The 2020 World Series of Poker Online kicked off the start of the week on Monday with Event #27: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout attracting a 1,940-player field which created a $698,400 prize pool. Four-time WSOP-Circuit winner and 2016 WSOP.com Online Player of the Year Ian “ApokerJoker2” Steinman would emerge victorious and collect the $110,557 first-place prize and his first WSOP bracelet.
The 2020 World Series of Poker Online bracelet event final tables are streamed live nightly on the Poker Central YouTube channel, PokerGO Facebook page and World Series of Poker Twitch channel. Commentary is provided by David Tuchman. Skip ahead to the action and watch both final tables in the embedded players below.
Following Mikey “Mn_2Die4” Wangh being eliminated on the money bubble in 290th place, WSOP bracelet winners Mike “Mouth123” Matusow, Scott “ButLightLime” Hempel, Yueqi “anoob” Zhu, Jared “DarrensRabbi” Jaffee, Event #26 winner “Ethan “RampageP” Yau, Robert “NeverEven” Peacock, Jeremy “TheKid101” Pekarek, Bryan “Pellepelle” Piccioli, and Shaun “ddtgg” Deeb all finished in-the-money but fell short of the final table.
Steinman entered the final table as chip leader as Lokesh “lanku111” Garg scored the first elimination when he sent Cody “voltron12” Scherer to the rail. Huiwen “HLM99” Liu and Alida “av1925” Veliu were the next two players to fall to leave just six players. Garg would lose a race holding pocket sevens to Nicholas “Got_The_Glow” Brancato’s ace-queen as Cameron “crezident” Rezaie fell in fifth when his ace-jack couldn’t improve against Steinman’s pocket nines. Steinman then eliminated Brancato with ace-queen to ace-ten, and then Mahyar “psycho101” Ebrahimi in third to enter heads-up play with nearly a four-to-one chip advantage against Satoshi “Godzilla” Tanaka. The final hand would see Tanaka all in with king-jack against Steinman’s ace-five, and when Tanaka was unable to improve, Steinman was crowned the Event #27 champion.
|Event #27 Final Table Results|
|1st||Ian “ApokerJoker2” Steinman||$110,557|
|2nd||Satoshi “Godzilla” Tanaka||$68,373|
|3rd||Mahyar “psycho101” Ebrahimi||$49,796|
|4th||Nicholas “Got_The_Glow” Brancato||$36,526|
|5th||Cameron “crezident” Rezaie||$27,028|
|6th||Lokesh “lanku111” Garg||$20,254|
|7th||Alida “av1925” Veliu||$15,295|
|8th||Huiwen “HLM99” Liu||$11,663|
|9th||Cody “voltron12” Scherer||$9,009|
Steinman has collected over $884,000 in lifetime tournament earnings that includes four WSOP-Circuit rings along with earning the 2016 WSOP.com Online Player of the Year title. At the WSOP, Steinman had reached two final tables in $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em events – a second-place finish in 2018 and a seventh-place finish in 2017 – but now he has finally broke through to win his first coveted WSOP bracelet.
— Ian Steinman (@IanSteinman) July 28, 2020
WSOP Online $100,000 Leaderboard (through Event #24)
Robert “BustinBalls” Kuhn holds a slender lead ahead of Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen, while Philip “tomte” Yeh has jumped up into third place. Michael “MiguelFiesta” Lech slips down one spot to fourth as Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili rounds out the top five. To view the full leaderboard, click here.
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