Hun Wei Lee Wins Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha ($161,886)
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Hun Wei Lee won the second Omaha bracelet of the GGNetwork portion of the World Series of Poker Online, taking Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha on Thursday in a field of 971. Lee collected the posted first-place prize of roughly $79K and also more than that in bounties for a total win of $161,886.
An Aussie with more than $1.7 million in live cashes, Lee took control late of what proved to be a very swingy final table and dominated from five-handed play on to close out his first bracelet win. He has one WSOP and one WSOP International Circuit cash to his name with the former being a runner-up finish during the 2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific when he finished second behind Aaron Lim in Event #4: A$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for A$144,530.
Event #37 Final Table Results
|1||Hun Wei Lee||Australia||$161,886|
|2||Janne "Fructu" Peltoniemi||Finland||$64,246|
|4||Bradley "DrStrange7" Ruben||Canada||$39,472|
|6||Attila "zzzumbaaa" Kuna||Hungary||$25,287|
|7||Nikolaus "schnitzolauf" Eigners||Austria||$14,537|
|8||Shaul "yoffitoffi" Meir||Israel||$12,031|
|9||Alex "rubbherducky" Difelice||Canada||$10,442|
The tournament, which didn't sport a guarantee, nonetheless produced a swollen prize pool of nearly $1 million including the bounty money, which was awarded throughout the event on a progressive basis — meaning the bounties got bigger as the tournament ran deeper.
Players were allowed to fire up to three shells, and plenty did so. Notables like Alex Foxen, Brandon Adams, Cliff Josephy, George Wolff and Mike Watson were among those taking shots but failing to cash out with anything other than perhaps some bounty dough.
While Belarmino "Iseey0urcard" De Souza, who took third in the $5K PLO just days ago dominated early, he wouldn't be able to make it happen late as he fell in the money but before the final table along with Thai Ha, Chris Hunichen, Mike Leah and Farid Jattin.
One player who did make both PLO final tables was Alex "rubbherducky" Difelice, but he repeated his ninth-place finish.
Craig Timmis, who busted Difelice, made it apparent early at the final table he was ready to gamble for bounties. It paid off in several spots and he raced out to a chip lead, but that same style would lead to a fast fall, though he still managed to ladder to third. In fact, Timmis' bounty aggression had the unusual effect of making him win more money than the runner-up.
As Timmis was flailing late, Lee made his move. Another player willing to gamble it up, Lee's heater five-handed had him gain so much cushion that he could afford to hand a few doubles out.
These minor scrapes couldn't put a real dent in Lee's lead, though, and it became apparent everyone was likely playing for second. He eliminated his final four opponents with relative ease, Janne "Fructu" Peltoniemi being the player who managed to hold out the longest and bag second-place money.
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2020 Online WSOP Bracelet Winners on GGPoker
|7/19/20||Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||2,214||$1,107,000||Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa||$117,650|
|7/21/20||Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||328||$1,558,000||Juha Helppi||$290,286|
|7/22/20||Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE||1,342||$1,912,350||Michael Clacher||$297,496|
|7/23/20||Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha||971||$971,000||Hun Wei Lee||$161,886|
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In this Series
- 1 Shoma Ishikawa Wins First WSOP Bracelet on GGPoker in Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty
- 2 Finnish Poker Legend Juha Helppi Wins Second Bracelet in Event #35: $5,000 PLO Championship
- 3 Michael "YesPlease" Clacher Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE
- 4 Hun Wei Lee Wins Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha ($161,886)
- 5 Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya Wins Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max ($171,389)
- 6 GGPoker WSOP Online Recap: Triple Crown Winner, Final Tables Confirmed and More!
- 7 Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb Wins Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship
- 8 Kristen Bicknell Wins Her Third Bracelet in Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed for $356,412
- 9 Two More Winners Crowned in 2020 WSOP Online; Millionaire Maker Final Table Confirmed
- 10 Enrico "GTOExploiter" Camosci Wins WSOP Bracelet in Event #50: $2,100 Bounty Championship
- 11 Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha ($100,945)
- 12 Alek "astazz" Stasiak Becomes First Double-Bracelet Winner of 2020 WSOP Online
- 13 Daniel Dvoress Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,489,289)
- 14 High Rollers Dominate Final Four $10K Heads-Up; Crivello Captures PLO Bracelet