2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
2020 WSOP Main Event - GGPoker
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2020 WSOP Main Event - GGPoker
Day 1b Completed

Zerjav Tops 42 Survivors on Day 1b; Vezhenkov and Gomez Among Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Blaz Zerjav
Blaz Zerjav

The second of three starting days of the 2020 World Series of Poker GGPoker World Championship $10,000 Main Event has wrapped up and 42 players out of 171 entries advanced to Day 2, which increases the total field size to 417 entries with 104 contenders through thus far.

More than $4.1 million are already in the prize pool, however, the likely busiest starting day of the international portion awaits on Sunday, December 6th, 2020, on GGPoker.

Slovenia's Blaz Zerjav has claimed the overall lead with a stack of 639,394, fellow Day 1b big stacks Rodrigo "sauvage" Valente (592,043) and Amir "8ty4calling8" Dvir (538,003) also surpassed the Day 1a chip leader Julian "VWgunther" Menhardt as well.

Further big stacks on Day 1b include Artem "Ar0wana" Vezhenkov (511,114), Javier Gomez (427,190), Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang (392,108), and Brazil's Diego "TeaLover" Falcone (341,782).

The Day 1b Top 10 at a Glance

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds for Day 2
1Blaz ZerjavSlovenia639,394128
2Rodrigo "sauvage" ValenteBrazil592,043118
3Amir "8ty4calling8" DvirIsrael538,003108
4Artem "Ar0wana" VezhenkovRussia511,114102
5crackers614Canada488,96598
6pleasehurtmeUkraine427,58486
7Javier GomezSpain427,19085
8Qibing "degenkaliu" WangChina392,10878
9Diego "TeaLover" FalconeBrazil341,78268
10David "Edeskie" CowlingCanada337,99068

Just outside of the top 10 for Day 1b is Sweden's Simon Lofberg, who is one of three WSOP bracelet winners that advanced through tonight. Lofberg won his maiden gold bracelet in the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha and bagged a very healthy 323,563 in chips. Ireland's Toby "shinerrr" Joyce follows not far behind with 243,195 and also won the coveted gold bracelet during the online festival on GGPoker earlier this year. Last but not least, 2019 Event #57 $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em winner Barak "LuckySecret" Wisbrod bagged up 177,386 in the virtual arena.

Simon Lofberg
Simon Lofberg advanced with a healthy stack

Other notables who will return for Day 2 include Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin (295,681), Sergio Aido (270,355), Luigi "shadinho94" Shehadeh (256,730), Diego "Ushuaia1" Zeiter (245,830), Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard (216,609), Anton "RUN_CMD" Wigg (210,608), Ivan "Cordialement" Deyra (148,142), Simon "FiestaPagana" Mattsson (131,241), and Alex Difelice (114,802).

The list of well-known casualties throughout the 16 levels of 30 minutes each contains such familiar names as Robin "porty27" Ylitalo, Gleb "IamMVP" Tremzin, Anton "storytellerA" Morgenstern, Niall Farrell, Niklas Astedt, Adrian Mateos, Daria "Scarlett_D" Feshchenko, Nicolas Chouity, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Jean-Noel "OscarBrown" Thorel.

Two known WSOP bracelet winners were also among those to take part and leave empty-handed including Ravid "jerbi9999" Garbi and Jens Kyllonen, GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos and GGSquad streamer Kevin Martin also failed to punch his ticket for Day 2 as well.

The Action of the Day

It was a slow start at the tables and yet, the first elimination would take place at the end of level one. Pocket king were directly involved in the first four bustouts, accounting for three losing and one winning hand. Jesse "AAGenius88" Mercado was the first to bow out when he ran with kings into aces and failed to catch any help.

Kevin Martin was among the first high-profile casualties when his jack-nine suited flopped top pair and rivered a ten-high straight only for Amir "8ty4calling8" Dvir to show the nut straight. In the next level former WSOP Main Event finalist Sylvain Loosli ran with queens into aces and found no help.

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin bowed out on Day 1b

The rockets belonged to Daan "DaanOss" Mulders in his final hand when Niall Farrell turned a ten-high straight and the Dutchman could not get away from it anymore on the river. Another premium pocket belonged to Jean-Noel "OscarBrown" Thorel when kings ended up second-best to the ace-queen of Dante Goya, and Adrian Mateos ended up second-best with aces against eights-full.

However, Goya and Farrell would also join the rail throughout the day. The Brazilian lost a big chunk with a set of aces and could not mount a comeback anymore. As far as Farrell is concerned, he was left short after a clash with Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin and lost a flip to Sergio Aido, who made quads nines.

By then, GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos was already on the rail after losing a flip with ace-ten suited versus pocket eights. Blaz Zerjav soared to the top of the leaderboard when he knocked out Anton "storytellerA" Morgenstern with the superior kicker and Robin "porty27" Ylitalo then succumbed in the final level of the night when sixes could not crack aces.

All Day 1b survivors now have one day off to potentially focus on a busy Super Sunday schedule and will return on Monday, December 7th, 2020, as of 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for the start of Day 2. One starting day remains for players on the GGPoker Network to join the event and the PokerNews live reporting team will be back then to provide all the action from start to finish.

