Another event that’s part of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online wrapped up recently, with Jim “grousegrind” Lefteruk winning the top prize. By taking down Event #73: $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed, the player from Canada managed to win a total of $299,511, as well as a gold bracelet — his first-ever.
Lefteruk defeated Endrit Geci in heads-up play, topping the field of 2,202 entries and grabbing the biggest piece of the prize pool.
Lefteruk seems like a newcomer to the game, as there are no cashes recorded on his Hendon Mob profile. Moreover, there aren’t any cashes on GGPoker either, meaning we could see a new star on the rise.
The Canadian player actually started the final table with the second-shortest stack, meaning he was close to hitting the rail. Nevertheless, he managed to get back to the game and make it past some much more popular and experienced player only to win a gold bracelet in the end.
Some of the players that busted before the final table was created but still managed to make it to the money list were Danny Trang, Shawn Buchanan, Daniel Dvoress, Galen Hall, Ajay Chabra, Hun Wei Lee, Joao Vieira, Anson Tsang, Timur Margolin, and Kevin MacPhee.
A total of nine players made it to the final table after Leon Sturm was eliminated. It was an exciting part of the event, as Lefteruk was short-stacked, and one of the leaders was Anant Purohit.
However, nobody would score an elimination for almost an hour, but Lefteruk made a couple of smart moves by seeing through Purohit’s bluff and taking a lot of his chips.
In the end, Purohit was the one to be eliminated as the ninth-place player, winning a total of $22,250. He was soon followed by Patrick Kennedy, who won $30,946 for eighth place.
Seventh place was reserved for a player from South Korea, Seungmook Jung, who managed to win $43,040. After that, it was time for Markku Koplimaa from Estonia to hit the rail, earning $59,861 in the process.
Fifth place was occupied by a Ukrainian player, Andrii Derzhypilskyi, who managed to win $83,253. Ivan Luca ended up fourth for $115,791, and the last player to hit the rail before the heads-up play was Jorge Abreu from Portugal, who won a total of $161,042.
The final part of the tournament lasted for just a couple of minutes, as Lefteruk already entered the duel with 90% of all chips. Therefore, Endrit Geci had to settle for the second place and the money prize of $223,978.
Event Progress & Final Table Action
The late registration period was allowed for 3.5 hours, and by the time it closed, there were approximately 600 players left in the game. A total of 314 players could count that they will make it to the money list, and the bubble burst an hour after the registration was closed.
Event #73: $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed is part of the 2020 WSOP that takes place online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entire festival is slowly approaching its grand finale, as the Main Event is already underway.
However, there are several additional bracelets to be distributed before the festival wraps up. We could see some new faces winning their bracelet for the first time, such as Lefteruk, or we could welcome back some familiar players who already have experience winning this type of trophy.
One thing is certain — the entire poker world is waiting to see the winner of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Main Event.