PokerStars WCOOP 2020 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,585,000
Players 3170

Level Info

Level 40
Blinds 600,000 / 1,200,000
Ante 150,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 3170
Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 completed

Orhan "yirtil" Ates Wins First Turkish Bracelet in Event #60: $525 Bounty ($180,177)

poolshir • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Orhan Ates (during the WSOP International Circuit Rotterdam Event)
Orhan Ates (during the WSOP International Circuit Rotterdam Event)

After almost twelve hours, Orhan "yirtil" Ates has earned himself a spot in the history books as he took down Event #60: $525 Bounty NLHE 6-Handed for $114,584 and $65,593 in bounties to total $180,177 and the WSOP bracelet. He defeated Tobias "juanson" Schwecht heads-up in a field that attracted 3,170 entries to create a total prize pool of a whopping $1,585,000.

Ates' previous best result in the WSOP tournaments here on GGPoker came he finished in 26th place in Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed for $11,697 which Kristen Bicknell won for her third bracelet. In the live WSOP events, he reached the final table of the High Roller in the 2019 WSOP International Circuit in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and finished in 14th place in the Main Event in the same year and location. This cash here comes close to his personal record of $185,000 when he finished in third place in an event in Cyprus back in 2018.

For Schwecht, today's result seems to surpass any others he had before today according to The Hendon Mob. The final table consisted of players from nine different countries which showcases the diversity of online poker and the players it attracts from all over the world.

Tomas "CoronaMyAss" Jozonis, Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard, Caique "[email protected]" Sanches, Gaurav "Haversham" Sood, Augusto "Betylafea" Hagen, Jeff "PlayingNaked" Hakim, and Arsens "peterpandam" Sakanjans also earned a spot at the final table.

Event #60: $525 Bounty NLHE 6-Handed Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal
1Orhan "yirtil" AtesTurkey$114,584$65,593$180,177
2Tobias "juanson" SchwechtAustria$82,386$15,629$98,015
3Tomas "CoronaMyAss" JozonisLithuania$59,236$2,174$61,410
4Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" ReardFrance$42,591$13,884$56,475
5Caique "[email protected]" SanchesBrazil$30,624$20,676$51,300
6Gaurav "Haversham" SoodIndia$22,019$6,521$28,540
7Augusto "Betylafea" HagenArgentina$15,832$11,854$27,686
8Jeff "PlayingNaked" HakimLebanon$11,383$6,332$17,715
9Arsens "peterpandam" SakanjansLatvia$8,185$6,670$14,855

Race to the Money and Final Table

As there was a possibility to reenter twice during the three hours of late registration, the players weren't scared of getting their chips in from the start. The first bounties were earned within the first minutes and Dara "OriginalDoke" O'Kearney, Roberto Romanello, and Pascal Hartmann were some of the players fortunate enough to get one.

Roberto Romanello
Roberto Romanello

By the time the registration period really closed, 942 players were left to battle for a cash in this event as 368 of them would get paid at least $680. It would only take 75 minutes before hand-for-hand play would start with five players needing to bust before the rest would be in the money. In the final hand of the bubble, six players would bust with Jehun "honey_tv" Hong as the only player officially min-cashing.

But Chih Wei Fan, "Anti Pro", Galen Hall, and Zachary "Nakinofthefi" Korik had registered before the start of the tournament so enjoyed the benefits of the Bubble Protection feature which meant they all got their buy-ins back on top of any bounties they had earned.

GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu collected another min-cash as did players like Simon Lofberg, Joao Vieira, Conor Beresford, and Dylan "mezcal" Linde. Four hours later, the field was reduced to the final two tables. Dean "RandyLahey" Pitcher and Jingxiang "Fuzzy Wuzzy!" Ong both busted before the final table bubble.

Ates and the Rivers

Ates was the one to burst that final table bubble where he hit a lucky river to eliminate Renato "Songonku" Ribeiro. He overshoved when Ribeiro had pushed his last five big blinds to get the big blind out of the way. The sixes of Reibero found another one to connect with on the flop but the diamonds on the turn and river gave Ates the flush.

Sanches busted to Sanches before the Hakim was halted by Ates. The well-known player held tens and ran them into the kings of Ates and didn't get any help from the board as Ates took a commanding chip lead. It would take forty minutes before Hagen fell to Sanches too. But then Schwecht suddenly started to take away the attention from Ates as he took out Sood to claim the chip lead for himself.

Ates eliminated Sanches when he hit the river against for a straight against the flopped set of aces of the latter. Reard also got rivered in his final hand when he had flopped a pair of deuces but Schwecht hit a straight on the final card on the board. The elimination of Jozonis came a bit easier for Schwecht as he flopped trips immediately to get the tournament to the heads-up stage.

