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WSOP 2020: Stasiak Wins Second Bracelet; India's ‘Alex_52’ 2nd Poker

WSOP 2020: Stasiak Wins Second Bracelet; India’s ‘Alex_52’ 2nd

by Nitya Jain Posted on 07 Aug, 2020

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is all about breaking records and creating history. And once again, Alek ‘astazz’ Stasiak has been crowned the champion! Thursday night was lit for Indian viewers as well because India’s ‘Alex_52’ finished second for a life changing amount.

The WSOP Online Event #52: $1,000 NLHE on GGPoker pulled in 2,006 entries, collecting a prize pool of $1.09 million and the Canadian took home his second bracelet, becoming the first player in the WSOP history to win two online bracelets which is absolutely incredible given the size of the field. Stasiak shipped Event #33 $1,111 Every 1 for COVID Relief for $343,203.

On the other hand, ‘Alex_52’ who finished second in the biggest online poker event in India – the 2020 July IOPC Main Event INR 3 Crore GTD was just one position away to bring the fourth bracelet to the home country. Stasiak banked the top prize of $273,505 while the Indian competitor added his career-best $270,190 (~INR 1.55 Crore) for settling in the second place.

After the bubble bust, money reached the top 278 places including Joshua ‘thefreshest’ McCully (29th, $6,091), Belarmino De Souza (27th, $6,091), India’s ‘goodkidmaadc’ (25th, $8,393), Srinivas ‘Grinder41500’ Reddy (15th, $11,566) and so on.

The first casualty from the final table was Argentina’s Federico ‘elputoamo!’ Molina who earned $21,962. After which several players including Jimmy ‘KOBE_BRYANT8’ Guerrero, Jesse ‘AAGenius88’ Mercado, Denis ‘FXOpen’ Peganov bowed out. Soon with the dismissal of Montenegro’s Dejan ‘627265’ Kaladjurdjevic in the 3rd place, heads-up play began between Stasiak (40 million chips) and  ‘Alex_52’ (9 million chips).

WSOP 2020: Stasiak Wins Second Bracelet; Bhatia Finished 2nd

Stasiak had a better chip lead over ‘Alex_52’ when heads up began. The Indian managed to take over the chip lead, but Stasiak finished off the battle within 25 minutes. ‘Alex_52’ moved all in for 7.9 million from the button and Stasiak called. ‘Alex_52’ held Ah4s and Stasiak KsQh. The flop 8d7h3h proved to be beneficial for ‘Alex_52’ but the 3s turn changed nothing. The Kd river gave Stasiak top pair and ‘Alex_52’ finished second place!

Final Table Payouts:

  1. Alek Stasiak – $273,505
  2. ‘Alex_52’ – $207,190
  3. Dejan Kaladjurdjevic – $150,358
  4. Denis Peganov – $109,114
  5. Vincas Tamasauskas – $79,184
  6. Thomas Hueber – $57,464
  7. Jesse Mercado – $41,701
  8. Jimmy Guerrero – $30,263
  9. Federico Molina – $21,962

For more updates on WSOP Online series on GGPoker, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com stay tuned!

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