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  1. There's very little that Andras 'probirs' Nemeth has not accomplished in his online poker career. The former #1-ranked PocketFiver has amassed more than $17.5 million in online earnings and won nearly every title out there. Except one. Heading into the 2020 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker, the Hungarian poker pro had never won a WCOOP title. That ended on Thursday night as Nemeth beat William 'hellzito' Arruda heads-up to win Event #15 High ($530 NLHE w/rebuys) for $79,655.48 and that first WCOOP title. Russian crusher Arsenii 'josef_shvejk' Karmatckii beat out 451 other entries in Event #13 High ($1,050 NLHE Midweek Freeze) to win his second career WCOOP title. Just 24 hours after winning his second WCOOP title, Ludovic Geilich finished two spots short of another one. Another Russian also earned a WCOOP title on Thursday. 'Bagrovui' took down Event #14 High ($1,050 PLO Six Max) for a $66,449.74 score and the first WCOOP title of their career. Jordi 'prot0' Urlings broke through and won his first career WCOOP title by beating 118 other entries in Event #17 High ($1,050 6+ Hold'em) to earn $26,752.48. Former #1 and current #9-ranked Patrick Leonard took home the bronze medal and $15,736.09. British grinder 'brandon0903' came out on top of the 194-entry field in Event #18 High ($2,100 NLHE) to win $80,642.40. Georgios 'Geokarak' Karakousis finished as the runner-up while the #14-ranked online poker player in the world Jerry 'Perrymejsen' Ödeen came in third place. Other Thursday winners included 'Tayguera' (Event #13 Medium), 'ZNOXYU' (Event #13 Low), 'The_Truht' (Event #14 Medium), 'RrrrStyle' (Event #14 Low), 'MathCamillo1' (Event #15 Medium), 'Janiz_x97' (Event #15 Low), 'nokeee' (Event #17 Medium), 'nikolakiev123' (Event #17 Low), 'MarcGregor89' (Event #18 Medium), and 'humpster76' (Event #18 Low). Event #13-H: $1,050 [Midweek Freeze] 452 entries $452,000 prize pool Arsenii 'josef_shvejk' Karmatckii - $72,758.88* StupidFr3nch - $68,391.76* Ludovic 'Ludovi333' Geilich - $45,320.95 Event #13-M: $109 [Midweek Freeze] 3,507 entries $350,700 prize pool Tayguera - $50,392.37 heilkuh - $35,920.16 Andre_Hansen - $25,605.09 Event #13-L: $11 [Midweek Freeze] 12,953 entries $126,939.40 prize pool ZNOXYU - $14,215.90* zsombesz82 - $10,558.68* BandaLover - $10,308.78* Event #14-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max] 362 entries $362,000 prize pool Bagrovui - $66,449.74 PalomoBuchon - $48,331.05 beastishngry - $35,152.84 Event #14-M: $109 PLO [6-Max] 1,786 entries $178,600 prize pool The_Truht - $26,969.46 mounk666 - $18,790.54 silage89 - $13,092.71 Event #14-L: $11 PLO [6-Max] 5,587 entries $54,752.60 prize pool RrrrStyle - $6,755.75* Janneman1985 - $6,455.75* wale44_ - $3,778.95 Event #15-H: $530+R [8-Max] 294 entries $420,160 prize pool Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth - $79,655.48 William 'hellzito' Arruda - $58,568.49 Damian 'pampa27' Salas - $43,063.92 Event #15-M: $55+R [8-Max] 2,499 entries $336,004.35 prize pool MathCamillo1 - $36,834.16* Karabin9 - $35,664.33* polonais123 - $35,167.15* Event #15-L: $5.50+R [8-Max] 8,873 entries $115,488.10 prize pool Janis_x97 - $10,336.26* TS17Aveiro - $7,884.40* DiowTrader - $8,120.76* Wildstulez08. - $11,253.23* Jcastro18 - $8,271.50* Event #17-H: $1,050 6+ Holdem [6-Max] 119 entries $119,000 prize pool prot0 - $26,752.48 b0caNer0 - $20,517.76 pads1161 - $15,736.09 Event #17-M: $109 6+ Holdem [6-Max] 557 entries $55,700 prize pool nokeee - $9,825.96 jesbergKings - $6,903.86 Jacob Schindler - $4,851.04 Event #17-L: $11 6+ Holdem [6-Max] 4,474 entries $43,845.20 prize pool nikolakiev123 - $4,635.14* Rostik2306 - $4,241.89* aelred - $4,765.76* Event #18-H: $2,100 NLHE 194 entries $400,000 prize pool ($12,000 overlay) brandon0903 - $80,642.40 Geokarak - $62,088.88 Perrymejsen - $47,804 Event #18-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout] 1,605 entries $321,200 prize pool MarcGregor89 - $48,814.66 Partyliel - $34,795.75 mike21_4life - $24,803.61 Event #18-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout] 77,39 entries $154,780 prize pool humpster76 - $18,822.07* Starskie1986 - $18,072.06* AS Leshiy - $10,441.93
  2. Las Vegas poker pro Jeffrey Dobrin’s persistence has paid off. After weeks of grinding the 2020 World Series of Poker, he not only made his first final table but ended up winning Event #80 ($600 Six-Max People’s Choice Event - Pros Vote) for $189,666 and his first career gold bracelet. One look at Dobrin’s Hendon Mob profile will tell you that he’s been on the WSOP grind all summer long. Prior to his gold bracelet run, Dobrin, a two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner, racked up fifteen total 2020 WSOP results both on WSOP.com and GGPoker. Although he had been cashing regularly, all of the results only accounted for just under $25,000 in earnings, an average of roughly $1,600 per event. While Dobrin hadn’t really even been close to making the big money this summer (his deepest result was a 31st place finish), when it counted he made all the right moves to capture what is one of the biggest cashes of his career. The action of the final table kicked off with one of poker’s most notable names hitting the rail in short order. After making an incorrect hero call just minutes before, six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Ferguson shipped his short stack in from the button with [poker card="as"][poker card="2h"] only to run into the [poker card="ac"][poker card="ah"] of Joao Santos in the small blind. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="qh"][poker card="6h"][poker card="js"][poker card="qc"] board ran out clean for Joao’s pocket aces and the former Full Tilt Pro hit the rail in ninth place for $14,404. Nearly thirty minutes later, Japan’s Hiroki Morishita, with less than five big blinds left in his stack, moved in from the small blind with [poker card="8h"][poker card="6s"]. He was called by Marc MacDonnell in the big blind holding [poker card="qs"][poker card="7h"]. The [poker card="5c"][poker card="4c"][poker card="2d"] brought Morishita some additional straight outs which he smashed on the [poker card="3s"] turn. However, the river brought the [poker card="6h"] giving MacDonnell a higher straight and eliminating Morishita in eighth place for $20,034. Next, it was Arvhin Malinab’s turn to ship from the small blind as he moved his short stack all in with [poker card="6c"][poker card="6h"] and was called by Sergio Veloso in the big blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="9s"]. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="js"][poker card="8h"] flop kept Malinab ahead but gave Veloso some additional backdoor outs. The [poker card="ts"] turn helped Veloso by opening up both flush and open-ended straight outs. The [poker card="qd"] completed the backdoor possibilities bringing Veloso the straight and sending Malinab and his pocket sixes out the door in seventh for $27,863. Even with the knockout, Veloso was still one of the short stacks. He found his spot to pick up chips when, after a Vahe Martirosyan open, Dobrin three-bet shipped on the button holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="qs"] which allowed Veloso to move all in for less with the [poker card="th"][poker card="tc"]. The flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="7d"][66] giving Dobrin top pair and leaving Veloso looking for help. The [poker card="kd"] hit the turn and the [poker card="jd"] fell on the river sending Veloso out in sixth place for $38,752. Minutes later MacDonnell moved his eight big blind stack all in from under the gun holding [poker card="8d"][poker card="7d"]. It folded around to Joao Santos in the big blind who snap-called with his [poker card="jc"][poker card="jd"]. The flop came [poker card="ad"][poker card="js"][poker card="9s"] giving Joao a set and leaving MacDonnell looking for a gutshot straight or some backdoor help. All of that was put to rest though when the [poker card="jh"] hit the turn, giving Joao quads and leaving MacDonnell drawing dead to the [poker card="2c"] river. MacDonnell finished in fifth place for $53,897. Santos’ stack slipped for the better part of thirty minutes when he found himself all in and at risk. Idris Ambraisse shipped roughly fourteen big blinds from the button holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="js"] and Santos decided to make the call for less with his [poker card="kc"][poker card="qc"]. The board ran out [poker card="6d"][poker card="4d"][poker card="3s"][poker card="2d"][poker