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Sunday, August 02, 2020 to Monday, August 03, 2020 Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $1,414,550
  • Entries: 2,978
  • Remaining: 1


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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)

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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

1Vladas "apuokos" BurneikisLithuania$192,523
2Pierre "Malaska" MerlinFrance$147,052
3Boris KolevBulgaria$105,732
4Brendan "doji" SheehanIreland$76,022
5Jeff "allin donk" CormierCanada$54,660
6Ezequiel "lafiera8" WaigelArgentina$39,301
7Zhewen "Polkadot" HuChina$28,258
8Guillaume NoletCanada$20,317
9Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" GuerreroFrance$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)

Pierre Merlin elimination

Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000/250,000

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" Burneikis119,000,00050,000,000
Pierre "Malaska" Merlin0-50,000,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:58 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Boris Kolev Eliminated in 3rd Place ($105,732)

Boris Kolev Elimination

Blinds: 800,000/1,600,000/200,000

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" Burneikis69,000,00011,600,000
Pierre "Malaska" Merlin50,000,0006,000,000
Boris Kolev0-8,193,662
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:55 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Brendan Sheehan Eliminated in 4th Place ($76,022)

Brendan Sheehan elimination

Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000/150,000

On a miniscule stack, Brendan Sheehan got it in with    but couldn't overcome the    of big blind Vladas Burneikis.

Brendan "doji" Sheehan0-3,980,888
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:52 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Jeff Cormier Eliminated in 5th Place ($54,660)

Jeff Cormier elimination

Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000/150,000

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" Merlin44,000,00013,900,000
Jeffrey "allin donk" Cormier0-12,383,140
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:47 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Ezequiel Waigel Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,301)

Ezequiel Waigel elimination

Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000/150,000

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" Burneikis57,400,0008,700,000
Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel0-5,015,239
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:44 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Zhewen Hu Eliminated in 7th Place ($28,258)

Zhewen Hu elimination.

Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000/150,000

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" Burneikis48,700,0007,200,000
Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu0-20,249,711
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:39 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Guillaume Nolet Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,317)

Guillaume Nolet

Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000/120,000

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" Burneikis41,500,0007,884,379
Guillaume Nolet0-5,638,617
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:36 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Jimmy Guerrero Eliminated in 9th Place ($14,608)

Jimmy Guerrero

Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000/120,000

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" Merlin30,100,0008,115,834
Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero0-8,057,956
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:32 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
Final Table Draw and Counts

Event #49 final table

1Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel5,016,239
2Pierre "Malaska" Merlin21,984,166
3Jeff "allin donk" Cormier12,383,140
4Boris Kolev8,193,662
5Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero8,057,956
6Guillaume Nolet5,638,617
7Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu20,249,711
8Brendan "doji" Sheehan3,980,888
9Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis33,615,621
Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis33,615,62113,615,621
Pierre "Malaska" Merlin21,984,166984,166
Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu20,249,7112,249,711
Jeffrey "allin donk" Cormier12,383,1404,883,140
Boris Kolev8,193,662293,662
Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero8,057,9563,157,956
Guillaume Nolet5,638,6171,138,617
Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel5,015,239-11,384,761
Brendan "doji" Sheehan3,980,888-419,112
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:22 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 17 hours ago)
"Heisenbrum" Misses Final Table

Blinds: 400,000/800,000/100,000

"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"

Blinds: 300,000/600,000/70,000

"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" Hu18,000,00015,800,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:13 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Liu Eliminated

Blinds: 300,000/600,000/70,000

Min "ZhouLu" Liu got it in preflop with    racing against the    of "apuokos." The board ran out eight-high to bust Liu.

Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis20,000,0007,300,000
Min "ZhouLu" Liu0-2,000,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:11 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Two More Out

Blinds: 250,000/500,000/60,000

"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" Correa0-3,200,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 1:08 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Iqbal Can't Hold

Blinds: 250,000/500,000/60,000

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" Merlin21,000,0002,000,000
Faraz "PokerPro_1" Iqbal0-3,800,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:58 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts
Pierre "Malaska" Merlin19,000,000
Ezequiel "lafiera8" Waigel16,400,0003,400,000
Vladas "apuokos" Burneikis12,700,000
Boris Kolev7,900,000-300,000
Jeffrey "allin donk" Cormier7,500,0002,400,000
Georgios "reghunter" Kitsios5,200,000
Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero4,900,000
Guillaume Nolet4,500,0003,400,000
Brendan "doji" Sheehan4,400,000
Faraz "PokerPro_1" Iqbal3,800,000
Cornelius "BigMomma" Correa3,200,000
Zhewen "Polkadot" Hu2,200,000
Min "ZhouLu" Liu2,000,000
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

Yuri Dzivielevski

Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski

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

Blinds: 120,000/240,000/30,000

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 Kolev8,200,0003,500,000
Olivier "BigPapyBoss" Rebello3,200,000-2,800,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:36 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Sinclair Eliminated

Jack Sinclair

Blinds: 100,000/200,000/25,000

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" Waigel13,000,000
Jack "Claashole" Sinclair0-3,300,000
Monday, August 3, 2020 12:24 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 18 hours ago)
Rebello Binks

Blinds: 80,000/160,000/20,000

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" Rebello6,000,0005,222,000
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