The 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Events have crowned another champion in Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em. After an intense heads-up battle which lasted around one hour, Trygve "FullSendWig" Leite from Norway came out on top against Italy's Emanuele "BudSpencer" Monari to claim his maiden WSOP bracelet and top prize of $130,100.
As the festival on the GGNetwork is on the home stretch, the tenth and final tournament which counts towards the Asia Time Zone Events leaderboard turned out to he the biggest in terms of entries. A total of 3,552 entries created a prize pool of $991,008, the top 440 spots were paid.
Eventual champion Leite has already cashed in at least five events of the online festival and his deepest run was a 12th place in Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-Handed, which featured very similar circumstances. On the live poker circuit, Leite has cashed for nearly $150k according to his profile on The Hendon Mob and today's victory appears to be his biggest recorded payday so far.
Prior to this online festival, only five Norwegians had won a WSOP bracelet including two-time winner and legend of the game Thor Hansen, Sigurd Eskeland, Annette Obrestad and Espen Sandvik. Leite follows into these footsteps and has won the 7th bracelet for his home country.
Final Result Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Trygve "FullSendWig" Leite||Norway||$130,100*|
|2||Emanuele "BudSpencer" Monari||Italy||$101,292|
|3||Anjali "Iwanashipit" Agrawal||India||$72,204|
|4||Eliyahu "yaldon" Elyshiv||Israel||$51,470|
|5||Gregory "C0bb" Ronaldson||South Africa||$36,689|
|6||Paul "Pistolero99" Lozano||Spain||$26,154|
|7||Jiahuan "brahms" He||China||$18,643|
|8||David "Stoic123" Mitchell||United States||$13,290|
|9||Connor Drinan||United States||$9,473|
|Total Prize Pool: $991,008||Total Entries:||3,552|
*the winner also receives a package for the World Series of Poker Europe
Many well-known bracelet hunters hit the rail before the money, including Antoine Saout, Yuri Dzivielevski, Marvin "BeerPressure" Rettenmaier, Anson "Tara@0z" Tsang, Joao Vieira, Aaron Van Blarcum, Erik Seidel, Main Event Champion Ryan Riess and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu.
Around halfway through the day’s play, a few competitors edged ahead of the pack, including “MR1SHNARK”, Joshua "thefreshest" Mccully, “Brainfwaves”, Michael “H3R0” Acevedo and Ivan “Negriin” Vilchez. All were to run deep (McCully finished 38th for $2,445, “MR1SHNARK” 25th and "Brainfwaves" 22nd for $3,431 respectively while Acevedo made the last two tables), but the final was to be dominated at its start by two later-stage stack builders, Anjali "Iwanashipit" Agrawal and Emanuele "BudSpencer" Monari.
Notable pre-final cashes included those of Dara O’Kearney (who’d made the money with just 1.5 big blinds), Rob “Livia” Hollink (95th for $1,312), Patrick “CocoTheDog” Mahoney (58th for $1,744), Chris Moorman (43rd for $2,445), Jody “JagOff” Fayant (32nd for $2,445), Anton “storytellerA” Morgenstern (23rd for $3,431) and Maximiliano “TheChosen1” Veyga (19th for $3,431).
With two tables remaining, it was Mario "xxmmarioxx" Mosboeck who, despite doubling eventual finalist Eliyahu "yaldon" Elyshiv, maintained a leading stack of over 25,000,000, eliminating both Veyga and Blake “Beast2018!” Bohn (14th for $4,813). However, the biggest flip of the tournament thus far was to hand Emanuele "BudSpencer" Monari a stack of nearly 50,000,000 and end Mosboeck’s bracelet ambitions. A single preflop all-in match-up between Mosboeck’s ace-king and Monari’s pocket tens propelled the Italian to the top of the counts and his opponent hit the rail in 11th place ($6,753).
Monari also burst the final table bubble, busting short stack Seungmook “7high” Jung (10th for $6,753) and began the nine-handed fight with only Trygve “FullSendWig” Leite close to him in chips. For all the drama to come, these two players would maintain (and swap) the chip lead for most of the final table.
Connor Drinan was first to be eliminated from the multinational final, running fives into Leite’s aces preflop (it should be mentioned that Leite came out swinging on the final, winning the first two hands with preflop aggression before Drinan took his last stand). David “Stoic123” Mitchell followed him out in 8th ($13,290), having patiently waited for a spot – and a hand – with which to commit his short stack. That hand was ace-ten off-suit, picked off by a set-flopping Eliyahu "yaldon" Elyshiv with pocket eights.
Jiahuan "brahms" He exited in 7th place ($18,643) after moving in for on the button with a pair of threes (in much the same chip position as Mitchell) only to find Leite in the small blind with fives. Paul “Pistolero99” Lozano, too, fell in similar fashion as he shoved with jack-king from the small blind and found big blind Leite with ace-ten.
Although Anjali "Iwanashipit" Agrawal had tangled repeatedly with now-leading Leite, he took a back seat to the action as Gregory “C0bb” Ronaldson was eliminated by a resurgent Monari. Another player down to finding a good shoving spot, Ronaldson’s preflop jam with ace-five was called by Monari with ace-seven; the kickers played and Ronaldson finished 5th ($36,689). Monari continued his bid to retake the chip lead by busting Elyshiv, who, with under 10 million chips remaining, also found a committing hand: king-ten off-suit. Monari took him on with ace-seven, which held to bring the final to its penultimate elimination.
Agrawal faced his two now deep-stacked opponents with just 14 big blinds, and though he won several small skirmishes in an attempt to build back, his final all-in move with jack-eight was called by Leite with ace-king. His failure to outdraw big slick gave him 3rd place and $72,204.
Heads up, Leite started out relentlessly eating away at Monari’s stack, but the Italian’s occasional large shoves were well-timed, and they both enjoyed streaks of multiple pots in a row. Though Monari almost drew level with Leite after a level of one-on-one play, his opponent finally got the better of him on the river of the final hand (a rivered two pair for Monari handing Leite a queen-high straight). Monari's runner-up finish came with a payday of $101,292.01 while Leite took home coveted WSOP gold and $130,099.98.
The Asia Time Zone Events at a Glance
|Event||Date||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||Top Prize|
|Event #38: $600 Monster Stack||July 25th, 2020||2,007||$1,143,990||Aaron Wijaya||China||$171,389|
|Event #39: $1,500 NLHE||July 26th, 2020||922||$1,313,850||Roberto Romanello||UK||$216,213|
|Event #46: $500 Deepstack||August 1st, 2020||2,307||$1,095,825||Sung Joo Hyun||South Korea||$161,898|
|Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck||August 2nd, 2020||487||$462,560||Paul Teoh||Malaysia||$82,202|
|Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLO||August 8th, 2020||831||$631,560||Frank Crivello||United States||$94,253|
|Event #55: HK$8,000 Asia Championship||August 9th, 2020||3,247||$3,208,036||Luis Assuncao Garla||Brazil||$461,709|
|Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-Max||August 15th, 2020||3,491||$973,989||Alexander Stacey||United Kingdom||$127,660|
|Event #68: $500 Deepstack||August 22nd, 2020||2,315||$1,099,625||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||$150,460|
|Event #69: $1,500 Marathon||August 23rd, 2020||1,438||$2,049,150||Nick Maimone||United States||$302,472|
|Event #75: $300 Double Stack||August 29th, 2020||3,552||$991,008||Trygve Leite||Norway||$130,100|
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