card="8d"] giving the hand to Ambraisse’s ace-high and sending Santos out in fourth place for $74,960. It was anyone’s tournament at three-handed with stack sizes all running close together. Eventually, after a big hand that left Martiosyan short, he moved all in from the button holding [poker card="qc"][poker card="jc"] and was called by Dobrin in the big blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qh"]. The [poker card="kc"][poker card="8h"][poker card="4d"] flop put Martiosyan in bad shape, looking for runner-runner outs. The [poker card="4h"] turn was not one of them, leaving Martiosyan drawing dead before the [poker card="3s"] hit the river. Martiosyan settled for third place and $104,255. Ambraisse held a slight chip lead over Dobrin at the start of heads-up play, however a few key hands turned the tide in Dobrin’s favor. Ambraisse found a late-game double but on the very next hand, Dobrin was able to close it out when both players woke up with premium heads up hands. Ambraisse called on the button with [poker card="9c"][poker card="9d"] and Dobrin raised holding [poker card="kd"][poker card="kc"]. Ambraisse shipped and Dobrin snap-called with the chip lead. The [poker card="8d"][poker card="6h"][poker card="2s"][poker card="3c"][poker card="5d"] board gave the hand and the bracelet to Dobrin. Ambraisse ended up as the runner up and walked away with $144,998. Jeffrey Dobrin earned the $189,666 first-place prize, a $12,000 package to participate in the World Series of Europe, and his first career gold bracelet. Final Table Payouts Jeffrey Dobrin - $189,666 Idris Ambraisse - $144,998 Vahe Martirosyan - $104,255 Joao Santos - $74,960 Marc MacDonnell - $53,897 Sergio Veloso - $38,752 Arvhin Malinab - $27,863 Hiroki Morishita - $20,034 Chris Ferguson - $14,404
  3. Five years Yuri 'theNERDguy' Dzivielevski held down the #1 ranking on PocketFives.com on two separate occasions. On Tuesday, the Brazilian, who is ranked #13 in the world, earned the second PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title after beating a final table full of some of the best poker players in the world. Dzivielevski won Event #9 High ($1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw) for $21,937.50. The final table included third place finisher Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz, and runner-up Benny 'RunGodLike' Glaser. Dzivielevski's previous win came in 2015 when he won the $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. There were 15 other players who took home WCOOP titles on Tuesday highlighted by Ankush 'pistons87' Mandavia grabbing his third title. Mandavia won Event #12 High ($530 NLHE Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom) by beating Andy 'wiisssppppaa' Taylor in the final round. Mandavia added $40,792.90 to his career earnings that are now past $3.2 million and he now has three WCOOP titles to go with three Spring Championship of Online Poker titles. The biggest winner on the day was Mihaita Constantin 'SoulRead93' Croitoru who outlasted 1,498 other players in Event #6 High ($530 NLHE 6-Max, Progressive Knockout) to pocket $87,417.11 with $38,913.40 coming from bounties. 'Juicy_J_93' won Event #7 High ($2,100 PLO8 6-Max) for $50,910.06 and 'ilir3' topped the 314-entry field in Event #8 High ($1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Freezeout) to earn $59,071.69. Other winners included 'iBreakU_U' (Event #6 Medium), 'jsberta' (Event #6 Low), 'Kaggis' (Event #7 Medium), 'bryn12' (Event #7 Low), 'mixtver' (Event #8 Low), 'Codfish60' (Event #9 Medium), 'Senkel92' (Event #9 Low), 'Flying Smile' (Event #12 Medium), and 'VIWNIA' (Event #12 Low). Event #6-H: $530 NLHE (6-Max, Progressive Knockout) 1,499 Entries $749,500 prize pool SoulRead93 - $48,503.71 + $38,913.40 in bounties PatrickRass - $48,502.28 + $20,285.58 in bounties Gukiz - $27,755.63 + $5,910.15 in bounties Event #6-M: $55 NLHE (6-Max, Progressive Knockout) 11,280 entries $564,000 prize pool iBreakU_U - $31,257.12 + $13,425.54 tuff dish - $31,250.50 + $4,312.02 mgodun777 - $17,883.22 + $871.82 Event #6-L: $5.50 NLHE (6-Max, Progressive Knockout) 25,922 entries $127,017.80 prize pool jsberta - $5,377.35 + $2,236.12 in bounties Breno2728 - $5,355.38 + $1,149.07 in bounties Michael Keys - $3,064.63 + $711.96 in bounties Event #7-H: $2,100 PLO8 (6-Max) 109 entries $218,000 prize pool Juicy_J_93 - $50,910.06 UIDuffer - $38,415.17 Zapahzamazki - $28,986.93 Event #7-M: $215 PLO8 (6-Max) 641 entries $128,200 prize pool Kaggis - $21,988.22 MyL_tik31 - $15,417.60 mario4ndre - $10,810.72 Event #7-L: $22 PLO8 (6-Max) 2,848 entries $56,960 prize pool bryn12 - $8,247.68 manodepiedra51 - $5,744.65 sammyfoot - $4,002.72 Event #8-H: $1,050 NLHE (8-Max, Freezeout) 314 entries $314,000 prize pool ilir3 - $59,071.69 manuverd0n - $44,314.34 CrazyLissy - $33,243.80 Event #8-L: $11 NLHE (8-Max, Freezeout) 12,068 entries $118,266.40 prize pool mixtver - $12,700.46* motion121 - $13,381.24* Thiagotsc - $7,734.40 Event #9-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw 74 entries $75,000 prize pool ($1,000 overlay) theNERDguy - $21,937.50 RunGodlike - $14,625 lb6121 - $10,500 Event #9-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw 331 entries $33,100 prize pool Codfish60 - $6,951 Mikleler - $4,965 FrigorNoir - $3,475 Event #9-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw 1,819 entries $17,826.20 prize pool Senkel92 - $2,447.75 FAL1st - $1,729.67 MAGicheskiy - $1,184.01 Event #12-H: $530 NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom) 526 entries $263,000 prize pool pistons87 - $40,792.90 total bounties wiisssppppaa - $14,046.86 total bounties Event #12-M: $55 NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom) 5,014 entries $250,700 prize pool Flying Smile - $13,627.70 total bounties molodnyak - $5,686.75 total bounties Event #12-L: $5.50 NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom) 15,861 entries $77,718.90 prize pool VIWNIA - $2,731.41 total bounties PurplePanda3 - $557.78 total bounties
  4. The opening days of the 19th annual PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker put some familiar faces at final tables but also produced smaller than expected fields as overlays ruled the day at the High level. Dimitar Danchev was the biggest winner from the opening events after taking down Event #2-High ($10,300 8-Max PKO Sunday Slam) for a tad more than $400,000. Danchev earned $152,682.09 from the prize pool and then an additional $247,812.50 in bounties, including the final bounty of fellow PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion Mike Watson, who finished runner-up. Watson walked away with $152,681.86 and $45,781.25 in bounties. The final table also included Joao Vieira, Javier Fernandez, and Pieter Aerts. Brazil’s Dante ‘dantegoyaF’ Goya also picked up a six-figure score after outlasting the 127 runners in Event #3-H ($5,200 PLO Six Max High Roller) for $168,607.68. Not only did Goya pick up one of the largest paydays of the opening events, but he also was the biggest beneficiary of added value as this event offered players a $115,000 overlay, falling 23 runners short of hitting the $750,000 guarantee. Alexey ‘LuckyGump’ Makarov from Russia finished as the runner-up collecting $129,313.65 while former #1-ranked PocketFiver Joao ‘IneedMassari’ Simao took home $99,177.07 for third place. ‘DingeBrinker’ took home the title in Event #4-H ($2,100 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout) locking up the $96,143.50 first-place prize in the first major freezeout of the series. Canada’s ‘4rebmun’ finished in second place, walking away with $73,318.70. Pascal 'Päffchen' Hartmann joined them on the podium, adding $55,912.60 to his bankroll. There was another small overlay for players to enjoy in this event as well as PokerStars needed to take $18,000 from the rake to meet the $500,000 guarantee. There was no problem meeting the guarantee of Event #5-H ($530 8 Max Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE) as 1,091 entries piled into the lobby and pushed the prize pool to $545,000. ‘Erictsai7153’ walked away as the winner, earning $38,345.22 for first plus an additional $38,027.19 in bounties for a total score of just over $76,000. ‘.COM??LOL’ settled for second place which brought them $38,344.34 and another $13,296.84 in bounties. Finally, ‘lw3151wwy’ finished in third place for a total score just shy of $30,000. Among the early winners of WCOOP is PokerStars ambassador Benjamin ’Spraggy’ Spragg who made a brief appearance at the final table of Event #5-H where he finished in ninth place for a $5,222.98 score. But at the