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Sunday, July 19, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020 Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

  • Buy-in: $525
  • Prizepool: $1,107,000
  • Entries: 2,214
  • Remaining: 1


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Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:56 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 3 hours ago)
Japan's Shoma Ishikawa Wins First WSOP Bracelet on GGPoker in Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Shoma Ishikawa (Photo Credit: Asian Poker Tour)

It was a night to remember on GGPoker as their first-ever WSOP bracelet events — part of a 54-event schedule spread out across the next months — kicked off. Unfortunately, on a night where three bracelet winners were supposed to be crowned, two of the events ran into a critical bug and had to be suspended to next week.

The lightning-fast Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed — clocking in at a mere 3 hours and 15 minutes start to finish to make it the fastest-ever bracelet event — was unaffected by the technical issues and played out as normal. In total, 2,214 entries of $525 each were made to create a total prize pool of $1,107,000.

In the end, it was Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa of Japan writing history as GGPoker's first-ever online bracelet winner, as well as the third person from Japan after Naoya Kihara and Takahiro Nakai to claim the coveted prize. Ishikawa is an emerging talent from the land of the rising sun with $34,238 in lifetime cashes according to The Hendon Mob, all made in South Korea and Vietnam.

Perhaps the perfect embodiment of what the WSOP and GGPoker are trying to do with this series, making online bracelets accessible for those outside the normal confinements of Nevada and New Jersey, Ishikawa has no prior cashes at the WSOP. Now, in just a little over three hours, he has spun two bullets of $525 up into a payday of $117,650 and a WSOP gold bracelet, and will have his name be a part of poker trivia for years to come.

Final Result Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

PlaceWinnerCountryBounty PrizeCash PrizeTotal Prize
1Shoma "pp_syon" IshikawaJapan$35,225$82,425$117,650
2Diego "El Motron" OstrovichArgentina$27,710$59,263$86,972
3Gary "STARDOG13" JohnsonCanada$9,190$42,610$51,801
4Daniel "Gyrocopter" StrelitzCanada$19,793$30,637$50,431
5Yulian "Ector" BogdanovBulgaria$12,649$22,028$34,677
6Tom "Pik00rs" DelaineMalta$4,387$15,839$20,225
7Ilya AnatskyBelarus$8,955$11,388$20,343
8Mulgyeol "waterwave" KimChina$6,842$8,188$15,030
9Dimitar "Mort" YosifovBulgaria$6,215$5,887$12,102

Plenty of notables showed up to play and among those to run deep and cash were GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz, Mike McDonald, and streamers Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker and Scott "TTV_Pokerbrahs" Kenyon, with the latter two reaching the final four tables.

At the final table, which was reached not even three hours in, the nicknames of the players were removed and their real names were revealed on the spot. This showed WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz, playing as "Gyrocopter", as well as Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov among the final tablists.

Daniel Strelitz
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz finished in 4th place ($50,431)

It would be Yosifov to depart first, running ace-ten into Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim's pocket threes and failing to improve. Kim couldn't enjoy the spoils of that for long as he was next to go, getting decimated by Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich before losing his final scraps to Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson.

Unsurprisingly, the pace remained furious and in a few hands, the field was down to four into the final break, with Ilya Anatsky, Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine, and Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov all falling in short order.

Strelitz would be the first to go next after the event had a rare breather with no eliminations for about ten hands. The last remaining bracelet winner in the field lost the race with nines against Ostrovich' jack-ten when the latter flopped a ten. Johnson followed him to the rail, being outkicked with ace-six against the Argentinian's ace-king and unable to improve.

Ostrovich took a substantial lead, as well as a far bigger progressive bounty, into the heads-up but it would be there where Ishikawa would shine. Winning a whopping seven hands in a row, the Japanese player turned it around and took all but three of Ostrovich' blinds in a big all in with ace-nine against king-ten.

The final hand was a formality: holding nine-six, Ishikawa shoved and Ostrovich called it off with five-three. The nine on the turn and a rivered flush for good measure gave Ishikawa the bracelet, as well as $117,650.

The final hand
The final hand

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship – will take place at 2 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, while the suspended Opener and COVID Relief events will continue next Sunday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will cover every GGPoker WSOP bracelet event start-to-finish so make sure to check back regularly!

Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:16 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich Eliminated in 2nd Place ($86,972)

Final Hand

Left on crumbs after the previous all in, Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich was left with just three big blinds. Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa raised from the button and Ostrovich called after some thought.

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa:   
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich:   

The     flop paired up Ostrovich but Ishikawa had a flush draw to go with his pair outs. He proceeded to get both on the   turn and   river to win his first gold WSOP bracelet and $117,650 (including a $35,225 bounty) in the span of just over three hours. Ostrovich finished runner-up and received $86,972 including bounties.

Ishikawa has no previously registered WSOP cashes, making his first-one ever count.

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa55,350,0006,660,528
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich0-6,660,528
Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:13 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Ishikawa Doubles Into Overwhelming Lead

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich may have been on the verge of victory but without showdown, Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa managed to spin up his stack and they eventually got their chips in separated by just a few big blinds.

Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa:   
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich:   

Ishikawa flopped top two on     and the   turn gave Ostrovich just two outs. A blank   on the river reduced the stack of the Argentinian to fewer than three and a half big blinds.

Shoma Ishikawa Doubles Through Diego Ostrovich
Shoma Ishikawa Doubles Through Diego Ostrovich
Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa48,689,47241,308,288
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich6,660,528-36,594,736
Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:12 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($51,801)

Gary Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place

The biggest pot of the tournament so far emerged between the two chip leaders as more than 27.6 million in chips were up for grabs in a battle between Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson out of the big blind and Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich in the small blind.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich:   
Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson:   

Johnson paired up on the     flop but the   turn and   river improved Ostrovich to a winning flush, ending Johnson's run in 3rd place. He takes home a cash prize of $42,610.42 and $9,190.45 in bounty prizes.

Gary Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place
Gary Johnson Eliminated in 3rd Place
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich43,255,26414,808,086
Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson0-14,276,346
Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:08 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz Eliminated in 4th Place ($50,431)

Daniel Strelitz

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich open-shoved on the button and Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz called all in for 8,284,311 in the small blind.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich:   
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz:   

The     flop brought Ostrovich the pair he needed, and neither the   turn nor   river turned it around for the only bracelet winner left in the field to end his run in fourth place.

Strelitz locked up $19,793.26 in bounties and earned a cash prize of $30,637.27.

Daniel Strelitz is eliminated in 4th place ($30,637)
Daniel Strelitz is eliminated in 4th place ($30,637)
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich28,447,1786,784,311
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz0-15,100,000
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:57 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)

The four remaining players are on a six-minute break.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:56 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov Eliminated in 5th Place ($34,677)

Yulian Bogdanov Eliminated

The next player to end up getting the chips in the middle was Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov out of the big blind and he faced Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz from under the gun.

Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov:   
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz:   

The     flop paired up Bogdanov but Strelitz regained the lead on the   turn, the   river was a blank and Bogdanov had to settle for 5th place. That came with $12,648.94 in bounty prizes and and a cash prize worth $22,028.41.

Yulian Bogdanov Eliminated
Yulian Bogdanov Eliminated
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz15,100,0007,572,350
Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov0-5,680,213
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:55 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,225)

Delaine Out in 6th

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich raised to 1,200,000, Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine raised all in for 1,311,542 and Ostrovich called off the few extra chips.

Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine:   
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich:   

The board ran out       and Ostrovich' queen was good to rail Delaine in 7th. Delaine earned $4,386.71 in bounty prizes along with a cash prize of $15,838.62.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich21,662,8671,962,867
Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine0-2,771,542
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:52 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 4 hours ago)
Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place ($20,343)

Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich continued his early domination on the final table as he sent Ilya Anatsky to the rail but it was not without a sweat.

Ilya Anatsky:   
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich:   

Anatsky was dominated but picked up a diamond draw on the     flop. The   turn opened further chop outs but the   river blanked.

Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place
Ilya Anatsky Eliminated in 7th Place

During his rampage on the last few tables, Anatsky racked up $8,955.06 in bounty prizes to go with his cash prize of $11,388.09.

Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich19,700,00012,125,206
Ilya Anatsky0-2,551,737
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:50 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim Eliminated in 8th Place ($15,031)

Kim out in 8th

In two hands, Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim went to the rail. First, it was Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich who scored a huge double to 17M at Kim's expense. It was Ostrovich who was all in preflop with    against Kim's   .

