Ryan Hefter Collects 'Monster Stack'

Ryan Hefter Collects 'Monster Stack'

Thursday, 15 October 2015

A financial professional from the United States has become the latest to win a bracelet at the ongoing World Series Of Poker Europe (WSOPE) tournament series in Berlin.

Despite only being in Europe on business, Ryan Hefter joined in the Spielbank action and anted up the €1,650 ($1,887) buy-in to take part in Event #4, the ‘Monster Stack’ no-limit hold‘em competition, alongside 580 others and is now richer to the tune of €176,205 ($201,570).

Hefter is from New York and is in the midst of a two-year business assignment with Credit Suisse in Poland. A former part-time online player before his homeland banned the activity, the American drove to the WSOPE and initially competed in the €550 ($625) buy-in 'Oktoberfest' no-limit hold'em event.

After only lasting a few hours in the ‘Oktoberfest’ event, Hefter decided to try and reverse his fortunes by taking part in the ‘Monster Stack’ and came through the early rounds relatively unscathed before finding himself at the final table with a dwindling chip stack.

Although primarily a cash game player at his peak, Hefter was able to dig deep and gradually claw his way up the leaderboard while his fellow short stacks drifted away.

After almost 14 hours of play in the finale and with his heads-up opponent, Gilbert Diaz, looking as though he was in for the long haul, Hefter decided to take a chance. Picking his moment to pounce, the American eventually committed his stack with 8s 7c and clinched the title after pairing his seven.

WSOPE 'Monster Stack' Final Table Result:

1 Ryan Hefter - €176,205

2 Gilbert Diaz - €109,625

3 Carlos Chang - €80,170

4 Henrik Hecklen - €59,495

5 Diego Ventura - €44,725

6 Armin Eckl - €34,180

7 Justin Frolian - €26,415

8 Richard Sheils - €20,675

9 David Peters - €16,455

Tags: World Series Of Poker Europe, WSOPE, Berlin, Ryan Hefter, Gilbert Diaz, Carlos Chang, Diego Ventura, Justin Frolian, David Peters, Richard Sheils, Henrik Hecklen, Armin Eckl