American Jeffrey Dobrin Gets His Hands on a WSOP Bracelet

Jeffrey Dobrin secured his first WSOP bracelet and almost $190,000

Jeffrey Dobrin is the latest player to get their hands on a 2020 WSOP Online bracelet. The Las Vegas resident has spent all summer grinding bracelet-awarding events and his persistence has been rewarded.

Dobrin’s victory was his 15th cash WSOP cash of the summer. He played dozens of tournaments at WSOP.com from his Las Vegas home before relocating to play on GGPoker. Nobody can accuse Dobrin of lacking dedication.

Event #80: People’s Choice Event [Pros Vote] was a unique event. GGPoker allowed players to vote on the buy-in and format. A $600 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed tournament was launched after a tally of the votes. Strangely, the final table played out on a nine-handed table.

Some 2,408-players took to the GGPoker tables and created a $1,372,560 prize pool. Each of the nine finalists locked up at least $14,404 of that impressive sum.

Dobrin Enters The Final Table With The Chip Lead

Dobrin and Vahe Martirosian entered the final table as the only player with an eight-figure stack. All eyes were on Chris “Jesus” Ferguson who was chasing his seventh WSOP bracelet. It wasn’t meant to be.

Ferguson lost the majority of his stack with a failed bluff catcher. The rest of his stack went in with As-2h which ran into the Ac-Ah of Joao Santos. The board provided no drama and Ferguson crashed out in ninth-place.

Eighth place was decided soon after Ferguson’s demise. Japan’s Hiroki Morishita pushed all-in for a shade over three big blinds with 8h-6s. Marc MacDonnell called with Qc-7h and won with an unnecessary straight on the river.

Morishita’s seat hadn’t gone cold when Arvhin Malinab joined him on the rail. Malinab committed his last eight big blinds from the small blind with 6c-6h. Sergio Veloso called in the big blind with Ks-9s and he hit a straight on the river.

Veloso didn’t put those chips to good use because Dobrin got his hands on them. Martirosian min-raised to 1,000,000 and Dobrin shoved on the button for 5,200,000. Veloso called off his 4,000,000 stack in the small blind and Martirosian folded. Dobrin showed Ad-Qc and won the coinflip against the Th-Tc of Veloso courtesy of an ace on the flop.

Ireland’s MacDonnell busted in fifth-place at the hands of Santos. MacDonnell open-shoved for eight big blinds with 8d-7d from under the gun. Santos woke up in the big blind with Jc-Jd. Santos flopped a set, turned quads, and MacDonnell headed for the exits.

Huge Pot Shapes The Tournament

Dobrin won a monster-sized pot to soar above 20 million chips and get one hand on the bracelet. Dobrin pushed all-in for 9,400,000 (15.6BB) with 9c-9d and Santos called with 8h-8s. The nines held, Santos slumped to 4,800,000 chips and Dobrin climbed to 20,200,000.

Unsurprisingly, Santos was the next player out of the door. The last of his chips went in with Kc-Qc and lost to Idris Ambraisse’s Ac-Js. Neither player improved their hand, Ambraisse didn’t need to, however, Game over for Santos.

Heads-up was set when Dobrin sent Martirosian to the rail. Martirosian’s Qc-Jc proved no match for Dobrin’s Ks-Qh when a king flopped.

Stacks were relatively even at the start of the one-on-one match. Ambraisse held a narrow 33,300,000 to 26,900,000 leave over Dobrin.

The early exchanges went Dobrin’s way and he went on to become a worthy champion. Ambraisse managed to crack Dobrin’s queens with king-eight but ran out of luck when he needed it the most.

The final hand saw Ambraisse jam with 9d-9c and Dobrin snapped him off with Kc-Kd. An eight-high board saw Ambraisse bust in second-place and Dobrin claim his first WSOP bracelet.

Event #80: People’s Choice Event [Pros Vote] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Jeffrey Dobrin United States $189,666
2 Idris Ambraisse France $144,998
3 Vahe Martirosian Armenia $104,255
4 Joao Santos Brazil $74,960
5 Marc MacDonnell Ireland $53,897
6 Sergio Veloso Croatia $38,752
7 Arvhin Malinab Canada $27,863
8 Hiroki Morishita Japan $20,034
9 Chris Ferguson United States $14,404
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

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