2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Christian Rudolph hailed champion of the $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP; Trygve Leite “FullSendWig” locks up the $300 Double Stack bracelet; Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” wins WSOP Asia Player of the Series

Two bracelets awarded at Day 42 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online [ international ]. Germany’s Christian Rudolph shipped the WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high rollers event for the enviable $ 1.8 million first prize. This was his first ever WSOP victory. Norway’s Trygve Leite “FullSendWig” took down WSOP #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em for his first WSOP title and a career high $ 130,099.98. Another champion was Brazil’s Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” who topped the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race. Garla was awarded the one of a kind WSOP Pure Gold Dragon trophy. We’ve got those stories for you.

The brand’s esteemed WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event with a mammoth 25 Million Dollars guaranteed, the largest ever offered in online history, is down to its final entry flight. If you haven’t yet secured a Day 2 seat, last chance happens tonight at 20:00 HKT. 950 players have already advanced out of 5,028 entries. One of the newest qualifiers was leading WSOP bracelet holder / world renowned pro Phil Hellmuth. Holding strong up top is Australian pro Kahle Burns with a commanding 277.5 BB stack.

The 2020 WSOP Online [ international ] has been running since July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network. 44 bracelets have been claimed and a cumulative $ 94.4 million paid out. Only 10 bracelets remain. The series runs until September 6th. If you are looking to get in cheap at select remaining events, WSOP Silk Road is the route however today is the last day of that series. Only five tournaments are left to try to seize winning tickets. For first timers, make sure to sign up on Natural8. Fantastic promos and incentives are in store. Read about it at the bottom of the page.

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WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP – Christian Rudolph – $ 1,800,290

Christian Rudolph Poker
Christian Rudolph. Credit: King’s Casino Rozvadov

After a weeklong break, the final 9 players of the WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high roller bracelet event returned to action. While American pro Jason Koon kicked off with the chip lead, it was Germany’s Christian Rudolph who claimed the throne for his first ever WSOP title and bracelet. Rudolph was awarded the enormous $ 1,800,290 first prize to become the largest earner in a single event this series. He also won a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package. Online sensation Chris Hunichen took runner up for a hefty payout as well of $ 1,332,097.


Prior to this incredible win, Rudolph already had 23 WSOP live cashes amounting to over a million dollars. He reached the final table three times with the gold at his fingertips at the 2018 WSOPE € 25,500 Super High Roller Series finishing 2nd for € 524,532. With this win, he bumped up his WSOP winnings to nearly $ 3 million.

Buy in: $ 25,000
Guarantee: $ 10,000,000
Entries: 407
Prize pool: $ 10,000,000
ITM: 55 places
Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes


Recapping the final chase, Aliaksei Boika “BladeRunner1” (9th) was first to fall at the hands of Shankar Pillai “Saquon”. Koon lost his lead to Hunichen when his A-J offsuit missed against pocket Queens for a costly double up. After Aram Zobian “Pusha T” eliminated $1K Ultra Satellite qualifier Paulius Plausinaitis “ChickenBBQ” (8th), Rudolph claimed his first of five heads with Koon on the bitter end. Rudolph’s A-Q found an Ace on the board to dust pocket tens. Next two on the German’s hit list were Brunno Botteon (6th) and Zobian (5th). This gave Rudolph the lead which he held to the finish.

WSOP #70 – $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP – straight for winner Rudolph. Botteon had pocket Queens.

More chips for Rudolph with Aleksejs Ponakovs downed in 4th place. To enter heads up, Hunichen eliminated Pillai with only a one million chip deficit against Rudolph.

The final gold chase clocked in at 18 minutes. Rudolph took command, building a 5:1 gap. Hunichen grinded back but still wasn’t able to overtake Rudolph. When the lead was up to 12:1, Rudolph nailed it shut with Q-10 lucky against K-Q to become the most envied WSOP Online [ international ] champion.

