Natural8 GGSeries 2020s: Mikhail Tal all around biggest winner; HONEYDETECTED second largest earner

Ten days in the books at the Natural8 GGSeries 2020s with twelve more to go. The series kicked off on April 5 and will run until April 26. A staggering $ 50 million is guaranteed. From that figure, $ 28.2M has already been collected over 487 games.

Plenty more cash up for grabs with an average of 47 games offered per day. Let’s have a look at the latest results.

Mikhail Tal is biggest winner of Day 10

Mikhail Tal topped multiple categories on Day 10. Mikhail Tal won the single largest tournament first prize at the event that paid out the largest, the GGS 166-HR: $5K. Mikhail Tal also won the GGS 164-HR: $1K Omaha to become the only player to win two events. Mikhail Tal pocketed the largest Omaha first prize of the day. Mikhail Tal cashed in another event to be the richest player taking home $ 106,591.94. Adding to the day’s achievements, Mikhail Tal also secured a spot in the GGS Phased $500, $750K GTD.

GGS 166-HR: $5K
Guarantee: $200,000
Entries: 67
Prize pool: $ 318,250
ITM: 9 places

Payouts
1st Mikhail Tal – Croatia – $ 87,522.42
2nd TheProfessional – Canada – $ 58,496.73
3rd jueeeepucha – Mexico – $ 45,737.48
4th Jadeito – UK – $ 35,761.27
5th Golden snitch – UK – $ 27,961.06
6th great poker – Croatia – $ 21,862.21
7th KathyLehne – Canada – $ 17,093.65
8th AdultShark – Russia – $ 13,365.19
9th stefanos1 – Greece – $ 10,449.99

GGS 164-HR: $1K Omaha
Guarantee: $ 40,000
Entries: 53
Prize pool: $ 50,350
ITM: 7 places

Payouts
1st Mikhail Tal – Croatia – $ 17,443.13
2nd Bertiethebear – UK – $ 10,660.24
3rd Babasupersonic – Argentina – $ 7,695.60
4th PlzLetMEgo – Finland – $ 5,555.44
5th espiei – Moldova – $ 4,010.46
6th OneAndOnly – Hungary – $ 2,895.14
7th EP2019 – Netherlands – $ 2,089.98

GGS 167-H: $525 Bounty Turbo [6-Max]
Guarantee: $40,000
Entries: 80
Prize pool: $ 40,000
Winner: D.Washington – Argentina – $ 10,792.24

6th Mikhail Tal – $ 1,626.19
8th WooKah – $ 2,007.25

HowieG a very close second

Player HowieG was a very close second in the single win category. HowieG won the GGS 169-HR: $5K for $ 87,130.10, just $ 392.32 shy of Mikhail Tal’s win at the GGS 166-HR: $5K.

Day 10 GGS 169 5K HR
GGS 169 – 5K HR

GGS 169-HR: $5K
Guarantee: $150,000
Entries: 48
Prize pool: $ 228,000
ITM: 6 places

Payouts
1st HowieG – Canada – $ 87,130.10
2nd RickDaltonR – Mexico – $ 53,575.44
3rd BlackPhilip – Canada – $ 35,985.21
4th PabloPotatoe – Austria – $ 24,170.32
5th HONEYDETECTED – UK – $ 16,234.58
6th Trashdawg – Albania – $ 10,904.35

HONEYDETECTED is second largest earner of Day 10

HONEYDECTED is the second largest earner of Day 10 pocketing over $ 92.7K in three events. HONEYDETECTED’s largest score was over $ 74k for the victory at the Daily Main High Roller tier. HONEYDETECTED moved up from 38th rank to 25th rank in the GGSeries 2020s Leader Board.

GGS 162-HR: $5K Daily Main
Guarantee: $200,000
Entries: 61
Prize pool: $ 289,750
ITM: 8 places

Payouts
1st HONEYDETECTED – UK – $ 74,065.97 (deal)
2nd AceKing41 – UK – $ 72,625.33 (deal)
3rd PabloPatatoe – Austria – $ 42,865.35
4th Trashdawg – Albania – $ 32,429.77
5th KeijjoKonvehti – Finland – $ 24,534.75
6th great poker – Croatia – $ 18,561.76
7th PocketJah – Canada – $ 14,042.90
8th Jisssses – Hungary – $ 10,624.17

GGS 163-H: $1K
Guarantee: $100,000
Entries: 105
Prize pool: $ 100,000
ITM: 15 places
Winner: RoosterBooster – Canada – $ 22,902.86

Notables:
13th HONEYDETECTED – UK – $ 2,445.27

Top bounty hunter

Pulling in five figures was Philosophy89 after rising over the 498 entries of the GGS 161: $210 Bounty Special. Philosophy89 was the wealthiest bounty hunter of Day 10.

