Nicolo Molinelli from Italy is the latest player to emerge victorious during the 2020 Online Poker World Series. He outlasted a total field of 1,925 entries to record the 81st event of the series, a $ 1,050 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event. For that win, she took home her first WSOP gold bracelet and a total of $ 243,415 in revenue, with $ 144,199 coming from the prize pool and the rest being earned through prizes collected along the way to the top.
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Despite playing six hands throughout the event, the final nine players were combined to one table following the elimination of Jie Wu in tenth place. Molinelli led the chips at the time, with World Poker Tour main event winner Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Pavel Plesuv sitting on the next biggest stack. The two chip leaders clashed initially in a big pot which eventually saw Plesuv fold in the river falling to the bottom of the chip count. Michelle Shah was the first to reach the fence when her 8 Heart Suits8 Diamond Suits couldn’t stand against Molinelli’s A Heart SuitQ Spades Suit, which knocked a pair of aces off and survived from there. Shah earned a total payment of $ 24,920 as a ninth-place finisher. Plesuv followed him to the sidelines when his 5 Diamond Suit 5 Club Suit lost the race against A Spade Suit K Spades Suit from Lucas Hafner. Overcard became king of the journey to win the pot, while Plesuv paid $ 31,078.
Menard bet 600,000 and Milinelli increased to 1,885,000. Menard called. The turn resulted in a 7 Betting Suit and a Molinelli 2,217,500. Menard calls and 9 Diamond Settings finish the board. Molinelli checked, prompting Menard to push. Molinelli called in with his top pair to catch Menard’s bluff, securing the pot and title as a result. Menard was awarded $ 128,417 in prize money and a bounty.