Tobias Schwecht
Tobias Schwecht finished as the runner-up for $98,015 including the bounties

Schwecht started the heads-up battle with 76% of all the chips in play and wasn't scared to use that to his advantage. He got Ates down to his final 16 big blinds when he turned a flush against the turned trips of Ates when all the chips went in. The ace on the river paired the board for Ates to survive once again thanks to the river.

Ates then doubled up for the chip lead when he held with pocket sevens and the river didn't deliver a straight to Schwecht. The chips went flying back and forth for another thirty minutes before Ates called the raise of Schwecht queen-ten. The six-trey-queen flop gave Ates top pair so he put Schwecht all-in after the latter bet with the overpair of aces and was called. It looked like he was going to double Schwecht up but the trey on the turn and the miracle queen on the river gave Ates one of the two outs he had to win the tournament and his and Turkey's first-ever WSOP bracelet.

This concludes the PokerNews coverage for today and we'll be back on Saturday, August 15, at 12 p.m. UTC to bring you all the action of Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-Handed.

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht Eliminated in 2nd Place ($82,386 +$15,629)

poolshir • Level 40: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Ates vs Schwecht
Ates vs Schwecht

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht raised to 2,400,000 from the button and Orhan "yirtil" Ates defended.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades}, Ates checked and Schwecht bet 1,200,000. Ates raised it up to put Schwecht all-in who snap-called.

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Orhan "yirtil" Ates: {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Schwecht held the overpair while Ates had flopped a pair of queens.

The turn was the {3-Diamonds} which didn't change things but when the river card was peeled back, the {q-Clubs} showed up to give Ates a full house to win the first-ever bracelet for Turkey for $114,584 and $65,593 in bounties. Schwecht gets $82,386 and $15,629 in bounties for finishing as the runner-up.

A recap is to follow.

Orhan "yirtil" Ates TR 79,250,000 19,961,884
Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at Busted
Level:
40
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
150,000

Higher Kicker for Ates

poolshir • Level 39: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante

Orhan "yirtil" Ates raised to 2,000,000 from the button and Tobias "juanson" Schwecht made the call.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}, Schwecht check-called the 1,399,300 bet of Ates.

They both checked through the {5-Diamonds} on the turn to the {q-Clubs} on the river. Schwecht bet 2,100,000 which Ates called. Schwecht tabled {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for Ates to scoop the pot with {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for the higher kicker.

Orhan "yirtil" Ates TR 59,288,116 3,418,400
Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at 19,961,884 -3,418,400

Schwecht Gets Some Chips Back

poolshir • Level 39: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht limped in on the button and Orhan "yirtil" Ates opted to check.

The flop came {5-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, Ates check-called the 1,000,000 bet of Schwecht.

The turn was the {q-Spades}, they both checked to the {10-Hearts} on the river. Ates checked for the last time. Schwecht bet 3,120,000 and Ates called with the {5-Spades}{3-Spades} for two pair but Schwecht held {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the higher two pair and the pot.

Orhan "yirtil" Ates TR 55,869,716 -7,100,000
Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at 23,380,284 7,100,000
Level:
39
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
120,000

Ates Increases Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 38: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht raised to 1,600,000 from the button and Orhan "yirtil" Ates defended.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, they both checked to the {a-Clubs} on the turn. Ates bet 2,550,000 and Schwecht called.

The river completed the board with the {6-Diamonds} and Ates checked for the last time but put Schwecht all-in when he bet 8,050,000 for the latter to fold.

Orhan "yirtil" Ates TR 62,969,716 12,814,000
Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at 16,280,284 -12,814,000

Ates Takes the Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 38: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Ates vs Schwecht
Ates vs Schwecht

Orhan "yirtil" Ates limped in from the button and Tobias "juanson" Schwecht opted to raised to 2,800,000 for Ates to shove for 24,977,858 in total which Schwecht called.

Orhan "yirtil" Ates: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Tobias "juanson" Schwecht: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The flop came {3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} to keep Ates ahead.

The turn was the {q-Diamonds} for Schwecht to pick up the open-ended straight draw but the river completed the board with the {10-Hearts} for Ates to hold and double up to the chip lead.

Orhan "yirtil" Ates TR 50,155,716 25,077,858
Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at 29,094,284 -25,077,858

Ates Hits the River to Double Up

poolshir • Level 38: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Ates vs Schwecht
Ates vs Schwecht

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht limped in on the button and Orhan "yirtil" Ates opted to check.

The flop came {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}, Ates check-called the 800,000 bet of Schwecht.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} for Ates to check again. Schwecht bet 2,400,000 and Ates shoved for 10,838,929 which Schwecht called.

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht: {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Orhan "yirtil" Ates: {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Ates had turned the trips but Schwecht had a flush.

The river completed the board with the {a-Spades} for Ates to improve his hand to a full house to double up with.

Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at 54,172,142 -5,338,929
Orhan "yirtil" Ates TR 25,077,858 5,338,929