2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Golden moment for Michael Clacher “YesPlease” at the FIFTY STACK; next bracelet event $1,050 Bounty PLO runs tonight

A poker dream was fulfilled today with South Africa’s Michael Clacher “YesPlease” claiming his first WSOP gold bracelet. YesPlease triumphed over 1,342 runners of the WSOP #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em event. Read up on his win down below.

Plenty of chances to join YesPlease in the winner’s circle. The 2020 World Series of Poker Online is in full swing on two platforms. Running from July 1 to 31 is the American series on exclusively for players geo-located in Nevada and New Jersey. 21 of the 31 allotted gold bracelets have already been claimed with industry personality / commentator / high roller Tony Dunst as the latest winner for his second career WSOP bracelet.

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. Three are now owned. A combined total of 85 iconic bracelets will be awarded.

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More WSOP gold beauties are up for grabs at Natural8. Up next is the $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha. Highlight events still to come are listed below which includes the prestigious $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25 Million GTD ]. To sign up, head on over to

WSOP #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em – Michael Clacher – $ 297,496.30

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Michael Clacher. Credit:

The newest international circuit 2020 WSOP Online champion was South Africa’s Michael Clacher “YesPlease” at the WSOP #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em. He became the third South African to ever lift a bracelet, joining previous winners Norman Keyser and Hugh Todd.

There were many firsts tagged with this glorious win. With only a short list of 7 live cashes all on home soil, this event was his first ever known win, it was also his first WSOP cash, first WSOP win, first six figures, and his largest ever known payout to date. To reach the gold, YesPlease overcame a field of 1,342 entries, dodging two WSOP decorated players at the final table, to rein in the $ 297,496.30 first prize.

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WSOP #36 – $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em

Buy in: $ 1,500
Entries: 1,342
Prize pool: $ 1,912,350
ITM: 188 places
Running time: 10:30:47

Picking up the action at 11 handed, the lone Asian remaining, young gun Neel Joshi “Neel” from India, suffered two hits to his big stack by doubling up Michael Clacher “YesPlease” and losing a chunk to Olivier Rebello “BigPapyBoss”. BigPayBoss continued to rise, railing profishnal7 (11th) followed by Mokki1 (10th) a few minutes after to enter the final table as top dog.

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WSOP #36 – $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em final table

The last race to the gold clocked in at an hour and 15 minutes starting off with a called shove on the first hand. Rich Dixon “DadPoker” survived the heat with pocket threes holding up against Jose Luis Davila “Machenzzio” big slick. The hit sent Machenzzio down to three BB’s which he pushed with pocket fours to back him up only to fall in 9th place to BigPapyBoss’s overcards. Joining at the rail was Viktor Zsemlye “Ryuzaki1” whose AcQc was unable to crack WSOP bracelet winner Joao Vieira’s QsQd. The table trimmed further at the fall of DadPoker to WSOPC ring winner Martin Zamani “FuTimReilly” when KhQh failed to improve against JcJs.

At six remaining, BigPapyBoss claimed his second victim in Neel Joshi who only had six bbs left. FuTimReilly went on a rush to steal the lead though brief as Rodrigo Dos Santos Caprioli “PAPAI_PIG” doubled up with ace-quuen dominating ace-seven. It was all in preflop, seven on the window then a queen on the turn. With his newly gotten chips, PAPAI_PIG crushed Vieira’s hope for a second gold, taking him down with AsJh over Ac7c, seven on the flop, jack on the river.

PAPAI_PIG continued to exert dominance, earning a big pot against FuTimReilly to take the lead. However, his momentum was halted by BigPapyBoss with Ah8h flush to Kh5c pair. Despite the loss, PAPAI_PIG resumed the attacks resulting in the fall of FuTimReilly with another dominant ace high hand. Ten minutes later, Michael Clacher “YesPlease” claimed his first head in BigPapyBoss with a set of fives to top pair.

Heads up kicked off with YesPlease slightly ahead of PAPAI_PIG who quickly evened it up on the first hand. Next hand would tip the scale in favor of YesPlease, winning a big pot on an uncalled three-bet shove.

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WSOP #36 – $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em heads-up

From there, YesPlease did nothing but rise until he built a 3:1 advantage. The final hand soon arrived. PAPAI_PIG fell in 2nd place on a failed bluff. He shoved with 8d7d on board 4s5h9c10cQc and was called by YesPlease with Qd4d two pair.

Final table payouts

1st Michael Clacher “YesPlease” – South Africa – $ 297,496.30
2nd Rodrigo Dos Santos Caprioli “PAPAI_PIG” – Brazil – $ 215,892.45
3rd Olivier Rebello “BigPapyBoss” – Canada – $ 156,673.09
4th Martin Zamani “FuTimReilly” – Luxembourg – $113,697.81
5th Joao Vieiro – Netherlands – $ 82,510.25
6th Neel Joshi “Neel” – India – $ 59,877.78
7th Rich Dixon “DadPoker” – Mexico – $ 43,453.18
8th Viktor Zsemlye “Ryuzaki1” – Hungary – $ 31,534.07
9th Jose Luis Davila “Machenzzio” – Mexico – $ 22,884.32

Notable players in the money: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Danny Tang, Team NLG high roller Manig Loeser, WSOPC ring winner NeverGambol, and Kahle Burns.

Next up: WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Next chance at one of those bragging rights WSOP bracelets is coming up this evening. Registration is open for the WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha with three additional hours of late entry. Game takes off at 18:00 UTC. Among the players already signed up is Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador TurboPete.

Buy in: $ 1,050
Date: July 23 @ 18:00 UTC
Late registration: 180 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
Notes: 6 Handed / 9 Handed (Final Table)

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

Buy in: $ 400
Game: No Limit Hold’em
Guarantee: $ 3,000,000
Cumulative entries: 4,397
Cumulative qualifiers: 636 players
Remaining entry flights: 8
Final Day: July 26 @ 18:30 UTC

Top 10 in chips

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WSOP $400 Colossus Top10 in chips

Notable players already secured with a final day seat are: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors TurboPete and Thai Ha, Michael Watson, Kristen Bicknell, Jack Salter; Hun Wei Lee, Matthias Eibinger, Chance Kornuth, Daniel Dvoress, Amichai Barer, and Liv Boeree.

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

Buy in: $ 400
Game: Pot Limit Omaha
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Cumulative entries: 2,023
Cumulative qualifiers: 287 players
Remaining entry flights: 8
Final Day: July 26 @ 19:00 UTC

Top 10 in chips

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WSOP $400 PLOssus Top10 in chips

Players already secured with a final day seat are: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Danny Tang, TurboPete, and Thai Ha; Team NLG Fedor Holz; notable players Alex Foxen, Andras Nemeth, Nicolas Chouity, Chance Kornuth, Joao Vieira, Isaac Haxton, and Ben Affleck. Leading in chips is Juha Helppi, who won the 2020 WSOP Online Event #35 $5K PLO Championship.


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 ]


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 ship 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


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

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 WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship packages for his victory at WSOP #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed. 52 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 ticketsWSOP 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 ].

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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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead 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 and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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