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WSOP Online 2020 - US & International The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, July 17, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020 Event #17: No Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $777
  • Prizepool: $967,400
  • Entries: 1,382
  • Remaining: 1


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Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:22 AM Local Time
Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em ($173,551)

Pat Lyons

On Friday night, the 2020 WSOP Online Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em drew 917 runners who rebought 465 times.

The 1,382-entry field resulted in a $967,400 prize pool, and after 11 hours of play, it was Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons who came out on top win a $173,551 top prize and a WSOP gold bracelet.

"Flyin' Lyons" as he's known has more than $1.5 million in lifetime live tournament earnings including a World Poker Tour (WPT) title when he won the 2016 WPT Legends of Poker for a career-high $615,346. That came just a couple weeks after he won the 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship for $241,700. In 2018, he also won a WSOP Circuit gold ring at the Bicycle Casino.

2020 WSOP Event #17 Final Table Results

1"Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons$173,551
2Chris "NJ_GLive" Ginley$107,478
3Barry "_MLB_" Wenger$76,327
4Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler$54,948
5Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy$40,147
6Vincent "veepoh" Pontrello$29,602.
7Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel$22,250
8Julian "Julian" Parmann$16,832
9Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa$12,963

After "ejanicom" bubbled the tournament in 208th place, the eliminations came at a rapid pace. Among the notables to cash were four-time WSOP bracelet winner [BMax "MaxSparrow" Pescatori[/B] (187th - $1,064.14), Dan "PepperPrince" Zack (147th - $1,257.62), Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (123rd - $1,354.36), Robert "NeverEven" Peacock (79th - $1,934.80), Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva (50th - $2,902.20), Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng (26th - $5,127.22), Andrew "PintoPedro" Donabedian (17th - $6,288.10), Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili (12th - $10,060.96) and Michael "joebiden" Klein (10th - $10,060.96).

Final Table Action

Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa started the final table midway in the pack but was first to fall as he ran his big slick into Lyons' pocket aces.

Julian "Julian" Parmann, who was runner-up in Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo, came to the final table second last in chips and was the second body to drop after he ran his king-queen off into Barry "_MLB_" Wenger's ace-king to fall in eighth place.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel was the next player to fall when they jammed their stack into the middle holding ace-jack suited and they were called by Wegner who had him dominated holding ace-queen suited. Hempel fell way behind after Wegner flopped a queen, whiffed the turn and river ending his tournament in seventh place.

Vincent "veepoh" Pontrello then bowed out in sixth place and not long after, Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy jammed king-jack suited only to run into the ace-king of Wenger. Both players connected with the flop but Collopy was still trailing and couldn't catch up sending him home in fifth place.

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler, who took down Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Kick-Off, found himself as the short-stack and he got his remaining chips in holding king-jack suited but ran into Wegner's pocket kings, ending his night in fourth place.

Three-handed action saw Lyons hold a significant chip advantage and they made quick work of Wenger eliminating him in third place and Chris "NJ_GLive"Ginley took their exit in second place for $106,508.19 shortly after.

Final Hand
Final Hand

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Saturday. 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 fourth bracelet of the 2020 WSOP!

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Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:18 AM Local Time
Chris "NG_Live" Ginley Eliminated in 2nd Place ($107,478.14)

Chris "NG_Live" Ginley raised to 560,000 from the button, then called off for around 8,000,000 when Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons jammed in the big blind.

Chris "NG_Live" Ginley:   
Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons:   

The     flop kept Ginley in front, and the   turn changed nothing. The   river gave Lyons trip queens, however, and Ginley couldn't complete an epic comeback and fell in second.

Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons20,730,0008,007,680
Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:11 AM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 140,000/280,000
Ante: 35,000
Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:09 AM Local Time
"NJ_GLive" Pulls the Stacks to Near Even

One hand after doubling with ace-king against pocket queens, "NJ_GLive" was all in for 3,973,840 preflop against "IchiiKawawa".


"NJ_GLive" would double with the rockets on a       board, and the stacks now sit much closer to even.

Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons12,722,320-6,005,760
Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:05 AM Local Time
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger Eliminated in 3rd Place ($76,327.86)

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger open-jammed for 2,798,736 on the button and "IchiiKawawa" called.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger:   

Wenger was dominated and didn't get any help from the     flop.

The   turn gave Wegner some life with straight and flush draws but the river came a brick   ending Wegner's night in third place.

Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons18,728,0803,998,736
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger0-3,278,736
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:59 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons14,729,3448,153,292
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger3,278,736-9,878,612
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:54 AM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 30,000
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:53 AM Local Time
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,948.32)

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger jammed in the small blind, and Event #1 champ Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler called off his last 2,572,760 in the big blind.

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler:   
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger:   

Dokler ran into kings at the worst possible time, and the     flop brought no relief. The   turn opened up some chop outs, but Dokler's tournament came to an end when the   hit the river.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger13,157,3482,647,760
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler0-1,523,880
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:50 AM Local Time
Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,147.10)

Jim Collopy

Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy open-jammed under the gun for 2,479,684 and Barry "_MLB_" Wenger called from the big blind.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger:  
Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy:   

The     flop paired both players but Collopy was still trailing and neither the   turn nor the   river were any help ending his tournament in fifth place.

Collopy Falls in Fifth Place
Collopy Falls in Fifth Place
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger10,509,5883,029,684
Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons6,576,052-235,240
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler1,523,8800
Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy0-2,254,684
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:44 AM Local Time
Vincent "veepoh" Pontrello Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,602.44)

Vincent "veepoh" Pontrello jammed for 437,104 from under the gun and was called by Barry "_MLB_" Wenger in the small blind and Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy in the big blind.

Action checked to the river of a       board, where Wenger bet 730,656. Collopy folded, and after Pontrello showed   , Wenger showed    for a straight to eliminate Pontrello.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger7,479,90444,028
Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy2,254,684-206,210
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Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:36 AM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 25,000
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:36 AM Local Time
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,250.20)

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel jammed for 884,182 from middle position, and was at risk against Barry "_MLB_" Wenger.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger:   

It was last call for Hempel, as a       board left him dead on the turn.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger7,435,8761,704,152
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel0-1,064,182
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:27 AM Local Time
Dokler's Turn to Double

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler jammed for 651,940 from under the gun, and Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel called in the big blind.

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler:   
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   

Dokler doubled after the       board gave him a pair of aces.

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler1,523,880495,895
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel1,064,182-2,179,289
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:27 AM Local Time
Julian "Julian" Parmann Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,832.76)

Julian Parmann

Julian "Julian" Parmann open-jammed for 555,005 from middle position and Barry "_MLB_" Wenger called from the button.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger:   
Julian "Julian" Parmann:   

Parmann was dominated and he didn't find a lucky lady on the       runout ending his tournament in eighth place.

No Lucky Lady for Parmann
No Lucky Lady for Parmann
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger5,731,724630,490
Julian "Julian" Parmann0-2,629,502
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:20 AM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 20,000
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Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:17 AM Local Time
Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa Eliminated in 9th Place ($12,963.16)

Dave Alfa

Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa raised to 240,000 from middle position, and "IchiiKawawa" three-bet to 637,500 from the hijack. Alfa four-bet shoved for 2,912,994 and "IchiiKawawa" snap-called.

Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa:   

Alfa's bad situation got worse on the     flop, and while the   turn gave Alfa some chop outs, the   river ended his day.

Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons6,811,2923,107,994
Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa0-886,497
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:11 AM Local Time
Wenger Pressures "IchiiKawawa"

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger raised to 240,000 from under the gun, and "IchiiKawawa" called in the big blind.

"IchiiKawawa" checked the     flop to Wegner, who bet 337,500. "IchiiKawawa" called.

The   fell on the turn, and "IchiiKawawa" check-folded to a bet of 1,350,000 from Wenger.

Barry "_MLB_" Wenger5,101,234780,000
Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons3,703,2981,122,500
Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:05 AM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 15,000
Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:57 AM Local Time
Parmann Spikes a Nine For a Double

Julian "Julian" Parmann jammed for 1,183501 from the hijack, and was at risk against Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa in the cutoff.

Julian "Julian" Parmann:   
Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa:   

Parmann found a nine on the     flop to take the lead, and no king fell on the   turn or   river for Alfa.

Julian "Julian" Parmann2,629,5021,433,501
Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa886,497-1,658,501
Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:53 AM Local Time
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Chip Counts
Barry "_MLB_" Wenger4,321,2341,821,000
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel3,243,471-237,500
Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons2,580,79820,000
Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa2,544,998-362,500
Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy2,460,894-1,414,000
Julian "Julian" Parmann1,196,001-70,000
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler1,027,985-412,500