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Upeshka de Silva wins 3rd, Ismael Bojang wins 1st bracelet

by Team Gutshot Posted on 21 Jun, 2019

Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty

Gold bracelets are being given away left, right and center at the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and recently, the third online event of the year came to an end. This year had a record schedule of 9 online events and this particular won saw a familiar face ending as champion, after a little over 11 hours of grinding.

The winner turned out to be Sri Lankan-born Texas citizen Upeshka de Silva, who played under the name ‘gomezhamburg’ to ship this tournament while also earning his third WSOP bracelet. de Silva beat 1,224 entries in the only online knockout tournament of the series, winning $98,262 for his efforts. He also topped the bounty list with 18 knockouts through the tournament!

Final Table Results:

  1. Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg’ De Silva – $98,262
  2. David ‘dave419’ Nodes – $60,092
  3. David ‘davidas777’ Fhima – $42,962
  4. Gerard ‘Pretabotones’ Carbo – $31,065
  5. Renato ‘Turko’ Ribeira – $22,748
  6. Yotam ‘p.bateman’ Shmuelov – $16,854
  7. Chris ‘johnsonck’ Johnson – $12,668
  8. Joseph ‘B3ndTheKnee’ Liberta – $9,583
  9. Steven ‘BoatyBoatz8A’ Bordonaro – $7,380

Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

1,216 entries registered to this tournament and after hours and hours of grinding at the tables in Rio All Suites Hotel, we finally had a champion in Germany’s Ismael Bojang, who took away the top prize of $298,507. Bojang claimed the first gold bracelet of his career after beating James Little in heads-up.

What a journey it has been for Bojang. Not a resident American, he travels to the WSOP each year and has a total of 75 WSOP cashes including 10 cashes in WSOP 2019 itself. He got his first WSOP cash in 2012 and has $3.5+ million in live cases, so it was high time he got himself a bracelet as well.

He was delighted with the victory, but it may be his first and only of the series. Talking about his future in Vegas, he said, “I would love to stay longer but I have important stuff to do at home that I’m really looking forward to. Family stuff, weddings, my girlfriend is waiting. I don’t think I’ll come back for the Main Event.”

Final Table Results:

  1. Ismael Bojang – $298,507
  2. James Little – $184,424
  3. Benjamin Zamani – $131,335
  4. Johannes Toebbe – $94,669
  5. Denis Bagdasarov – $69,082
  6. Mihai Niste – $51,041
  7. Richard Tuhrim – $38,189
  8. Glen Cressman – $28,940
  9. Matthew Mueller – $22,215

Stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com for similar updates on the ongoing World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

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