Hun Wei Lee Wins First WSOP Bracelet of 2020 for Australia
The GGPoker leg of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online continues. To this point, 26 bracelet events have played to conclusion. While the number of Aussies making the final table has been limited, we do have our first Aussie champion of the series. Hun Wei Lee won Event #37: $1,050 Bounty PL Omaha for his first bracelet title. Lee also made the final table of the $5,000 NL Hold’em 6-Max Championship.
Meanwhile, another Aussie may be crowned champion this weekend as high roller superstar Michael Addamo has made the final four in the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship.
Hun Wei Lee Wins First Bracelet For Australia in 2020
The 2020 WSOP Online at GGPoker kicked off on July 16th and it didn’t take long before an Aussie took down a bracelet. Hun Wei Lee came out on top in Event #37: $1,050 Bounty PL Omaha for his first bracelet and $161,866 in prize money.
The event kicked off on July 23rd with a field of 971 players looking to take down the second Omaha poker bracelet of the WSOP Online at GGPoker. A prize pool of $971.000 was up for grabs with only around $79,000 available to the winner. The majority of the money to be won came in the form of bounties.
This week, Andy Hun Wei Lee won World Series of Poker Event #37 ($1,050 Bounty PLO) on GGPoker to earn $161,886 and a gold bracelet.https://t.co/6PFnumhJDG
— PocketFives (@PocketFives) July 27, 2020
The final table of this event included a couple of notables, including Paul Teoh and Chris Timmis of the UK. Hun Wei Lee was the only Aussie at the final table. By the time he reached heads-up play with Janne “Fructu” Peltoniemi, he a 5 to 1 chip lead. Lee went on to easily dispatch Peltoniemi and win his first WSOP bracelet.
In addition to the $79k in prize money, Lee collected around $82,000 in bounties to give him a total prize of $161,866. However, this wasn’t Lee’s only taste of final table action this series.
Lee also made the final table of the $5,000 NL Hold’em Six-Max Championship that concluded Wednesday morning. However, this time around, he only managed an eighth-place finish. Ravid Garbi of Israel defeated online poker giant Chris Moorman to take down the title.
Michael Addamo Makes Final Four of Heads-Up Championship
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael Addamo will be looking for his third title this weekend as he has made the final four in the $10,000 Heads-Up NL Hold’em Championship. Over the weekend, the first five rounds of the event were played and Addamo masterfully made his way to the final four.
The event had a field of 128 players and Addamo drew heavy hitter Connor Drinan in the first round. After dispatching Drinan, Addamo moved on to defeat Shota Hirao in the round of 64. Gabriel Campanha fell to Addamo in the round of 32, setting up a match with GGPoker ambassador Bertrand Grospellier.
The final four of the $10K Heads-Up Championship at GGPoker's 2020 WSOP Online will feature David Peters, Michael Addamo, Chi Zhang, and Alyssa MacDonald. https://t.co/FDCVqh5XNp pic.twitter.com/3i6ZUuKrRI
— UK PokerNews (@UK_PokerNews) August 10, 2020
The battle between Grospellier and Addamo came down to a flip. Addamo shoved with A-K and Grospellier made the snap-call with pocket queens. An ace on the flop gave Addamo the lead and he turned two pair when a king hit the board.
In the Elite Eight round, Addamo faced Pedro Waldburger. Walburger got a bit unlucky in his final hand as he turned two pair against a pair of aces for Addamo. Addamo spiked trip aces on the river to take the hand and advance to the final four.
On Saturday, Addamo will face Michael Zhang in the final four while David Peters will face Alyssa MacDonald. Based on experience, we are expecting a Peters-Addamo final. That final could prove extremely interesting to watch as both are WSOP bracelet winners. We will bring you the results of this event next week.
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