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Gediminas Uselis Wins 2020 WSOP Online $400 'Forty Stack' Event

Lithuanian Tops Field of 4,461 Entries To Win $211,282 and His First WSOP Gold Bracelet

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The 2020 World Series of Poker Online $400 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Forty Stack’ event attracted 4,461 total entries to create a $1,677,336 final prize pool. In the end only one player could emerge victorious with the title, though, and that was Lithuania’s Gediminas Uselis. Playing under the screen name ‘NeverGambol’, Uselis outlasted the massive field to capture his first WSOP bracelet and the top prize of $211,282. This was the largest score on his tournament resume, eclipsing the $60,710 he earned as the champion of the 2019 WSOP Circuit Choctaw $2,200 buy-in high roller.

The strong turnout for this event saw the top 548 finishers make the money, locking IP at least $960 for cashing. Plenty of notables made deep runs in this event, including bracelet winner Chris Moorman (421st – $1,071), eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel (409th – $1,071), 2013 WSOP main event champion Ryan Riess (377th – $1,194), bracelet winner Kevin Eyster (71st – $2,643), two-time bracelet winner Kevin Macphee (30th – $3,737), and four-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (26th – $5,285).

When the final table got underway it was the United Kingdom’s Andrew Wilson who held the chip lead, with Yaniv Bohadana in second and Uselis sitting on the next-largest stacks. Nicolau Villa Lobos was the shortest stack, and he ultimately hit the rail first when his KDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit failed to win against the ADiamond Suit10 of Yucheng Xiao and Uselis’ QClub Suit10Spade Suit. Xiao flopped a pair of aces and held from there to send Villa Lobos packing with $14,949 as the ninth-place finisher.

Guilherme Dos Santos lost a big pot with pocket kings losing out against the A-Q of Uselis see his stack shrink to below a single big blind. His last chips went in with 8-4 offsuit and he was called by the A-6 suited of Wilson, who made a pair of aces to eliminate Dos Santos in eighth place ($21,141).

Michelle “CallTheFloor” Roberts’ run in this event came to a brutal end. She picked up pocket kings in the small blind and got all-in against Yaniv Bohadana, only to learn that she was up against pocket aces. The superior pair held up and Roberts was awarded $29,898 for her seventh-place showing.

Yucheng Xiao three-bet all-in over the top of an under-the-gun raise from Andrew Wlison for around six big blinds holding ADiamond Suit10Club Suit. Wilson called with the QHeart Suit6Heart Suit and the board ran out QSpade SuitJClub Suit9Heart Suit2Club SuitQDiamond Suit and Wilson made trip queens to take down the pot. Xiao earned $42,282 as the sixth-place finisher.

Espen Jorstad was the next to fall. He got all-in with pocket sixes against the pocket jacks of Bohadana. Boahada flopped a set and held from there to leave Jorstad on crumbs. He was knocked out shortly after that in fifth place ($59,796).

Andrew Wilson continued to extend his lead by busting Silviya Kaymakchieva in fourth place. Kaymakchieva shoved from the button with AHeart Suit8Diamond Suit for a bit over six big blinds and and Wilson called with JHeart SuitJClub Suit from the big blind. Kaymakchieva didn’t improve and was sent home with $84,564.

Uselis secured a double up through Wilson to close the gap somewhat, and then took the outright lead by winning a preflop race against Bohadana. Uselis shoved from the small blind with 2Spade Suit2Heart Suit and Bohadana called holding QDiamond SuitJSpade Suit. The 10Heart Suit9Heart Suit3Diamond Suit7Spade Suit2Diamond Suit runout saw Uselis make a set of deuces on the end to win the hand. Bohadana earned $119,591 as the third-place finisher.

Uselis took 101 million into heads-up play with Wilson, who had 77 million. Wilson was able to regain the lead during the early going, but Uselis won a key pot with flopped trips against Wilson’s missed flush draw to surge back in front. In the final hand Wilson limped in with KClub Suit8Club Suit and Uselis checked his option with JSpade Suit7Diamond Suit. The flop came down 9Club Suit7Spade Suit6Club Suit and Uselis checked. Wilson bet 3,000,000 with his flush draw and Uselis called with middle pair. The 7Heart Suit hit the turn to give Uselis trips and he checked again. Wilson checked behind and the 7Club Suit on the river completed the board. Uselis bet 141,000,000 with his quads and Wilson, having rivered a flush with trips on the board, went deep into the tank. He eventually called for his tournament life, only to learn that he had run into four sevens. Uselis secured the pot and the title, while Wilson took home $169,128 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Gediminas Uselis $211,282
2 Andrew Wilson $159,705
3 Yaniv Bohadana $114,237
4 Silviya Kaymakchieva $81,714
5 Espen Jorstad $58,450
6 Yucheng Xiao $41,809
7 Michelle Roberts $29,906
8 Guilherme Santos $21,392
9 Nicolau Villa-Lobos $15,302

Winner photo via WSOP.