Final table payouts

1st Christian Rudolph – Germany – $ 1,800,290 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package
2nd Chris Hunichen – USA – $ 1,332,097
3rd Shankar Pillai “Saquon” – USA – $ 979,138
4th Aleksejs Ponakovs – Latvia – $ 719,700
5th Aram Zobian “Pusha T” – USA – $ 529,005
6th Brunno Botteon – Brazil – $ 388,837
7th Jason Koon – USA – $ 285,808
8th Paulius Plausinaitis “ChickenBBQ” – Lithuania – $ 210,079
9th Aliaksei Boika “BladeRunner1” – Montenegro – $ 154,416

WSOP #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em – Trygve Leite – $ 130,099.98

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Trygve Leite. Credit: Venetian Poker Room

The WSOP #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em was the last ASIA TIME ZONE event to accrue points towards the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race. A rush of 3,552 entered to help boost the prize pool to $ 991,008. Just under twelve hours of play, Norway’s Trygve Leite “FullSendWig” emerged victorious to capture his first gold bracelet, largest score of $ 130,998.98, and a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package. He became the first Norwegian to win this series, bumping up the country’s overall bracelet tally to six.

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WSOP #75 – $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em

For a brief background on the champion, including the win, it was Leite’s 7th deep run this series. He also had 9 WSOP cashes throughout his career. Leite’s previous high score was for 1st place at the 2019 PPPoker Live Festival World Championship High Roller event in the Philippines for $ 23,998.

Buy in: $ 300
Entries: 3,552
Prize pool: $ 991,008
ITM: 440 places
Running time: 11 hours and 45 minutes

Leading up to the final table, Emanuele Monari “BudSpencer” railed two players during the final 16 to carry in an intimidating monster stack. Trygve Leite “FullSendWig” was running second in chips. Surrounding them were two WSOP ring winners Gregory Ronaldson “C0bb” and Paul Lozano “Pistolero99”. The most decorated of the pack was American pro Connor Drinan with $ 11.2 million in live earnings and 42 WSOP cashes. Drinan was also on his 13th cash this series and second final table.

WSOP 75 300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em Final Table
WSOP #75 – $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em final table

From the get-go, the final table was dominated by Leite eventually railing four players before facing Monari for the title. Leite’s first victim was Connor Drinan (9th) then China’s Jihuan He “brahms” (7th) after Eliyahu Elyashiv “yaldon” eliminated David Mitchell “Stoic123” in 8th place.

WSOP #75 – $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em – pair of 5’s for winner Leite

With the chip lead seized, Leite proceeded to muscle the felt, leading to the fall of Lozano for a third player slashed by the charging Norwegian. Monari tried to catch up, finishing off Ronaldson (5th) and Elyashiv (4th) however Leite surged further ahead after eliminating India’s Anjali Agrawal “Iwanashipit” in 3rd place.

Ahead roughly 2:1, it took one tough hour for Leite to close it out. During that time, Monari displayed an impressive uphill climb however, Leite’s lead simply could not be breached. Leite went on to win it for his first WSOP title and bracelet.

Final table payouts

1st Trygve Leite “FullSendWig” – Norway – $ 130,099.98 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package
2nd Emanuele Monari “BudSpencer” – San Marino – $ 101,292.01
3rd Anjali Agrawal “Iwanashipit” – India – $ 72,204.44
4th Eliyahu Elyashiv “yaldon” – Israel – $ 51,469.88
5th Gregory Ronaldson “C0bb” – South Africa – $ 36,689.49
6th Paul Lozano “Pistolero99” – Spain – $ 26,153.59
7th Jiahuan He “brahms” – China – $ 18,643.23
8th David Mitchell “Stoic123” – Canada – $ 13,289.61
9th Connor Drinan – USA – $ 9,473.34

Notable players in the money (top 100): Seungmook Jung “7high” (10th), Mario Mosbeck “xxmmarioxx” (11th), Joao Lains “UnforgivenM7” (12th), Blake Bohn “Beast2018” (14th), Chris Moorman (43rd), Alessandro Bianchini “107dalmatass” (`02nd), and Paul Teoh (106th).

WSOP Asia Player of the Series – Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”

Ever since Brazil’s Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” won the WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship, he has held pole position in the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race. Last night was the final chance for players to try to steal home, however, it was not to be. Garla’s points remained intact to be crowned winner and claim the one of a kind WSOP Pure Gold Dragon trophy.

WSOP Asia Player Of The Series Final Result
WSOP Asia Player of the Series final result

LAST CHANCE: WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25M GTD ]

It is down to the wire at the WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25M GTD ] with one final entry flight to qualify into Day 2. Once completed, the next stage in the race takes place at August 30 @ 18:30 UTC / August 31 @ 02:30 where the qualifiers play down to the final 40 players. Australian pro Kahle Burns continues to lead with a massive 277.5 BB stacked. Jonathan Dokler “Serenity” is ranked second with 204.4 BB. Among last night’s qualifiers were Phil Hellmuth, Ryan Reiss, Joao Vieira, Shankar Pillai, Michael Clacher “YesPlease”, Sergio Aido, and Michelle Shah “hu4trollzz”.

