2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Daniel Dvoress crushes the MILLIONAIRE MAKER and Frank Crivello “Sbma2016” wins the Double Stack PLO; final 4 of Heads Up Championship set; 3 bracelets events tonight

Another two bracelets away at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online [ international leg ] with Daniel Dvoress and Frank Crivello snatching them up. Dvoress railroaded the final table of the MILLIONAIRE MAKER event to win the largest first place prize money to date of $ 1,489,288. He also became the fifth Natural8 player to win a Team Bling Sponsorship Package. Crivello shipped the Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha for his first career win. Also firing up the virtual arena was the highly anticipated WSOP #54: $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads Up Championship. The star studded field played down to the final four. They return on August 15 to battle it out. We’ve got recaps on all those events for you.

Tonight will be another plateful with three bracelet events scheduled. The WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship [ HK$ 8M GTD ] has two more entry flights to complete before the final day runs at 20:00. This event has more than doubled its advertised guarantee. The cumulative prize pool is HK$ 20,520,000 ( ~US$ 2,645,000) and rising. Also running alongside are the WSOP #56: $ 1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ High Roller ] $2.5M GTD and the WSOP #57: $ 150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ] $ 1M GTD. Info on these events is provided below.

The 2020 WSOP Online [ international leg ] opened on July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network with 54 signature bracelets up for grabs. To date, 22 have been captured and over $ 43.8 million paid out. The series runs until September 6th. Highlight events to come are: WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ], for high rollers the WSOP #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYER CHAMPIONSHIP [ $10M GTD ], and of course the brand’s much awaited marquee event, the WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25 Million GTD ].

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WSOP #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER – Daniel Dvoress – $ 1,489,288.80

Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

Last night, Daniel Dvoress added a feather to his cap after crushing the final table of the $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER event. Dvoress locked up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and the largest tournament first prize of the series worth $ 1,489,288.80. He moved into pole position in the WSOP Player of the Series race. Playing on Natural8, Dvoress also bagged his admission to “Team Bling “. His package will include a 6 month Team Bling Sponsorship and $ 15,000 Las Vegas Package ( $ 10,000 to cover buy-ins and $ 5,000 for expenses).


Taking a look at Daniel Dvoress’s incredible live tournament stats, interestingly his $ 15.6 million in recorded winnings did not include a single WSOP cash. It is uncertain whether or not Dvoress has ever attended a WSOP in Las Vegas but as of today, it doesn’t matter. He is $ 1.4 million richer and is a WSOP champion. His win today was the third recorded seven figure payout of his career. His largest career take was a whopping $ 4,080,000 for 1st place at the 2019 partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas – $ 250,000 NLH Super High Roller Bowl.

Buy in: $ 1,500
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Total Entries: 6,299
Prize Pool: $ 8,976,075
ITM: 764 places
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (final table)

 The $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER pulled in 6,299 across 15 entry flights for a prize pool weighing in at $ 8,976,075. To date, this was the largest prize pool of the series. Returning to action were the final 9 players hoping to claim their first ever gold bracelet. While everyone was already guaranteed to pocket a cool six figures, it was the seven figure payouts reserved for the top two spots that players were drooling over.

Coming in as the big stack, Daniel Dvoress was also the most decorated live tournament player. Another strong contender was Russian pro Anatoly Filatov “Mr_Deer”.

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WSOP #48 – $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER final table

When action kicked off, it was a rush for the gold as short stacks shoved in succession. Within thirty minutes, three fell leaving six players. Dvoress began to bully the table, eventually knocking out every opponent to become champion.

