The latest event of the ongoing WSOP Online to conclude was Event #78: $1,000 Turbo 8-Handed that saw an impressive 1,910 entries and generated a $1.81 Million prizepool. After more than seven hours of play, coming out on top of the massive field was Finnish pro Adnan Hacialioglu who walked away with his first WSOP bracelet, $259,872, and a WSOP Europe Package for his grand win. Eventually, he outlasted Robin “Kabuzzi” Berggren in heads-up who had to settle for $197,274.
From Team India, there were two players finishing ITM in this WSOP Online tournament. India’s “darkroast” finished 78th for $3,301.11, while “RockstarR” exited in 98th place for $2,950.73.
The final table was supposed to be nine-handed but with an elimination at both of the final two tables, the FT started with just eight players. Going into the FT as the chip leader was Niko “niNohR” Koop who held over 11 million chips against 2.6 million of Hacialioglu who started second in chips.
Tuen Bui was the first to exit the eight-handed FT. He shoved with Ad Qc and Jargo Alavali called with pocket aces. On the next bustout hand, Hacialioglu raised and Niko Koop three-bet to 1,601,000. Soo Jo Kim moved all in for 3,232,456. Hacialioglu folded, but Koop called with Ac 7c and was in bad shape against As Qc. However, the board ran 9c 8h 6s 10d to give Koop the straight.
Thereafter, it was Hacialioglu who dominated all the way, knocking out every player remaining from there. First, Andriy Lyubovetskiy exited in sixth place after his Qs 8c lost to Kh Jh of Hacialioglu. Following him were Jargo Alavali (5th) and the start-of-the FT chip leader Niko Koop (4th place).
After the elimination of Tim West (3rd place), who started the final table as the short stack, it came down to the heads-up for the title between Hacialioglu and Robin Berggren with the former holding a 3:1 chip lead over his opponent who could not go all the way, eventually ending up as runner-up.
On the final hand of the tournament, Berggren held 7d7s against AsQc of Hacialioglu. The board ran Qd-Jd-3c-6c Js to give Hacialioglu the lead, and he maintained it till the river to ship it for $259,842.
Final Table Payouts
|1||Adnan “Bolazar” Hacialioglu||$259,842|
|2||Robin “Kabuzzi” Berggren||$197,274|
|3||Tim “TMay420” West||$143,162|
|4||Niko “niNohR” Koop||$103,893|
|5||Jargo “bungakat” Alavali||$79,395|
|6||Andriy “smbcall911” Lyubovetskiy||$54,714|
|7||Soo Jo “choleeek89” Kim||$39,706|
|8||Tuen “FudGuy” Bui||$28,814|
|9||Johan “Mr-Water99” Haugen||$20,911|