2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Big bounty & the coveted gold for Hun Wei Lee; Michael Addamo wins second High Rollers Super MILLION$; George Wolff bags two sides

Day 5 of the 2020 World Series Of Poker Online on Natural8 – GG Network moved another dreamer  into the winner’s list. Capturing the lone gold on offer was 2017 WSOP-APAC ring winner Hun Wei Lee aka Andy Lee along with a cool $ 161,886.75. Lee became the fourth WSOP Online bracelet winner of the international series. Read up on his success down below.

The 2020 World Series of Poker Online is in full swing on two platforms. Running from July 1 to 31 is the USA series on WSOP.com exclusively for players geo-located in Nevada and New Jersey. 22 of the 31 allotted gold bracelets have already been claimed. Make sure to check our recaps on that leg of the series.

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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. Four have already been won. Up next is the $600 Monster Stack NLHE 6 Handed. The game is the first of three Asia-friendly time schedules, getting underway on July 25 @ 20:00 HKT. 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 Natural8.com.

WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha – Hun Wei Lee – $ 161,886.75

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Hun Wei Lee. Credit: Star Poker Sydney

Decorated live player Hun Wei Lee aka Andy Lee was the envy of many at the WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha event. Not only was he a WSOPC ring bearer, he also went on to capture a gold bracelet.

Lee eliminated the last four players of the final table to seize the coveted merch and the $ 79,896.48 first prize. In addition, since this was a bounty event, Lee picked up an even larger pile worth $ 81,990.27 in bounty rewards to walk away with a combined total of $ 161,886.75 in winnings. To show exactly how big that bounty prize was, the closest based solely on rewards was $ 24,759.77 earned by 3rd placer Craig Timmis.

WSOP 37 1050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha
WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Entering the final table, every player on the virtual round was seeking their first WSOP bracelet title. For Lee, his previous WSOP attempts brought him very close to a bracelet at the 2013 WSOP-APAC A$ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed where he fell one spot short to Aaron Lim.

Four years later, in 2017, fortune finally shined. He went deep at the WSOP-APAC A$ 2,200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event finishing 25th out of 1,067 runners and he won a WSOPC ring after shipping the A$ 20K High Rollers event. Until the pandemic stalled the world, Lee was already looking quite strong this year with two cashes at the Aussie Millions amounting to $ 216,280, and a third at the Australian Poker Open for $ 124,582. His win here today puts him over half a million in combined winning for 2020.

Buy in: $ 1,050
Entries: 971
Prize pool: $ 971,000
ITM: 134 places
Running time: 9:21:49

Recapping the action, the final table was formed when Teoh Mingjuen “Paul Teoh” booted trilok in 10th place. This gave Teoh the chip lead and the largest bounty on his head.

WSOP 37 1050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha final table
WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha Final Table

Opening action was dominated by Craig Timmis, delivering the first four knockouts. He won the first pot then emptied out Alex Di Felice “rubbherducky” (9th). Impressively, this was rubbherducky’s second final table appearance. rubbherducky also finished 9th at the WSOP #35: $5K Pot Limit Omaha Championship.

Following that bust, Timmis claimed a second head in Shaul Meir “yoffitoffi” (8th) however on the third showdown, Timmis was denied the pot while Hun Wei Lee capitalized.

The loss in chips didn’t faze Timmis who continued to wreak havoc at the table. This resulted in the elimination of Nikolaus Eibinger “schnitzolauf” (7th) for a third final table bounty earned. Timmis continued to command the virtual felt, delivering two hits to Attila Kuna “zzzumbaaa”’ to finish off the Hungarian in 6th place. With four final table heads axed, Timmis took the lead both in chips and in bounty price tag.

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WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha – Timmis busts Attila Kuna

At five-handed, Teoh began to tumble, losing three costly pots. The first was to Lee then to Timmis. The third big pot ended in a double up to Bradley Ruber “DrStrange7”. Teoh opened, Timmis three-bet, DrStrange7 four-bet shoved, Teoh five-bet shoved, caught in the middle, Timmis folded. DrStrange7’s queens held.

