The 2020 World Series of Poker Online was a very successful festival, attracting thousands of players from all over the world. Stoyan Madanzhiev, a player from Bulgaria, managed to win the WSOP Main Event, receiving almost $4 million as a prize. Moreover, Fedor Holz managed to win his second bracelet, and Melika Razavi, a magician and a spokeswoman from Iran, landed the biggest cash in her career.
The last two players to win gold bracelets were Alexander Kobbeltvedt and Michael Gathy. Kobbeltvedt managed to top WSOP Event #84, whereas Gathy won in Event #85. Let’s take a look at these two events and the action that took place.
Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$
Alexander Kobbeltvedt needed approximately 11 hours to win this event. This wasn’t an easy task as the event attracted thousands of players, with 4,303 returning on Day 2. However, Kobbeltvedt managed to become the last man standing, winning a total of $296,403.
This was the highest poker prize won by the Norwegian player, whose previous best prize was in 2018 when he won at the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, where he earned $30,000. Moreover, he also took part in WSOP 2018, where he cashed two times – in Events #72 and #69.
Kobbeltvedt also managed to make it to the money list one more time this year, when he ended up in 19th place at Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha, where he won $3,320.
The final table of Event #84 consisted of nine players. The first one to hit the rail was Alexandre Mantovani from Brazil for $14,400. He was followed by Kim Jaehyuk for $21,016 and Renato Sakamoto for $30,672.
Edvinas Jankaitis hit the rail as sixth-placed, winning a total of $44,764, and Beka Mukhiguli followed after that, winning $65,331 along the way.
Anthony Cheung ended up fourth for $95,346, and Anshuman Dash hit the rail in the third position with $139,151.
Kostiantyn Vovhcenko was Kobbeltvedt’s final opponent, but he was no match for the Norwegian player, so he ended in second place with $203,081.
Event #85: The Closer
The name says it all — Event #85 was officially the last event of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online, and it wrapped up in style after eight hours of intense poker action. It attracted a total of 4,012 players, and the player to end up as the winner was Michael Gathy. He officially won his fourth gold bracelet, joining an exclusive club of players who made the same achievement, such as Bobby Baldwin, Amarillo Slim, and Eli Elezra.
The last time Gathy won a gold bracelet was in 2016 WSOP. By winning this event, he has managed to amass more than $1.8 million in WSOP-related earnings. This time, he won a total of $272,504.
Gathy’s final opponent in the event was a female poker player from China called Yuan Yuan Li. If she had won this event, she would have been the fifth woman to do so in a single series. However, she had a really experienced poker player on the other side of the table, so she had to settle for second place and the consolation prize of $194,248.
The final table started with the majority of players having just a couple of big blinds. It took 30 minutes in total for the game to complete once it reached the final table.
The first player to leave the game was Vitor Adiron for $18,166. He was followed by Toni Ojala for $25,485 and Paul Hockin for $35,751.
Cair Mason was sixth, and Luis Gustavo Kamei fight; they won $50,153 and $70,359, respectively.
The fourth place was reserved for Erik Von Buxhoeveden for $98,704, and the last player to hit the rail before the heads-up was Shankar Pillai, winning $138,467 in the process.