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Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack

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Prize Pool $937,650
Players 987

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Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack
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Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #18: $1,000 NLH 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack ($181,060)

Event 18 Final Hand
Event 18 Final Hand

On Saturday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack attracted 697 players who rebought 290 times. The 987-entry field resulted in a $937,650 prize pool and after just seven hours of play, it was Canada’s Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel coming out on top to win $181,060 and the gold bracelet.

It was a redemption of sorts for Hempel, who the night before finished seventh in Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em for $22,250. Hempel is also a part of the WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event final table, which was slated to play out in the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas back in April. However, it is currently on hiatus during the pandemic. In the meantime, Hempel, who is guaranteed to take home at least $185,330 in that tournament, just went ahead and shipped a WSOP gold bracelet.

2020 WSOP Online Event #18 Final Table Results

1Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel$181,060
2Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler$111,955
3Andrew “GoatMaster” Melillo$78,856
4Daniel “IntoTheRiver” Fischer$56,259
5Barry “puigmyfriend” Hutter$40,694
6Landon “ActionDealer” Tice$29,817
7Harrison “harrisond33” Dobin$22,222
8Matthew “EarvinMagic” Parry$16,784

After “twheeler68” bubbled the tournament in 144th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a furious pace. Among those to cash were Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili (133rd - $1,594), Event #1 champ Jonathan “art.vandelay” Dokler (107th - $1,687.77), Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth (97th - $1,781.53), Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo (84th - $1,969.06), Max “MaxSparrow” Pescatori (52nd - $3,094.24), Erica “huckcheevers” Lindgren (38th - $3,563.07), Ryan “bitc0in” Riess (32nd - $4,219.42), Eric “stackattack5” Salazer (14th - $7,876.26), and final table bubble boy Dave “dunningkrugr” Alfa (9th - $12,845.80), who for the second tournament in a row pulled a “Mark Newhouse” and finished in ninth place.

Barry “puigmyfriend” Hutter began the final table with the chip lead, and right off the bat action heated up. Matthew “EarvinMagic” Parry was the first to go losing with king-five suited against Daniel “IntoTheRiver” Fischer’s ace-eight, and not long after Harrison “harrison33” Dobin ran ace-king into the pocket kings of Hempel to exit in seventh place.

With six players remaining, 21-year-old Landon “ActionDealer” Tice failed to get lucky with king-nine suited to overcome Andrew “GoatMaster” Melillo's ace-queen suited, which sent him to the rail with his first-ever WSOP cash good for $29,817.

Hutter, the most accomplished player at the table, was the next to go after his ace-queen failed to hold against Hempel’s jack-ten, and then Hempel dispatched Fischer in fourth place using five-six suited to make a flush against the latter’s king-queen. In the very next hand, Hempel got the hattrick when he flopped trips with ten-three to bust Melillo, who got their short stack all in preflop with jack-eight suited.

Hempel began heads-up play with 24 million to the 15.5 million of Myles “Shipthemoney” Kotler. While the latter managed to take the chip lead at one point, Hempel soon took it back and opened up a lead. In the final hand, Kotler called off with king-ten only to see Hempel roll over pocket tens, which held for the win.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Sunday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($111,955)

Myles Kotler
Myles Kotler

With blinds at 600,000/1,200,000/150,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel moved all in for 27,505,770 and Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler called off his 11,674,224 stack.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Kolter held an over but couldn't find a cowboy with the {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{j-Spades}{a-Clubs} runout ending his night in second place.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($111,955)
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($111,955)
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel 39,480,000 15,480,000
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler US Busted

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Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,856.36)


With the blinds at 500,000/1,000,000/125,000, Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo moved all in from the small blind for 3,546,156 and Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel called from the big blind.

Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo: {j-Spades}{8-Spades}
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel: {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Melillio got it in good but the {2-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop was a disaster as Hempel flopped trips. The {q-Hearts} turn left Melillo drawing live as a nine would give him a straight, but it didn't come in as the {5-Spades} bricked on the river.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel 24,000,000 -334,232
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler US 15,500,000 10,099,002
Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo Busted

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Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer Eliminated in 4th Place ($56,259)


With the blinds at 400,000/800,000/100,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel moved all in under and Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer called off for 5,654,768 from the big blind.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel: {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer: {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Hempel made a diamond flush to score the elimination.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel 24,334,232 5,936,768
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer us Busted

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Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,694.01)

Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter

With blinds at 400,000/800,000/100,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel open-jammed for 11,171,492 from the cutoff and Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter called for less holding 6,307,972 from the big blind.

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel: {j-Spades}{10-Spades}

Hutter was ahead but had a sweat as the {8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop gave Hempel a gutshot.

The {k-Spades} turn was safe for Hutter but the {9-Spades} river completed Hempel's straight and eliminated Hutter in fifth place.

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,694.01)
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,694.01)
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel 18,397,464 11,054,872
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter US Busted

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Landon "ActionDealer" Tice Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,817.27)


With blinds at 250,000/500,000/62,500, action on the table folded around to 21-year-old Landon "ActionDealer" Tice who raised all in for 5,066,829 from the small blind and "GoatMaster" called off their 4,493,262 stack from the big blind.

Landon "ActionDealer" Tice: {k-Spades}{9-Spades}
"GoatMaster": {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Tice was behind but connected with the {7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Hearts} flop.

Unfortunately for Tice, the {j-Diamonds} appeared on the turn giving "GoatMaster" Broadway and the {2-Spades} river secured their double-up.

Tice was left with 500,000 which was gone the very next hand. Tice exited in sixth place for $29,817.27, his first-ever WSOP cash.

Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo 9,361,524 4,476,098
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice Busted

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A Look at the 2020 WSOP $100,000 Leaderboard

2020 WSOP Leaderboard
2020 WSOP Leaderboard

Remember, the portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker online events has a $100,000 Leaderboard.

They're running a $100,000 Leaderboard attached to the Online Bracelets that are running every day in July. The leaderboard will pay out the top 50 players. Climb your way to the top to win a share of the $100,000 in cash prize money.

Through the first 17 events, the 2020 WSOP online series has catered to 21,995 entrants and has awarded $14,251,715 in prize money.

Here's a look at the rankings as seen on on 7/18/20:

1Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn2,284.25
2Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen1,949.97
3Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech1,911.40
4Philip "tomte" Yeh1,689.93
5Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo1,666.94
6Allen “Acnyc718” Chang1,652.69
7Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili1,612.62
8Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen1,572.39
9Raman "Acrogum" Afanasenka1,507.39
10Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels1,438.49

*The Seniors Event is excluded from the leaderboard

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Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,222.30)


With the blinds at 160,000/320,000/40,000, Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin raised the button to and Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel three-bet to 1,599,999 from the big blind. Dobin then four-bet jammed for 5,534,425 and Hempel called.

Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Dobin was in trouble and looking for an ace, but he was left wanting as the board ran out an unhelpful {q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel 11,646,841 5,894,425
Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin US Busted

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