same time, he was grinding his way through the Low version of the event which had a massive turnout of 12,192 runners. Eventually, Spragg made the final table of that tournament as well only instead of being the first of the final table to fall, he didn’t fall at all. Spragg walked away with the WCOOP title and $3,236.02 for first. plus another $1,113.39 in bounties. WCOOP #2-H: $10,300 8-Max PKO Sunday Slam Entries: 136 Prize pool: $1,500,000 ($14,000 overlay) Dimitar 'KuuL' Danchev - $152,682.09 + $247,812.50 in bounties Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $152,681.86 + $45,781.25 in bounties Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - $103,148.86 + $32,031.25 in bounties WCOOP #3-H: $5,200 PLO Six Max High Roller Entries: $127 Prize pool: $750,000 ($115,000 overlay) Dante 'dantegoya' Goya - $168,607.68 Alexey 'LuckyGump' Makarov - $129,313.65 Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao - $99,177.07 WCOOP #4-H: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout Entries: 241 Prize pool: $500,000 ($18,000 overlay) DingeBrinker - $96,143.50 4rebmun - $73,318.70 Pascal 'Päffchen' Hartmann - $55,912.60 WCOOP #5-H: $530 8 Max Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE Entries: 1,091 Prize pool: $545,500 Erictsai7153 - $38,345.22 + $38,027.19 in bounties .COM??LOL - $38,344.34 + $13,296.84 in bounties lw3151wwy - $23,203.87 + $6,437.50 in bounties WCOOP #3-L: $55 PLO Six Max Entries: 3,013 Prize pool: $150,650 icandodge22 - $19,358.63* Zapahzamazki - $17,512.24* leolokN - $10,548.92 WCOOP: #3-M: $530 PLO Six Max Entries: 544 Prize pool: $272,000 URMYLeNoR - $48,124.48 takechip - $34,414.55 chininhaltg - $24,610.53 WCOOP #4-L: $22 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 10,153 Prize pool: $203,060 LosJ&B - $15,803.33* rsehnem77 - $21,627.17* detovisk - $17,181.69* WCOOP #4-M: $215 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 2,269 Prize pool: $453,800 juanbonber - $40,220.30* DRUNK&UGLY - $53,609.17* MarkusG91 - $43,190.63* WCOOP #5-L: $5.50 No Limit Hold'em (8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout - Mini Sunday Cooldown SE) Entries: 12,192 Prize pool: $59,741 Benjamin 'Spraggy' Spragg - $3,236.02 + $1,113.39 in bounties weh_chris -$3,225.22 + $750.44 in bounties ViKKingBR - $1,913.60 + $117.44 in bounties WCOOP #5-M: $55 No Limit Hold'em (8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout - Sunday Cooldown SE) Entries: 6,906 Prize pool: $345,300 Marksman M - $20,872.25 + $8,507.71 in bounties felipe52 - $20,868.24 + $3,747.71 in bounties NikAlexandr56 - $12,078.24 + $3,408.87 in bounties *Denotes a deal was made
  5. The opening days of the 19th annual PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker put some familiar faces at final tables but also produced smaller than expected fields as overlays ruled the day at the High level. Dimitar Danchev was the biggest winner from the opening events after taking down Event #2-High ($10,300 8-Max PKO Sunday Slam) for a tad more than $400,000. Danchev earned $152,682.09 from the prize pool and then an additional $247,812.50 in bounties, including the final bounty of fellow PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion Mike Watson, who finished runner-up. Watson walked away with $152,681.86 and $45,781.25 in bounties. The final table also included Joao Vieira, Javier Fernandez, and Pieter Aerts. Brazil’s Dante ‘dantegoyaF’ Goya also picked up a six-figure score after outlasting the 127 runners in Event #3-H ($5,200 PLO Six Max High Roller) for $168,607.68. Not only did Goya pick up one of the largest paydays of the opening events, but he also was the biggest beneficiary of added value as this event offered players a $115,000 overlay, falling 23 runners short of hitting the $750,000 guarantee. Alexey ‘LuckyGump’ Makarov from Russia finished as the runner-up collecting $129,313.65 while former #1-ranked PocketFiver Joao ‘IneedMassari’ Simao took home $99,177.07 for third place. ‘DingeBrinker’ took home the title in Event #4-H ($2,100 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout) locking up the $96,143.50 first-place prize in the first major freezeout of the series. Canada’s ‘4rebmun’ finished in second place, walking away with $73,318.70. Pascal 'Päffchen' Hartmann joined them on the podium, adding $55,912.60 to his bankroll. There was another small overlay for players to enjoy in this event as well as PokerStars needed to take $18,000 from the rake to meet the $500,000 guarantee. There was no problem meeting the guarantee of Event #5-H ($530 8 Max Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE) as 1,091 entries piled into the lobby and pushed the prize pool to $545,000. ‘Erictsai7153’ walked away as the winner, earning $38,345.22 for first plus an additional $38,027.19 in bounties for a total score of just over $76,000. ‘.COM??LOL’ settled for second place which brought them $38,344.34 and another $13,296.84 in bounties. Finally, ‘lw3151wwy’ finished in third place for a total score just shy of $30,000. Among the early winners of WCOOP is PokerStars ambassador Benjamin ’Spraggy’ Spragg who made a brief appearance at the final table of Event #5-H where he finished in ninth place for a $5,222.98 score. But at the same time, he was grinding his way through the Low version of the event which had a massive turnout of 12,192 runners. Eventually, Spragg made the final table of that tournament as well only instead of being the first of the final table to fall, he didn’t fall at all. Spragg walked away with the WCOOP title and $3,236.02 for first. plus another $1,113.39 in bounties. WCOOP #2-H: $10,300 8-Max PKO Sunday Slam Entries: 136 Prize pool: $1,500,000 ($14,000 overlay) Dimitar 'KuuL' Danchev - $152,682.09 + $247,812.50 in bounties Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $152,681.86 + $45,781.25 in bounties Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - $103,148.86 + $32,031.25 in bounties WCOOP #3-H: $5,200 PLO Six Max High Roller Entries: $127 Prize pool: $750,000 ($115,000 overlay) Dante 'dantegoya' Goya - $168,607.68 Alexey 'LuckyGump' Makarov - $129,313.65 Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao - $99,177.07 WCOOP #4-H: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout Entries: 241 Prize pool: $500,000 ($18,000 overlay) DingeBrinker - $96,143.50 4rebmun - $73,318.70 Pascal 'Päffchen' Hartmann - $55,912.60 WCOOP #5-H: $530 8 Max Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE Entries: 1,091 Prize pool: $545,500 Erictsai7153 - $38,345.22 + $38,027.19 in bounties .COM??LOL - $38,344.34 + $13,296.84 in bounties lw3151wwy - $23,203.87 + $6,437.50 in bounties WCOOP #3-L: $55 PLO Six Max Entries: 3,013 Prize pool: $150,650 icandodge22 - $19,358.63* Zapahzamazki - $17,512.24* leolokN - $10,548.92 WCOOP: #3-M: $530 PLO Six Max Entries: 544 Prize pool: $272,000 URMYLeNoR - $48,124.48 takechip - $34,414.55 chininhaltg - $24,610.53 WCOOP #4-L: $22 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 10,153 Prize pool: $203,060 LosJ&B - $15,803.33* rsehnem77 - $21,627.17* detovisk - $17,181.69* WCOOP #4-M: $215 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 2,269 Prize pool: $453,800 juanbonber - $40,220.30* DRUNK&UGLY - $53,609.17* MarkusG91 - $43,190.63* WCOOP #5-L: $5.50 No Limit Hold'em (8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout - Mini Sunday Cooldown SE) Entries: 12,192 Prize pool: $59,741 Benjamin 'Spraggy' Spragg - $3,236.02 + $1,113.39 in bounties weh_chris -$3,225.22 + $750.44 in bounties ViKKingBR - $1,913.60 + $117.44 in bounties WCOOP #5-M: $55 No Limit Hold'em (8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout - Sunday Cooldown SE) Entries: 6,906 Prize pool: $345,300 Marksman M - $20,872.25 + $8,507.71 in bounties felipe52 - $20,868.24 + $3,747.71 in bounties NikAlexandr56 - $12,078.24 + $3,408.87 in bounties *Denotes a deal was made
