2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: $10K Heads Up champion to be determined; four flights left to the $5M GTD Mini Main Event; $300 Monster Stack NLH 6 Max [ASIA] tonight

The weekend is upon us again at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online and with it a list of bracelet events to fill your appetite. First up is another ASIA TIME ZONE event, WSOP #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed [ Asia ]. Also running are the final four entry flights to the WSOP #63: $500 Mini Main Event [ $5M GTD ] where nearly 9,000 have entered across 11 starters.

Aside from those events, what will surely keep everyone glued to their screens is the WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship with the final four players returning to action for the title and the glorious signature gold bracelet. Which one of these fine players – Michael Addamo, Chi “Michael” Zhang, David Peters, Alyssa MacDonald – will take it all the way and seize the bragging rights title? First deal at 02:00 HKT, August 16.

As of today, we have reached the halfway mark of the 2020 WSOP Online [ international ] which opened July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network. To date, 28 bracelets have been claimed with a cumulative $ 58.7 million paid out. The series runs until September 6th. Setting sail in a day and a half are the first entry flights to two key events: the much awaited WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25 Million GTD ] and the WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ]. We’ve got all the info provided below. For first timers, make sure to sign up on Natural8 to avail of fantastic promos and incentives.

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Tonight: WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship

The WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship [ Shootout Tournament ] resumes tonight! The final dash to glory gets underway on August 15 @ 18:00 UTC / August 16 @ 02:00 HKT with live stream on GGPoker.TV. Up for grabs is the $ 360,480 first prize, the added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package, and the signature WSOP gold bracelet.

Final four in WSOP 54 10000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship
Final four in WSOP #54 – $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship

Remaining payouts

1st $ 360,480 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket
2nd $ 223,488
3rd $ 124,160
4th $ 124,160

Buy in: $ 10,000
Entries: 128 cap
Prize pool: $ 1,241,600
ITM: 16 places

Tonight: WSOP #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed [ Asia ]

The next ASIA TIME ZONE event- the WSOP #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed – gets underway tonight at 20:00 HKT. For those chasing the WSOP Asia Player of the Series title, this event will surely generate a big field with plenty of points to gain. Currently leading the race is Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” who championed the WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship event.

Buy in: $ 300
Date: Saturday, August 15 @ 20:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
* $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

After this event, only two ASIA TIME ZONE events remain:

● WSOP #69: $ 1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold’em – August 23 @ 20:00 HKT
● WSOP #75: $ 300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em – August 29 @ 20:00 HKT

Up Next: WSOP #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha

Buy in: $ 1,500
Date: Monday, August 17 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
* $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Open: WSOP #63: $500 Mini Main Event [ $5M GTD ]

The WSOP #63: $ 500 Mini Main Event with a whopping $ 5 million guarantee in tow is fast arriving with the Final Day taking place in just a day and a half. If you haven’t secured your spot yet, only four entry flights remain. Last night saw another 1,636 enter to bring the cumulative tally to nearly 9,000. Among the latest to advance were: Alek Stasiak “astazz”, Martin Zamani, Neel Joshi, and Vincent Kwun Ngai Li “Peleus34”. Flight I leader – Brazil’s “baladeiro” – maintains the Final Day top spot with a towering 219.5 BB stack.

Among the previous flight qualifiers were: GG pros Daniel Negreanu and Bertrand Grospellier “ElkY”, Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Pete Chen, Henri Buehler, Thai Ha, Natural8 Team Bling reps Daniel Dvoress, Hun Wei Lee, and Yuri Dzivielevski, online series champions Paul Teoh, Patrick Kennedy “Muddington”, Aaron Wijaya “fishnchip”, Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV”, and Kristen Bicknell.

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 10 to 16
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Cumulative Entries: 8,985
Final Day qualifiers: 1,085
Entry flights: 4 remaining
Final Day: August 16 @ 18:30 UTC / August 17 @ 02:30 HKT

Top 15 in chips

Mini Main Event Top15

Update: WSOP Leaderboard

In addition to striving for the WSOP gold bracelet is the esteemed 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 28 completed events.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

Onine WSOP top 10

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard [ Asia Time Zone Events ] – Top 10

Asia top 10

WSOP SIDE EVENTS

Last night was a break from the bracelet race with no events completed however the WSOP side events were cookin’. Among the higher buy ins, the $ 250 Double Stack was most popular with 725 entries. Armenia’s Mr_Nuts1 shipped it on the second bullet. At the $ 500 Deep Stack 6 Handed, UK’s Nick Marchington claimed victory.

WSOP Side Event: $250 Double Stack

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WSOP Side Event: $250 Double Stack

Buy in: $ 250
Date: August 14
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 725
Prize pool: $ 166,750
ITM: 98 places
Winner: Mr_Nuts1 – Armenia – $ 28,393.72

WSOP Side Event: $500 Deepstack 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 14
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 171
Prize pool: $ 81,225
ITM: 23 places
Winner: Nick Marchington – UK – $ 16,353.71

WSOP Side Event: $125 Super Turbo 6 Handed

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WSOP Side Event: $125 Super Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 125
Date: August 14
Guarantee: $ 50,000
Entries: 535
Prize pool: $ 61,525
ITM: 71 places
Winner: Jehun Hong “honey_tv” – China – $ 8,356.78 (deal)
2nd Cindrella – UK – $ 8,412.58 (deal)
3rd Ali_Sib – Liechtenstein – $ 8,014.51 (deal)

WSOP Side Event: $52.50 Bounty Turbo

Buy in: $ 52.50
Date: August 14
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Entries: 913
Prize pool: $ 45,650
ITM: 134 places
Winner: Nikita Kalinin “SanyaRostov” – Russia – $ 9,552.33

WSOP Side Event: $210 Bounty Starter

Buy in: $ 210
Date: August 14
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Entries: 236
Prize pool: $ 47,200
ITM: 35 places
Winner: Oztlyngen – Norway – $ 9,895.02

KEY EVENTS

Up next: 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 ]

Up next: 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

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

For the high rollers and deep pocketed no title is more coveted than this one, the No Limit Hold’em Poker Player Championship. Expect the biggest names in poker in attendance. If you have $ 25,000 to burn, this is the event to wage your skills against the creme de la creme.

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

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

Buy in: $ 100
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Entry Dates: August 31 to September 6
Entry Flights: 26 offered
Final Day: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT

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

Other Games

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

Natural8 Promos

For players signed up on Natural8, expect fantastic player incentives. WSOP Online champions Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, Daniel Dvoress, Hun Wei Lee, Teoh Ming Juen “Paul Teoh”, Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon”, and Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo” have already won a Team Bling Sponsorship package for their incredible achievement. Other promos are the First Deposit Bonus and WSOP Silk Road leaderboard race. 27 days left to avail of the promos!

WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

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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

wsop natural8 promotion

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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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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