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2020 World Series of Poker Online: Aaron 'fishnchip' Wijaya Wins $600 Monster Stack Six-Max Event

Chinese Player Earns $171,389 and His First Bracelet For Topping Field of 2,007 Entries

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Aaron ‘fishnchip’ Wijaya is the latest gold bracelet winner decided during the 2020 World Series of Poker Online. The Chinese resident overcame a field of 2,007 total entries to emerge victorious in the $600 buy-in ‘Monster Stack’ no-limit hold’em six-max event, earning $171,389 and the WSOP hardware. This was his first recorded major live tournament score.

The strong turnout for this event resulted in a prize pool of $1,143,990, which was paid out among the top 278 finishers. Plenty of notables made the money in this event, including Manig Loeser (220th – $1,329), bracelet winner Anson Tsang (211th – $1,487), World Poker Tour main event winner Aaron Van Blarcum (163rd – $1,487), 2014 Aussie Millions main event winner Ami Barer (67th – $2,081), European Poker Tour winner Mike McDonald (54th – $2,081), and 2020 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America main even champion Pablo Silva (40th – $2,653).

Blake 'Beast2018!' BohnKasper ‘GangstaPoker’ Mellanen held the chip lead when the field was narrowed to the final six players, with American poker pro Blake ‘Beast2018!’ Bohn sitting in second chip position. The two big stacks tangled in a massive pot just a few minutes into six-handed action. Bogn picked up the JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit and min-raised to 1,000,000 from under the gun. Wijaya called on his direct left and Mellanen three-bet to 4,650,000 from the small blind holding ASpade SuitAHeart Suit. Bohn moved all-in for just over 21 million and Mellanen snap called with his pocket aces. The higher pocket pair held up and Bohn was knocked out in sixth place, earning $34,496 for his deep run in this event.

Wijaya closed the gap on Mellanen somewhat but scoring the next elimination. All of the chips got in the middle preflop with Wijaya holding ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit up against the 4Diamond Suit4Club Suit of Brazilian poker pro Joao ‘naturalMENTE’ Simao. Wijaya flopped an ace and held from there to send Simao to the virtual rail in fifth place ($47,534).

Jingxiang ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy!’ Ong was the next to fall. Their last chips were ultimately committed with AClub Suit3Heart Suit from the button. Toni ‘AnsuFati31’ Bosch Jordan made the call from the big blind with ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit. Both players ended up making two pair, but Bosch Jordana’s aces and tens earned them the pot and the knockout. Ong was awarded $65,501 as the fourth-place finisher.

Mellanen fell to the bottom of the leaderboard during three-handed action after losing a few big pots to Bosch Jordana. His run came to an end when he got all-in with AClub SuitKSpade Suit up against the JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit of Wijaya, who turned jacks full of nines to leave Mellanen drawing dead. The Finnish player earned $90,260 for his third-place showing.

Heads-up play began in a virtual tie between Bosch Jordana and Wijaya, with only a handful of big blinds separating them. Wijaya was able to take a slight lead by the time the decisive pot arose. With a board of KSpade Suit8Club Suit7Spade Suit7Club Suit, Wijaya checked and Bosch Jordana bet 2,793,780 into an already sizable pot. Wijaya check-raised to 10,387,560 and Bosch Jordana called. The 9Heart Suit on the river prompted Wijaya to move all-in and Bosch Jordana quickly called with the 8Heart Suit7Diamond Suit for sevens full of eights. Wijaya revealed the KHeart Suit7Heart Suit for the higher full house, which secured him the pot and the title. Bosch Jordana had to settle for $124,376 as the runner-up.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Aaron ‘fishnchip’ Wijaya $171,389
2 Toni ‘AnsuFati31’ Bosch Jordana $124,376
3 Kasper ‘GangstaPoker’ Mellanen $90,260
4 Jingxiang ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy!’ Ong $65,501
5 Joao ‘naturalMENTE’ Simao $47,534
6 Blake ‘Beast2018!’ Bohn $34,496