His first victim was Neville Mateus Endo Costa “NevSlater” (6th). Costa played the board’s showing full house but Dvoress had the larger spread. With an even larger stack built, Dvoress pressured the next four players, shoving nearly every hand. This ended up costing him four double ups yet impressively, he still held the lead. Out next was Alejandro Caridad “pepealas” (5th) whose overcards could not crack Dvoress’s pocket eights; Michael Nugent “MrFabulous” (4th) quickly followed with Ad2c outdrawn by 5c4d turned full house. To reach heads up, Dvoress emptied out Anatoly Filatov “Mr_Deer” (3rd) whose big slick missed against pocket fives. Two hands after, it was all over. Dvoress eliminated Caio De Almeida “Ez4ENCE” to lock up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and the larger million dollar prize money worth $ 1,489,288.80. Great day as well for 2nd placer Almeida who also earned a huge bundle of $ 1,072,428.22 for his largest known score. Both players were the first two millionaires of the series.

Final Table payouts

1st Daniel Dvoress – Canada – $ 1,489,288.80
2nd Caio De Almeida “Ez4ENCE” – Brazil- $ 1,072,428.22
3rd Anatoly Filatov “Mr_Deer” – Russia – $ 772,251.22
4th Michael Nugent “MrFabulous” – Canada – $ 556,094.77
5th Alejandro Caridad “pepealas” – Argentina – $ 400,441.55
6th Neville Mateus Endo Costa “NevSlater” – Brazil – $ 288,356.40
7th Ronny Kaiser – Switzerland – $ 207,644.44
8th Tomasz Cybulski “SushiJanushi” – Poland – $ 149,523.45
9th Aneris Adomkevicius “TaiwanNumba1” – Albania – $ 107,670.71

WSOP #53: $800 Double Stack PLO [ Asia ] – Frank Crivello – $ 94,252.72

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Frank Crivello – Photo WPT

After ten hours of play, Frank Crivello “Sbma2016” outlasted the 831 entry field of the WSOP #53: $ 800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha event to lock up the title, the $ 94,252.72 first prize, and his first ever WSOP gold bracelet. In addition, Crivello was awarded a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket. Since this was an ASIA TIME ZONE event, points were earned towards the WSOP Asia Player of the Series leaderboard. Crivello moved up to 4th rank.

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WSOP #53 – $800 Double Stack PLO [ Asia ]

Crivello’s victory today makes that 7 WSOP career cashes. Though this was his deepest run – an achievement he will surely treasure – his largest cash was earned at the 2017 WSOP where he finished 40th at the Main Event for over $ 176.4K.

Buy in: $ 800
Entries: 831
Prize pool: $ 631,560
ITM: 116 places
Running time: 10 hours and 10 minutes

Opening the final table, Crivello was stacked the largest with Yonathan Journo “ninoboys80” and Julijan Rados “Grgur” trailing closely; Craig Timmis, Ajay Chabra “Ross_Geller”, and Markus Michael Cara “Phil Kessel” were on their third final table visit of the series.

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WSOP #53 – $800 Double Stack PLO [ Asia ] final table

Crivello came out headstrong, knocking out Pulkit Goyal “PgTilt” (9th) to distance himself further from the pack. After Timmis stopped Chabra in 8th place, Crivello claimed his second bust in Cara to maintain his lead. When Rados drained Jin Li, it was Crivello again, busting Tsz Fai Tong (5th) for a third head chopped.

At four remaining, Timmis went on the attack. He railed Journo (4th), lost two shoves against Rados, then recovered entirely through Rados to take the lead for the first time. However, Timmis’s lead was brief. Crivello landed a monster pot that simultaneously sent Timmis plummeting (hand below).

WSOP 53 800 Double Stack PLO Asia straight for winner Crivello
WSOP #53 – $800 Double Stack PLO [ Asia ] – straight for winner Crivello

Seemingly unfazed by the loss, the hard hitting Timmis continued his barrage grinding enough to surpass Rados. When both players went all in again, Timmis had the slight edge to ship all of Rados’s chips and face Crivello 4.5:1 behind. Four minutes in, Timmis bridged the gap then regained the lead on a double up. Crivello quickly tugged back then went on to close it out on the next hand with a set of Kings to trip twos.

