2021 WSOP Online
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack

Event Info

Prize Pool $873,050
Players 919

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 170,000 / 340,000
Ante 34,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 919
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack
Day 1 Completed

Louis “PokeThese” Lynch Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #2: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max ($168,585.95)

Chad_Holloway • Level 41: 170,000-340,000, 34,000 ante
"PokeThese" Wins
"PokeThese" Wins

The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Events on WSOP.com continued Thursday with Event #2: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max, a tournament that attracted 647 runners who rebought 272 times to create a 919-entry field ($873,050 prize pool).

The field was chock full of big names, but after 11 hours of play it was the unknown “PokeThese” coming out on top to win a $168,586 top prize. After official results were released on Friday, it turned out to be Louis Lynch from Sinking Spring, PA to become the latest member of the bracelet winners circle. Lynch has over $150,000 in lifetime winnings on The Hendon Mob and eclipsed his previous biggest score of $54,494 over three times.

Lynch defeated Fremont, CA's Ryan "KOVID19" Ko heads-up, with the latter walking away with $104,242 for his efforts.

2020 WSOP Event #2 Final Table Results

1stLouis “PokeThese” Lynch$168,585.95
2ndRyan “KOVID19” Ko$104,242.17
3rdKevin “GoneBananas” Garosshen$73,423.50
4thDaniel “IntoTheRiver” Fischer$52,383
5thSean “bahbababa” Prendiville$37,890.37
6thJason “haderade” Somerville$27,762.99
7thJon “jonnyg93” Gisler$20,691.28
8thMatthew “Michmeister” Mich$15,627.59

After “MBEASY” bubbled the tournament in 144th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a rapid pace. Among those to cash the tournament but fall short of the final table were David “Twizzler” Prociak (128th - $1,484.18), Katie “katelin” Lindsay (122nd - $1,571.49), Ryan “protential” Laplante (106th - $1,571.49), Mike “THICC” Delvecchio (79th - $2,008.01), Jared “DarrensRabbi” Jaffee (56th - $2,444.54)

Also cashing the tournament in 101st place for $1,571.49 was Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili. While it wasn’t a big score, it was good enough to extend his all-time WSOP cashes lead to 226.

Another player to go deep was Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu, who was looking to capture his seventh gold bracelet. Unfortunately for “Kid Poker” and his legion of fans, he fell short busting in 18th place after running pocket nines into the tens of Matthew “Mendey” Mendez.

Other to fall short were Matthew “Mendey” Mendez (14th - $7,333.62), WSOP bracelet winner Michael “itwasthator0” Gagliano (13th - $7,333.62), and Josh “YoelRomero” King (9th - $11,960.78).

Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer began the final table as the chip leader, but it was Sean "bahbababa" Prendiville who got down to business early. First, his king-nine bested the ace-jack of Matthew “Michmeister” Mich in an all-in preflop situation, and not long after his pocket queens held against Big Slick to bust Jon “jonnyg93” Gisler in seventh place.

Popular poker pro Jason “haderade” Somerville exited in sixth place after failing to win a race with ace-king against the pocket tens of Louis “PokeThese” Lynch, and then Prendiville’s early momentum fizzled when he grew short and busted to Kevin “GoneBananas” Garosshen in fifth place.

Fischer was next to go getting unlucky when his king-ten failed to hold against Ryan "KOVID19" Ko's jack-ten, and not long after Lynch opened up a big chip lead.

Garosshen wound up dwindling to an extreme short stack before bowing out in third place to Ko, who entered heads-up play down more than 3:1 in chips. Eventually, Ko grew even shorter and got it in with queen-six only to see Lynch wake up with pocket sixes and hold.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #3: $400 NLH– will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Friday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the third bracelet of the 2020 WSOP!

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"KOVID19" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($104,242.17)

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 170,000-340,000, 34,000 ante

"KOVID19" raised all in for 2,246,570 and "PokeThese" called.

"KOVID19": {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}
"PokeThese": {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}

"PokeThese" was ahead with their made and "KOVID19" didn't find a lady on the {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} runout, ending their tournament in second place.

27,570,000 6,342,285

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($73,423.50)

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 170,000-340,000, 34,000 ante
Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen

"KOVID19" opened for 816,00 and Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen three-bet all in for 837,631 from the big blind, "KOVID19" called.

"KOVID19": {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen: {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}

Garosshen was dominated and needed help but the {q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop wasn't it.

The {j-Hearts} turn didn't change a thing and the {7-Hearts} river was the dagger for Garosshen, eliminating him in third place.

Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen
21,227,715 2,244,000
6,342,285 -148,369
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
us Busted

Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,383)

AnthonyThompson • Level 40: 140,000-280,000, 28,000 ante

Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer open-jammed for 2,813,832 on the button and "KOVID19" called from the big blind.

"KOVID19": {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Fischer had "KOVID19" dominated but he had a sweat after the {8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop.

The sweat wasn't very long as the {9-Spades} turn completed "KOVID19's" staright and the {k-Clubs} river sent Fischer home in fourth place.

6,858,086 6,529,832
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer

Sean "bahbababa" Prendiville Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,890.37)

Chad_Holloway • Level 39: 120,000-240,000, 24,000 ante
Sean Prendiville
Sean Prendiville

Sean "bahbababa" Prendiville moved all in for 2,390,863 from the button and Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen isolated by moving all in over the top from the small blind.

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Sean "bahbababa" Prendiville: {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Prendiville was in a bad spot but did flop a gutshot on the {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop. The {9-Diamonds} turn improved Garosshen to a set, while the {5-Spades} river would be the last card Prendiville would see in Event #2. Meanwhile, Garosshen took over the chip lead.

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
us 10,605,000 7,217,616
Sean "bahbababa" Prendiville
ie Busted

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