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Nicolo "Paquitooo" Molinelli Wins WSOP Online Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]

Nicolo' "Paquitooo" Molinelli Wins WSOP Online Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]

After a heads up battle that lasted over an hour, Italy's Nicolo "Paquitooo" Molinelli has emerged victorious in Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel], winning the biggest share of the nearly $2 million prize pool. He battled through the field of 1,925 runners and won $243,415 including a massive bounty of almost $100,000.

With no preset format, the structure of Event #81 was determined based on random spins of a prize wheel. Once they were done, the format for #81 was set as a 6-handed No Limit Hold'em Bounty with a $1,050 buy-in.

Check out below how Dan 'Artosis' Stemkoski and Calvin Lee determined the format for this event (starting at 2:09:25).

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WSOP Online Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel] Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryTotal PrizePrize Pool
1Nicolo "Paquitooo" MolinelliItaly$243,415$144,199
2Kyle "Eskimo Bro" MenardCanada$128,417$104,644
3Lukas "rustyhusky" HafnerAustria$98,899$75,940
4Longyun "Mr Li" LiChina$66,875$55,110
5Sami KelopuroFinland$47,821$39,993
6Aleksandr "Srinavasan" GrishchukRussian Federation$30,898$29,023
7Itai "PokerSmart" DroryIsrael$31,303$21,062
8Pavel "EzzzGame" PlesuvMoldova$31,078$15,285
9Michelle "hu4trollzz" ShahUnited States$24,920$11,092

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Action of the Day

Within an hour of registration closing, the bubble had burst and players were in the money including, once again, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu who was one of the players to fall before the late stages.

By the time the final table was reached action slowed down significantly compared to the earlier pace. Short stack Michelle "hu4trollzz" Shah busted rapidly in ninth place, but play lasted almost an hour before Pavel "EzzzGame" Plesuv exited in eight after losing the race with fives versus Lucas "rustyhusky" Hafne's ace-king.



Itai "PokerSmart" Drory and Aleksandr "Srinavasan" Grishchuk went down pretty quickly after, with Grishchuk nurturing his short stack long enough to sneak in some payjumps. After another hour, high-staker Sami Kelopuro from Finland fell in fifth place when Kyle "Eskimo Bro" Menard's ace-queen cracked his kings. Longyun "Mr Li" Li then ran his short stack into Menard's ace-ten to leave the field with three.

Thirty minutes later, Hafter ran into Molinelli's aces to set up a heads-up match that went on for over hour. While Menard was the short stack for most of it he fought on valiantly, chipping up to even stacks at one point, before Molinelli hit a straight against his eights to crush his stack. Menard came back with a double, but it all ended a few hands later when his ace-queen was cracked by king-eight.



2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
7/26/20Event #32: $100 The Opener29,306$2,571,216Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla$265,880
7/26/20Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief2,323$2,580,853Alek "astazz" Stasiak$343,204
7/19/20Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,214$1,107,000Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa$117,650
7/21/20Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship328$1,558,000Juha Helppi$290,286
7/22/20Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE1,342$1,912,350Michael Clacher$297,496
7/23/20Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha971$971,000Hun Wei Lee$161,886
7/25/20Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max2,007$1,143,990Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya$171,389
7/26/20Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em922$1,313,850Roberto Romanello$212,613
7/26/20Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha532$1,253,500Simon Lofberg$224,493
8/1/20Event #41: COLOSSUS12,757$4,796,632Ranno Sootla$595,930
8/1/20Event #42: PLOSSUS4,356$1,637,856Yuri Dzivieleski$227,557
7/28/20Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship130$1,261,000Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb$276,393
7/29/20Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed892$2,118,500Kristen Bicknell$356,412
7/30/20Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE2,382$1,905,600Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy$245,448
8/1/20Event #46: $500 Deepstack2,307$1,095,825Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" Hyun$161,898
8/2/20Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em487$462,560Paul Teoh$82,202
8/8/20Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M Gtd.6,299$8,976,075Daniel Dvoress$1,489,289
8/2/20Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em2,978$1,414,550Vladas Burneikis$192,523
8/4/20Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship1,168$2,336,000Enrico "GTOExploiter" Camosci$327,319
8/5/20Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha2,005$753,880Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea$100,945
8/6/20Event #52: $1,000 NLHE2,006$1,905,700Alek "astazz" Stasiak$273,505
8/8/20Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha831$631,560Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello$94,253
8/15/20Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship128$1,241,600David Peters$360,480
8/9/20Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship3,247$3,208,036Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla$461,709
8/9/20Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]2,153$3,068,025Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer$444,869
8/9/20Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition9,835$1,357,230Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov$183,526
8/11/20Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship672$3,192,000Ravid "jerbi9999" Garbi$531,513
8/12/20Event #59: $2,500 No Limit Hold'em1,061$2,519,875Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos$399,047
8/13/20Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed3,170$1,585,000Orhan "yirtil" Ates$180,177
8/15/20Event #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed3,491$973,989Alexander "MightyWarior" Stacey$127,660
8/16/20Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha990$1,410,750Bradley "DrStrange7" Ruben$220,160
8/16/20Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event15,205$7,222,375Ivan "zufo16" Zufic$843,460
8/16/20Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em2,207$1,740,800Kartik "Mandovi" Ved$234,433
8/18/20Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship2,911$1,659,270Dmytro "Too Bad" Bystrovzorov 
8/19/20Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha1,281$973,560Toby "shinerrr" Joyce$139,453
8/20/20Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em1,281$335,350Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller$45,102
8/22/20Event #68: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em2,315$1,099,625Anson "[email protected]" Tsang$150,460
8/23/20Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em1,438$2,049,150Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone$302,472
8/29/20Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP407$10,000,000Christian Rudolph$$1,800,290
8/23/20Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD44,576$2,050,496Huahuan "F7588" Feng$211,282
8/25/20Event #72: $1,500 Limit Championship337$480,225Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra$77,475
8/26/20Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,202$2,091,900Jim "grousegrind" Lefteruk$299,511
8/27/20Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha972$1,385,100Thi "HoneyandTHI" Truong$215,938
8/29/20Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em3,552$991,008Trygve "FullSendWig" Leite$130,100
8/30/20Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em4,461$1,677,336Gediminas "NeverGambol" Uselis$211,282
8/30/20Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed1,910$1,814,500Adnan "Bolazar" Hacialioglu$259,842
9/2/20Event #80: People's Choice Event [Pros Vote]2,408$1,372,560Jeffrey Dobrin$189,666
9/3/20Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]1,925$1,925,000Nicolo' "Paquitooo" Molinelli$243,415

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