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Ajay Chabra wins WSOP Event #72; Burns leads Day 1I of $25M GTD ME Poker
Nitya Jain
Posted on 26 Aug, 2020
By Nitya Jain
On 26 Aug, 2020
By Nitya Jain
On 26 Aug, 2020

Ajay Chabra wins WSOP Event #72; Burns leads Day 1l of $25M GTD ME

The $25 Million GTD Main Event is dominating the action in the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online. So far 12 starting flights have concluded on GGNetwork. Apart from that, Event #72 crowned the champion in the United States’ Ajay ‘Ross_Geller’ Chabra. The champion claimed his first-ever WSOP bracelet and WSOP Europe package along with $77,475 in prize money.

WSOP Event #72: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Championship

The WSOP Event #72: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Championship attracted 337 entries, creating a prize pool of $480,225. Ajay ‘Ross_Geller’ Chabra knocked out Carter Swidler in heads-up to come out victoriously. The winner has cashed 11 times in the ongoing WSOP series. In Event #10, he finished 9th for $40,529. According to Hendon Mob, Chabra has over $1.3 million in live earnings including his career-best $350,000 in WPT Five Diamond World Poker for finishing 5th.

The top 47 players earned a min-cash of $3,312 including Luke Schwartz, Connor Drinan, Alek Stasiak, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Joseph Cheong, Anson Tsang and so on.

The first casualty form the final table was Shannon Shorr who went out in the 9th place for $7,595. Rich Dixon, Kevin Lu, Dzmitry Yasiukevich, Mike Watson, kosei Ichinose all exited one after another. Russia’s Apti Dzhabrailov bowed out in the 3rd place giving way to heads-up between Canada’s Swidler and Chabra.

Swidler raised from the button and Chabra three-bet. Swidler four-bet for Chabra called. The flop came {5-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} Swidler shoved for 531,994 which Chabra called.

  • Swidler: {2-Spades}{2-Hearts}
  • Chabra: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Swidler held a pair of deuces while Chabra had king-high. The turn {q-Diamonds}, Chabra had pair of queens and river {5-Clubs} completed the board for Chabra to claim his first bracelet, the WSOP Europe package, and $77,475. Swidler finished as the runner-up for $65,737.

Top 10 Finale Payouts:

  1. Ajay Chabra – $77,475
  2. Carter Swidler – $65,737
  3. Apti Dzhabrailov – $48,296
  4. Kosei Ichinose – $35,483
  5. Mike Watson – $26,069
  6. Dzmitry Yasiukevich – $19,153
  7. Kevin Liu – $14,071
  8. Rich Dixon – $10,338
  9. Shannon Shorr – $7,595

WSOP Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event

Promising $25 million, the WSOP Main Event concluded Day 1K and Day 1l. So far, the tournament fetched 1,929 players and 351 advanced to Day 2. Kahle Burns remains the overall chip leader who amassed a stack of 1,387,282 on the twelfth starting flight. Day 1K attracted 72 entries and Mateusz ‘Gr33d13’ Chrobak was the last man standing with a massive stack of 735,959. Only 9 players survived the day including Li ‘MrLeeeee’ Tao (678,625), ‘RaiseVoice’ (627,325) in the second and third place.

The next flight saw only eight players progress out of a field of 88 with Kahle Burns bagging by far the biggest stack. The Australian player has over $10 million in lifetime cashes and is well-known for his High Roller game. Burns is also ranked #18 on the GPI list. 

Day 1l Top 10 Chip Counts:

  1. Kahle Burns – 1,387,282
  2. Arsenii Karmatckii – 678,259
  3. Pavel Plesuv – 623,230
  4. ‘Arbutus77’ – 416,374
  5. Igor Kurganov – 393,881
  6. Miguel Lopes – 337,315
  7. Mike Leah – 295,485
  8. Simon Mattsson – 268,164

For more updates on the 2020 WSOP Online series, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com.


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