American pro David Peters faded a field of 128 heads-up specialists to win the 2020 WSOP Online Event #54 $10,000 Heads-Up NL Championship. Peters won seven matches including defeating Alyssa MacDonald in the semifinals, before knocking out Aussie pro Michael Addamo in the finals. Peters won his second WSOP bracelet and banked $360,480.
The 2020 World Series of Poker Online continued at GGPoker. The WSOP Online at GGPoker hosted the coveted Heads-Up Championship bracelet event semifinals on Saturday night. The event began last week with 128 hopefuls takin a shot in this capped-field event to determine the world's top heads-up player. Specialists from all over the globe took a shot. Daniel Negreanu has a bracelet pro bet on the line and Kid Poker continued to seek his first virtual bracelet victory of the summer. Negreanu cashed in the Heads-Up Championship, but bowed out in the Sweet 16 when he busted in 13th place.
The prize pool for the Heads Up Championship was over $1.2 million with the top 16 places splitting the prize pool. Of course, all of the cheesecake was set aside for the eventual champion. The winner would earn the lion's share worth over $360K and take down one of the most coveted bracelet events of the summer.
Along the way to the championship, David Peters had to defeat seven opponents sitting across from him at the virtual heads-up table.
In the opening round, Peters knocked out Johan Guilbert. During the Round of 64, Peters sent Sami Kelopuro packing. In the Round of 32, Peters picked off Scott Woods. In the Sweet 16, Peters knocked out Sergi Reixach. In the Elite 8, Stefan Burakov could not stop Peters.
In the semifinals on Saturday, Peters thwarted red-hot Alyssa MacDonald, who busted in third place overall. The Canadian pro and streamer mad a remarkable run, but she couldn't stop the runaway freight train.
In the Heads-up finals, it was USA vs Australia. Michael Addamo knocked out Chi Zhang in the other semifinal to meet Peters in the finals.
Addamo and Peters found themselves heads-up for the bling and cash. Addamo sought his third bracelet, while Peters was looking for his second bling win since his first breakthrough to the winner's circle in 2016.
Peters KO'd Michael Addamo in second place. Addamo banked $223K for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh?
Peters earned a payout worth $360,480... oh, and he also won the bling. He now has bracelets for both wrists.
Peters currently sits in seventh overall on the Hendon Mob's all-time money list with $33.7 million in earnings a tick above Fedor Holz. At one point in his career, Peters got as high as fourth.
Peters won a donkament back at the 2016 WSOP in Las Vegas to earn his first bracelet victory. He won almost $413K for the win and outlasted a final table that included Matt Affleck.
Notable players who went deep and cashed in Event #54 $10K Heads Up Championship... Ajay Chabra, Sergi Reixach, Aaron Van Blacrum, Mike Leah, Daniel Negreanu, Sam Voudsen, Vlad-Stefan Lache, and Elky.
2020 WSOP ONLINE EVENT #54 HU CHAMPIONSHIP
Prize Pool: $1,231,600
1 David Peters (USA) $360,420
2 Michael Addamo (Australia) $223,488
3 Alyssa MacDonald (Canada) $124,160
4 Chi Zhang (UK) $124,160
5 Stefan Burakov (Russia) $49,664
6 Chris Brewer (Canada) $49,664
7 Belarmino De Souza (Brazil) $49,664
8 Pedro Waldburger (Thailand) $49,664