Jim Lefteruk was the latest player to catch a gold bracelet during the 2020 Online Poker World Series. Canadian players overcame a field of 2,202 entries in a $ 1,000 no-limit buy-in six max hold’em event to win the first bracelet and a grand prize of $ 299,511. This was the first tournament score on record, and amazingly it brought in the most prestigious hardware in poker at just $ 300,000.
The sizeable field in this event resulted in a $ 2,091,900 prize pool, which ranks it among the top 314 winners. Many big names were successful in this event, including Igor Yaroshevskyy (41 – $ 5,947), Conor Beresford (38 – $ 5,947), two-time bracelet winner Kevin MacPhee visited dewapoker (32 – $ 5,947), Belarmino De Souza (31 – $ 5,947), 2010 European Poker Tour Grand finals main event winners Nicolas Chouity (23 – $ 8,271), Daniel Colpoys (21 – $ 8,271), and two-time bracelet East Margolin champion (16 – $ 11,503).
Although the event is played with six hands for the remainder of the tournament, the final nine players are combined to one table for the final table. Lefteruk then led the chips, with Endrit Geci and bracelet winner Patrick Kennedy sitting on the next biggest pile. Anant Purohit was the first player to hit the rails. Their 5 Spades Suit Defeats the K Heart Suit J Heart Suit from Lefteruk, who makes two pairs on a turn and defends from there. Purohit earned $ 22,250 as a ninth place finisher.
Patrick Kennedy, who won a no-limit buy-in no-limit bounty hold’em event of $ 840 at the start of the series, was the next to fall. Kennedy stuck his pocket jack into the pocket of king Andrii Derzhypilskyi. The bigger pair remained riverside best and Kennedy crashed out in eighth place, earning $ 30,946 for his second final table appearance of the series.