Gediminas Uselis Wins WSOP Online Forty Stacks Event – The 2020 World Series of Poker online $400 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Forty Stacks’ event drew 4,461 Total entries to create the $1,677,336 final prize pool. In the end only one player could come out victorious with the title, and that was Gediminas Uselis from Lithuania. Playing under the screen name ‘NeverGambol’, Uselis outlasted the big court to claim his first WSOP bracelet and the $211,282 grand prize. This is the biggest score on his tournament resume, surpassing the $60,710 he earned as champ from the 2019 WSOP Circuit Choctaw $2,200 buy-in high roller.
The strong turnout for the event saw the top 548 participants make money, locking in an IP of at least $960 to cash out. Many prominent figures featured in this event, including bracelet winner Chris Moorman (421 – $1,071), eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel (409 – $1,071), 2013 WSOP main event champion Ryan Riess (377 – $1,194), bracelet winner Kevin Eyster (71 – $2,643), two-time bracelet winner Kevin Macphee (30 – $3,737), and four-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (26 – $5,285).
As the final table progressed, England’s Andrew Wilson held the chip advantage, with Yaniv Bohadana second and Uselis sitting in the next biggest pile. Nicolau Villa Lobos bonus138 was the shortest stack, and he finally hit the first fence when his K Diamond Suit Q Diamond Suit failed to win against Yucheng Xiao’s A Diamond Suit10 and Yucheng Xiao’s Q Club Suit10 Uselis Spade Suit. Xiao dropped a pair of aces and held back from there to send Villa Lobos packing with $14,949 as a ninth-place finisher.
Guilherme Dos Santos lost big pots with pocket kings losing against AQ of Uselis saw his stack shrink to below one big blind. His final chip went in an 8-4 offsuit and he was called by an A-6 match from Wilson, who made a pair of aces to clear Dos Santos in eighth place ($21,141).