GGS 161: $210 Bounty Special
Guarantee: $100,000
Entries: 498
Prize pool: $ 100,000
Winner: Philosophy89 – China – $ 19,237.23

GGSeries 2020s Leader Board update

No change at the top of the GGSeries 2020s Leader Board with Wookah still in command. Wookah claimed the top spot on Day 2 and hasn’t slipped. After Day 10, Wookah’s widened to a very healthy 3,003.97 points lead over his nearest challenger SasukeUchiha.

For the second day in a row, SasukaUchiha ranks second in the leader board. To round out the top three is player jueeeepucha who bumped down FuTimReilly on Day 10.

Rank Nickname Points Prize
1 WooKah 13,030.16 $37,500.00
2 (8) SasukeUchiha 10,026.19 $29,000.00
3 jueeeepucha 8,944.47 $23,500.00
4 FuTimReilly 8,531.36 $18,500.00
5 TuucJenji888 8,366.35 $15,500.00
6 Multi Account 7,973.43 $13,000.00
7 KathyLehne 7,695.20 $11,500.00
8 mach 5 retard 7,519.72 $10,200.00
9 PocketJah 7,062.65 $9,100.00
10 The_Answer 6,794.48 $8,300.00

The top 100 players of the GGSeries 2020s Leader Board contest will receive a cash prize. The ultimate winner will be awarded the $ 37,500 first prize.

Other Daily Main results

Among the most popular events offered everyday are of course the Daily Mains. They also pay out handsomely. The High Roller tier was won by HONEYDETECTED for over $ 74K. Below are the High, Mid, and Low tier champions.

GGS 162-H: $500 Daily Main
Guarantee: $100,000
Entries: 231
Prize pool: $ 109,725
ITM: 31 places

Final table payouts
1st sesase123 – Germany – $ 21,368.97
2nd BlaireauEnColere – Brazil – $ 15,694.69
3rd PocketJah – Canada – $ 11,927.27
4th Supreme8 – Germany – $ 8,910.89
5th B3ndTheKnee – Mexico – $ 6,657.36
6th Babu$hka – UK – $ 4,973.73
7th Sleepy Gary – New Zealand – $ 3,715.89
8th Blackness – Canada – $ 2,776.16
9th Babasupersonic – Argentina – $ 2,074.07

Notables:
12th SasukeUchiha – Canada – $ 1,796.01
15th WooKah – Germany – $ 1,555.22
23rd TuucJenji888 – Canada – $ 1,346.70

GGS 162-M: $50 Daily Main
Guarantee: $50,000
Entries: 1,055
Prize pool: $ 50,000
ITM: 179 places
Winner: Frank Drebin – Russia – $ 8,113.29

Notables:
4th TuucJenji888 – Canada – $ 3,015.58

GGS 162-L: $5 Daily Main
Guarantee: $7,500
Entries: 1,496
Prize pool: $ 7,500
ITM: 251 places
Winner: mad96316 – Canada – $ 985.57 (deal)
2nd PrayForMercy – Armenia – $ 769.63 (deal)
3rd 19daniel82 – Germany – $ 805.44 (deal)

Largest prize pool per tier

These events paid out the largest on Day 10. At the GGS 166 High Roller tier, not only did it generate the largest prize pool, it also paid out the biggest first prize won by Mikhail Tal.

GGS 166-HR: $5K
Guarantee: $200,000
Entries: 67
Prize pool: $ 318,250
ITM: 9 places
Winner: Mikhail Tal – Croatia – $ 87,522.42

GGS 162-H: $500 Daily Main
Guarantee: $100,000
Entries: 231
Prize pool: $ 109,725
ITM: 31 places
Winner: sesase123 – Germany – $ 21,368.97

GGS 163-M: $125
Guarantee: $70,000
Entries: 599
Prize pool: $ 70,000
ITM: 98 places
Winner: DubaraciBruyne – Turkey – $ 12,338.94

GGS 163-L: $10
Guarantee: $8,000
Entries: 734
Prize pool: $ 8,000
ITM: 125 places
Winner: IvanKalintsev – Russia – $ 1,359.71

Daily Specials

When it comes to big fields, the very affordable Daily Specials never fail to pack them in. The games may run very long but they are worth every cent. Big returns are guaranteed for the winners. Below are the latest champions.