  6. Gediminas Uselis, one of Lithuania’s top online grinders, continued to add to his World Series of Poker accolades on Sunday by winning WSOP Event #76 ($400 FOURTY STACK) for $227,186 and his first gold bracelet. With over $2.5 million in online earnings and another $330,000 in live tournament results, Uselis has been spending the past year racking up wins in WSOP events. In November 2019, he grabbed his first live WSOP Circuit ring with a victory in the first-ever $2,200 High Roller the WSOPC Choctaw stop. He followed that up with an online victory in the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series on GGPoker for his second ring. On Sunday night he used that experience (and three bullets) to navigate the 4,461-entry field of Event #76 to claim a career-high cash and yet another piece of WSOP hardware. It didn’t take long for the first player to fall at the final table. Uselis put in a raise from early position with [poker card="qc"][poker card="ts"] and Nicolau Villa Lobos shipped his short stack for slightly more holding [poker card="kd"][poker card="qd"]. Yucheng Xiao made the call from the cutoff with [poker card="ad"][poker card="td"] and Uselis also came along. Uselis and Xiao checked it down through the [poker card="8c"][poker card="as"][poker card="5h"][poker card="6h"][poker card="4h"] runout, giving the hand to Xiao who paired his ace. Villa Lobos departed in ninth place. Brazil’s Guilherme Dos Santos was running on fumes when he faced a late open raise from Andrew Wilson who opened with [poker card="ac"][poker card="6c"]. Dos Santos made his stand with [poker card="8h"][poker card="4d"] from the small blind. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="7d"][poker card="3c"] flop left Dos Santos looking for serious help. The [poker card="th"] turn had him drawing dead to the [poker card="2c"] river and Dos Santos exited in eighth place. A classic cooler was responsible for the end of Michelle Roberts’ tournament as she got her stack in the middle holding [poker card="kc"][poker card="ks"] against the [poker card="ah"][poker card="as"] of Israel’s Yaniv Bohadana. The [poker card="jh"][poker card="8d"][poker card="3c"][poker card="5d"][poker card="7c"] board ran clean for the pocket aces and left with less than a small blind in her stack, Roberts lost the very next hand to finish in seventh place. The rapid bustouts continued as Wilson put in a raise with [poker card="qh"][poker card="6h"] only to be shoved on by Xiao holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="tc"]. Wilson opted to go with it and made the call. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="jc"][poker card="9h"] flop put Wilson in the lead but opened the door for Xiao to hit a gutshot straight in addition to his ace. The [poker card="2c"] was no help and the [poker card="qd"] improved Wilson to trip queens and sent Xiao to the rail in sixth place. From under the gun, Espen Jorstad put in half of his short stack in with [poker card="6h"][poker card="6d"] only to be shoved on for less by Bohadana holding [poker card="jd"][poker card="js"] in the small blind. Wilson folded his big blind and Jostad made the call, leaving himself with only a few chips behind. The [poker card="qh"][poker card="jh"][poker card="3c"] flop all but locked up the hand but when the [poker card="9h"] hit the turn, flush outs opened up for Jorstad. However it was the [poker card="qs"] that fell on the river awarding the hand to Bohadana and leaving Jorstad crippled. Jorstad was eliminated on the very next hand in fifth place. From the button, Silviya Kaymakchieva put in a raise holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="8d"] only to be reraised by Wilson in the big blind with [poker card="jh"][poker card="js"]. Kaymakchieva made the call with their tournament on the line. The board ran out [poker card="6d"][poker card="2h"][poker card="2c"][poker card="3h"][poker card="9d"] never gave Wilson’s jacks a sweat and Kaymakchieva fell in fourth place. At three-handed Uselis made his move, doubled through Wilson and climbed the chip counts to eventually take over the chip lead. He scored his second knockout of the final table when he shipped his stack from the small blind holding [poker card="2s"][poker card="2h"] and Bohadana made the call with his final ten big blinds with [poker card="qd"][poker card="js"]. The flop came [poker card="th"][poker card="9h"][poker card="3d"] giving Bohadana open-ended straight outs in addition to his overcards. The [poker card="7s"] turn didn’t help and the [poker card="2d"] river improved Uselis to a set and sent Bohadana home in third place. The thirty-minute heads up match saw the chip lead pass back-and-forth between Uselis and Wilson a number of times. The final hand was a big one as Wilson called on the button with [poker card="kc"][poker card="8c"] and Uselis checked his option holding [poker card="js"][poker card="7d"]. The flop came [poker card="7s"][poker card="6c"][poker card="9c"]. Uselis checked, Wilson put in a bet. Uselis called and the [poker card="7h"] hit the turn. Both players checked. The [poker card="7c"] fell on the river. Uselis, covering Wilson, open shoved his quads. Wilson, with the king-high flush, tanked but ultimately called, ending his run as the runner-up. Gediminas Uselis took home $211,282, a package to play in World Series of Poker Europe, and his first career gold bracelet. Final Table Results Gediminas Uselis - $211,282 Andrew Wilson - $159,705 Yaniv Bonhadana - $114,237 Silviya Kaymakchieva - $81,714 Espen Jorstad - $58,450 Yucheng Xiao - $41,809 Michelle Roberts - $29,906 Guilherme Dos Santos - $21,392 Nicolau Villa Lobos - $15,302
  7. The four-day World Poker Tour $10,000 Main Event Championship came to a conclusion on Wednesday as the UK’s Phillip Mighall outlasted the 1,011 player field to claim his first WPT title and a career-high cash of $1,550,298.47. Even though Mighall started the final table with a comfortable stack, sitting second in chips, his path to victory was certainly not an easy one. He faced serious competition in the final nine players including World Series of Poker final tablist and Day 3 chip leader Damian Salas, Team partypoker pro Dzimitry Urbanovich, and renowned high-stakes online poker grinder Bert ‘Girafganger7’ Stevens. But Mighall leaned on his years of online poker experience, which has brought him more than $3.1 million in career lifetime online earnings and grinded out the over six-hour long final table and capture that signature victory years in the making. Final Table Payouts Phillip Mighall - $1,550,298.47* Tuen Mulder - $1,396,968.73* Damian Salas - $814,663.80 Blaz Zerjav - $552,006 Victor Simionato - $391,257 Dzmitry Urbanovich - $277,014 Bert Stevens - $194,112 Akseli Paalanen - $153,672 Laszlo Molnar - $127,386
  8. WCOOP #48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam] 3,856 entries $1,928,000 prize pool Vitorbrasil - $137,803.36 + $72,433.28 in bounties Philipp 'philbort' Gruissem - $98,229.19 + $24,556.55 in bounties MrNorberto - $70,021.10 + $6,831.04 in bounties WCOOP #48-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam] 23,459 entries $1,172,950 prize pool dantegoyaF - $59,969.23 + $20,581.02 in bounties Tarami - $42,736.08 + $10,538.87 in bounties Breno2728 - $30,463.68 + $2,361.61 in bounties WCOOP #52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 1,321 entries $660,500 prize pool poker@luffyD - $43,421.33 + $33,525.05 in bounties ramusericso - $43,420.18 + $16,873.74 in bounties thipoker10 - $24,847.34 + $8,713.87 in bounties WCOOP #52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 9,053 entries $452,650 prize pool ginolatino33 - $26,784.87 + $15,414.50 in bounties IClickIBrick - $26,778.18 + $3,135.73 in bounties Coevorden87 - $15,323.94 + $1,805.32 in bounties WCOOP #52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 22,967 entries $112,538.30 prize pool GALENIA - $4,805.68 + $2,860.39 in bounties papaflesas69 - $4,790.30 + $97.75 in bounties BatCave404 - $2,741.27 + $778.49 in bounties WCOOP #53-H: $530 PLO [8-Max] 365 entries $182,500 prize pool IExPlayI - $33,236.59 Zapahzamazki - $24,050.83 ISmellToast - $17,403.87 WCOOP #53-M: $55 PLO [8-Max] 1,465 entries $73,250 prize pool Wall131TCI-I - $11,239.19 calvin7v - $8,010.98 Kid Blaast - $5,710.51 WCOOP #53-L: $5.50 PLO [8-Max] 4,502 entries $22,059.80 prize pool 1bloodflood - $3,147.22 carpatia - $2,240.94 WelshViking - $1,597.42 WCOOP #54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button] 274 entries $274,000 prize pool Viktor ‘papan9_p$’ Ustimov - $52,284.18 DingolitOoO-X - $38,315.20 WhatIfGod - $28,078.47 WCOOP #54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button] 2,045 entries $204,000prize pool ghkvbb - $30,596.38 DingeBrinker - $21,809.10 krakukra - $15,546.25 WCOOP #54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button] 6,829 entries $66,924.20 prize pool markovitsus - $9,514.48 o2striker - $6,776.42 fullmagro_ps - $4,830.47 WCOOP #55-H: $2,100 HORSE 79 entries $158,000 prize pool Benny ‘RunGodlike’ Glaser - $43,055 nkeyno - $29,230 adkaf - $22,120 WCOOP #55-M: $215 HORSE 379 entries $75,800 prize pool Dorination - $12,668.09* arielssouls - $12,345.91* fish_san - $7,959 WCOOP #55-L: $22 HORSE 1,902 entries $38,040 prize pool B—rabbit444 - $6,581.94 Majatuk0815 - $4,668.26 labirint93 - $3,613.80
