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It was a busy Sunday for poker players worldwide, especially those bracelet hunting at the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online series taking place on GGPoker and Natural8. On Sunday, one of the more reggy fields was tallied in Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition (High Roller) that took 14 hours to play down to a winner. Seth Fischer (cover image) playing under the online moniker ‘AbeFroman’ came out on top of a stacked field of 2,153 hopefuls to win his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet, $444,869 in first-place prize money, and a WSOP Europe package.
According to Hendon Mob, Fischer sits with over $807K in live scores, and his best live performance dates back to June 2008, where he placed runner-up in WSOP Event #11: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed for $330,519. Coming into the series, he had 27 WSOP cashes worth a cumulative $531,040.
Arsenii ‘kastaban’ Karmatckii finished runner-up for $328,491. Karmatckii is a former European Poker Tour (EPT) Main Event winner and was hands down the more accomplished of the two finalists with $1.68 Million in live earnings. He had 12 WSOP scores before this, worth a total of $267,046. Karmatckii has been playing online for over eight years now, and his runner-up finish brought him his best-recorded score.
The $2.5 Million guaranteed freezeout event generated a guarantee-busting $3,068,025 prize pool, and the top 314 places were assured a min-cash worth $3,145.
Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt was the last player to fall out empty-handed.
Sunday was a phenomenal day for Team India, with two Indians delivering FT finishes in Event #55. Adding to the team’s tally of Sunday scores was Shreyas ‘raavan’ Voodari, who finished 26th for $12,130.
Several prominent players landed in the money. This list included Brandon Adams (18th for $12,130), Jeremy ‘AlwaysGTO’ Wien (24th for $12,130), Michael ‘MiguelFiesta’ Lech (32nd for $8,721), Connor Drinan (37th for $8,721), Dylan ‘mezcal’ Linde (41th for $8,721) and GGPoker Ambassador’s Daniel Negreanu (33rd for $8,721), & Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (40th for $8,721).
Anonymous user ‘Pablo21311’ fell out in 10th place to set up the nine-handed final table.
Sebastien Grax entered the final table in the chip lead with 3,737,514. Arsenii ‘kastaban’ Karmatckii (523,994) and Michael ‘MrFabulous’ Nugent (3,214,560) were holding the next top stacks.
The eventual winner Seth ‘AbeFroman’ Fischer (1,234,768), and Yonatan ‘malakasos’ Basin (1,004,896) were sporting the shortest two stacks at the start of the final table.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Yonatan ‘malakasos’ Basin, the shortest stack at the start of the final table, was also the first player to be eliminated in ninth place.
Clement ‘Sea View’ Tripodi followed Basin out the door, in eighth place. Tripodi’s were thrashed by Arsenii ‘kastaban’ Karmatckii’s on the runout .
In the next level, Lukas ‘VapeNation’ Parednis’ lost his tournament life to a flip with his falling to Sebastien Grax’s big slick that flopped an ace.
Dominykas ‘MickeyMouse’ Mikolaitis and Evaldas ‘Man14c’ Aniulis were the next on the chopping block.
Within the next six minutes, Michael ‘MrFabulous’ Nugent three-bet shoved with on the flop . Sebastien Grax made the call and delivered the bad news by turning over for an over-pair. The next two streets were bricks.
The three-handed play started with Sebastien Grax holding half the chips in play. Just when it looked like he would slide away with the bracelet, Grax lost the chip lead to Seth ‘AbeFroman’ Fischer after doubling him. He took another significant blow when his lost out to Arsenii ‘kastaban’ Karmatckii’s as the latter rivered trip aces. Unable to recover, Grax succumbed in third place.
Coming into the heads-up play, Seth ‘AbeFroman’ Fischer held a 1.6:1 chip advantage over Arsenii ‘kastaban’ Karmatckii and steadily pulled ahead during the thirty-minute battle. Finally, Fischer moved all-in with . Karmatckii called, putting in his last ten big with . Nothing changed on the rundown, and Fischer was declared the champion!
Final Table Results (USD)
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