GGS 159: $88 Daily Special
Guarantee: $80,000
Entries: 990
Prize pool: $ 80,150.40
ITM: 161 places
Winner: pret0rian – Russia – $ 13,137.21

GGS 157: $55 Daily Special
Guarantee: $50,000
Entries: 992
Prize pool: $ 50,195.20
ITM: 161 places
Winner: EestiSuperStaar – Estonia – $ 6,149.93
2nd talonpro – Thailand – $ 6,123
3rd Wieczny_dzieciak – Albania – $ 6,257.55

7th Peleus34 – Hong Kong – $ 1,201.64

GGS 155: $33 Daily Special
Guarantee: $30,000
Entries: 1,006
Prize pool: $ 30,542.16
ITM: 161 places
Winner: CallNiMaB – China – $ 4,649.16 (deal)
2nd arshi7777777 – Russia – $ 3,990.26 (deal)

Largest fields per tier

With the online scene just booming, Mid and Low tier events can bring in from 1000 to over 3000. At the upper tiers, the High has an average of around 300+ while the High Roller varies from 25 to over 100. Below were the most popular of Day 10.

GGS 160-HR: $1K
Guarantee: $75,000
Entries: 109
Prize pool: $ 103,550
ITM: 15 places

Payouts
1st Babu$hka – UK – $ 23,715.99
2nd TuuucJenji988 – Canada – $ 17,857.37
3rd JCardz – Canada – $ 13,446.07
4th MuckCMuckC – Germany – $ 10,124.48
5th TEET1ME – Canada – $ 7,623.43
6th D.Washington – Argentina – $ 5,740.21
7th gg4ugoshower – Austria – $ 4,322.20
8th pDNA – UK – $ 3,254.49
9th Unfortunate-Jim – Malta – $ 2,870.64
10th VaPaCooler – Uruguay – $ 2,532.07
11th jueeeepucha – Mexico – $ 2,532.07
12th Babasupersonic – Argetina – $ 2.352.07
13th HogFish333 – Switzerland – $ 2,532.07
14th utyh – China – $ 2,233.42
15th TrickyTricky – Canada – $ 2233.42

GGS 160-H: $100
Guarantee: $50,000
Entries: 549
Prize pool: $ 50,508
ITM: 89 places
Winner: LikeLeo – Russia – $ 8,937.55

8th jueeeepucha – Mexico – $ 947.29

GGS 160-M: $10
Guarantee: $10,000
Entries: 1,268
Prize pool: $ 11,665.60
ITM: 215 places
Winner: naala – Israel – $ 1,298.36 (deal)
2nd pokerkingsaa – Germany – $ 1,631.37 (deal)
3rd Shortstackgeek – Israel – $ 1,167.11

GGS 160-L: $1
Guarantee: $2,500
Entries: 2,004
Prize pool: $ 2,500

Starter results

GGS 154-H: $200 Starter
Guarantee: $40,000
Entries: 219
Prize pool: $ 40,296
ITM: 35 places

Top 5 payouts
1st Milan Yang – Thailand – $ 4,933.91 (deal)
2nd KoPekM – Ukraine – $ 5,680.55 (deal)
3rd FishDontThink – China – $ 5,598.20 (deal)
4th hohain12 – Hong Kong – $ 4,997.27 (deal)
5th ImBackBaby – Israel – $ 2,539.10

GGS 154-M: $20 Starter
Guarantee: $20,000
Entries: 1,063
Prize pool: $ 20,000
ITM: 179 places
Winner: galiardi – Russia – $ 3,049.80 (deal)
2nd Kamora – Russia – $ 2,529.38 (deal)

GGS 154-L: $2 Starter
Guarantee: $3,000
Entries: 1,952
Prize pool: $ 3,591.68
ITM: 323 places
Winner: bootyman – Paraguay – $ 456.24 (deal)
2nd CHIPMAN80 – Germany – $ 466.78 (deal)

