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Natural8-WSOPC: MAIN EVENT $5M guarantee cracked; Kristen Bicknell, Bot Marley, & SirLuisao outshine

More good news at the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series! Two days prior, the staggering $ 100 million festival guarantee was breached. Last night, another guarantee was cracked with the upcoming MAIN EVENT $5M GTD at $ 5.1 million and climbing.

The WSOPC is without question the richest online event ever staged. It got underway on May 3rd at GG Network Natural8 with the last of the games to be offered on May 31st. Out of the iconic 18 gold rings on the plate, 14 have been claimed. The chase for the last four rings is ongoing with registration and daily Day 1 heats leading up to the events.

To date, the grand festival has paid out $ 102.7 million across 437 events. Among the latest side winners were Kristen Bicknell for her fourth series title, Bot Marley – the day’s single largest payout earner, and SirLuisao who shipped back to back $ 1K events. Almedin Imsirovic also ran well, running deep in two big buy in events. We’ve got those stories, results, and updates on the final four ring events.

Update: WSOPC Ring Event #17: MAIN EVENT $5M GTD

Out of all the WSOPC events in the roster, the prestigious WSOPC Ring Event #17: MAIN EVENT $5M GTD is the one to enter and conquer. As mentioned above, the guarantee was breached and now sits at a cumulative $ 5,144.250. To qualify, 14 Day 1 heats remain. A long list of notable players have already secured their final day spot including Sam Greenwood who advanced last night.

Buy in: $ 1,000
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Final Day: June 1 @ 03:00 (HKT)
Day 1 heats: 14 remaining

Other notable qualifiers were: Bertrand “ElkY” Grospelier, Fedor Holz, Boris Becker, Henri Buehler, Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell, Mikita Badziakouski, Daniel Dvoress, Andras Nemeth, Adrian Mateos, Lucas Greenwood, Matthias Eibinger, Almedin Imsirovic, Michael Soyza, Thai Ha, George Wolff, Lauryn Levinskas, and 2019 WSOPE Main Event winner Alexandros Kolonias. Series ring winners also making it through were Chi Jen Chu “PetitFoxx”, TheMadQueen, ChilaxChuck, BlaireauEnColere, ShopChop96, and 800-522-4700.

Among the top 10 in chips is COLOSSUS winner WhiteChick who currently sits in second rank while Philippines’s Lester Edoc “mon$terDad” is ranked 9th. Currently 5,415 entered with 749 through to the final day.

Top 10 in chips

Update: WSOPC Ring Event #16: PLO MAIN EVENT $1M GTD

Also brewing up a big pot is the WSOPC Ring Event #16: PLO MAIN EVENT $1M GTD. The event also surpassed its guarantee with a cumulative 1,589 entries at $ 1K each for $ 1,509,550. This number will continue to increase with 15 Day 1 heats remaining.

Buy in: $ 1,000
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Final Day: June 1 @ 0300 (HKT)
Day 1 heats: 15 remaining

Among the 199 players through to the final day spot is GGPoker Ambassador Fedor Holz who is currently ranked second in chips. In the lead is Hungarian pro Andras Nemeth. Other notable players include Isaac Baron, Laurynas Levinskas, Amichai Barer, Patrick Leonard “Babu$hka”, Lucas Greenwood, Gavin Cochrane, Guo Dong, Lester Edoc “mon$terDad”, and ring winner ShopChop96.

Top 10 in chips

Update: Monster Stack $500K GTD and The Closer $500K GTD

In addition to the ring events listed above are WSOPC Ring Event #15: Monster Stack $500K GTD and WSOPC Ring Event #18: The Closer $500K GTD (Turbo). Registration is ongoing.

Monster Stack info

Buy in: $ 200
Guarantee: $ 500,000
Start Date: May 31 21:00 (HKT)

For the Monster Stack event, this is the fourth of its kind. Each of the previous three destroyed its guarantee. The first one drew 5,155 entries for $ 948,250. Champion 274AS shipped $ 134.9K. The second one drew 5,161 entries for $ 949,624. Champion ShopChop96 shipped $ 155K. The third one drew 4,846 entries for $ 891,664. Champion 5Dinks4All shipped pennies shy of $ 127K.

The Closer info

Buy in: $ 500
Guarantee: $ 500,000
Start Date: June 1 06:00 (HKT)

Day 25 results

Keeping everyone busy on Day 25 were 16 side games of buy ins from $ 33 to the largest of $ 5K. The $ 5K High Roller events were won by Bot Marley and Kristen Bicknell – GPI Female Player of the Year 2019. For Bot Marley, this was a second series win; for Bicknell it was her fourth series win. Bicknell defeated Mikita Badziakouski at heads up to deny the Belarus top pro his second series win. She also finished 6th at the other $ 5K HR event.

WSOPC 5K High Roller
WSOPC 5K High Roller

WSOPC Series: $5K High Roller

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 63
Prize pool: $ 299,250
ITM: 8 places

Payouts

1st Bot Marley – Croatia – $ 92,984.22
2nd Almedin Imsirovic – Canada – $ 58,516.63
3rd George Wolff – Canada – $ 44,270.77
4th Adrian Mateos – UK – $ 33,493.04
5th 20BigWhale20 – Andorra – $ 25,339.17
6th Kristen Bicknell – Canada – $ 19,170.34
7th AngelKK – China – $ 14,503.33
8th Alexandros Kolonias – Greece – $ 10,972.50

WSOPC Series: $5K High Roller

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 125,000
Entries: 36
Prize pool: $ 171,000
ITM: 5 places

Payouts

1st Kristen Bicknell – Canada – $ 72,945.84
2nd Mikita Badziakouski – Croatia – $ 43,100.17
3rd Jacob Schindler – Canada – $ 27,129.15
4th BIGfckinNIT – Canada – $ 17,076.28
5th Andras Nemeth – Hungary – $ 10,748.56

Other Big Winners

WSOPC Series: $2.5K – Almedin Imsirovic

At the $ 2.5K buy in event, 43 signed up to edge slightly above the guarantee. Coming out victorious was Almedin Imsirovic whose third bullet was the charm, eventually defeating StephenEdwards19 at heads up. Imsirovic nearly had a second win, finishing second to Bot Marley at the $ 5K High Roller event. Imsirovic collected a combined $ 102K.

