Simon Lofberg had himself one helluva weekend on the Pot Limit Omaha tables and it culminated Sunday night with the Swedish grinder winning his first career World Series of Poker bracelet.
Löfberg topped the 532-entry field in Event #40 ($2,500 Pot Limit Omaha) of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online to take home $224,493 and the bracelet. It came just 24 hours after he won a $1,000 World Poker Tour PLO side event on partypoker.
Two players were eliminated on the same hand of hand-for-hand play with ten players remaining to create an eight-handed final table. Benjamin Juhasz only got to stick around for four more minutes. Juhasz moved all in for 349,596 and Löfberg called from the big blind. Juhasz tabled and Löfberg showed . The flop to give Lofberg a pair. He improved to the nut flush on the turn and river to eliminate Juhasz in eighth.
Paul Teoh, appearing at a WSOP final table for the second time this week, was the next one out the door. Teoh raised to 350,000 from the button, Leon Tsoukernik called from the small blind and Sai Wah Shek folded the big blind. The flop came and Tsoukernik bet the maximum and Teoh called all in. Teoh showed for a nut flush draw while Tsoukernik tabled for a flopped straight. The turn was no help and the river eliminated Teoh in seventh place.
Tsoukernik waited just another five minutes before eliminating another player. Down to just 525,270, Arvi Vainionkulma raised to 350,000 from late position and Tsoukernik once again defended his small blind and Shek got out of the way. The flop got Tsoukernik to bet 800,000 and Vainionkulma called all in and showed for Broadway and a re-draw with top set while Tsoukernik had middle set with . The turn changed nothing Tsoukernik caught the case on the river to make quads and eliminate Vainionkulma in sixth.
It took a full half-hour before the next elimination occurred. Torbergsen opened to 300,000 from UTG and Tsoukernik called from the button. Shek moved all in for 1,024,932 from the small blind. Torbergsen bet pot and Tsoukernik folded. Shek showed while Torbergsen tabled . The flop came to give Torbergsen a flush draw. The turn missed that draw but the river filled it to end Shek’s night with a fifth place finish.
Torbergsen’s rise continued and 15 minutes later he sent Tsoukernik to the rail. Tsoukernik entered the pot by calling, Torbergsen followed suit from the small blind and Löfberg checked his option in the big blind. The flop came and Torbergsen bet 480,000, Löfberg folded and Tsoukernik moved all in. Torbergsen called and revealed while Tsoukernik showed . Tsoukernik failed to improve with the turn or river and was out in fourth.
It took just five minutes to get to the heads up battle. Torbergsen raised to 400,000 on the button before Löfberg re-raised pot 1,360,000 from the small blind. Shyngis Satubayev responded by moving all in for 3,115,512 forcing Torbergsen to fold. Löfberg called and showed while Satubayev held . The runout gave Lofberg two pair to crack Satubayev’s aces and eliminate him in third position.
Just 1.5 big blinds separated the final two players when heads up play began with Lofberg holding the lead. The pair battled for 35 minutes before Lofberg put the finishes touches on his first WSOP victory. Torbergsen raised to 720,000 and then called when Löfberg re-raised to 2,160,000. The flop came and Lofberg bet 4,320,000 and Torbergsen called his last 992,360. Löfberg showed and Torbergsen held . Neither the turn or managed to connected with any of the multitude of outs Torbergsen had and he was done in second place.
Final Table Payouts
- Klas Löfberg – $224,493
- Andreas Torbergsen – $164,553
- Shyngis Satubayev – $120,617
- Leon Tsoukernik – $88,412
- Sai Wah Shek – $64,806
- Arvi Vainionkulma – $47,502
- Paul Teoh – $34,819
- Benjamin Juhasz – $25,522
- Brahman33 – $18,708