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The Event #20: $3,200 NLHE High Roller of the WSOP.com leg of the 2021 WSOP Online Series found a champion in the former WSOP Circuit ring winner Sang ‘youngkoi’ Lee (cover image). After almost 12 hours of non-stop gameplay, Lee trounced a field of 312 participants (221 unique and 91 re-buys) to collect the lion`s share of the $948,480 prize pool worth $241,768 and his first WSOP gold bracelet!
The Harrington Park, New Jersey resident has $121,320 in total live tournament winnings to his name. Before this win, Lee had 37 ITM finishes at the WSOP and one WSOP Circuit ring under his belt, altogether worth $192,340 in total earnings (includes online earnings). He had won the WSOP Circuit ring in Event #14: $250 NLHE of the 2019/20 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series in March last year for $36,618.
Sang Lee had entered the final table with the largest stack and eliminated Zachary ‘Kings702’ Grech in fifth place en route to his heads-up showdown against Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon for the title. Even though he had started on the backfoot, Lee managed to whisk the chip lead away from Buzgon and, ultimately, capture his career-first WSOP bracelet!
The two-time bracelet winner James ‘muskrrr’ Moore bubbled the tournament in 37th place, assuring the remaining 36 players a min-cash of $6,639.
Several notables like Ralph ‘sosana’ Perry (10th for $13,184), Joseph ‘biueberry’ Cheong (11th for $13,184), Matt ‘RubberFist’ Stout (15th for $10,718), two-time bracelet winner Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno (20th for $7,588), and four-time bracelet winner Jeff ‘NedrudRelyt’ Madsen (33rd for $6,639) made it in the money.
The user ‘JIGESH’ bubbled the final table when their was bested by David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman’s . ‘JIGESH’ banked $16,598 for their ninth-place finish.
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Final Table Recap
Within the first ten minutes of play, the short-stacked John ‘Macallan25’ Riordan became the first player to fall out on the final table. His ran into Zachary ‘Kings702’ Grech’s .
Soon after Riordan, the user ‘MadMaz’ hit the rail in seventh place when his found no help against Christopher ‘Basile28’ Basile’s pocket queens.
Bracelet winner Jeremy ‘Chipchecka’ Ausmus became Christopher ‘Basile28’ Basile’s next victim and exited in sixth place. Ausmus’s failed to find an ace against Basile’s .
About 15 minutes later, Zachary ‘Kings702’ Grech’s departed from the final table in fifth place. With the flop open , Grech`s wee no match for Sang ‘youngkoi’ Lee . The & on the last two streets spelled the end of Grech`s deep run.
Towards the end of level 32, Christopher ‘Basile28’ Basile fell out three places short of the bracelet. In a battle between the blinds, Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon 3-bet jammed with . Basile made the call with and was the favorite to double up. However, the board ran , getting Buzgon a set of sixes and eliminating Basile in fourth place.
David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman`s elimination in third place got the heads-up match started. He moved all-in preflop with against Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon’s and failed to connect.
Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon held a 3:1 chip lead over Sang ‘youngkoi’ Lee at the start of their heads-up match. Despite the stiff odds, Lee managed to overcome the chip deficit to win his first-ever WSOP bracelet!
On the final hand, Buzgon’s went up against Lee’s . The flop gave Buzgon a pair of nines for the lead. The turn card was , but the on the river brought Lee a pair of queens and the win.
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