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Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,107,000
Players 2214
Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Japan's Shoma Ishikawa Wins First WSOP Bracelet on GGPoker in Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Shoma Ishikawa (Photo Credit: Asian Poker Tour)
Shoma Ishikawa (Photo Credit: Asian Poker Tour)

It was a night to remember on GGPoker as their first-ever WSOP bracelet events — part of a 54-event schedule spread out across the next months — kicked off. Unfortunately, on a night where three bracelet winners were supposed to be crowned, two of the events ran into a critical bug and had to be suspended to next week.

The lightning-fast Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed — clocking in at a mere 3 hours and 15 minutes start to finish to make it the fastest-ever bracelet event — was unaffected by the technical issues and played out as normal. In total, 2,214 entries of $525 each were made to create a total prize pool of $1,107,000.

In the end, it was Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa of Japan writing history as GGPoker's first-ever online bracelet winner, as well as the third person from Japan after Naoya Kihara and Takahiro Nakai to claim the coveted prize. Ishikawa is an emerging talent from the land of the rising sun with $34,238 in lifetime cashes according to The Hendon Mob, all made in South Korea and Vietnam.

Perhaps the perfect embodiment of what the WSOP and GGPoker are trying to do with this series, making online bracelets accessible for those outside the normal confinements of Nevada and New Jersey, Ishikawa has no prior cashes at the WSOP. Now, in just a little over three hours, he has spun two bullets of $525 up into a payday of $117,650 and a WSOP gold bracelet, and will have his name be a part of poker trivia for years to come.

Final Result Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

PlaceWinnerCountryBounty PrizeCash PrizeTotal Prize
1Shoma "pp_syon" IshikawaJapan$35,225$82,425$117,650
2Diego "El Motron" OstrovichArgentina$27,710$59,263$86,972
3Gary "STARDOG13" JohnsonCanada$9,190$42,610$51,801
4Daniel "Gyrocopter" StrelitzCanada$19,793$30,637$50,431
5Yulian "Ector" BogdanovBulgaria$12,649$22,028$34,677
6Tom "Pik00rs" DelaineMalta$4,387$15,839$20,225
7Ilya AnatskyBelarus$8,955$11,388$20,343
8Mulgyeol "waterwave" KimChina$6,842$8,188$15,030
9Dimitar "Mort" YosifovBulgaria$6,215$5,887$12,102

Plenty of notables showed up to play and among those to run deep and cash were GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz, Mike McDonald, and streamer Scott "TTV_Pokerbrahs" Kenyon, with latter reaching the final four tables.

At the final table, which was reached not even three hours in, the nicknames of the players were removed and their real names were revealed on the spot. This showed WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz, playing as "Gyrocopter", as well as Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov among the final tablists.

Daniel Strelitz
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz finished in 4th place ($50,431)

It would be Yosifov to depart first, running ace-ten into Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim's pocket threes and failing to improve. Kim couldn't enjoy the spoils of that for long as he was next to go, getting decimated by Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich before losing his final scraps to Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson.

Unsurprisingly, the pace remained furious and in a few hands, the field was down to four into the final break, with Ilya Anatsky, Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine, and Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov all falling in short order.

Strelitz would be the first to go next after the event had a rare breather with no eliminations for about ten hands. The last remaining bracelet winner in the field lost the race with nines against Ostrovich' jack-ten when the latter flopped a ten. Johnson followed him to the rail, being outkicked with ace-six against the Argentinian's ace-king and unable to improve.

Ostrovich took a substantial lead, as well as a far bigger progressive bounty, into the heads-up but it would be there where Ishikawa would shine. Winning a whopping seven hands in a row, the Japanese player turned it around and took all but three of Ostrovich' blinds in a big all in with ace-nine against king-ten.

The final hand was a formality: holding nine-six, Ishikawa shoved and Ostrovich called it off with five-three. The nine on the turn and a rivered flush for good measure gave Ishikawa the bracelet, as well as $117,650.

