Crunching the Numbers on Early 2020 WSOP Events

Take a look at the biggest winners from the first week of the 2020 World Series of Poker.

It’s been a little over a week since the start of the 2020 World Series of Poker and bracelet chasers from all over the country have made their way to Nevada or New Jersey to log on and battle in some of the biggest online tournaments to take place in the United States this year.

A lot has happened in the first week including over 1,110 individuals cashing in the first eight events which, in total, has generated $5,586,640 in total prize pools (and provided a little over $500,000 in rake.). So here’s a snapshot of some of the numbers that have emerged from the 2020 WSOP so far.

Early Money List Leaders

Through the first eight events, there have been seven six-figure paydays with Louis ‘PokeThese’ Lynch’s victory in Event #2 ($1,000 No Limit Hold’em) taking the top spot at $168,586. He was followed closely by Allen ‘Acnyc718’ Chang’s win in Event #5 ($1,000 NLHE Freezeout) where he took home $161,286.

But when it comes to who has earned the most over the course of the series, the pair of players switch positions. Chang has cashed three times in the series for a total of $172,609 while Lynch’s three results have brought him $171,544 in earnings.

Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn settled into third place in earnings with $160,397. He made his way into the money five out of eight tournaments including his victory in Event #3 ($400 No Limit Hold’em) for $115,850 and a fourth-place final table finish in Event #8 ($500 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout) for another $37,803.

All eight of the gold bracelet winners are, understandably, sitting in the top 10 of earnings with runners-up Ryan ‘KOVID19’ Ko ($108,646) and Philip ‘tomte’ Yeh ($97,091) also making an appearance.

Allen 'Acnyc718' Chang$172,609.003
Louis 'PokeThese' Lynch$171,544.003
Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn$160,397.005
Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler$130,426.001
Alan 'GladiusIII' Goehring$122,358.003
Ryan 'KOVID19' Ko$108,646.002
Joon 'jykpoker' Kim$107,912.002
Philip 'tomte' Yeh$100,635.003
Matthew 'Bodeyster' Bode$97,091.001
Nathan 'surfbum' Gamble$90,644.002

Racking Up Cashes

When it comes to the most cashes, three additional players join Robert Kuhn at the top of the list making it in the money five times. Simon Lam amassed $19,349 in his first five cashes, while Omar Mehmoon has picked up $9,336. Longtime tournament grinder Jon Turner earned $11,199 for his efforts.

Of the 1,165 players who have made the money, 38 of them (3.2%) have cashed four times. Ross Gottlieb, who finished runner up to Alan Goehring in Event #8 ($500 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout) leads all four-time cashers with $76,479 in total earnings. He’s followed by Eric Baldwin who has earned $49,356 thanks to his third-place finish in Event #7 ($800 NLHE Knockout Deepstack Freezeout). Frank Marasco has picked up $40,356 in his four trips in the money to sit right behind Baldwin.

A total of 113 players have cashed 3 times including former #1-ranked PocketFiver Shaun Deeb ($3,662), WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Reiss ($5,209), Daniel Negreanu ($7,830) and 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth ($10,767).

Cashing From Coast-To-Coast

When you drill down where people are from with regards to who winning the most money New Jersey holds the most cashes with a total of 402 for $952,146 while Nevada is claiming the most money at $1,122,914 over the course of 362 cashes.

Players hailing from California have booked the third most cashed with 204 for $804,396. Followed by New York with 143 results and Texas wrangling up 48 finishes.

STATENumber of CashesSUM of Winnings
New Jersey402$952,146
New York143$488,663