WSOP: China’s Aaron Wijaya Wins Event #38 for First Career Bracelet

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Aaron Wijaya became the fifth player from China to win a WSOP bracelet on Saturday after he took down Event #38 of the WSOP Online on GGPoker.

When GGPoker released the 2020 WSOP Online scheduled they had carved out a number of events with a starting time geared more towards the Asian market. The first of these events ran on Saturday with China’s Aaron Wijaya taking it down for $171,389.

He outlasted 2,006 other entries in Event #38 ($600 Monster Stack NLHE Six Max) to become the fifth bracelet winner from China and the first since Wei Guo Liang won the $1,111 Little One for One Drop in 2018.

The final table started with three players China including Hui Tang, who started the final table with the second shortest stack at just nine big blinds and lasted just 12 minutes before becoming the first player to bust.

Hui Tang moved all in from middle position for 2,634,850 and Kasper Mellanen called two to his left. Tang showed Ah9h which put him behind the AdKs of Mellanen. The flop came QhTs5h to give Tang the nut flush draw. Mellanen made to pair on the Kc turn and Tang was out in ninth place after the 5c completed the board.

Kai Liu, who was the shortest stack when the final table began, lasted just one more hand and busted in a very similar manner. Liu moved all in for 3,379,620 and Blake Bohn called from the button. Liu showed Ad9h only to find he was outpipped by Blake Bohn’s AsTd. The board ran out KsKsQh4dTs to eliminate Liu in eighth.

Over the 15 minutes that followed, Bohn continued to build his stack and eventually took over the chip lead ahead of Mellanen.

Big clashes were nowhere to be found however and the short stacks continued to fall. Down to just three big blinds, Chun Kit Leun moved all in from late position with Tc9h, Aaron Wijaya called from the small with 8c8d and Toni Bosch Jordan folded from the big. The board ran out Ac5s3hJhQh to eliminate Leun in seventh place.

Bohn’s tournament came to a crashing halt five minutes later. After surrendering the to Wijaya, Bohn was dealt JdJs UTG and he raised to 1,000,000. Mellanen raised from the small blind to 4,650,000 with AsAh before Bohn moved all in for 21,072,994 and Mellanen called. The 8h5h4h flop took away one of Bohn’s outs and neither the 9c turn nor Qd river were able to save him from a sixth place result.

That hand gave Mellanen more than twice as many chips as any other player at the table and more than every other player combined.

Arguably the most decorated player at the final table, Joao Simao couldn’t add anything but a fifth place finish to his impressive resume. Simao open-shoved all in for 7,211,529 with 4c4d and Wijaya called from the big blind with AdKd. Wijaya made top pair on the AcJd6h flop and stayed ahead through 3d turn and Qs river to bust Simao in fifth.

Mellanen couldn’t hold onto the chip lead after Jordana doubled through him twice and then Ong doubled through him twice and he ended up with the shortest stack at one point. His aggression continued however.

Mellanen raised to 1,760,000 with Jd9h and Ong moved all in for 3,373,584 with Ac3h. Bosch Jordana defended his big blind with AsTd. Mellanen called and the AhKhTc flop gave Bosch Jordana top and bottom pair and he bet 3,603,848 forcing Mellanen to fold. The turn was the Jc and the 3d river failed to save Ong from finishing in fourth place.

Mellanen’s roller coaster ride lasted just another 10 minutes. Wijaya raised to 2,000,000 from the button before Mellanen re-raised all in for 21,815,556 Wijaya called and tabled JdJs and Mellanen was racing with AcKs. The Qc9h9s flop was no help but the Jh turn was a disaster as it gave Wijaya full house and left Mellanen drawing dead into the 6d river and he was out in third.

Wijaya and Bosch Jordana started heads up play seperated by just 3.5 big blinds with Wijaya holding the lead. The pair played for 15 minutes before Wijaya captured all of the chips on a cooler of a hand. Bosch Jordana raised to 2,400,000 with 8h7d and Wijaya called with Kh7h. The Ks8c7s flop gave both players two pair with Wijaya in the lead. Bosch Jordana bet 1,683,000 and Wijaya called. The turn was the 7c and Wijaya checked. Bosch Jordana bet 2,793,780 and Wijaya responded by raising to 10,387,560. Bosch Jordana called. Wijaya led out on the 9h river for 33,115,140 and Bosch Jordana called all in to see the bad news and bust in second place giving Wijaya the bracelet and six-figure score.

