Wednesday night of World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online on WSOP.com and GGPoker played out Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Senior’s Event and Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE. In the end, we saw New Jersey’s Jonathan Lessin and Patrick Kennedy tying their first gold bracelet around their wrist!
On Wednesday night, the 30th bracelet event crowned the champion in Jonathan ‘SugarJ’ Lessin of Long Branch, New Jersey who took home his career-first bracelet along with the winner’s prize money of $64,411 after railing out his opponent ‘muskrrr’ in the runner-up position. According to the champion’s HendonMob, Lessin has $158,814 in live tournament earnings and a career-best of $87,998 for taking down $1,090 NLH event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. He also has 7-WSOP related cashes.
The top 126 spots ended up earning after John ‘PapaJJJTN’ Stout bubbled in 127th place. A few notables to walk out with a paycheck include Roland ‘prngls12’ Israelashvili (107th – $648), Layne ‘scoop87’ Flack (76th – $777), Phil ‘Lumestackin’ Hellmuth (67th – $842), Greg ‘FossilMan’ Raymer (43rd – $1,263) and so on.
The first final table elimination was Al ‘BigAl16’ Riccobono in the 9th place for $4,471 followed by Carmen ‘cjdstable’ Dimaria in the 8th place. With the dismissal of Allen ‘Nucman’ Pock in the 3rd place, heads-up got underway between ‘muskrrr’ and Lessin. On the final hand, Lessin raised to 320K and called muskrrr’s 800k three-bet to see a flop. The latter jammed for 2.4 million and Lessin snap-called.
Lessin flopped top two-pair and the turn gave him a full house leaving his opponent drawing dead to the river.
Final Table Payouts:
The $840 buy-in event drew 2,382 entries who contributed to the $1,906,500 prize pool. After an intense grinding session of 11 hours, United Kingdom’s Patrick ‘Muddington’ Kennedy clinched his career-first bracelet along with $245,448 that included $140,768 in prize money and $104,680 in bounties! According to the champion’s HendonMob, Kennedy has $158,814 in live tournament earnings with his career-best $87,998 for winning $1,090 NLH event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. He has 7 WSOP-related cashes so far.
The top 332 players were paid out and a few other notables who also managed to walk out with a paycheck include Michael ‘YesPlease’ Clacher (36th, $2,687), Craig Timmis (34th, $$2,687), Dzmitry Halubitski (26th, $3,738), Kazuki ‘8809’ Ikeuchi (13th, $7,229) and so on.
Kennedy entered the final table eliminating five of the other eight players, namely Francesco ‘Pachamama’ Favia, Arie ‘abush’ Kliper, Franco ‘pelaguacha’ Spitale and the runner-up Joshua ‘kaledak’ Pollock.
On the final hand, Kennedy raised to 1.2 million and Pollock three-bet to 4.2 million. Kennedy shoved with the bigger stack for Pollock to make the call for 24 million.
The board ran out for Kennedy to hold with the higher pocket pair eventually eliminating Pollock to grab the bracelet!
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