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Guy Dunlap Wins 2020 WSOP Online $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Oregon Resident Outlasts Field of 663 Entries To Win His First Bracelet and $133,780

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The 15th World Series of Poker gold bracelet awarded in 2020 now belongs to Guy ‘PhilLaak’ Dunlap. The Portland, Oregon resident overcame a field of 663 entries to emerge victorious in the $1,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-max event, earning $133,780 and his first piece of WSOP hardware for the win. This was by far the largest recorded tournament score of Dunlap’s career, with his previous biggest cash being the $26,104 he earned as the thrid-place finisher in the 2011 Pendleton Fall Poker Round-Up $500 buy-in main event .

This event attracted a total of 386 unique players who collectively re-entered 277 times to build a prize pool of $629,850. That money was paid out to the top 99 finishers, with the min-cash being worth $1,575.

Plenty of big names made deep runs in this event, including two-time bracelet winner Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg’ De Silva (96th – $1,575), Roland ‘prngls12’ Israelashvili (85th – $1,638), 2012 WSOP main event runner-up finisher Jesse ‘mrjessejames’ Sylvia (78th – $1,701), eight-time bracelet winner Erik ‘NW1Time’ Seidel (60th – $2,016), recent bracelet winner Michael ‘miguelfiesta’ Lech (43rd – $2,582), two-time bracelet winner Nathan ‘surfbum’ Gamble (28th – $3,023), Jon ‘havuuuuuc’ Truner (20th – $3,653), event #3 champion Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn (15th – $5,417), two-time bracelet winner Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson (11th – $6,865), and Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli (9th – $8,818).

Anthony 'heheh' ZinnoTodd ‘chi.t.420’ Sladek held the chip lead when the eight-handed final was set, with Keith ‘thxsimgod’ Ferrera and Matt ‘jacksup’ Matros sitting on the next-largest stacks. Three-time World Poker Tour main event champion and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno was the first player to hit the virtual rail at the final table. He got all-in with top set up against the flush and gutshot straight draws of Matros. The turn brought the flush and no board pair came on the river, which meant that the 2015 Card Player Player of the Year award winner was knocked out in eight place ($11,526).

Despite scoring that elimination, Matros was the next to fall. He get all-in with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit9Heart Suit up against the ADiamond SuitAClub Suit6Club Suit4Spade Suit of Sladek. Both players picked up flush draws by the turn, but in the end Sladek’s pocket aces were enough to win the pot and send Matros packing in seventh place. The three-time bracelet winner earned $15,305 for his latest deep run in a WSOP event.

Blake ‘shampainpopn’ Whittington was the next to fall. He got all-in preflop with KSpade SuitKClub Suit9Diamond Suit6Heart Suit and was called by Sladek, who held JSpade Suit9Spade Suit8Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit. Sladek flopped a pair and a flush draw and made two pair on the river to win the hand and bust Whittington, who cashed for $20,659 as the sixth-place finisher.

Keith ‘thxsimgod’ Ferrera got his last chips in with the nut flush draw on a JSpade Suit6Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit flop. He held ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit, and he was up against the AHeart Suit7Spade Suit6Club Suit4Heart Suit of Shane ‘danish01’ Daniels. The 2Heart Suit turn changed nothing, but the 4Club Suit river gave Daniels a winning two pair. Ferrera was knocked out in fifth place ($28,469).

The next big confrontation took place after a flop of 8Club Suit7Diamond Suit2Spade Suit. Jacob ‘Bandit275’ Powers bet 120,000 and then called for his tournament life when his opponent Shane ‘danish01’ Daniels reraised all-in. Powers held KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit2Club Suit for bottom set and backdoor diamonds. Daniels had AHeart Suit9Heart Suit7Spade Suit6Spade Suit for middle pair and an open-ended straight draw. The turn brought the 10Diamond Suit to complete Daniels’ straight, while also giving Powers a flush draw heading into the river. The 5Club Suit kept Daniels ahead and Powers had to settle for $39,870 as the fourth-place finisher.

Sladek held the chip lead early on during three-handed action, but he lost a big confrontation to Daniels that ended without showdown to slide down the leaderboard. He ultimately got his last chips in preflop with KSpade SuitQHeart Suit10Diamond Suit3Spade Suit and was called by Daniels, who held ADiamond SuitQSpade SuitJDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit. The board ran out JSpade Suit9Spade Suit9Club SuitKHeart Suit10Diamond Suit and Daniels made the ace-high straight. Sladek’s third-place showing earned him $56,749.

Heads-up action began with Dunlap holding roughly 8.4 million to Daniels’ 4.8 million. By the time the final hand arose Dunlap had built more than a 3:1 advantage. The hand began with Daniels minraising the button to 400,000 with AHeart SuitJClub Suit6Club Suit5Diamond Suit. Dunlap three-bet to 1,200,000 from the big blind with ASpade SuitAClub SuitKSpade Suit3Club Suit and Daniels called. The flop came down KDiamond Suit9Club Suit8Diamond Suit and Dunlap bet 1,800,000. Daniels called all-in for 1,622,632. The KClub Suit on the turn gave Dunlap trip kings to go along with the nut flush draw. The 4Club Suit on the river actually gave both players flushes, but Dunlap’s nut flush secured him the pot and the title. Daniels cashed for $82,069 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Guy ‘PhilLaak’ Dunlap $133,780
2 Shane ‘danish01’ Daniels $82,069
3 Todd ‘chi.t.420’ Sladek $56,749
4 Jacob ‘Bandit275’ Powers $39,870
5 Keith ‘thxsimgod’ Ferrera $28,469
6 Blake ‘shampainpopn’ Whittington $20,659
7 Matt ‘jacksup’ Matros $15,305
8 Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno $11,526