2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Final dash for the the LAST FOUR BRACELETS; MAIN EVENT and $25K HEADS UP NLHE champions to be determined; $100 WSOP MILLION$ exceeds $2M guarantee

After a thrilling six weeks of nonstop action at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online [ international ], the grandest online festival is down to its final weekend. The awards platter that was once filled with 54 golden bracelets has thinned out. Only six remain. Registration is still open on four bracelet events. The brand’s most prestigious tournament, the MAIN EVENT with its record breaking $ 27.5 million prize pool, resumes tonight with 38 players vying for the championship title and the $ 3.9 million first prize. As for the $ 25K Heads Up NLHE, it continues on closing night with four players remaining.

Another title players are chasing is the WSOP Online Player of the Series. Austria’s Chris Rudolph, champion of the WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high roller bracelet event, has a sizable lead of 7,566.31 points which is over a thousand points higher than second ranked Daniel Dvoress.

With no bracelets up for grabs last night, the action was at the WSOP #84: $100 WSOP MILLIONS [ $2M GTD ] where another 4,100 entered. This brought the cumulative entries to a massive 22,400, enough to exceed the advertised $ 2 million guarantee. That figure will continue to rise with 5 final flights on standby. Also heating up Day 48 were the side events with $ 1.6 million paid out. Marius Gierse was the biggest winner, Martin Pineiro finished 2nd in two events. We’ve got those results below.

To date, the 2020 WSOP Online [ international ] has collected a cumulative $ 131.9 million across 50 bracelet events. Time is running out to join the action so make sure to sign up on Natural8 before it is all over.

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Tonight: WSOP #82: $ 1,050 Beat the Pros [ Bounty ]

Tonight’s tournament will be extremely special as players try to knock out the pros at the WSOP #82: $ 1,050 Beat the Pros [ Bounty ]. For any player that busts highlighted in Blue (Sponsored Pro), Purple (Streamer), or Yellow (Influencer), the executioner will earn the bounty reward and a seat to the $ 10K Beat the Pros Winners Freeroll taking place on September 12 at 18:00 UTC / September 13 02:00 HKT. Time for some head slashing!

Buy in: $ 1,050
Date: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 allowed

Tonight: WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event – 38 players remaining

The hunt for the WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event championship title resumes tonight starting at 18:30 UTC / September 6 @ 02:30 HKT. The brand’s prestigious tournament drew a massive 5,802 entries across 23 entry flights for a record breaking $ 27,559,500 prize pool – the largest in online poker history.

On Day 2, the money flowed starting at 728th place. Tonight, the largest cut of $ 3,904,685.63 will be claimed by one of the 38 remaining players. Also awaiting the 51st WSOP Main Event champion is the signature WSOP Championship Bracelet and the added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

Remaining payouts

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 25,000,000
Entry flights: 23 completed
Total Entries: 5,802
Prize pool: $ 27,559.500
ITM: 728 places
Final Day: 38 players

The 38 finalists will be led in by American pro Bryan Piccioli “smbdySUCKme” who already has one WSOP bracelet and one WSOP ring under his belt. Piccioli has been hot on the hunt for a title this year with 14 deep runs at the WSOP Online [ USA ] segment on and 5 at the ongoing international leg.

Top 15 in chips

Holding strong in 5th rank is England’s hot running Craig Timmis with an impressive 15 cashes this series inclusive of two final table berths. He just missed the gold at the $ 800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha finishing 2nd and at the $ 1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty where he placed 3rd. Other players to mention:

Dinesh Alt “NastyMinder” – 13 cashes this series (6th rank)
Joao Santos “Petronio” – 6 cashes this series finishing 5th at the People’s Choice Event (10th rank)
Tzai Wei Phua “ahboy8888” – 10 cashes this series (20th rank)
Martin Arce “colinchow” – 7 cashes this series finishing 2nd at the $ 1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief (21st rank)
Jonas Lauck “rddkpp1” – 2019 WSOP bracelet winner – (22nd rank)
Manuel Saavedra “JOhn Mcclean” – 8 cashes this series finishing 9th at the $ 2,500 Double Stack (24th rank)
Chris Brewer – 9 cashes this series finishing 5th at the $ 10K Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship (27th rank)
Samuel Vousden – 13 cashes this series finishing 9th at the $ 10K Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship (29th rank)
Michael Lech “MiguelFiesta” – 2020 WSOP Online [ USA ] bracelet winner and 8 circuit rings (30th rank)
Mateusz Rypulak “GobsBobs” – 10 cashes this series (32nd rank)
Arkadiy Tsinis “Kamsky” – 2011 WSOP bracelet winner and 5 circuit rings (34th rank)
Freek Scholten “Jeff Pesos” – 8 cashes this series; finished 2nd at the 2019 WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack (35th rank)
Aleksandr Trofimov “John Marston” – 4 cashes this series finishing 4th at the $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (37th rank)

