GGPoker Adds New Main Event Qualification Methods As Patrick Leonard Misses a WSOP Bracelet

GGPoker's World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online had a silent midweek since David Yan won the WSOP $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller. But, an Event No. 14:$2,500 Deepstack Championship winner was announced and Event 15:$777 LUCKY SEVENS Bounty 7-Handed was scheduled for Friday evening.

Almaz Zhdanov from Russia won the Deepstack Championship tournament after beating other poker pros at the final table. Pete Chen, Natural8's ambassador, almost had the chip lead in the bounty event. The following are highlights of what transpired.

Almaz Zhdanov Wins $2,500 Deepstack Championship

Day 2 of the $2,500 Deepstack Championship had 20 out of the initial 705 entrants playing. Each of them aspired to win part of the $1,674,375 prize pool. Patrick Leonard was the stack leader on Day 1 and advanced to day 2 in pole position to win $246,595 and another bracelet.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Almaz Zhdanov from Russia-$246,495
  2. Toni "Noceur" Kaukua from Finland-$187,273
  3. Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev from Bulgaria-$142,280
  4. Dennys Ramos from Brazil-$108,097
  5. Michael "GambitPoker" Buznik from Israel-$82,127
  6. Gytis Lazauninkas from Lithuania-$62,395
  7. Patrick Leonard from the United Kingdom-$47,405
  8. Gabriel Moura from Brazil-$36,016
  9. Roland Rokita from Austria-$27,363

Action on the Final Day

Fan "steve zf Zhang's elimination set the final table that comprised talented players such as Roland Rokita, Alex Kulev, and Leonard. Each finalist was assured of winning at least $27,363 thus making a profit from their $2,500 investment.

Rokita finished 56th in the 2022 WSOP Main Event and was the first finalist to leave the table. Gabriel Moura followed him shortly in eighth place. Leonard got busted in seventh place despite winning his first WSOP bracelet this summer in Event No. 55:$1,000 Tag Team.

Espen Jorstad was his tag team partner in the event. Gytis Lazauninkas finished sixth with $62,395, Michael "GambitPoker" Buznik finished fifth with $82,127, Dennys Ramos finished fourth with $108,097 while Kulev left the event in third place with $142,280.

Zhdanov and Toni "Noceur" Kaukua had a heads-up play but the former won his maiden WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize. Kaukua took home $187,273.

Pete Chen Win LUCKY SEVENS Bounty

The LUCKY SEVENS Bounty's final day began at 6 p.m. UTC with 30 of its initial 1,778 entries. The winner would receive $53,999 and accumulated bounties at the gold bracelet. the event had a $1,312,431 prize pool that many players eyed.

The Final Table's Payouts and Chip Counts

  1. "ONLYFANSFAN" from the United Arab Emirates- a $10,958 bounty and 3,567,410 chips or 102 big blinds
  2. Pete Chen from Taiwan-a $1,018 bounty and 3,048,319 chips or 87 big blinds
  3. Zhao Zi Long from Hong Kong-a $5,683 bounty and 2,822,496 chips or 81 big blinds
  4. Matas "NoWeyyy" Cikinas from Lithuania-a $4,879 bounty and 2,549,109 chips or 73 big blinds
  5. Douglas "doudolares" Schiochett from Brazil-a $4,535 bounty and 2,527,141 chips or 72 big blinds
  6. "Jimmi109" from Mexico-a $4,509 bounty and 2,518,541 chips or 72 big blinds
  7. "YourUnluckyDay" from Russia-a $5,215 bounty and 2,378,598 chips or 68 big blinds
  8. "Zenkai_Boost" from Thailand-a $8,348 bounty and 2,101,827 chips or 60 big blinds
  9. John "Johnnykerds" Walker from Canada-a $3,434 bounty and 1,870,619 chips or 53 big blinds
  10. Edward "edyam1" Yam from Hong Kong-a $4,446 bounty and 1,660,951 chips or 48 big blinds

Anatoly Filatov, Felope Ramos, and Niklas Astedt didn't make money while Sebastian Gaehl, Eder Campana, and Aliaksandr Hirs are some poker pros who got returns from their investments.ONLYFANSFAN topped the chip counts at the end of the day.

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