Two new bracelet winners crowned, including first ever Turkish player

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Jon Pill
Posted on: August 14, 2020 10:23 PDT

WSOP events #59 and #60 reached their conclusion yesterday. The first being the $2.5k double stack event and the latter a lower-stakes $525 short handed bounty tourney.

Each tourney added a new first-time bracelet winner to the roster.

#59 - $2,500 Double-Stack No-Limit Hold’em

The little line of flags that run down the table of bracelet winners is taking on a distinctly World Cup feel as a fourth Brazilian flag emoji takes its place on this year's list.

Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos took down the $2,500 Double-Stack No-Limit Hold’em event for $399,047 out of an impressive $2,519,875 prize pool. He beat out 1,061 other entrants of which 152 got paid. This dwarfs his best live performance when he made just under $100k coming in 7th in a Brazilian event.

The extra-deep stacks favored a few big-name pros with deep runs. For instance, Victor Kudinov, Mark Radoja, and Daniel Negreanu — for whom this was the 23rd cash of the series.

He had to beat out Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz of Austria to take his place in WSOP history.

The following players made the final table:

1st - Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos - $399,047

2nd - Christopher "RambaZamba" Putz - $298,296

3rd - Pedro "mrsweets29" Madeira - $216,473

4th - Nethanel "natykkk" Klein - $157,095

5th - Antonio "nanqtf" Pedro - $114,004

6th - Kevin "withered350" Gibson - $82,733

7th - Fabiano "MarkyAurelio" Kovalski - $43,570

8th - Yiannis "GreekFreaker" Liperis - $43,570

#60 - $525 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-max

Orhan “yirtil” Ates became the first-ever WSOP bracelet winner from Turkey when he took down the $525 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-max event yesterday. This follows up on his previous impressive run. Earlier in the series, he got down to the last five tables of the $2.5k No-Limit 6-max event. That bracelet ultimately went to WSOP POY favorite, Kristen Bicknell.

Ates won $114,584 for coming first in this event and another $65,593 in bounties.

To do so, he had to win a short heads up scrap with Tobias "juanson" Schwecht at the end of a very international table, at which there were nine different nationalities represented. Taking the series online has gone a long way to bring the W back into the WSOP.

Ates cut a swath through this field of largely unknown players eventually ending up with by far the largest number of scalps in his pile. These were worth in the final balance a full $65,593 — more than twice any of his final table opponents haul.

Schwecht took $82,386 for second, making this one of his best results too. His previous best result came from a WPTDeepStack event in France. That tourney paid him about $18k for 2nd place.

Final Table

1st - Orhan "yirtil" Ates - $114,584 (Prize) - $65,593 (Bounties) - $180,177 (Total)

2nd - Tobias "juanson" Schwecht - $82,386 - $15,629 - $98,015

3rd - Tomas "CoronaMyAss" Jozonis - $59,236 - $2,174 - $61,410

4th - Alexandre "STAY_HUNGRY" Reard - $42,591 - $13,884 - $56,475

5th - Caique "Redondez@" Sanches - $30,624 - $20,676 - $51,300

6th - Gaurav "Haversham" Sood - $22,019 - $6,521 - $28,540

7th - Augusto "Betylafea" Hagen - $15,832 - $11,854 - $27,686

8th - Jeff "PlayingNaked" Hakim - $11,383 - $6,332 - $17,715

9th - Arsens "peterpandam" Sakanjans - $8,185 - $6,670 - $14,855