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Hun Wei Lee Wins 2020 World Series of Poker Online $1,050 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Event

Australian Resident Outlasts Field of 971 To Win His First Bracelet and $161,886


Hun Wei Lee outlasted a field of 971 total entries in the 2020 World Series of Poker Online $1,050 pot-limit Omaha bounty event to earn his first gold bracelet and a total of $161,886 in earnings, with bounties included. The Australian resident is no stranger to playing tournament Omaha for high stakes. Earlier this year he finished as the runner-up in the $25,000 AUD pot-limit Omaha high roller at the Aussie Millions for $205,178. Now Lee has a WSOP bracelet to go along with his seven figures in live tournament earnings.

The strong turnout in this event built a prize pool of $971,000. The top 134 finishers made the money, with a min-cash being worth $1,196. Plenty of notables made deep runs in this event, including WSOP and World Poker Tour champion Mike Leah (84th – $1,393), Chris Hunichen (41st – $1,891), Farid Jattin (42nd – $1,891), Sorel Mizzi (41st – $1,891), and 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona main event winner Ronny Kaiser (14th – $3,236).

Paul Teoh held the chip lead when the nine-handed final table was set, with Lee sitting in fourth chip position. Craig Timmis scored the first four knockouts of the final table, knocking out all of the shortest-stacked players to climb into third chip position with five players remaining.

During short-handed play Lee began to pull away from the pack. He expanded his lead even further by knocking out Paul Teoh. The two players got all of the chips in preflop with Teoh holding AHeart SuitKSpade SuitKDiamond Suit3Club Suit up against the ASpade Suit9Spade Suit5Heart Suit2Heart Suit of Lee. The board came down 10Diamond Suit6Club Suit3Spade SuitJSpade Suit4Club Suit and Lee rivered a straight to eliminate Teoh in fifth place. He cashed for a total of $37,038 including bounties.

Bradley Ruben was the next to fall. He got all in on a KHeart Suit8Spade Suit7Diamond Suit flop with KClub Suit7Heart Suit6Heart Suit5Club Suit for top and bottom pair with an open-ended straight draw. He was up against the QDiamond Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit3Spade Suit of Lee, who had flopped middle set. The turn and river brought none of Ruben’s outs and he was eliminated in fourth place ($39,472).

With that Lee took a massive lead into three-handed action, with nearly three times as many chips as the next largest stack. He grew his stack even further by eliminating the early knockout specialist of the final table, Craig Timmis. The two got all-in after a QSpade Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit flop. Lee held KDiamond SuitQHeart Suit4Heart Suit2Spade Suit for top pair and a gutshot straight draw. Timmis held JHeart Suit6Diamond Suit4Spade Suit3Club Suit for middle pair and an open-ended straight draw. The turn brought the 9Club Suit, which helped neither player. The KClub Suit on the end gave Lee kings and queens to win the pot, Timmis earned $66,836 as the third-place finisher.

Lee began heads-up play with roughly a 5:1 chip lead over Janne Peltoniemi. It took only a few minutes for him to convert that lead into a title. Peltoniemi’s last 10 big blinds went all-in preflop with KDiamond Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit. Lee held ADiamond SuitJClub Suit10Spade Suit10Diamond Suit. The AClub Suit9Spade Suit3Heart Suit2Club Suit5Diamond Suit runout secured the pot and the title for Lee. Peltoniemi was awarded $64,246 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Hun Lee $161,886
2 Janne Peltoniemi $64,246
3 Craig Timmis $66,836
4 Bradley Ruben $39,472
5 Paul Teoh $37,083
6 Attila Kuna $25,287
7 Nikolaus Eigners $14,537
8 Shaul Meir $12,031
9 Alex Difelice $10,442

Winner photo via WSOP.