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2020 World Series of Poker Online: Nathan 'surfbum' Gamble Wins His Second Gold Bracelet

The Texan Defeated 883 Entries To Earn $89,424 As The $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better Six-Max Champion


The first pot-limit Omaha bracelet of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online has been won by Nathan ‘surfbum’ Gamble. The Texas native outlasted a field of 883 entries to win the $600 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better six-max event, earning $89,424 and his second gold bracelet as the champion. Gamble’s prior WSOP victory also came in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better. He took down the $1,500 buy-in PLO8 at the WSOP to earn $223,339 back in 2017.

This event attracted 497 unique players and 336 re-entries to create a final prize pool of $449,820, which was paid out amongst the top 126 finishers. Among the notable players to make deep runs in the event were Jared ‘darrensrabbi’ Jaffee (96th – $945), Daniel ‘DNegs’ Negreanu (59th – $1,304), Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth (39th – $1,754), Mike ‘mouth123’ Matusow (37th – $1,754), Ali ‘sasukeuchiha’ Imsirovic (26th – $2,519), Max ‘MaxSparrow’ Pescatori (10th – $4,813), Jeremy ‘Chipchecka’ Ausmus (8th – $9,097), Shankar ‘burgersssss’ Pillai (16th – $3,059), Randy ‘StayAlive’ Ohel (12th – $4,813), and Ryan ‘Flipflip’ Lenaghan (7th – $10,751).

Gamble knocked out Lenaghan to enter the final table in third chip position behind WSOP bracelet winner John ‘rainman3817’ Esposito and Shane ‘danish01’ Daniels. Simon ‘bagelbites’ Lam was the first to fall at the final table. He got all-in on a QDiamond Suit5Spade Suit4Spade Suit flop with the KSpade SuitKDiamond SuitJClub Suit10Heart Suit. He was up against the AClub Suit7Heart Suit6Diamond Suit3Heart Suit of Daniels. The ADiamond Suit on the Turn gave Daniels the best pair, but Lam picked up a wrap draw going into the river. The 4Heart Suit on the river was of no help, though, and Lam was eliminated in sixth place ($14,484). This was Lam’s fifth cash of the series, with just six events held so far.

Timothy ‘SSJTimmy’ Batow got his last chips in with JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit5Heart Suit3Diamond Suit on a 8Club Suit6Spade Suit6Club Suit flop. He was called by both Esposito with AHeart Suit10Spade Suit3Spade Suit2Heart Suit and Tom ‘hansdigalo’ Schwartz with KSpade SuitKClub SuitJSpade Suit8Spade Suit. The 8Diamond Suit and 9Club Suit river locked up the pot for Schwartz. Batow settled for $19,792 as the fifth-place finisher.

Despite winning that big hand, Schwartz was the next to be knocked out. He got all-in with ASpade SuitAHeart Suit6Diamond Suit5Club Suit on a KHeart SuitQSpade Suit10Spade Suit. Gamble called with AClub SuitQDiamond Suit10Heart Suit2Spade Suit. The turn was the 5Spade Suit and the river the 7Diamond Suit. Gamble’s two pair was enough to earn him the scoop. Schwartz cashed for $27,484.

Esposito’s final hand of this event began with his raising to 320,000 from the button with KClub SuitQHeart SuitJClub Suit9Heart Suit. Gamble called holding QSpade Suit10Heart Suit5Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit out of the big blind. The flop came down 10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit4Club Suit and Gamble bet 720,000. Esposito called and the 9Diamond Suit hit the turn. Gamble bet enough to put Esposito all-in. Esposito called with his queen-high straight, but was drawing dead against Gamble’s flush with a low draw. The 3Diamond Suit on the river earned Gamble another scoop, and Esposito was eliminated in third place ($38,685).

With that Gamble took more than a 6:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Daniels. In the final hand Daniels raised to 600,000 from the button with KClub SuitKHeart SuitQDiamond SuitQClub Suit. Gamble three-bet to 1.8 million with ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit5Spade Suit3Heart Suit. Daniels shoved for around 3.4 million and Gamble called. The board ran out JSpade Suit7Diamond Suit6Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit and Gamble made a straight and a 6-5-4-3-A low to secure the pot and the title. Daniels was awarded $55,282 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Nathan ‘surfbum’ Gamble $89,424
2 Shane ‘danish01’ Daniels $55,283
3 John ‘rainman3817’ Esposito $38,685
4 Tom ‘hansdigalo’ Schwartz $27,484
5 Timothy ‘SSJTimmy’ Batow $19,792
6 Simon ‘bagelbites’ Lam $14,484

Winner photo via WSOP Twitter account.