July 24, 2020 GGPoker, Online Poker News, Poker News Lars Liedtke

WSOP 2020 Update – Juha Helppi, Hun Wei Lee and Michael Clacher win Bracelets

Hun Wei Lee secures first Bracelet for Australia

The WSOP at GG Network is of to a great start as all events are smashing the guarantees. With Finnish poker legend Juha Helppi, Aussie poker pro Hun Wei Lee and Michael Clacher from South Africa three big names emerged victorious in the last three events. Check out the WSOP 2020 Update here!

Last night, the second PLO Event took place at the WSOP 2020 at GG Network.

Event #37, was a $1.050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha and 971 players registered for it to create a prize pool of $971,000.


Several notables managed deep runs among them Chris Hunichen, Farid Jattin, Sorel Mizzi, Max Lehmanski and Swiss PLO Legend Ronny Kaiser, who busted just shy of the final table in 14th place for $3,236.

The biggest name on the final table was Alex “dynoalot” Difelice from Canada, but he was also the first player to hit the rail in 9th place for $10,442.

The Heads-Up was a Australian-Finnish affair between Aussie pro Hun Wei Lee and Janne Peltoniemi from Finland.

WSOP 2020 Update - Juha Helppi, Hun Wei Lee and Michael Clecher win Bracelets

The seasoned pro Hun Wei Lee, who has already amassed $1,712,917 in live winnings, had the better end for himself and bagged his first bracelet.

This is also the first Bracelet of the WSOP 2020 that goes to Down Under.

WSOP 2020 Event #37 Final Table Payouts:

1Hun Wei LeeAustralia$161,886
2Janne “Fructu” PeltoniemiFinland$64,246
3Craig TimmisU.K.$66,836
4Bradley “DrStrange7” RubenCanada$39,472
5Paul TeohMalaysia$37,083
6Attila “zzzumbaaa” KunaHungary$25,287
7Nikolaus “schnitzolauf” EignersAustria$14,537
8Shaul “yoffitoffi” MeirIsrael$12,031
9Alex “rubbherducky” DifeliceCanada$10,442

Finnish poker legend Juha Helppi wins his 2nd Bracelet in the $5,000 PLO Championship

All eyes were on WSOP Online Event #35 as it brought the first Championship Event, namely in Pot-Limit Omaha.

Due to the high buy-in of $5,000 we saw 328 of the best PLO players in the world competing for the bracelet.


There were a whopping $1,558,000 in the prize pool with $290,286 up top.

When the tournament reached the last three tables, there were still many top pros including Stephen Chidwick, Dario Alioto, Isaac Haxton and George Wolff left, but they all busted before the final table.

Notables, who made it to the Grand Finale, were  Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach, Mike Watson and the two Finish poker legends Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen and Juha Helppi.

And the Finns crushed it, while PLO crusher Jens Kyllonen hit the rails in 5th place for $84,576, Helppi went all the way to win the second bracelet of his long and very impressive poker career.

Heads-Up Helppi put in a clinic as his opponent Jesus Cortes from Spain entered one on one play with a huge 3 to 1 chiplead.

But Juha Helppi dominated Heads-Up play right from the start and first almost doubled up without showdown, before he one a massive pot, when he flopped Top Set.


In the final hand, he again flopped top set and it held to take down the massive $290,286 and the as important 2nd career bracelet.

Payouts WSOP 2020 Online Event #35:

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Juha HelppiFinland$290,286
2Jesus CortesSpain$213,270
3Belarmino “Iseey0urcard” De SouzaBrazil$156,688
4Mike WatsonCanada$115,117
5Jens “98snaeJ” KyllonenFinland$84,576
6Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$62,137
7Sergi ReixachSpain$45,651
8Marija “Maj Chenzie” AndrijasevicSerbia$33,540
9Alex “rubbherducky” DifeliceCanada$24,641

Michael Clacher from South Africa wins his first Bracelet in Event #36, Joao Viera 4th

And just like that we have the first WSOP 2020 Bracelet for South Africa! Michael “YesPlease” Clacher triumphed in Event #36, a $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE.


An impressive 1.342 Entries created a whopping prize pool of $1.912.350. 188 places were paid and many big names such as Kahle Burns, Andrew Neeme, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford, Steve O’Dwyer, Samuel “€urop€an” Vousde, and Mike McDonald made it into the money.

The biggest name on the final table was Portuguese local hero Joao “Naza114” Viera, who came in 4th for $82,510.

Joao Vieira finished in 5th place for $82,510

Heads-Up Michael Clacher defeated Brazilian pro Rodrigo Dos Santos Caprioli, to take the staggering $297,496 first prize and his first WSOP bracelet home to South Africa.

Payouts WSOP Event #36:

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Michael “YesPlease” ClacherSouth Africa$297,496
2Rodrigo “PAPAI_PIG” CaprioliBrazil$215,892
3Olivier “BigPapyBoss” RebelloCanada$156,673
4Martin “FuTimReilly” ZamaniUnited States$113,698
5Joao VieiraPortugal$82,510
6Neel “Neel” JoshiIndia$59,878
7Rich “DadPoker” DixonUnited States$43,453
8Viktor “Ryuzaki1” ZsemlyeHungary$31,534
9Jose “Machenzzio” DavillaMexico$22,884