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2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Two ASIA time zone events this weekend; COLOSSUS & PLOSSUS final table race; GGPoker donates over $350K to Caesars Cares

The weekend is upon us which means numerous bracelets up for grabs at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online international leg. Events to look forward to are the two ASIA TIME ZONE events – $ 500 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em and $ 1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Championship – plus the $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER [ $5M GTD ] and the $ 500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold’em. For the latter, a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package was added to the first place payout. Tonight will see the return of the final 9 players of the COLOSSUS and PLOSSUS events. Both are resuming after a one week break and both will broadcast live cards up on GGPoker.TV. All the info on those games are provided in this article.

Just announced on WSOP.com, GGPPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu officially presented a check for $ 354,756 to Caesars Cares Charity Fund. The donation was raised during the WSOP #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares] where 2,323 contributed $ 111 each and an additional $ 96,903 pledged by GGPoker.

Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Ambassador, presents donation check to Ty Stewart, Executive Director, WSOP.

“We are incredibly grateful to our partner GGPoker for their contribution to Caesars Cares,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “This donation will provide needed support to Caesars Entertainment team members experiencing unexpected setbacks as we work towards resuming operations and restoring normal business conditions. As if GGPoker’s idea to direct a portion of the buy-in from each player to Caesars Cares wasn’t generous enough, we are absolutely floored and elated by their decision to contribute nearly another $100,000 to the fund.”

“The international poker community really stepped up this time, and GGPoker was there to push the effort forward,” said GGPoker ambassador, Daniel Negreanu. “We will continue to raise funds for worthy causes in the future, and I’m grateful to be part of something that’s helping to make such a difference.”

If you are just tuning in, the 2020 WSOP Online is running on two platforms with a combined 85 signature bracelets for the taking. The USA series on WSOP.com – exclusively for players geo-located in Nevada and New Jersey – is nearing its end. 31 gold bracelets were up for grabs. The last event is underway. We will have a final wrap on that once it concludes. Make sure to check our recaps for past winner stories.

For international players, the series opened on July 19 on Natural8 – GG Network running until September 6. Filling up the roster are 54 bracelet events. 12 bracelets have been clasped and over $ 19.8 million paid out in completed bracelet events. Open events and highlight events still to come are listed below which includes the HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship [ HK$ 8M GTD ] and the prestigious $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25 Million GTD ].

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Up Next: WSOP #46: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em [ Asia ]

This is the third of nine ASIA TIME ZONE events offered at the series. WSOP Player of the Series points earned here will be reflected in the overall race and towards the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race.

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 1 @ 20:00 HKT
Late registration: 195 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times

Up Next: WSOP #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Championship [ Asia ]

This is the next ASIA TIME ZONE event offered for the weekend. Once again, WSOP Player of the Series points earned here will be reflected in the overall race and towards the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race.

Buy in: $ 1,000
Date: August 2 @ 20:00 HKT
Late registration: 240 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times

Up next: WSOP $49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold’em

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 2 @ 20:00 UTC / August 3 @ 04:00 HKT
Late registration: 100 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
* $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Open: WSOP #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER [ $5M GTD ]

The Millionaire Maker is one of the most sought after events of the series. Since its inception in 2013, the fields have been enormous with every player on mutual ambition to bag the $ 1,000,000 champion’s purse. The $ 5 Million guarantee has been breached. Four entry flights remain.

Buy in: $ 1,500
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Cumulative Entries: 3,646
Cumulative Day 2 Qualifiers: 546
Cumulative Prize Pool: $ 5,195,550
Remaining Flights: 4
Day 2: August 2 @ 18:30 UTC / August 3 @ 02:30 HKT
Final Table: August 9 @ 18:30 UTC / August 10 @ 02:30 HKT – Live broadcast cards face up on GGPoker.TV

