2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: David Peters defeats Michael Addamo for 2nd bracelet; Alexander Stacey ships maiden title at the Monster Stack; Mini Main Event crushes guarantee, MAIN EVENT starts tonight

Our Day 28 recap of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online is loaded with good news. Two champions emerged last night – USA’s David Peters after his defeat of Australia’s Michael Addamo at the WSOP #54: $10K Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship and UK’s Alexander Stacey “MightyWarior” for his triumph at the WSOP #51: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed. For Peters it was his second WSOP bracelet.

At the WSOP #63: $500 Mini Main Event, the $ 5 million guarantee was obliterated. The pot has now swelled over $ 5.6 million and with two final flights to complete early this evening, expect that figure to balloon further. The Final Day race follows, underway on Monday, August 16 at 18:30 UTC / August 17 at 02:30 HKT.

After four weeks of thrilling action, the much awaited WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25 Million GTD ] has finally arrived. Freezeout entry flights begin this evening. There are 22 offered across 15 days. Players will be permitted a maximum of three bullets however same day re-entry is not allowed. In addition to the Main Event, the WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ] is back and it too will grace the virtual felt. A total of 15 flights are offered across 9 days. Expect this to be a monster as it is the lowest buy in tournament of the series of just $50.

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The 2020 WSOP Online [ international ] opened July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network. Since then, 30 bracelets have been claimed and a cumulative $ 60.9 million paid out. 24 bracelets have yet to be won. The series runs until September 6th. For first timers, make sure to sign up on Natural8 to avail of fantastic promos and incentives.

WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship – David Peters – $ 360,480

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David Peters

In just under four hours of intense one on one action, the highly anticipated conclusion of the WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship was finally delivered. USA’s David Peters defeated the hard hitting Aussie aggro pro Michael Addamo to capture his second WSOP gold bracelet, $ 360,480, and a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

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WSOP #54 – $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship – straight flush over nut flush

The Heads Up NLH Championship [ Shootout Tournament ] kicked off one week prior with a star studded 128 player lineup. David Peters secured his semi final slot by defeating Johan Guilbert (round 1), Sami Kelopuro (round 2), Scott Pollington Woods (round 3), and Sergi Reixach (round 4).

As one of the most accomplished players worldwide, Peters’s portfolio speaks for itself with live earnings amounting to $ 33.7 million. His long list of deep runs include 55 WSOP live cashes, one bracelet, one ring, and eight scores of over a million dollars each. His largest take was for $ 2,699,752 at the first ever $ 200K Triton Super High Roller Series event held in the Philippines in 2016 where he finished 2nd to Fedor Holz. Although his recent victory payout of $ 360,480 paled in comparison, the achievement was outstanding. He defeated seven pros in succession, and is the only one to have done so.

Buy in: $ 10,000
Entries: 128 cap
Prize pool: $ 1,241,600
ITM: 16 places
Running time: 3 hours and 44 minutes (final day)

Semi-finals: Addamo vs Zhang

Addamo made quick work of Zhang, cleaning out the Chinese pro in just half an hour. Zhang took the lead early on but Addamo turned the tide when he claimed a big pot on a higher straight. Several minutes later, Addamo advanced to the finals. During the hand, Zhang initiated the action at every stage then pushed on the river. (Hand below)

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WSOP #54 – $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship – Addamo vs. Zhang

Semi-finals: Peters vs MacDonald

It took double the time for the other heads up match to complete with Peters defeating MacDonald. The latter had the early lead then 45 minutes in, it switched. On a board 5d3s6cQd6d, MacDonald 7s6s trips, Peters Jd6h trips, kicker played. Peters won another big one with Jh2h flush to MacDonald’s QhJs two pair on a board Qc10h7h9d9h. The final hand came soon after with Peters Js10s straight dusting MacDonald’s QsQc. (Hand below)

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WSOP #54 – $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship – Peters vs. MacDonald

Finals: Addamo vs Peters

The finals ran for just over an hour and within that time, it was action to the brim with check-raises, overbets, and numerous bluffs exposed. Addamo – clearly the aggressor – attacked relentlessly to grab the early lead. The patient Peters overtook holding a higher full house. Addamo jumped back out front – up nearly 3:1 – on a failed bluff by Peters betting big on a board AsKs7c3cQd with 10c6d. Addamo called it with Ad3d two pair.