Also in the lineup are seven Natural8 players in contention for the $100,000 Team Bling Sponsorship Package: Raise Your Edge co-founder Benjamin Rolle ranked 8th, American pro Samuel Taylor “WhyEsEl” ranked 14th, Team NLG pro Stefan Schillhabel ranked 15th, Japan’s Satoshi Isomae “Tamito” ranked 16th, Australia’s Joshua McCully ranked 18th, Argentina’s Martin Arce “colinchow” ranked 21st, and Team Hot ambassador Phachara Wongwichit (Thailand) ranked 26th.

In addition, Asia Pacific is well represented by players Wenling Gao ranked 9th, Dingxiang Ong “dydgg66” ranked 12th, Xuming Qi “scplayer” ranked 13th, and Thomas Ward “readytoship” ranked 31st.

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

Guarantee breached! Last night the WSOP #84: $100 WSOP MILLIONS [ $2M GTD ] budget bracelet event broke through the $ 2 million guarantee barrier with a cumulative 22,400 entries amassed across 15 entry flights. From here on, it’s all icing with 5 flights yet to be played. Last night, another 666 players advanced to the final day bringing up the cumulative tally to 2,512 players.

Among the latest to make the list were Alex Foxen, Harry Duong, Guo Dong, Chi Chung Ho “chipuker”, and Jack Salter. For the third consecutive day, Germany’s “MonsterMan” held top rank with a 203.3 BB stack amassed at Flight G. Also from that flight was Austria’s Daniel Smiljkovic “GTOwannabe” with 190.1 BB stacked for 3rd rank. In between was China’s Movie_King with 191.3 BB to earn 2nd rank.

Buy in: $ 100
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Entry Dates: August 31 to September 6
Entry Flights: 5 remaining
Cumulative Entries: 22,400
Cumulative Prize Pool: $ 2,060,800

Final Day qualifiers: 2,512 players
Final Day: September 6 @ 18:30 UTC / September 7 @ 02:30 HKT
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Top 15 in chips

Other players through to Final Day were online international series bracelet winners Anson Yan Shing Tsang “Tara@0z”, Paul Teoh, Yuri Dzivielevski, Patrick Kennedy “Muddington”, Enrico Camosci “GTOExploiter”, and Trygve Leite “FullSendWig”; Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Thai Ha, Pete Chen, and Henri Buehler; Asian circuit players Abhinav Iyer “OBellaCiao”, Terry Nguyen “Terryboom”, Dhaval Mudgal “Toblerone27”, Michael Kim Falcon “DirtyDuck”, and Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association owner David Tai.

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
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

WSOP #85: $500 The Closer [ LAST CHANCE ]

Buy in: $ 500
Date: September 6 @ 20:00 UTC / September 7 @ 04:00 HKT
Late registration: 120 minutes
Re-entries: unlimited
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Paused: WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE – 4 players remaining

On Tuesday, the high roller shootout event WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE drew 127 players to build a massive prize pool worth $ 3,111,500. It took over ten hours to reach the final 4 players. When they return on Sunday, this is how they will match up (bracket pic below courtesy of For the champion awaits the WSOP signature gold and $ 1,077,025 plus an added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

Buy in: $ 25,000
Entries: 127
Prize pool: $ 3,111,500
ITM: 8 places
Running time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
Semi Finals: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place


1st $ 1,077,025 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package
2nd $ 622,300
3rd – 4th $ 311,150
5th Jason McConnon – UK – $ 194,468.75
6th Justin Bonomo – USA – $ 194,468.75
7th Stuart Wallensteen – Canada – $ 194,468.75
8th Aaron Van Blarcum – USA – $ 194,468.75


WSOP Side Event: $10,000 High Roller – Marius Gierse – $ 156,006.02

Buy in: $ 10,000
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 500,000
Entries: 51
Prize pool: $ 500,000
ITM: 6 places
Winner: Marius Gierse “Rudi Ratlos” – Germany – $ 156,006.02 (heads up deal)
2nd Bert Stevens – USA – $ 152,588.73 (heads up deal)

WSOP Side Event: $1,260 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed – mikzoan122 – $ 31,138.99

What an entrance for newcomer Israel’s “mikzoan122” whose first event on the network was last night’s $ 1,260 Super Turbo Bounty. mikzoan122 went on to defeat the 125 entry field, denying network regular Martin Pineiro the $ 16,438.99 first prize. In addition, mikzoan122 won $ 14,700 in bounties to pocket a combined $ 31,138.99.

