2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Opening day DDoS attack explained; 5K PLO Championship tonight; upcoming Key Events; PLOSSUS and Colossus flights; Natural8 promos

‘Tis the season for the World Series of Poker with the 51st anniversary festival now in full blast under platforms WSOP.com and Natural8 – GG Network. For the first time in history, this year’s esteemed series has moved online which means players now have a chance at securing a WSOP gold from the comforts of their own home. Part of the games is exclusively for players in Nevada and New Jersey in the USA with 31 bracelets up for strapping. The other 54 bracelet events take place internationally. Players can sign up on Natural8.com.

In total, 85 iconic bracelets have been promised. Several highlight events are still to come including the creme de la creme tournament, the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event featuring a loaded $25 Million guarantee.

The festival kicked off on July 1st and will run until September 6th. Games on WSOP.com span the entire month of July. 19 gold bracelets have already been won there. On Natural8 – GG Network, games opened on July 19th and will complete on September 6th inclusive. Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon” claimed the first bracelet, becoming the third Japanese player to ever win the coveted gold. As a Natural8 player,  pp_syon also won one of the brand’s Team Bling sponsorship packages. More on that and other Natural8 promos below.

Join Natural8 – $100 in Free tickets with your 1st Deposit

Apart from triumphs, the WSOP also experienced a setback. System trouble on opening day on the Natural8 – GG Network resulted in two events postponed until next Sunday. In a GGPoker twitter post, the issue has now been resolved. See the full report.

Upcoming and running WSOP events on Natural8

Day 2 of 2020 WSOP games on Natural8 continued with entry flights to WSOP #41 $400 COLOSSUS [ $3M GTD ] and WSOP #42 $400 PLOSSUS [ $1M GTD]. The next chance for a bracelet is the WSOP #35 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship which takes place tonight July 21, at 18:00 UTC.

Upcoming: WSOP #35: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship

Buy in: $ 5,000
Date: July 21 @ 18:00 UTC
Late registration: 180 minutes
Re-entry: 2 times

Among the players already registered are Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Yen Han Chen “TurboPete” and GGPoker pro Felipe Ramos.

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

Buy in: $ 400
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Guarantee: $ 3,000,000
Cumulative entries: 1,375
Cumulative qualifiers: 198 players
Remaining entry flights: 12

Final Day: July 26 @ 18:30 UTC

Top 10 in chips

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Notable players already secured with a final day seat are: Michael Watson, Kristen Bicknell, Jack Salter; and Hun Wei Lee.

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

 Buy in: $ 400
Game: Pot Limit Omaha
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Cumulative entries: 1,087
Cumulative qualifiers: 156 players
Remaining entry flights: 12

Final Day: July 26 @ 19:00 UTC

Top 10 in chips

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Notable players already secured with a final day seat are: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Yen Han Chen “TurboPete”, Andras Nemeth “probirs”, Nicolas Chouity, and Chance Kornuth.

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 #48: $1500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER [ $5M GTD ]

 The Millionaire Maker is one of the most sought after events of the series, every player with mutual ambition of shipping an instant seven figures. Champion of this event is guaranteed $1,000,000.

Buy in: $ 1,500
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Entry Dates: July 26 to August 2
Entry Flights: 15 offered
Final Day: August 2 @ 18:30 UTC

 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 12:00 UTC 

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

Natural8 promos

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For players signed up on Natural8, expect sizzling promos for a more enjoyable and profitable WSOP experience. Japanese player Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon” already capitalized, awarded one of the Team Bling packages for his golden victory at WSOP #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed.  53 chances left to be a winner!

Team Bling 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.

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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 ].

Join Natural8 – $100 in Free tickets with your 1st Deposit

Plenty of action to come. 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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