Tags: Adrian MateosAmir DvirBarak WisbrodBlaz ZerjavDzmitry UrbanovichFelipe RamosJavier GomezJens KyllonenKevin MartinNiall FarrellNicolas ChouityNiklas AstedtRavid GarbiSergio AidoSimon LofbergSylvain LoosliToby Joyce

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Blaz Zerjav si
Blaz Zerjav
si 639,394 34,146
Rodrigo "sauvage" Valente BR
Rodrigo "sauvage" Valente
BR 592,043 123,157
Amir "8ty4calling8" Dvir IL
Amir "8ty4calling8" Dvir
IL 538,003 -1,200
Artem "Ar0wana" Vezhenkov ru
Artem "Ar0wana" Vezhenkov
ru 511,114 -600
crackers614 CA
crackers614
CA 488,965 8,000
pleasehurtme UA
pleasehurtme
UA 427,584 -24,700
Javier Gomez es
Javier Gomez
es 427,190 207,135
Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang CN
Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang
CN 392,108 28,400
Diego "TeaLover" Falcone br
Diego "TeaLover" Falcone
br 341,782 -90,800
David "Edeskie" Cowling ca
David "Edeskie" Cowling
ca 337,990 -33,600
ddasd82 DE
ddasd82
DE 326,256 40,804
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
se 323,563 66,865
R Reis mx
R Reis
mx 302,255 20,000
Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin be
Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin
be 295,681 -14,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 270,355 27,600
Luigi "shadinho94" Shehadeh
Luigi "shadinho94" Shehadeh
256,730 1,960
Diego "Ushuaia1" Zeiter ar
Diego "Ushuaia1" Zeiter
ar 245,830 21,500
Toby "shinerrr" Joyce ie
Toby "shinerrr" Joyce
ie 243,195 -1,200
Joakim Andersson se
Joakim Andersson
se 223,563 91,200
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali DE
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali
DE 219,135 32,800
Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard
Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard
216,609 22,800
Anton "RUN_CMD" Wigg se
Anton "RUN_CMD" Wigg
se 210,608 -54,000
Arie "abush" Kliper il
Arie "abush" Kliper
il 205,478 58,340
Kristian "Aleister" Larsson NO
Kristian "Aleister" Larsson
NO 182,270
Barak "LuckySecret" Wisbrod il
Barak "LuckySecret" Wisbrod
il 177,386 -87,967

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

All 42 remaining players have made it through to Day 2.

The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Play Resumes

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Play has just resumed.

Last Break of the Day

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

The 42 remaining players are going for their last 5-minute break of the day before finishing the last minute and 16 seconds of the final level on Day 1b.

Rebello Left Short Once More

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

Diego "Ushuaia1" Zeiter made it 8,400 to go and was called only by Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello in the cutoff. As they headed to the {10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop, Zeiter check-called a bet of 8,580 and did so again for 14,243 on the {4-Clubs} turn.

Zeiter then checked the {6-Diamonds} river with 76,342 behind and he snap-called the shove of Rebello to reveal {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for tens full. Rebello's triple barrel had connected with the final card as he held {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and was left short once again.

Amir "8ty4calling8" Dvir IL
Amir "8ty4calling8" Dvir
IL 539,203 -12,800
Artem "Ar0wana" Vezhenkov ru
Artem "Ar0wana" Vezhenkov
ru 511,714 -23,900
crackers614 CA
crackers614
CA 480,965 900
pleasehurtme UA
pleasehurtme
UA 452,284 52,200
Toby "shinerrr" Joyce ie
Toby "shinerrr" Joyce
ie 244,395 -8,000
Diego "Ushuaia1" Zeiter ar
Diego "Ushuaia1" Zeiter
ar 224,330 112,765
Paul "cloakzy" Hoefer de
Paul "cloakzy" Hoefer
de 101,946 -5,200
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello ca
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello
ca 42,869 -119,565

Ylitalo Falls to Nakdali

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Nakdali vs Ylitalo
Nakdali vs Ylitalo

Robin "porty27" Ylitalo shoved from the early position for 25,265 and Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali was the only one to make the call from the button.

Robin "porty27" Ylitalo: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs} for Nakdali to hold with the higher two pair to bust Ylitalo.

Diego "TeaLover" Falcone br
Diego "TeaLover" Falcone
br 432,582 -4,000
Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin be
Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin
be 309,681 3,200
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 242,755 27,600
Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard
Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard
193,809 -2,000
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali DE
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali
DE 186,335 18,465
Kristian "Aleister" Larsson NO
Kristian "Aleister" Larsson
NO 182,270 -8,000
Promoking gb
Promoking
gb 114,747 -8,000
Robin "porty27" Ylitalo se
Robin "porty27" Ylitalo
se Busted

Rebello Doubles Through Hoefer

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

After losing the big pot not long ago, Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello three-bet jammed for the last 78,617 out of the big blind and was called by Paul "cloakzy" Hoefer in middle position.

Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Paul "cloakzy" Hoefer: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

On a board of {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, Rebello flopped a set and rivered a full house for good measure to remain in contention.

Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello ca
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello
ca 162,434 83,017
Paul "cloakzy" Hoefer de
Paul "cloakzy" Hoefer
de 107,146 -79,417

Aido Dusts Droushiotis Off

poolshir • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante
Aido vs Droushiotis
Aido vs Droushiotis

Sergio Aido raised to 10,000 from the early position and Ioannis "Chitirijr" Droushiotis three-bet shoved from the big blind for 44,588 which Aido called with the bigger stack.

Ioannis "Chitirijr" Droushiotis: {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Sergio Aido: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for Aido to flop top pair and improve to trips on the turn to eliminate Droushiotis.

Diego "TeaLover" Falcone br
Diego "TeaLover" Falcone
br 436,582 247,577
Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin be
Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin
be 306,481 10,284
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 215,155 -10,393
Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard
Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard
195,809 -4,591
Kristian "Aleister" Larsson NO
Kristian "Aleister" Larsson
NO 190,270 99,414
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali DE
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali
DE 167,870 -97,043
Promoking gb
Promoking
gb 122,747 -1,200
Robin "porty27" Ylitalo se
Robin "porty27" Ylitalo
se 27,265 -7,880
Ioannis "Chitirijr" Droushiotis GR
Ioannis "Chitirijr" Droushiotis
GR Busted