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Ivan Deyra's Dream Comes True; Wins Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($380,090)

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  • Ivan Deyra became the third French bracelet winner at the 2019 World Series of Poker

Ivan Deyra topped 671 entrants in Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em to win $380,090 and become the third French bracelet winner of the summer. With the win, Deyra crossed the $1,000,000 mark in recorded live earnings, and his gold bracelet performance comes only five years after his first recorded live tournament cash.

''I'm really proud to cross the one million, and that was a goal for me, but the main goal was winning a bracelet," Deyra said just moments after his victory.

"When I was young, I watched the WSOP on tv with stars in my eyes, and now to be here and to win it, it's amazing. It's like a dream!"

The final hand of Event #79 saw Deyra pick off Gonzalez's river bluff, with the new bracelet winner holding a full house.

''I thought he was going all in on the river. I was waiting and cheering a little bit inside. He was only six or seven big blinds deep, and I was very confident at this point that I was going to win the bracelet'' added Deyra.

The French rail has been one of the loudest and proudest at final tables this summer and today was no different.

"My rail was amazing. I know these people well because I was in there for three friends before on the final table. It was my dream to be here, and now, my friends were there for me.''

Ivan Deyra
Ivan Deyra

Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Ivan DeyraFrance$380,090
2David GonzalezUnited States$234,882
3Guillaume NoletCanada$162,575
4Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom$114,347
5David DibernardiUnited States$81,749
6David WeinsteinUnited States$59,421
7Andras NemethHungary$43,925
8Dennis BrandUnited States$33,032
9Diego ZeiterArgentina$25,278

Action of the Day

When the final six returned to battle on Day 4 with eventual runner-up Gonzalez and Canada's Guillaume Nolet dominating the chip counts, David Weinstein had his job cut out for him with ten big blinds. However, the American made life difficult for his opponents and held on for over 90-minutes of play before his resilience finally broke.

Weinstein ultimately ran king-queen into pocket queens for his final nine big blinds and departed in sixth place for a career-best $59,421 cash.

As play continued to be tight and conservative, the average big blinds fell, before back-to-back eliminations occurred.

David Dibernardi hit the rail in fifth place for $81,749 after the American ran king-queen into Deyra's ace-deuce and found no help from the board, and in the very next hand, UK pro Patrick Leonard exited in fourth place for $114,347, and his seventh cash of the series, after his king-jack failed to hold against Deyra's king-nine.

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

Day 4 chip leader Gonzalez then secured three quickfire double ups through Deyra, which forced short stack Guillaume Nolet to make his move. Deyra put the maximum pressure on his opponents by moving all in on the button with pocket sevens, and Nolet put his tournament life on the line after some thought with pocket sixes. Despite Nolet picking up the up-and-down straight draw on the turn, he failed to hit on the river and departed with $162,575 in third place.

Not to be deterred by Gonzalez's earlier comeback, Deyra used his chip advantage well and ultimately became the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner courtesy of Gonzalez's all in on the river holding five-deuce of diamonds on an eight-four-four-king-three rainbow board, a mere five-high. Deyra snap-called with pocket kings for the full house and the French rail exploded in cheers and applause.

Ivan Deyra
Ivan Deyra wins Event $79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

While Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em has concluded, check back to PokerNews over the next four-days with plenty more action coming from the to occur including the crowning of the 2019 Main Event Champion on Tuesday, July 16.

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