Day 1 completed
|Blinds||120,000 / 240,000|
Day 1 completed
Hun Wei Lee won the second Omaha bracelet of the GGNetwork portion of the online World Series of Poker, taking Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha on Thursday in a field of 971. Lee collected the posted first-place prize of roughly $79K and also more than that in bounties for a total win of $161,886.
An Aussie with more than $1.7 million in live cashes, Lee took control late of what proved to be a very swingy final table and dominated from five-handed play on to close out his first bracelet win. He has one WSOP and one WSOP International Circuit cash to his name with the former being a runner-up finish during the 2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific when he finished second behind Aaron Lim in Event #4: A$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for A$144,530.
Event #37 Final Table Results
|1||Hun Wei Lee||Australia||$161,886|
|2||Janne "Fructu" Peltoniemi||Finland||$64,246|
|4||Bradley "DrStrange7" Ruben||Canada||$39,472|
|6||Attila "zzzumbaaa" Kuna||Hungary||$25,287|
|7||Nikolaus "schnitzolauf" Eigners||Austria||$14,537|
|8||Shaul "yoffitoffi" Meir||Israel||$12,031|
|9||Alex "rubbherducky" Difelice||Canada||$10,442|
The tournament, which didn't sport a guarantee, nonetheless produced a swollen prize pool of nearly $1 million including the bounty money, which was awarded throughout the event on a progressive basis — meaning the bounties got bigger as the tournament ran deeper.
Players were allowed to fire up to three shells, and plenty did so. Notables like Alex Foxen, Brandon Adams, Cliff Josephy, George Wolff and Mike Watson were among those taking shots but failing to cash out with anything other than perhaps some bounty dough.
While Belarmino "Iseey0urcard" De Souza, who took third in the $5K PLO just days ago dominated early, he wouldn't be able to make it happen late as he fell in the money but before the final table along with Thai Ha, Chris Hunichen, Mike Leah and Farid Jattin.
One player who did make both PLO final tables was Alex "rubbherducky" Difelice, but he repeated his ninth-place finish.
Craig Timmis, who busted Difelice, made it apparent early at the final table he was ready to gamble for bounties. It paid off in several spots and he raced out to a chip lead, but that same style would lead to a fast fall, though he still managed to ladder to third. In fact, Timmis' bounty aggression had the unusual effect of making him win more money than the runner-up.
As Timmis was flailing late, Lee made his move. Another player willing to gamble it up, Lee's heater five-handed had him gain so much cushion that he could afford to hand a few doubles out.
These minor scrapes couldn't put a real dent in Lee's lead, though, and it became apparent everyone was likely playing for second. He eliminated his final four opponents with relative ease, Janne "Fructu" Peltoniemi being the player who managed to hold out the longest and bag second-place money.
PokerNews' coverage of the GGPoker portion of the online WSOP continues Saturday with Event #38: $600 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed so be sure to come back then to see who joins Lee as 2020 bracelet winners.
Janne Peltoniemi was down to about 10 blinds and got them in with against the of Hun Wei Lee. The flop was big for Lee, who was left fading only an eight after the turn. The river was a , shipping the bracelet to Lee and ending Peltoniemi's short-stack bid.
Craig Timmis raised to 400,000 on the button and Hun Wei Lee called. Stacks went in on with Lee having the best hand holding and Timmis drawing with . The and didn't save Timmis, leaving Lee heads up with Janne Peltoniemi.
Janne Peltoniemi picked off a small river bluff from Hun Wei Lee and also double up all in preflop with double-suited tens against an ace-high hand. Stacks are now fairly even between Peltoniemi and Craig Timmis with Lee still holding a solid lead.
Bradley Ruben limped the button and Hun Wei Lee checked the big blind. Lee led out 300,000 on and Ruben raised to 1.4 million. Lee shove for 1.2 million more effective.
A raggedy hand had flopped huge for Lee, and it held on the turn and river.
Hun Wei Lee opened for 600,000 in the small blind, Paul Teoh potted to 1.8 million, and and Lee shoved just under 400K more effective.
Hun Wei Lee:
Lee nailed a gutshot on the river as the board ran .
Janne Peltoniemi got the last 1.2 million in holding against the of Hun Wei Lee. Things looked grim for Peltoniemi when flopped. The added a few outs, and the river binked to give them a full house.