Other High Roller and High results by prize pool

GGS165-H: $250
GGS165-H: $250

GGS165-HR: $2.5K
Guarantee: $100,000
Entries: 61
Prize pool: $ 144,875
ITM: 8 places

Payouts
1st Krissyb24 – Canada – $ 45,016.19
2nd fat&lazy – Canada – $ 28,329.48
3rd Multi Account – Canada – $ 21,432.67
4th KathyLehne – Canada – $ 16,214.88
5th WooKah – Germany – $ 12,267.37
6th MuckCMuckC – Germany – $ 9,280.88
7th CallthePolice – Canada – $ 7,021.45
8th Blackness – Canada – $ 5,312.08

GGS 163-H: $1K
Guarantee: $100,000
Entries: 105
Prize pool: $ 100,000
ITM: 15 places

Payouts
1st RoosterBooster – Canada – $ 22,902.86
2nd IAmZeCaptainNow – Croatia – $ 17,245.17
3rd VaPaCooler – Uruguay – $ 12,985.10
4th PocketJah – Canada – $ 9,777.39
5th somebodyelse – Kazakhstan – $ 7,362.08
6th RealRaw – Canada – $ 5,543.42
7th Felipe Ramos – Brazil – $ 4,174.02
8th KeijjoKonvehti – Finland – $ 3,142.92
9th JosephFrizzl – Netherlands – $ 2,772.23
10th BabaSchlumpf – Austria – $ 2,445.27
11th KathyLehne – Canada – $ 2,445.27
12th Rlyin1000 – Canada – $ 2,445.27
13th HONEYDETECTED – UK – $ 2,445.27
14th gaufreancienne – Brazil – $ 2,156.86
15th jueeeepucha – Mexico – $ 2,156.86

GGS165-H: $250
Guarantee: $50,000
Entries: 252
Prize pool: $ 57,960
ITM: 39 places

Final table payouts
1st aangierr15 – Belarus – $ 11,182.57
2nd HeyYa – Croatia – $ 8,265.19
3rd Garganal – Israel – $ 6,108.98
4th Mapuchepokar – Chile – $ 4,515.29
5th TuucJenji888 – Canada – $ 3,337.35
6th r0tten666 – Israel – $ 2,466.71
7th mach 5 retard – Canada – $ 1,823.20
8th datfigga – Canada – $ 1,347.57
9th ElPepe – Uruguay – $ 996.01

GGS 169-HR: $1K Turbo
Guarantee: $30,000
Entries: 38
Prize pool: $ 36,100
ITM: 5 places

Payouts
1st MenNguyen – Vietnam – $ 15,399.69
2nd PocketJah – Canada – $ 9,098.92
3rd SasukeUchiha – Canada – $ 5,727.26
4th ponky – Israel – $ 3,604.99
5th HogFish333 – Switzerland – $ 2,269.14

GGS 170-HR: $1K Hyper
Guarantee: $20,000
Entries: 37
Prize pool: $ 33,150
ITM: 5 places

Payouts
1st Trashdawg – Albania – $ 14,944.44
2nd FuTimReilly – Luxembourg – $ 8,859.48
3rd WooKah – Germany – $ 5,576.54
4th wilder brito – Brazil – $ 3,510.12
5th escobarry – Belgium – $ 2,209.42

GGS Phased: $500, $750K GTD heats

Three more heats of the GGS Phased: $500, $750K GTD took place to bring in another 180 entries and 28 players to Day 2. With six heats completed, the running tally is now 428 entries with 65 advancing. The cumulative prize pool is $ 203,300 but that doesn’t mean much since the guarantee is a meaty $ 750K. Listed below are the latest results.

GGS Phased: $500, $750K GTD [Day 1]
Time: 21:00
Entries: 28
Advanced to Day 2: 5 players
Chip leader: Heyzeus – Albania – 377,047

GGS Phased: $500, $750K GTD [Day 1]
Time: 1:00
Entries: 104
Advanced to Day 2: 14 players
Chip leader: HogFish333 – Switzerland – 853,870

GGS Phased: $500, $750K GTD [Day 1 Turbo]
Time: 5:00
Entries: 48
Advanced to Day 2: 9 players
Chip leader: BlaireauEnColere – Brazil – 548,732

Somuchpoker will continue to track the Natural8 GGSeries 2020s. Check back with us for the daily recaps.

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of somuchpoker.com. He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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