PokerStars WCOOP 2020 2020 PACOOP 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,049,150
Players 1438

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000
Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone Wins First Bracelet in WSOP Marathon ($302,472)

Jaxon • Level 33: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Nick Maimone
Nick Maimone

American Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone registered at GGPoker under a Canadian flag bested Brazil's Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar in heads-up play in the WSOP Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em to win the $302,472 top prize, an added WSOP Europe package valued at $15,000, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

The tournament truly lived up to its name with the one-day event taking more than 13 1/2 hours from start to finish. Despite no guarantee, the turnout was huge with 1,438 entrants generating a massive $2,049,150 prize pool.

Maimone is no stranger to success despite never finding WSOP gold before today. In addition to his more than $2.1 million in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob, Maimone also was once ranked sixth in the world in online poker tournaments at PocketFives.

The win catapults Maimone over the $1 million mark in WSOP cashes with his best finish coming more than a decade ago when he took 15th place in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $633,022.

Final Result Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Nick "rdcrsn" MaimoneUnited States$302,472*
2Diego "JaxTeller" BittarBrazil$228,212
3Giovani "Mandjocka" TorrePortugal$165,613
4Nikolay "PROMsGT" MotsenkoRussia$120,186
5Sebastian "Mustlaaaveit" SikorskiCanada$87,219
6Ermo "PublicEnemy7" KoskEstonia$63,295
7Murilo "RaiseBluff" NascimentoBrazil$45,933
8Erik "FortySixand2" LemarquandCanada$33,334
9Bert "ILOVECATS" StevensBelgium$24,190

*Winner awarded an added $15,000 WSOP Europe package.

The Days Action

After the four-hour late registration window was open, the field ballooned to 1,438 entrants with 504 remaining in their seats.

About 90 minutes later, the top 206 players were in the money for at least a min-cash of $3,243 after Roland "Gwriden" Rokita and Aleksei "JokerFace" Barkov hit the rail during the last hand of bubble action.

Six-time WSOP bracelet winner and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu was among the players to make a deep run eventually hitting the rail in 86th place for $4,370 when his ace-queen couldn't get there against his opponent's big slick.

Ermo "PublicEnemy7" Kosk was cruising away and had the lead most of the time from 50 players left until the nine-max final table began. The final table began five hours after the money was reached once Kosk's jacks won a flip against Giovanni "harcos85" Petroni to send him to the rail in 10th place for $17,555.

Kosk had the lead to start the final table with Maimone kicking things off in sixth place. The lead shifted around many times between most of the players at the final table.

Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens, Erik "FortySixand2" Lemarquand, and Murilo "RaiseBluff" Nascimento all hit the rail in succession to start the final table.

Kosk went from chip leader to crumbs after losing a pair of hands to Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre before Maimone sent him to the rail in sixth place.

Sebastian "Mustlaaaveit" Sikorski and Nikolay "PROMsGT" Motsenko both hit the rail within hands of each other to leave the action at three-handed play.

The lead bounced around between all three players before Torre found himself short after he jammed his queen-jack into Maimone's big slick. Maimone took the rest of Torre's stack when his queen-six got there against his opponent's king-nine.

Maimone began heads up play against Bittar with a negligible chip lead. The lead was extended to a 6:1 chip advantage before Bittar trimmed it to an approximate 3:1 chip advantage.

In the final hand of the tournament, Bittar limped from the button with ace-five before he called off for more than 20 big blinds after Maimone with king-eight. A king hit the board and Bittar had to settle for the handsome $228,212 top prize. Meanwhile congrats to Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone for winning his first WSOP gold bracelet.

This wraps up our coverage of the 2020 WSOP Marathon at GGPoker. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we continue to cover the WSOP until its conclusion.

Final Hand of Marathon
Final Hand of WSOP Marathon.

Tags: Bert StevensDaniel NegreanuDiego BittarErik LemarquandErmo KoskGiovanni TorreMurilo NascimentoNick MaimoneNikolay MontsenkoSebastian Sikorski

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 33: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Nick "rdcrsn" MaimoneUnited States$302,472
2Diego "JaxTeller" BittarBrazil$228,212
3Giovani "Mandjocka" TorrePortugal$165,613
4Nikolay "PROMsGT" MotsenkoRussia$120,186
5Sebastian "Mustlaaaveit" SikorskiCanada$87,219
6Ermo "PublicEnemy7" KoskEstonia$63,295
7Murilo "RaiseBluff" NascimentoPortugal$45,933
8Erik "FortySixand2" LemarquandCanada$33,334
9Bert "ILOVECATS" StevensBelgium$24,190

Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar Eliminated in 2nd Place ($228,212)

Jaxon • Level 33: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar limped from the button before he called off for 8.5 million after Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone jammed from the big blind.

Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar: {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone: {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Maimone took a quick lead in the hand after pairing his king on the {6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop. He eliminated Bittar in second place for $228,212 after the {6-Spades} came on the turn followed by the {j-Diamonds} on the river.

Meanwhile, Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone has won his first WSOP gold bracelet along with the $302,472 top prize. In addition, Maimone won a WSOP Europe package valued at $15,000.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of the Marathon.

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone 36,000,000 9,264,000
Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar Busted
Level:
33
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000

Big Straight for Maimone

Jaxon • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone opened the button for 600,000 and Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar called.

Bittar check-called a bet of 445,000 after the {5-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} came on the flop. Bittar checked again after the {8-Clubs} came on the turn. Maimone bet 756,000. Bittar raised to 2,004,000 and Maimone called.

The {9-Clubs} completed the board on the river and Bittar led out for 1,950,000. Maimone raised to 4,200,000 and Bittar got some bad news after he made the call.

Bitar turned over {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for two pair but lost to a straight held by Maimone with {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}.

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone 25,335,000 6,936,000
Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar 10,615,000 -6,935,000

Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre Eliminated in 3rd Place ($165,613)

Jaxon • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone jammed his big stack with {q-Spades}{6-Hearts} and was called by Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre in the big blind with {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades} with about 10 big blinds remaining.

The {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} flop wasn't a good one for Torre and he was eliminated in third place for $165,613 after the {8-Hearts} came on the turn followed by the {a-Spades} on the river.

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone 18,399,000 3,165,000
Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar 17,550,000 -185,000
Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre pt Busted

Big Slick for Maimone

Jaxon • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante

Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre opened to 600,000 from the button. Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone raised to 1,995,000 from the big blind before
Torre four-bet jammed. Maimone called off for 5,495,000 and players turned over their cards.

Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre: {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

It wasn't looking good for Maimone after Torre paired the {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop. However, things changed for Maimone after he hit a better pair once the {a-Spades} came on the turn.

The {10-Hearts} completed the board on the river and Maimone doubled up.

Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar 17,735,000 1,880,000
Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone 15,234,000 8,155,000
Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre pt 2,981,000 -10,034,000