2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: $25K NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP winner to be determined tonight; last Asia Time Zone $300 Double Stack NLH [ Asia ] on deck; 3 flights remain to the $5K NLH MAIN EVENT $25M GTD

Once again the weekend is upon us at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online [ international ] and with it a bundle of gold bracelets highlighted. Underway tonight is the WSOP #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em [ Asia ] starting at 20:00 HKT. This is the last ASIA TIME ZONE event to accrue points towards the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race. Up for grabs is the one-of-a-kind WSOP Pure Gold Dragon trophy. Currently ahead is Brazil’s Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” with 3,568.84 points, trailed closely by USA’s Nicholas Maimone “rdcrsn” with 3,227.21 points. It is still anyone’s race though with a steal from behind very possible.

Tonight will also determine the champion of the WSOP #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high roller bracelet event. Jason Koon is in the best position to take it as he enters with the lead and a portfolio that dwarfs the rest. Will he be able to close it out and lock up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet? Cards in the air at 18:00 UTC / August 30 @ 02:00 HKT.

If there is only one event to conquer at the series, it is undoubtedly the brand’s esteemed WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. For the first time ever, the event guarantees a mammoth 25 Million Dollars, the largest ever offered in online history. If you haven’t yet secured a final day seat, it is coming down to the wire with only 3 entry flights left to qualify. 677 players have advanced out of 3,719 entries. In the lead is Australian pro Kahle Burns with a commanding 277.5 BB stack.

The 2020 WSOP Online [ international ] has been running since July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network. 42 bracelets have been claimed and a cumulative $ 83.4 million paid out. Only 12 bracelets remain. The series runs until September 6th. For first timers, make sure to sign up on Natural8 to avail of their fantastic promos and incentives. Read about it at the bottom of the page.


Last sunday, the WSOP #70: $ 25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP high roller bracelet event went from 407 entries down to the final 9. The race resumes on tonight @ 18:00 UTC / August 30 @ 02:00 HKT. A six digit payout awaits the top two places and an additional $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package to the champion.

Leading in the pack is American pro Jason Koon whose extensive list of achievements still lacks a WSOP victory. Throughout his career, Koon has cashed 43 times at the series, reaching the final table 10 times. The high roller crusher brings in a portfolio of $ 31.1 million in live tournament earnings with a largest score of $ 3,579,836 for his victory at the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Montenegro HK$ 1M No Limit Hold’em Short Deck.

Koon will have his hands full tonight with fellow countryman Aram Zobian “Pusha T” looking to add a bracelet to match the ring he won at the 2019/2020 WSOP Circuit $ 215 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack on Another famed American player is online superstar Chris Hunichen with well over $ 12.5 million in online earnings and over $ 8.1 million in the live scene. Then there is the short stacked Paulius Plausinaitis “ChickenBBQ” who has everything to gain. Plausinaitis is the only player who secured a seat via the discounted $1K Ultra Satellite Qualifier.

Buy in: $ 25,000
Guarantee: $ 10,000,000
Entries: 407
Prize pool: $ 10,000,000
ITM: 55 places
Final table: August 29 @ 18:00 UTC / August 30 @ 02:00 HKT
*Live broadcast on GGPoker.TV.


Final table players by chip count

Jason Koon – USA – 7,863,055 – 49.1 BB
Shankar Pillai “Saquon” – USA – 6,875,234 – 43 BB
Christian Rudolph – Germany – 5,544,188 – 34.7 BB
Aram Zobian “Pusha T” – USA – 4,405,440 – 27.5 BB
Chris Hunichen – USA- 4,175,274 – 26.1 BB
Aleksejs Ponakovs – Latvia – 3,883,951 – 24.3 BB
Aliaksei Boika “BladeRunner1” – Montenegro – 3,297,276 – 20.6 BB
Paulius Plausinaitis “ChickenBBQ” – Lithuania – 2,905,555 – 18.2 BB
Brunno Botteon – Brazil – 1,750,027 – 10.9 BB

Remaining payouts

1st $ 1,800,290 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package
2nd $ 1,332,097
3rd $ 979,138
4th $ 719,700
5th $ 529,005
6th $ 388,837
7th $ 285,808
8th $ 210,079
9th $ 154,416

Among the players in the money were: Jack Salter (10th), Scott Seiver (15th), Stephen Chidwick (19th), Jacob Schindler (20th), Hun Wei Lee (30th), David Peters (32nd), Elio Fox (41st), Kartik Ved “Mandovi” (44th), Christopher Brewer (46th), Andres Nemeth (49th), Thai Ha (51st), and James Chen (52nd).

Tonight: WSOP #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em [ Asia ]

This is the last ASIA TIME ZONE event to accrue points towards the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race.

Buy in: $ 300
Date: Saturday, August 29 @ 20:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times

Open: 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. This year’s edition guarantees a staggering $ 25 Million, the largest ever in online poker.

The hunt for the 51st WSOP Main Event champion is well underway. 20 starting flights have been completed. Only 3 remain. 677 players are through to the final day with Australian pro Kahle Burns setting the bar high with a massive 277.5 BB stacked. Jonathan Dokler “Serenity” is ranked second with 204.4 BB.

