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Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt Wins World Series Of Poker Bracelet In $100 No-Limit Hold'em

Norwegian Player Won $296,403 After Topping A Massive 34,787-Entry Field

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Prior to Sunday evening, Norwegian Alexander “Kobbajun” Kobbeltvedt had accrued only three career tournament cashes totaling $10,583.

Kobbeltvedt upped his career tournaments considerably after winning one of the final events on the 2020 World Series of Poker Online schedule. He bested a massive field of 34,787 entries and won $296,403 along with his first WSOP bracelet in a $100 no-limit hold’em event with a $2 million guaranteed prize pool. He defeated Kostiantyn “vksOk” Vovhcenko heads-up to earn the gold.

This is his third career WSOP cash after securing two cashes at the 2018 WSOP in the $1,500 mixed no-limit hold’em & pot-limit Omaha and the $3,000 pot-limit Omaha six-max. His other cash came in a side event at the European Poker Tour stop in Barcelona in 2019.

After multiple starting flights wrapped up, there were 4,303 players coming back for Sunday’s Day 2. After about eight hours of play, the field was trimmed down to its final nine players, with Edvinas “gerasarklys” Jankaitis leading the pack followed closely behind by Kobbeltvedt.

Alexandre “SexyBaldGuy” Mantovani busted in ninth when his AClub Suit9Club Suit fell to Beka “imperator-bm” Mukhiguli’s JDiamond Suit4Heart Suit. An extremely short-stacked Kim “hukdosa” Jaehyuk fell in eighth when his 9-5 couldn’t improve against Anshuman “AnshuD” Dash’s ADiamond Suit6Diamond Suit.

Dash scored the next two knockouts when he sent Renato “sakag4mble” Sakamoto home in seventh and Jankaitis in sixth. The consecutive bustouts bumped Dash up to second in chips with five players left, behind Anthony “8MasterBall8” Cheung, who had quietly moved into the chip lead scoring a single elimination.

Kobbeltvedt moved back into the chip lead when his 10-7 bested Mukhiguli’s A-K to eliminate the Albanian in fifth. From there, Kobbelvedt never looked back and made quick work of his final three opponents.

Kobbeltvedt sent Cheung packing in fourth and Dash home in third to take a nearly 4:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Vovhcenko. Vovhcenko put up a valiant effort, but after a couple levels, Kobbeltvedt won a race with 9-7 against Vovhcenko’s 3-3 to secure the title.

Final Table Results:

Place Name Earnings
1 Alexander Kobbeltvedt $296,403
2 Kostiantyn Vovhcenko $203,081
3 Anshuman Dash $139,151
4 Anthony Cheung $95,346
5 Beka Mukhiguli $65,331
6 Edvinas Jankaitis $44,764
7 Renato Sakamoto $30,672
8 Kim Jaehyuk $21,016
9 Alexandre Mantovani $14,400