2020 WSOP Online: ‘Mandovi’ Does The Country Proud! Becomes 4th Indian To Win A Bracelet After Winning Event #64!

The history has been re-created as India has got its 4th WSOP bracelet! Yes, it is the moment of celebration for India as the well-known pro ‘Mandovi’ has clinched the elusive gold bracelet at the inaugural 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online after winning Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em for $234,433 (~INR 1.75 Crore) and his first bracelet. ‘Mandovi’ followed in the steps of Aditya Sushant, Nikita Luther and Abhinav Iyer to become 4th Indian to win a gold bracelet.

‘Mandovi’ has a hefty $377,989 in lifetime earnings and is almost a regular at the WSOP with eight previous cashes. He had grabbed headlines last year for finishing 51st in the WSOP Main Event for $173,015. He is back in the news, this time for winning the bracelet and making the country proud.

After the elimination of Gueorgui ‘CONAN14’ Gantchev in the 9th place in this event, ‘Mandovi’ had the smallest of the eight remaining stacks with around 3.5 big blinds. Over the hour, he watched other players busting out before him, while he continued to build his stack. He finally entered heads-up with Russia’s Konstantin Maslak who could not go all the way, eventually finishing runner-up for $118,791 to ‘Mandovi’ who banked his career best $234,433 (~INR 1.75 Crore) for his historic win.

‘Mandovi’ had a massive 6-1 lead over Maslak when heads up began. The latter picked up a pair of double ups to eventually take over the chip lead. However, ‘Mandovi’ battled back and regained the chip lead. From there was no looking back for ‘Mandovi’ as he eventually eliminated his final opponent to clinch the title. On the final hand, Maslak, who was down to an 11 big blind stack, moved all in for 17,097,520 with Ks 6c. and ‘Mandovi’ called with Jh 8h. The 10c 5d 3c flop changed nothing but ‘Mandovi’ made top pair on the Jd turn. The 10d on the river brought bad news for Maslak as ‘Mandovi’ eliminated him to take down the pot as well as the title for $234,433.

The turbo bounty tournament also saw two more Indians scoring ITM finishes and they include ‘thehulk’ (17th for $11,461 – INR 8.58 Lac), and ‘inonhmeansfu’ 152nd for $2,142 – INR 1.60 Lac).

The event attracted a strong field of 2,207 entries, creating $1.70 million in prize pool. The top 314 players were paid out with a $905 min-cash. Some other notables to finish deep were Kilian “Birdie Power” Loeffler (10th for INR $6,751), Jefferson “Luiz Arruda” Dosso (11th for $6,751), Morten “Mokk1” Klein (12th for $6,751), Patrick “Muddington” Kennedy (15th for $4,854), Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka (23rd for $3,490) and Manuel “robocup” Ruivo (24th for $3,490). GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu (85th for $1,781) posted yet another ITM finish and has now 27 cashes from the series.

Final Table Payouts

  1. ‘Mandovi’ – $234,433 (~INR 1.75 Crore)
  2. Konstantin ‘makRUSgreaga’ Maslak – $118,791
  3. Javier ‘Marco_damme’ Fernandez – $79,495
  4. Tim ‘TMay420’ West – $56,958
  5. Dan ‘NeedLuck’ Borlan – $57,982
  6. Jon ‘JPC123’ Clark – $36,793
  7. Felipe Ramos – $24,176
  8. Ricardo ‘Sambalele’ Da Silva – $29,944
  9. Gueorgui ‘CONAN14’ Gantchev – $20,659