Other notable players with final day seats secured: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Danny Tang, Pete Chen, and Niklas Ehrenholz “NikkyMouse”, Natural8 Team NLG pros Fedor Holz, Manig Loeser, Ana Mraquez, and Stefan Schillhabel “Schilli33”, Asian bracelet winners Ji Young Kim, Wei Guo Liang “SPARK1207”, and Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV”, other notable players from the Asian circuit, Samad Razavi “JejuKingCrab”, Anant Purohit “MisterPro”, Chi Chung Ho “chipuker”, and David Tai.

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 25,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to August 30
Cumulative Entries: 3,717
Final Day qualifiers: 677
Entry flights: 3 remaining
Day 2: August 30 @ 18:30 UTC [ play down to final 40 players ] Final Day: September 7 @ 18:30 UTC

Top 15 in chips

5000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event 25M GTD


WSOP Side Event: $1,500 Deepstack – Suraj Mishra “M26GreenWood” – $ 54,638.98

WSOP #63: Mini Main Event runner up, India’s Suraj Mishra “M26GreenWood”, triumphed over the 195 entry field of the $ 1,500 Deepstack. This was Mishra’s first side event win this series. He denied bracelet winner Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV” and the previous night’s $ 800 PLO Encore winner “giannnn” to ship the $ 54,638.98 first prize and $ 5,000 ticket to the the Main Event.

Buy in: $ 1,500
Date: August 28
Guarantee: $ 250,000
Entries: 195
Prize pool: $ 277,875
ITM: 27 places
Winner: Suraj Mishra “M26GreenWood” – India – $ 54,638.98 + WSOP #77: $5,000 NLH Main Event ticket
2nd giannnn – Canada – $ 41,686.89
3rd Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV” – China – $ 31,805.18

WSOP Side Event: $840 Bounty Hunter HR – Alessandro Gianelli “GoldRush” – $ 27,560.05

Alessandro Gianelli “GoldRush” ran away with the $840 Bounty Hunter High Roller side event, defeating hot running Alex Difelice at heads up. For his first win this series, Gianelli collected a cool $ 11,310.06 plus $ 16,250 in bounties for a combined $ 27,560.05 in winnings. Impressively, two time winner of this event this week, China’s KangStar89, made it to the final table and finished in 6th place.

840 Bounty Hunter HR Alessandro Gianelli “GoldRush” 27560.05

Buy in: $ 840
Date: August 28
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 129
Prize pool: $
ITM: 17 places
Winner: Alessandro Giannelli “GoldRush” – Germany – $ 27,560.05
2nd Alex Difelice – Canada – $ 10,303.35

WSOP Side Event: $250 Turbo Six Handed – Brock Wilson – $ 14,099.08

WSOP ring winner Brock Willson has been on a slump this series but last night, he finally landed a win at the $ 250 Turbo Six Handed side event. Wilson defeated a field of 329 entries, eliminating William Blais “COL_Moutarde” at heads up to rein in the $ 14,099.08 top prize.

Buy in: $ 250
Date: August 28
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 329
Prize pool: $ 75,670
ITM: 47 places
Winner: Brock Wilson – USA – $ 14,099.08

WSOP Side Event: $400 Six Handed

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 28
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 251
Prize pool: $ 94,376
ITM: 35 places
Winner: SHOCKTROOP – Canada – $ 18,153.04

WSOP Side Event: $200 Second Chance

Buy in: $ 200
Date: August 28
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 432
Prize pool: $ 79,488
ITM: 62 places
Winner: Vlad Lache “HaiFanFan” – Uruguay – $ 9,907.64 (three way deal)
2nd Durdy – Russia – $ 10,726.31 (three way deal)
3rd krgoodbet – China – $ 11,741.06 (three way deal)

WSOP Side Event: $84 Bounty Hunter

Buy in: $ 84
Date: August 28
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Entries: 558
Prize pool: $ 44,640
ITM: 80 places
Winner: Alister333 – Russia – $ 8,696.46

Update: WSOP Leaderboard

The race for the WSOP Player of the Series title and the Asia Player of the Series title are well underway. In store for the ultimate Player of the Series winners, overall leaderboard champion wins the WSOP Pure Gold Mouse, the Asia Player of the Series claims the WSOP Pure Gold Dragon, and the exclusive Pure Gold Card will be awarded to overall leaderboard finishers 2nd to 5th. Current standings after 42 completed bracelet events.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

Canadian pro Daniel Dvoress continues to lead the overall race. Dvoress cashed in four events which included a victory at the WSOP #71: $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER. Second ranked Alek Stasiak is not too far behind. Stasiak cashed in three events of which two were victories. He is the only player with two WSOP titles this series.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard Top 10

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

At the Asia POS, WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship winner Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” maintains pole position. Only one Asia Time Zone event remains to accrue points towards this race – WSOP #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em [ Asia ] runs on August 29 at 8pm HKT.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard Asia Time Zone Events Top 10


WSOP #79: $25,000 Heads Up NLHE [ 128 cap, no late reg ]

Buy in: $ 25,000
Entries: 128 cap
Late registration: N/A
Date: September 1 @ 18:00 UTC / September 2 @ 02:00 HKT
Semi Finals: September 5 @ 18:00 UTC / September 6 @ 02:00 HKT

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”, Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo”, and Anson Yan Shing Tsang “Tara@0z” 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. 10 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

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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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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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