2020 WSOP Online: Allen Chang Wins Event #5: $1,000 NLH Freezeout For $161K

Sunday night saw the fifth tournament of the 2020 WSOP Online, the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout that attracted a 854-entry field to generate $811,300 in prize pool. After ten and a half hours of play, Allen “Acnyc718” Chang came out on top to earn the bracelet and $161.286 prize.

Chang has $215,567 in live tournament cashes including a career-best $49,039 for finishing 7th in the 2010 Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship Event. As for the WSOP, his prior best finish came in the 2012 WSOP Event #52: $2,500 10-Game Six-Handed where he finished 15th for $9,481.

Chang entered the final table as the chip leader. The first two players to exit were short stacks in Quintin “AA_QTiP_KK” Trammell and “charliefrog”. John “Slapshot1085” Forlenza followed them out  in seventh place when his ace-queen lost against Alex “ShadowFiend1” Condon’s pocket queens.

Condon then got busted in 6th place after his ace-king failed to win a flip against Chang’s jacks. A little later, “married” shoved all-in with deuces only to run into the pocket kings of Chang.

“iseefoodtuna” then ran ace-deuce into Philip “tomte” Yeh’s pocket aces to exit in fourth place. Following him in third place was Felipe “McBain” Leme whose K-9 lost to A-K of Chang.

Chang took a 3:1 lead into heads-up play. Yeh put up a tough fight, but could not go all the way, eventually finishing runner-up for $99,708. Yeh finally shoved with 8c-6c and Chang called with Q-J. The board ran out 4h Jh 7c 7c 2d where Yeh failed to complete flush and exited in second place.

Top 126 were paid out, with Katie “katelin” Lindsay (113th – $1,622.60), Bo “proudpatriot” Cappello (91st – $1,703.73), Melisa “NJ_Melisa” Singh (75th – $$1,947.12), Event #2 champ Louis “PokeThese” Lynch (50th – $2,758.42), Stephen “sixsixsix” Jones (37th – $3,164.07), Aaron “FrankDux” Massey (13th – $6,896.05), Michael “itwasthator0” Gagliano (12th – $8,680.91), Ryan “Protential” Laplante (11th – $8,680.91), and Greg “ClickingBtnz” Himmelbrand (10th – $8,680.91) all finishing in the money.

1Allen “Acnyc718” Chang$161,286
2Philip “tomte” Yeh$99,709
3Felipe “McBain” Leme$69,772
6Alex “ShadowFiend1” Condon$26,124
7John “Slapshot1085” Forlenza$19,390
9Quintin “AA_QTiP_KK” Trammell$11,196

Matt “Bodeyster” Bode Wins Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo For $97,091

Saturday saw the fourth tournament of the series, the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo that attracted a 1,179-entry field to create a $530,550 prize pool. After less than six hours of play, it was Matt “Bodeyster” Bode who won it to claim the $97,091 top prize and the latest gold bracelet.

1Matt “Bodeyster” Bode$97,091
2Brian “XcrazylegsX” Frasca$59,952
3Caitlin “KTUUUH” Dillon$42,603
4Frank “spaghetti” Marasco$30,772
5Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee$22,389
6David “DrJayTrotter” Bernsen$16,500
7Ryan “Whosyourdodd” Dodd$12,362
8Shawn “Saygoodnight” Daniels$9,338
9Jason “Daluxxx” Luxenberg$7,162

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed – takes place at 3 p.m. PDT on Monday. Keep following Online Poker News for the latest updates from the WSOP Online