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WSOP 2020: Lessin, Kennedy Grab Gold Bracelets!

by Nitya Jain Posted on 31 Jul, 2020

Wednesday night of World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online on WSOP.com and GGPoker played out Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Senior’s Event and Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE.  In the end, we saw New Jersey’s Jonathan Lessin and Patrick Kennedy tying their first gold bracelet around their wrist!

WSOP Online Event #30: $500 Senior’s Event 

On Wednesday night, the 30th bracelet event crowned the champion in Jonathan ‘SugarJ’ Lessin of Long Branch, New Jersey who took home his career-first bracelet along with the winner’s prize money of $64,411 after railing out his opponent ‘muskrrr’ in the runner-up position. According to the champion’s HendonMob, Lessin has $158,814 in live tournament earnings and a career-best of $87,998 for taking down $1,090 NLH event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. He also has 7-WSOP related cashes.

The top 126 spots ended up earning after John ‘PapaJJJTN’ Stout bubbled in 127th place. A few notables to walk out with a paycheck include Roland ‘prngls12’ Israelashvili (107th – $648), Layne ‘scoop87’ Flack (76th – $777), Phil ‘Lumestackin’ Hellmuth (67th – $842), Greg ‘FossilMan’ Raymer (43rd – $1,263) and so on.

The first final table elimination was Al ‘BigAl16’ Riccobono in the 9th place for $4,471 followed by Carmen ‘cjdstable’ Dimaria in the 8th place. With the dismissal of  Allen ‘Nucman’ Pock in the 3rd place, heads-up got underway between ‘muskrrr’ and Lessin. On the final hand, Lessin raised to 320K and called muskrrr’s 800k three-bet to see a {5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop. The latter jammed for 2.4 million and Lessin snap-called.

  • ‘muskrrr’: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
  • Lessin: {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}

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

Final Table Payouts:

  1. Jonathan ‘SugarJ’ Lessin – $64,411
  2. ‘muskrrr – $39,820
  3. Allen ‘Nucman’ Pock – $27,864
  4. Brian ‘ggtdm’ McGill – $19,796
  5. ‘gwitsch’ – $14,256
  6. ‘dusty16’ – $10,433
  7. ‘bigfatpirate’ – $7,744
  8. Carmen ‘cjdstable’ Dimaria – $5,832
  9. Al ‘BigAl16’ Riccobono – $4,471

WSOP Online Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE

The $840 buy-in event drew 2,382 entries who contributed to the $1,906,500 prize pool. After an intense grinding session of 11 hours, United Kingdom’s Patrick ‘Muddington’ Kennedy clinched his career-first bracelet along with $245,448 that included $140,768 in prize money and $104,680 in bounties! According to the champion’s HendonMob, Kennedy has $158,814 in live tournament earnings with his career-best $87,998 for winning $1,090 NLH event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. He has 7 WSOP-related cashes so far.

The top 332 players were paid out and a few other notables who also managed to walk out with a paycheck include Michael ‘YesPlease’ Clacher (36th, $2,687), Craig Timmis (34th, $$2,687), Dzmitry Halubitski (26th, $3,738), Kazuki ‘8809’ Ikeuchi (13th, $7,229) and so on.

Kennedy entered the final table eliminating five of the other eight players, namely Francesco ‘Pachamama’ Favia, Arie ‘abush’ Kliper, Franco ‘pelaguacha’ Spitale and the runner-up Joshua ‘kaledak’ Pollock.

On the final hand, Kennedy raised to 1.2 million and Pollock three-bet to 4.2 million. Kennedy shoved with the bigger stack for Pollock to make the call for 24 million.

  • Pollock: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
  • Kennedy: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{q-Hearts} for Kennedy to hold with the higher pocket pair eventually eliminating Pollock to grab the bracelet!

Final Table Payouts:

  1. Patrick ‘Muddington’ Kennedy – $245,448
  2. Joshua ‘kaledak’ Pollock – $113,176
  3. Bernardo ‘GGeKKo’ Dias – $80,303
  4. Franco ‘pelaguacha’ Spital – $63,078
  5. Chi Chung ‘chipuker’ Ho – $40,790
  6. Arie ‘abush’ Kliper – $45,139
  7. Ho Yin “hoyintai” Tai – $34,918
  8. Francesco ‘Pachamama’ Favia – $29,350
  9. Jose ‘robertoduran’ Severino – $14,042

For more updates on WSOP Online series, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com stay tuned!



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