The lead switched again when Peters overbet the river 6s7s4s3sJh, Addamo tank-shoved, Peters snapped it off showing 5s8d straight flush to Addamo’s As4h nut flush. From there, the chip lead switched to Peters then back to Addamo then back to Peters. After another long list of hands, Peters drove his stack north of 6:1, the desperate Addamo pushed with Jc3c that ran into Peters AhKs. The final board was 5d9sAsAdKd.

Final four payouts

1st David Peters – USA – $ 360,480 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket
2nd Michael Addamo – Australia – $ 223,488
3rd/4th Alyssa Macdonald – Canada – $ 124,160
3rd/4th Chi Zhang – China – $ 124,160

WSOP #61: $300 Monster Stack NLH 6 Handed – Alexander Stacey – $ 127,659.72

UK’s Alexander Stacey “MightyWarior” rose above the 3,491 entry field of the WSOP #61: $300 Monster Stack NLH 6 Handed event, eliminating four players of the final table to ship the $127,659.72 first prize and the $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

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WSOP #61 – $300 Monster Stack NLH 6-Handed

With only one small cash listed on The Hendon Mob, it is highly probable that this was a maiden victory for Alexander Stacey “MightyWarior”. Prior to winning, Stacey had been piling in plenty of practice hours at the side events since the end of July. He cashed in several bounty tournaments though none that came close to his victory payout. Stacey became the third player from the UK to bring home the signature gold bracelet at the series.

Buy in: $ 300
Entries: 3,491
Prize pool: $ 973,989
ITM: 440 places
Running time: 11 hours and 38 minutes

Kicking off the final table, every player was seeking their first WSOP gold including high roller crusher American pro Steve O’Dwyer who carried in the chip lead.

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WSOP #61 – $300 Monster Stack NLH 6-Handed final table

Arnaud Enselme and Sami Koivuneva “ToasterBono” dominated the early stage with Enselme doubled up twice – one by Tal Herzog “ tel aviv” and the other by O’Dwyer – to jump from 8th rank to chip leader. Koivuneva booted the injured Herzog (9th) and Wai Ching Cheang “KEN-C” (8th) who earlier lost a chunk to Hui Wang “rrnutscn” . O’Dwyer couldn’t catch a break and was sent packing in 7th place by Michael Schwartz “Blank0DMT”, then Stacey cleaned out Wang (6th). During the hand, Wang shoved on the river with air and Stacey check-called with top pair. (Hand below).

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WSOP #61 – $300 Monster Stack NLH 6-Handed – top pair for winner Stacey

Now on top, Stacey could not be toppled. After Enselme booted Schwartz (5th), Stacey doubled up Koivuneva then quickly made up the lost chips by emptying out Enselme (4th). Koivuneva faced off twice against Craig Le Compte “tonkaiktomni” that led to the end of Finland’s bid for a second gold at the hands of Stacey. Heads up took only five minutes with Le Compte pushing KdQc that bricked against Stacey’s Ad9c.

Final table payouts

1st Alexander Stacey “MightyWarior” – UK – $ 127,659.72 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package
2nd Craig Le Compte “tonkaiktomni” – USA – $ 99.552.48
3rd Sami Koivuneva “ToasterBono” – Finland – $ 70,964.44
4th Arnaud Enselme – UK – $ 50,585.96
5th Michael Schwartz “Blank0DMT”- USA – $ 36,059.41
6th Hui Wang “rrnutscn” – China – $ 25,704.44
7th Stephen O’Dwyer – Ireland – $18,323.07
8th Wai Ching Cheang “KEN-C” – Malaysia – $ 13,061.38
9th Tal Herzog “ tel aviv” – Israel – $ 9,310.38

Notable players in the top 100 ITM: TheMadQueen (10th), Jack Salter (31st), Chi Chung Ho “chipuker” (51st), and Daniel Negreanu (64th).

Tonight: WSOP #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha

Buy in: $ 1,500
Date: Monday, August 17 @ 02:00 HKT
Late registration: 210 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times
* $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package added to 1st place

Tonight: WSOP #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em

Buy in: $ 840
Date: Monday, August 17 @ 04:00 HKT
Late registration: 90 minutes
Re-entries: 2 times

Final chance to enter: WSOP #63: $500 Mini Main Event [ $5M GTD ]

Guarantee crushed! Last night the WSOP #63: $ 500 Mini Main Event saw a tremendous 2,900 turnout to bump up the cumulative tally to 11,900 entries and smash the $ 5M guarantee. The pot currently weighs in at $ 5.6 million. That number will continue to swell with two final flights yet to be played. If you haven’t secured your spot yet, this is your last chance. At the completion of the flights, the Final Day follows at August 16 @ 18:30 UTC / August 17 @ 02:30 HKT.

