2020 PACOOP 888poker Millions Superstorm 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #3: $30K GTD 8-Max Freezeout

Event Info

Prize Pool $33,300
Players 111

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 111
Event #3: $30K GTD 8-Max Freezeout
Day 1 Completed

Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib Wins WPT Online Borgata Series Event #3: $30K GTD 8-Max Freezeout for $9,823


The WPT Online Borgata Series Event #3: $30K GTD 8-Max Freezeout came to an end early Wednesday morning with Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib running his way to the finish line for the first-place prize of $9,823.

The third event saw 26 players start the tournament with that number steadily increasing throughout the registration period as Gottleib outlasted a field of 111 entries at $320 apiece.

The 111 total entries generated a total prize pool of $33,300 that would be paid out to the top 14 players.

There were 36 players remaining once registration ended and that number quickly dwindled as Michael "Gags30" Gagliano bubbled the tournament at the start of Level 25, leaving the remaining players in the money.

From there, players started dropping by the wayside as "Stoops211" (14th place - $516), "jaehoez24" (13th Place - $516), Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken (12th Place - $599), "MortySmith" (11th Place - $599), "Bond18" (10th Place - $766) and "Got_Steam" (9th Place - $766), all got a piece of the pie but fell short of the making final table.

Final Table Action

In Level 26, "ghoul" was the first to fall in eighth place after they jammed their queen-jack off suit into "BigDickRick's" pocket aces and "La_Flama_Blanca" fell shortly after in seventh place.

A full three levels passed before the next elimination happened as Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty lost a race holding a pair of snowmen to "TheSportsPost" holding big slick.

"Ozzy_Rocks111" was the next to drop after flopping top-pair while Gottleib flopped the nuts. "Ozzy_Rocks111" stayed alive after turning two-pair but they came up short on the river ending their tournament in fifth place.

Angel "chromeking" Lopez was the next elimination after he failed to win a race holding a pair of eight's against Gottleib's king-queen of clubs.

Once three-handed action started, Gottleib held a commanding chip lead over his two opponents and while the chips shuffled around a bit for two full levels, "TheSportsPost" fell in third place after their ace-jack got tripped-up by Gottleib's suited connectors.

The heads-up battle saw Gottleib hold a 3:1 chip advantage but his aggression turned against him as he doubled-up "BigDickRick" within the first few hands.

Luckily for Gottleib, he started gaining back traction until he won a flip to send "BigDickRick" home in second place.

Event #3 Results

1Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib$9,823
4Angel "chromeking" Lopez$3,130
6Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty$1,798

PokerNews coverage will continue for the series on Wednesday, September 16 with updates coming for Event #4: $20K GTD NLH ($215).

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"BigDickRick" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,794)


In Level 34 with blinds at 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante), Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib raised all in for 3,993,510 and "BigDickRick" called off their 1,536,490 stack.

"BigDickRick": {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib: {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

"BigDickRick" was ahead with their made hand but Gottleib pulled ahead after he paired his ace on the {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop.

The {3-Clubs} turn didn't change a thing as "BigDickRick" needed to spike a five on the river to keep their tournament hopes alive.

Unfortunately, the {6-Spades} appeared on the river ending "BigDickRick's" tournament in second place.

Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 5,550,000 1,205,370
BigDickRick us Busted

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"TheSportsPost" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,162)


In Level 33 with blinds at 35,000/70,000 (8,750 ante), Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib raised all in for 3,546,246 and "TheSportsPost" called off their 737,134 stack from the big blind.

"TheSportsPost": {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib: {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

"TheSportsPost" held the better hand but it was Gottleib who connected with the {2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop.

The {7-Spades} turn gave Gottleib trip sevens leaving "TheSportsPost" drawing dead and they took their exit in third place after the {q-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 4,344,630 888,134
TheSportsPost Busted

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Angel "chromeking" Lopez Eliminated in 4th Place ($3,130)

Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

In Level 30 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante), Angel "chromeking" Lopez raised all in for 457,778 from under the gun and Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib called from the big blind.

Angel "chromeking" Lopez: {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib: [kcq]

It was a classic race with Lopez in the lead until the {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop appeared pairing Gottleib's queen.

The {a-Diamonds} turn was no help to Lopez, nor was the {a-Spades} that followed on the river, ending his tournament in fourth place.

Angel "chromeking" Lopez us Busted

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"Ozzy_Rocks111" Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,414)


In Level 30 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante), Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib raised from under the gun and "Ozzy_Rocks111" defended their big blind to see a {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop.

"Ozzy_Rocks111" check-jammed for 893,309 after Gottleib continued and was called.

"Ozzy_Rocks111": {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib: {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Gottleib flopped the nuts but the {q-Clubs} turn kept "Ozzy_Rocks111" hopes alive as they needed any queen or nine to win the pot.

Unfortunately for "Ozzy_Rocks111", the {a-Spades} completed the board on the river ending their tournament in fifth place.

Ross “thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 2,174,657 1,021,213
Ozzy_Rocks111 us Busted

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Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,798)

Ryan Hagerty
Ryan Hagerty

In Level 29 with blinds at 18,000/36,000 (4,500 ante), Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty raised all in for 528,672 from the hijack and "TheSportsPost" isolated from the button.

"TheSportsPost": {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Hagerty was ahead with his snowmen until the {7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop dropped giving "TheSportsPost" trip kings.

The {q-Spades} turn didn't change a thing as Hagerty needed an eight on the river to stay alive but it came the {j-Spades} ending his tournament in sixth place.

Hagerty Loses Race
Hagerty Loses Race
TheSportsPost 1,213,157 462,172
Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty us Busted

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