The 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker continued on Thursday with Event #45: $840 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em attracting a 2,382-entrant field which created a $1,906,500 prize pool. After 11 hours of play, Patrick “Muddington” Kennedy topped Joshua “kaledak” Pollock heads-up to win the $140,768 first-place prize along with $104,680 in bounties, and his first WSOP bracelet.

With 332 players finishing in-the-money, it would be Andrei “Why@” Popugaev finishing on the money bubble when his aces were cracked by the kings of “dodi papa” — a king on the flop, an ace on the turn, and a four-flush on the river for “dodi papa” was a cruel end to Popugaev’s tournament. The likes of Artur Martirosyan, Mike Leah, Event #40 winner Simon Lofberg, Fedor Kruse, Danny Tang, Event #43 winner Lev Gottlieb, Ana Marquez, Harry Lodge, Dario Sammartino, and Event #36 winner Michael Clacher all collected a piece of the prize pool before falling short of the final table.

Kennedy headed into the final table as the chip leader ahead of Arie “abush” Kliper as Jose “robertoduran” Severino was first to fall running his pocket jacks into Chi Chung “chipuker” Ho’s ace-king. Kennedy then held on with pocket sixes against Francesco “Pachamama” Favia’s ace-queen before Ho Yin “hoyintai” Tai exited in seventh losing with ace-nine to kings. Kliper then fell in sixth when his ace-eight failed to improve against Kennedy’s pocket nines, and then Ho exited in fifth when his ace-four couldn’t outdraw Pollock’s pocket sevens. Franco “pelaguacha” Spitale was all-in holding ace-nine against Kennedy’s ace-king, and when he failed to improve, he headed out in fourth. Bernardo “GGeKKo” Dias turned two pair and found himself all-in against Kennedy who had turned a straight. The river bricked out for Dias, and Kennedy entered heads-up play holding a better than three-to-one chip advantage over Pollock. The chip lead bounced back-and-forth between the two before the final hand saw Pollock all-in with pocket tens against Kennedy’s pocket jacks. The board ran out with all bricks for Pollock, and Kennedy was crowned the Event #45 champion.

Event #45 Final Table Results
Place Player Prize Bounties
1st Patrick “Muddington” Kennedy $140,768 $104,680
2nd Joshua “kaledak” Pollock $101,212 $11,964
3rd Bernardo “GGeKKo” Dias $72,772 $7,530
4th Franco “pelaguacha” Spitale $52,324 $10,694
5th Chi Chung “chipuker” Ho $37,621 $3,169
6th Arie “abush” Kliper $27,050 $18,089
7th Ho Yin “hoyintai” Tai $19,449 $15,469
8th Francesco “Pachamama” Favia $13,984 $15,366
9th Jose “robertoduran” Severino $10,055 $3,988

Up Next on GGPoker for WSOP Online

Saturday will host the Event #46: $500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em and Event #47: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, while there will also be the conclusion of Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS and Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS.

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