  9. It's been nearly four months since Swedish superstar 'lena900' last held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings. On Saturday, he took a giant leap towards regaining that spot and picked up $200,000 in the process after taking down a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker event. 'lena900' beat out 172 players in Event #38 ($5,200 NLHE PKO High Roller) to win his second career WCOOP title and earn $101,250.17 from the prize pool and another $99,804.68 from bounties. He has been ranked #1 ten different times in his career and most recently held the #1 spot for 20 consecutive weeks before Conor Beresford took the reigns on May 16. Christopher 'lissi stinkt' Frank also earned his second career WCOOP title on Saturday. The German pro earned $28,440.74 for winning Event #43 ($530 Six Max NLHE/PLO). Frank's first WCOOP win came in 2018. Despite having five PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles to his credit, Talal Shakerchi had never captured a WCOOP victory. That changed on Saturday night as the 56 year old Brit won Event #45 High ($1,050 Badugi) for a $22,850.02 payday. Other players who entered the WCOOP winners circl on Saturday included 'varabey1991' (Event #39 Medium), 'jokkers_br' (Event #39 Low), 'SKB1908' (Event #43 Medium), 'Eiso3' (Event #43 Low), 'mixjuice' (Event #45 Medium), and 'Senkel92' (Event #45 Low). WCOOP #39-H: $5,200 NLHE [PKO, High Roller] 173 entries $1,000,000 prize pool ($135,000 overlay) Lena900 - $101,250.17 + $99,804.68 in bounties Gleb 'Ti0373' Tremzin - $101,249.94 + $19,648.44 in bounties wesoly78 - $67,821.92 + $18,281.25 in bounties WCOOP #39-M: $530 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill] 2,327 entries $1,163,500 prize pool varabey1991 - $73,414.37 + $34,008.85 in bounties RPILON - $73,412.07 + $25,934.72 in bounties eduardodantas95 - $43,557.19 + $4,988.28 in bounties WCOOP #39-L: $55 NLHE [PKO, Mini Thursday Thrill] 13,827 entries $691.350 prize pool jokkers_br - $36,666.73 + $17,936.49 in bounties Baca4b - $36,654.16 + $4,676.53 in bounties john_korda91 - $21,471.53 + $2,205.98 in bounties WCOOP #43-H: $530 NLHE/PLO [6-Max] 298 entries $149,000 prize pool Christopher 'lissi stinkt' Frank - $28,440.74 WTFOMFGOAO - $21,081.22 Bogatur777 - $15,626.18 WCOOP #43-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max] 1,587 entries $79,350 prize pool SKB1908 - $12,063.97 Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Dzivielevski - $$8,405.14 mahmuttt88 - $5,856,47 WCOOP #43-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO [6-Max] 5,379 entries $26,357.10 prize pool Eiso3 - $3,198.42* kinGGansta - $3,164.31* quirin2 - $1,819.68 WCOOP #45-H: $1,050 FL Badugi [6-Max] 65 entries $65,000 prize pool Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - $22,850.02 maxar89 - $15,134.41 XD89lol<3 - $10,024.09 WCOOP #45-M: $109 FL Badugi [6-Max] 315 entries $31,500 prize pool mixjuice - $5,911.25 krakukra - $4,259.55 Philych_085 - $3,069.50 WCOOP #45-L: $11 FL Badugi [6-Max] 1,321 entries $12,945.80 prize pool Senkel92 - $2,015.43 mistere3 - $1,403.39 Feath21 - $977.84
  10. When it was announced that 54 events of the 2020 World Series of Poker would be held on GGPoker, it meant that, for the very first time, players outside of the United States could compete for a gold bracelet online. It also opened the door for elite online poker players all over the world to bracelet chase without having to make the trek to Las Vegas. With that in mind, prior to the start of the series, we made predictions of players outside of the United States that we thought would make a serious impact on the 2020 WSOP. We dove into the player pools from the online poker powerhouse countries of the United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia, and Canada to take our best guesses as to who would make headlines and history in 2020. Here’s how we did. Score...A Direct Hit From the thousands of potential entries in the 2020 World Series of Poker, we picked 20 players and two of them binked themselves a gold bracelet. Canada’s Kristen Bicknell already had two WSOP gold bracelets on her resume and had been running extremely hot on GGPoker prior to the series, winning thousands upon thousands in side events from the recently completed WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. During the WSOP, she outlasted the 892-entry field in Event #44 ($2,500 NLHE 6-Handed) to win her third career bracelet and the first-place prize of $356,412. She continued to play after he win and put up a total of seven cashes for a total haul of $382,391. Another one of our picks that grabbed gold was Brazil’s former #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski who just one year ago made a splash at the 2019 WSOP with his impressive play on the televised table of the Main Event. Dzivielevski had won the first bracelet of his career last year but we were convinced he was going do it again in the online arena and he proved us right. He topped the 4,356-entry field of Event #42 ($400 PLOSSUS) for $221,557 and his second bracelet. In total, Dzivielevski racked up 14 cashes, including two final tables, for $347,714. While Brazil’s Brunno Botteon didn’t win a bracelet, it’s safe to say he made a major impact on the series. Botteon had already been red hot in 2020, earning six of his seven-largest cashes this year and he only took it to the next level in the WSOP. Botteon finished as the runner-up on two different occasions including Event #67 ($500 Limit Hold’em) where he earned $41,855 and Event #79 ($25,000 NLHE Heads-Up) where he fell to Fedor Holz in the finals but walked away with $622,300. He also made the final table of the $25,000 NLHE Poker Players Championship, finishing in sixth place for more than $388,000. He may not have grabbed a gold bracelet this year, but Botteon finished the series with $1,105,562 in earnings over 15 cashes. A Solid Series Some of the players we selected had very respectable series that didn’t include winning a bracelet or earning a million dollars. When it came to picking player from the UK, it would be downright silly to pass over high-stakes crusher Stephen Chidwick. While he didn’t repeat his 2019 $25,000 PLO High Roller bracelet performance that brought him a $1.6 million score, he did manage seven cashes for $147,679. Sure, perhaps it wasn’t the Chidwickian of his outings as we’ve seen in year’s past, but far be it from mere mortals to call six-figures in earnings anything less than success. Mike Watson fared a little better. The Canadian found himself at three final tables this summer but was unable to lock down that first career bracelet. He scored a series-high cash of $115,117 in a fourth-place finish in Event #35 ($5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship) which contributed to the bulk of his $202,455 in total earnings over 11 cashes. Watson may be frustrated with not yet having a bracelet, having finished a the runner-up no fewer than four times in a WSOP event in his career, but with a player of his caliber we’d be sure to pick him again next year should the series take place live or online. Mike Leah was another of our Canadian picks that climbed over six-figures in earnings. Leah, who was promising to play just about every event prior to the start of the series, made good on his word. He racked up 18 total cashes for a total of $141,204 and made his deepest run in Event #82 ($1,050 NLHE Beat The Pros Bounty) finishing in sixth place for $41,892. What Were We Thinking Some of our picks just didn’t pan out. Who knows why? Could have been everything from life getting in the way, poor timing, bankroll fatigue or even simply just not racking up results. Take for instance the UK’s Sam Grafton who we were pretty sure would thrive in this kind of international series. But it looks like Grafton didn’t put in much if any volume and therefore didn’t notch a single result from the WSOP. However, it didn’t take him long to book a win during the current PokerStars WCOOP. We also missed on picking Russia’s Alexander Mordinov and Vladimir Troyanovskiy. When it came to Mordinov, who goes by ‘NoPlanB’ online, we knew it might be a stretch for him to play in the bigger buy-in tournaments of the WSOP. However, with the ability to be staked right in the client, it could have been perfect for him to sell of pieces after pointing investors to his over $6 million in lifetime earnings. We also felt like Troyanovskiy, one of Russia’s premier players, and his extensive poker resume would excel in an online series but from the looks of it, the Russian legend simply took the summer off.