Kim flopped two pair on     but Ostrovich had a boatload of outs, hitting one of them on the   turn to render the   river moot.

Left with scraps, Kim got it in with    in the next hand but once again ran into the blades, this time held by Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson with   . The board ran out       to end Kim's run in 8th place, which came with $6,841.81 in bounties and $8,188.09 as cash prize.

Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim0-10,296,534
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:48 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov Eliminated in 9th Place ($12,102)

Dimitar Yosifov

In the fourth hand of the final table, a short stacked Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov was all-in out of the big blind against Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim in the small blind.

Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov:   
Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim:   

Both overcards and the diamond draw bricked off for Yosifov on a board of       and he departed in 9th place.

Dimitar Yosifov Eliminated in 9th Place
Dimitar Yosifov Eliminated in 9th Place

Yosifov earned bounties worth $6,214.84, which in fact topped the cash prize of $5,887.30

Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim10,296,5346,483,206
Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov0-2,753,206
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:45 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
Final Nine With Real Names
Gary "STARDOG13" Johnson14,276,34614,276,346
Diego "El Motron" Ostrovich7,574,7947,574,794
Daniel "Gyrocopter" Strelitz7,527,6507,527,650
Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa7,381,1847,381,184
Yulian "Ector" Bogdanov5,680,2135,680,213
Mulgyeol "waterwave" Kim3,813,3283,813,328
Tom "Pik00rs" Delaine2,771,5422,771,542
Dimitar "Mort" Yosifov2,753,2062,753,206
Ilya Anatsky2,551,737-1,821,664
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:44 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
"hu4trollzz" Eliminated

In a battle of the blinds, "Gyrocopter" pushed with the    and "hu4trollzz" called with the    in the big blind.

On a board of      , the mighty ducks failed to hold up and that spelled the end for "hu4trollzz" in 10th place.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:43 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
"IseeyOurCard" Falls to "STARDOG13"

"STARDOG13" Wins Four-Way Showdown

"Ector" raised to 600,000, "IseeyOurCard" shoved all in for 990,208, "STARDOG13", "Gyrocopter", and "Ector" all called. Each active player checked it down to the river.

"IseeyOurCard" revealed    for an ace-high. "STARDOG13" showed   , "Gyrocopter"    and "Ector"    for "STARDOG13" to come up with the only pair to win the hand and knock "IseeyOurCard" out in 12th.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:41 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
"pp_syon" Gets Lucky Twice

Japan's "pp_syon" was at risk with ace-eight against the aces of Ilya Anatsky and binked a four-card straight. Shortly after they were at risk with the    against "El Motron" with the    and the board came       to provide the ace on the turn.

El Motron5,694,794-655,206
Ilya Anatsky4,373,401-4,145,712
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:40 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
"SonnyFranco" No More

Right before the final two tables were set, "SonnyFranco" got their chips in with the    from under the gun and they were called by "El Motron" in the small blind with the   .

The board came       and the king-jack held up.

El Motron6,350,0003,350,950
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:39 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
"Ector" Busts "D@rk_M@tter1"

D@rk_M@tter1 Eliminated

In a battle of the blinds, "D@rk_M@tter1" was at risk with    against the    of Ector who had pushed out of the small blind.

The       board gave the "Ector" a pair of deuces and ended the run of "D@rk_M@tter1" just shy of the last two tables.

Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:37 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
Knockouts for "Mort" and Anatsky

ml22322 eliminated

"ml22322" was at risk with the    and "Mort" looked them up with two overs in   .

On a board of       the queen fell on the turn and Mort added further chips.

Right after, Ilya Anatsky clashed with "BabyBoy3009" for the following showdown in a 2.3 million pot.

Ilya Anatsky:   

The       board improved Anatsky to trips deuces.

BabyBoy3009 Eliminated
BabyBoy3009 Eliminated
Ilya Anatsky8,519,1131,335,956
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:34 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
Remaining Players

Just 13 players left in Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em.

Ilya Anatsky7,183,157-920,416
El Motron2,999,050
Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:30 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 5 hours ago)
"Mort" Drills the River

"Mort" Gets There

"GGeKKo" was first to act and moved all in for 1,245,118. "Mort" was the one to look him up from the big blind.


The     flop gave the Brazilian a commanding lead and he kept it on the   turn. The   landed on the river for "Mort" to spike his two-outer and crush "GGeKKo"'s bracelet dreams.

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