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Thursday, August 06, 2020 to Thursday, August 06, 2020

GGPoker.com Event #52: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: 1

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Friday, August 7, 2020 5:15 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 13 hours ago)
Alek "astazz" Stasiak Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #52 for $273,505 and a WSOPE Package

Ales Stasiak Wins Event #52 for $273,505

Alek "astazz" Stasiak has done it again! After winning Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares] almost two weeks ago, he has now taken down Event #52: $1,000 NLHE for a whopping $273,505, his second WSOP bracelet, and a WSOP Europe Package. He defeated Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia heads-up in a field which attracted 2,006 entries to create a prize pool of $1,095,700.

Stasiak scored his first six-figure tournament cash when he won Event #33 for $343,203 and gets to add this one to it to get him to over the $600,000-mark in earnings for just the 2020 WSOP here on GGPoker. The Canadian who lives in Quebec is the first player in WSOP history to win two online bracelets which is a feat that is hard to achieve in these big fields.

Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic, Denis "FXOpen" Peganov, Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas, Thomas "IplayYpay" Hueber, Jesse "AAGenius88" Mercado, Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero, and Federico "elputoamo!" Molina also earned a seat at the final table.

GGPoker WSOP Online Event #52: $1,000 NLHE Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Alek "astazz" StasiakCanada$273,505*
2Kunal "Alex_52" BhatiaIndia$207,190
3Dejan "627265" KaladjurdjevicMontenegro$150,358
4Denis "FXOpen" PeganovLatvia$109,114
5Vincas "seimininkas" TamasauskasLithuania$79,184
6Thomas "IplayYpay" HueberAustria$57,464
7Jesse "AAGenius88" MercadoCanada$41,701
8Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" GuerreroFrance$30,263
9Federico "elputoamo!" MolinaArgentina$21,962

*The winner also received a WSOP Europe Package

Today's Action

Many familiar names and faces took their seats during the first three hours of late registration but when the dust settled, around 500 players were left in the field knowing that only 278 of them would get paid today. Two hours later, Carlos "cyphellus" Chang burst the bubble when "GT4G" three-bet shoved their king-nine after Chang had raised with queen-jack. Chang called and saw "GT4G" flop top pair but then turned a straight to get the tournament into the money.

Players like Mohsin Charania, Julien Martini, Yuri Dzivielevski, Ryan Riess, David Peters, Galen Hall, Brandon Adams, and Chris Moorman all failed to win their final all-ins. Four hours after the bubble burst, it was already time for the final table bubble. "RiverKillMe" was the player who would leave the tournament without their name getting revealed at the final table when they lost all their chips to Tamasauskas.

Bhatia started the final table second in the counts but quickly the chip lead before Molina, Guerrero, and Mercado were eliminated. He kept a commanding chip lead but lost a bit of ground as the others closed in on him. Hueber and Tamasauskas both busted in quick succession before Stasiak doubled up and then won another hand against Bhatia to take the chip lead away from him.

Peganov fell to Stasiak and even though Kaladjurdjevic managed to find a double-up, shortly after the last break of the day, he lost them all back to Stasiak for the latter to start the heads-up with almost 70% of all the chips in play. In numerous hands with the chips going back and fort, the chip lead also kept switching around.

At one point, Stasiak was down to 22 big blinds but doubled up and then kept the pressure on Bhatia. Bhatia was left with 13 big blinds and deemed ace-four good enough to shove with and saw he was up against the king-queen of Stasiak. He was ahead until the king on the river handed Stasiak a spot in the history books.

The PokerNews team will be back on Saturday, August 8 to bring you coverage of the MILLIONAIRE MAKER Final Table and Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap] until the semi-finals so make sure to come back then.

Friday, August 7, 2020 4:32 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia Eliminated in 2nd Place ($207,190)

Bhatia vs Stasiak

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia shoved from the button for 7,903,724 which Alek "astazz" Stasiak called.

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia:   
Alek "astazz" Stasiak:   

The flop came     for Bhatia to stay ahead.

The turn was the   which didn't change things but the   on the river did as Stasiak hit two pair to win his second bracelet, $273,505, and the WSOP Europe package worth $15,000 by eliminating Bhatia in second place for $207,190.

