The 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker continued Saturday with Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Handed. The first Asia Time Zone event would attract a 2,007-entrant field that created a $1,143,990 prize pool that saw Aaron “fishnchip” Wijaya collect the $171,389 first-place prize and his first WSOP bracelet.
With 278 players finishing in-the-money, the likes of Brad Owen, Manig Loeser, Justin Lapka, Aaron Van Blarcum, Kevin Martin, Ami Barer, and Mike McDonald, along with WSOP bracelet winners Anson Tsang and Jesse Rockowitz all captured a piece of the prize pool but fell short of the final table. Kasper “GangstaPoker” Mellanen would hold the chip lead entering the final table ahead of Blake “Beast2018!” Bohn. Mellanen would eliminate Hui “totoyou” Tang in ninth holding with ace-king against ace-nine suited, while Kai “butouji666” Liu would exit courtesy of Bohn.
Chun Kit “FathiSon” Leung would be eliminated in seventh place when his ten-nine couldn’t improve against Wijaya’s pocket eights. Bohn would wake up with pocket jacks, but unfortunately would run into Mellanen’s aces. The board blanked out, and Bohn was eliminated in sixth place. Joao “naturalMENTE” Simao was eliminated in fifth when his pocket fours were outdrawn by Wijaya’s ace-king, before Jingxiang “Fuzzy Wuzzy!” Ong was all in on the flop with top pair, but would be shown the two pair of Toni “AnsuFati31” Bosch Jordana and be unable to improve as he exited in fourth.
Mellanen would wake up with ace-king but run into the pocket jacks of Wijaya, and when a jack fell on the turn to leave Mellanen drawing dead, he would fall in third. Bosch Jordana held a slight lead over Wijaya entering heads-up play, and after some back-and-forth, the final hand cooler would play out. Both players flopped two pair, and then both improved to a full house on the turn. All the money went in on the river with Bosch Jordana’s sevens-full-of-eights losing out to Wijaya’s sevens-full-of-kings to see Wijaya crowned the Event #38 champion.
|Event #38 Final Table Results|
|1st||Aaron “fishnchip” Wijaya||$171,389|
|2nd||Toni “AnsuFati31” Bosch Jordana||$124,376|
|3rd||Kasper “GangstaPoker” Mellanen||$90,260|
|4th||Jingxiang “Fuzzy Wuzzy!” Ong||$65,501|
|5th||Joao “naturalMENTE” Simao||$47,534|
|6th||Blake “Beast2018!” Bohn||$34,496|
|7th||Chun Kit “FathiSon” Leung||$25,033|
|8th||Kai “butouji666” Liu||$18,167|
|9th||Hui “totoyou” Tang||$13,184|
Wijaya collected $171,389 for topping the Event #38 field along with the coveted WSOP bracelet. Wijaya also becomes the fifth player to win a WSOP bracelet from China joining Jiang Chen, Yue Du, Wei Guo Liang, and Yunpeng Zhou as Chinese WSOP bracelet winners.
Sunday will host four events with Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, Event #40: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS, and Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS.
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