The 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker continued on Tuesday with Event #72: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Championship attracting a 337-entrant field which created a prize pool of $480,225. Following a previous two appearances at a final table, along with four top-ten finishes, Ajay “Ross_Geller” Chabra finally broke through to win his first WSOP bracelet and the $77,475 first-place prize after defeating Carter Swidler heads-up for the title.

The top 47 finishers would finish-in-the money, and after Belarmino De Souza was eliminated on the money bubble, the likes of Mark Herm, Alek Stasiak, Luke Schwartz, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Joseph Cheong, Anson Tsang, and Justin Lapka all collected a WSOP cash before falling short of the final table.

Kevin Liu entered the final table holding the chip lead, but it would Apti Dzhabrailov collecting the first two eliminations after eliminating Shannon Shorr in ninth-place, and Rich Dixon in eighth-place. Mike Watson had moved into the chip lead in the early part of the final table, and he would eliminate Liu with pocket jacks holding against pocket threes to further extend his advantage.

Dzmitry Yasiukevich would then fall in sixth when his nine-eight couldn’t outdraw the pocket aces of Chabra as the American now held the chip lead. Watson would be the next to fall in fifth when his queen-nine was outdrawn by the jack-seven of Swidler as Kosei Ichinose busted just a few hands later losing ace-jack to Swidler’s ace-five for a turned flush.

After a little back-and-forth between the final three, Dzhabrailov would exit in third-place as Chabra entered heads-up play holding a near two-to-one chip lead over Swidler. Swidler took the lead, then Chabra wrestled it back and then put his foot on the gas to edge his advantage out to the biggest of the match. On the final hand, Swidler found himself all-in on the flop with a pair against Chabra’s overcards. Chabra spiked a bigger pair on the turn, and when no help fell on the river for Swidler, he exited in second, and Chabra was crowned the Event #72 champion.

Event #72 Final Table Results
Place Player Prize
1st Ajay Chabra $77,475
2nd Carter Swidler $65,737
3rd Apti Dzhabrailov $48,296
4th Kosei Ichinose $35,483
5th Mike Watson $26,059
6th Dzmitry Yasiukevich $19,153
7th Kevin Liu $14,071
8th Rich Dixon $10,338
9th Shannon Shorr $7,595

Up Next on GGPoker for WSOP Online

Wednesday will host Event #73: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and Thursday will host Event #74: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. Following a break on Friday, there will be three events over the weekend including the conclusion of Event #70: $25,000 Poker Players Championship.

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