Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||35,000 / 70,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
He may be one of the most decorated players in online poker history, with millions in winnings on PokerStars alone under his "probirs" moniker, but Andras Nemeth had yet to capture a World Championship of Online Poker title coming into 2020. He did so a week ago but it didn't look much like a second one would come in WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] either, seeing as Nemeth was sitting in fourth with four players left.
However, pot-limit Omaha can be a swingy game, and Nemeth experienced the positive side of that variance. Less than an hour after sitting in last place, he'd won the tournament for $140,506 for his second WCOOP title.
Final Table Result 2020 WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]
|1||Andras "probirs" Nemeth||Hungary||$140,506|
|2||Richard "raconteur" Gryko||United Kingdom||$107,761|
|3||Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas||Hungary||$82,648|
|6||Joao "Naza114" Vieira||Portugal||$37,285|
|7||Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb||United States||$28,596|
He had to beat a couple of PLO experts in three-handed play, too, toppling the likes of Lazlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas and Richard "raconteur" Gryko, both of whom can often be found grinding high-stakes cash of the four-card variety. Both players had fairly sizable chip leads at times during the final table, but neither was able to quite close it out.
Bujtas in particular found himself in a dominating position with five left. He'd just busted tournament legends Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb and Joao "Naza114" Vieira, the latter in an insane pot where Bujtas tripled off with ace-jack high on a board featuring trip twos and Vieira called with ace-ten high. With half of the chips five-handed, it looked like a dream spot for the PLO pro to lock up the title.
Instead, he bluffed off a chunk and then saw Nemeth double through him twice.
Nemeth then followed with a lucky double as his tournament life was on the brink in a three-bet pot when his aces got outflopped by "Us_Alex." That player's two pair got counterfeit on the turn, though, and Nemeth continued on.
Gryko was the one with more than half of the chips three-handed, but Nemeth began his rise then, and he busted Bujtas to take the lead in a lucky hand where his double-suited ace-high hand cracked double-suited kings in a four-bet pot.
A classic PLO flip against Gryko followed for almost all of the chips in play as the Brit flopped bottom set with a blocker to top set, while the Hungarian had a monster draw with nut wrap plus nut flush. He hit the straight on the turn and the flush on the river to boot, and as quickly as someone could plug in a hand into a PLO calculator, the heads-up match was over.
Gryko got the only other six-figure score of the tournament with $107K, and Nemeth made a start in getting his name added to future articles about the most unstoppable players in WCOOP history.
Andras "probirs" Nemeth raised the pot to 210,000 and was called by Richard "raconteur" Gryko in the big blind. On a flop, Gryko opted to check-raise from 210,000 to 798,000 and Nemeth raised the pot. Gryko stuck his last 4.6 million in and Nemeth called with the superior stack.
Richard "raconteur" Gryko:
Andras "probirs" Nemeth:
Nemeth's open-ender and the nut flush draw had plenty of outs to beat the bottom set of Gryko and he hit both the straight and the flush on the turn and river runout. And Just like that, the tournament is over as Gryko finishes in 2nd place for $107,761.
Nemeth has earned his second WCOOP title of the festival and the top prize of $140,506. A full recap of today's action is to follow.
|Andras "probirs" Nemeth||12,500,000||4,820,737|
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||Busted|
Richard "raconteur" Gryko raised the pot to 210,000 and was called by Andras "probirs" Nemeth as they headed to the flop on which Nemeth check-called a bet of 294,000.
They checked the turn and Nemeth check-called the river for 705,600 to get shown the for top pair by Gryko. The Hungarian had that beat with for a set and dragged in the first big pot in heads-up.
|Andras "probirs" Nemeth||7,679,263||3,055,461|
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||4,820,737||-1,174,600|
Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas opened on the button for 175,000, Andras "probirs" Nemeth potted to 595,000 in the small blind and Bujtas repotted to 1,855,000, leaving 25K back. That went in on the flop, which had left Bujtas in a world of hurt:
Nemeth had every card that Bujtas didn't want to see, from the ace to the wheel. The turn left Nemeth heads up with Gryko.
|Andras "probirs" Nemeth||6,574,663||1,950,861|
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||5,925,337||-70,000|
|Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas||Busted|
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||5,995,337||-539,875|
|Andras "probirs" Nemeth||4,623,802||889,875|
|Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas||1,880,861||-350,000|
Richard "raconteur" Gryko raised to 166,250 and was called by Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas and Andras "probirs" Nemeth in the blinds.
The action checked to the river on which Bujtas bet the pot and Nemeth called. Bujtas tabled for just a pair of kings which Nemeth had beat with for the top two pair.
Two hands later, Nemeth raised the button and Bujtas defended in the big blind. The flop was checked, Bujtas bet the turn for 127,050 and called a raise to 490,000 by Nemeth. The river was checked and Bujtas' was no good as Nemeth had that beat with for a straight.
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||6,535,212||-166,250|
|Andras "probirs" Nemeth||3,733,927||1,266,250|
|Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas||2,230,861||-795,000|
Richard "raconteur" Gryko called on the button after "Us_Alex opened for 140,000, and the big blind came along for a three-way pot to . Action checked to Gryko and he bet 100,100. Only Us_Alex continued to the . Gryko bet 458,640 and was called again. On the river, Us_Alex open-jammed for 980,596 and Gryko snap-called with for flopped jacks full.
Us_alex had backed into a straight with and had to accept a fourth-place finish.
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||6,701,462||1,518,336|
Andras "probirs" Nemeth limped on the button, "Us_Alex" did likewise in the small blind, then both players called a pot-sized raise from big blind Richard "raconteur" Gryko. Gryko continued for 420,000 on the and only Us_Alex continued. That player check-folded to a shove on the turn.
|Richard "raconteur" Gryko||5,183,126||735,000|