PokerStars EPT Barcelona

Event #8: $333 ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 160,000 / 320,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info

Players Left
Entries 1780
Prize Pool $752,700
Event #8: $333 ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell Wins Event #8: $333 ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em- Little Grind Bracelet

u4got23bet • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante
2017 Bracelet
2017 Bracelet

In what may have been a great heads up battle, Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell, basically got a walk in the park. His opponent sat out the majority of heads up play, only returning to see two hands before Mitchell knocked him out after he made top pair with {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} on a board reading {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} {q-Hearts} {6-Spades}.

Mitchell is a well-deserving champion in this inaugural online event, besting a field of 1,780 players. Arriving at the final table, Mitchell was sitting sixth in chips with about 3,500,000.

His first big hand was against Hao "sandongcpa" Sun. Sun had {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} versus Mitchell's {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. They got it in pre flop and Mitchell flopped the nut straight when {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{j-Hearts} hit the board. The turn and river bricked off, vaulting Mitchell's stack to just over 10,000,000.

Mitchell then knocked out Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby in sixth place after his pocket nines beat Jacoby's {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades} all in pre flop. This put him at about 16,000,000.

He wasn't done there as he also eliminated Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn in fifth place. It was definitely a cooler hand as both players got it in preflop with premiums. Mitchell had {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} and McLawhorn had {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}. The board never helped McLawhorn improve and Mitchell was taking control of the final table.

By the time Level 42 had started players went for a break and Mitchell had just under 21,000,000. There were three players remaining and he was way out in front.

He knocked out a super short-stacked Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo in third place, setting the stage for a heads up battle.

The battle never really took place as Mitchell won every hand while his opponent sat out.

This is Mitchell's biggest career win and his first WSOP bracelet. His previous best cash was for $22,793 and this one tournament surpasses all of his lifetime live recorded tournament earnings.

1Joseph "ul_gg" MitchellUnited States$122,314
2Mark "PLODonkey17" ScacewaterUnited States$73,539
3Michael "ooookillthem" AddamoAustralia$54,044
4Hao "sandongcpa" SunUnited States$39,592
5Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhornUnited States$29,205
6Michael "TonyPerkis1" JacobyUnited States$21,828
7Kevin "SEQUENCE" SheetzUnited States$16,559
8Casey "rhin0" LongUnited States$12,645

This event was extremely successful for the first one of its kind and crushed the $333,333 guarantee with a total prize pool of $752,700! It was a pleasure to cover this event and from all of us at PokerNews we look forward to providing you with all your live updates at this years WSOP! Stay tuned for all the action.

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell US 26,700,000

Tags: Bobby McLawhornCasey LongHao SunJoseph MitchellKevin SheetzMark ScacewaterMichael JacobyMichael Addamo

Poker Tactic: Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell

Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater Eliminated in 2nd Place ($73,538)

u4got23bet • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

Heads up play wasn't much of a battle as Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater sat out right after the third place finisher was eliminated.
Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell won every hand until, out of nowhere, with roughly 1,000,000 chips left, Scacewater returned. He won his first hand to double up to roughly 2,000,000 and then in the penultimate hand he wasn't able to hold as Mitchell held {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} to Mark Scacewater's {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}.

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} {q-Hearts} {6-Spades} and top pair was good enough to take it down for Mitchell, who becomes the first online bracelet winner of the summer.

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell US 26,700,000 -150,280
Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater US Busted

Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo Is Eliminated in 3rd Place ($54,043.86)

u4got23bet • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante

Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo got it all in pre as a super short stack with {3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} versus Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell's {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}.

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} and Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo hit the rail.

All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $73,538.79.

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell US 26,850,280 -44,702
Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo AU 33,000 -38,880


u4got23bet • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante

Players are on break

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell US 20,894,982 6,117,491
Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater US 6,668,138 -3,942,920
Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo AU 71,880 -5,735,705

Hao "sandongcpa" Sun Eliminated in 4th Place ($39,592.02)

u4got23bet • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante

Hao "sandongcpa" Sun got it all in pre flop versus Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater.

Hao "sandongcpa" Sun showed {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater showed {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {a-Diamonds} and the rivered ace eliminated Hao "sandongcpa" Sun.

All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $54,043.86.

Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater US 10,611,058 4,606,558
Hao "sandongcpa" Sun US Busted

Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn Eliminated in 5th Place ($29,205)

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

Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn was first to act and pushed all in for just over 3 million in chips. On the button, Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell flat called. Both blinds released.

Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

Both had premium but Mitchell's was "slightly" better.

The board ran out {8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{J-Spades} giving McLawhorn no real reason for hope a any time. Down to 4 players now.

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell US 14,777,491 -1,438,775
Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn US Busted

Tags: Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhornJoseph "ul_gg" Mitchell:


Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby Eliminated in 6th Place ($21,828)

Webjoker • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell in the hijack and Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby on the button got their chips in before the flop.

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby: {7-Spades}{A-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and with no ace or other lethal combination in sight, Mitchell busted Jacoby.

Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell US 16,216,266 11,228,746
Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby US Busted

Tags: Michael "TonyPerkis1" JacobyJoseph "ul_gg" Mitchell