Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Вход $1,500
Награден фонд $2,049,150
Players 1438


Ниво 33
Блайндове 200,000 / 400,000
Анте 50,000

Another Record Pot at GGPoker High-Stakes Cash

KaleGozer • Ниво 2: 150-300, 35 ante
An almost $1M hand occured on GGPoker
An almost $1M hand occured on GGPoker

Records are made to be broken, and it only took about a week for the record of biggest online no-limit hold'em pot to get smashed.

On Aug. 13, a pot of nearly $850,000 went down on GGPoker, breaking a 12-year-old record from the Full Tilt Poker glory days when Tom Dwan and Di Dang clashed for $723K with the former's kings losing to the latter's aces.

Last night, two more modest hands managed to produce an even bigger bounty of $974,631.

Check out all details of this record pot!


Early Movers

KaleGozer • Ниво 1: 100-200, 25 ante

With a stack of just 125 big blinds to start off with, it's not surprising to some chip changes in the early stages. These players are off to a great start right off the bat.

Marko "karabaja987" Duric HR
Marko "karabaja987" Duric
HR 57,306
zingzingzing NO
NO 53,590
Ran "Pearblossom" Koller
Ran "Pearblossom" Koller
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali DE
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali
DE 48,850
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens BE
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens
BE 43,294 18,294
Tzai Wei "ahboy8888" Phua SG
Tzai Wei "ahboy8888" Phua
SG 41,966
Paraskevas "Cantaloupe7" Tsokaridis gr
Paraskevas "Cantaloupe7" Tsokaridis
gr 41,005
Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong
Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong
Henrique "Xiboka" Santana BR
Henrique "Xiboka" Santana
BR 38,505

Notables in the Field

KaleGozer • Ниво 1: 100-200, 25 ante
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 25,000 25,000
Henri Buehler at
Henri Buehler
at 25,000 25,000
Andrew Neeme us
Andrew Neeme
us 25,000 25,000
Daan "DaanOss" Mulders nl
Daan "DaanOss" Mulders
nl 25,000 25,000
Markus "_PrinzOfDTO_" Prinz de
Markus "_PrinzOfDTO_" Prinz
de 25,000 25,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 25,000 25,000
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka us
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka
us 25,000 25,000
Steven van Zadelhoff nl
Steven van Zadelhoff
nl 25,000 25,000
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
es 25,000 25,000
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens BE
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens
BE 25,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 25,000 25,000
Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker BE
Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker
GGPoker Twitch Streamer
BE 25,000 25,000
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
GGPoker Team Russia
ru 25,000 25,000
Hristo "icho" Anastassov
Hristo "icho" Anastassov
25,000 25,000
Arnaud Enselme fr
Arnaud Enselme
GGPoker Qualifier
fr 25,000 25,000
Niklas "NikkyMouse" Ehrenholz
Niklas "NikkyMouse" Ehrenholz
25,000 25,000
Sergey Rybachenko ru
Sergey Rybachenko
ru 25,000 25,000

Kozlenko Doubles in First Hand

KaleGozer • Ниво 1: 100-200, 25 ante
Lecompte busts in first hand
Lecompte busts in first hand

In exchange for $1,500, Craig "Tonkaiktomni" Lecompte got to play just a single hand before running out of chips "Andrii "BabyShark19" Kozlenko was the beneficiary of Lecompte's chips for an early lead.

In a three-bet pot where Kozlenko had reraised on the button, the {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop appeared. Kozlenko bet 1,073 and Lecompte check-called.

The turn brought the {7-Spades} and Lecompte checked. Kozlenko bet 2,698, Lecompte check-raised to 6,396 and Kozlenko called.

On the {j-Clubs} river, Lecompte time-bank shoved all in for 16,131 and, since it was the first hand, Kozlenko called for the exact same amount. Lecompte showed {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for top two pair, Kozlenko rolled over {8-Spades}{6-Spades} for a flush and Lecompte was dusted like that.

The reentry period is open for four hours total and two reentries are permitted, which means Lecompte still has another shot if he desires.

Andrii "BabyShark19" Kozlenko ua
Andrii "BabyShark19" Kozlenko
ua 50,000
Craig "Tonkaiktomni" Lecompte us
Craig "Tonkaiktomni" Lecompte
us Отпаднал

Cards in the Air

KaleGozer • Ниво 1: 100-200, 25 ante

The Marathon is underway! 145 players have showed up at the start.


Another Big Sunday Kicks Off With Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em

Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla leads the Asian Time Zone Events leaderboard
Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla leads the Asian Time Zone Events leaderboard

In an hour from now, the first of three Sunday bracelet events on GGPoker kicks off with Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em. Later today, the Event #71: BIG 50 (6:30p UTC) that already has over 38,000 (!) entrants, as well as the highly-anticipated Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (6p UTC), will have cards in the air as well.

With levels of 20 minutes each, this event lives up to its name: a long day can be expected for those that signed up for this event in Asian peak hours.

The tournament is the penultimate one on the series of tournaments that rank for the Asia Time Zone Events leaderboard. The leaderboard is currently led by Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla, who took down Event #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship two weeks ago.

Anson "[email protected]" Tsang, fresh off his second bracelet win in Event #68: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em, has moved up to third place. The winner of the leaderboard will take home an unique Pure Gold Dragon trophy. Check out here for all the latest standings regarding the different WSOP leaderboards.

Among those registered early are the likes of Pete Chen, Sergey Rybachenko, Andrew Neeme, Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker, Erwann Pecheux, and Steven van Zadelhoff.

Action kicks off at noon UTC and players will receive 25,000 in chips (125bb) to kick off the event. Late registration is open for four hours and players are allowed to reenter up to two times if they run out of chips. PokerNews will be on the digital floor once more to cover every bracelet event start to finish.

The Asia Time Zone Events at a Glance

EventDateEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
Event #38: $600 Monster StackJuly 25th, 20202,007$1,143,990Aaron WijayaChina$171,389
Event #39: $1,500 NLHEJuly 26th, 2020922$1,313,850Roberto RomanelloUK$216,213
Event #46: $500 DeepstackAugust 1st, 20202,307$1,095,825Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea$161,898
Event #47: $1,000 Short DeckAugust 2nd, 2020487$462,560Paul TeohMalaysia$82,202
Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLOAugust 8th, 2020831$631,560Frank CrivelloUnited States$94,253
Event #55: HK$8,000 Asia ChampionshipAugust 9th, 20203,247$3,208,036Luis Assuncao GarlaBrazil$461,709
Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-MaxAugust 15th, 20203,491$973,989Alexander StaceyUnited Kingdom$127,660
Event #68: $500 DeepstackAugust 22nd, 20202,315$1,099,625Anson TsangHong Kong$150,640
Event #69: $1,500 MarathonAugust 23rd, 2020     
Event #75: $300 Double StackAugust 29th, 2020     
Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em
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