On 4 March 2020 Scott Hempel was one of six players to make the final table of the main event of the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic. Play was suspended at the tournament with six remaining, with plans to resume action later in the month in Las Vegas, with the WPT’s cameras recording the action for television.
The WPT final table has been indefinitely postponed, but Hempel has managed to win a major poker title in the interim despite the shutdown of the live tournament poker scene that has resulted from the COVID -19 outbreak. In the early hours of Sunday, July 19, Hempel emerged victorious in the World Series of Poker Online 2020 $ 1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em visit Sultanpoker88 turbo deepstack eight max event, earning his first WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $ 181,060 .
This was Hemple’s second consecutive final table featured in the series, as he finished in seventh place in the $ 777 buy-in event that took place the day before for $ 22,250. Hemple has now cashed in $ 203,310 during the series while playing under the screen name ‘BudLightLime’. A Chicago native, now based in Canada, focuses primarily on online gaming.
The tournament attracted a total of 697 unique players, who collectively made 290 re-entries to see the final prize pool swell to $ 937,650. The top 143 earners made their money, with min cash worth $ 1,594. Famous performers who did many things include Roland ‘prngls12’ Israelashvili (133 – $ 1,594), champion in the series premiere Jonathan ‘art.vandelay’Dokler (107 – $ 1,688), WSOP bracelet leader Phil’ Lumestackin ‘Hellmuth (97 – $ 1,782), # 12 champion Ryan ‘joeyisamush’ Depaulo (84 – $ 1,969), Max ‘MaxSparrow’ Pescatori (52 – $ 3,094), Erica ‘huckcheevers’ Lindgren (38 – $ 3,563.07), WSOP main event champion 2013 Ryan ‘bitc0in’ Riess (32nd – $ 4,219), and Dave ‘dunningkrugr’ Alfa (9 – $ 12,845), who also finished in ninth place at the WSOP bracelet event held the day before.
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