The 2020 World Series of Poker Online crowned two winners over the weekend as Raman “Acrogum” Afanasenka and YouTube poker vlogger Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo each collected their first WSOP bracelet.
The 2020 World Series of Poker Online bracelet event final tables are streamed live nightly on the Poker Central YouTube channel, PokerGO Facebook page and World Series of Poker Twitch channel. Commentary is provided by David Tuchman. Skip ahead to the action and watch both final tables in the embedded players below.
Saturday saw the second turbo event of WSOP Online with Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed attracting 1,691 entrants which created a prize pool of $760,950. The top 248 players would finish in-the-money, and once “LoveMy11Cats” bubbled in 249th place, a steady flow of eliminations followed as WSOP bracelet winners Yueqi “anoob” Zhu, Mike “mouth123” Matusow, and Ryan “protential” Laplante, eight-time WSOP-Circuit ring winner Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech, WPT Champion Jesse “MrJesseJames” Sylvia, and Event #3 winner Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn all fell short of the final table.
The Event #11 final table saw three WSOP bracelet winners take a seat, but it would be Afanasenka holding the chip lead and immediately begin to extend it. Erica “Huckcheevers” Lindgren, Neeraj “nee0903” Nayak, and WSOP bracelet winner David “Twizzlers” Prociak all were eliminated by Afanasenka in sixth, fifth, and fourth place respectively. WSOP bracelet winner Brett “Metanemesis” Apter would exit in third place when he ran into Chance “BingShui” Kornuth’s pocket queens.
Afanasenka held a two-to-one chip lead entering heads-up play with Kornuth who at one stage was left with less than an ante. Kornuth grabbed the chip lead off Afanasenka before bluffing with ten-high before the final hand saw Kornuth all-in holding king-six against Afanasenka’s pair of threes. Kornuth flopped two pair, but a three on the river would see Kornuth denied a second WSOP bracelet. With his victory, Afanasenka doubled his career earnings while collecting his first WSOP bracelet and fourth cash of the series.
|Event #11 Final Table Results|
|1st||Raman “Acrogum” Afanasenka||$128,601|
|2nd||Chance “BingShui” Kornuth||$79,291|
|3rd||Brett “Metanemesis” Apter||$57,071|
|4th||David “Twizzlers” Prociak||$41,472|
|5th||Neeraj “nee0903” Nayak||$30,514|
|6th||Erica “Huckcheevers” Lindgren||$22,676|
Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold’em was held on Sunday and 2,427 entrants created a $1,092,150 prize pool that paid the top 371 players. Following the elimination of “pill_ivey” on the money bubble, the likes of WSOP bracelet winners Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu, Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee, Max “MaxSparrow” Pescatori, and James “mig.com” Mackey, along with WPT Champion James “meatsweats” Carroll all fell short of the final table.
Once Erick “Givemeaction” But fell in ninth, Depaulo delivered a series of eliminations as he played the final table from a Whole Foods car park. Depaulo sent Dominic “RGDoc” Ricciardi, Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr, Terry “mrterry007” Fleischer, Jessica “Jessyboo” Lanto, and Hayden “Luckbox89” Fortini to the rail before England’s Jack “EarlGrey” Salter would eliminate Sean “FilthyDiaper” Ruane in third place to sit at a slight disadvantage to Depaulo entering heads-up play.
Salter took the lead but Depaulo doubled back with queen-eight to king-ten. The final hand would see Salter all-in with ace-jack only to lose out to Depaulo’s pocket queens to see the New Jersey native awarded his first WSOP bracelet.
|Event #12 Final Table Results|
|1st||Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo||$159,563|
|2nd||Jack “EarlGrey” Salter||$98,621|
|3rd||Sean “FilthyDiaper” Ruane||$72,410|
|4th||Hayden “Luckbox89” Fortini||$53,625|
|5th||Jessica “Jessyboo” Lanto||$40,082|
|6th||Terry “mrterry007” Fleischer||$30,143|
|7th||Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr||$22,826|
|8th||Dominic “RGDoc” Ricciardi||$17,474|
|9th||Erick “Givmeaction” But||$13,543|
Depaulo is a popular YouTube poker vlogger and was a nominee at the 2nd Annual Global Poker Awards for People’s Choice for Poker Personality of the Year. Not only is this Depaulo’s biggest career victory, it also provides retribution his third-place finish in the 2019 WSOP $400 Colossus for $208,643.
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