The final hand
The final hand

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Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich Eliminated in 2nd Place ($86,972)

Final Hand
Final Hand

Left on crumbs after the previous all in, Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich was left with just three big blinds. Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa raised from the button and Ostrovich called after some thought.

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa: {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich: {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

The {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop paired up Ostrovich but Ishikawa had a flush draw to go with his pair outs. He proceeded to get both on the {9-Spades} turn and {5-Hearts} river to win his first gold WSOP bracelet and $117,650 (including a $35,225 bounty) in the span of just over three hours. Ostrovich finished runner-up and received $86,972 including bounties.

Ishikawa has no previously registered WSOP cashes, making his first-one ever count.

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa JP 55,350,000 6,660,528
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich AR Busted

Ishikawa Doubles Into Overwhelming Lead


Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich may have been on the verge of victory but without showdown, Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa managed to spin up his stack and they eventually got their chips in separated by just a few big blinds.

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Ishikawa flopped top two on {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and the {10-Hearts} turn gave Ostrovich just two outs. A blank {q-Spades} on the river reduced the stack of the Argentinian to fewer than three and a half big blinds.

Shoma Ishikawa Doubles Through Diego Ostrovich
Shoma Ishikawa Doubles Through Diego Ostrovich
Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa JP 48,689,472 41,308,288
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich AR 6,660,528 -36,594,736

Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($51,801)


The biggest pot of the tournament so far emerged between the two chip leaders as more than 27.6 million in chips were up for grabs in a battle between Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson out of the big blind and Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich in the small blind.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson: {a-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Johnson paired up on the {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop but the {5-Hearts} turn and {10-Hearts} river improved Ostrovich to a winning flush, ending Johnson's run in 3rd place. He takes home a cash prize of $42,610.42 and $9,190.45 in bounty prizes.

Gary Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place
Gary Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich AR 43,255,264 14,808,086
Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson CA Busted

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Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz Eliminated in 4th Place ($50,431)

Daniel Strelitz
Daniel Strelitz

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich open-shoved on the button and Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz called all in for 8,284,311 in the small blind.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich: {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

The {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop brought Ostrovich the pair he needed, and neither the {7-Spades} turn nor {a-Hearts} river turned it around for the only bracelet winner left in the field to end his run in fourth place.

Strelitz locked up $19,793.26 in bounties and earned a cash prize of $30,637.27.

Daniel Strelitz is eliminated in 4th place ($30,637)
Daniel Strelitz is eliminated in 4th place ($30,637)
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich AR 28,447,178 6,784,311
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz us Busted

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The four remaining players are on a six-minute break.

Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov Eliminated in 5th Place ($34,677)


The next player to end up getting the chips in the middle was Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov out of the big blind and he faced Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz from under the gun.

Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov: {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz: {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop paired up Bogdanov but Strelitz regained the lead on the {q-Diamonds} turn, the {7-Diamonds} river was a blank and Bogdanov had to settle for 5th place. That came with $12,648.94 in bounty prizes and and a cash prize worth $22,028.41.

Yulian Bogdanov Eliminated
Yulian Bogdanov Eliminated
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz us 15,100,000 7,572,350
Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov bg Busted

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Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,225)

Delaine Out in 6th
Delaine Out in 6th

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich raised to 1,200,000, Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine raised all in for 1,311,542 and Ostrovich called off the few extra chips.

Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine: {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich: {q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Ostrovich' queen was good to rail Delaine in 7th. Delaine earned $4,386.71 in bounty prizes along with a cash prize of $15,838.62.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich AR 21,662,867 1,962,867
Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine MT Busted

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Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place ($20,343)


Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich continued his early domination on the final table as he sent Ilya Anatsky to the rail but it was not without a sweat.

Ilya Anatsky: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich: {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Anatsky was dominated but picked up a diamond draw on the {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop. The {7-Spades} turn opened further chop outs but the {9-Clubs} river blanked.

Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place
Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place

During his rampage on the last few tables, Anatsky racked up $8,955.06 in bounty prizes to go with his cash prize of $11,388.09.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich AR 19,700,000 12,125,206
Ilya Anatsky by Busted

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