Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||600,000 / 1,200,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring in Event #1 BIG $50 ($168,810)
The 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker (WSOP) Winter Online Circuit has crowned the third champion and Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov emerged victorious in Event #1 BIG $50 after defeating "QY707" in a short-lived heads-up duel. A huge field of 31,291 emerged in the first multi-flight event, which created a prize pool of $1,439,386 and Savenkov earned the lion's share worth $168,810.
Savenkov entered the nine-handed final table as the chip leader and it was no surprise that he faced "QY707" in heads-up, who was second in chips when the action resumed. The first recorded live cashes of the Russian date back to 2017 and with this victory, he has nearly doubled his known earnings on the live poker circuit and the WSOP Online tournaments on GGPoker.
It was the ninth WSOP cash of Savenkov, who has three scores during the 2019/20 International Circuit at Casino Sochi to his name. His biggest career result came back in 2018 at the EPT Sochi for $18,507 but that has now been topped nearly ten-fold.
The only other known finalist Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke finished in third place and his exit paved the way for Savenkov's victory, who had accumulated all the chips after some two hours and five minutes on the final table.
Final Result 2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit Event #1 BIG $50
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov||Russia||$168,810|
|3||Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke||Germany||$86,369|
The Action of the Final Day
With several short stacks among the nine contenders, it didn't take long to reduce the field. With 25 hands played during each level on the final table, there was no casualty in the first level but the floodgates opened soon after when the action resumed. ""PhD_Don"" came up short with ace-queen against the queen-jack suited of "QY707" and just over half an hour later, there were just three contenders still in the mix.
Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov cracked the kings of "btn_clicking!" with ace-nine suited and the dominated ace of "incloudzly" found no help a few minutes later against Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke. "FreddieKadur" and "Adam Bonk" then sent their chips over to "QY707" and Savenkov dispatched fellow Russian player "party_maker1".
Lemke had doubled twice through Savenkov to take over the lead temporarily but then called a limp-jam by Savenkov at the wrong time to see his nines drawing dead on the turn when facing pocket jacks. Heads-up play lasted a mere nine minutes and Savenkov headed into the decisive showdown with a dominating pair of tens, which held against the pocket eights of "QY707" to secure his victory.
Three WSOP Circuit ring winners have been determined so far and a fourth will follow later tonight in WSOPC #4: $800 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em, which is already close to the final table.
2020 WSOP Winter Online Circuit Winners so Far
|Event #||Event Name||Buy-In||Prize Pool||Entries||Winner||Top Prize|
|1||BIG $50||$50||$1,439,386||31,291||Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov||$168,810|
|2||Super MILLION$||$10,300||$5,110,000||511||Joaquin Melogno||$636,072|
|3||Deepstack NLHE Championship||$3,000||$1,436,400||504||Christian Jeppsson||$244,202|
|4||Monster Stack NLHE||$800||$1,060,200||1,395||Live Updates|
"QY707" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($120,745)
The action kicked off with a raise by "QY707" and Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov then three-bet to more than 8.2 million. What followed was the four-bet jam by "QY707" and Savenkov made the call after brief consideration.
Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov:
Savenkov held the superior pair and there was no additional sweat on a board of to eliminate China's "QY707" in second place for $120,745. Savenkov has earned his first WSOP Circuit ring and the top prize of $168,810, which nearly doubles his recorded live and WSOP online cashes to date.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Savenkov Extends Lead Briefly; "QY707" Strikes Back
Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov won the two biggest pot of heads-up thus far and the first of them started as a limped pot to the turn. Savenkov bet 1.728 million and "QY707" called to see the on the river. Savenkov bet for just shy of 10.4 million and that did the trick.
"QY707" then won three of the next four hands without showdown to cancel out the profit of Savenkov.
Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke Eliminated in 3rd Place ($86,745)
Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke three-bet jammed into a min-raise by "QY707" and got through with it to then face a button limp by Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov. Lemke raised to 5.64 million in the small blind with some 39.6 million behind and Savenkov moved all-in with the slightly superior stack.
Lemke gave it some thought and called without using his remaining time bank.
Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke:
Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov:
Lemke was in trouble and the flop made things worse. He was drawing dead after the turn and the river became a formality. Lemke has been eliminated in 3rd place and receives $86,745 for the efforts.
Lemke Loses Three-bet Pot to "QY707"
Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke made it 3 million to go on the button and China's "QY707" three-bet to 8.4 million in the small blind. Lemke came along to the flop and checked behind. The turn and river were also checked down and Lemke's was no good, as "QY707" had that beat with .
Savenkov Back Into the Lead
Following a button limp by Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov, Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke raised to 5 million out of the small blind, and Savenkov reluctantly called. On a flop of , both players checked and the followed on the turn.
Lemke checked once again and Savenkov checked behind, which led them to the on the river. The preflop three-bettor checked the third street in a row and tabled , which Savenkov had beat with for kings and tens.
Savenkov Takes From Lemke; Loses Some to "QY707"
Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke opened to 2.5 million on the button and Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov three-bet to 6.82 million in the big blind. Lemke came along and the flop came . Savenkov bet 4,644,800 and that ended the hand right there.
Savenkov then limp-folded to a raise by Lemke in a battle of the blinds and took on "QY707" next when he raised the button to 2 million. "QY707" check-called the flop for 1.56 million and the on the turn went check, check. Savenkov faced a bet worth 2.4 million on the river and gave up.
"QY707" Chips Up Further
Aleksey "ImLuckPads" Savenkov three-bet successfully against "QY707", who then three-bet out of the big blind. Otto "D00MSWITCHER" Lemke raised from the small blind to 3.5 million and let go when facing a reraise to 8.8 million by "QY707".
Lemke limped the next small blind and check-folded the flop following a bet of 1.4 million by "QY707".
One orbit later, Lemke limped once more and "QY707" checked their option in the big blind. The flop brought and Lemke eventually min-bet, which resulted in a call. They checked the turn and Lemke also checked the on the river. "QY707" bet 5.5 million and that won the pot uncontested.