2020 WSOP – Natural8: Eoghan O’Dea “DrRoche” locks up a bracelet at the $400 Pot Limit Omaha; $1K No Limit Hold’em up next

After 28 prior cashes at the World Series of Poker since 2007, Irish pro Eoghan O’Dea “DrRoche” finally clasped a gold bracelet at the WSOP #51: $ 400 Pot Limit Omaha event. Following in the footsteps of his father Donnacha O’Dea, he has now matched up with one bracelet each. In addition to the coveted merch, the younger O’Dea shipped $ 100,944.52 plus the added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket. We’ve got that recap for you below including series side event winners and updates on the WSOP Player of the Series race.

For those just tuning in, the 2020 WSOP Online international leg opened on July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network with 54 signature bracelets up for grabs. As of today, 19 have been captured and over $ 36.2 million paid out. Once again, the upcoming events will be very fruitful with an added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket to the champions. Five of these packages have already been claimed with more to be awarded before the series closes on September 6th.

Currently underway is the HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship [ HK$ 8M GTD ]. Six of 14 starting flights have completed with well over 1,000 cumulative entries. Players can expect the guarantee to be shattered tonight. Another event seeing significant interest is WSOP #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ], $1M GTD. More than 500 have already ponied up.

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Among the upcoming key events is the WSOP #54: $ 10,000 Heads up No Limit Hold’em Championship. This event will hit the virtual felt in two days time. Registration is limited to 128 players with no late entries allowed. Expectedly, celebrated pros have already signed up such as Fedor Holz, Daniel Negreanu, and Bertrand Grospellier “ElkY”. Natural8 is also represented by Team Hot Ambassadors Danny Tang and Pete Chen. Other highlight events 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 ]. Sign up on Natural8 to avail of various promos and player incentives.

WSOP #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha – Eoghan O’Dea – $ 100,944.52

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Eoghan O’Dea – Photo – Joe Giron –

2,006 hopefuls sought the golden moment at the WSOP #51: $ 400 Pot Limit Omaha event and after a lengthy ten hours and 27 minutes it was Irish pro Eoghan O’Dea “DrRoche” outshining to lock up his first WSOP bracelet. O’Dea eliminated four players of the final table which included Canada’s Nital Jethalal “4TheAnimals” at heads up.

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WSOP #51 – $400 Pot Limit Omaha

Based on The Hendon Mob, Eoghan O’Dea “DrRoche” is one of Ireland’s top ranked players with over $ 3.2M in live tournament winnings. Since his first WSOP cash in 2007, O’Dea has been chasing the golden dream. He got extremely close in 2011 finishing an admirable 6th place at the Main Event for his largest live cash to date of $ 1,720,831. O’Dea’s win today marked his first major career win, one he can surely boast of with his shiny new WSOP signature gold.

Buy in: $ 400
Entries: 2,006
Prize pool: $ 753,880
ITM: 278 places
Running time: 10 hours and 27 minutes

Kicking off the final table, everyone was on the hunt for their first WSOP bracelet. In best position was chip leader Lorenzo Bazei “EhUsGuri” however his credentials paled in comparison to Irish pro Eoghan O’Dea “DrRoche” and South African WSOP ring winner Jarred Solomon “Solosalt”. For the latter Solomon, he vowed to stop playing poker once he won his first bracelet. On the other end of the chip rung was Hong Kong’s Chi Chung Ho “chipuker” impressively on his second final table appearance.

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WSOP #51 – $400 Pot Limit Omaha final table

Solomon was first to crack heads. During the opening hour, he eliminated Daniel Juncadella “BoooooBie” (9th) then emptied out Bazei (8th) who was initially chunked down by Robert Le Roux “Bobzothejock”. Nital Jethalal “4TheAnimals” delivered the next blow with trip fives cracking aces to send Ruslan Nazarenko “zverrmvp” out in 7th place. O’Dea jumped on board with his first victim in short stacked Chi (6th).

Five handed, Jethalal cleaned out a second player when his QdKhJc10h improved to a straight to dust Solomon’s AcKs9dQh on a board Qs9s7d8c2h. This meant Solomon’s plans of retiring from poker would have to wait. O’Dea followed it up with two running busts, Benjamin Voreland “Wapbap” (4th) then Le Roux (3rd), to face Jethalal at heads up backed by a substantial lead. Jethalal put up a strong fight however ten minutes in, it was O’Dea shipping it with a set of Aces to two pair. In terms of cash, O’Dea won a cool $ 100,944.52. For runner up Jethalal, it was an equally impressive finish, pocketing his largest known cash of $ 81,962.66.

