High Rollers Dominate Final Four $10K Heads-Up; Crivello Captures PLO Bracelet
Table Of Contents
- Addamo, Zhang, Peters Among Final Four
- Routes to the Final Four
- Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello strikes WSOP gold in Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLO
- 2020 WSOP Online Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results
- 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker
- Sign Up for a GGPoker Account Through PokerNews
True to form in the skill-centric format, several high roller regs still remain alive as 128 evenly bracketed players got whittled down to a final four.
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Addamo, Zhang, Peters Among Final Four
First to book a seat was Michael Addamo. The two-time bracelet winner has been on an absolute tear of late in high roller events, and he seemed to have the easiest time rolling through the bracket. Several times, he was among the first to advance through his matches, affording him some long stretches to relax or watch scout future opponents.
Opposite Addamo will be Chi Zhang, also known as Michael Zhang. Another regular in the highest buy-in tournaments around the world, Zhang may have had the most impressive run of anyone en route to the semifinals. He dispatched the likes of Erik Seidel, GGPoker's Daniel Negreanu and Sean Winter.
On the other side of the bracket, another top player, David Peters (lead photo) emerged. It wasn't easy though, particularly his final match. That turned into a four-hour marathon against Stefan Burakov, who at one point had Peters down to two blinds. However, Peters executed a memorable comeback to book what was for a time an unlikely berth.
The lone wild card remaining fills out the fourth seat: Canadian streamer Alyssa MacDonald. An online player with only $6K of live cashes to her name, MacDonald managed to get through Mark Radoja and Ajay Chabra as well as the red-hot Belarmino De Souza in the round of eight.
Routes to the Final Four
|Michael Addamo||Michael Zhang||David Peters||Alyssa MacDonald|
|Round of 128||Connor Drinan||David Yan||Johan Guilbert||Brunno Botteon|
|Round of 64||Shota Hirao||Sean Winter||Sami Kelopuro||Mark Radoja|
|Round of 32||Gabriel Campanha||Erik Seidel||Scott Woods||Viktor Kudinov|
|Round of 16||Bertrand Grospellier||Daniel Negreanu||Sergi Reixach||Ajay Chabra|
|Round of 8||Pedro Waldburger||Chris Brewer||Stefan Burakov||Belarmino De Souza|
Players eliminated in the round of 16 and the round of eight did make the money. In addition to those listed above, Samuel Vousden, Aaron Van Blarcum, and Mike Leah were among those cashing.
The remaining players are on ice for a week until the final four plays out next Saturday. They'll battle for the bracelet and $360,480 at that point, along with a WSOPE package. Come back to PokerNews to find out who emerges as heads-up champion.
Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello strikes WSOP gold in Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLO
The fifth tournament of the Asia Time Zone during the 2020 World Series of Poker on GGPoker has a champion and it was Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello that came out top in Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha. The event attracted a total of 831 entries and generated a prize pool of $631,560, which was split among the top 116 finishers.
Crivello defeated the UK's Craig Timmis and claimed his first WSOP gold bracelet along with the top prize of $94,253, and he also receives a package for the WSOP Europe. The American had six WSOP and WSOP Circuit cashes to his name with a 40th place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event for $176,399 as the best result.
2020 WSOP Online Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello||United States||$94,253*|
|2||Craig Timmis||United Kingdom||$77,883|
|3||Julijan "Grgur" Rados||Croatia||$57,088|
|4||Yonathan "ninoboys80" Journo||Albania||$41,485|
|5||Tszfai "WinEasy" Tong||Hong Kong||$30,672|
|6||Jin "SharkLeeeee" Li||Hong Kong||$22,483|
|7||Markus "Phil Kessel" Cara||Canada||$16,480|
|8||Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra||Canada||$12,080|
|9||Pulkit "PgTilt" Goyal||India||$8,854|
*the winner also receives a package for the WSOP Europe
Timmis recorded his second top-three result in a PLO event during the festival so far and walked away $77,883 richer. The third time proved to be the charm, as both the winner and runner-up fired the maximum allowed total of three bullets.
It was a final table filled with more turns and twists than the world's most legendary serpentine roads in the mountains which culminated in the duel between the arguably most-aggressive players in the late stages. Among those to reach the final and come up short of victory were Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra, Markus "Phil Kessel" Cara, Yonathan "ninoboys80" Journo and Julijan "Grgur" Rados.
Notables in the money included Kahle Burns, GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Aku Joentausta, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Mike Watson, Ami Barer, Erik Seidel, Connor Drinan, Manig Loeser, Juha Helppi and Mohsin Charania.
2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker
|7/26/20||Event #32: $100 The Opener||29,306||$2,571,216||Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla||$265,880|
|7/26/20||Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief||2,323||$2,580,853||Alek Stasiak||$343,204|
|7/19/20||Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||2,214||$1,107,000||Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa||$117,650|
|7/21/20||Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||328||$1,558,000||Juha Helppi||$290,286|
|7/22/20||Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE||1,342||$1,912,350||Michael Clacher||$297,496|
|7/23/20||Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha||971||$971,000||Hun Wei Lee||$161,886|
|7/25/20||Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max||2,007||$1,143,990||Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya||$171,389|
|7/26/20||Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em||922||$1,313,850||Roberto Romanello||$212,613|
|7/26/20||Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha||532||$1,253,500||Simon Lofberg||$224,493|
|7/28/20||Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship||130||$1,261,000||Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb||$276,393|
|7/29/20||Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed||892||$2,118,500||Kristen Bicknell||$356,412|
|7/30/20||Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE||2,382||$1,095,600||Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy||$245,448|
|8/1/20||Event #46: $500 Deepstack||2,307||$1,095,825||Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" Hyun||$161,898|
|8/2/20||Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em||487||$462,560||Paul Teoh||$82,202|
|8/2/20||Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em||2,978||$1,414,550||Vladas Burneikis||$192,523|
|8/4/20||Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship||1,168||$2,336,000||Enrico "GTOExploiter" Camosci||$327,319|
|8/5/20||Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha||2,005||$753,880||Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea||$100,945|
|8/6/20||Event #52: $1,000 NLHE||2,006||$1,905,700||Alek "astazz" Stasiak||$273,505|
|8/8/20||Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha||831||$631,560||Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello||$94,253|
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