Another poker player managed to become a gold bracelet winner on Sunday night — Allen Chang. He took part in the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #5: $1,000 NLHE Freezeout, which attracted a total of 854 players.
The final prize pool for this event was $811,3000, and Chang, who goes by the online moniker “Acnyc718” won the lion’s share — a total of $161,286.
Prior to winning this event, Chang had amassed $215,567 in live tournament earnings, and his best cash was $49,039 when he ended up in the seventh place in the 2010 Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship. Chang also happened to be an avid WSOP player, and his best cash in WSOP events is $9,481, which he won when he ended up in the 15th place in 2012 WSOP Event #52: $2,500 10.Game Six-Handed.
The event bubbled in 127th place when Shan Stroke hit the rail. Some of the people who made it to the money list but fell short of reaching the final table are Katie Lindsay, Bo Cappello, Melisa Singh, Louis Lynch, Stephen Jones, Aaron Massey, Michael Gagliano, Ryan Laplante, and Greg Himmelbrand.
The Final Table Results — How Chang Dominated the Final Table
At the start of the final table, Chang was already the chip leader, and the two players who had the shortest stacks were Quintin “AA_QTiP_KK” Trammell and Josh “charliefrog” Greenberg. The two of them were also the first two to say goodbye to the rest of the crowd sitting at the final table. Trammell, therefore, ended up in ninth place and earned $11,196 for his effort. Greenberg hit the rail soon after that and won $14,603.
The next one in line was John “Slapshot1085” Forlenza, who thought he could do well with an ace-queen but stumbled upon pocket queens that Alex “ShadowFiend1” Condon had in his pocket. That’s why Forlenza had to settle for the seventh place and the prize of $19,390.
But Condon himself couldn’t stay in the game for much longer as his ace-king lost the battle to Chang’s jacks. Condon won a total of $26,124 as the sixth-placed player.
Chang then continued his dominance when he faced Tim “married” Begley, who had nothing but a pair of deuces against Chang’s kings, which is why he had to settle for fifth place and the prize of $35,697.
The next one to leave the game was Andrew “iseefoodtuna” Campbell, who earned $49,570 for his effort. The last player to hit the rail before the heads-up play was Felipe “McBain” Leme, who won $69,722.
Chang’s final opponent was Philip “tomte” Yeh. Although Chang had 3:1 chip lead from the start, Yeh did not give up without a fight, and even managed to take over the chip lead for a while.
However, Chang decided not to give up and soon reclaimed his lead and finished the game, winning a gold bracelet and a huge prize. On the other hand, Yeh had to settle for the consolation prize, which was $99,709.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Series of Poker has been postponed for fall 2020. Moreover, the team behind WSOP teamed up with GGPoker to create 2020 WSOP Online, a big poker festival that will take place on the web.
It started on July 1 and will last until Sept. 6. During that period, players will have an opportunity to take part in many online events on WSOP.com and GGPoker.