After Timmis folded his three-bet, he went on a downward spin that doubled up Teoh and sent Lee to the leader’s seat with a massive stack. From there, Lee never relinquished. Despite doubling up both Timmis and Janne Peltoniemi “Fructu”, he kept the lead intact. Lee claimed his first victim in Teoh by rivering a gutshot straight.

WSOP 37 1050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha rivered straight for Lee
WSOP #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha – Rivered straight for winner Lee

Out next went DrStrange7 then Timmis to build up a 5:1 advantage against Fructu entering heads up. In full control, it took only nine hands for Lee to secure the gold.

Final table payouts

1st Hun Wei LeeNew Zealand – $ 161,886.75
2nd Janne Peltoniemi “Fructu”Finland – $ 64,246.02
3rd Craig TimmisUK – $ 66,836.11
4th Bradley Ruben “DrStrange7”Canada – $ 39,472.29
5th Teoh Mingjuen “Paul Teoh”Malaysia – $ 37,038
6th Attila Kuna “zzzumbaaa”Hungary – $ 25,287.85
7th Nikolaus Eigner “schnitzolauf”Austria – $ 14,357.41
8th Shaul Meir “yoffitoffi”Israel – 12,031.31
9th Alex Di Felice “rubbherducky” – Canada – 10,442.71

Notable players in the money: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Thai Ha, Anson Tsang “Tara@0z”, David Miscikowski, Shyngis Satubayev “somebodyelse”, and Belarmino De Souza “Iseey0urcard”.

High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $2M GTD – Michael Addamo – $ 534,664.25

Michael Adamo poker
Michael Addamo. Credit: Kings Casino

Michael Addamo has done it again! Three weeks ago the superstar player from down under crushed the High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K event for nearly $ 400K, then last night he conquered it again, overcoming a 208 entry field loaded with fellow pros. The incredible achievement awarded Addamo over half a million – $ 534,664.25 to be exact – of the $ 2,017,600 pot. Also running well though unable to bring down Addamo was Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador / GPI Asia 2018 Michael Soyza, finishing 2nd for $ 312,728.10.

Buy in: $ 10,000
Date July 21 to 22
Entries: 208
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Prize pool: $ 2,017,600
ITM: 16 places

Payouts

1st Michael AddamoCanada – $ 534,664.25
2nd Michael SoyzaMalaysia – $ 312,728.10
3rd SloppyWhiteCanada – $ 197,724.89
4th Shark BaitCanada – $ 157,372.80
5th Samuel VousdenFinland – $ 137,196.85
6th Adrian MateosUK – $ 92,809.57
7th Daniel DvoressCanada – $ 72,633.61
8th Christopher BrewerCanada – $ 56,492.85
9th TheRealWushuAustria – $ 44,387.28
10th MagicpsiloMonaco – $ 33,290.36
11th AurelioArgentina – $ 33,290.36
12th Isaac HaxtonCanada – $ 33,290.36
13th HappydrisMorocco – $ 33,290.36
14th Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia – $ 33,290.36
15th Maximillian LehmanskiAustria – $ 33,290.36
16th temptmeCanada – $ 22,193.64

George Wolff wins side events $2500 PLO Encore and $800 Marathon

Since 2012, big stakes player George Wolff has been on the hunt for a first WSOP victory. He got very close in 2019 at the $ 10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship where he finished 2nd. At the ongoing online series, that golden goal remains elusive however he has been a beast at the side events.

This past week Wolff had much to celebrate after taking down two WSOP side events for a combined $ 74,712.14. The larger score was at the $ 2,500 PLO Encore for $ 45.7K where he warded off Farid Jattin (2nd) and bracelet winner Juha Helppi (3rd) who recently bagged a second gold at the $ 5,000 PLO Championship. The other victory was for nearly $29K at the $ 800 Marathon where he triumphed over 194 runners.

