2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: $25K Heads Up NLHE halts at Final 4 players; Fedor Holz on a rush, wins $10K High Roller side event

Pound for pound action at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online [ international ] with the WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE delivering thrilling match ups. In the aftermath, it was Fedor Holz, Brunno Botteon, Sergi Reixach, and Oktay Kahyaoglu securing their spot to the semi finals taking place this weekend. Holz carried over his domination to the side events where he won the $10,000 High Roller for $ 255,481. We’ve got those stories and results below.

After six weeks of games, the 2020 WSOP Online [ international ] is down to its final stretch. The festival has been running since July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network. 46 bracelets have been claimed and a cumulative $ 98 million paid out (Main Event and $25K Heads Up not included). Only 8 bracelets remain. The series runs until September 6th. Time is running out to join the action so make sure to sign up on Natural8. Next chance for a gold happens tonight at the WSOP #80: $600 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed [ Pros Vote ].

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Final 4: WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE

Igniting Tuesday night’s action was the high roller shootout event WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE with 127 warriors coughing up the hefty buy in to build a massive prize pool worth $ 3,111,500. On the tenth hour, the last bout completed to form the final 4 players. When they return on Sunday, this is how they will match up (bracket pic courtesy of

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WSOP #79 – $25,000 Heads Up NLHE final 4

Fedor Holz vs Sergi Reixach

German superstar Fedor Holz secured his seat to the semis after defeating the favored American pro Justin Bonomo at the quarters. It was a match for the storybooks with both highly revered as masters of the game. In WSOP achievements, Bonomo was up on Holz sporting three titles to the German’s one. Bonomo’s included a win at the 2018 WSOP $ 10K Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship.

The battle lasted nearly an hour with the German pro dominating the action. Holz drained Bonomo to force a push with Qc5h that didn’t improve against Holz’s AsJh. Before facing Bonomo, Holz defeated Lucas Greeenwood (round 1), Anton Morgenstern (round 2), Robert Flink (round 3), and George Wolff (round 4).

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WSOP #79 – $25,000 Heads Up NLHE – Holz vs. Wolff

Holz will face Spanish pro Sergi Reixach who was first to enter the semis. Reixach defeated Aaron Van Blarcum in just under 30 minutes with 8s5s two pair at the flop cracking KsKh. Excluding this event, Reixach has been running hot this series with nine deep runs that included two final tables and 9th at the $10K Heads Up Championship won by David Peters. He also has 31 prior WSOP cashes amounting to $719K. To reach the quarters, Reixach defeated Bernd Glessner (round 1), Lucas Reeves (round 2), Aleksandar Trajovski (round 3), and the most difficult was bracelet winner Dmitry Yurasov (round 4).

Oktay Kahyaoglu vs Brunno Botteon

Turkey’s Oktay Kahyaoglu outshined in the ring denying Australian high roller / bracelet winner Michael Addamo at round 4. Addamo was hoping to take it all the way this time after falling in 2nd place to Peters at the earlier heads up shootout. Down to a short stack, Addamo risked it with KhJd however it stayed behind Kahyaoglu’s KsQh. At the quarters, Kahyaoglu defeated Stuart Wallensteen who river shoved to doom with mid pair against Kahyaoglu’s top pair. Other than one other deep run this series, the Turk had no prior WSOP cashes. Wherever he places, he will have earned his largest career score. Other players that fell to Kahyaoglu were Pedro Velasco (round 1), ring winner Martin Zamani (round 2), and Thorel Jean-Noel (round 3).

On the opposite side of the stats is Brazilian pro Brunno Botteon who Kahyaoglu will face at the semis. At round 2, Botteon delivered a harsh blow to Canadian pro Daniel Negreanu with quads over full house.

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WSOP #79 – $25,000 Heads Up NLHE – Botteon vs. Negreanu

At round 3, he was first to ship it railing Daniel Smith (round 3), then hot running player Luke Sneath (round 4). To secure his seat to the semis, Botteon eliminated Jason McConnon at the quarters with AdJc turning the Ace to crack KdKh. The Brazilian pro has been firing up the virtual felt this series with ten prior deep runs that included two final tables. He is looking to improve to a first gold having just missed it at the WSOP #67: $ 500 Limit Hold’em finishing runner up to Austria’s Gregor Muller and bowing out 6th at WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP won by Germany’s Christian Rudolph.

Buy in: $ 25,000
Entries: 127
Prize pool: $ 3,111,500
ITM: 8 places
Running time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
Semi Finals: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place


1st $ 1,077,025 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package
2nd $ 622,300
3rd – 4th $ 311,150
5th Jason McConnon – UK – $ 194,468.75
6th Justin Bonomo – USA – $ 194,468.75
7th Stuart Wallensteen – Canada – $ 194,468.75
8th Aaron Van Blarcum – USA – $ 194,468.75


Tonight: WSOP #80: $600 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed [ Pros Vote ]

Buy in: $ 600
Date: September 2 @ 18:00 UTC / September 3 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 allowed
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

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

Entry flights are underway for the budget bracelet event WSOP #84: $100 WSOP MILLIONS [ $2M GTD ]. Just like the BIG 50, this will generate another massive field. Six of 20 flights have been completed with 960 advancing to the final day. Among the latest qualifiers were revolutionary man Elon Musk, Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association owner David Tai, pro Chris Moorman, and bracelet winners Paul Teoh, Patrick Kennedy “Muddington”, Abhinav Iyer “OBellaCiao”.

