The 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker continued over the weekend with four WSOP bracelets being awarded, while the Heads-Up Championship reached the final four and would be paused until Saturday, August 15.
The Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 831-entrants and created a prize pool of $631,560 that paid the top 116 finishers.
Some players finishing in-the-money included Kahle Burns, Daniel Negreanu, Adrian Buckley, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Mike Watson, Bryan Micon, Ami Barer, Erik Seidel, Conon Drinan, Aaron Van Blarcum, Manig Loeser, Juha Helppi, and Mohsin Charania. Ajay Chabra would find himself at another final table, but he would bow out in eighth-place, as Frank “SBma2016” Crivello would emerge victorious after defeating Craig Timmis heads-up to win the $94,253 first-place prize which included an added WSOP Europe package.
The Event #55: HK$8,000 No-Limit Hold’em Asia Championship kicked off Sunday action on GGPoker and attracted a 3,247-entrant field that paid the top 404 players. With the HK$8,000 buy-in equating to just over $1,000, the prize pool would reach over HK$24.6 million (~$3.2 million) as Burns, Drinan, Loeser, Seidel, Watson, Negreanu, Mike McDonald, Yuri Dzivielevski, Farid Jattin, Thai Ha, Chris Moorman, Rainer Kempe, Adam Owen, Pete Chen, Mike Leah, Roberto Romanello, Jack Salter, Marvin Rettenmaier, Alex Foxen, Brandon Adams, Kristen Bicknell, Steve O’Dwyer, Joao Vieira, and Dario Sammartino all collected a WSOP cash.
It would take nearly 13 hours of play before Brazilian Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla would defeat Alexandros “THE Sheriff” Theologis heads-up to win the HK$3,551,611 (~$461,709) first-place prize – which is double his biggest live score of a 34th place finish in the 2014 WSOP Main Event for $230,487.
After nearly 14 hours of play, Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition would conclude with Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer winning his first WSOP bracelet, the $444,869 first-place prize, and an added WSOP Europe package.
A field of 2,153 entrants would create a prize pool of $3,068,025, as 314 players finished in-the-money. Bertrand Grospellier, Michael Lech, Dylan Linde, Niall Farrell, Drinan, Negreanu, and Adams all collected in-the-money finishes before Fischer was crowned the eventual Event #56 champion.
The final event of the weekend was the Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition that attracted 9,835 entrants and created a $1,357,230 prize pool. Roberto Romanello would fall short of reaching another final table as the final nine were guaranteed a near seventy-fold increase on their buy-in.
Inevitably, it would be Russia’s Anatoly “Pohitrusha” Suvarov defeating David “Duvidl18” Edelstein in an hour-long heads-up duel to win the $183,526 first-place prize and his first WSOP bracelet.
Tuesday will host the Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship, and Wednesday will host Event #59: $2,500 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em. Thursday will see the Event #60: $525 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed before a total of five WSOP bracelets are awarded on the weekend.
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