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WSOP 2020: Hun Wei Lee Wins his First Bracelet for $161K!

by Nitya Jain Posted on 24 Jul, 2020

Another day giving away gold bracelets on GGPoker and Natural8 as well as WSOP.com. Thursday hosted WSOP Online Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha and Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout. Australia’s Hun Wei Lee emerged victorious on GGPoker whereas ‘avant9201’ triumphed the field in Event: 23.

WSOP Online Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

The 37th tournament on GGPoker pulled in 971 entries producing $971,000 prize pool. Chris Hunichen burst the money bubble when he eliminated ‘YOUWILLLOSE’ in 135th place. A min-cash of $1,196 belonged to the top 134 players including Thai Ha (100th, $1,196), Farid Jattin (42nd, $1,891), Jeff Kirsch (21st, $2,348) and so on. Other faces in the crowd who returned empty-handed include Alex Foxen, Brandon Adams, George Wolff. Mike Watson.

At the end, it was Hun Wei Lee who rode past the field and took down the event for $161,886 in prize money after knocking out Janne ‘Fructu’ Peltoniemi with two pairs of Aces and seized his first gold bracelet. The champion sits 23rd in Australia’s all-time money list with over $1.71 million in lifetime earnings.

Final Table Payouts:

  1. Hun Wei Lee – $161,886
  2. Janne ‘Fructu’ Peltoniemi – $64,246
  3. Craig Timmis – $66,836
  4. Bradley ‘DrStrange7’ Ruben – $39,472
  5. Teoh ‘Paul Teoh’ Mingjuen – $37,083
  6. Attila ‘zzzumbaaa’ Kuna – $25,287
  7. Nikolaus ‘schnitzolauf’ Eigners – $14,537
  8. Shaul ‘yoffitoffi’ Meir – $12,031
  9. Alex ‘rubbherducky’ Difelice – $10,442

Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout

Garnering a strong field of 1,452 entries which created a $667,920 prize pool. It took 11 hours for New Jersey’s ‘avant9201’ to emerge triumphant to win the gold bracelet and ship the $93,775. Toya ‘HandyCapper’ McLeod bubbled in 208th place and the remaining players finished in the money including Greg ‘FossilMan’ Raymer (191st – $574), Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson (129th – $679), Allen ‘Acnyc719’ Chang (84th – $940), Daniel ‘DNegs’ Negreanu (25th – $2,770) and so on.

Heads-up play began with both players fairly even in chips, but ‘avant9201’ managed to pull out to a big lead. ‘avant9201’ with Ah 5h and Epstein with 4h 4d. Flop came 5s 3d Qc but the turn 2s gave Esptein an open-ended straight and 8h on the river completed the tournament right there!

Final Table Payouts:

  1. ‘avant9201’ – $93,776
  2. Scott ‘intheblack14’ Epstein – $58,074
  3. Ryan ‘im.sorry’ Torgersen – $41,243
  4. Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg; De Silva – $29,690
  5. Byung Jun ‘YESUM1987’ Kim – $21,693
  6. ‘kings702’ – $15,995
  7. ‘dogmai’ – $12,023
  8. ‘mikeob81’ – $9,095
  9. Dan ‘pepperprince’ Zack – $400

The next tournament on the schedule is Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed that will take place at 3 pm PDT (Pennsylvania) on Friday.For more updates WSOP Online series, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com stay tuned!

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