They join previous flight qualifiers: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Pete Chen (Natural8 Team Hot). Flight D chip leader “guhd43” overtook Meelis Ahman “Eatacookie” for the top spot Ahman slipped to 3rd rank with Fight F leader Rorroq22 in 2nd rank.

Buy in: $ 100
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Entry Dates: August 31 to September 6
Entry Flights: 14 remaining
Final Day: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Top 15 in chips

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

WSOP #81: $ 1,050 Bounty NLHE Six Handed [ Spin the Wheel ]

Buy in: $ 1,050
Date: September 3 @ 18:00 UTC / September 4 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 allowed

WSOP #82: $ 1,050 Beat the Pros [ Bounty ]

Buy in: $ 1,050
Date: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 allowed

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
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

WSOP #85: $500 The Closer [ LAST CHANCE ]

Buy in: $ 500
Date: September 5 @ 20:00 UTC / Septmber 7 @ 04:00 HKT
Late registration: 120 minutes
Re-entries: unlimited
Notes: $15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Paused: WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event – 38 players remaining

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WSOP Main Event bracelet. Credit: Cardplayer

The record breaking WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event is currently on break until September 6 @ 02:30 HKT. If you are just hearing of this event, it drew a massive 5,802 entries for a smashing $ 27,559,500 prize pool – the largest in online poker history. The top four players will each receive a handsome seven figure payout. For the champion, a heart thumping $ 3,904,685.63 and a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

Day 2 kicked off with 1,171 players and closed at the final 38 players led by American pro Bryan Piccioli “smbdySUCKme”. Not only is Piccioli backed by a 92.1 BB stack, he also has one WSOP bracelet and one WSOP ring under his belt.

Also in the lineup are Asia Pacific players and other notable pros: Dingxiang Ong “dydgg66” ranked 12th, Xuming Qi “scplayer” ranked 13th, Natural8 Team NLG pro Stefan Schillhabel ranked 15th, Satoshi Isomae “Tamito” ranked 16th, Joshua McCully ranked 18th, Tzai Wei Phua “ahboy8888” ranked 20th, Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Phachara Wongwichit ranked 26th, Chris Brewer ranked 27th, Thomas Ward “readytoship” ranked 31st, and Evgeny Kalakhov ranked 38th.

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 25,000,000
Entry flights: 23 completed
Total Entries: 5,802
Day 2 qualifiers: 1,171
Prize pool: $ 27,559.500
ITM: 728 places
Running time: 12 hours and 20 minutes
Final Day: September 5 @ 18:30 UTC / September 6 @ 02:30 HKT.

Top 15 in chips

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WSOP #77 – $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25M GTD ] top15 in chips

Remaining payouts

WSOP 77 5000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event 25M GTD remianing payouts
WSOP #77 – $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25M GTD ] remaining payouts


WSOP Side Event: $10,000 High Roller – Fedor Holz – $ 255,481.46

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WSOP Side Event – $10,000 High Roller

After securing his semi final seat at the $ 25K NLHE Heads Up, German pro Fedor Holz proceeded to close out the $ 10,000 High Roller side event for a whopping $ 255,481.46 payout. Prior to his performance last night, Holz had been on a slump at the series, failing to cash at any of the bracelet events. He did run deep at a few network high roller events though not enough to get him back in the black. Looks like the tide has turned with a victory here and a guaranteed big one at the shootout this weekend.

Also a good run for 2nd placer Daniel Hindin “RussianBot1” who won the $ 2,500 Second Chance event two nights prior for $ 106,364.53 after a heads up deal with gymkhana1.

Buy in: $ 10,000
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entries: 115
Prize pool: $ 1,115,500
ITM: 15 places
Winner: Fedor Holz – Germany – $ 255,481.46
2nd Daniel Hindin “RussianBot1” – Mexico – $ 192,369.87

WSOP Side Event: $126 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed – Overkick3000 – $ 13,883.54

WSOP Side Event 126 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed
WSOP Side Event – $126 Super Turbo Bounty 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 126
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 722
Prize pool: $ 86,640
ITM: 98 places
Winner: Overkick3000 – Germany – $ 13,883.54
2nd Kamlan Naidoo “Shadeen” – South Africa – $ 5,654.26

WSOP Side Event: $210 Bounty King – Vyacheslav Zaslavsky “SpaceInside” – $ 16,980.72

Second side event victory for Russia’s Vyacheslav Zaslavsky “SpaceInside” who shipped the $ 52.50 Bounty Turbo two weeks ago for $ 6,958. More than double the catch this time at the # 210 Bounty King for $ 16,980.72.