  11. When it was announced that 54 events of the 2020 World Series of Poker would be held on GGPoker, it meant that for the very first time players outside of the United States could compete for a gold bracelet online. It also opened the door for elite online poker players all over the world to bracelet chase without having to make the trek to Las Vegas. With that in mind, prior to the start of the series, PocketFives staff attempted to make some predictions of players that we thought would make a serious impact on the 2020 WSOP. We dove into the player pools from the online poker powerhouse countries of the United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia, and Canada to take our best guesses as to who would make headlines and history in 2020. Here’s how we did. Score...A Direct Hit From the thousands of potential entries in the 2020 World Series of Poker, we picked 20 players and two of them binked themselves a gold bracelet. Canada’s Kristen Bicknell already had two WSOP gold bracelets on her resume and had been running extremely hot on GGPoker prior to the series, winning thousands upon thousands in side events from the recently completed WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. During the WSOP, she outlasted the 892-entry field in Event #44 ($2,500 NLHE 6-Handed) to win her third career bracelet and the first-place prize of $356,412. She continued to play after the victory and put up a total of seven cashes for a total haul of $382,391. Another one of our picks that grabbed gold was Brazil’s former #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski who just one year ago made a splash at the 2019 WSOP with his impressive play on the televised table of the Main Event. Even though Dzivielevski had won the first bracelet of his career just one year ago, we were convinced he was going to do it again, this time in the online arena. He proved us right. The Brazilian topped the 4,356-entry field of Event #42 ($400 PLOSSUS) for $221,557 and his second bracelet. In total, Dzivielevski racked up 14 cashes, including two final tables, for $347,714. While Brazil’s Brunno Botteon didn’t win a bracelet, it’s safe to say he made a major impact on the series. Botteon had already been red hot in 2020, earning six of his seven-largest cashes this year and he only took it to the next level in the WSOP. Botteon finished as the runner-up on two different occasions including Event #67 ($500 Limit Hold’em) where he earned $41,855 and Event #79 ($25,000 NLHE Heads-Up) where he fell to Fedor Holz in the Heads-Up finals but walked away with $622,300. He also made the final table of the $25,000 NLHE Poker Players Championship, finishing in sixth place for more than $388,000. He may not have grabbed a gold bracelet this year, but Botteon finished the series with 15 cashes and over $1,105,562 in earnings. A Solid Series Some of the players we selected had a very respectable series that didn’t include winning a bracelet or earning a million dollars. When it came to picking players from the UK, it would be downright silly to pass over high-stakes crusher Stephen Chidwick. While he didn’t repeat his 2019 $25,000 PLO High Roller bracelet performance that brought him a $1.6 million score, he did manage seven series cashes for $147,679. And sure, perhaps it wasn’t the Chidwickian of his outings as we’ve seen in year’s past, but far be it from mere mortals to call six-figures in earnings anything less than success. Mike Watson fared a little better. The Canadian found himself at three final tables this summer, however, he was unable to lock down that first career bracelet. He scored a series-high cash of $115,117 in a fourth-place finish in Event #35 ($5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship) which contributed to the bulk of his $202,455 in total earnings over 11 cashes. Watson may be frustrated with not yet winning a bracelet. He has finished as the runner-up no fewer than four times in his WSOP career. But with a player of his caliber, we’d be sure to pick him again next year should the series take place live or online. Mike Leah was another of our Canadian picks that climbed over six-figures in earnings. Leah, who was promising to play just about every event prior to the start of the series, made good on his word. He racked up 18 total cashes for a total of $141,204 and made his deepest run in Event #82 ($1,050 NLHE Beat The Pros Bounty) finishing in sixth place for $41,892. What Were We Thinking? Some of our picks just didn’t pan out. Who knows why? We don't. A bad run of cards? Bankroll fatigue? Or simply living life outside of poker? Whatever it was, our high hopes for these players will have to wait for another series. Take for instance the UK’s Sam Grafton who we were pretty sure would thrive in this kind of international series. But it looks like Grafton didn’t put in much if any volume and therefore didn’t notch a single result during this year's WSOP. (However, it didn’t take him long to book a win during the current PokerStars WCOOP.) We also missed on picking Russia’s Alexander Mordinov and Vladimir Troyanovskiy. When it came to Mordinov, who goes by ‘NoPlanB’ online, we knew it might be a stretch for him to play in the bigger buy-in tournaments of the WSOP. However, with the ability to be staked right in the client, we felt it could have been perfect for him to sell pieces of himself after pointing investors to his over $6 million in lifetime online earnings. We also felt like Troyanovskiy, one of Russia’s premier players, and his extensive poker resume would excel in an online series but from the looks of it, the Russian poker legend simply took the summer off.
