Cheatham wins WSOP $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

16 July 2020

On Thursday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo attracted 1,044 players who rebought 484 times. The 1,528-entry field resulted in a $687,600 prize pool, and after just 7.5 hours of play, it was Terrell "Heezahustla" Cheatham as the last player standing, good for $116,204 and a gold bracelet.

Little is known about Cheatham, other than he originally hails from Akron, Ohio but now resides in Las Vegas. He has $24,836 in live tournament earnings according to HendonMob, including a career-best $7,880 for winning a WSOP Daily Deepstack back in 2014. He also finished 106th in last year's WSOP Big 50 for $7,169.

After Eric "circleball" Baldwin bubbled in 249th place, the bust outs came at a furious pace and included Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen (230th - $687.60), Jason "haderade" Somerville (189th - $756.36), Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (121st - $962.64), Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (86th - $1,168.92), Philip "tomte" Yeh (38th - $2,337.84), Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington (24th - $3,506.76), and final table bubble boy Ryan "WHOSYOURDODD" Dodd (10th - $7,013.52).

Lev "Methinks" Milman, who was a chess champion in his younger days, began the final table with a big chip lead, nearly 2:1 over his next closest competitor. James "cbmezz99" Messeroll was the first final table casualty losing ace-six suited to the pocket jacks of Cheatham, and then Milman extended his lead by winning a 10-million chip pot when his pocket tens held against the ace-king of Phillip "AvonB" Rhodes.

Jeremy "http401" Govert exited in seventh place running ace-nine into Marc "Mojoesmarc" Bernal's suited Big Slick, and then Daniel "StayActive" Chan, who began the final table as the short stack, fell after losing with ace-six to the ace-king of Bernal.

Andrea "Andrewbull88" Buonocore hit the rail in fifth place after running pocket sixes into the kings of Bernal, who in turn bowed out in forth losing ten-nine suited to the ace-jack of Cheatham.

Cheatham then got it in on the flop with a flush draw against Milman's trips aces, and a river heart allowed him to double big into the chip lead. Not long after, Milman ran ace-queen suited smack dab into Cheatham's two red aces to fall in third place.

Cheatham took 33.3 million into heads-up play against Julian "Julian" Parmann, who had 12.4 million. Parmann, a professional poker player for the past 14 years with $980,026 in live tournament earnings, put up a good fight, but with the blinds so big, he eventually shoved his last 10 big blinds with ace-trey against "Heezahustla's" ace-deuce. A deuce appeared on the flop and Parmann had to settle for second place, good for $71,648.

(Article courtesy of World Series of Poker)

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