PokerStars WCOOP 2020 WPT Online Borgata Series 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $7,222,375
Players 15205

Level Info

Level 40
Blinds 3,000,000 / 6,000,000
Ante 750,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 15205
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
Day 1 Completed

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic Wins $843,460 & First Bracelet in Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event

poolshir • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante
Ivan "zufo16" Zufic Wins Event #63
Ivan "zufo16" Zufic Wins Event #63

After 16 strenuous hours of play on the Final Day of Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, the tournament has come to an end with Ivan "zufo16" Zufic claiming his first WSOP bracelet, $843,460, and the World Series of Poker Europe package. This tournament was one of the ones during the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events which came with a guarantee and it wasn't insignificant either. The $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool was crushed as a whopping 15,205 players took a shot at their share of the $7,222,375 which was collected in the end.

Zufic has one live cash previously dating back to the summer of 2019 according to The Hendon Mob and came 60th in Event #4: $500 NLHE - Super Turbo for $1,432 but when you look up his username, a bunch of online cashes show up. Although there's no guarantee it's the same person, that player's biggest cash on the online felt was $93,756. Zufic defeated Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra heads-up who doesn't have any live cashes but did finish in 218th place in Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship.

Joining the two players on the final table were online high stakes player Fedor Kruse, Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson, and Oleksii "Cold_play" Kravchuk as the more familiar names.

Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ivan "zufo16" ZuficCroatia$843,460*
2Suraj "M26GreenWood" MishraIndia$586,157
3Daniel "BaccaratKing" NeilsonAustralia$401,635
4Daniel "GiveUp1905" SaugspierGermany$275,200
5Oleksii "Cold_play" KravchukUkraine$188,567
6Derek "XrayEyes" MillerUnited Kingdom$129,206
7Troy "iLOVEfantaxo" McleanAustralia$88,532
8Royal "BLACKPAPAYAA" PekSingapore$60,662
9Fedor KruseAustria$41,566

*plus a WSOP Europe Package

Everybody Comes Together and Leaves

Out of 15 starting flights, 2,055 came together to battle it out for their share of the prize pool as 1,600 of them would get paid. It would take 90 minutes before the bubble had approached and Jesse "SamsHofbrau" Vilchez was the unlucky bubble boy when he got his queens in against the five-four of "ilovesoobin". Vilchez was ahead but the ace-deuce-eight-trey-king run out of the board gave "ilovesoobin" the wheel on the turn to burst the bubble.

Bertrand
Bertrand \"ElkY\" Grospellier

GGPoker Ambassadors Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier , and Felipe Ramos all cashed again. Joao Vieira, Daniel Dvoress, Chance Kornuth, Michael Addamo, Hun Wei Lee, Preston Lee, Sam Higgs, and Asi Moshe are just some of the many bracelet winners who cashes but couldn't add another piece of jewellery to their collection.

The Road to Victory

It would take almost 11 hours from when the bubble burst to get the tournament down to the final two tables. And then another hour or so before the final table bubble was done when Peng "FxxXp" Yang was eliminated by Zufic when the chips went in preflop. Yang flopped a pair but Zufic turned the higher one to get the field down to the final table.

Zufic started the battle with the chip lead but Mishra took it over when he eliminated Kruse. Shortly after he took it back until Neilson busted Troy "iLOVEfantaxo" Mclean while Royal "BlackPapayaa" Pek had left the final table stage already. But with the staggering blind levels running up into the millions, the chips kept flying back and forth.

He took out Derek "XrayEyes" Miller to gain a big chip lead but it didn't last long as the chips kept going around. Forty minutes later, Kravchuk was eliminated by Mishra for things to suddenly speed up as Daniel "GiveUp1905" Saugspier busted a few hands later. Less than 5 minutes from there on, Neilson's ace-king got rivered by Mishra who held ace-ten when he hit the straight.

