Two More WSOP Winners Crowned; Gathy Wins Fourth Bracelet

Michael Gathy wins fourth WSOP bracelet

While the poker world mourns the passing of Mike Sexton, the WSOP Online over at GGPoker awarded some of the most coveted bracelets over the weekend. Bulgaria's Stoyan Madanzhiev won nearly $4M in the Main Event, German legend Fedor Holz captured his second bracelet, and Iranian spokeswoman and magician Melika Razavi achieving the biggest win of her poker career.

That wasn't all as more WSOP gold was awarded to Belgian powerhouse Michael "Hneves" Gathy joined the ranks of Eli Elezra, Bobby Baldwin, and Amarillo Slim as a four-time WSOP bracelet winner. Gathy defeated a field of over 4,000 runners in Event #85: $500 The Closer to win $272,500 and the coveted price.

In Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$, Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt outlasted a gigantic field of 34,787 players to parlay his $100 investment into a massive payday of $296,403 and his first bracelet. Read about both wins in today's weekend update.

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Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt Wins WSOP Online Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$ ($296,403)

After about 11 hours of play, Norway's Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt has won his first bracelet and $296,403. A total of 4,303 players came back with a seat on Day 2, and Kobbeltvedt outlasted them all for the biggest win of his career in Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$.

His previous best score was a win in 2018 at the DeepStack Championship Poker Series for more than $30,000, and he had two cashes at the live World Series of Poker that year as well, where he banked more than $9,000 with cashes in Event #72 and Event #69.

This is his second score in this year's WSOP Online after banking $3,320 for 19th place in Event #51: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha.

WSOP Online Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$ Final Table Results

1Alexander "Kobbajun" KobbeltvedtNorway$296,403
2Kostiantyn "vksOk" VovhcenkoUkraine$203,081
3Anshuman "AnshuD" DashGermany$139,151
4Anthony "8MasterBall8" CheungCanada$95,346
5Beka "imperator-bm" MukhiguliTurkey$65,331
6Edvinas "gerasarklys" JankaitisAustria$44,764
7Renato "sakag4mble" SakamotoBrazil$30,672
8Kim "hukdosa" JaehyukChina$21,016
9Alexandre "SexyBaldGuy" MantovaniBrazil$14,400

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Michael Gathy Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet in Event #85: $500 The Closer ($272,504)

Michael Gathy
That's No. 4 for Michael Gathy!

Event #85: $500 The Closer has come to a conclusion after close to 8 hours of play. The tournament field drew 4,012 and after a scintillating day of rapid fire action the winner at the end was Michael “Hneves” Gathy who used one of the final opportunities of the series to claim the fourth bracelet of his career and the grand prize of $272,504.

Gathy won his last WSOP Bracelet in 2016 and has amassed 1.8 million in WSOP earnings in his impressive career. Runner-up was China's Yuan Yuan "SunnySummer" Li, who nearly became the fifth woman to win a bracelet in a single series. Li received $194,248 for finishing second.

The final table began with very few big blinds between all the players and the eliminations came rapidly as the entire table took only 30 minutes to complete, with most of the hands being preflop all in battles.

Li entered the final table as the chip leader and at one point strengthened his lead but eventually, Gathy would cut into that lead with several big pots and after US high roller Shankar Pillai was eliminated in third place, Gathy held a 2:1 chip lead going into heads up play.

Gathy would not relent in heads up as he did not allow Li to win many pots and quickly whittled Li’s stack down to a very short one before eventually securing his fourth bracelet.

