Thursday August 27, 2020 at 12:19 am

Two different online series played down to a champion. The 2020 WSOP Online continued at GGPoker with an old-school limit hold'em affair, while the 2020 WPT World Online Championship crowned a new champ over at partypoker. American pro Ajay 'Ross_Geller' Chabra took down WSOP Online Event #70 $1,500 Limit Hold'em for a $77K score and a bracelet. Russia's Andrey Kotelnikov outlasted 989 players to win the WPT Online $3,200 buy-in Mix-Max Championship at partypoker for a socre worth over $488K.


Love it, or hate it... but Texas Hold'em revolutionized how we see and play poker today. The variations of the game will always tickle the fancy of someone, even if it's pot-limit hold'em, which is like the "red-headed stepchild at a family picnic" version of hold'em.

But, sometimes it's important to give a shoutout to limit hold'em.

It's the old-school game of yesteryear where many of us started out playing and cut our teeth before we were ready to delve into the realm of no-limit hold'em and eventually Omaha and their cousins like PLO, O8, and PLO8.

One of the cool things about the 2020 World Series of Poker Online was their dedication to hosting limit hold'em tournaments. Whenever you play a LHE MTT, it might seem like they'll go on forever, but it's definitely a chance of pace from the usual NL or PKO grind.

A wise player once said that no-limit hold'em is an art, but limit hold'em is a science. It's true in many ways, but there are some nuances to the game. The best of the best figure out how to make an artistry out of A-B-C poker.

WSOP Online Event #70 $1,500 Limit Hold'em attracted 337 runners and a prize pool worth $480K. The top 47 places paid out with $77K set aside to the champ. Several familiar faces and names cashed in this event including.... ames Carroll, Christine Do, Joe Cheong, Anson Tsang, Dan Shak, JTim West, Bruno Colkmann, Connor Drinan, and Jake Schwartz.

The final table for Event #70 $1,500 LHE included... Ajay 'Ross_Geller' Chabra, Carter Swidler, Apti "deafandblind" Dzhabrailov, Kosei Ichinose, Mike Watson, Dzmitry "dendr0id" Yasiukevich, Kevin "AnnieBot" Liu, Rich "DadPoker" Dixon, and Shannon "Any2Cantu" Shorr.

Justin Lapka bubbled the final table in tenth place.

Shannon Shorr busted in ninth place. Sir Watts hit the bricks in fifth place.

Ajay 'Ross_Geller' Chabra and Carter Swidler got heads-up for the title. Swidler busted in second place, but earned a runner-up share worth $65,737. Not too shabby for a LHE tournament, eh?

Ajay 'Ross_Geller' Chabra banked $77,475 for the LHE win and he earned his first bracelet.


  • Event #68 $500 Deepstack NL: Anson Tsang $150,420
  • Event #69 $1,500 NL Marathon: Nick 'rdcrsn' Maimone $302,472
  • Event #70 $1,500 Limit Hold'em: Ajay 'Ross_Geller' Chabra $77,475
  • Event #71 BIG 50: Huahuan 'F7588' Feng $211,282

Over at partypoker, the 2020 WPT Online Championship continued. WPT Online Event #6 $3,200 Mix-Max Championship attracted 989 runners. The prize pool was over $3.1 million. The top 132 places earned a cut of the prize pool.

The final table of seven included... Andrey Kotelnikov, Stuart Guite, Sven Joakim Andersson, Oleg Vasylchenko, Maciej Gasior, Dimitar Danchev, and Jerry Wong.

It was Russia vs the UKheads-up for the WPT Online title. Stuart Guite busted in second place and the Brit earned a second-place prize worth $366,605. Not too shabby, eh?

Russia's Andrey Kotelnikov banked $488,508 for the first-place score. He also won a seat into the Tournament of Champions at the Aria in Las Vegas, which is valued at $15,000.

Notable players who cashed and went deep, but missed the final table in WPT Online Event #6 included... Mikita Badziakouski, Kevin Rabichow, Liv Boeree, Mikita Badziakouski, Manig Loeser, Nicolas Marchington, Martin Jacobson, Tim Adams, Peter Jetten, Jens Lakemeier, Dominik Nitsche, Mike Watson, Brock Wilson, Thomas Muehloecker, Sam Grafton, Maria Ho, Parker Talbot, Scott Margerson, Harry Lodge, Dan Smith, Mark Radoja, Shawn Buchanan, Steve O'Dwyer, Joao Baumgarten, Lars Kamphues, Ali Imsirovic, Pavel Plesuv, Kevin Martin, Luke Martinelli, Daniel Smyth, Jack Sinclair, Kahle Burns, Brandon Sheils, Tony Spinella, Jan-Eric Scwippert, and Mata Cimbolas.

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