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2020 Online World Series of Poker: Kartik "Mandovi" Ved Wins $840 Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em

A Year After A Deep Run In the 2019 WSOP Main Event, Ved Scores A Bracelet Win


Following a deep run in last year’s World Series of Poker main event, Kartik “Mandovi” Ved scored his first WSOP bracelet.

Ved topped the massive 2,207-entry field in the $840 turbo bounty no-limit hold’em as the 2020 Online WSOP heads into its final few weeks. The India native defeated Konstantin “makRUSgreaga” Maslak heads-up for the title, earning $131,461 for his efforts. With the additional bounties, Ved’s total payout amounted to $234,433.

The victory proved that Ved has some skills both in the live arena and the virtual realm as last summer’s main event run culminated in a 51st-place finish and $173,015. On Sunday evening, he bested a final table that featured high-stakes tournament regulars Tim “TMay420” West and Felipe Ramos. West finished fourth for $48,856, while Ramos picked up $18,163 for seventh-place.

The turbo aspect of the event sped the tournament up greatly, as the second and final day only lasted six hours.

Simultaneous eliminations of Gueorgui “CONAN14” Gantchev and Kilian “Birdie Power” Loeffler with 10 players remaining on separate tables, meant that the final table would be eight-handed. When the two tables combined to just one, Ved sat dead last in chips, with less than 10 percent of what chip leader Dan “NeedLuck” Borlan started with.

Ved scored a few key double ups early at the final table, while Ricardo “Sambalele” Da Silva hit the rail in ninth. Da Silva was all in preflop with A-A against Maslak’s K-J. Maslak flopped a jack, turned a king and rivered a full house to send the Brazilian home in eighth with an awful bad beat story.

Ved then sent Ramos home in eighth when his A-9 held up against Ramos’ J-10. Ved eliminated Jon “JPC123” Clark in sixth and the back-to-back eliminations vaulted Ved to third on the leaderboard.

Ved kept the momentum going with a massive double up that basically eliminated Borlan and gave him an overwhelming chip lead. With five players remaining, in a hijack vs. small blind battle, Ved found himself all in with pocket queens against Borlan’s ASpade SuitQSpade Suit from the small blind. The board ran out 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit6Club SuitKHeart Suit7Spade Suit and Borlan was left with just one big blind and Ved held more than half of the chips in play. Borlan was eliminated shortly after.

West, the lone American at the final table, busted in fourth when he was all in three-ways against Maslak and Javier “Marco_damme” Fernandez. West was in bad shape with his 7-7 against Maslak’s 8-8 and Fernandez’s A-K.

Fernandez was the shortest of the three stacks, but flopped top two pair to triple up and win the main pot. Maslak scooped the side pot and West netted $56,958, including bounties, for his efforts.

Despite the triple up, Fernandez’s tournament didn’t last much longer. He was all in shortly after with A-2 against Ved’s K-9. He was in great shape after a flop of A-K-3, but the K on the turn all but sealed it for Ved. Fernandez missed his two-outer on the river and was gone in third, leaving Maslak heads-up with Ved at a more than 5:1 chip disadvantage.

The second day of the tournament was only six hours long, but heads-up actually swung back-and-forth. After an hour of heads-up play, Maslak actually found himself in the chip lead. Ved scored a crucial double-up with K-Q against K-8, which put him back in the chip lead for good.

Eventually, Ved’s J-8 topped Maslak’s K-6 and he secured his first WSOP title.

Final Table Results:

Place Name Earnings (Including Both Payout & Bounties)
1 Kartik Ved $234,433
2 Konstantin Maslak $118,791
3 Javier Fernandez $79,495
4 Tim West $56,958
5 Dan Borlan $57,982
6 Jonathan Clark $36,793
7 Felipe Ramos $24,176
8 Gueorgui Gantchev $29,944


1 year ago