Vinicius "pfckb" Steves raised to 600K from the button, and "Nelepo10" shoved the big blind for 3,376,325 and got the call. It was a race situation with Steves on king-queen over cards against a pair of nines. The board ran clean for the pair and "Nelepo10" got the double to stay alive.
Event 33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief (Caesars Cares) ended this past Sunday. Alek Stasiak was the eventual winner taking home $343,203 and a gold bracelet. Typically a story like this is all we have at the end of a poker tournament. We follow the big names and love hearing about someone unknown making a deep run and how it came about. Event 33 gave us that story and much more.
The tournament attracted 2,323 participants, who each donated $111 of their buy-in to the Caesars Cares assistance fund; this fund supports Caesars Entertainment team members across the U.S. who have suffered unanticipated hardships as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Gediminas "NeverGambol" Uselis raised early to 168K, and Martynas "Buda3000" Racinskas called all in from the button. Big blind Fabrizio "UknowWhoIam" Gonzalez also called to see on the flop. They check-folded to the bet of 199,236.
Gediminas "NeverGambol" Uselis:
Martynas "Buda3000" Racinskas:
Uselis flopped a set and it was enough to take down a good pot and bust Racinskas.
The action over at the GGPoker network has been heating up over the last month, with the 2020 World Series of Poker Online at the halfway point of their 54 bracelet-offering throughout the summer. However, it's not all tournament poker that's drawing the eyeballs, as some of the highest cash games the online poker hasn't seen since the glory days of Full Tilt Poker are happening over there as well.
In a $500/$1,000 cash game with a $1,000 ante, Wiktor Malinowski — famed under his online moniker "limitless" — and Michael Addamo played the biggest NLHE cash game pot on record. The massive clash happened over at Natural8, part of the GGPoker network, in an invitation-only VIP cash game. Alongside Malinowski, Chris Brewer, Tan "4321" Xuan", and "UnderO", who resides in Malta, completed the line-up.
Aleksandr "prosperous" Merzhvinskii raised to 8,000 from the middle, and Chrstopher Kruk and Nethanel "natykkk" Klein called from the blinds. The flop was and it checked to Merzhvinskii who bet 14,960. Kruk folded, but Klein called to see on the turn. Klein check-called for 33,540 but check-folded to the shove on the river.