Madanzhiev Takes Home $3.9 Million and WSOP Bracelet

Published on September 6th, 2020 7:06 pm EST

The online version of the big summer tournament has been a Big success.It's every poker's player dream.

Heads-up for a World Series of Poker bracelet. You flop the nuts, while your opponent has pocket aces. After the turn, your opponent is drawing dead. The chips move into the middle of the table, and you are declared the winner.

This is what happened to Stoyan Madanzhiev of Bulgaria on Saturday.

Madanzhiev had a large chip lead heading into the final hand of the tournament, and flopped the nuts with his 6-7 offsuit after a flop of 3-4-5.

Wenling Gao held pocket Aces and was completely dead after the turn brought the eight of Hearts.

The chips went into the middle of the table, and Gao of China saw the bad news - he was dead.

With the victory, Madanzhiev took home over $3.9 million and the World Series of Poker Online main event bracelet, while Gao took home a very respectable $2.48 million.

Here is how the final hand went down:


The World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker was a massive success.

The main event guarantee was an ambitious one, with the site guaranteeing a total prize pool of $25 million. In some people's minds, there were far too many Day 1 flights, though the strategy worked for GGPoker, as the main event ended up with a total prize pool of over $27 million.

The $5,000 buy-in tournament had a total of 5,802 entries - players were able to play in a maximum of three Day 1 flights.

The top 728 places ended up paying out, with the 9 final table participants getting a guaranteed $238,395.


Here is Madanzhiev's reaction after winning the life-changing money:


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