Monday, August 3, 2020 2:46 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 16 hours ago)
Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis Wins Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em ($192,523)
Vladas Burneikis won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, and he did so in a tidy six hours of work — if he registered for the first hand dealt — in Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em on GGPoker. Burneikis won $192,523 plus a WSOP Europe package valued at $15K after topping a field of 2,978 in the speedy event.
The Lithuanian, who previously had $208K in live cashes, had less than $11K of that come in WSOP events.
Event #49 Final Table Results
|1||Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||Lithuania||$192,523|
|2||Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||France||$147,052|
|4||Brendan "doji" Sheehan||Ireland||$76,022|
|5||Jeff "allin donk" Cormier||Canada||$54,660|
|6||Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel||Argentina||$39,301|
|7||Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu||China||$28,258|
|9||Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero||France||$14,608|
At the final table of this event, he overcame some experienced opposition like Boris Kolev, Jeff Cormier, Ezequiel Waigel, Guillaume Nolet and Jimmy Guerrero. All of those outlasted a slew of recognizable names who cashed, the likes of Steve O'Dwyer, Juha Helppi, Asi Moshe, Pascal Hartmann, Danny Tang and Jack Sinclair.
It was clear right from the early stages of the final table that this one was going to come down to Burneikis and Pierre "Malaska" Merlin. By the time it was seven-handed, they were the only two with more than a handful of blinds.
One player who did an admirable job laddering was Brendan "doji" Sheehan, who was the shortest stack to start the final table with only about five big blinds, yet he managed to sneak into fourth-place money as others fell by the wayside.
Burneikis and Merlin took turns knocking everyone else out until they were heads up with fairly even stacks. However, fortune only looked one way in this match and that was toward Burneikis. He caught several lucky breaks, including pulling out a miracle chop with six-five suited against sixes after a queen-ten-eight flop.
Unable to get back in it even in the spots that looked to be lined up for him, Merlin had to accept a second-place payout of a still-handsome $147K for getting by nearly 3,000 opponents.
That wraps up PokerNews' Event #49 coverage, but be sure to come back in two more days for Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship.
Monday, August 3, 2020 2:08 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Pierre Merlin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($147,052)
It was an unlucky run heads up for Pierre Merlin.
First, he lost a big pot where he turned two pair only to get counterfeited on the river.
Then, he got in against preflop and had to chop when the board two-paired and each player played the board.
Finally, he shoved all in with for about five big blinds and was up against . The board ran , leaving him dead even before another queen arrived on the river.
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||119,000,000||50,000,000 |
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||0||-50,000,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:58 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Boris Kolev Eliminated in 3rd Place ($105,732)
Pierre Merlin shoved all in from the small blind and Boris Kolev called off in the big with . Merlin had the best of it with and the runout brought the tournament to heads-up play.
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||69,000,000||11,600,000 |
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||50,000,000||6,000,000 |
|Boris Kolev||0||-8,193,662 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:55 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Brendan Sheehan Eliminated in 4th Place ($76,022)
On a miniscule stack, Brendan Sheehan got it in with but couldn't overcome the of big blind Vladas Burneikis.
|Brendan "doji" Sheehan||0||-3,980,888 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:52 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Jeff Cormier Eliminated in 5th Place ($54,660)
Action folded to the small blind, where Pierre Merlin jammed. Jeff "allin donk" Cormier snapped with only to stare into Merlin's .
Things got hairy for Merlin as the board came but a safe river hit.
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||44,000,000||13,900,000 |
|Jeffrey "allin donk" Cormier||0||-12,383,140 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:47 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Ezequiel Waigel Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,301)
Vladas Burneikis shoved in the small blind and Ezequiel Waigel called off 7.4 million in the big with . Burneikis was live with and flopped an eight to bust Waigel.
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||57,400,000||8,700,000 |
|Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel||0||-5,015,239 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:44 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Zhewen Hu Eliminated in 7th Place ($28,258)
Vladas Burneikis raised to 2.4 million and Zhewen Hu shoved for 10.4 million in the big blinds. Burneikis called with and it was a flip versus Hu's .
The flop left Hu drawing thin and no eight or straight emerged on the turn and river.
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||48,700,000||7,200,000 |
|Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu||0||-20,249,711 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:39 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Guillaume Nolet Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,317)
Vladas Burneikis raised to 3 million in middle position. Big blind Guillaume Nolet shoved for 9 million with and found himself flipping against .
The board was all Burneikis.
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||41,500,000||7,884,379 |
|Guillaume Nolet||0||-5,638,617 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:36 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Jimmy Guerrero Eliminated in 9th Place ($14,608)
Pierre "Malaska" Merlin raised all in from the cutoff and Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero called off for 6.8 million in the big blind with .
