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Bryan Piccioli Leads WSOP Main Event $25M GTD Day 2 Poker

Bryan Piccioli Leads WSOP Main Event $25M GTD Day 2

by Nitya Jain Posted on 31 Aug, 2020

Only a week left for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online to conclude. The grandest series of the year is about to crown the ultimate world champion but before that, several tournaments have come to a standstill. Here is a complete summary of winners of Event #75 to Event #78. Keep reading…

WSOP Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em

It was Norway’s Trygve ‘FullSendWig’ Leite to take down WSOP Event #75 after an intense heads-up battle that lasted one hour. The event garnered a field of 3,552 entries creating a prize pool of $991,008. Leite knocked out Italy’s Emanuele ‘BudSpencer’ Monari to claim his maiden WSOP bracelet and top prize of $130,100. The champion cashed in at least five events in the ongoing series and his deepest run was a 12th place finish in Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-Handed. Leite has over $150,000 in lifetime winnings according to Hendon Mob.

Money reached the top 440 places and several Indians including ‘Jugaad’ (17th for $4,813), ‘donkish’ (79th for $1,483), ‘M26GreenWood’ (113th for $1,311), ‘aakasaha’ (154th for $1,159), ‘5BetNinja’ (165th for $1,159), ‘OBellaCiao’ (185th for $1,025), ‘Upswinger’ (259th for $906), ‘thehulk’ (299th for $801), ‘pokerplayer’ (300th for $801.72), ‘gm-ind’ (364th for $708), ‘Neel’ (365th for $708), ‘Jksisme’ (390th for $708), ‘AifeKaife’ (397th for $708), ‘FUCQ’ (432nd for $708) and so on finished in the money. Sole Indian player on FT was Anjali ‘Iwanashipit’ Agrawal who claimed $72,204 (~INR 53.17 Lakhs).

Three-handed play lasted for 10 minutes. Leite raised to 2 million and Agrawal shoved. The Norwegian called. Agrawal with Jh8s, Leite with AsKc and the flop appeared Kd9d9c. With 4c on turn and 5h river, Agrawal finished 3rd, giving way to heads-up.

On the final hand, Leite (81.73 Million) opened with Qc8c and Monari (61.26 Million) limp-called with to see the flop open Qh6h5s. Monari check-called to the turn Jc. Once again, Monari check-called to see the 8d completing the board.

  • Monari: Qc8c
  • Leite: Th9d

Monari finished runner-up with a payday of $101,292 whereas Leite earned his first WSOP gold bracelet and top prize of $130,099.

Top 9 Final Table Payouts:

  1. Trygve Leite – $130,100
  2. Emanuele Monari – $101,292
  3. Anjali Agrawal – $72,204
  4. Eliyahu Elyshiv – $51,470
  5. Gregory Ronaldson – $36,689
  6. Paul Lozano – $26,154
  7. Jiahuan He – $18,643
  8. David Mitchell – $13,290
  9. Connor Drinan – $9,473

WSOP Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold’em

The 76th event pulled in a total of 4,461 entries, resulting in the creation of $1.67 million prize pool. Coming out on top to win his first WSOP bracelet along with a WSOP Europe package was Lithuania’s Gediminas ‘NeverGambol’ Uselis. The winner earned $227,186 in first place prize after eliminating Andrew ‘PaxRomana’ Wilson in heads-up. This is Uselis’ 4th cash in the ongoing series. He also has 5 previous cashes in WSOP 2018 and 2019, including his previous best-score of $82,130 for 9th in 2019 $888 No Limit Hold’em – Crazy Eights Event #64.

GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos, Kitty Kuo, Sergey Rybachenko, Kosei Ichinose, Daniel Negreanu, and Michael Soyza all went out empty-handed.

Andrew Wilson

On the final hand, Wilson called and Uselis checked to the flop of {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Uselis check-called a bet of 3 million. With {7-Hearts} turn and {7-Clubs} Uselis shoved for 141 million. After some time, Wilson called.

  • Wilson: {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
  • Uselis: {j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Seven on the river gave Wilson a flush, but it was death by quads as Uselis had the fourth seven.

Top 10 Final Payouts:

  1. Gediminas Uselis – $227,186
  2. Andrew Wilson – $169,128
  3. Yaniv Bohadana – $119,591
  4. Silviya Kaymakchieva – $84,564
  5. Espen Jorstad – $59,796
  6. Yucheng Xiao – $42,282
  7. Michelle Roberts – $29,898
  8. Guilherme Dos Santos – $21,141
  9. Nicolau Villa Lobos – $14,949
  10. Gleb Tremzin – $10,570

WSOP Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed

It was Adnan ‘Bolazar’ Hacialioglu who bested a field of 1,910 to take home his first WSOP Bracelet in Event #78 on GGNetwork. Along with $259,842 in prize money, the winner bagged a WSOP Europe package after railing out Robin ‘Kabuzzi’ Berggren in heads-up.

With the elimination of Tim West in the third place, heads-up got underway that didn’t last too long. On the final hand, Hacialioglu started with a 3:1 chip lead over Berggren. Berggren held 7d7s versus AsQc of Hacialioglu. The flop of QdJd3c,  shot Hacialioglu the lead and thus eventually claimed the title!

Top 9 Final Table Payouts:

  1. Adnan Hacialioglu – $259,842
  2. Robin Berggren – $197,274
  3. Tim West – $$143,162
  4. Niko Koop – $103,893
  5. Jargo Alavali – $79,395
  6. Andriy Lyubovetskiy – $54,714
  7. Soo Jo Kim – $39,706
  8. Tuen Bui – $28,814
  9. Johan Haugen – $20,911

WSOP Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event

The showstopper event of the year, the 2020 WSOP Main Event $25 million GTD drew a total of 5,802 runners through several Day 1s. The field kept narrowing down to 1,171 players taking their seat on Day 2. The event created a record-breaking, biggest-ever $27.55 million prize pool.

Each player was vying on the winner’s prize money of $3.90 million to be awarded on Saturday, 5 September. Bryan ‘smbdySUCKme’ Piccioli is now leading 38 players to the massive final day. Piccioli gathered the largest stack of 18.41 million followed by Michael ‘All Love’ Kane with 15.90 milion chips and Serbia’s Stoyan ‘Nirvana76’ Madanzhiev with 15.22 million chips, thus rounding up the top three players.

Other notable players left include Craig Timmis, Dinesh Alt, Benjamin Rolle, Phachara Wongwichit, Chris Brewer, Michael Lech, Freek Scholten, Alexander Trofimov and so on.

Benjamin ‘Bencb789’ Rolle

Other players that noted deep runs included Chi Zhang (58th – $30,776), Sam Greenwood (76th – $30,776), Conor Beresford (85th – $27,675), Shankar Pillai (99th – $27,675), Isaac Haxton (121st – $24,886), and Mike Leah (128th – $24,886). 

Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts:

  1. Bryan Piccioli – 18,417,494
  2. Michael Kane – 15,907,969
  3. Stoyan Madanzhiev – 15,299,783
  4. ‘kellyyy’ – 13,108,575
  5. Craig Timmis – 12,809,181
  6. Dinesh Alt – 11,681,173
  7. ‘TiroGiro’ – 11,116,489
  8. Benjamin Rolle – 10,789,181
  9. ‘HappyDX’ – 10,553,281
  10. Joao “Petronio” Santos – 10,433,786

For more updates on the 2020 WSOP Online series, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com.



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