Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||2,000,000 / 4,000,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
After about 11 hours of play, Norway's Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt has won his first bracelet, along with almost $300,000 and a package to World Series of Poker Europe. A total of 4,303 players came back with a seat in Day 2, and Kobbeltvedt outlasted them all for the biggest win of his career.
His previous best score was a win in 2018 at the DeepStack Championship Poker Series for more than $30,000, and he had two cashes at the live World Series of Poker that year as well, where he banked more than $9,000 with cashes in Event #72 and Event #69. This is his second score in this year's GGpoker World Series of Poker Online after making $3,320 for 19th place in the $400 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #51).
The Final Table
|1||Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt||Norway||$296,403|
|2||Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko||Ukraine||$203,081|
|3||Anshuman "AnshuD" Dash||Germany||$139,151|
|4||Anthony "8MasterBall8" Cheung||Canada||$95,346|
|5||Beka "imperator-bm" Mukhiguli||Turkey||$65,331|
|6||Edvinas "gerasarklys" Jankaitis||Austria||$44,764|
|7||Renato "sakag4mble" Sakamoto||Brazil||$30,672|
|8||Kim "hukdosa" Jaehyuk||China||$21,016|
|9||Alexandre "SexyBaldGuy" Mantovani||Brazil||$14,400|
The Day's Action
When all the Day 1 flights were finished, a total of 34,787 entries were recorded for Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$ [Final Day], $2M GTD, and of those, 4,303 players found a virtual bag at the end of a Day 1. American Ian "potamophobia" Matakis brought the biggest stack into Day 2 when action got going at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.
There was more than $3.2 million in prizes to be won, split between 3,600 of the returning players, but it didn't take very long at all to get into the money. When play got underway, it took less than an hour before they were in the money, and it went so fast they couldn't go hand for hand. It didn't slow down once they were in the money, and within 90 minutes of the start of play, there were fewer than 2,000 left in the game.
A couple of hours later it was down to 450 players, and they kept dropping. As they played down to the final 200, start of day chip leader Matakis dropped in 318th place for $1,137, while Scottish phenom Niall Farrell made a run for the bracelet, taking the chip lead for awhile. While he wasn't able to win the bracelet, he ended up getting down to the final five tables but falling in 35th place for $4,128.
It didn't slow down until they got to the final table. It took about eight hours to make it to the final table, with Canada's Christine "Yunaa" Do bubbling the final table when she got ace-ten in against jacks, but things slowed considerably then. It took 30 minutes before Alexandre "SexyBaldGuy" Mantovani exited the final table in 9th with Kim "hukdosa" Jaehyuk, Renato "sakag4mble" Sakamoto, and Edvinas "gerasarklys" Jankaitis falling shortly after.
Beka "imperator-bm" Mukhiguli went out about half an hour later, getting ace-king in against Kobbeltvedt but seeing his opponent's ten-seven get there. Canadian Anthony "8MasterBall8" Cheung fell a few minutes later, followed by Anshuman "AnshuD" Dash, setting up a wild heads up battle.
Kobbeltvedt started the heads up with a big lead, but Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko roared back with a series of doubles culminating in a hand where Vovhcenko got nines in against king-queen and held to take the lead. He had a chance to win it all shortly thereafter when he got ace-three in against nine-six, but Kobbeltvedt hit a straight to stay alive.
Kobbeltvedt went back into the lead after Vovhcenko folded a river for a huge pot, and the Norwegian took it down shortly thereafter when nine-seven won the race against threes. Vovhcenko had one other cash in this year's Online series, but this marks their biggest cash by far.
Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko shoved the small blind, and Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt called off from the big with a covering stack.
Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt:
Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko:
It was a not-so-classic race, but Vovhcenko's threes couldn't hold against their opponent's over cards and they were eliminated in 2nd place for $203,081.
Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt raised and Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko defended to and Kobbeltvedt check-called for 8M, bur check-raised the turn from 18.15M to 48.3M. Vovhcenko called, but folded to a 112M shove on the river.
Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko raised enough to put Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt all in, and they called with the best hand, ace-three of hearts against . Kobbeltvedt ran out to a straight for a big double to stay alive.
Kostiantyn "vksOk" Vovhcenko started heads up at a disadvantage, but they went on a run culminating in a hand where they raised early, then called off after Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt shoved and got the call. Vovhcenko's nines held against the king-queen over-cards of Kobbeltvedt to take the lead.
Anshuman "AnshuD" Dash shoved over a raise from Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt and got the call. Dash was in good shape with king-six over four-three, but Kobbeltvedt hit trip threes on the board.
Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt opened to 6M from the button, and Anthony "8MasterBall8" Cheung raised the small blind to 14.2M. Kobbeltvedt called to the flop, then called a bet of 16.4M. Kobbeltvedt called again for 21,648,000 on the river, but Cheung check-folded to a bet of almost 58M on the river.
That left Cheung short, and he busted a couple hands later.