Jonas Lauck won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet on August 22 on GGPoker. Also, he won $173,224 in Event No. 6:$800 Monster Stack.
Scott Ball, another player from the United States, won a $1 million bounty in a Mystery Bounty bracelet tournament. Justin Bonomo got a huge score as he tops this week's Super MILLION$ $10,300 High Roller's final table.
Jonas Lauck's $800 Monster Stack Victory
The Monster Stack's Day 2 started with 36 players returning from the initial 1,797 entrants. Ioannis Konstas had the largest stake. Aditya Agarwal, Stoyan Obreshkov, and Alexios Zervos were some of the players that got busted before reaching the final table.
The Final Table's Results
- Jonas Lauck from Germany – $173,224
- Ilya Anatski from Belarus – $129,899
- Yuri Dzivielevski from Brazil – $97,410
- Anton "Kingtale" Wigg from Sweden – $73,047
- Yngve Steen from Norway – $54,778
- Simon Mattson from Norway – $41,078
- Rodrigo "sauvage" Valente from Brazil – $30,804
- Rafael "OpalaPreto" Monteiro from Brazil – $23,100
- Ioannis Konstas from Greece – $17,332
Action at the Final Table
Konstas was the first player to leave the final table despite having the largest stack early in the final day. He took home $17,332.
Rafael "OpalaPreto" Monteiro and Rodrigo "sauvage" Valente followed him in eighth and seventh positions, respectively. Simon Mattson and Yngve Steen got busted next in sixth and fifth place with $41,078 and $54,778, respectively.
Anton "Kingtale" Wigg's elimination left three players at the table, each striving to win the bracelet. Dzivielevski got busted in third place, and a heads-up battle between Ilya Anatski and Lauck was set.
Lauck beat Anatski and took home the bracelet and $173,224, while the runner-up won $129,899. The champion won his first bracelet at the 2019 WSOP Event No. 56:$1,500 Super Turbo Bounty.
Scott Balls Wins a $1,000,000 Bounty
Many poker diehards were eager to see who would win the $1 million bounty of Event No. 7:Million Dollar Mystery Bounty. Yet, Scott Ball won it five minutes after the tournament resumed on Day 2.
The Final Table's Bounty and Chip Counts
- Mark Waal from the Netherlands – a $6,330 bounty and 317,076,362 chips or 91 big blinds
- Timo de Smet from the Netherlands – a $9,660 bounty and 253,372,025 chips or 72 big blinds
- Hyunsup Kim from Japan – a $15,880 bounty and 202,480,256 chips or 58 big blinds
- Diogo Ferreira Da Silva from Brazil – a $6,450 bounty and 141,596,824 chips or 41 big blinds
- Kubanychbek Abakirov from Kyrgyzstan – a $14,420 bounty and 123,500,158 chips or 35 big blinds
- Tapio Vihakas from Finland – a $2,260 bounty and 78,423,779 chips or 22 big blinds
- Rytis Strigunas from Poland – a $4,610 bounty and 68,216,844 chips or 20 big blinds
- Vincent Huang from Australia – a $4,200 bounty and 62,605,976 chips or 18 big blinds
- Alexey Solnstev from Kazakhstan – a $42,000 bounty and 27,802,776 chips or eight big blinds
Action on the Final Day
The Mystery Bounty attracted 51,003 players who formed a $10,200,600 prize pool that exceeded its $10 million guarantee. Yet, only 5,797 players advanced to Day 2, and 4,800 entrants won money, each getting at least $309.
Nine players remain in the tournament, and each will take home more than $34,000. Mark Waal and Timo de Smet finished with over 250,000,000 chips, but things might change at 6 p.m. UTC on August 27, 2022, when the final table will be played.
The winner will receive $348,723 and a WSOP bracelet. GGPoker's Twitch Channel will air the action while Jeff Gross and Ali Nejad will commentate it.