PokerStars WCOOP 2020 WPT Online Borgata Series 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool $10,000,000
Players 407

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 60,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9
Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD
Day 2 Completed

Christian Rudolph Wins First Bracelet in Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP for $1,800,290

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Christian Rudolph Wins Event #70 for $1,800,290
Christian Rudolph Wins Event #70 for $1,800,290

At his fourth WSOP final table, Christian Rudolph has finally claimed his first bracelet, in Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP for $1,800,290. The biggest event of the summer attracted 407 entries to create the second-biggest prize pool of the summer with $10,000,000 total.

Two years ago, Rudolph finished second behind Michael Addamo — who actually bubbled this event — in a 25K at the WSOPE. Back then, the heads-up match was a rollercoaster with players exchanging blows for hours. This time, Rudolph succeeded and closed it out within 20 minutes. This win will take the German up to almost $3,000,000 in WSOP cashes alone and eclipse his previous live scores almost threefold.

Runner-up Chris Hunichen more than doubled his total WSOP earnings with his result, adding to the countless accolades of the multiple online triple crown winner. Rudolph and Hunichen were joined by numerous familiar faces and names from the online and live poker scene like bracelet winner Shankar "Saquon" Pillai, Aram "Pusha T" Zobian, who finished sixth in the 2018 WSOP Main Event, and Day 1 chip leader Jason Koon.

Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Christian RudolphGermany$1,800,290
2Chris HunichenUnited States$1,332,097
3Shankar "Saquon" PillaiUnited States$979,138
4Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia$719,700
5Aram "Pusha T" ZobianUnited States$529,005
6Brunno BotteonBrazil$388,837
7Jason KoonUnited States$285,808
8Paulius "ChickenBBQ" PlausinaitisLithuania$210,079
9Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" BoikaBelarus$154,416

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Final Table Action

The final table started off in shallow water with a 23 big blind average stack. Within twenty minutes, EPT winner Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika would bust first when he ran his ace-five into the ace-jack of Pillai. Hunichen then scored a huge double-up through Koon with queens against ace-jacl to take the chip lead away from the latter. Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis busted soon after before Koon lost the remainder of his stack to Rudolph.

Brunno Botteon, who almost won his first bracelet in Event #67: $500 Limit NLH earlier, was next to go when Rudolph turned a straight with ace-eight against his queens. The German continued his dominance by eliminating Zobian in fifth and Aleksejs Ponakovs in fourth. The latter had lost the majority of his chips beforehand to Hunichen when his aces got cracked by Hunichen. "Big Huni" then took care of Pillai with ace-king versus ace-nine to get the action heads-up.

Rudolph started off with a slight chip lead but quickly extended it to drop Hunichen down to five bigs. Hunichen's final chips went in with king-queen against Rudolph's queen-ten, but the German spiked a ten on the flop to deny Hunichen and capture his first WSOP gold.

Chris Hunichen
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen was runner-up for $1,332,097

While the second-biggest prize pool may have been awarded, don't miss the biggest one this Sunday! The $25,000,000 Main Event will enter Day 2 and the money stages, so make sure to check back regularly for all the latest of the WSOP Online on GGPoker!

Chris Hunichen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,332,097)

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Hunichen Finishes as the Runner-Up for $1,332,097
Hunichen Finishes as the Runner-Up for $1,332,097

Chris Hunichen shoved from the button for 2,492,208 which Christian Rudolph called.

Chris Hunichen: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Christian Rudolph: {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Hunichen was ahead but the flop came {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} for Rudolph to hit top pair. Hunichen did pick up the gutshot to a straight but he bricked the {3-Diamonds} on the turn and the {7-Hearts} on the river to bust in second place for $1,332,097 while Rudolph claims his first WSOP bracelet, WSOP Europe package, and $1,800,290.

A recap is to follow.

Christian Rudolph de 40,700,000 3,982,208
Chris Hunichen us Busted

Hunichen Down to 8 Big Blinds

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Chris Hunichen limped in on the button and Christian Rudolph opted to check.

The flop came {7-Spades}{a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, Rudolph check-called the 500,000 bet of Hunichen.

The turn was the {9-Hearts} and Rudolph check-called again, this time a bet of 1,000,000 from Hunichen.

The river completed the board with the {3-Hearts} and they both checked. Hunichen tabled {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for Rudolph to claim the pot with {q-Spades}{9-Spades} for two pair.

Christian Rudolph de 36,717,792 2,620,000
Chris Hunichen us 3,982,208 -2,620,000

Hunichen Left Shofter

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Chris Hunichen limped in from the button and Christian Rudolph opted to check.

The flop came {5-Spades}{j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, Rudolph check-called the 600,000 bet of Hunichen.

They both checked through the {6-Clubs} on the turn to the {10-Diamonds} on the river. Rudolph bet 1,740,000 which Hunichen called with the {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for the pair of fives but Rudolph held {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for the rivered pair of tens.

Christian Rudolph de 34,097,792 4,580,000
Chris Hunichen us 6,602,208 -4,580,000

Rudolph Rivers Higher Two Pair

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Chris Hunichen raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Christian Rudolph called.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, Rudolph check-called the 700,000 continuation-bet of Hunichen.

The turn was the {9-Spades} and Rudolph bet 950,000 which was called by Hunichen.

They both checked through the {j-Hearts} on the river. Hunichen tabled {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for two pair but Rudolph held {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for the higher rivered two pair.

Christian Rudolph de 29,517,792
Chris Hunichen us 11,182,208

Hunichen Has the Higher Kicker

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Christian Rudolph limped in on the button and Chris Hunichen opted to check.

They both checked through the {9-Spades}{j-Spades}{5-Hearts} on the flop to the {4-Hearts} on the turn. Hunichen bet 1,100,000 which Rudolph called.

The river completed the board with the {4-Clubs} and Hunichen bet 3,300,000 which Rudolph called. Hunichen tabled {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for two pair with the queen-kicker to pick up the pot as Rudolph held {j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for the same two pair but lower kicker.

Christian Rudolph de 24,817,792 -4,740,000
Chris Hunichen us 15,882,208 4,740,000

Hunichen Shoves on the Turn

poolshir • Level 42: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Christian Rudolph limped in on the button and Chris Hunichen opted to check.

The flop came {3-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, Hunichen check-called the 840,000 bet of Rudolph.

The turn was the {q-Diamonds}, Hunichen checked and Rudolph bet 1,800,000. Hunichen responded with a shove for 6,542,208 for Rudolph to tank for a bit but he folded in the end.

Christian Rudolph de 29,557,792 -3,380,000
Chris Hunichen us 11,142,208 3,380,000
Level:
42
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
60,000