Buy in: $ 1,260
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 125
Prize pool: $ 150,000
ITM: 17 places
Winner: mikzoan122 – Israel – $ 31,138.99
2nd Martin Pineiro – $ 23,004.87

WSOP Side Event: $2,500 Deepstack Turbo – Andras Nemeth – $ 43,445.91

Another deepstack win for Hungarian pro Andras Nemeth at the series offered side events. One week prior, Nementh won the $ 1,500 Deepstack for $ 84,210 then cashed at the $ 25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP finishing 49th for $ 57,592. Last night, he was back on top, shipping the $ 2,500 Deepstack Turbo for $ 43,445.91.

Buy in: $ 2,500
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 75
Prize pool: $ 178,125
ITM: 11 places
Winner: Andras Nemeth – Hungary – $ 43,445.91
2nd Sami Kelopuro – Finland – $ 33,095.01

WSOP Side Event: $800 Marathon – Trey Giorni – $ 47,578.73

Buy in: $ 800
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 250,000
Entries: 336
Prize pool: $ 255,360
ITM: 47 places
Winner: Trey Giorni – Canada – $ 47,578.73
2nd Chris Moorman – Canada – $ 34,955.51

WSOP Side Event: $400 FORTY STACK – getaxc56 – $ 44,144.10

Three nights ago Brazil’s “getaxc56” finished 5th at this same event, last night, getaxc56 returned and improved on it by railing network regular Martin Pineiro in 2nd place for the win. This was getaxc56’s first triumph at the series, earning a cool $ 44,144.10. For Pineiro, it was his second runner up finish for the day having also been denied at the $ 1,260 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed,

Buy in: $ 400
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 250,000
Entries: 589
Prize pool: $ 250,000
ITM: 80 places
Winner: getaxc56 – Brazil – $ 44,144.10
2nd Martin Pineiro – Argentina – $ 32,357.20

WSOP Side Event: $126 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed – Aneris Adomkevicius “TaiwanNumba1” – $ 11,741,81

Lithuania’s Aneris Adomkevicius “TaiwanNumba1” shipped his first series win at the $126 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed, defeating bracelet holder Abhinav Iyer “OBellaCiAao” for the $ 11,741,81 first prize. The win however is still inferior to his largest score of $ 107,671 earned at the MILLIONAIRE MAKER for finishing 9th.

Buy in: $ 126
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 514
Prize pool: $ 61,680
ITM: 71 places
Winner: Aneris Adomkevicius “TaiwanNumba1” – Lithuania – $ 11,741,81
2nd Abhinav Iyer “OBellaCiao” – India – $ 4,383.96

WSOP Side Event: GGMasters Edition Daily $25

Buy in: $ 25
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 50,000
Entries: 1,713
Prize pool: $ 50,000
ITM: 287 places
Winner: arshi7777777 – Russia – $ 7,565.39

WSOP Side Event: $75 Six Handed – OMGBigFish – $ 8,513.92

Buy in: $ 75
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 50,000
Entries: 689
Prize pool: $ 50,000
ITM: 98 places
Winner: OMGBigFish – Argentina – $ 8,513.92
2nd gugomk – Armenia – $ 6,240.49

WSOP Side Event: $210 Bounty King – Leandro Bianchini “107dalmatass” – $ 12,071.97

Buy in: $ 210
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 337
Prize pool: $ 67,400
ITM: 47 places
Winner: Leandro Bianchini “107dalmatass” – Argentina – $ 12,071.97

WSOP Side Event: $50 Double Stack – UmDiaVira – $ 6,760.53

Buy in: $ 50
Date: September 4
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Entries: 893
Prize pool: $ 41,078
ITM: 134 places
Winner: UmDiaVira – Tunisia – $ 6,760.53

Update: WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

With the WSOP Asia Player of the Series won by Brazil’s Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, players are now on the chase for the ultimate WSOP Player of the Series title. In store for the winner is the WSOP Pure Gold Mouse trophy. For 2nd to 5th, a Pure Gold Card for each. Current standings after 48 completed bracelet events.

Germany’s Christian Rudolph zoomed to 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. Only six bracelet events remain to rack up points.

Natural8: WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

Eight Natural8 WSOP Online champions have already won a Team Bling Sponsorship package: 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”. Sign up on Natural8, win a bracelet event, and be part of the team!

Main Event = $100,000 Natural8 Sponsorship*

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)

Stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you the final week rundown on the ongoing 2020 WSOP Online on Natural8.

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Triccia David

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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