Merlin was dominated with and things looked rough on the flop. However, running and gave him a straight.
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||30,100,000||8,115,834 |
|Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero||0||-8,057,956 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:32 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Final Table Draw and Counts
|1||Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel||5,016,239|
|2||Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||21,984,166|
|3||Jeff "allin donk" Cormier||12,383,140|
|5||Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero||8,057,956|
|7||Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu||20,249,711|
|8||Brendan "doji" Sheehan||3,980,888|
|9||Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||33,615,621|
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||33,615,621||13,615,621 |
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||21,984,166||984,166 |
|Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu||20,249,711||2,249,711 |
|Jeffrey "allin donk" Cormier||12,383,140||4,883,140 |
|Boris Kolev||8,193,662||293,662 |
|Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero||8,057,956||3,157,956 |
|Guillaume Nolet||5,638,617||1,138,617 |
|Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel||5,015,239||-11,384,761 |
|Brendan "doji" Sheehan||3,980,888||-419,112 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:22 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
"Heisenbrum" Misses Final Table
"Heisenbrum" shove for 2.2 million with and was racing against the of big blind "Polkadot." The latter flopped two pair to pare the field to nine.
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:17 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Bad Beat for "cuntpuntin33"
"Polkadot" jammed on the button and "cuntpuntin33" called off for 7 million in the big blind with . Polkadot had and hit a king on the river after finding a big draw on the board.
|Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu||18,000,000||15,800,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:13 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Min "ZhouLu" Liu got it in preflop with racing against the of "apuokos." The board ran out eight-high to bust Liu.
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||20,000,000||7,300,000 |
|Min "ZhouLu" Liu||0||-2,000,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:11 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Two More Out
"dibuk" was ultra-short and got it in with against the of Boris Kolev but couldn't prevail.
At another table, Cornelius "BigMomma" Correa busted out.
|Cornelius "BigMomma" Correa||0||-3,200,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:08 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Iqbal Can't Hold
Faraz "PokerPro_1" Iqbal got it all in with but couldn't hold against the of Pierre "Malaska" Merlin, who flopped a queen and held on from there.
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||21,000,000||2,000,000 |
|Faraz "PokerPro_1" Iqbal||0||-3,800,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:58 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts
|Pierre "Malaska" Merlin||19,000,000|
|Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel||16,400,000||3,400,000 |
|Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis||12,700,000|
|Boris Kolev||7,900,000||-300,000 |
|Jeffrey "allin donk" Cormier||7,500,000||2,400,000 |
|Georgios "reghunter" Kitsios||5,200,000|
|Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero||4,900,000|
|Guillaume Nolet||4,500,000||3,400,000 |
|Brendan "doji" Sheehan||4,400,000|
|Faraz "PokerPro_1" Iqbal||3,800,000|
|Cornelius "BigMomma" Correa||3,200,000|
|Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu||2,200,000|
|Min "ZhouLu" Liu||2,000,000|
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:45 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Dzivielevski Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP Online PLOSSUS; More Winners Crowned
Yesterday saw two more bracelet winners crowned in the WSOP Online on GGPoker in Event #41: COLOSSUS and Event #42: PLOSSUS. The final days resumed in the evening, with the COLOSSUS taking barely 90 minutes to crown a winner, and although the PLOSSUS took a while longer, it was worth the wait.
Brazil's Yuri Dzivieleski became the latest player to find WSOP gold at GGPoker after shipping Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS for a huge payout of $227,557.
There was also another bracelet given out in the Asian timezone event schedule, with Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" Hyun topping a field of 2,307 entries in Event #46: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em to win his first gold bracelet and $161,898.
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Monday, August 3, 2020 12:41 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Kolev Looking Nice Again
Three players were all in preflop with "fish-king" on the shortest stack showing . Boris Kolev was also covered holding while Olivier "Bigpapyboss" Rebello had .
Kolev flopped an eight to bust fish-king and double through Rebello.
|Boris Kolev||8,200,000||3,500,000 |
|Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello||3,200,000||-2,800,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:36 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Jack "Claashole" Sinclair shoved for 2.4 million in the small blind and "lafiera8" called.
The flop was all lafiera8. Sinclair stayed alive with the turn but the river didn't do it for him.
|Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel||13,000,000|
|Jack "Claashole" Sinclair||0||-3,300,000 |
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:24 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Three players were all in and Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello didn't have the best of it with against and . However, the flop was a great one for him as it brought a combo draw. He got there right away with the on the turn and faded a jack river to scoop the pot.
|Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello||6,000,000||5,222,000 |