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Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Hun Wei Lee Wins Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha ($161,886)

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Hun Wei Lee

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

1Hun Wei LeeAustralia$161,886
2Janne "Fructu" PeltoniemiFinland$64,246
3Craig TimmisU.K.$66,836
4Bradley "DrStrange7" RubenCanada$39,472
5Paul TeohMalaysia$37,083
6Attila "zzzumbaaa" KunaHungary$25,287
7Nikolaus "schnitzolauf" EignersAustria$14,537
8Shaul "yoffitoffi" MeirIsrael$12,031
9Alex "rubbherducky" DifeliceCanada$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.