Top 15 in chips

Among the players through are Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Kosei Ichinose and Pete Chen, Team NLH Fedor Holz, Michael Addamo, Daniel Dvoress, Preben Stokkan, Mike McDonald, Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton, Kristen Bicknell, Alex Foxen, Martin Jacobson, Jacob Schindler, Leon Tsoukernik, Shawn Buchanan, Simon Klas Lofberg, Juha Helppi, Rodrigo Dos Santos Caprioli “PAPAI_PIG”, Syngis Satubayev “somebodyelse”, Matthias Eibinger, Andras Nemeth, Yuri Dzivielevsk, Steve O’Dwyer, Pablo Silva, Dario Sammartino, Roberto Romanello, Mike Leah, Simon Burns “Fireburns”, and Vincent Kwun Ngai Li “Peleus34”.

Final Table: WSOP #41: $400 COLOSSUS [$3M GTD]

After a one week break, the WSOP #41: $400 COLOSSUS [$3M GTD] event gets back on the virtual felt with the final 9 players on their last stretch to the gold. The event stayed true to its name, drawing 12,575 across 14 entry flights for a guarantee smasher $ 4,796.632 prize pool. 1,946 qualified to Day 2, the money began at 1,575th place, and the final table was formed at the fall of New Zealand’s gymkhana1 to Arunas Sapitavicius “AngryGoose”.

The final table will broadcast live cards up on GGPoker.TV. Everyone is guaranteed a minimum $ 40,529.14. The eventual champion will ship $ 595,930 + an added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket.

Buy in: $ 400
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Guarantee: $ 3,000,000
Total Entries: 12,757
Total Day 2 Qualifiers: 1,946 players
Total Prize Pool: $ 4,796,632
ITM: 1,575

Final 9 Players

Final Table: WSOP #41: $400 COLOSSUS [$3M GTD]
Final Table: WSOP #41: $400 COLOSSUS [$3M GTD]

Arunas Sapitavicius “AngryGoose” – Lithuania – 130,807,608 (32.7 BB)
Paraskevas Tsokaridis “Cantaloupe7” – Greece – 117,977,370 (29.5 BB)
Joni Jouhkimainen – Finland – 103,160,117 (25.8 BB)
Ranno Sootla “RukKuRuku” – Estonia – 77,724,692 (19.4 BB)
Tom Delaine “Pik00rs” – Malta – 49,404,154 (12.3 BB)
Andre Felipe De Medeiros Figueiredo “hwilson22” – Brazil – 48,203,960 (12.1 BB)
Agate Ose “bonerjamz69” – Austria – 44,532,684 (11.1 BB)
Lai Sisheng “fisherman90” – Singapore – 36,651,368 (9.2 BB)
Ajay Chabra “Ross_Geller” – Canada – 27,562,079 (6.9 BB)

Notes:
– Blinds open at 2,000,000 – 4,000,000 ante 400,000
– Five players are guaranteed to record their largest career cash – Arunas Sapitavicius, Paraskevas Tsokaridis, Tom Delaine, Agate ose, and Lai Sisheng
– Finland pro Joni Jouhkimainen, Ranno Sootla, and Ajay Chabra have come close to a WSOP gold by one spot; Jouhkimainen has 10 prior WSOP cashes, Chabra with 24 prior WSOP cashes.
– This is Tom Delaine’s second final table appearance of the WSOP  Online international series

Final 9 Payouts

Final Table: WSOP #42: $400 PLOSSUS [ $1M GTD ]

Also returning to action are the final 9 players of the WSOP #42: PLOSSUS [ $1M GTD ] event. The prize pool surged past the guarantee after attracting 4,356 entries across 15 entry flights. 642 qualified to Day 2. Portions of the $ 1,637,856 prize pool flowed starting at 548th place. Bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski delivered a double knockout at 11 remaining to form the final table.

Buy in: $ 400
Game: Pot Limit Omaha
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Total Entries: 4,356
Total Day 2 Qualifiers: 642 players
Total Prize Pool: $ 1,637,856
ITM: 548 places

The final table will broadcast live cards up on GGPoker.TV. Everyone is guaranteed a minimum $ 14,596.73. The eventual champion will ship $ 221,556.78 + an added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket.

