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Alexander Stacey Wins 2020 World Series of Poker Online $300 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack Six-Max Event

Stacey Overcame A Field of 3,491 Entries To Win His First Bracelet and $127,660

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Alexander Stacey is the latest player to win a gold bracelet during the 2020 World Series of Poker Online. The resident of the United Kindgom beat out a field of 3,491 total entries in the $300 buy-in ‘Monster Stack’ no-limit hold’em six-max event to win his first WSOP title and the top prize of $127,660. This was the first recorded victory for Stacey, who’s largest prior score was for $1,100 as the 12th-place finisher in a $550 buy-in at the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party.

The strong turnout for this event resulted in a $973,989 prize pool, with the top 440 finishers making the money. High-stakes tournament regular Steve O’Dwyer had climbed to the top of the chip counts by the time the virtual sea of players was narrowed down to just nine remaining. Stacey entered the final table in seventh chip position. Tal Herzog was the first player to hit the rail when his A-K failed to outrun the pocket tens of Sami Koivuneva. Herzog flopped an ace but was eliminated when Koivuneva turned a set of tens and held from there. He took home $9,311 as the ninth-place finisher, while Koivuneva moved into second place on the leaderboard.

Wai Ching Cheang got his last couple of big blinds in preflop with A-J from the button and was called by Koivunea, who had been dealt 8-3 in the big blind. The board brought four clubs and Koivunea’s 3Club Suit made a winning flush on the river to eliminate Cheang in eighth place ($13,061).

Steve O'Dwyer. Photo credit: partypoker LIVESteve O’Dwyer had come into the final table as the chip leader, but lost a big all-in during nine-handed action to fall back to the middle of the pack. He continued to slide down the leaderboard until he was the shortest stack remaining with seven left. His last 14 big blinds went all-in from the cutoff with AHeart Suit9Heart Suit. Michael Schwartz shoved with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit from the small blind and flopped top set to take a huge lead in the hand. O’Dwyer picked up some outs to a straight on the turn, but the ADiamond Suit on the river was of no help. O’Dwyer cashed for $18,323 as the seventh-place finisher.

Stacey won a big pot during six-handed play with a rivered straight to climb into the chip lead. He extended his advantage by knocking out Hui Wang in sixth place. Wang turned a missed flush draw into a bluff on the river and Stacey called with top pair to send Wang home with $25,704 for his sixth-place showing.

Michael Schwartz’s run in this event came to an end when he got the last of his stack in with K-J only to run into the A-K of Arnaud Enselme. The flop brought an ace to increase Enselme’s lead, and Schwartz was drawing dead after the turn. He earned $36,059 as the fifth-place finisher.

Stacey won a big pot off of Enselme without showdown to leave the Frenchman on the short stack. In the end the two clashed in a classic preflop race, with Stacey’s ASpade SuitQDiamond Suit outrunning the 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit of Enselme on a ADiamond Suit5Diamond Suit4Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit6Heart Suit board. Enselme was awarded $50,586 for his fourth-place finish.

Sami Koivuneva got the last of his chips in ahead, with ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit up against the AHeart Suit3Heart Suit of Stacey. Stacey turned the tables by flopping a pair of threes, though, and held from there to send Koivuneva packing in third place ($70,964).

With that Stacey took more than a 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Craig Lecompte. Their final showdown lasted just 11 hands. Lecompte raised to 4 million from the button with KDiamond SuitQClub Suit and called off his stack of around 32 million when Stacey shoved from the big blind with ADiamond Suit9Club Suit. The board ran out JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit5Heart Suit7Spade Suit and Stacey’s ace high was enough to secure the pot and the title. Lecompte earned $99,552 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Alexander Stacey $127,660
2 Craig Lecompte $99,552
3 Sami Koivunea $70,964
4 Arnaud Enselme $50,586
5 Michael Schwartz $36,059
6 Hui Wang $25,704
7 Steve O’Dwyer $18,323
8 Wai Ching Cheang $13,061
9 Tal Herzog $9,311