Among the latest to advance were: Nikla Ehrenholz “NikkyMouse”, Felipe Ramos, Wei Guo Liang “SPARK1207”, Jinho Hong, Michael Addamo, and Daniel Negreanu for a larger qualifying stack than previous. Flight I leader – Brazil’s “baladeiro” – maintains the Final Day top spot with a towering 219.5 BB stack.

Previous flight survivors were: GG pro Bertrand Grospellier “ElkY”, Natural8 Team Hot Ambassadors Pete Chen, Henri Buehler, and Thai Ha, Natural8 Team Bling reps Daniel Dvoress, Alek Stasiak “astazz”, Hun Wei Lee, and Yuri Dzivielevski, online series champions Paul Teoh, Patrick Kennedy “Muddington”, Aaron Wijaya “fishnchip”, Sung Joo Hyun “ArtePokerTV”, and Kristen Bicknell.

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 10 to 16
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Cumulative Entries: 11,904
Cumulative Prize Pool: $ 5,654,400
Final Day qualifiers: 1,467
Entry flights: 2 remaining
Final Day: August 16 @ 18:30 UTC / August 17 @ 02:30 HKT

Top 15 in chips

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WSOP #63 – $500 Mini Main Event [ $5M GTD ] top15 in chips

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. 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 ]

Open: WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ]

At the 50th anniversary of the series last year, the BIG 50 event was introduced. Due to its incredible draw of 28,371 entries, it was given a spot at this year’s roster. Good news for all the budget players, the buy in was lowered to $ 50, the cheapest of all the bracelet events. An enormous field is expected as players seek out a cut of the $ 1 Million guarantee.

Buy in: $ 50
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to 23
Entry Flights: 15 offered
Final Day: August 23 @ 18:30 UTC

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 30 completed events.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

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WSOP Player of the Series leaderboard current standing

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

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WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard [ Asia Time Zone Events ]


Side events were once again packing it in. The biggest winner was Yuan Li “SunnySummer” at the $ 250 Double Stack for $42.5K. Conquering one as well was Singapore’s Boon Heng Siong “CowBaby” at the $ 500 Deepstack 6 Handed. Siong overcame a stacked final table to ship the $ 38,196.19 first prize. This was another strong end to add to his 8th place finish at the WSOP #47: $ 1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Asia event.

WSOP Side Event: $500 Deepstack 6 Handed

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WSOP Side Event – $500 Deepstack 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 15
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 451
Prize pool: $ 214,225
ITM: 63 places
Winner: Boon Heng Siong “CowBaby” – Singapore – $ 38,196.19
2nd Mario Navarro “St@edtLer” – Andorra – $ 28,159.85
3rd Daniel Dvoress – Canada – $ 20,760.80
4th Joshua McCully “thefreshest” – New Zealand – $ 15,305.86
5th Technologic – Macau – $ 11,284.21
6th Alessandro Valli “EdgarDavids” – Germany – $ 8,319.27

WSOP Side Event: $250 Double Stack

Buy in: $ 250
Date: August 15
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 1,133
Prize pool: $ 260,590
ITM: 152 places
Winner: Yuan Li “SunnySummer” – Canada – $ 42,507.55

WSOP Side Event: $125 Super Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 125
Date: August 15
Guarantee: $ 50,000
Entries: 640
Prize pool: $ 73,600
ITM: 89 places
Winner: Gwriden – Austria – $ 12,870,27

WSOP Side Event: $52.50 Bounty Turbo

Buy in: $ 52.50
Date: August 15
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Entries: 978
Prize pool: $ 48,900
ITM: 134 places
Winner: s1ck0 – Russia – $ 7,492.37



For the high rollers and deep pocketed no title is more coveted than this one, the No Limit Hold’em Poker Player Championship. Expect the biggest names in poker in attendance. If you have $ 25,000 to burn, this is the event to wage your skills against the creme de la creme.

Buy in: $ 25,000
Date: August 23 @ 18:00 UTC
Guarantee: $ 10,000,000
Notes: 2 day event

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
Note: 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. 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. WSOP Online champions Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, Daniel Dvoress, Hun Wei Lee, Teoh Ming Juen “Paul Teoh”, Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon”, and Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo” 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. 26 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

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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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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