Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,912,350
Players 1342

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1342
Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Michael "YesPlease" Clacher Wins His First WSOP Bracelet and $297,496 in Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE

poolshir • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher Wins Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher Wins Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK

After almost eleven hours, Michael "YesPlease" Clacher has won the third WSOP bracelet for South Africa in the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE for $297,496 by overcoming a field of 1,342 players. The third event where a bracelet could be won generated a prize pool of $1,912,355 for 188 players to cash in in the end.

Clacher has now collected $304,398 in cashes on GGPoker alone and seems to not play any live tournaments outside of South Africa as all his previous results in the live poker scene according to The Hendon Mob totaled just under $25,000. Clacher defeated Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli heads-up who collected his first-ever cash on this poker network but is more well-known under his "caprioli" nicknames on the other poker sites.

Other players at the final table who might sound familiar to the people who follow the WSOP every summer are Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani and Joao Vieira.

Final Result Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Michael "YesPlease" ClacherSouth Africa$297,496
2Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" CaprioliBrazil$215,892
3Olivier "BigPapyBoss" RebelloCanada$156,673
4Martin "FuTimReilly" ZamaniUnited States$113,698
5Joao VieiraPortugal$82,510
6Neel "Neel" JoshiIndia$59,878
7Rich "DadPoker" DixonUnited States$43,453
8Viktor "Ryuzaki1" ZsemlyeHungary$31,534
9Jose "Machenzzio" DavillaMexico$22,884

Many savvy players took their seats during the first 210 minutes of late registration but not all of them were lucky enough to cash. While "Ag2703 busted in the last round of hand-for-hand play, so did some others. Luckyshiba was the first player to collect a cash when they got their last three big blinds in with ace-queen and were looked up by "ubermensch1" who held seven-five. The five on the turn meant the flow of cashes could start coming in.

Within 15 minutes, 80 players had already busted before the sixth break of the day. Another hour later, the field had been halved. 2017 Marathon Champion Joseph Di Rosa Rojas fell in 43rd place with Mike McDonald following him shortly after. Jeff "muitoforte" Gross also had a deep run but was eliminated by Vieira when he got his sevens in against the jacks of the latter.

Brandon "TryLSD" Sheils, Sam "samsam81" Higgs, Sergey Rybachenko, and Dante Goya all busted before "profishnal7" became the final table bubble boy when they ran their jack-ten into the king-eight of Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello. Jose "Machenzzio" Davilla left the final table almost immediately with pocket fours As Rebello flopped the pair of aces. Vieira then found queens to bust Viktor "Ryuzaki1" Zsemlye who held ace-queen. Rich "DadPoker" Dixon was eliminated shortly after by Zamani who had jacks.

Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira finished in 5th place for $82,510

Neel "Neel" Joshi lost all his chips when he ran his jack-ten into the jacks of Rebello. Vieira then failed to win his second bracelet when he put his tournament life at risk with ace-seven suited. He flopped a seven but Caprioli rivered a higher pair of jacks with his ace-jack. Twenty minutes later, Zamani was shown the door when he got outkicked by Caprioli before Rebello then lost his whole stack to Clacher who turned a set.

Clacher kept increasing his chip lead before he dealt the final blow to Caprioli who shoved on the four-five-nine-queen board with three clubs. Clacher called with queen-four for two pair while Caprioli had to show he held the eight-seven of diamonds. Clacher claimed the win for his first-ever bracelet to end the tournament with the right call while Caprioli added a nice amount to his bankroll too.

This concludes the PokerNews coverage of the WSOP bracelet events on GGPoker but the live reporting team will be back on Thursday, July 23 at 6 p.m. GMT to bring you all the action of Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha so keep following the updates right here.

Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli Eliminated in 2nd Place ($215,892)

poolshir • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante
Caprioli vs Clacher
Caprioli vs Clacher

Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli raised to 2,000,000 from the button and Michael "YesPlease" Clacher opted to make the call.

The flop came down {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for both players to check through to the {10-Clubs} on the turn. Clacher checked and then called the 2,883,200 bet of Caprioli.

The river completed the board with the {q-Clubs}. Clacher bet 1,250,000 for Caprioli to shove for 12,087,996 which Clacher snap-called. Caprioli tabled {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for Clacher to claim the win and bracelet with {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for the rivered two pair and $297,496 addition to his bankroll. Caprioli gets $215,892 for finishing in second place.

A recap is to follow.

Michael "YesPlease" Clacher ZA 67,100,000 32,179,476
Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli BR Busted

Tags: Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" CaprioliMichael "YesPlease" Clacher

Clacher Pulls Further Ahead

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante

Michael "YesPlease" Clacher dominated the heads-up action thus far and jammed several times to pull into a commanding lead.

One of those hands resulted from a limped pot on which Clacher filled up from the small blind and Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli checked his option in the big blind. They checked the {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop and Caprioli bet the {4-Hearts} turn for 1,523,200, which Clacher called.

After the {7-Spades} river, Caprioli bet 2,378,880 with 17 big blinds behind and Clacher moved all-in to force a fold.

Michael "YesPlease" Clacher ZA 50,008,804 15,088,280
Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli BR 17,091,196 -15,088,280

Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello Eliminated in 3rd Place ($156,673)

poolshir • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Rebello vs Clacher
Rebello vs Clacher

Michael "YesPlease" Clacher shoved from the button and Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello called for the 13,944,804 which he had left after paying the big blind.

Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Clubs} for Clacher to turn the set to eliminate Rebello in third place for $156,673

Michael "YesPlease" Clacher ZA 34,920,524 21,221,804
Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli BR 32,179,476 -5,374,800
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello CA Busted

Tags: Michael "YesPlease" ClacherOlivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello

Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani Eliminated in 4th Place ($113,698)

poolshir • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Zamani vs Caprioli
Zamani vs Caprioli

Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani raised to 4,000,000 from under the gun and Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli three-bet to 7,200,000 from the small blind. Zamani shoved for 12,150,301 and Caprioli called after considering it for a while.

Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Hearts} for Caprioli to hold with the higher kicker to eliminate Zamani in fourth place for $113,698.

Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli BR 37,554,276 7,870,301
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello CA 15,847,004 2,640,000
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher ZA 13,698,720 1,399,200
Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani us Busted

Tags: Martin "FuTimReilly" ZamaniRodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli


Rebello Doubles Through Caprioli

poolshir • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 70,000 ante
Rebello vs Caprioli
Rebello vs Caprioli

Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli shoved from the small blind with the biggest stack at the table and Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello made the call for the 5,863,502 he had left after paying the big blind.

Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli: {k-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} for Rebello to turn the flush to double up with.

Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli BR 29,683,975 -6,533,502
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello CA 13,207,004 6,673,502
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher ZA 12,299,520 -70,000
Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani us 11,909,501 -70,000

Tags: Olivier "BigPapyBoss" RebelloRodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Dos Santos Caprioli

Chip Counts After the Break

poolshir • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 70,000 ante
Rodrigo "PAPAI_PIG" Caprioli BR 36,217,477 12,413,161
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher ZA 12,369,520 3,583,000
Martin "FuTimReilly" Zamani us 11,979,501 40,365
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello CA 6,533,502 -12,035,500