Final table payouts

1st Frank Crivello “Sbma2016” – Mexico – $ 94,252.72 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket
2nd Craig Timmis – UK – $ 77.882.52
3rd Julijan Rados “Grgur” – Croatia – $ 57,087.59
4th Yonathan Journo “ninoboys80” – Albania – $ 41,845.08
5th Tsz Fai Tong “WinEasy” – Hong Kong – $ 30,672.34
6th Jin Li “SharkLeeee” – Hong Kong – $ 22,482.71
7th Markus Michael Cara “Phil Kessel” – Canada – $ 16,479.80
8th Ajay Chabra “Ross_Geller” – Canada – $ 12,079.65
9th Pulkit Goyal “PgTilt” – India – $ 8,854.34

Notable players in the money: Juha Helppi (14th), Manig Loeser (16th), Kosei Ichinose (23rd), Sam Razavi “JejuKingCrab” (91st), and Daniel Negreanu (105th).

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

After a grueling 12 hours and 20 minutes, with the last heads up match between David Peters and Stefan Burakov clocking in at nearly three hours, the final four players of WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship was formed. Michael Addamo, Chi Zhang, Alyssa MacDonald, and David Peters advanced to the semis and will return on August 15 UTC for the last stretch to the title. The eventual winner will claim $ 360,480, the added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket, and the bragging rights WSOP gold bracelet.

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

Remaining payouts

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

The WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship kicked off with 128 of the biggest names in poker facing off. Apart from the final four, many notable players advanced to round two such as Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz, Bertrand Grospellier “ElkY”, Danny Tang, Thai Ha, Stephen Chidwick, Rainer Kempe, Buha Helppi, Erik Seidel, and Daniel Smith to name a few. Of those pros mentioned, only Negreanu and ElkY reached the money.

Buy in: $ 10,000
Date: August 8 @ 18:00 UTC / August 9 @ 02:00 HKT
Entries: 128 cap
Prize pool: $ 1,241,600
ITM: 16 places
Semi Finals: August 15 18:00 UTC with live stream on GGPoker.TV

Final 4 history

Round 1 – Down to 64 players

Michael Addamo JhJc defeats Connor Drinan 7d9d – board 8c9h7c10h8s
Chi Zhang 6d4s defeats David Yan Ah3d – board 6h6c4hKs4d all in on the river
Alyssa MacDonald 4s5c defeats Brunno Botteon Jh10d – board 2s6s7d4cAs all in preflop
David Peters AcKh defeats Johan Guilbert KcJs – all in preflop, brick board

Round 2 – Down to 32 players

Michael Addamo AhKh defeats Shota Hirao Kc10h – board Ac4h2h7dAd
Chi Zhang Ah10s defeats Sean Winter QdJd – board 3h4h9s7c9d all in preflop
Alyssa MacDonald Jh8c defeats Mark Radoja Ah2h – board 7dJcJd2c7h all in on the river
David Peters 2s2d defeats Sami Kelopuro 10c6d – board 3h2c10s5cQc

Round 3 – Down to 16 players

Michael Addamo QdJh defeats Gabriel Campanha KsJs – board 3c7hQh5s9h
Chi Zhang QdQs defeats Erik Seidel 2c2h – board brick
Alyssa MacDonald KcQd defeats Viktor Kudinov JsQh – board brick
David Peters AhKd defeats Scott Pollington Woods Ad10h – board 5hKh3h4s6s

Round 4 – Down to 8 players

Michael Addamo AhKc defeats Bertrand Grospellier “ElkY” QhQc – board 3cAsJcKd4c
Chi Zhang Jd4h defeats Daniel Negreanu 6s7s – board 7dJs2s2dAh all in on the turn
Alyssa MacDonald Ad10c defeats Ajay Chabra Qd10h – board brick
David Peters AsJs defeats Sergi Reixach Ah2d – board 2hJdQs5h10s