WSOP Online Event #85: $500 The Closer Final Table Results

1Michael "Hneves" GathyBelgium$272,504
2Yuan Yuan "SunnySummer" LiChina$194,248
3Shankar PillaiUnited States$138,467
4Erik "KoiOfTheHill" Von BuxhoevedenGermany$98,704
5Luis Gustavo "DJLITTLESOUL" KameiBrazil$70,359
6Craig "mrfeeny" MasonUnited States$50,154
7Paul "Wizardofodds" HockinNew Zealand$35,751
8Toni "FinBuddha" OjalaFinland$25,485
9Vitor "SPEWberg" AdironBrazil$18,166

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2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
7/26/20Event #32: $100 The Opener29,306$2,571,216Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla$265,880
7/26/20Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief2,323$2,580,853Alek Stasiak$343,204
7/19/20Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,214$1,107,000Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa$117,650
7/21/20Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship328$1,558,000Juha Helppi$290,286
7/22/20Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE1,342$1,912,350Michael Clacher$297,496
7/23/20Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha971$971,000Hun Wei Lee$161,886
7/25/20Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max2,007$1,143,990Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya$171,389
7/26/20Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em922$1,313,850Roberto Romanello$212,613
7/26/20Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha532$1,253,500Simon Lofberg$224,493
7/28/20Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship130$1,261,000Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb$276,393
7/29/20Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed892$2,118,500Kristen Bicknell$356,412
7/30/20Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE2,382$1,095,600Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy$245,448
8/1/20Event #46: $500 Deepstack2,307$1,095,825Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" Hyun$161,898
8/2/20Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em487$462,560Paul Teoh$82,202
8/2/20Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em2,978$1,414,550Vladas Burneikis$192,523
8/4/20Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship1,168$2,336,000Enrico "GTOExploiter" Camosci$327,319
8/5/20Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha2,005$753,880Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea$100,945
8/6/20Event #52: $1,000 NLHE2,006$1,905,700Alek "astazz" Stasiak$273,505
8/8/20Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha831$631,560Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello$94,253
8/15/20Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship128$1,241,600David Peters$360,480
8/9/20Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship3,247$3,208,036Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla$461,709
8/9/20Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]2,153$3,068,025Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer$444,869
8/9/20Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition9,835$1,357,230Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov$183,526
8/11/20Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship672$3,192,000Ravid "jerbi9999" Garbi$531,513
8/12/20Event #59: $2,500 No Limit Hold'em1,061$2,519,875Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos$399,047
8/13/20Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed3,170$1,585,000Orhan "yirtil" Ates$180,177
8/15/20Event #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed3,491$973,989Alexander "MightyWarior" Stacey$127,660
8/16/20Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha990$1,410,750Bradley "DrStrange7" Ruben$220,160
8/16/20Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event15,205$7,222,375Ivan "zufo16" Zufic$843,460
8/16/20Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em2,207$1,740,800Kartik "Mandovi" Ved$234,433
8/18/20Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship2,911$1,659,270Dmytro "Too Bad" Bystrovzorov 
8/19/20Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha1,281$973,560Toby "shinerrr" Joyce$139,453
8/20/20Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em1,281$335,350Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller$45,102
8/22/20Event #68: $500 Deepstack NLHE2,315$1,099,625Anson "[email protected]" Tsang$150,460
8/23/20Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em1,438$2,049,150Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone$302,472
8/23/20Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD44,576$2,050,496Huahuan "F7588" Feng$211,282
8/25/20Event #72: $1,500 Limit Championship337$480,225Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra$77,475
8/26/20Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,202$2,091,900Jim "grousegrind" Lefteruk$299,511
8/27/20Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha972$1,385,100Thi "HoneyandTHI" Truong$215,938
8/29/20Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em3,552$991,008Trygve "FullSendWig" Leite$130,100
8/30/20Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em4,461$1,677,336Gediminas "NeverGambol" Uselis$211,282
8/30/20Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed1,910$1,814,500Adnan "Bolazar" Hacialioglu$259,842
9/2/20Event #80: People's Choice Event [Pros Vote]2,408$1,372,560Jeffrey Dobrin$189,666
9/3/20Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]1,925$1,925,000Nicolo' "Paquitooo" Molinelli$243,415
9/5/20Event #82: $1,050 Beat the Pros [Bounty]2,024$2,024,000Malikeh "Melirazavii" Jamali$239,180
9/6/20Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$34,787$3,200,404Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt$296,403
9/6/20Event #85: $500 The Closer [LAST CHANCE]34,787$3,200,404Michael "Hneves" Gathy$272,504

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