ($27,573).

Despite scoring the last three knockouts, Bernal fell to the bottom of the chip counts during short-handed play. He ultimately got his last chips in with 10Spade Suit9Spade Suit against the ASpade SuitJClub Suit of Cheatham. The JSpade Suit10Club Suit7Heart Suit2Heart SuitJHeart Suit runout gave Cheatham trips to earn the pot. Bernal cashed for $37,474 as the fourth-place finisher.

Cheatham was all-in and behind with one card coming during three-handed action. He got all-in with QHeart SuitJHeart Suit on a ASpade SuitAHeart Suit5Heart SuitQSpade Suit board and ran into the AClub SuitKHeart Suit of Milman, who made the call. Cheatham could only stay alive with a heart on the river that didn’t give Milman a full house. The 2Heart Suit obliged, giving him the winning flush and a double into the chip lead. Milman than got coolered preflop against Cheatham, running AClub SuitQClub Suit into AHeart SuitADiamond Suit or the rest of his stack. He cashed for $51,570 as the third-place finisher.

Cheatham began heads-up play with 33.3 million to Julian ‘Julian’ Parmann’s 12.4 million. He was able to extend his lead to more than a 3.5:1 advantage by the time the final hand was dealt. Parmann shoved for around ten big blinds from the button with AHeart Suit3Heart Suit. Cheatham called holding ASpade Suit2Spade Suit. The board ran out JSpade Suit10Club Suit2Club Suit9Diamond Suit6Heart Suit and Cheatham’s pair of deuces locked up the pot and the title. Parmann was awarded $71,648 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Terrell ‘Heezahustla’ Cheatham $116,204
2 Julian ‘Julian’ Parmann $71,648
3 Lev ‘Methinks’ Milman $51,570
4 Marc ‘Mojoesmarc’ Bernal $37,474
5 Andrea ‘Andrewbull88’ Buonocore $27,573
6 Daniel ‘StayActive’ Chan $20,490
7 Jeremy ‘http401’ Govert $15,402
8 Phillip ‘AvonB’ Rhodes $11,689
9 James ‘cbmezz99’ Messeroll $9,008