<h2>Final Table Payouts</h2>

Aaron Wijaya – $171,389
Toni Bosch Jordana – $124,376
Kasper Mellanen – $90,260
Jingxiang Ong – $65,501
Joao Simao – $47,534
Blake Bohn – $34,496WSOP: China’s Aaron Wijaya Wins Event #38 for First Career Bracelet

When GGPoker released the 2020 WSOP Online scheduled they had carved out a number of events with a starting time geared more towards the Asian market. The first of these events ran on Saturday with China’s Aaron Wijaya taking it down for $171,389.

He outlasted 2,006 other entries in Event #38 ($600 Monster Stack NLHE Six Max) to become the fifth bracelet winner from China and the first since Wei Guo Liang won the $1,111 Little One for One Drop in 2018.

The final table started with three players China including Hui Tang, who started the final table with the second shortest stack at just nine big blinds and lasted just 12 minutes before becoming the first player to bust.

Hui Tang moved all in from middle position for 2,634,850 and Kasper Mellanen called two to his left. Tang showed Ah9h which put him behind the AdKs of Mellanen. The flop came QhTs5h to give Tang the nut flush draw. Mellanen made to pair on the Kc turn and Tang was out in ninth place after the 5c completed the board.

Kai Liu, who was the shortest stack when the final table began, lasted just one more hand and busted in a very similar manner. Liu moved all in for 3,379,620 and Blake Bohn called from the button. Liu showed Ad9h only to find he was outpipped by Blake Bohn’s AsTd. The board ran out KsKsQh4dTs to eliminate Liu in eighth.

Over the 15 minutes that followed, Bohn continued to build his stack and eventually took over the chip lead ahead of Mellanen.

Big clashes were nowhere to be found however and the short stacks continued to fall. Down to just three big blinds, Chun Kit Leun moved all in from late position with Tc9h, Aaron Wijaya called from the small with 8c8d and Toni Bosch Jordan folded from the big. The board ran out Ac5s3hJhQh to eliminate Leun in seventh place.

Bohn’s tournament came to a crashing halt five minutes later. After surrendering the to Wijaya, Bohn was dealt JdJs UTG and he raised to 1,000,000. Mellanen raised from the small blind to 4,650,000 with AsAh before Bohn moved all in for 21,072,994 and Mellanen called. The 8h5h4h flop took away one of Bohn’s outs and neither the 9c turn nor Qd river were able to save him from a sixth place result.

That hand gave Mellanen more than twice as many chips as any other player at the table and more than every other player combined.

Arguably the most decorated player at the final table, Joao Simao couldn’t add anything but a fifth place finish to his impressive resume. Simao open-shoved all in for 7,211,529 with 4c4d and Wijaya called from the big blind with AdKd. Wijaya made top pair on the AcJd6h flop and stayed ahead through 3d turn and Qs river to bust Simao in fifth.

Mellanen couldn’t hold onto the chip lead after Jordana doubled through him twice and then Ong doubled through him twice and he ended up with the shortest stack at one point. His aggression continued however.

Mellanen raised to 1,760,000 with Jd9h and Ong moved all in for 3,373,584 with Ac3h. Bosch Jordana defended his big blind with AsTd. Mellanen called and the AhKhTc flop gave Bosch Jordana top and bottom pair and he bet 3,603,848 forcing Mellanen to fold. The turn was the Jc and the 3d river failed to save Ong from finishing in fourth place.

Mellanen’s roller coaster ride lasted just another 10 minutes. Wijaya raised to 2,000,000 from the button before Mellanen re-raised all in for 21,815,556 Wijaya called and tabled JdJs and Mellanen was racing with AcKs. The Qc9h9s flop was no help but the Jh turn was a disaster as it gave Wijaya full house and left Mellanen drawing dead into the 6d river and he was out in third.

Wijaya and Bosch Jordana started heads up play seperated by just 3.5 big blinds with Wijaya holding the lead. The pair played for 15 minutes before Wijaya captured all of the chips on a cooler of a hand. Bosch Jordana raised to 2,400,000 with 8h7d and Wijaya called with Kh7h. The Ks8c7s flop gave both players two pair with Wijaya in the lead. Bosch Jordana bet 1,683,000 and Wijaya called. The turn was the 7c and Wijaya checked. Bosch Jordana bet 2,793,780 and Wijaya responded by raising to 10,387,560. Bosch Jordana called. Wijaya led out on the 9h river for 33,115,140 and Bosch Jordana called all in to see the bad news and bust in second place giving Wijaya the bracelet and six-figure score.

Final Table Payouts

Aaron Wijaya – $171,389
Toni Bosch Jordana – $124,376
Kasper Mellanen – $90,260
Jingxiang Ong – $65,501
Joao Simao – $47,534
Blake Bohn – $34,496
Chun Kit Leung – $25,033
Kai Liu – $18,167
Hui Tang – $13,184
Chun Kit Leung – $25,033
Kai Liu – $18,167
Hui Tang – $13,184