  12. The 2020 World Series of Poker on GGPoker may be done, but GGPoker is not quite done with it. Less than a week after the conclusion of the final 2020 WSOP event, GGPoker has announced its latest online poker series in which it looks to recreate “the full WSOP experience for ALL low stakes players.” The Good Game Series of Poker is a 16-day, 54-event online series that is a near carbon copy of the recently completed 2020 WSOP schedule with the exception that all of the buy-ins come at just a fraction of the cost. Running from September 12-27, the series features $6.5 million in total prize money with the bulk of the buy-in ranging from just $2.50 through $50, with a few exceptions for special events. Low and mid-stake grinders can participate in mini versions of the marquee events that highlight the WSOP schedule. This includes a $40 COLOSSUS, $40 PLOSSUS, $15 MILLIONAIRE MAKES (Jr.) with a $25,000 minimum payout for first place, $15 Marathon, and the $50 NLHE Main Event that features a $250,000 guarantee. GGPoker’s signature GGMasters freezeout tournament is well represented throughout the series as well. Every day, the GGSOP features a GGMasters. The majority are scheduled with a $25 buy-in and promise a $50,000 guarantee. The GGMasters Opener (GGSOP #2) has the same $25 buy-in with its guarantee bumped up to $100,000. The marquee $150 buy-in GGMasters with its $500,000 guarantee is offered three different times as well. After crushing their $25,000,000 guarantee on the 2020 WSOP Main Event, GGPoker looks to keep pushing the envelope when it comes to guarantees, no matter the stakes. Thirteen of the low buy-in events boast six-figure guarantees including the $100 Mini Super MILLIONS$ with a $500K guarantee. Plus, there is the $100 buy-in GGSOP MILLION$, a multi-flight phase tournament, boasts a series-high $2,000,000 guarantee. While featured tournaments like the BIG 5, a $100K GTD phase tournament with just a $5 buy-in, are sure to bring in massive lobbies of players value for micro-stakes players can be found across the entire schedule including those events that don’t come with a catchy nickname. Finally, as a bonus to incentivize those who are planning on grinding the GGSOP, GGPoker is putting up a $100,000 Leaderboard that will reward the top 100 performers across the entire series. The scores for the leaderboard start tabulating right away with the first event, the charity focused $11.11 Every 1 for Covid Relief on September 12. Good Game Series of Poker Schedule [table id=106 /]
  13. The 2020 World Series of Poker on GGPoker may be done, but GGPoker is not quite done with it. Less than a week after the conclusion of the final WSOP event, GGPoker has announced its latest online poker series in which it looks to recreate “the full WSOP experience for ALL low stakes players.” The Good Game Series of Poker is a 16-day, 54-event online series that is a near carbon copy of the recently completed 2020 WSOP schedule with the exception that all of the buy-in come at just a fraction of the cost. Running from September 12-27, the series features $6.5 million in total prize money with the bulk of the buy-in ranging from just $2.50 through $50, with a few exceptions for special events. Low and mid-stake grinders can participate in mini versions of the marquee events that highlight the WSOP schedule including a $40 COLOSSUS, $40 PLOSSUS, $15 MILLIONAIRE MAKES (Jr.) with a $25,000 minimum payout for first place, $15 Marathon, and the $50 NLHE Main Event that features a $250,000 guarantee. GGPoker’s signature GGMasters tournament is well represented throughout the series as well. Every day, the GGSOP features a GGMasters, the majority of which are scheduled with a $25 buy-in and a $50,000 guarantee. The GGMasters Opener has the same $25 buy-in with guarantee bumped up to $100,000. Also, the marquee $150 buy-in GGMasters with a $500,000 guarantee is offered three different times. After crushing their $25,000,000 guarantee on the 2020 WSOP Main Event, GGPoker looks to keep pushing the envelope when it comes to guarantees. Thirteen different events have six-figure guarantees including the $100 Mini Super MILLIONS$ with a $500K guarantee. Plus there is the $100 buy-in GGSOP MILLION$, a phase tournament, boasts a series-high $2,000,000 guarantee. While featured events like the BIG 5, a $100K GTD phase tournament with just a $5 buy-in, are sure to bring in massive lobbies of players, value for micro-stakes players can find value across the entire schedule including those events that don’t come with a catchy nickname. As a bonus to incentivize those who are planning on grinding the GGSOP, GGPoker is putting up a $100,000 Leaderboard that will reward the top 100 performers across the entire series, starting on September 12. Good Game Series of Poker Schedule
  14. The 2020 World Series of Poker on GGPoker may be done, but GGPoker is not quite done with it. Less than a week after the conclusion of the final 2020 WSOP event, GGPoker has announced its latest online poker series in which it looks to recreate “the full WSOP experience for ALL low stakes players.” The Good Game Series of Poker is a 16-day, 54-event online series that is a near carbon copy of the recently completed 2020 WSOP schedule with the exception that all of the buy-ins come at just a fraction of the cost. Running from September 12-27, the series features $6.5 million in total prize money with the bulk of the buy-in ranging from just $2.50 through $50, with a few exceptions for special events. GGMasters Joins WSOP Favorites Low and mid-stake grinders can participate in mini versions of the marquee events that highlight the WSOP schedule. This includes a $40 COLOSSUS, $40 PLOSSUS, $15 MILLIONAIRE MAKES (Jr.) with a $25,000 minimum payout for first place, $15 Marathon, and the $50 NLHE Main Event that features a $250,000 guarantee. GGPoker’s signature GGMasters freezeout tournament is well represented throughout the series as well. Every day, the GGSOP features a GGMasters. The majority are scheduled with a $25 buy-in and promise a $50,000 guarantee. The GGMasters Opener (GGSOP #2) has the same $25 buy-in with its guarantee bumped up to $100,000. The marquee $150 buy-in GGMasters with its $500,000 guarantee is offered three different times as well. Pushing Guarantees After crushing their $25,000,000 guarantee on the 2020 WSOP Main Event, GGPoker looks to keep pushing the envelope when it comes to guarantees, no matter the stakes. Thirteen of the low buy-in events boast six-figure guarantees including the $100 Mini Super MILLIONS$ with a $500K guarantee. Plus, there is the $100 buy-in GGSOP MILLION$, a multi-flight phase tournament, boasts a series-high $2,000,000 guarantee. While featured tournaments like the BIG 5, a $100K GTD phase tournament with just a $5 buy-in, are sure to bring in massive lobbies of players value for micro-stakes players can be found across the entire schedule including those events that don’t come with a catchy nickname. Series Leaderboard Finally, as a bonus to incentivize those who are planning on grinding the GGSOP, GGPoker is putting up a $100,000 Leaderboard that will reward the top 100 performers across the entire series. The scores for the leaderboard start tabulating right away with the first event, the charity focused $11.11 Every 1 for Covid Relief on September 12. Good Game Series of Poker Schedule [table id=107 /]
  15. The summer continues to be red-hot over at 888poker as PocketFivers of every buy-in level continue to enjoy some of the best value tournaments in online poker. Russian grinder ‘ArkanchikMAV’ locked up the top spot on the Top Earners list for July with a deep run in the July 5 edition of 888poker’s marquee tournament, the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. He pulled in a career-high cash of $13,100 in a runner-up finish. The heater continued for ‘ArkanchikMAV’, as he finished in third place on in the $33 Sunday BIG Fish on the same day for another $1,758 helping him to a monthly total of $15,257. The UK’s ‘skeldon87’ just missed out as July’s Top Earner with a monthly total of $15,129, just $128 behind ‘ArkanchikMAV’. Still, it was a big month for the Brit who notched 34 cashes and a pair of victories one of which brought him a monthly high score of $2,061 in the July 4 edition of the $33 BIG Fish. ‘skeldon87’ picked up five four-figure scores in the month and now has more than $635K in career online earnings. ‘rastaturista’, the #4-ranked player in Latvia, picked up third-place on the Top Earners list by racking up results all month long. Five of ‘rastaturista’s 28 cashes were good for four-figure scores including his monthly high cash of $1,980. In total, he finished July with $13,188 in earnings and if he does it again in August, he’ll climb up over $700,000 in total earnings. 888poker Top 10 Earners July 2020 [table id=85 /] Once again, ’HeateN’ takes the crown on the July Most Cashes list and it wasn’t even close. Like he did back in May, the Netherlands grinder put in tons of volume and found his way into the money an incredible 146 times. The small-stakes player hit the podium 29 times in July, which means that when he cashes, he finished top-three an amazing 20% of the time. In a distant second, but still very impressive, Brazil’s ‘alyssonspfc’ amassed 69 cashes for a grand total of $6,103.17 in earnings. It had been nearly six months since ‘alyssonspfc’ had played on 888poker but now that he’s back, the small-to-mid stakes MTT grinder has been finding success with a nearly 19% top-three finish each time he makes the money. Latvia’s ‘soldat777’ and Brazil’s ‘aleplis’ put in work in July and both finished the month with 60 total cashes. Both are micro-stakes players but ‘soldat777’ outearned ‘aleplis’ by bringing in $1,557 to the Brazilian’s $946. 888poker Top 10 Most Cashes July 2020 [table id=86 /] When you book 146 cashes, you’re bound to grab a few gold medals and that’s why ’HeateN’ also nabbed the #1 spot on the Most Wins list. He took down the tournament a total of nine times and finished the month with a total haul of $5,291. Ukraine’s ‘bondarovsk1’ picked up five victories in his 31 cashes on 888poker while both ‘khunbaa’ and ‘Desperado609’ wrapped up the month with four wins. 888poker Top 10 Most Wins July 2020 [table id=87 /]
