PokerStars WCOOP 2020 2020 PACOOP 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #59: $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,519,875
Players 1061

Level Info

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

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1061
Event #59: $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos Wins First Bracelet and $399,047 in Event #59: $2,500 NLHE

poolshir • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante
Leonardo Mattos wins Event #59
Leonardo Mattos wins Event #59

After almost eleven hours, Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos made it four for Brazil in the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events as he took down Event #59: $2,500 NLHE by beating Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz heads-up for $399,047, the coveted WSOP bracelet, and a WSOP Europe package . The tournament attracted 1,061 entries to create a total prize pool of $2,519,875 with 152 players walking away with money added to their bankrolls.

Mattos' biggest live cash was earned almost a year ago when he finished seventh in an event in Brazil for $98,713 while his biggest and only cash on the WSOP circuit came in Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares] when he finished in 216th place for $2,508. With this result, he has surpassed all of his personal records as his previous biggest score on GGPoker was in a WSOP side event a few weeks ago when he won the $400 Sunday Deepstack for $56,047. He follows in the footsteps of Marcelo "Marolo" Jakovljevic Pudla, Yuri Dzivielevski, and Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla who all won an online bracelet to add to the tally of nine WSOP bracelets for Brazil in total.

Putz's cash also bests his personal record by over $100,000 as he has now surpassed the $500,000-mark in career earnings in live tournaments. This is also the case for Pedro "mrsweets29" Madeira, Nethanel "natykkk" Klein, Antonio "nanqtf" Pedro, and Kevin "withered350" Gibson. Fabiano "MarkyAurelio" Kovalski and Yiannis "GreekFreaker" Liperis have both had succes in the live circuit before with their cashes totalling over $2,000,000 already.

Event #59: $2,500 NLHE Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Leonardo "Babaehduro" MattosBrazil$399,047*
2Christopher "RambaZamba" PutzAustria$298,296
3Pedro "mrsweets29" MadeiraBrazil$216,473
4Nethanel "natykkk" KleinIsrael$157,095
5Antonio "nanqtf" PedroCroatia$114,004
6Kevin "withered350" GibsonCanada$82,733
7Fabiano "MarkyAurelio" KovalskiBrazil$60,039
8Yiannis "GreekFreaker" LiperisUnited Kingdom$43,570

* plus a WSOP Europe Package

Action of the Day

With players having the possibility to reenter twice during the late registration period, the action was hot and heavy from the start. When the registration period closed after 3.5 hours, there were only 340 players left out of the 1,061-strong field. It would only take another 90 minutes before the tournament reached the hand-for-hand stage for the bubble.

Mattos was actually responsible for bursting the bubble when he was sitting in the big blind and Patryk "weedsmoker93" Poterek had been forced all-in when his last 82 chips went towards the ante and the rest of the table had folded. His jack-five held against Poterek's eight-trey to burst the bubble. GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu busted at the same time when Thiago "grigopoker" Grigoletti rivered a straight against him for the slew of eliminations to start as the rest of the field had reached the money stages.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu finished in 152nd place for $5,478

Two hours later, the field had been reduced to only two tables but the pace of eliminations kept going. Bracelet winner Jonathan "Serenity" Dokler fell to Putz when he called the shove of the latter with king-seven, Putz's ace-king outkicked Dokler when they both turned a pair of kings to get the tournament to the final table bubble.

With lots of stalling as there was no hand-for-hand play, the shorter stacks also kept doubling up in the meantime until Daniel "Razer2311" Rezaei and Manuel "JOhn Mcclean" Saavedra both went all-in on their respective tables. But with a difference of a few seconds, Rezaei busted to Putz before Saavedra fell to Kovalski so get the tournament to an eight-handed final table.

It was a Brazilian feast at the final table as all but one elimination could be credited to either Mattos of Madeira. Liperis, Kovalski, and Gibson all busted to Madeira for him to cement his chip lead with Mattos hot on his heels. Mattos then took out Pedro before Madeira claimed Klein as his victim to get the tournament to three-handed play.

Putz was the absolute short stack at the table but battled his way to second place in the chip counts to then take out Madeira after forty minutes when he held ace-king and he called the three-bet shove of Madeira who held eights. The ace on the turn got him to the chip lead and heads-up battle.

Christopher Putz
Christopher Putz finished as the runner-up for $298,296

Putz put the pressure on with the bigger stack and managed to get Mattos down to 13 big blinds when the latter called the shove of the former with ace-eight. Putz held ace-deuce and couldn't take away Mattos' chips. Putz then won a few in a row before doubling Mattos up again. This time, Mattos held ace-seven and against the ace-five of Putz and made two pair to take a 2:1 chip lead.

The heads-up battle of 30 minutes came to an end with Putz shoving with nine-eight for his last ten big blinds and getting called by Mattos who held king-six. No danger on the board for Mattos as he became the latest online WSOP bracelet winner.

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Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($298,296)

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Mattos vs Putz
Mattos vs Putz

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz shoved from the button for 10,133,768 after having had to give up on a few hands in a row and was called by Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos with the bigger stack.

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz: {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos: {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{q-Spades}{a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for Mattos to hold with the higher kicker to win the tournament for $399,047 while Putz collects $298,296 for his second-place finish.

A recap is to follow.

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 53,050,000 17,853,768
Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT Busted

Mattos Doubles Up Again

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Mattos vs Putz
Mattos vs Putz

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz shoved from the button with the bigger stack and Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos called for the 16,478,116 he had left.

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz: {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades} for Mattos to double up with the turned two pair and the chip lead.

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 35,196,232 16,838,116
Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT 17,853,768 -16,838,116
Level:
37
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
120,000

Six in a Row for Putz

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

With several raises and folds, the last six hands have gone to Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz.

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT 34,691,884 7,800,000
Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 18,358,116 -7,800,000

Stacks Even Out

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Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos limped in on the button and Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz opted to check.

The flop came {j-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, Putz check-called the 800,000 bet of Mattos.

The turn was the {q-Clubs}, Putz checked again and this time Mattos bet 2,750,000 which was called again.

The river completed the board with the {7-Clubs}, Putz checked and Mattos bet 6,500,000. Putz tanked for a while and then folded.

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT 26,891,884 -1,820,000
Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 26,158,116 1,820,000

Mattos Doubles Up

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Mattos vs Putz
Mattos vs Putz

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos raised to 1,600,000 from the button and Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz shoved. Mattos made the call for the 10,469,942 he had left.

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz: {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for Mattos to hold with the higher kicker and even improve to a pair of eights on the river to double up.

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT 28,711,884 -9,069,058
Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 24,338,116 9,069,058

Mattos Puts His Tournament Life At Risk

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Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos limped in on the button and Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz opted to check.

The flop came {j-Spades}{a-Hearts}{a-Spades}, Putz check-called the 800,000 bet of Mattos.

The turn was the {q-Spades} and Putz check-called the 2,000,000 bet of Mattos.

The river brought them the {k-Spades}, Putz checked and Mattos shoved for 7,869,058 which sent Putz into the tank. After a while, Putz opted to fold.

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT 37,780,942 -2,800,000
Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 15,269,058 2,800,000

More for Putz

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Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos raised to 1,600,000 from the button and Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz called.

They both checked through the {9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop to the {9-Clubs} on the turn. Putz check-called the 1,000,000 bet of Mattos.

The river completed the board with the {q-Hearts}, Putz bet 3,360,000 which Mattos called with {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}for the two pair on the board with the ace-kicker but Putz held {q-Clubs}{2-Spades} for the full house and the pot.

Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz AT 40,580,942 4,860,000
Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos BR 12,469,058 -4,860,000