Buy in: $ 2,500
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 43
Prize pool: $ 102,125
ITM: 5 places

Payouts

1st Almedin Imsirovic – Canada – $ 43,564.88
2nd StephenEdwards19 – UK – $ 25,740.38
3rd Artur Martirosian – Russia – $ 16,202.13
4th Adrian Mateos – UK – $ 10,198.33
5th David Szep – Hungary – $ 6,419.28

WSOPC Series: $1K – SirLuisao

Back to back titles for SirLuisao. At the Day 24 games, SirLuisao won one of the $ 1K buy in events for $ 20.2K. Last night, SirLuisao was impressive once again, winning another $ 1K event for $ 24.1K.

Buy in: $ 1,000
Guarantee: $ 85,000
Entries: 111
Prize pool: $ 105,450
ITM: 15 places
Winner: SirLuisao – Malta – $ 24,151.16

WSOPC Series: $210 Bounty – Lebron2323

Top bounty hunter of Day 25 was Lebron2323, overcoming 866 hungry hunters at the $ 210 Bounty event. Lebron2323 shipped the $ 14,569.82 first prize plus a massive $ 14,554.76 in bounty rewards for a combined total $ 29,124.58. To demonstrate the enormity of the bounty reward received, the second largest in bounties earned $ 3,567.

Buy in: $ 210
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 866
Prize pool: $ 173,200
ITM: 116 places
Winner: Lebron2323 – Israel – $ 29,124.58 (includes $ 14,554.76 in bounties)

WSOPC Series: $500 Daily Main

Buy in: $ 500
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 336
Prize pool: $ 159,600
ITM: 47 places
Winner: VaPaCooler – Uruguay – $ 29,736.83

WSOPC Series: $1K

Buy in: $ 1,000
Guarantee: $ 85,000
Entries: 94
Prize pool: $ 89,300
ITM: 13 places
Winner: ImLuckPads – Russia – $ 21,163.26

Ring Event Leaderboard

Rank Nickname Flag Points Prize
1 PetitFoxx Singapore 95.00 $0.01
2 274AS Luxembourg 92.50 $0.01
3 BlaireauEnColere Brazil 85.00 $0.01
4 TheMadQueen Canada 80.00 $0.01
5 Jayb0y_11 United Kingdom 77.50 $0.01
6 JoaoValli Brazil 75.00 $0.01
7 kimokh Hungary 75.00 $0.01
8 MrWheatToast Canada 75.00 $0.01
9 NeverGambol Lithuania 72.50 $0.01
10 ArchieAndrews United Kingdom 72.50 $0.01

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WSOP $ 300K Daily Leaderboards

Natural8 is running exclusive leaderboards with up to $300,000 in prizes. There are 3 leaderboards, paying out a daily total $ 10,000, and categorized by location: Asia / LATAM / Rest of the World (ROW).

May 27 Winners:

Asia

Rank Nickname Flag Points Prize
1 csj1021 Japan 500.37 $988.00
2 urawapoy Japan 445.37 $688.00
3 alltimehigh Hong Kong 244.64 $488.00
4 Ellen DeGenerate Indonesia 202.36 $338.00
5 NOBU18 Japan 173.10 $288.00
6 OMGItsMe Indonesia 156.90 $188.00
7 Candylicious7 Singapore 131.81 $168.00
8 Littlemill India 125.09 $128.00
9 Terryboom Viet Nam 100.98 $108.00
10 HTD1223 Hong Kong 97.85 $98.00

LATAM

Rank Nickname Flag Points Prize
1 GG_Player1 Mexico 345.94 $688.00
2 Jovenzito Brazil 290.51 $488.00
3 Rotweiller Brazil 278.72 $338.00
4 HlGHESTINTHEROOM Brazil 170.30 $228.00
5 HeroToPlay Peru 116.93 $188.00
6 Aoertejia Brazil 95.02 $138.00
7 lafiera8 Argentina 83.90 $118.00
8 pfckb Brazil 82.53 $98.00
9 hanglao Brazil 81.60 $78.00

Rest of the World (ROW)

Rank Nickname Flag Points Prize
1 biomimicry Canada 669.94 $1,068.00
2 AintNoSunshine Canada 634.54 $788.00
3 PoopyMcFarts Canada 577.26 $588.00
4 Iconic New Zealand 529.37 $388.00
5 jellopy77 Canada 459.41 $288.00
6 Lexandru Canada 423.73 $188.00
7 datfigga Canada 392.70 $168.00
8 Jesus Shuttlesworth Canada 342.29 $138.00
9 B3llyUp Canada 245.03 $128.00
10 SkupyZid Austria 241.88 $118.00

WSOP Super Circuit Hero

Be the first to turn $1 into a ring to claim a $ 500,000 ambassadorship package which includes an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas.

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker as we bring you daily recaps of the ongoing WSOPC Online Series hosted on Natural8 until it concludes.

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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