Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,050,496
Players 44576

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 1,000,000 / 2,000,000
Ante 250,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 44576
Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD
Day 1 Completed

Huahuan "F7588" Feng Wins the Big 50 Bracelet and $211,282

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Huahuan Feng
Huahuan Feng

Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD wasn't just big - it was the biggest World Series of Poker (WSOP) field ever and Huahuan "F7588" Feng managed to navigate through the massive field of 44,576 total entries to win the bracelet, a package to WSOP Europe, and $211,282. The huge field put the prize pool on this $50 event at more than $2 million.

The win marks the seventh cash for Feng during the 2020 WSOP Online at GGPoker, but its the first time in the series he has gotten even close to a final table. Prior to this year, Feng had no WSOP cashes on his resume, but he managed to rack up more than $300,000 in wins in various Asian events since 2017.

The $211,282 score is his biggest cash yet, eclipsing his previous best of $176,985 (KRW 198,060,000) in KRW 11,300,000 + 700,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller (Event #8) at Jeju Red Dragon 2018, Jeju.

The Final Table

1Huahuan "F7588" FengChina$211,282
2Xue qiao "whattfboys" ZhaoChina$159,705
3Ronald "CorVanHout" HaverkampNetherlands$114,237
4Daniel "Vanessa23" MontagnolliAustria$81,714
5Max "TheChosen1" VeygaArgentina$58,450
6Di "LuXDi" LuChina$41,809
7Xiong "wwwyoujizz" HuangChina$29,906
8Dean "JoogieJJ" LipscombeUnited Kingdom$21,392
9Wade "JWNomad" GillettThailand$15,302

The Day 2 Action

With the biggest field ever for a WSOP event, a total of 4,140 players returned for Day 2 action. Jefferey "ReadyGambo" Jenkins led the way into Day 2 with more than 300k, and Day 2 also saw a number of high profile players take their seat including GGPoker ambassadors Daniel Negreanu, Pete Chen and Michael Soyza, as well as players like Jack Salter, Chris Moorman, Patrick "Egption" Tardif, Kevin Martin, Andre "bluffpatrol_dre" Ebert, Dan Almeida, Johan "YoHViraL" Guilbert, and Andrii "BabyShark19" Kozlenko.

On a very busy Sunday, there was a delay in seating players to start the day off. When play did resume about 60 minutes late, they played a few hands then paused again for a short time, but were back in action fairly quickly and they played through to the end without interruption.

It only took about an hour to play down to the money once they got going again, and action went on a tear once they were in the money. Within about three hours they were down about 300 left and under 100 a couple hours later. Along the way, players like Negreanu ($611), Salter ($230), Tardif ($308), and Martin ($216) cashed out while Moorman, and Almeida were left empty handed.

It was around an hour till they got to four tables left, and they didn't slow down. They were down to the final two tables within another hour, losing the start of day leader Jenkins in 28th for $4,850, as well as Daniel "CASTILIAN" Tafur ($4,850) and Eduardo "m0neyprinter" Fay ($6,600). They played down to the final table bubble pretty quickly, but then play stalled with 10 left.

Event 57 Final Table
Event 57 Final Table

It took nearly half an hour to set up the final table. Canadian "Carffan" was the final table bubble, running ace-king into kings. Action moved pretty quickly on the final table, with the first two eliminations happening within just a few minutes.

They played seven handed for almost an hour before Xiong "wwwyoujizz" Huang ended their day in 7th place ($29,906) with second pair against top pair followed by Di "LuXDi" Lu in 6th. Play slowed a bit as they went five handed for about 15 minutes before the floodgates opened, and Max "TheChosen1" Veyga, Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli, and Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp busted in short order.

The heads-up match between Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao and Feng was a short one. Just a couple hands in, Zhao shoved over a raise and got called. It was ace-six against king-six, and the ace-high held for Feng to take the win while Zhao had to settle for the runner-up prize of $159,705.

Tags: Huahuan Feng

Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao Eliminated in 2nd Place ($159,705)

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Zhao vs Feng
Zhao vs Feng

Heads up didn't last long as shortly after Haverkamp was eliminated, Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao raised, then shoved over a reraise from Huahuan "F7588" Feng. Feng called.

Huahuan "F7588" Feng: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao: {k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Board: {j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The ace high held and Zhao had to settle for second place and $159,705.

Huahuan "F7588" Feng 221,726,726 67,780,367
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao CN Busted

Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli Eliminated in 4th Place ($81,714)

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Daniel Montagnolli
Daniel Montagnolli

Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli called off after an early raise, but ran into ace-king with their suited nine-seven. The ace-high held, and Montagnolli was out in 4th place.

Huahuan "F7588" Feng 84,613,458 7,260,000
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao CN 71,280,367 20,711,441
Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp nl 65,832,901 -5,260,000
Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli AT Busted

Max "TheChosen1" Veyga Eliminated in 5th Place ($58,450)

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Veyga vs Feng
Veyga vs Feng

Max "TheChosen1" Veyga shoved the button for 15M, and Huahuan "F7588" Feng called the big blind with more. Veyga had the advantage with ace-queen against king-jack, but Feng hit his king on the flop to eliminate Veyga.

Huahuan "F7588" Feng 77,353,458 26,695,380
Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp nl 71,092,901 -3,250,000
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao CN 50,568,926 -4,650,000
Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli AT 22,711,441 -650,000
Max "TheChosen1" Veyga AR Busted

Zhao Gets There

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Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli raised to 4M from the small blind and Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao Shoved the big and got called. Zhao had king-eight against jacks, but spiked a king on the flop for the win.

Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp nl 74,342,901 23,260,000
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao CN 55,218,926 22,949,463
Huahuan "F7588" Feng 50,658,078 -11,800,000
Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli AT 23,361,441 -27,609,463
Max "TheChosen1" Veyga AR 18,145,380 -6,800,000

Montagnolli Takes Some with the Squeeze.

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Max "TheChosen1" Veyga raised to 3.2M and Huahuan "F7588" Feng reraised to 8.8M from the button before Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli shoved the small blind for 36M and got it through.

Huahuan "F7588" Feng 62,458,078 506,000
Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp nl 51,082,901 3,400,000
Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli AT 50,970,904 11,000,000
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao CN 32,269,463 -3,400,000
Max "TheChosen1" Veyga AR 24,945,380 -12,506,000

Haverkamp Chips Up

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Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp raised the cutoff to 3.2M and Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao reraised the big blind to 7.3M. Haverkamp called to see {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs} on the flop, which they both checked. They checked again on the {5-Clubs} turn, and Haverkamp called the 5.412M bet on the {5-Spades} river. Haverkamp won with ace-queen over jack-ten.

Huahuan "F7588" Feng 61,952,078 -6,800,000
Ronald "CorVanHout" Haverkamp nl 47,682,901 11,039,500
Daniel "Vanessa23" Montagnolli AT 39,970,904 1,562,773
Max "TheChosen1" Veyga AR 37,451,380 7,175,000
Xue qiao "whattfboys" Zhao CN 35,669,463 -11,977,000