While most poker players were likely disappointed in having to play the 2020 WSOP Main Event online, that fell right into the wheelhouse of Ryan Hagerty, who has been one of the most successful players on the regulated U.S. sites over the past few years. There, he has racked up almost $2 million in cashes while climbing the PocketFives rankings into the national top 15, where he currently sits.
However, the 28-year-old only hopped into this tournament on a late whim thanks to what he called “late FOMO.” Managing to sell 50% of his action, he made a run to the final table with the third-place chip stack, putting him in pretty strong position with pay jumps coming up that are bigger than his biggest live cash of $70K according to HendonMob.
Hagerty will get the pleasure of sharing the experience with Michael Cannon, one of his good friends in the industry who happens to be fifth in chips. The two have roomed together for live tournaments in the past and now compete against each other in the hunt for $1.5 million.
He talks to Sarah Herring as he leaves the Rio smiling.
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