It was the final day of the World Series of Poker Circuit Event on GGPoker that saw multiple Main Events take place. In Event #16: $1,000 PLO Main Event, "rubbherducky" from Canada emerged victorious in dominating fashion, defeating "Love2Spew" heads-up to take home the first-place prize of $362,618.93.
"rubbherducky" came into the final table as one of the chip leaders and continued to roll over the field with some aggressive play. They managed to wake up with big hands at the right time on route to recording the final four eliminations. Coming into heads-up play, "rubbherducky" held a commanding 10 to 1 chip lead and wasted little time before finishing off his opponent. In the last hand of the day with all of the chips in the middle preflop, both players flopped multiple straight draws. The turn and river bricked out which left "rubbherducky"'s pair of eights out front.
Final Table Results
Final Day Action
The day kicked off at 3 pm EST with 305 players returning to the online felt. They already reached the money on the previous day with a total of 2,627 entries into the event. The pot-limit Omaha variance brought plenty of action as it usually does which meant a quick finish for many of the notable names. Laurynas Levinskas, Rui Ferreira, Kahle Burns, Isaac Baron, George Wolff, Ludovic Geilich, Sergi Reixach, and Mike Watson were some of the familiar names to hit the showers early on.
After just a couple of hours, less than 100 players were left fighting for the title. Andras Nemeth, Fedor Holz, and Joao Vieira were some more of the casualties within the next hour. Holz started off the day as one of the chip leaders but found himself on one of the short stacks mid-way through the day. With all of the chips in the middle already, Holz rivered a king-high flush only to have his opponent make an ace-high flush which ended his day.
Leading up to the final table, multiple players took turns sharing the chip lead but it was the eventual winner "rubbherducky" who led at the start of the final table. It didn't take long for "LemonRanger" to be the first to hit the rail when his pocket kings were cracked by a queen-high flush from "jellopy77". Just moments later, "rubbherducky" started his string of eliminations en route to being the champion.
"QuarantinPlaya" was the first victim after his pocket queens were out-flopped. "rubbherducky" flopped a straight and a flush draw and held on to bring the field down to just four players. Keeping up with his aggressive style, "rubbherducky" raised nearly every pot, chipping away at his opponent's stacks.
"RunItOncePls" finally picked up three connected cards with one suit and decided to go with it. However, "rubbherducky" woke up with aces in the small blind and held on to eliminate "RunItOncePls" in fourth place. "jellopy77" was sitting comfortably in second place throughout the final table but was also getting short as time went on. He found himself at risk with pocket kings and even a turned set of kings wasn't enough to save him. "rubbherducky" turned a straight and the board would not pair up on the river.
That left "rubbherducky" and "Love2Spew" to battle heads-up but it wasn't much of a contest. Some small pots went back and forth in the early going but in the first all-in, "rubbherducky" ended the tournament. The day lasted just over 7 hours in total but there is still some action taking place on GG Poker with 2 other events still running.
The PokerNews live reporting team is covering those events among many other online events with everything wrapping up tomorrow. Be sure to check out all of the action and stay up to date on all of the money being dished out.