Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||600,000 / 1,200,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
Poker enthusiasts from all over the world joined the action for the latest event of the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Bracelets on the GGNetwork. Event #38: $600 Monster Stack drew a big field of 2,007 and created a prize pool of $1,143,990 for the first Asia Time Zone Event. Ultimately it was Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya who defeated Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Jordana to claim the first WSOP gold bracelet as the clock showed a total duration of more than 10 hours and 41 minutes.
Little is known about both contenders for the most-coveted prize in poker as Wijaya had no live cash to his name and made the first one count for a top prize of $171,389. Spaniard Bosch Jordana had some small scores at Casino Barcelona prior and turned his first and only bullet into a payday of $124,376.
Wijaya was in the middle of the pack as one of three finalists from China when the field combined to one table and Bosch Jordana was even further behind on just 20 big blinds. However, both prevailed in various all-in spots to climb the leaderboard and claimed the top two spots.
Final Result Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya||China||$171,389|
|2||Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Jordana||Andorra||$124,376|
|3||Kasper "GangstaPoker" Mellanen||Finland||$90,260|
|4||Jingxiang "Fuzzy Wuzzy!" Ong||Singapore||$65,501|
|5||Joao "naturalMENTE" Simao||Brazil||$47,534|
|6||Blake "Beast2018!" Bohn||United States||$34,496|
|7||Chun Kit "FathiSon" Leung||Hong Kong||$25,033|
|8||Kai "butouji666" Liu||China||$18,167|
|9||Hui "totoyou" Tang||China||$13,184|
Once the final table was set, some surprises awaited as all nicknames were converted to the real names and that revealed Kasper Mellanen on his second entry, as well as Blake Bohn and Joao Simao on their third entry at the top of the leaderboard. Mellanen fared the best of them and finished third whereas Simao had to settle for fifth place, one spot ahead of Bohn who reached his third WSOP final table.
Bohn cashed six times during the 2020 WSOP.com Bracelet Events while in Nevada and made the trip to Cabo in Mexico just a few days ago and that immediately paid off with a deep run and score worth $34,496. His hopes of a maiden WSOP bracelet win ended when he three-bet jammed jacks into the aces of Kasper Mellanen in three-way action.
Action of the Day
The first tournament of the festival with an asian-friendly starting time saw nearly 400 players in their virtual seats as the action kicked off and that number grew by the minute during the three and a half hours of late registration. All participants were allowed a maximum of two re-entries until the end of the registration period and the six-max format guaranteed action at all times.
Many big names of the international poker circuit came and left without anything to show for and the eliminations kept coming every other minute, rapidly reducing the field. In the blink of an eye, the money bubble burst in the first hand and soon after the players hit the rail by the dozens. Early casualties in the money included the likes of Patrick "Egption" Tardif, Conor Beresford, Christian Rudolph, Brad Owen, Manig Loeser and Anson Tsang.
As the field was thinned down to the final six tables, Mike McDonald endured a roller coaster ride and departed in 54th place when he jammed king-six into ace-queen in a battle of the blinds. It was the second deep run of the Canadian early into the festival as McDonald finished 26th in Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed a few days ago.
From Two Tables to a Winner
On the final two tables, eventual champion Wijaya and Bohn caught heat and sent several opponents to the rail to build their stacks. Mellanen took over the top spot when his aces held against the nines of "inonhmeansfu" and the final table was set shortly after. Initial double ups for the short stacks were followed by the rapid eliminations of Hui "totoyou" Tang and Kai "butouji666" Liu.
Bohn's departed in 6th place vaulted Mellanen into a comfortable lead but the Finn was unable to keep up the momentum. Jingxiang "Fuzzy Wuzzy!" Ong went from short stack to joint chip leader only to run out of steam, and the same fate awaited Mellanen shortly after. The lead in heads-up swung back and forth for a mere 15 minutes as they played "for the glory!" as exclaimed by Bosch Jordana in table chat. When both turned a full house, the tournament ended in spectacular fashion and Wijaya became the fifth player from China to scoop the gold bracelet.
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Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya had regained the lead by a few big blinds and they then headed to the turn on which Toni "AnsuFati31" Jordana bet 2,793,780 into a pot of 8.466 million. Wijaya opted for a check-raise to 10,387,560 and was called.
The fell on the river and Wijaya moved all in, Bosch Jordana called and a massive cooler was revealed. Wijaya with the and Bosch Jordana with had both turned a full house and neither was going anywhere.
Bosch Jordana came up one spot shy of victory and takes home $124,375.85 while Wijaya is the latest player to win the coveted gold bracelet and a top prize of $171,389,04.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Jordana fell behind after losing most of the recent hands but has jumped back into the lead in a three-bet pot to regain the lead over Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya. This may, however, change momentarily as both players continue with plenty of aggression throughout the heads-up duel so far.
Bosch Jordana three-bet to 8,64 million and Wijaya called, then called one barrel and folded to a shove on the turn.
Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya gained the lead for a couple of hands when he min-raised the small blind and picked up a call by Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Jordana in the big blind, which led to the flop. Both checked and Bosch Jordana bet the turn for 2.8 million, Wijaya called.
After the river, Bosch Jordana bet-folded 5.4 million when facing a raise.
Three hands later, the Spaniard was back on top as Bosch Jordana raised to 2 million and continued for 1,399,200 on the flop, Wijaya called. They checked the turn and Wijaya's bet of 4.7 million on the river was called. Wijaya was caught bluffing with the as Bosch Jordana claimed the pot with .
Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya min-raised the button and Kasper "GangstaPoker" Mellanen jammed for just shy of 22 big blinds out of the big blind, which Wijaya called.
Kasper "GangstaPoker" Mellanen:
Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya:
Mellanen had two overcards and remained with some hope after the but the turn immediately left the Finn drawing dead prior to the meaningless river. Mellanen takes home $$90,259.55 for his efforts and heads-up for the gold bracelet will start nearly even in chips.
Before the blinds went up, a limped pot headed to the flop and Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya raised to two million when facing a min-bet by Kasper "GangstaPoker" Mellanen. The Finn called and check-called 3.2 million on the turn as the river was checked.
Mellanen tabled for a missed flushdraw and Wijaya had for top pair.
What followed were seven hands in a row in which the chips were pushed to Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Jordana without any showdown and the Spaniard built a comfortable lead.
Kasper "GangstaPoker" Mellanen raised it up and Jingxiang "Fuzzy Wuzzy!" Ong got the remainder of his short stack in, which Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Fontana called in the big blind, Mellanen also came along. The Spaniard bet the flop and isolated successfully.
Jingxiang "Fuzzy Wuzzy!" Ong:
Toni "AnsuFati31" Bosch Jordana:
After the turn Ong had some chop outs but the river sent him to the rail in 4th place for a payday of $65,501.31