Lone Star Poker Series 2020 NJCOOP
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,091,900
Players 2202

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 2202
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk Wins Event #73: $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed for $299,511

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk Wins Event #73
Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk Wins Event #73

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk has won Event #73: $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed for $299,511, his first WSOP bracelet, and the WSOP Europe package by defeating Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci heads-up. The tournament attracted 2,202 entries to create a total prize pool of $2,091,900.

Lefteruk has no cashes recorded on The Hendon Mob and this was also his first cash on GGPoker ever. His username is also a trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster” near Vancouver and he definitely climbed up the pay ladders as he started the final table as the second-shortest stack but managed to claim the win in the end.

Other familiar names who joined Lefteruk and Geci on the final table include Ivan Luca, Markku "ExVang" Koplimaa, and Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy who won a bracelet in Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE.

WSOP Online Event #73: $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jim 'grousegrind" LefterukCanada$299,511*
2Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" GeciUnited Kingdom$223,978
3Jorge "bemjogadogg" AbreuPortugal$161,042
4Ivan LucaArgentina$115,791
5Andrii "D0ntB1uffMe" DerzhypilskyiUkraine$83,254
6Markku "ExVang" KoplimaaEstonia$59,861
7Seungmook "7high" JungSouth Korea$43,040
8Patrick "Muddington" KennedyUnited Kingdom$30,946
9Anant "MisterPro" PurohitIndia$22,250

* Plus a WSOP Europe Package

Action of the Day

When the 3.5 hours late registration period closed, there were over 600 players left in the field and with 314 of them getting paid, the bubble came less than an hour later. Just before the fifth break of the day, the bubble burst with Juan Pardo ending up as the first player to get paid today as he ran his ace-eight into the ace-queen of Conor Beresford.

Bracelet winners like Daniel Dvoress, Danny Tang, Shawn Buchanan, juha Helppi, Hun Wei Lee, Galen Hall, Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra, Anson "[email protected]" Tsang, Joaoa Vieira, Kevin "Mortyfy" MacPhee, and Timur "Avocado Love" Margolin all busted before the final two tables were reached five hours after the bubble burst.

Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin finished in sixteenth place for $11,503

George "Daado" McDonald was eliminated by Leon "FeelsGTOman" Sturm and Ioannis "BluffMeNot" Angelou-Konstas was taken out by Andrii "D0ntB1uffMe" Derzhypilskyi before Sturm bubbled the final table when he called Geci's four-bet with ace-king and saw he was up against aces which he couldn't crack.

The final table was one of ups and downs for the short stacks who kept doubling up with Geci and Anant "MisterPro" Purohit alternating the chip lead between them after Kennedy lost it. Lefteruk scored a big double-up when he caught Purohit's bluff and never really looked back. An hour after the final table had started, Lefteruk claimed the rest of Purohit's stack to bust him in ninth place.

Thirty minutes later, Kennedy would be stopped from becoming the second player to win an online bracelet on GGPoker by Derzhypilskyi with Seungmook "7high" Jung following him after losing everything in a three-way all-in situation. Koplimaa, and Derzhypilskyi both busted in the hour that followed.

Ivan Luca
Ivan Luca finished in fourth place for $115,791

Luca then got involved in a three-handed pot where he flopped top two pair but couldn't put them away when he was put at risk by Lefteruk who had turned a full house and rivered quads to send the most notable player at the table out in fourth place. Abreu had been nursing his short stack from the start and doubled up a few times and did it once more before saying goodbye in third place.

Heads-up played only lasted a few minutes as Lefteruk started with 90% of all the chips in play. Geci doubled up once with a flush but then lost everything when he shoved with king-ten. Lefteruk held pocket jacks and even though Geci picked up a straight draw on the flop and paired on the turn, the river didn't bring any help for him to bust in second place.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. UTC to bring you coverage of Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha so see you then.

Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci Eliminated in 2nd Place ($223,978)

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Geci vs Lefteruk
Geci vs Lefteruk

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk limped in from the button and Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci shoved for 6,380,336 which Lefteruk called.

Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{a-Clubs} for Lefteruk to stay ahead but for Geci to pick up the gutshot to a straight even though Lefteruk had the blockers.

The turn was the {10-Spades} for Geci to hit the lower pair for some extra outs but the river completed the board with the {q-Diamonds} instead to deliver the win to Lefteruk for his first WSOP bracelet, the WSOP Europe package, and the first-place prize of $299,511 while Geci walks away with $223,978.

A recap is to follow.

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk CA 55,050,000 6,370,336
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci gb Busted

Geci Doubles Up With a Flush

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Geci vs Lefteruk
Geci vs Lefteruk

Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci shoved from the button for 3,135,168 and Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk called.

Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci: {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{a-Hearts} for Geci to hit a pair of fours but for Lefteruk to pick up the straight draw.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and the river completed the board with the {8-Hearts} for Geci to improve to a flush to double up with.

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk CA 48,679,664 -985,168
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci gb 6,370,336 985,168

Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($161,042)

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Abreu vs Lefteruk
Abreu vs Lefteruk

Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu shoved from the button for 6,701,344 for Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci to fold but for Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk to make the call from the big blind.

Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu: {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk: {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The flop came {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for Abreu to pick up the flush draw but keep Lefteruk ahead.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds} for Lefteruk to improve to a pair.

The river completed the board with the {2-Spades} for Lefteruk to bust Abreu in third place for $161,042.

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk CA 49,664,832 7,876,344
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci gb 5,385,168 -2,875,000
Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu Busted

Play Resumes

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

The three remaining players have resumed play with 21 hands left in the current level.

Abreu Doubles Up Before the Break

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Abreu vs Lefteruk
Abreu vs Lefteruk

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk raised to 1,200,000 from the button and Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu three-bet shoved from the small blind for 2.225.672 which Lefteruk called.

Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk: {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{q-Spades}{9-Spades} for Abreu to flop top pair and improve to a flush on the river to double up in the last hand before the 6-minute break.

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk CA 41,788,488 3,444,708
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci gb 8,260,168 -4,220,380
Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu 5,001,344 775,672

Ivan Luca Eliminated in 4th Place ($115,791)

poolshir • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Luca vs Lefteruk
Luca vs Lefteruk

Ivan Luca limped in from the button and Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci completed his small blind. Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk raised to 1,400,000 for both Luca and Geci to call.

They all checked through the {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} flop to the {2-Diamonds} on the turn. Geci checked again, Lefteruk bet 1,452,000 which only Luca called.

The river completed the board with the {2-Spades} and Lefteruk bet enough to put Luca all-in who tanked for a while and then called with the {a-Spades}{j-Spades} for top two pair but Lefteruk tabled {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for quads. Luca finished in fourth place for $115,791.

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk CA 38,343,780 10,969,556
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci gb 12,480,548 -2,573,000
Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu 4,225,672 -690,000
Ivan Luca ar Busted
Level:
42
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000

Andrii "D0ntB1uffMe" Derzhypilskyi Eliminated in 5th Place ($83,254)

poolshir • Level 41: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante
Derzhypilskyi vs Geci
Derzhypilskyi vs Geci

Andrii "D0ntB1uffMe" Derzhypilskyi raised to 2,944,000 from the button and Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci three-bet shoved from the big blind for Derzhypilskyi to make the call for the remaining 2,677,429.

Andrii "D0ntB1uffMe" Derzhypilskyi: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for Geci to hold with the pocket pair for two pair to bust Derzhypilskyi in fifth place for $83,254.

Jim 'grousegrind" Lefteruk CA 27,374,224 -80,000
Endrit "YOUWILLLOSE" Geci gb 15,053,548 5,904,429
Ivan Luca ar 7,709,556 280,000
Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu 4,915,672 -80,000
Andrii "D0ntB1uffMe" Derzhypilskyi UA Busted