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 25,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to August 30
Cumulative Entries: 5,028
Final Day qualifiers: 930
Entry flights: 1 remaining
Day 2: August 30 @ 18:30 UTC [ play down to final 40 players ] Final Day: September 7 @ 18:30 UTC

Top15 in Chips

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WSOP #77 – $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25M GTD ] top15 in chips

Come Day 2, watch out for these notable players: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Danny Tang, Pete Chen, and Niklas Ehrenholz “NikkyMouse”, Natural8 Team NLG pros Fedor Holz, Manig Loeser, Ana Mraquez, and Stefan Schillhabel “Schilli33”, Asian bracelet winners Ji Young Kim, Wei Guo Liang “SPARK1207”, and Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV”, other notable players from the Asian circuit, Samad Razavi “JejuKingCrab”, Anant Purohit “MisterPro”, Chi Chung Ho “chipuker”, and David Tai.

Up next: WSOP #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold’em

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 30 @ 18:00 UTC / August 31 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 240 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
Notes: $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Up next: WSOP #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em Six Handed

Buy in: $ 1,000
Date: August 30 @ 20:00 UTC / August 31 @ 04:00 HKT
Late registration: 120 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
Notes: $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place


WSOP Side Event: $840 Bounty High Roller – Peter Chien “BIG CHI” – $ 43,650.27

After a long wait, high stakes player / MTT grinder Peter Chien “BIG CHI” finally closed one out at the $ 840 Bounty High Roller for $ 43,650.27. He also cashed at the evening’s $ 1,500 Deepstack for an additional $ 3,481.85 to make for a sizable $ 47K in winnings.

WSOP Side Event 840 Bounty High Roller
WSOP Side Event – $840 Bounty High Roller

Buy in: $ 840
Date: August 29
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 258
Prize pool: $ 206,400
ITM: 35 places
Winner: Peter Chien “BIG CHI” – Canada – $ 43,650.27

WSOP Side Event: $84 Bounty Hunter

Buy in: $ 84
Date: August 29
Guarantee: $ 35,000
Entries: 866
Prize pool: $ 69,280
ITM: 116 places
Winner: JeffBloss – Finland – $ 11,803.42

WSOP Side Event: $400 Six Handed – Mikhail Aleksandrov “zyxel777” – $ 33,470.14

It was anyone’s game at heads up between Mikhail Aleksandrov “zyxel777” and Tom Delaine “Pik00rs” at the $ 400 Six Handed side event. Both players tugged at the chip lead until a pocket pair war determined the final outcome. Aleksandrov defeated Delaine with pocket Aces turned quads to obliterate pocket eights. This was Aleksandrov’s first win this series.

WSOP Side Event 400 Six Handed
WSOP Side Event – $400 Six Handed

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 29
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 501
Prize pool: $ 188,376
ITM: 71 places
Winner: Mikhail Aleksandrov “zyxel777” – Russia – $ 33,470.14
2nd Tom Delaine “Pik00rs” – Tunisia – $ 24,553.29

WSOP Side Event: $1,500 Deepstack – Synopsis – $ 66,256.66

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WSOP Side Event – $1,500 Deepstack

Buy in: $ 1,500
Date: August 29
Guarantee: $ 300,000
Entries: 261
Prize pool: $ 371,925
ITM: 35 places
Winner: Synopsis – Mexico – $ 66,256.66 (heads up deal) + $ 5,00 Main Event ticket
2nd wassa – Israel – $ 58,603.52 (heads up deal)

WSOP Side Event: $200 Second Chance – Dearfriendoz – $ 20,270.45

Since “giannnn” first side event win three nights ago at the WSOP Side Event $800 PLO Encore, it has been deep run one after another. The following evening, giannnn placed 2nd at the $ 1,5000 Deepstack, then last night he placed 2nd at this event – $ 200 Second Chance – falling only to champion Dearfriendoz. This was Dearfriendoz’s first win this series.

