The 2020 World Series of Poker Online continued on Saturday with Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver attracting a 2,155-entrant field that created a $969,750 prize pool. After 12 hours of play it would be New York’s Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley defeated a star-studded final table to collect the $149,245 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 “UpBreaker” being eliminated on the money bubble in 331st place, WSOP bracelet winners Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth, Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen, Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu, Philip “tomte” Yeh, Calvin “projector52” Anderson, Ryan “adopt_adogg0” Leng, Chris “Robotbob47” Moorman, Brian “tsarrast” Rast, Anthony “heheh” Zinno, and Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen all finished in-the-money but fell short of the final table.
Ofir “panda15” Mor busted as the final two tables merged to one and Matt “berkey11_s4y” Berkey would hold the chip lead at the eight-handed final table. Michael “ha8me” Policastro would fall in eighth when his two pair ran into the flopped trips of Kiley before “Daddyp69” exited in seventh losing with pocket fives to Berkey’s aces. Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo ran his ace-queen into Weiyi “wymoney” Mo’s ace-king to fall in sixth before Berkey followed up his Event #24 seventh-place finish with a fifth-place finish in Event #25. Berkey first lost with two pair against Guo Liang “Ct188” Chen’s set, before then shoving with jack-nine and being unable to outdraw Kiley’s king-ten.
Kiley then eliminated Stephen “S.Dot22” Russo with ace-eight against king-queen before Chen eliminated Mo in third place. Entering heads-up play, Chen held a slight chip lead, but Kiley managed to take the lead fairly quickly. The final hand saw both players head to the river with Kiley shoving top pair and Chen calling off with second pair to see Kiley crowned the Event #25 champion.
|Event #25 Final Table Results|
|1st||Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley||$149,245|
|2nd||Guo Liang “ct188” Chen||$92,223|
|3rd||Weiyi “wymoney” Mo||$67,301|
|4th||Stephen “S.Dot22” Russo||$49,554|
|5th||Matt “berkey11_s4y” Berkey||$36,851|
|6th||Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo||$27,638|
|8th||Michael “ha8me” Policastro||$15,904|
|9th||Ofir “panda15” Mor||$12,316|
Kiley has amassed nearly $60,000 in lifetime tournament earnings including three cashes in the WSOP Online series so far. The Utica, New York native can now call himself a WSOP bracelet winner after topping the 2,155-entrant field as the WSOP Online series closes in on the last week of tournaments.
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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