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Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos Wins 2020 World Series Of Poker Online $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack

Brazilian Tops 1,061-Entry Field For First Bracelet And $298,296

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In the early hours of Thursday morning, Brazilian Leonardo “Babaehduro” Mattos topped a field of 1,061 entries to earn his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the $2,500 no-limit hold’em double stack event.

Mattos defeated Austrian Christopher “RambaZamba” Putz heads-up to earn the title and the $399,047 first-place money. Along with the cash, Mattos secured a package into the next WSOP Europe. Putz took home $298,296 for his runner-up finish.

It was Mattos’ second cash of the series following a 216th-place finish in the $1,111 no-limit hold’em COVID relief charity event for $2,508.

Both Mattos and Putz were near the top of the chip counts when the last eight players reached a final table. Another Brazilian, Pedro “mrsweets29” Madeira, took the chip lead into the final table. Mattos and Putz sat second and third in chips, respectively.

There were simultaneous eliminations with two tables remaining that sent Manuel “John Mcclean” Saavedra home in ninth and Daniel “Razer2311” Rezaei to the rail in 10th. Half of the final table was Brazilian with Fabiano “MarkyAurielio” Kovalski sitting fourth in chips when the field combined to one table.

Madeira looked like he was going to run away with the tournament as he scored the first three eliminations of the final table.

He extended his chip lead with a knockout of Yiannis “GreekFreaker” Liperis in eighth. Madeira’s A-Q held up against Liperis’ A-9. Liperis scored $43,570 for his deep run. He extended his lead when he picked up pocket kings against Kovalski’s 2-2. The two got all in the chips in the middle preflop and Kovalski was drawing dead on the turn when Maderia made a full house.

In a blind-on-blind battle, Madeira called a shove from Kevin “withered350” Gibson with pocket sixes. They held up against Gibson’s K-4, which gave him nearly double the amount of Mattos, who was still in second.

By eliminating Antonio “nanqtf” Pedro in fifth, however, Mattos barely edged into the chip lead. Pedro moved all in from the small blid with 2-2 and was called by Mattos’ AHeart Suit10Heart Suit. An ace came on the flop and Pedro never improved. He was the first player to earn six-figures at the final table, taking home $114,004 for his efforts.

Madeira busted Nethanel “natykkk” Klein in fourth, giving him the chip lead again three-handed, but short-handed poker was where his run fell apart.

Made up mostly of pots that didn’t go to showdown, Mattos moved into chip lead, Putz chipped up to second, while Madeira slid to third.

Putz won a flip with his A-K against Madeira’s pocket eights to eliminate Madeira in third and take a decent chip lead into heads-up play against Mattos.

Putz extended that chip lead to 4:1, but Mattos got a couple of timely double-ups to overcome the deficit and move into a small lead of his own. Eventually, Mattos finished the job when Putz’s last 10 blinds got into the middle with 9-8, but couldn’t overcome Mattos’ K-6.

Final Table Results:

Place Name Earnings
1 Leonardo Mattos $399,047
2 Christopher Putz $298,296
3 Pedro Madeira $216,473
4 Nethanel Klein $157,095
5 Antonio Pedro $114,004
6 Kevin Gibson $82,733
7 Fabiano Kovalski $60,039
8 Yiannis Liperis $43,570