Daniel Neilson
Daniel Neilson finished in third place for $401,635

Heads-up play started with pretty even stacks but Zufic quickly extended his lead over two big hands before Mishra shoved the last nine big blinds in with the ducks. Zufic called with ace-nine and found another ace on the flop to connect with for the tournament win.

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Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra Eliminated in 2nd Place ($586,157)

poolshir • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante
Mishra vs Zufic
Mishra vs Zufic

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra shoved from the button for 50,612,190 which Ivan "zufo16" Zufic called.

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
Ivan "zufo16" Zufic: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for Zufic to flop top pair and hold throughout the turn and river to win the tournament, his first WSOP bracelet for $843,460 and the WSOP Europe package while Mishra walks away with $586,157 for finishing in second place.

A recap is to follow.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 758,581,268 51,362,190
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN Busted

Zufic Takes Big Lead

elron66 • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic raised to 12M and Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra called to the {10-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop. Mishra check-raised the bet of 8,415,000 to 25.8M, and Zufic called to the {q-Hearts} turn. Mishra check-called a bet of 25.443M, and check-called again for 42M on the {k-Diamonds} river.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic: {10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra: {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Board: {10-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Zufic smashed the flop with trips, and took a huge lead in the heads up match.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 707,219,078 105,993,000
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN 51,362,190 -105,993,000

Even More for Zufic

poolshir • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra raised to 12,000,000 from the button and Ivan "zufo16" Zufic three-bet to 49,200,00 for Mishra to make the call.

The flop came {10-Spades}{a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, Zufic continued with a bet of 24,975,000 which Mishra called.

The turn was the {a-Hearts} and Zufic bet 61,450,00,500 which was called again.

The river completed the board with the {7-Spades} and they both checked. Mishra tabled {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for two pair but Zufic held {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for trips and the pot.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 601,226,078 171,040,500
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN 157,355,190 -171,040,500

Zufic over 400M

elron66 • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra raised the small blind and Ivan "zufo16" Zufic called. Zufic check-called 12.75M on the {4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop, and they both checked the {3-Spades} turn. Zufic check-called for 22.8M on the {5-Hearts} river, showing king-eight for the winning hand against queen-jack.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 430,185,578 39,300,000
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN 328,395,690 -39,300,000

Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($401,635)

poolshir • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante
Neilson vs Mishra
Neilson vs Mishra

Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson shoved from the small blind for 58,501,800 and was called by Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra in the big blind.

Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Neilson was ahead with the higher kicker but the board ran out {j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for Mishra to river the straight to send Neilson out in third place for $401,635.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 390,885,578 31,350,000
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN 367,695,690 59,251,800
Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson au Busted

Zufic Retakes Lead

elron66 • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra called from the small blind, and Ivan "zufo16" Zufic checked the big blind. Zufic called a bet of 7.125M on the {4-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop, and again for 31.2M on the {3-Spades} turn. Mishra checked the {7-Hearts} river and folded to a bet of 29,997,000.

Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 359,535,578 45,825,000
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN 308,443,890 -45,075,000
Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson au 96,901,800 5,550,000

Daniel "GiveUp1905" Saugspier Eliminated in 4th Place ($275,200)

poolshir • Level 40: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante
Saugspier vs Mishra
Saugspier vs Mishra

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra raised to 12,000,000 from under the gun and Daniel "GiveUp1905" Saugspier three-bet shoved from the small blind for 55,343,172 for Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson to fold his big blind and Mishra to make the call.

Daniel "GiveUp1905" Saugspier: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for both of them to flop top pair but for the queen-kicker of Mishra to come into play to bust Suagspier in fourth place for $275,200.

Suraj "M26GreenWood" Mishra IN 353,518,890 88,393,172
Ivan "zufo16" Zufic HR 313,710,578 16,450,000
Daniel "BaccaratKing" Neilson au 91,351,800 -27,500,000
Daniel "GiveUp1905" Saugspier DE Busted
Level:
40
Blinds:
3,000,000/6,000,000
Ante:
750,000