Michael Lech is one of 13 players with at least eight World Series of Poker Circuit rings to his name. Early Tuesday morning the Arkansas native won Event #13 ($1,500 NLHE High Roller) of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online to become just the fifth player of that group to own a WSOP bracelet.
Lech topped the 649-player field in Event #13 to win $164,248.92 for his first career bracelet and seventh cash since the Series started on July 1. The final table included Connor Drinan chasing his first career bracelet and a potential six-figure payday from a bracelet bet with Daniel Negreanu. Megan ‘wolverine17’ Milburn, the player Mike Matusow berated during his YouTube live stream earlier in the Series, also made the final table.
The final table had barely begun and one player was shown the door. From the button, Michael ‘wsopmd’ Dolle moved all in for 836,123 with and Lech called with . The runout gave Lech a king-high straight to beat Dolle’s jack-high straight and eliminate Dolle in ninth place.
A few moments later, Milburn moved all in for 775,161 from UTG+1 with before ‘Bingooo‘ re-shoved for 1,630,010 from the small blind with . The flop gave ‘Bingooo’ control and all Milburn could do was watch as the turn and river completed the board to eliminate Milburn in eighth.
Ten minutes later, ‘Bingooo’ eliminated another opponent. From the cutoff, ‘Bingooo’ min-raised to 240,000 and Christopher ‘pokeher2014’ Fuchs called from the big blind. The flop came and Fuchs moved all in for 342,320 and ‘Bingoooo’ called. Fuchs showed for a gutshot straight draw while ‘Bingooo’ tabled for top pair. Fuchs picked up a pair on the turn but the river made his seventh place finish official.
The most high profile player at the final table was the next player shown the exit. Connor ‘666666’ Drinan, who is one of a handful of players with a six-figure bracelet bet against Negreanu, moved all in from UTG for 1,421,573 with before William ‘SlaweelRyam’ Romaine called from the big blind with . The runout was of no help for Drinan and he was out in sixth.
Romaine wasn’t done playing executioner. From UTG, Romaine raised to 627,347 with and Paul ‘ToTheMoon’ Dewald called all in from the cutoff with . The flop moved Romain ahead and Dewald missed his chance to improve on the turn and river and was eliminated in fifth place.
Despite having picked up a pair of eliminations earlier, ‘Bingooo’ was the shortstack four-handed. Sean ‘SPS8710’ Seifert moved all in from the button for 2,054,764 with and ‘Bingooo’ called all in from the big blind with . Seifert moved way ahead on the flop. The turn gave ‘Bingooo’ some hope but the river snuffed it out to eliminate them in fourth.
It took 25 minutes of three-handed play to get down to just two players. Down to less than three big blinds, Seifert moved all in from the button with and Leach called from the big blind with . The runout gave Lech a runner-runner eight-high straight to eliminate Seifert in third.
Lech held a slight lead when heads-up play began and it took nearly 15 minutes for Lech to finish off Romaine. Lech raised to 560,000 and Romaine called. Romaine checked the flop and Lech bet 868,000. Romaine moved all in for 4,898,890 and was immediately called by Lech. Romaine showed for second pair but got bad news when Lech tabled for top pair. Neither the turn or river were able to save Romaine and he was out in second place giving Lech the title and $164,249.
Final Table Payouts
- Michael ‘miguelfiesta’ Lech – $164,249
- William ‘SlaweelRyam’ Romaine – $110,979
- Sean ‘SPS8710’ Seifert – $77,408
- Bingooo – $56,599
- Paul ‘ToTheMoon’ Dewald – $40,600
- Connor ‘666666’ Drinan – $29,964
- Christopher ‘pokeher2014’ Fuchs – $22,381
- Megan ‘wolverine17’ Milburn – $18,404
- Michael ‘wsopmd’ Dolle – $14,982
Faces in the Crowd
He wasn’t playing in a Whole Foods parking lot on Monday night, but Event #12 winner Ryan ‘Joeyisamush’ Deangelo finished 23rd for $6,381.29. Negreanu finished also earned $6,381.29 for coming in four spots behind Deangelo. Other notables who finished in the money incldued David ‘bewater’ Goodman (32nd – $5,456.46), David ‘Twizzlers’ Prociak (47th – $3,976.74), Philip ‘tomte’ Yeh (57th – $3,421.85), Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (83rd – $2,219.58), Chris ‘Robotbob47’ Moorman (86th – $2,219.58).