Day 1 completed
|Blinds||160,000 / 320,000|
Day 1 completed
In what may have been a great heads up battle, Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell, basically got a walk in the park. His opponent sat out the majority of heads up play, only returning to see two hands before Mitchell knocked him out after he made top pair with on a board reading .
Mitchell is a well-deserving champion in this inaugural online event, besting a field of 1,780 players. Arriving at the final table, Mitchell was sitting sixth in chips with about 3,500,000.
His first big hand was against Hao "sandongcpa" Sun. Sun had versus Mitchell's . They got it in pre flop and Mitchell flopped the nut straight when hit the board. The turn and river bricked off, vaulting Mitchell's stack to just over 10,000,000.
Mitchell then knocked out Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby in sixth place after his pocket nines beat Jacoby's all in pre flop. This put him at about 16,000,000.
He wasn't done there as he also eliminated Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn in fifth place. It was definitely a cooler hand as both players got it in preflop with premiums. Mitchell had and McLawhorn had . The board never helped McLawhorn improve and Mitchell was taking control of the final table.
By the time Level 42 had started players went for a break and Mitchell had just under 21,000,000. There were three players remaining and he was way out in front.
He knocked out a super short-stacked Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo in third place, setting the stage for a heads up battle.
The battle never really took place as Mitchell won every hand while his opponent sat out.
This is Mitchell's biggest career win and his first WSOP bracelet. His previous best cash was for $22,793 and this one tournament surpasses all of his lifetime live recorded tournament earnings.
|1||Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell||United States||$122,314|
|2||Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater||United States||$73,539|
|3||Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo||Australia||$54,044|
|4||Hao "sandongcpa" Sun||United States||$39,592|
|5||Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn||United States||$29,205|
|6||Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby||United States||$21,828|
|7||Kevin "SEQUENCE" Sheetz||United States||$16,559|
|8||Casey "rhin0" Long||United States||$12,645|
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Heads up play wasn't much of a battle as Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater sat out right after the third place finisher was eliminated.
Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell won every hand until, out of nowhere, with roughly 1,000,000 chips left, Scacewater returned. He won his first hand to double up to roughly 2,000,000 and then in the penultimate hand he wasn't able to hold as Mitchell held to Mark Scacewater's .
The board ran out and top pair was good enough to take it down for Mitchell, who becomes the first online bracelet winner of the summer.
Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo got it all in pre as a super short stack with versus Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell's .
The board ran out and Michael "ooookillthem" Addamo hit the rail.
All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $73,538.79.
Players are on break
Hao "sandongcpa" Sun got it all in pre flop versus Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater.
Hao "sandongcpa" Sun showed and Mark "PLODonkey17" Scacewater showed
The board ran out and the rivered ace eliminated Hao "sandongcpa" Sun.
All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $54,043.86.
Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn was first to act and pushed all in for just over 3 million in chips. On the button, Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell flat called. Both blinds released.
Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn:
Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell:
Both had premium but Mitchell's was "slightly" better.
The board ran out giving McLawhorn no real reason for hope a any time. Down to 4 players now.
Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell in the hijack and Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby on the button got their chips in before the flop.
Joseph "ul_gg" Mitchell:
Michael "TonyPerkis1" Jacoby:
The board ran out and with no ace or other lethal combination in sight, Mitchell busted Jacoby.