Final table payouts

1st Eoghan O’Dea “DrRoche” – Ireland – $ 100,944.52 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket
2nd Nital Jethalal “4TheAnimals” – Canada – $ 81,962.66
3rd Robert Le Roux “Bobzothejock” – South Africa – $ 59,480.30
4th Benjamin Voreland “Wapbap” – UK – $ 43,164.83
5th Jarred Solomon “Solosalt” – South Africa – $ 31,324.69
6th Chi Chung Ho “chipuker” – Hong Kong – $ 22,732.27
7th Ruslan Nazarenko “zverrmvp” – Ukraine – $ 16,496.77
8th Lorenzo Bazei “EhUsGuri” – Brazil – $ 11,971.68
9th Daniel Juncadella “BoooooBie” – Ireland – $ 8,687.86

Up Next: WSOP #52: $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em

Buy in: $ 1,000
Date: August 6 @ 18:00 UTC / August 7 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 180 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
Table: 8 Handed / 9 Handed (Final Table)
*Added to 1st place: $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket

Up Next: WSOP #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha [ Asia ]

Buy in: $ 800
Date: August 8 @ 20:00 HKT
Late registration: 195 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
*Added to 1st place: $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket

Popular: 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
*Over 500 entries

Open: 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)
Cumulative Entries: 1,040
Day 2 qualifiers: 149
Entry Flights: 8 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 addition to the top 15, other notable players through to Day 2 are Roberto Romanello, Joao Vieira, Andrei Konopelko “iosif stalin”, Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV”, Mike Leah, Kahle Burns, and Mike McDonald. Latest additions were Martin Zamani “FuTimReilly”, Sam Razavi “JejuKingCrab”, and Team NLG Manig Loeser.

Final Table: WSOP #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER [ $5M GTD ]

The $ 1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER pulled in 6,299 across 15 entry flights for a prize pool worth $ 8,976,075. In two day’s time, action resumes with the final 9 players back on the hunt. Two players will walk away more than a million bucks richer, the champion shipping the mother lode $ 1,489,288.80 first prize. The final chase is on August 9 @ 18:30 UTC / August 9 @ 02:30 HKT. Live broadcast cards face up on GGPoker.TV.

Buy in: $ 1,500
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Total Entries: 6,299
Day 2 Qualifiers: 1,041
Prize Pool: $ 8,976,075
ITM: 764 places

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

Daniel Dvoress – Canada – 92,479,846 (30.8 BB)
Alejandro Caridad “pepealas” – Argentina – 64,001,642 (21.3BB)
Neville Mateus Endo Costa “NevSlater” – Brazil – 43,132,236 (14.4 BB)
Michael Nugent “MrFabulous” – Canada – 37,076,246 (12.4 BB)
Anatoly Filatov “Mr_Deer” – Russia – 22,480,138 (7.5BB)
Tomasz Cybulski “SushiJanushi”- Poland – 18,604,499 (6.2 BB)
Aneris Adomkevicius “TaiwanNumba1” – Albania – 13,452,228 (4.5 BB)
Caio De Almeida “Ez4ENCE” – Brazil- 12,558,546 (4.2 BB)
Ronny Kaiser – Switzerland – 10,506,666 (3.5 BB)

Remaining payouts

1st $ 1,489,288.80
2nd $ 1,072,428.22
3rd $ 772,251.22
4th $ 556,094.77
5th $ 400,441.55
6th $ 288,356.40
7th $ 207,644.44
8th $ 149,523.45
9th $ 107,670.71


WSOP Side Event: $500 FIFTY STACK

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WSOP Side Event – $500 FIFTY STACK

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 5
Guarantee: $ 250,000
Entries: 616
Prize pool: $ 292,600
ITM: 89 places
Winner: wnbgambb – Finland – $ 44,338.36 (deal)
2nd: goodkidmaadc – India – $ 44,330.42 (deal)

WSOP Side Event: $105 Bounty King

Buy in: $ 105
Date: August 5
Guarantee: $ 125,000
Entries: 1,531
Prize pool: $ 153,100
ITM: 224 places
Winner: thelion7788 – UAE – $ 19,076.02

WSOP Side Event: $400 Warmup

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 5
Guarantee: $ 75,000
Entries: 204
Prize pool: $ 76,704
ITM: 27 places
Winner: Vincent Kwun Ngai Li “Peleus34” – Hong Kong – $ 15,082.52

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 19 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 #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 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. 36 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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