The 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker continued on Wednesday with Event #44: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed attracting a 892-entrant field which created a $2,118,500 prize pool. Canadian Kristen Bicknell would defeat Brazilian Belarmino “Iseey0urcard” De Souza heads-up to collect the $356,412 first-place prize and her third WSOP bracelet.
Pete Chen would be eliminated on the money-bubble in 117th place when his ace-king failed to improve against his opponent’s queens. Julien Martini, Ben Farrell, Mike McDonald, Matthias Eibinger, Brandon Adams, Pavlo Veksler, Blake Bohn, Danny Tang, David Jackson, and Christopher Kruk all finished in-the-money but fell short of reaching the final table.
The final table of nine began with De Souza as the chip leader fresh off his third-place finish in the $5,000 PLO Championship. Nikita Kalinin committed holding ace-queen but would be unable to outdraw Dong Jiang’s sixes and headed to the rail in ninth place. Paul Barnes would see him dealt a pair of sixes, but it would fail to hold against De Souza’s king-ten, while Patrick Semrau exited next in seventh losing with ace-five to the king-nine of Ilya Anatsky. Just a few hands later, Jerome Finck was all-in holding pocket fives against the queen-jack of De Souza. De Souza flopped a pair and improved to broadway on the river to eliminate Finck in sixth.
Simon Higgins exited in fifth when his pocket tens were outdrawn by Bicknell’s ace-king suited before Jiang fell in fourth losing with ace-king to Bicknell’s ace-jack. Anatsky’s run would end in third place when his deuces were outdrawn by De Souza making a straight holding ace-four. De Souza entered heads-up play with a five-to-two chip advantage over Bicknell, but Bicknell immediately began to close the gap before eventually taking the lead. On the final hand, both players flopped a pair, but it would be Bicknell turning trips to take the lead. All the money went in on the river with De Souza’s kings-up losing out to Bicknell’s trips fives to see her crowned the Event #44 champion.
|Event #44 Final Table Results|
|2nd||Belarmino “Iseey0urcard” De Souza||$261,249|
|4th||Dong “nuoyani” Jiang||$140,365|
|6th||Jerome “gorgiAAs” Finck||$75,416|
|7th||Patrick “Pepsi_zero” Semrau||$55,280|
|8th||Paul “Doduckduck” Barnes||$40,520|
|9th||Nikia “SanyaRostov” Kalinin||$29,701|
Bicknell has amassed nearly $5.1 million in lifetime tournament earnings which already included two WSOP bracelets. Bicknell broke through in 2013 to win the Ladies Championship for $173,922, and in 2016 she won the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty for $290,768. By winning her third WSOP bracelet, Bicknell ties Barbara Enright, Nani Dollison, and Vanessa Selbst for most bracelets won by a woman. Bicknell also becomes the fifth Canadian to win at least three bracelets alongside Greg Mueller, Dan Idema, and Jonathan Duhamel, while Daniel Negreanu sits on top with six WSOP bracelets.
Thursday will host the Event #45: $840 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, while Saturday will host the Event #46: $500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em and Event #47: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER. Also on Saturday, there will be the conclusion of Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS and Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS.
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