PokerStars WCOOP 2020 2020 PACOOP 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $335,350
Players 706

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 706
Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller Wins First Bracelet in Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em for $45,102

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Gregor Muller Wins Event #67
Gregor Muller Wins Event #67

And that's another new bracelet winner as Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller has won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em for $45,101 and the WSOP Europe Package. The first limit tournament of the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelets schedule attracted 706 players to create a prize pool of $335,350.

Muller has recorded two previous live cashes back in 2010 and 2016 in his home country of Austria and cashed in the Mini Main Event for $1,541. This cash today is his biggest to date on at least GGPoker and no other results show up on his username.

Muller defeated Brunno Botteon heads-up who in comparison is a bit of a more well-known player. In the live poker scene, Botteon might only have cashed for $78,246, his online results amount to much more. The online grinder's biggest cash online was for $265,463 with a few more six-figure scores in his collection.

They were joined by other familiar names on the final table like GGPoker Twitch Streamer Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker and Davide "ElPapuGomez" Suriano.

GGPoker WSOP Online Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Gregor "soulsntfaces" MullerAustria$45,102*
2Brunno BotteonBrazil$41,855
3Anmol "bemyfriend" SrivatsIndia$30,680
4Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van ElsackerBelgium$22,488
5Drew "BigPavelski" SoikAustria$16,484
6Davide "ElPapuGomez" SurianoItaly$12,082
7Michael "Blank0DMT" Schwartz (FRA)France$8,856
8Hong Kong "Fall Oh Gutz" NguyenCanada$6,492

* plus a WSOP Europe Package

From the Bubble to the Final Table

When the 3-hour late registration period closed, there were only 345 players left out of all the entries to compete for a spot in the top 98 players who would get paid at least $1,126. Two hours later, it was time for the bubble and both "Sam Hinkie" and Twitch Streamer Andre "bluffpatrol_dre" Ebert busted for the rest of the field to be in the money.

Juha Helppi, Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea, Dan Smith, Dylan "mezcal" Linde, Erik Seidel. Benny Glaser, Preston "TikTokImaClk" Lee, Niklas Astedt, Matt "DNSFD" Vengrin all busted before the field had been reduced to the final two tables.

It would take just over two hours after the bubble burst before the final table was reached. Rui Ferreira, Connor Drinan, Anson "[email protected]" Tsang all busted before Wei "dugui777" Zhao and Ken "diabloking" Okada were both eliminated at almost the same time.

Rollercoaster Final Table

Anmol "bemyfriend" Srivats came into the final table with the chip lead but it would be Van Elsacker who would take out Hong Kong "Fall Oh Gutz" Nguyen and Michael "Blank0DMT" Schwartz (FRA). Botteon busted Suriano shortly after to leave Drew "BigPavelski" Soik as the only player with fewer than three big bets. Soik managed to claw some chips but then lost them all to Botteon too.

Michiel Van Elsacker
Michiel Van Elsacker finished in fourth place for $22,488

Now Van Elsacker was the shortest stack at the table and before losing a chunk to Srivats, doubling up through Botteon and then losing it all again to the Brazilian. Ten minutes later, Srivats five-bet shoved with ace-queen and was ahead against the queen-six of Muller but the six on the flop spelled the end of his tournament run.

Heads-up play lasted just under 30 minutes with Muller increasing his chip lead. Even though Botteon managed to double up once by hitting the river for the higher pair, soon after he called the four-bet of Muller for his tournament lifre with seven-six. Muller had queen-jack and Botteon flopped two pair but saw his hopes dashed on the turn when Muller hit the higher two pair to claim the victory and held when the river completed the board.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on Saturday, August 22 at noon UTC to bring you the coverage of Event #68: $500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em so make sure to come back for more WSOP action.

Brunno Botteon Eliminated in 2nd Place ($41,855)

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Muller vs Botteon
Muller vs Botteon

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller raised from the button and Brunno Botteon three-bet for Muller to four-bet and Botteon to call for his last 133,160.

Brunno Botteon: {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller: {q-Spades}{j-Spades}

The flop came {7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} for Botteon to hit two pair but the turn was the {q-Hearts} for Muller to hit the higher two pair.

Only another seven could save Botteon but instead the river completed the board with the {9-Clubs} for him to bust in second place for $41,855 while Muller walks away with $45,102, the WSOP bracelet, and the WSOP Europe package.

A recap is to follow.

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller AT 17,650,000 1,258,160
Brunno Botteon br Busted

Botteon Stays Alive

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Brunno Botteon raised from the button and Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller three-bet for Botteon to make the call for the remaining 129,080.

Brunno Botteon: {9-Spades}{2-Spades}
Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller: {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The flop came {10-Spades}{k-Clubs}{6-Spades} for Muller to flop a pair but for Botteon to pick up the flush draw,

The turn was the {3-Hearts} and that didn't change things but the {9-Diamonds} on the river gave Botteon the higher pair to double up.

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller AT 16,391,840 1,120,920
Brunno Botteon br 1,258,160 -1,120,920

Botteon Gets Shorter

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Brunno Botteon limped in from the button and Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller opted to check.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, Muller check-called the bet of Botteon.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Muller check-called the bet of Botteon again.

The river completed the board with the {7-Clubs} and they both checked. Botteon tabled {10-Spades}{6-Spades} for two pair but Muller held {7-Spades}{3-Clubs} for the full house to leave Botteon short.

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller AT 15,270,920 1,750,000
Brunno Botteon br 2,379,080 -1,750,000

A Straight for Muller

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Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller raised from the button and Brunno Botteon three-bet which Muller called.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, Botteon bet and Muller called.

The turn was the {5-Spades} and Botteon bet for Muller to raise and get called.

The river completed the board with the {6-Spades} and Botteon check-called the bet of Muller with {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} for the overpair but Muller held {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the straight.

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller AT 10,520,920 3,375,000
Brunno Botteon br 7,129,080 -3,375,000

Botteon Back on Top

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Brunno Botteon raised from the button and was called by Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller.

The flop came {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, Muller check-called the bet of Botteon.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds}, Muller check-called the bet of Botteon again.

The river completed the board with the {3-Hearts} and they both checked. Muller tabled {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for Botteon to claim the pot with {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for the higher kicker.

Brunno Botteon br 10,504,080 1,960,000
Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller AT 7,145,920 -1,950,000
Level:
31
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
0

Anmol "bemyfriend" Srivats Eliminated in 3rd Place ($30,680)

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Srivats vs Muller
Srivats vs Muller

Anmol "bemyfriend" Srivats got short again after having had to give up on a few hands in a row. Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller raised from the button and Anmol "bemyfriend" Srivats three-bet from the big blind. Muller four-bet for Srivats to five-bet shove for 866,590, in total which Muller called.

Anmol "bemyfriend" Srivats: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller: {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades} for Muller to flop two pair and hold to bust Srivats in third place.

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller AT 9,095,920 666,590
Brunno Botteon br 8,544,080 1,990,000
Anmol "bemyfriend" Srivats IN Busted