Yesterday was supposed to be a big night for GGPoker, as their inaugural World Series of Poker (WSOP) events were set to kick off as part of the Series’ 2020 schedule, but things did not go as initially planned. Three bracelet winners were supposed to emerge from three WSOP Online events, but unfortunately, two of the tournaments faced a critical bug and had to be put off until the following week.
The only WSOP Online event that took place on GGPoker last night was the $525 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE 6-Handed. The event, which gathered an overall entry field of 2,214 players with them generating a total prize pool of $1,107,000, was brought to an end in only 3 hours and 15 minutes and the Japanese player Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa was crowned as the winner.
Ishikawa became the first-ever GGPoker WSOP Online bracelet winner, and the third Japanese poker player after Naoya Kihara and Takahiro Nakai to claim the coveted prize. Before his WSOP Online Event #34 victory, Ishikawa had lifetime winnings amounting to $34,238, with all of them generated in Vietnam and South Korea, but he is considered an emerging talent.
The Entire Poker Event Was a Fast-Paced Affair
The $525 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE 6-Handed event gathered many popular poker players. Among the notables who took part in the event were Fedor Holz, who is a GGPoker ambassador, Scott “TTV_Pokerbrahs” Kenyon, WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz, etc.
Just like the entire event, the final table gameplay was held at high speed, with players being eliminated one by one. The pace remained very quick with only four players remaining. At the time when the heads-up battle started, it was Ostrovich who had a considerable lead to his opponent. However, the Japanese player managed to turn the game around by consecutively winning seven large hands. The final hand was quick to follow, with Ishikawa emerging victorious, leaving his Argentinian opponent in second place.
Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa took down the $525 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE 6-Handed event, winning his first WSOP bracelet and a total payday of $117,650. The Argentinian player Diego “El Motron” Ostrovich finished as the runner-up of the event, winning a prize of $86,972. Two Canadians occupied the third and fourth positions in the ranking – Gary “STARDOG13” Johnson and Daniel “Gyrocopter” Strelitz, who received paydays of $51,801, and $50,431, respectively.
Bulgarian Yulian “Ector” Bogdanov occupied the fifth place, followed by Tom “Pik00rs” Delaine from Malta. The seventh place was taken by Ilya Anatsky from Belarus, while the Chinese player Mulgyeol “waterwave” Kim remained eighth. Another Bulgarian emerged on the ninth place of the event’s final table – Dimitar “Mort” Yosifov, who scooped a payday of $12,102.