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Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko Takes Down WSOPC Event #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship ($145,005)
The 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker (WSOP) Winter Online Circuit has crowned the next champion and Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko stormed to an impressive victory in Event #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship, defeating Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis in heads-up. A total of 1,293 entries, which includes 879 unique entries and 414 re-entries, created a prize pool of $1,293,000.
The top 188 finishers earned a portion of the cash pool on top of any bounties they accumulated and Vasylchenko's top prize of $145,005 includes an astonishing $91,720 in bounties. That amount exceeds the combined bounty prizes of the 2nd to 11th place finishers and surpasses Mathis' $7,934 in bounties ten-fold. The American poker pro cashed for $61,089 total, while third-place finisher Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot earned the second-biggest payday of $67,358.
Vasylchenko fired just one entry and sold 50% of his action thanks to the inbuilt staking feature in the GGPoker client. Runner-up Mathis sold 3% of the action and sixth-place finisher "Internecik" also sold 26% as well. The nine-handed final table also featured Dominik Panka, Senthuran "Prodigal Sen" Vijayaratnam, and Stevan "Steve Austin" Chew.
Final Result WSOPC Event #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship
|Place||Winner||Country||Bounty Prize||Total Prize|
|1||Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko||Ukraine||$91,720||$145,005|
|2||Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis||United States||$7,934||$61,089|
|3||Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot||Canada||$26,674||$67,358|
|8||Senthuran "Prodigal Sen" Vijayaratnam||Canada||$5,160||$15,782|
|9||Stevan "Steve Austin" Chew||Australia||$6,734||$14,854|
The Action of the Day
The action never really slowed down and among the first notables to fire four shells and come up short was Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt. Further well-known pros such as Dzmitry Urbanovich, Pascal Hartmann, Joao Simao, GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos, GGPoker GGSquad member Patrick "Egption" Tardif, Juan Pardo Dominguez, Stefan Schillhabel, Joao Vieira, Chris Moorman and Shyngis Satubayev followed.
After the registration had closed, just one-third of the field remained and a frantic race to the money bubble took place. With multiple all-in at the same time, Thomas "sandman2020" Taylor and Pavel Veksler were the last to depart without any portion of the cash pool. From thereon, the casualties kept coming at rapid speed once more and more than six dozen departed until the next scheduled break.
Dominik Panka emerged as one of the big stacks and remained near the top of the leaderboard for an extended period. Other notables were not as fortunate with Jan-Eric "PequenoPony" Schwippert, Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra, and Erwann Pecheux heading for the exit prior to the final five tables.
The 2020 WSOP $10,000 Main Event heads-up preparations of Damian Salas included yet another deep run in the virtual arena as he made it all the way to 33rd place, bowing out to Arkadiy "Kamsky" Tsinis in a blind battle. Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra then crashed out against Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko when a dominated suited ace failed to get there.
Three-way and even several four-way all-in showdowns followed and it was a sprint towards the final table which reduced the final three tables to the last nine contenders in fewer than 20 minutes total. Among those to come up short by just a few spots were Rainer Kempe, Vlad Martynenko, aforementioned Tsnis, Sparrow "FacelessMan" Cheung and Simon Lofberg.
Final Table Action
After a rush on the final three tables, Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot entered the final nine with nearly two times as many chips as Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis. The blinds were rolled back by one full level to maintain an average of more than 40 big blinds, yet it took just three hands to get down to the final seven. In the blink of an eye, Stevan "Steve Austin" Chew busted to Vasylchenko and Senthuran "Prodigal Sen" Vijayaratnam followed suit moments later.
Vasylchenko claimed a second victim in "yammm" and Wyrot knocked out "Internecik" to get five-handed. Panka's roller-coaster ride ended in fifth place when Wyrot's nine-trey suited flopped trips versus ace-ten suited and the Canadian reigned supreme at the top of the leaderboard. Vasylchenko then gained the lead with a pivotal jam that got through and never surrendered the top spot anymore.
As a matter of fact, Vasylchenko earned the final three knockouts by getting the final chips in when his opponents were drawing dead to finish the tournament in dominating fashion.
That wraps up the PokerNews live updates for tonight but the WSOP Winter Online Circuit action continues in just a few days.
Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis checked his option in the big blind. On a flop of , Mathis check-called for 200,000 and did so again for 620,000 on the turn.
That left Mathis with 2,941,348 behind and he checked the on the river. Vasylchenko bet 3 million and earned the call by Mathis to reveal for the runner-runner nuts once more, sending Mathis with out in second place.
Mathis laddered to a higher cash prize thanks to the previous efforts of Vasylchenko and takes home $61,089, which includes $7,934 in bounties.
Vasylchenko has earned a total prize of $145,005 and the coveted WSOP Online Circuit ring. A recap of today's action is to follow.
Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko kept up the aggression throughout the one and a half dozen hands of heads-up thus far while Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis was able to preserve his short stack.
In a limped pot to the 5Ah9h8h] flop, Vasylchenko check-called a min-bet and did so again for 695,580 on the turn. They checked the river and Mathis tabled for a flush with the five, which Vasylchenko had beat with the .
Three hands after the double-up of Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis, Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko made it 320,000 to go on the button and Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot three-bet to 1,166,880 out of the small blind. Vasylchenko stuck around to the flop on which Wywrot bet 1,044,885 and earned a call.
The fell on the turn and Wywrot jammed for 4,584,687 only to get snap-called by Vasylchenko.
Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot:
Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko:
Vasylchenko held the nut straight and that made the river a formality. Wywrot, who started the final table as the dominating chip leader, has to settle for $67,358 which includes $26,674 in bounties.
Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot open-jammed out of the small blind and Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis called for the last 2,300,464.
Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis:
Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot:
The board ran out and Mathis doubled.
"Cindere11a" made it 320,000 to go on the button and received a call from Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko out of the big blind. On a flop of , Vasylchenko check-raised to 832,000 and "Cindere11a" stuck around after their continuation bet worth 320,000.
Vasylchenko then bet the turn for 1,664,280 and "Cindere11a" called all-in for 1,568,790.
Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko:
It was all over for the player from Austria, who was drawing dead to the river. Their fourth place comes with a total prize worth $43,823 which includes $12,722 in bounties.
Austria's "Cindere11a" three-bet jammed successfully against Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko, who then gained the chips back in short succession. Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot opened to 374,510 and Vasylchenko defended the big blind.
On a flop, Vasylchenko check-raised once more to 896,000 and Wywrot forfeited his continuation bet worth 288,952.
Vasylchenko won another pot on the flop and Wywrot earned back two blinds and the antes in a small hand after.
Wywrot also raised the next button to 320,000 and Marty "RetremntFund" Mathis called out of the big blind. They checked all the way on the board and Mathis' was no good versus .
"Cindere11a" opted for a button min-raise to 320,000 but Vasylchenko simply raised to 5,040,000 from the big blind and raked in the pot.
Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko came along out of the big blind following a raise to 348,555 by Michal "houzhumi888" Wywrot in the cutoff and checked the flop. Wywrot tossed in a continuation bet for 244,775 only for Vasylchenko to check-raise, making it 969,550 to go.
Wywrot made the call to see the turn and Vasylchenko's bet of 1,886,861 shut down the resistance of the second-biggest stack.