WSOP Side Event: $ 2,500 PLO Encore

Buy in: $ 2,500
Date July 22
Entries: 70
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Prize pool: $ 166,250
ITM: 9 places

Payouts

1st George WolffCanada – $ 45,720.68
2nd Farid JattinCanada – $ 30,557.99
3rd Juha HelppiFinland – $ 23,829.71
4th Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil – $ 18,681.26
5th Dante Goya FernandesBrazil – $ 14,606.52
6th Birdie PowerAustria – $ 11,420.56
7th Leonid YanovskiIsrael – $ 8,929.52
8th bapuIndia – $ 6,981.81
9th Miamor15Mexico – $ 5,458.95

WSOP Side Event: $800 Marathon

Buy in: $ 800
Date: July 21
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 194
Prize pool: $ 147,440
ITM: 27 places
Winner: George WolffCanada – $ 28,991.46

Select WSOP Side Event winners from July 20 to 23

WSOP Side Event: $200 Double Stack – FuTimReilly – $ 30,280.83

Buy in: $ 200
Date: July 23
Entries: 1,111
Guarantee: $ 125,000
Prize pool: $ 204,424
ITM: 152 places
Winner: WSOPC ring winner Martin Zamani ‘FuTimReilly” – Luxembourg – $ 30,280.83
*3 way deal

WSOP Side Event: $1,000 FORTY STACKJuan Pardo Dominguez – $ 37,359.94

Buy in: $ 1,000
Date July 22
Entries: 200
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Prize pool: $ 190,000
ITM: 27 places
Winner: Juan Pardo DominguezMexico – $ 37,359.94

WSOP Side Event: $400 Sunday DeepstackBabaehduro – $ 56,046.56

Buy in: $ 400
Date: July 20
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 886
Prize pool: $ 333,136
ITM: 116 places
Winner: BabaehduroBrazil – $ 56,046.56

WSOP Side Event: $300 Sunday Kick OffAstor – $ 42,378.80

Buy in: $ 300
Date: July 20
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 923
Prize pool: $ 257,517
ITM: 134 places
Winner: Astor – Brazil – $ 42,378.80

OPEN EVENTS

Next up: WSOP #38: $600 Monster Stack NLHE 6 Handed

4 bracelets have been claimed, 50 more to be awarded. The next chance at strapping one happens tonight at the WSOP #38: $600 Monster Stack NLHE 6 Handed. In general, Monster Stack events are one of the most popular with an ultra healthy starting stack allowing for plenty of hands and plenty of action. Registration is now open.

Buy in: $ 600
Date: July 25 @ 20:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 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: 5,994
Cumulative qualifiers: 880 players
Remaining entry flights: 6
Final Day: July 26 @ 18:30 UTC
Notes: WSOP Europe Package Ticket added to first place

Top 10 in chips

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Notable players already secured with a Day 2 seat are: Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors TurboPete and Thai Ha, Sammy Farha, Michael Watson, Kristen Bicknell, Jack Salter; Hun Wei Lee, Matthias Eibinger, Chance Kornuth, Daniel Dvoress, Amichai Barer, Liv Boeree, Isaac Haxton, Christopher Brewer, Shyngis Satubayev “somebodyelse”, Martin Zamani “FuTimReilly”, TheMadQueen, and JoaoValli.

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

Buy in: $ 400
Game: Pot Limit Omaha
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Cumulative entries: 2,491
Cumulative qualifiers: 350 players
Remaining entry flights: 6
Final Day: July 26 @ 19:00 UTC
Notes: WSOP Europe Package Ticket added to first place

Top 10 in chips

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WSOP $400 PLOssus

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, Martin Zamani “FuTimReilly”, and Ben Affleck. Leading in chips is Juha Helppi, who won the 2020 WSOP Online Event #35 $5K PLO Championship.

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. 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

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

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

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. 50 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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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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