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Jim Lefteruk Wins 2020 World Series of Poker Online $1,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em Event

The Canadian Defeated A Field of 2,202 Entries To Win $299,511 and His First Gold Bracelet


Jim Lefteruk is the latest player to capture a gold bracelet during the 2020 World Series of Poker Online. The Canadian player overcame a field of 2,202 entries in the $1,000 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event to win his first bracelet and the top prize of $299,511. This was his first recorded tournament score, and incredibly it earned him the most prestigious piece of hardware in poker along with just shy of $300,000.

The sizable field in this event built a prize pool of $2,091,900, which was paid out amongst the top 314 finishers. Plenty of big names made deep runs in this event, including Igor Yaroshevskyy (41st – $5,947), Conor Beresford (38th – $5,947), two-time bracelet winner Kevin MacPhee (32nd – $5,947), Belarmino De Souza (31st – $5,947), 2010 European Poker Tour Grand Final main event winner Nicolas Chouity (23rd – $8,271), Daniel Colpoys (21st – $8,271), and two-time bracelet winner Timur Margolin (16th – $11,503).

Although this event played six-handed throughout the rest of the tournament, the final nine players combined onto one table for the final table. At that time Lefteruk held the chip lead, with Endrit Geci and bracelet winner Patrick Kennedy sitting on the next-largest stacks. Anant Purohit was the first player to hit the rail. Their ASpade Suit5Spade Suit failed to beat out the KHeart SuitJHeart Suit of Lefteruk, which made two pair on the turn and held from there. Purohit earned $22,250 as the ninth-place finisher.

Patrick Kennedy, who won the $840 buy-in no-limit hold’em bounty event earlier this series, was the next to fall. Kennedy ran his pocket jacks into the pocket kings of Andrii Derzhypilskyi. The larger pair remained the best hand by the river and Kennedy was eliminated in eighth place, earning $30,946 for his second final-table showing of the series.

Jorge Abreu’s pocket jacks fared better in the next big preflop showdown. He got involved in a three-way all-in with the JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit facing the ASpade SuitKClub Suit of Seungmook Jung and the AHeart SuitJHeart Suit of Derzhypilskyi. The board came down JClub Suit6Spade Suit4Heart SuitQSpade Suit9Spade Suit and Abreu tripled up with a set of jacks while Derzhypilskyi took down the side pot with his pair of jacks. Jung was knocked out in seventh place, taking home $43,040 for their deep run.

Argentinian poker pro and WSOP bracelet winner Ivan Luca earned his first knockout out the final table when his ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit beat out the AClub Suit8Heart Suit of Markku Koplimaa. The board brought Koplimaa no help and he settled for $59,861 as the sixth-place finisher.

Ivan LucaAndrii Derzhypilskyi got his last chips in with KDiamond SuitQClub Suit and was flipping against the 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit of Endrit Geci. The 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit5Club Suit2Diamond Suit9Club Suit locked up the pot for Geci and eliminated Derzhypilskyi in fifth place ($83,254).

Luca came within three spots of earning his second career gold bracelet, but ultimately fell in fourth place. The 2015 WSOP $1,000 no-limit hold’em event winner found himself facing an all-in from chip leader Lefteruk on a AClub SuitQHeart SuitQClub Suit2Diamond Suit2Spade Suit board. Luca called with ASpade SuitJSpade Suit, only to find out that he had run into the 2Heart Suit2Club Suit for quads. Luca earned $115,791 for his deep run in this event, while Lefteruk took a massive lead into three-handed play.

Jorge Abreu open shoved from the button for just shy of 17 big blinds with JHeart Suit10Spade Suit and Lefteruk called with AClub Suit4Club Suit. The flop brought the 7Heart Suit6Heart Suit2Heart Suit to give Abreu a flush draw to go along with his live cards. Lefteruk improved to top pair with the ASpade Suit on the turn, though, and the 2Spade Suit river was of no help to Abreu. The Brazilian took home $161,042 as the third-place finisher.

With that Lefteruk took nearly a a 10:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Endrit Geci. The shorter stack found an early double, but Lefteruk was still well ahead by the time the final hand of the tournament was dealt. Lefteruk limped in for 400,000 from the button with JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit and Geci shoved for just shy of 6.4 million with KSpade Suit10Club Suit. Lefteruk quickly called and the board came down AClub SuitQClub Suit4Diamond Suit10Spade SuitQDiamond Suit to secure him the pot and the title. Geci cashed for $223,978 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Jim Lefteruk $299,511
2 Endrit Geci $223,978
3 Jorge Abreu $161,042
4 Ivan Luca $115,791
5 Andrii Derzhypilskiy $83,254
6 Markku Koplimaa $59,861
7 Seungmook Jung $43,040
8 Patrick Kennedy $30,946
9 Anant Purohit $22,250