2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: NLH Asia Championship closing in on $2M; $800 Double Stack PLO up next; MILLIONAIRE MAKER final table and Heads Up Championship tonight

Last night was calm at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online [ international leg ] with no bracelets to fight for, however tonight will be the opposite with three bracelet events running – the next ASIA TIME ZONE event WSOP #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha [ Asia ] at 20:00 HKT, the star studded WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship, and the final table of the WSOP #48: $ 1,500 MLLIONAIRE MAKER which will broadcast live cards face up on GGPoker.TV starting at 02:30 HKT. 

Another bracelet event to keep players busy is the WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship [ HK$ 8M GTD ] with two entry flights running. This event has already crushed its guarantee and is currently sitting at a cumulative HK$ 14.9M (~US$ 1.9M) prize pool. Final day is on August 9 @ 20:00 HKT. 

The 2020 WSOP Online [ international leg ] opened on July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network with 54 signature bracelets up for grabs. To date, 20 have been captured and over $ 37.1 million paid out. The series runs until September 6th.

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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 ]. 

Tonight: 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

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

Not only has the WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship skyrocketed past its initial offering of HK$ 8M (~ US$ 1M), it is now headed for a multi million dollar pot. The prize pool is currently at HK$ 14.9M (~US$ 1.9M) across 12 flights. That figure will continue to grow with four flights yet to be completed. Latest qualifiers were Daniel Negreanu, Steve O’Dwyer, and Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Pete Yen Han Chen, Thai Ha, and Kosei Ichinose. Final day is on August 9 at 20:00 HKT.

Buy in: HK$ 8,000 (~ US$ 1,000)
Guarantee: HK$ 8,000,000 (~US$ 1,032,000)
Cumulative Entries: 1,963
Cumulative Prize Pool: HK$ 14,918,800 ( ~US$ 1,924,800)
Day 2 qualifiers: 293
Entry Flights: 4 remaining
Final Day: August 9 @ 20:00 HKT

Top 15 in chips

Top15 ASIA C

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, Sam Razavi “JejuKingCrab”, Kristen Bicknell, Yuri Dzvielevski, and Team NLG Manig Loeser.

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

A robust lineup comprising the biggest names in poker will battle it out tomorrow “mano a mano” at the $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship. It will take seven consecutive knockouts to claim the title and the signature bracelet. We won’t list all the notable players since most have earned recognition at some stage in their career, instead, for Natural8 fans, Team Hot Ambassadors attending are Michael Soyza, Danny Tang, Pete Yen Han Chen, and Thai Ha. For all you railbirds, you can still buy a piece of the action though they are selling out quite fast and most have sold out.

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

Prize Pool


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. Action resumes tonight with the final 9 players back on the chase. Two of them will walk away more than a million bucks richer, the champion shipping the mother lode $ 1,489,288.80 first prize. Underway on August 8 @ 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

Final Table: WSOP #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Final Table: WSOP #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER

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

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
*Closing in on 1,000 entries

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 21 events.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

LEaderboard Global

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

LEaderboard Global 1


WSOP Side Event: $500 FIFTY STACK

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 7
Guarantee: $ 200,000
Entries: 499
Prize pool: $ 237,025
ITM: 71 places
Winner: DaanOss – Austria – $ 42,113.92

WSOP Side Event: $200 Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 200
Date: August 7
Guarantee: $ 50,000
Entries: 510
Prize pool: $ 93,840
ITM: 71 places
Winner: CfOrTh3G0ldB – Mexico – $ 16, 673.54

WSOP Side Event: $400 Warmup

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 7
Guarantee: $ 60,000
Entries: 190
Prize pool: $ 71,440
ITM: 26 places
Winner: THEfaryboy – Luxembourg – $ 14,181.90

WSOP Side Event: $100 Super Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 100
Date: August 7
Guarantee: $ 25,000
Entries: 646
Prize pool: $ 59,432
ITM: 89 places
Winner: NotOffensive – Canada – $ 10,392.73


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 Hun Wei Lee, 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. 34 days left to avail of our promos!

WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

Winenrs circle

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 deposit rules

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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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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