Round 5 – Down to 4 players

Michael Addamo AhQc defeats Pedro Waldburger Jc8s – board Ad7s8cJsAs
Chi Zhang AhKc defeats Chris Brewer Js10h – board 9h7hAs7d3d
Alyssa MacDonald Ah5h defeats Belarmino De Souza 8c5d – board 5cAsJh8hQs
David Peters Ac5h defeats Stefan Burakov Kc10d – board 2d4d3dJcQs

Payouts 5th to 8th = $ 49,664

Pedro Waldburger
Belarmino De Souza
Chris Brewer

Payouts 9th to 16th = $ 24,832

Daniel Negreanu
Bertrand Grospellier “ElkY”
Mike Leah
Sergi Reixach
Vlad-stafan Lache
Samuel Vousder
Aaron Van Blarcum
Ajay Chabra

Tonight: WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship [ HK$ 8M GTD ]

On the felt tonight is the final day of the WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship. This highly popular event dragged in 2,700 entries across 12 flights to surge past its initial offering of HK$ 8M (~ US$ 1M). The prize pool is currently at HK$ 20.5M (~US$ 2.64M) with two entry flights remaining. Latest qualifiers were Alex Foxen, Anson Tsang “Tara@oz”, WSOPC Online ring winner The MadQueen, and bracelet winner Patrick Kennedy “Muddington”. Final day cards in the air on August 9 @ 20:00 HKT.

Buy in: HK$ 8,000 (~ US$ 1,000)
Guarantee: HK$ 8,000,000 (~US$ 1,032,000)
Cumulative Entries: 2,700
Cumulative Prize Pool: HK$ 20,520,000 ( ~US$ 2,645,000)
Day 2 qualifiers: 403
Entry Flights: 2 remaining
Final Day: August 9 @ 20:00 HKT

Top 15 in chips

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WSOP #55 – HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship top15 in chips

In addition to the top 15, other notable players through to Day 2 were Daniel Negreanu, Stephen O’Dwyer, Roberto Romanello, Joao Vieira, Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV”, Mike Leah, Kahle Burns, Mike McDonald, Sam Razavi “JejuKingCrab”, Kristen Bicknell, Yuri Dzvielevski, Team NLG Manig Loeser, and Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Pete Yen Han Chen, Thai Ha, and Kosei Ichinose. 

Tonight: WSOP #56: $1,500 GGMaster WSOP Edition [ High Roller ] $2.5M GTD

Buy in: $ 1,500
Date: August 9 @ 17:00 UTC / August 10 @ 01:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
* $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket added to 1st place

Tonight: WSOP #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ] $1M GTD

Buy in: $ 800
Date: August 9 @ 17:00 UTC / August 10 @ 01:00 HKT
Late registration: 180 minutes

 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 22 events.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

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WSOP Player of the Series Leaderboard current standings

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

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WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard [ Asia Time Zone Events ]


WSOP Side Event: $400 Warmup

WSOP Side Event 400 Warmup
WSOP Side Event – $400 Warmup

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 8
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 319
Prize pool: $ 119,944
ITM: 47 places
Winner: SunnySummer – Canada – $22,348.08

WSOP Side Event: $500 FIFTY STACK

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 8
Guarantee: $ 250,000
Entries: 701
Prize pool: $ 332,975
ITM: 98 places
Winner: kaisderkais_ – Germany – $56,697.34

WSOP Side Event: $105 Bounty King

Buy in: $ 105
Date: August 8
Guarantee: $ 125,000
Entries: 1,520
Prize pool: $ 152,000
ITM: 224 places
Winner: martyn3701 – Russia – $ 17,675.34

WSOP Side Event: $210 Bount Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 210
Date: August 8
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 472
Prize pool: $ 94,400
ITM: 63 places
Winner: Ian Nepo – Israel – $ 17,432.41


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 ]


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

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. For 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. Newest WSOP champions Daniel Dvoress, Teoh Ming Juen “Paul Teoh”, Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon”, and Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo” have already capitalized, each one awarded a WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship package. 33 days left to avail of our 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

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.

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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 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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