The 2019/20 World Series of Poker Circuit Season concluded on Sunday with the Global Casino Championship, which for the first time ran on WSOP.com. As in previous years, the event featured the $1 Million guarantee and saw the best of WSOPC performers come together to battle it out for the title. Players qualified for the prestigious tournament by either winning a WSOPC Main Event or finishing as Casino Champ. In addition, any player who won a ring during the season or finished in the top 100 of last year’s WSOP Player of the Year race had the option to enter it for $10,000 buy-in.
In total, the tournament pulled in an impressive 130 players and collected $1.07 Million in prizepool. Walking away with the lion’s share of the prizepool was the three-time WSOPC ring winner Andrew “RandyLerch” Kelsall who earned a $275,632 in top prize and his first gold bracelet. Kelsall, who had won his first ring back in 2015, qualified for the Global Casino Championship as an at-large points qualifier after he finished fourth on the season leaderboard with 30 cashes totaling $214,326.
Six-time WSOP bracelet winner and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu, who was chasing that elusive seventh bracelet, bubbled the final table of the event, finishing 9th for $26,643.
Kelsall scored his first elimination at the final table when he called a shove from Shan Daniels and won the pot with his Ac Kh beating Ah 5c of Daniels, who earned $64,735 for finishing in 5th place. Kelsall, who began the final table as one of the shorter stacks, lost a big chunk of chips during the 3-handed play but regained the momentum after eliminating Brad Albrinck in 3rd place ($120,161).
Kelsall entered heads-up with a 5:2 lead against Trivett. He was able to extend his lead by the time the final hand arrived. The two players got all-in on a flop of Ah 7s 4h. Trivett tabled 7c 4c for two pair, while Kelsall revealed 5s 3s for a gutshot straight draw. The 2h on the turn gave Kelsall a straight to take the lead. The 8d on the river locked up the pot and the title for Kelsall. Trivett earned $170,344, his second-largest score of his career behind $215,943 that he earned for winning the 2019 WSOPC Planet Hollywood Main Event. Kelsall walked away with $275,632 prize for his win.
Only 20 players were paid out in the tournament with a min-cash worth $16,264. Some notable names to finish ITM were Faisal Siddiqui (13th for $20,330), Brian Altman (16th for $17,869), Matt Stout (17th for $16,264), Scott Hall (19th for $16,264) & David Larson (20th for $16,264)
Final Table Payouts (USD)
- Andrew “RandyLerch” Kelsall – $275,632
- Michael “annie_r_u_ok” Trivett – $170,344
- Brad “bd3303” Albrinck – $120,161
- Michael “miw210x” Wang – $87,098
- Shawn “Saygoodnight” Daniels – $64,735
- Sam “BickDutt69” Cosby – $49,541
- Eric “powwow” Ethans – $39,055
- Frank “spaghettiii” Marasco – $31,672