PokerStars WCOOP 2020 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,068,025
Players 2153

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 2153
Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]
Day 1 completed

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer Wins Maiden Bracelet in Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller] for $444,869

poolshir • Level 39: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante
Seth Fischer wins Event #56
Seth Fischer wins Event #56

Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller] has come to an end after more than 14 hours with Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer closing it out against Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii heads-up for his first WSOP bracelet, $444,869, and the WSOP Europe Package. The $2,500,000 guaranteed prize pool was surpassed as 2,153 players turned up for the freezeout format to create a prize purse of $3,068,025.

Fischer came close to winning a bracelet back in 2008 when he finished in second place behind Dario Minieri in Event #11: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed in 2008 for $330,519. In total, he has cashed 28 times in WSOP events totaling $533,387 and is now close to the $1,000,000-mark.

Karmatckii's best result during a WSOP event came last year when he finished in sixth place for $65,764 in Event #11: $5,000 but has over $1.5 million in live cashes and has now also recorded his biggest online score in over eight years of playing on the virtual felt. Sebastien Grax, Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent, Evaldas "Man14c" Aniulis, Dominykas "MickeyMouse" Mikolaitis, Lukas "VapeNation" Parednis, Clement "Sea View" Tripodi, and Yonatan "malakasos" Basin joined the two players on the final table.

Event #56: $1,500 GGMaster WSOP Edition [High Roller] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Seth "AbeFroman" FischerUnited States$444,869*
2Arsenii "kastaban" KarmatckiiRussia$328,491
3Sebastien GraxFrance$236,188
4Michael "MrFabulous" NugentCanada$169,821
5Evaldas "Man14c" AniulisLithuania$122,102
6Dominykas "MickeyMouse" MikolaitisLithuania$87,793
7Lukas "VapeNation" ParednisLithuania$63,124
8Clement "Sea View" TripodiFrance$45,386
9Yonatan "malakasos" BasinIsrael$32,633

* plus a WSOP Europe Package

Today's Action

The action kicked off at 5 p.m. UTC and with 210 minutes of late registration possible, the prize pool was already crushed within the first 90 minutes. Once the registration period was over and the payouts were confirmed, only half of the field needed to survive to make it into the money.

Once it was time for the bubble, Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt was the unlucky last player to leave the tournament without cashing. He called Davidi Kitai's shove with ace-king as Jaesh "ScionofShiva" Balachandran was already all-in for less than the ante with queen-five. Kitai held ace-trey and the board ran out six-trey-five-seven-five for Balachandran to stay alive and Alt to bubble.

Dinesh Alt
Dinesh Alt bubbled

The eliminations flew in from all over the place and six hours later, the field was down to the final two tables. Niall Farell busted before "LittleAxeRS" for things to finally slow down for a bit. But that didn't last long. Within a mere ten minutes, four more players busted to get the tournament down to the final table.

And if you thought that the final table would be a long affair, you'd be wrong. Basin and Tripodi busted within a few hands of each other before the three Lithuanian players Parednis, Mikolaitis, and Aniulis followed each other out of the tournament. Nugent then fell too all in the first 40 minutes of the final table.

Grax started three-handed play with 50% of the chips in play but Fischer took over the chip lead after first doubling up through Grax. Fischer kept the pressure on and didn't let up. He finished the job Karmatckii started when the latter doubled up to leave Grax behind with not even enough chips to pay the 20,000 ante.

Heads-up play itself lasted thirty minutes before Karmatckii called for his tournament life with his last ten big blinds with jack-ten. Fischer's king-seven held and even paired up on the river to secure his maiden bracelet for him.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on Tuesday, August 11 on GGPoker to bring you the coverage of Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship so see you then.

Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii Eliminated in 2nd Place ($328,491)

poolshir • Level 39: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante
Fischer vs Karmatckii
Fischer vs Karmatckii

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer shoved from the button and Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii called for the 2,160,712 he had left after paying the big blind.

Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii: {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer: {k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts} for Fischer to stay ahead and even improve to a pair of sevens on the river to win the tournament for $444,869 and the WSOP Europe package while Karmatckii collects $328,491 for finishing as the runner-up.

A recap is to follow.

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer US 21,530,000 2,585,712
Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii ru Busted

Two Pair for Fischer

poolshir • Level 39: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

Karmatckii limped in on the button and Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer opted to check.

The flop came {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Spades}, Fischer check-called the 250,000 bet of Karmatckii.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and they both checked through to the {7-Diamonds} on the river. Fischer bet 262,500 and was called. Karmatckii tabled {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for Fischer to pick up another pot, this time with {q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for two pair.

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer US 19,219,288 1,037,500
Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii ru 2,310,712 -1,037,500

Karmatckii Getting Shorter

poolshir • Level 39: 125,000-250,000, 25,000 ante

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer raised to 500,000 from the button and Karmatckii defended.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, Karmatckii check-called the 367,500 bet of Fischer.

They both checked through the {a-Clubs} on the turn to the {9-Spades} on the river. Karmatckii bet 446,250 and Fischer called. Karmatckii tabled {j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} for Fischer to pick up the pot with {a-Spades}{6-Spades} for the turned pair of aces.

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer US 18,181,788 913,700
Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii ru 3,348,212 -913,700
Level:
39
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
25,000

Even More for Fischer

poolshir • Level 38: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer raised to 400,000 from the button and Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii three-bet to 1,400,000 which Fischer called.

The flop came {3-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Karmatckii continued with a bet of 710,000 which Fischer called.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Karmatckii check-called the 900,000 bet of Fischer.

The river completed the board with the {4-Diamonds} and both players checked. Karmatckii tabled {9-Hearts}{7-Spades} for the pair of sevens for Fischer to scoop the pot with {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for the pair of tens.

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer US 17,268,088 3,848,720
Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii ru 4,261,912 -3,848,720

Sebastien Grax Eliminated in 3rd Place ($236,188)

poolshir • Level 38: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Grax vs Fischer
Grax vs Fischer

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer raised to 400,000 from the button while Sebastien Grax was all-in already in the small blind for Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii to fold.

Sebastien Grax: {j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer: {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} for Fischer to flop a pair of queens and finish the runout with two pair to bust Grax in third place for $236,188.

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer US 13,419,368 236,353
Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii ru 8,110,632 -220,000
Sebastien Grax fr Busted

Karmatckii Doubles and Leaves Grax Short

poolshir • Level 38: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Grax vs Karmatckii
Grax vs Karmatckii

Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii raised to 400,000 from the button and Sebastien Grax shoved from the big blind with the bigger stack. Karmatckii called for the 3,685,316 he had left.

Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Sebastien Grax: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{a-Hearts} for /kaKarmatckii flop the higher pair and river trips for a prettier picture to double up with.

Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer US 13,183,015 640,000
Arsenii "kastaban" Karmatckii ru 8,330,632 4,345,316
Sebastien Grax fr 16,353 -4,985,316