Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack

Event Info

Prize Pool $731,860
Players 989

Level Info

Level 44
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 989
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack
Day 1 Completed

Joon “jykpoker” Kim Wins 2020 WSOP Event #7: $800 NLH Knockout Deepstack ($103,127)

Chad_Holloway • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Event 7 Final Hand
Event 7 Final Hand

On Monday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack attracted 989 players, which resulted in a $731,660 prize pool. After nearly 12 hours of play, it was Joon “jykpoker” Kim coming out on top to win a $103,127 top prize, $3,000 in bounties, and his first gold bracelet.

Prior to the win, Kim had 11 WSOP-related cashes totaling a modest $19,113. Five of those cashes have come in WSOP.com events, including an 87th-place finish two days prior in the $1,000 NLH Freezeout event.

2020 WSOP Event #7 Final Table Results

1Joon “jykpoker” Kim$103,127$3,000
2Stephen “bunsamillion” McManus$63,767$2,000
3Eric “CircleBall” Baldwin$44,914$1,600
4Jason “Gunner_Q10” Gunn$32,044$1,800
5Ian “APokerJoker2” Steinman$23,178$1,400
6Lee “smallmytable” Gale$16,983$1,400
7Jeff “mavsusc” Platt$12,657$2,400
8Jonathan “fan_sawyer21” Love$9,560$1,200
9Joseph“thehofffx” Hoffman$7,316$1,400

After Sean "PetyrBaelish" Hegarty busted on the bubble in 144th place, the in-the-money finishers included Nipun “javanti” Java (103rd - $961.30), Brian “JackBogle” Altman (86th - $1,121.52), Matt “RubberFist” Stout (80th - $1,228.33), Jared “DarrensRabbi” Jaffee (56th - $1,495.36), Ryan “bitc0in” Riess (33rd - $2,403.27), and Layne “scoop87” Flack (13th - $4,486.10).

Poker commentator and PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff “mavsusc” Platt began the final table with the chip lead, but it proved to be a contentious affair with multiple players pulling out in front. Joseph “thehofffx” Hoffman was the first to fall after losing a flip with Big Slick to the pocket jacks of Lee “smallmytable” Gale and then Jonathan “fan_sawyer21” Love followed after suffering a bad beat with ace-ten against Eric “CircleBall” Baldwin’s ten-nine when a nine spiked on the turn.

At that point the stacks had evened out a bit and Platt saw his run, which he was streaming in Twitch, come to an end in a blind-versus-blind hand against Kim, who shoved the small blind with queen-jack. Platt called off getting it in good with king-deuce suited, but he wasn’t rewarded for it as a queen spiked on the flop.

Kim then eliminated Gale in sixth place when his ace-nine held against king-jack, and then Ian “APokerJoker2” Steinman took his leave failing to get there with ace-jack against the pocket kings of Stephen “bunsamillion” McManus.

Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

With four players remaining, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Baldwin’s Big Slick held against Jason “Gunner_Q10” Gunn’s ten-jack suited to dispatch the latter, but Baldwin soon followed him out the door after running sevens into Kim’s aces in a big pot.

Kim began heads-up play with a nearly 5:1 chip lead over McManus, and it didn’t take long for him to close the deal when his king-nine flopped top pair against queen-seven all in preflop.

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Stephen "bunsamillion" McManus Eliminated in 2nd Place ($63,766.76)

BrandonTemple • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Joon "jykpoker" Kim jammed on the button, and "bunsamillion" called off his last 2,803,552 in the big blind.

"bunsamillion": {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Joon "jykpoker" Kim: {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Kim took a huge lead on the {2-Spades}{k-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop, leaving "bunsamillion" looking for running cards to survive. The {2-Diamonds} turn left "bunsamillion" drawing dead to the {a-Hearts} river, and Kim claimed the final $200 bounty of the tournament, while "bunsamillion", who spent much of the final table nursing a short stack, settles for a runner-up performance and a $63,766.76 payday.

Joon "jykpoker" Kim 29,670,000 9,303,552
"bunsamillion" Busted

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Two Doubles For "bunsamillion"

BrandonTemple • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

A few hands after doubling up with {a-Hearts}{2-Spades} against {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, "bunsamillion" jammed for 4,611,776 on the button, and Joon "jykpoker" Kim made the call.

"bunsamillion" {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Joon "jykpoker" Kim: {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Both players hit a pair on the {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop, but "bunsamillion" earned the double after the {5-Hearts} turn and {4-Diamonds} river improved him to aces-up.

Joon "jykpoker" Kim 20,366,448 -4,633,552
"bunsamillion" 9,303,552 4,607,664

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Eric "circleball" Baldwin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($44,914.44)

Chad_Holloway • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

Joon "jykpoker" Kim raised the button to 640,000 and Eric "circleball" Baldwin responded by three-betting all in for 10,394,644 from the small blind. Kim snap-called and Baldwin discovered the bad news.

Eric "circleball" Baldwin: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Joon "jykpoker" Kim: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}

Baldwin was looking for some major help but didn't get it as the board ran out {q-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} to give Kim the big pot. With that, Baldwin's run at his third gold bracelet came to an end in third place.

Joon "jykpoker" Kim 25,000,000 11,106,000
"bunsamillion" 4,695,888 -2,445,000
Eric "circleball" Baldwin us Busted

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Jason "Gunner_Q10" Gunn Eliminated in 4th Place ($32,043.60)

Chad_Holloway • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante
Jason Gunn
Jason Gunn

Jason "Gunner_Q10" Gunn moved all in for 2,078,846 under the gun and Eric "circleball" Baldwin rejammed from the small blind to isolate.

Jason "Gunner_Q10" Gunn: {10-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Eric "circleball" Baldwin: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Gunn was behind and drawing to two live cards, but he failed to improve as the board ran out an unhelpful {4-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{q-Spades}.

Eric "circleball" Baldwin us 9,034,000 3,823,202
Jason "Gunner_Q10" Gunn us Busted

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Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman Eliminated in 5th Place ($23,178.20)

BrandonTemple • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante
Ian Steinman
Ian Steinman

Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman jammed for 2,997,000 from the cutoff, and "bunsamillion" quickly called in the big blind.

Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}
"bunsamillion": {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

"bunsamillion" hit top set on the {6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} flop, but Steinman was still alive with a gutshot straight draw. The {8-Hearts} turn and {2-Diamonds} river were safe for "bunsamillion".

Steinman, who has four WSOPC rings to his credit, hit the rail in 5th, a few spots shy of his first bracelet.

Steinman Falls to "bunsamillion"
Steinman Falls to "bunsamillion"
"bunsamillion" 7,140,888 4,521,444
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman Busted

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Lee "smallmytable" Gale Eliminated in 6th Place ($16,98310)

Chad_Holloway • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante

Lee "smallmytable" Gale moved all in for 2,782,004 from the button and chip leader Joon "jykpoker" Kim called from the big blind.

Joon "jykpoker" Kim: {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Lee "smallmytable" Gale: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Kim was out in front and stayed there as the board ran out a lowly {5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Joon "jykpoker" Kim 13,894,000 2,261,092
"smallmytable" Busted

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