A recap is to follow.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak50,150,0009,913,724
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia0-9,913,724
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:27 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Bhatia Gets Shorter

Bhatia vs Stasiak

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia raised to 1,200,000 from the button and Alek "astazz" Stasiak tthree-bet to 3.600.000 which Bhatia called.

The flop came    , Stasiak continued with a bet of 3,600,000 which Bhatia called.

The turn was the   and Stasiak barreled a bet of 4,800,00 into the pot and was called again.

The river completed the board with the   for Stasiak to shove and Bhatia to fold.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak40,236,27617,296,400
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia9,913,724-17,296,400
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:19 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 70,000
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:17 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Stasiak Doubles Up

Stasiak vs Bhatia

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Alek "astazz" Stasiak three-bet to 3,000,000 for Bhatia to make the call.

The flop came    , Stasiak shoved for 8,409,938 which Bhatia called.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak;   
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia:   

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Stasiak to his flopped pair of jacks to two pair to double up with.

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia27,210,124-6,180,338
Alek "astazz" Stasiak22,939,8766,180,338
COPAG USA
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:09 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Friday, August 7, 2020 4:09 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Bhatia Takes the Chip Lead

Bhatia vs Stasiak

Alek "astazz" Stasiak raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia made the call.

The flop came    , Bhatia bet 699,600 which Stasiak called.

The turn was the  , Bhatia bet 2,639,400 which Stasiak called again.

The river completed the board with the   and Bhatia bet 6,598,500 which Stasiak called with the    for teo pair but Bhatia held    for the full house to take over the chip lead.

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia33,390,46217,447,500
Alek "astazz" Stasiak16,759,538-17,447,500
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:06 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 60,000
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:05 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic Eliminated in 3rd Place ($150,358)

Kaladjurdjevic vs Stasiak

Alek "astazz" Stasiak raised to 800,000 from the button and was called by Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia in the small blind. Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic three-bet shoved from the big blind for 14,712,114. Stasiak four-bet shoved for more for Bhatia to quickly fold.

Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic:   
Alek "astazz" Stasiak:   

The board ran out       for Stasiak to turn the higher pair of aces to get the tournament to the heads-up stage as Kaladjurdjevic was eliminated in third place for

Alek "astazz" Stasiak34,207,03815,612,114
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia15,942,962-850,000
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic0-14,762,114
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:01 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 14 hours ago)
Chip Counts After the Break
Alek "astazz" Stasiak18,594,924325,000
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia16,792,962-125,000
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic14,762,114-200,000
COPAG USA
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:57 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
2020 Online WSOP Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

2013 WSOP Ladies Event Gold Bracelet Winner Kristen Bicknell

2013 WSOP Ladies Event Gold Bracelet Winner Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell (pictured: 2013 WSOP Ladies Event winner) won her third bracelet during the 2020 series.
DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
7/26/20Event #32: $100 The Opener29,306$2,571,216Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla$265,880
7/26/20Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief2,323$2,580,853Alek Stasiak$343,204
7/19/20Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,214$1,107,000Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa$117,650
7/21/20Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship328$1,558,000Juha Helppi$290,286
7/22/20Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE1,342$1,912,350Michael Clacher$297,496
7/23/20Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha971$971,000Hun Wei Lee$161,886
7/25/20Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max2,007$1,143,990Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya$171,389
7/26/20Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em922$1,313,850Roberto Romanello$212,613
7/26/20Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha532$1,253,500Simon Lofberg$224,493
8/1/20Event #41: COLOSSUS12,757$4,796,632Ranno Sootla$595,930
8/1/20Event #42: PLOSSUS4,356$1,637,856Yuri Dzivieleski$227,557
7/28/20Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship130$1,261,000Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb$276,393
7/29/20Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed892$2,118,500Kristen Bicknell$356,412
7/30/20Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE2,382$1,905,600Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy$245,448
8/1/20Event #46: $500 Deepstack2,307$1,095,825Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" Hyun$161,898
8/2/20Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em487$462,560Paul Teoh$82,202
8/2/20Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em2,978$1,414,550Vladas Burneikis$192,523
8/4/20Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship1,168$2,336,000Enrico "GTOExploiter" Camosci$327,319
8/5/20Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha2,005$753,880Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea$100,945
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:56 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Time for Another Break

The three remaining players have gone for another 6-minute break.