Buy in: $ 210
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 498
Prize pool: $ 99,600
ITM: 71 places
Winner: Vyacheslav Zaslavsky “SpaceInside” – Russia – $ 16,980.72

WSOP Side Event: $75 Six Handed

Buy in: $ 75
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 1,040
Prize pool: $ 71,760
ITM: 152 places
Winner: UncleToni – Macedonia – $ 11,796.78

WSOP Side Event: $400 FORTY STACK – Jake Schwartz “YogiNelly” – $ 61,752.83

WSOP Side Event – $400 FORTY STACK

American pro Jake Schwartz “YogiNelly” shipped his largest payday this series of $ 61,752.83 after owning the $ 400 FORTY STACK. This was his fourth side event cash. Schwartz’s also ITM’d at WSOP bracelet events $ 2,500 Pot Limit Omaha and HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship.

Buy in: $ 400
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 250,000
Entries: 998
Prize pool: $ 375,248
ITM: 134 places
Winner: Jake Schwartz “YogiNelly” – USA – $ 61,752.83

WSOP Side Event: GGMasters Edition Daily $25 – Martins Da Junior “Junior Bass” – $ 6,581.02

Brazil’s Martins Da Junior “Junior Bass” outlasted the 2,154 players of the GGMasters Edition Daily $ 25 freeezeout to claim his first side event victory this series. He adds this to his recent win at the network’s Bounty Hunters $ 63 tournament where he pocketed $ 3,262.

WSOP Side Event GGMasters Edition Daily 25
WSOP Side Event – GGMasters Edition Daily $25

Buy in: $ 25
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 50,000
Entries: 2,154
Prize pool: $ 50,000
ITM: 359 places
Winner: Martins Da Junior “Junior Bass” – Brazil – $ 6,581.02 (heads up deal)
2nd jackHAMMER1 – $ 6,183.31 (heads up deal)

WSOP Side Event: $800 Marathon – BlindPew – $ 87,739.05

At three-handed, players BlindPew and Phillip Mighall “tazmania888” shaved down massive chip leader John Marston to face off at heads up. BlindPew went on to deny Mighall to seize the $ 87,739.05 first prize. Despite taking runner up for $ 64,312.04, it was another strong finish for Mighall who took down the $ 1,500 Deepstack side event three nights prior for $ 59,875.

Buy in: $ 800
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 300,000
Entries: 678
Prize pool: $ 515,280
ITM: 98 places
Winner: BlindPew – Russia – $ 87,739.05
2nd Phillip Mighall “tazmania888” – UK – $ 64,312.04

WSOP Side Event: $50 Double Stack

Buy in: $ 50
Date: September 1
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Entries: 997
Prize pool: $ 45,862
ITM: 134 places
Winner: CRBAL – Brazil – $ 6,375.43 (heads up deal)
2nd papaide2 – Brazil – $ 6,649.55 (heads up deal)

High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $2M GTD – Vicent B Ramon – $ 475,768.02

Buy in: $ 10,00
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Entries: 255
Prize pool: $ 2,473,500
ITM: 35 places

High Rollers Super MILLION 10K 2M GTD final table
High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $2M GTD final table

Final table payouts

1st Vicent B Ramon – Spain – $ 475,768.02
2nd Happydris – Morocco – $ 354,618.52
3rd Adrian Mateos – Spain – $ 264,318.70
4th Mustapha Kanit – Italy – $ 197,012.79
5th Joao Vieira – Luxembourg – $ 146,845.51
6th C Vogelsang – Germany – $ 109,452.86
7th TheVaccine – Canada – $ 81,581.96
8th Jon Van Fleet – USA – $ 60,808.02
9th Michael Watson – Canada – $ 45,323.91

Update: WSOP Online Leaderboard – Top 10

With the WSOP Asia Player of the Series won by Brazil’s Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, next focus is on the WSOP Player of the Series title. In store for the ultimate winner is the WSOP Pure Gold Mouse trophy. Players that finish 2nd to 5th will also each win a Pure Gold Card.

Germany’s Christian Rudolph zoomed into the top spot after shipping the WSOP #70: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high roller bracelet event. He also accrued points in eight other events. Canadian pro Daniel Dvoress – WSOP #71: $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER champion – dropped to 2nd rank.

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WSOP Player of the Series leaderboard current standing

Natural8 – WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

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Eight Natural8 WSOP Online champions have already won a Team Bling Sponsorship package: Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, Daniel Dvoress, Hun Wei Lee, Teoh Ming Juen “Paul Teoh”,  Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon”, Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo”, Anson Yan Shing Tsang “Tara@0z”, and Thi Truong “HoneyandTHI”. Sign up on Natural8, win a bracelet event, and be part of the team!

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)

Stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you the final week rundown on the ongoing 2020 WSOP Online on Natural8.

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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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