Buy in: $ 200
Date: August 29
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 630
Prize pool: $ 115,920
ITM: 89 places
Winner: Dearfriendoz – Mexico – $ 20,270.45
2nd giannnn – Canada – $ 14,857.88

WSOP Side Event: $250 Super Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 250
Date: August 29
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 396
Prize pool: $ 91,080
ITM: 55 places
Winner: Arie Kliper “abush” – Israel – $ 16,506.66

Update: WSOP Online Leaderboard – Top 10

With the WSOP Asia Player of the Series won by Brazil’s Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, next focus is on the WSOP Player of the Series title. In store for the ultimate winner is the WSOP Pure Gold Mouse trophy. Players that finish 2nd to 5th will also each win a Pure Gold Card.

Germany’s Christian Rudolph zoomed into the top spot after shipping the WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high roller bracelet event. He also accrued points in eight other events. Canadian pro Daniel Dvoress – WSOP #71: $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER champion – dropped to 2nd rank.

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WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE [ 128 cap, no late reg ]

Buy in: $ 25,000

Entries: 128 cap
Late registration: N/A
Date: September 1 @ 18:00 UTC / September 2 @ 02:00 HKT

Semi Finals: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT

WSOP #84: $100 WSOP MILLIONS [ $2M GTD ]

Buy in: $ 100
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Entry Dates: August 31 to September 6
Entry Flights: 26 offered
Final Day: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT

WSOP #83: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$ [ $5M GTD ]

Buy in: $ 10,000
Date: September 6 @ 18:00 UTC / September 7 @ 02:00 HKT
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Notes: 2 day event

Other Games: WSOP SILK ROAD Last Chance

For those looking to enter bracelet events for cheap, the WSOP Silk Road is the way to go. Last chance to win tickets tonight to select events. For some inspiration, Alek Stasiak “astazz” earned his seat to WSOP #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief via a $10 qualifier which bought him a seat in the $100 satellite to the above-mentioned bracelet event which he shipped for $ 343.2K. If you are interested in non- bracelet events, several WSOP side events are scheduled with buy ins from $ 200 to $ 3,000. Popular network tournaments are also on offer: GGMasters $ 150, $ 500K and the High Rollers Super MILLION$ $ 10K, $ 2M GTD.

Natural8 Promos

For players signed up on Natural8, expect fantastic player incentives. WSOP Online champions Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, Daniel Dvoress, Hun Wei Lee, Teoh Ming Juen “Paul Teoh”, Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon”, Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo”, Anson Yan Shing Tsang “Tara@0z”, and Thi Truong “HoneyandTHI” have already won a Team Bling Sponsorship package for their incredible achievement. Other promos are the First Deposit Bonus and WSOP Silk Road leaderboard race. 9 days left to avail of the promos!

WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

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Win the WSOP Main Event and you’ll not only become a part of Team Bling, you’ll be the CAPTAIN of the team. This exclusive package includes:

12 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses)
$25,000 for live event sponsorships
T$60,000 in online sponsorships, paid out over 12 months

Buy-ins of $1,000 and above = $15,000 Natural8 Sponsorship*

Win a WSOP Bracelet from any event with a buy-in of $1,000 and above, and you’ll get a Team Bling package that includes:

6 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses)

Buy-ins from $50 to $999 = $7,500 Natural8 Sponsorship*

Win a WSOP Bracelet from any event with a buy-in of $999 and below, and you’ll get a Team Bling package that includes:

6 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$7,500 Las Vegas Package ($5,000 to cover your buy-ins and $2,500 for expenses)

WSOP First Deposit Bonus

Wsop Natural8 Promotion

First time depositors on Natural8 can expect a special bump in the load. For a minimum deposit of $20 are gifts worth up to $ 100 over six consecutive days. The initial $ 60 in WSOP tickets – WSOP Satellite and WSOP Spin & Gold, another $ 40 in WSOP tickets for those that complete all 6 AoF challenges of 100 AoF hands per day.

WSOP Silk Road

ALERT! Only 5 WSR tournaments left to win tickets to select events! The WSOP Silk Road Micro Series has been ongoing since July 1st and will run until August 31st. This is for players looking to enter bracelet events for cheap. And seriously, who wouldn’t want to win a multi million event for as low as $ 1.08? Via this route, buy ins only go as high as $ 21.60. Top the Natural8 Silk Road Leaderboard to win an instant ticket to the WSOP #77: $5,000 Main Event [ $25M GTD ]. 

Plenty of action still to come so stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you daily updates on the ongoing 2020 WSOP Online on Natural8.

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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