Friday, August 7, 2020 3:55 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Kaladjurdjevic Doubles Through Stasiak

Kaladjurdjevic vs Stasiak

Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic raised to 800,000 from the button and Alek "astazz" Stasiak three-bet to 2,400,000 from the small blind. Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia folded his big blind and after tanking for a while, Kaladjurdjevic decided to shove for 7,206,057 which Stasiak called with the bigger stack.

Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic:   
Alek "astazz" StasiakL   

The board ran out       for Kaladjurdjevic to double with the flopped pair of aces.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak18,269,924-5,986,056
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia16,917,9622,729,999
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic14,962,1143,256,057
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:47 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov Eliminated in 4th Place ($109,114)

Peganov vs Stasiak

Denis "FXOpen" Peganovi shoved from under the gun for 5,717,464 and was called by Alek "astazz" Stasiak in the big blind.

Denis "FXOpen" Peganov:   
Alek "astazz" Stasiak:   

The board ran out       for Stasiak to flop top pair to eliminate Peganov in fourth place for $109,114.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak24,255,9803,417,464
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia14,187,9630
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic11,706,0573,900,000
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov0-7,317,464
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:42 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Stasiak Takes the Chip Lead

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Alek "astazz" Stasiak three-bet to 3,600,000 from the big blind for Bhatia to make the call.

The flop came     for Stasiak to continue with a bet of 3,800,000 which was enough to Bhatia to fold.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak20,838,5168,360,000
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia14,187,963-6,220,000
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic7,806,057-695,000
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov7,317,464-1,445,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:40 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:34 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Stasiak Doubles Up

Stasiak vs Peganov

Denis "FXOpen" Peganov raised to 600,000 from under the gun and Alek "astazz" Stasiak three-bet shoved from the big blind for 6,094,258 which Peganov called with the bigger stack.

Alek "astazz" Stasiak:   
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov:   

The board ran out       for Stasiak to double up with two pair.

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia20,407,9631,780,000
Alek "astazz" Stasiak12,478,5163,074,258
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov8,762,464-4,264,258
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic8,501,057-590,000
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:31 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas Eliminated in 5th Place ($79,184)

Tamasauskas vs Kaladjurdjevic

Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas shoved from the small blind for 3,927,449 and was called by Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic in the big blind with the bigger stack.

Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas:   
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic;   

The flop came     for Kaladjurdjevic to hit the pair of fours.

The turn was the   to give Kaladjurdjevic two air but it also brought the straight draw to the board for Tamasauskas to have a chance to stay alive and split the pot but the river completed the board with the   instead. Tamasauskas was eliminated in fifth place for $79,184.

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia18,627,963309,100
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov13,026,722180,000
Alek "astazz" Stasiak9,404,2581,335,900
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic9,091,0572,487,449
Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas0-4,312,449
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:25 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 35,000
Friday, August 7, 2020 3:25 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 15 hours ago)
Thomas "IplayYpay" Hueber Eliminated in 6th Place ($57,464)

Hueber vs Peganov

Thomas "IplayYpay" Hueber shoved from the small blind for 6,298,872 for Denis "FXOpen" Peganov to make the call in the big blind with the slightly bigger stack.

Thomas "IplayYpay" Hueber:   
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov:   

The flop came     for Peganov to hit a set of tens but it also gave Hueber the open-ended straight draw.

The turn was the   which didn't help Hueber and neither did the   on the river as Hueber busted in sixth place for $57,464.

Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia18,318,8632,070,000
Denis "FXOpen" Peganov12,846,7226,448,872
Alek "astazz" Stasiak8,068,358-1,050,000
Dejan "627265" Kaladjurdjevic6,603,608-570,000
Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas4,312,449450,000
Thomas "IplayYpay" Hueber0-7,348,872