Scott Hempel Among the Latest WSOP Bracelet Winners

Scott Hempel won a WSOP bracelet 24 hours after finishing seventh in another WSOP event

Scott Hempel is one of thelatest players to win a 2020 WSOP bracelet online at Hempel is the newly crowned champion of Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Turbo Deepstack. This accolade came with a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $181,060 in prize money.

The Canadian came close to winning his first bracelet in the previous day’s tournament. Hempel ran out of steam in seventh-place in the $777 No-Limit Hold’em event. That result banked Hempel $22,250 although he was gutted not to win. That win came only 24-hours late and he’s now immortalized in WSOP history.

The tournament attracted 697 unique players who rebought 290 times for a total attendance of 987. A $937,650 prize pool was created as a result. Only the top 143 finishers received a slice of the pie with the eight finalists locking up $16,784.

Matthew “EarvinMagic” Parry was the first finalist to bust. His short-stacked shove with Kd-5d losing to the Ac-8h in Daniel “IntoTheRiver” Fischer’s hand. Harrison “harrisond33” Dobin followed Parry to the rail minutes later. Dobin four-bet all-in with Ah-Kc straight into the Kh-Ks of Hempel.

Landon “ActionDealer” Tice and Barry “puigmyfreind” Hutter busted in sixth and fifth-place respectively. Hempel busted Hutter with Js-Ts versus As-Qs when the five community cards fell 8h-7c-Kd-Ks-9s.

Hempel Goes On A Wrecking Spree

The final four became three thanks to Hempel going on the rampage. Hempel put his foot firmly on the gas and continued busting foes.

Fischer was his next victim, his 6d-5d besting the Ks-Qc thanks to a turned flush. Hempel then called a 3.4 big blind shove with Td-3d and got there against the Js-8s of Andrew “GoastMaster” Melillo.

The final hand took place during the 600,000/1,200,000/150,000a level. Hempel open-shoved for 27,505,770 and Myles “Shipthemoney” Kotler called off his 11,674,224. Pocket tens for Hempel versus the king-ten of Kotler. A final board reading Js-8h-6s-Jh-Ac busted Kotler in second-place and left Hempel as the last man standing.

Hempel plans on playing online poker for the rest of the WSOP but has a massive live event on the horizon, COVID-19 permitting. He’s one of the six finalists in the $10,000 WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event. The final table was scheduled for April at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas. It’s currently postponed but Hempel has received $185,330 in prize money. We wouldn’t bet against him securing even more when the finale finally plays out.

Place Player Prize
1 Scott “BudLightTime” Hempel $181,060
2 Myles “Shipthemoney” Kotler $111,955
3 Andrew “GoatMaster” Melillo $78,856
4 Daniel “IntoTheRIver” Fischer $56,259
5 Barry “puigmyfriend” Hutter $40,694
6 Landon “ActionDealer” Tice $29,817
7 Harrison “harrisond33” Dobin $22,222
8 Matthew “EarvinMagic” Parry $16,784

2020 Bracelet Winners So Far

Event Entrants Champion Prize
Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off 1,715 Jonathan Dokler $130,426
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max Deepstack 919 Louis Lynch $168,586
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 2,091 Robert Kuhn $115,850
Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo 1,179 Matthew Bode $97,091
Event #5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout 854 Allen Chang $161,286
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed 833 Nathan Gamble $89,424
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Deepstack 989 Joon Kim $103,127
Event #8: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout 1,479 Alan Goehring $119,399
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max 1,026 Ron McMillen $188,214
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack 1,505 Ryan Torgersen $172,361
Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack 6-Max 1,691 Raman Afanasenka $128,601
Event #12: $500 No-Limit Hold’em The BIG 500 2,427 Ryan Depaulo $159,563
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout 649 Michael Lech $164,249
Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 496 Joe McKeehen $352,985
Event #15: $1,000 PLO High Roller 663 Guy Dunlap $133,780
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 1,528 Terrell Cheatham $116,204
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 1,382 Pat Lyons $173,551
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max DeepStack 987 Scott Hempel $181,060
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 2,545 Kenny Huynh $133,857

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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