2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events

Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha
Jours 1

Toby "shinerrr" Joyce Wins Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha ($139,453)

Niveau 42 : 200,000-400,000, 0 ante
Toby Joyce
Toby Joyce

The latest mixed game of the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Events has determined a champion and it took more than 12 and a half hours to whittle down a field of 1,281 entries to a winner in Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha. When all was done and dusted in the morning hours in Europe, it was Toby "shinerrr" Joyce that claimed the lion's share of the $973,560 prize pool after defeating Mark "Beanboozled" Herm in heads-up.

Joyce had racked up 24 WSOP cashes in Las Vegas, in Europe and on the Circuit. The Irishman from Galway then cashed in ten tournaments during the current festival on the GGNetwork thus far including four PLO events, and the deepest run was a 13th place in Event #35: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship. However, after a short-lived heads-up with Herm, Joyce has followed into the footsteps of fellow countryman Eoghan O'Dea who won his maiden bracelet in Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha.

For much of the final table it seemed as if it was Herm's tournament to lose as he entered with the chip lead and dominated the action with sheer relentless aggression. Joyce was patiently waiting to ladder up with a shorter stack and suddenly burst into action in three-handed play when he doubled twice through Herm. He then knocked out Maksim "MAX FOMIN" Fomin and the chips went flying after that with the fortune on the side of Joyce.

Final Result Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha

1Toby "shinerrr" JoyceIreland$139,453*
2Mark "Beanboozled" HermUnited States$109,909
3Maksim "MAX FOMIN" FominRussia$79,761
4Jonas "deucesup" KronwitterAustria$57,883
5Ruslan "zverrmvp" NazarenkoUkraine$42,005
6Giorgiy "NINASKH" SkhulukhiyaRussia$30,483
7Grzegorz "CUatRhinosLV" DerkowskiGermany$22,122
8Rahul "sabertooth35" GuptaIndia$16,054
9Wilder "wilder brito" BritoBrazil$11,650
 Entries: 1,281Prize Pool:$973,560

*the winner also receives a package for the WSOPE

No Cash for Negreanu

A six-handed PLO format with two reentries allowed promised action and delivered on that promise. Once late registration had closed, a 1,281-player field had gathered for a prize pool just shy of $1M. GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu, who's been a cashing machine this series, failed to reach the money stages this time and dropped three bullets, losing his final one at the hands of Joseph "jellopy77" Cheong.

Negreanu found himself in good companionship as Ali Imsirovic and Chris Brewer would join him on the rail. Next to the event, Imsirovic and Brewer also dabbled in the monster $500/$1,000 cash game that's been running, with more on that later today on PokerNews. Felipe Ramos, Andrew Neeme, and Juha Helppi also didn't note any cashes.

Once the bubble had burst, eliminations started flying in at a rapid pace with the likes of Chris Moorman, Ryan Riess, Pete Chen, Aaron Van Blarcum, Brian Rast, Mark Radoja, Yuri Dzivielevski, and Alyssa "xAlyssaTTV" MacDonald all adding another WSOP cash to their resumé.

Mark Herm
Mark "Beanboozled" Herm finished runner-up for $109,909

Final Table Action

At the final table, it was Herm kicking it off with a sizable chip lead, ahead of Maksim "MAX FOMIN" Fomin and Jonas "deucesup" Kronwitter. After the eliminations of Wilder "wilder brito" Brito and Rahul "sabertooth35" Guptam the seven remaining players played a full hour without any eliminations before Grzegorz "CUatRhinosLV" Derkowski headed to the rail.

While favored preflop with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} against Fomin's {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades}, the latter found a deuce on the flop to leave the field with six. Fomin also eliminated Giorgiy "NINASKH" Skhulukhiya as an underdog next, hitting two pair against aces, then eliminated Nazarenko to make it three scalps in a row.

Herm then took out Kronwitter with aces against kings before Fomin's run halted against Joyce. It was a traditional PLO action pot, with Fomin getting {k-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} in against Joyce's {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} on a {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} board. Fomin's lead wasn't challenged after the {7-Hearts} turn, but the {9-Hearts} river got Joyce there with trips to set up the showdown against Herm.

Heads-up lasted just twenty minutes as the chips flew in the middle with Herm's {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} against Joyce's {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Joyce was a minor favorite and flopped well on {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} to take a bigger lead. The {q-Clubs} on the turn filled him up, making the {2-Clubs} merely one for the statistics. The well-known American grinder will have to wait longer for his WSOP gold, while Joyce captured Ireland's second bracelet of the series.

2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Pot Limit Omaha Bracelet Winners

EventBuy-InEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
Event #35: $5,000 PLO Championship$5,000328$1,558,000Juha HelppiFinland$290,286
Event #37: $1,050 Bounty PLO$1,050971$971,000Hun Wei LeeAustralia$161,886
Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha$2,500532$1,263,500Simon LofbergSweden$224,493
Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS$4004356$1,637,856Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$221,557
Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha$4002005$753,880Eoghan O'DeaIreland$100,945
Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLO$800831$631,560Frank CrivelloUnited States$94,253
Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500990$1,410,750Bradley RubenUnited States$220,160
Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha$8001,281$973,560Toby JoyceIreland$139,453

Tags: Eoghan O'DeaGiorgiy SkhulukhiyaGrzegorz DerkowskiJonas KronwitterMark HermToby Joyce