Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $324,000
Players 720

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 720
Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event
Day 1 Completed

New Jersey's Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #30: $500 Senior's Event ($64,411)

Chad_Holloway • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin (Image: Borgata / Tim Kelliher)
Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin (Image: Borgata / Tim Kelliher)

On Wednesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event attracted 541 players who rebought 179 times. The 720-entry field resulted in a $324,000 prize pool, and after 10.5 hours of play it was Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin of Long Branch, New Jersey walking away with the bracelet and $64,411.20 top prize.

According to HendonMob, Lessin has $158,814 in live tournament earnings including a career-best $87,998 for winning a $1,090 NLH event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. As far as the WSOP is concerned, prior to the win, Lessin had seven WSOP-related cashes (all from WSOP.com) totaling a modest $5,218. That included two small cashes in earlier bracelet events.

2020 WSOP Online Event #30 Final Table Results

1Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin$64,411
2James “muskrrr” Moore$39,820
3Allen “Nucman” Pock$27,864
4Brian “ggtdm” McGill$19,796
5Gregory “gwitsch” Witsch$14,256
6Stuart “dusty16” Kemble$10,433
7Michael “bigfatpirate” Whidden$7,744
8Carmen “cjdstable” Dimaria$5,832
9Al “BigAl16” Riccobono$4,471

After John “PapaJJJTN” Stout bubbled in 127th place, the march to the final table began. Among those to fall short but cash were Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili (107th - $648), Lena “helixpoker” Evans (95th - $680.40), Kenna “STAXS” James (85th - $712.80), Layne “scoop87” Flack (76th - $777.60), Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth (67th - $842.40), Greg “FossilMan” Raymer (43rd - $1,263.60), Terry “mrterry007” Fleischer (17th - $2,203.20), and final table bubble “vegasvice” (10th - $3,466.80).

The first final table elimination was that of East Coast grinder Al “BigAl16” Riccobono, who got his short stack in with ace-ten only to run into the ace-king of Allen “Nucman” Pock, who began the final table as the chip leader.

Carmen “cjdstable” Dimaria was the next to go after having pocket jacks cracked by the tens of Brian “ggtdm” McGill, and then Michael “bigfatpirate” Whidden bowed out when their ace-king went down in flames to the queen-nine of James “muskrrr” Moore, which rivered a straight.

Minutes later, Stuart “dusty16” Kemble bowed out in sixth place when their king-five failed to get lucky against the king-queen of McGill, and then Gregory “gwitsch” Witsch followed them out the door when their ace-five was outdrawn by Pock’s ten-nine.

McGill took his leave after three-bet jamming with king-four suited only to get called by and lose to Pock, who held with ace-five. Despite winning that hand, Pock was next to go after getting it in on the turn with two pair only to see Moore turn over trip fives.

Moore took a more than 6:1 chip lead into heads-up play but Lessin fought hard and took over the lead. After a bit of jostling, Moore jammed a five-high flop with ace-high only to get called by Lessing's top two pair, which turned into a full house on the turn for the win.

The final tournament on the schedule – Event #31: $500 NLH Championship – 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 next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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James “muskrrr” Moore Eliminated in 2nd Place ($39,819.60)

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin raised to 320,000 and then called James “muskrrr” Moore's 800,000 three-bet to see a {5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop.

Moore jammed for 2,473,504, Lessin snap-called and both players tabled their hands.

James “muskrrr” Moore: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin: {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Lessin flopped top two-pair and the {4-Hearts} turn gave him a full house leaving Moore drawing dead to the {j-Diamonds} river.

Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin us
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin
us 14,400,000 3,253,504
James “muskrrr” Moore us
James “muskrrr” Moore
us Busted

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One for "muskrrr"

Chad_Holloway • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

"muskrrr" raised to 360,000 from the button and Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin called to see a {7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop.

Action went check-check and the {5-Clubs} appeared on the turn.

Lessin bet 375,000, "muskrrr" raised to 840,000, and Lessin folded.

Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin us
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin
us 7,623,996 -2,832,500
James “muskrrr” Moore us
James “muskrrr” Moore
us 4,811,004 867,500

Allen "Nucman" Pock Eliminated in 3rd Place ($27,864)

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Allen Pock
Allen Pock

"muskrrr" raised to 320,000 on the button and Allen "Nucman" Pock defended his big blind to see a {9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop.

Pock check-called "muskrrr's" 355,000 continuation bringing the {5-Spades} turn.

Pocked checked again then jammed for 2,366,954 after "muskrrr" fired out 1,065,000 and was called.

"muskrrr": {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Allen "Nucman" Pock: {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}

"muskrrr" turned trip fives and the {a-Clubs} river was no help to Pock ending his tournament in third place.

James “muskrrr” Moore us
James “muskrrr” Moore
us 12,633,376 3,061,954
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin us
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin
us 1,766,624 -335,000
Allen "Nucman" Pock us
Allen "Nucman" Pock
us Busted

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