The beginning of the week saw the sixth event of the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online kick off. The Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better (PLO8) 6-Max event attracted an overall player field of 833 entries, who accounted for a prize pool of $449,820.
This was the first non-Hold’Em poker event on the schedule of this year’s WSOP series and continued for a gameplay that lasted over 12 hours. Nathan “surfbum” Gamble was the one who managed to come put on top to win the first place in the event, which also took him the second WSOP bracelet in his career as a poker player, apart from the monetary prize of $89,424.21.
Nathan Gamble, who lives in Texas, took hold of his first WSOP gold bracelet in 2017. At the time, he managed to emerge victorious from the 46th Event $1,500 PLO8 that featured an 830-entry field and took home a $223,339 prize. After the victory, Gamble offered his first bracelet as a token of gratitude to his father, who has always been very supportive of his participation in poker games and tournaments.
The Pot-Limit Omaha poker is, in fact, a game in which Gamble has much experience. Back in 2017, the player himself revealed that he started playing poker at the time he was 13 and had so far been a big part of his life.
Heads-Up Battle Became a Back-and-Forth Affair
The bubble was burst by “nyr9414”, who ranked 127th, which gave the start of the in-the-money eliminations, during which some popular players, including Daniel “Dnegs” Negreanu, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, David “Twizzlers” Prociak, were sent home.
Simon “bagelbites” Lam, who has already finished in the money in five events in this year’s WSOP Online series, was the first to leave the final table of six. He was then followed by Timothy “SSJTimmy” Batow, who became the next casualty of the final table play. Two more players were also sent home before the heads-up battle was set, with Gamble holding a massive chip lead of eight to one over his last standing opponent – Shane Daniels (“danish01”). At one point, the final battle became a back-and-forth affair, but Gamble eventually managed to close the deal, eliminating his rival in second place.
With Nathan “surfbum” Gamble emerging victorious from the sixth event of the online WSOP schedule taking home a total of $89,424 for his victory, his last standing opponent Shane “danish01” Daniels remained second. He took home a prize of $55,283. The third place in the ranking was taken by John “rainman3817” Esposito, who was granted the third-biggest chunk of the overall prize pool, a monetary prize of $38,685.
The rest of the final table ranking is as follows: Tom “hansdigalo” Schwartz remained fourth, followed by Timothy “SSJTimmy” Batow. The sixth position in the final table ranking was taken by Simon “bagelbites” Lam, who was granted a prize of $14,484 for his efforts.