Final 9 Players

Final Table: WSOP #42: $400 PLOSSUS [ $1M GTD ]
Final Table: WSOP #42: $400 PLOSSUS [ $1M GTD ]

Yuri Dzivielevski – Brazil – 51,590,103 (64.5 BB)
Gabi Livshitz “kidrurim” – israel – 38,927,194 (48.7 BB)
Tautvydas Jokubauskas “GuliGul” – Argentina – 24,393,060 (30.5 BB)
Chad Layne “ThefastLayne” – Mexico – 21,793,740 (27.2 BB)
Samuel Bernabeu “vivaegipto” – Mexico – 20,357,958 (25.4 BB)
Matthew Silas Vengrin “DNSFD” – Mexico – 17,046,432 (21.3 BB)
Dustin Dirksen “JohnSmiley” – Mexico – 16,719,743 (20.9 BB)
Markus Michael Cara “Phil Kessel”- Canada – 14,015,112 (17.5 BB)
Juan Perez “Darth Vador” – Mexico – 12,500,374 (15.6 BB)

Notes:
– Blinds open at 40,000 – 80,000 ante 8,000
– Yuri Dzivielevski seeks his second WSOP bracelet; he has 22 WSOP cashes, this will be his sixth online series cash and second final table appearance
– Chad Layne has 48 prior WSOP cashes; he came close to a circuit ring four times
– Matthew Silas Vengrin has 41 prior WSOP cashes; he finished one spot shy of a bracelet in 2015
– Dustin Dirksen has 17 prior WSOP cashes; he finished one spot shy of a bracelet in 2017

Final 9 Payouts

KEY EVENTS

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

Year after year, players flock to Las Vegas with dreams of winning a bracelet, however no gold is more desired than that of the WSOP Main Event. The hunt for the 51st champion begins on August 16 with entry flights running daily until August 30. Players are allowed only three bullets with no same day re-entry offered.

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 25,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to August 30
Entry Flights: 22 offered
Final Day: August 30 [ 3-Day Freezeout Flights ]

WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship [ HK$ 8M GTD ]

Buy in: HK$ 8,000 (~ US$ 1,000)
Guarantee: HK$ 8,000,000 (~US$ 1,032,000)
Entry Dates: August 3 to August 9
Entry Flights: 14 offered
Final Day: August 9 @ 20:00 HKT

WSOP #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYER CHAMPIONSHIP [ $10M GTD ]

Buy in: $ 25,000
Date: August 23 @ 18:00 UTC
Guarantee: $ 10,000,000
Notes: 2 day event

WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ]

At the 50th anniversary of the WSOP held last year, the BIG 50 event was introduced. Due to its massive draw of 28,371 entries, it is back in the roster. With the buy in lowered to a very affordable $ 50, players can expect a monstrous field.

Buy in: $ 50
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to 23
Entry Flights: 15 offered
Final Day: August 23 @ 18:30 UTC

Other Games

For those looking to enter bracelet events for cheap, the WSOP Silk Road is your route. Daily tickets can be won running until August 31. Alek Stasiak “astazz” won 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. For non- bracelet events, several WSOP side events are scheduled with buy ins from $125 to $800.

Update: WSOP Leaderboard

In addition to striving for the WSOP gold bracelet is the Player of the Series title. For the first time, three types of POS titles will be awarded. The ultimate leaderboard champion will win the WSOP Pure Gold Mouse, the WSOP Pure Gold Dragon will be awarded to the Asia Player of the Series – highest points accrued on the Asia Time Zone events -, and the exclusive Pure Gold Card to be given to leaderboard finishers 2nd to 5th. Current standings after 14 events.

Natural8 Promos

For players signed up on Natural8, expect generous promos for a more enjoyable and profitable WSOP experience. WSOP champions Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon” and Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo” already capitalized, each awarded one of the WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship packages. 42 chances left to be a winner!

WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

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)

WSOP First Deposit Bonus

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

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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Louis Hartwell

Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of somuchpoker.com. He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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