  16. WCOOP Event #19-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack] 642 entires $321,000 prize pool cube.com - $55,618.76 MrBenasP - $41,105.36 tikidiii - $30,379.34 WCOOP Event #19-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack] 4,829 entires $241,450 prize pool armadajp - $34,367.24 filiperonan - $24,116.14 micha88 - $16,923.95 WCOOP Event #19-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack] 14,290 entires $70,021 prize pool PetitePutin669 - $7,777.66* Babylon’s420 - $6,821.77* Machestr - $4,273.01 WCOOP Event #21-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 108 entries $540,000 prize pool Preben 'prebz' Stokkan - $53,625.94 + $86,484.37 in bounties Pwndidi - $53,625.80 + $22,187.50 in bounties Passiveaggro - $35,703.74 + $9,140.63 WCOOP Event #21-M: $530 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 1,424 entries $712,000 prize pool va1umart - $46,350.95 + $33,416.38 in bounties judgedredd13 - $46,349.98 + $13,810.01 in bounties MonkeyBausss - $26,523.95 + $7,455.05 in bounties WCOOP Event #21-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 10,692 entries $534,600 prize pool hassan77 - $29,859.65 + $14,457.75 in bounties santylopez29 - $29,853.42 + $4,890.41 in bounties gonzar15 - $17,083.70 + $2,286.01 in bounties WCOOP Event #28-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown] 201 entries $402,000 prize pool Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos - $34,977.56 + $45,234.37 in bounties kZhh - $34,977.39 + $15,171.88 in bounties mindgamer - $23,838.57 + $17,968.75 in bounties WCOOP Event #28-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown] 2,431 entries $486,200 prize pool doulas12 - $30,596.07 + $18,146.63 in bounties zyax - $30,594.66 + $9,281.48 in bounties WarleyBruno - $18,152.59 + $3,898.53 in bounties WCOOP Event #28-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown] 9,757 entries $195,140 prize pool LuckyDupe - $11,373.40 + $4,512.21 in bounties RafaPerroni - $11,366.96 + $2,650.48 in bounties Epoxa89 - $6,744.29 + $1,396.14 in bounties
  17. The $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Tournament took over 13 hours to complete including a final table that lasted for over three hours. Malikeh Jamali was the last woman standing when it was all said and done, grabbing the first-place prize of $151,127 and $88,053 in bounties for a total of $239,180 to go along with her first World Series of Poker Bracelet. The field was comprised of 2,024 players in total for a total prize pool of $2,024,000. The progressive bounty tournament started with bounties of $250 on everyone’s head that grew with each elimination a player picked up. Players who eliminated designated GGPoker pros also received a ticket into a “Beat the Pros” freeroll tournament. Nine-handed play lasted for nearly 20 minutes before the final table saw its first elimination. Jamali raised to 440,000 from early position with [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"] and Vadim Stoyanov moved all in from the hijack spot for his last 1,294,041 with [poker card="8s"][poker card="8h"]. The action folded back around to Jamali who called and moved ahead in the hand with top pair when the flop came down [poker card="kh"][poker card="3s"][poker card="2c"]. The [poker card="6d"] on the turn and the [poker card="6s"] on the river brought no help to Stoyanov who was out in ninth place. Just over five minutes later, Elio Fox moved all-in for 1,683,806 from under the gun with the [poker card="ac"][poker card="9c"]. Dylan Linde moved all-in for more with [poker card="kd"][poker card="kh"] in the cutoff which prompted folds from the button and the blinds. The [poker card="jh"][poker card="6h"][poker card="3h"] flop gave Linde a flush draw to go with his pair of kings, and the [poker card="5s"] on the turn and [poker card="8h"] on the river eliminated Fox from the tournament in eighth place. The final table went on break after Fox’s elimination and returned to play for about 10 minutes before Peter Chien was eliminated in seventh place. Andre Difelice min-raised from the hijack with [poker card="td"][poker card="8d"] and faced an all-in shove to 1,357,135 from Chien with [poker card="ah"][poker card="ks"] in the cutoff. The action folded back around to Difelice who was priced in needing only 877,135 more to call into a pot of over 2,400,000. The flop came down [poker card="qc"][poker card="9c"][poker card="6s"] to give Difelice a double-gutter straight draw. Chien faded on the straight on the turn, but the [poker card="jh"] on the river completed Difelice’s straight and sealed Chien’s fate. Six-handed play lasted for over a half-hour before Mike Leah’s stack dwindled down to under two big blinds. Difelice min-raised his button to 560,000 and was called in the small blind by Jamali. Leah had only 128,982 left behind and moved his chips in preflop. Jamali and Difelice went check-check on an [poker card="8h"][poker card="5h"][poker card="2h"] flop and a [poker card="5c"] turn. Jamali bet 560,000 after the [poker card="7h"] fell on the flop and Difelice folded. Leah had made a 10-high flush with the [poker card="th"][poker card="3s"], but Jamali was best with the [poker card="qh"][poker card="td"] to knock Leah out in sixth place. Another half hour passed before the final table’s next elimination. Jamali raised to 704,000 from the cutoff with [poker card="9d"][poker card="9c"] and was called by Martin Zamani in the big blind with [poker card="kh"][poker card="7s"]. Both players were happy with the [poker card="9h"][poker card="8d"][poker card="6d"] flop that gave top set to Jamali and an open-ended straight draw to Zamani. Zamani check-raised to 3,744,600 after Jamali bet 583,440 and was met with a 4-bet shove for Zamani’s last 1,389,432. Zamani called and was drawing dead when the [poker card="9s"] fell on the river to give Jamali quad nines. The meaningless [poker card="qs"] on the river ended Zamani’s night in fifth place. Ten minutes later, Leonid Yanovski was first to act and moved all-in for his last 2,612,014 with the [poker card="jh"][poker card="9h"]. Difelice called on the button with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qs"] and the two blinds fold. Yanovski was way behind on an [poker card="as"][poker card="qc"][poker card="3s"] flop that brought a pair and flush draw for Difelice, but he did turn some straight outs with the [poker card="td"] on the turn. The [poker card="7d"] on the river didn’t give Yanvoski the help that he needed and the final table was down to three. Three-handed play went on for about 15 minutes until Difelice moved all-in on the button with the [poker card="ad"][poker card="6c"] and a 4,947,332 stack remaining. Jamali folded in the small blind and Linde snap-called from the big blind with [poker card="kc"][poker card="kd"]. The [poker card="js"][poker card="th"][poker card="5c"][poker card="td"][poker card="6s"] board ran out clean for Linde’s kings and knocked Difelice out in third place to set up heads-up play. It took over 40 minutes of heads-up play before a winner was finally decided. Jamali had a roughly 2-to-1 chip advantage when heads up began, but the play went back and forth with both players drawing about even in chips at one point. But Jamali had a convincing 7-to-1 chip advantage when the final hand was dealt. Linde limped in on the button and Jamali checked behind. The flop came [poker card="kc"][poker card="ks"][poker card="3c"] and Jamali check-called a 600,000 bet. Jamali check-called again when Linde bet 1,320,000 on the [poker card="5h"] turn. The river [poker card="4h"] completed the board and prompted another check from Jamali which was followed by an all-in shove for Linde’s last 4,441,416. Jamali quickly called and revealed the slow-played [poker card="kd"][poker card="4c"], which was more than enough to defeat Linde’s [poker card="qd"][poker card="3s"] to win the tournament. Final Table Payouts 1. Malikeh Jamali - $239,180 2. Dylan Linde - $147,447 3. Andre Difelice - $114,413 4. Leonid Yanovich - $66,056 5. Martin Zamani - $51,081 6. Mike Leah - $41,892 7. Peter Chien - $40,251 8. Elio Fox - $28,450 9. Vadim Stoyanov - $20,704
  18. Las Vegas poker pro Jeffrey Dobrin’s persistence has paid off. After weeks of grinding the 2020 World Series of Poker, he not only made his first final table but ended up winning Event #80 ($600 Six-Max People’s Choice Event - Pros Vote) for $189,666 and his first career gold bracelet. One look at Dobrin’s Hendon Mob profile will tell you that he’s been on the WSOP grind all summer long. Prior to his gold bracelet run, Dobrin, a two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner, racked up fifteen total 2020 WSOP results both on WSOP.com and GGPoker. Although he had been cashing regularly, all of the results only accounted for just under $25,000 in earnings, an average of roughly $1,600 per event. While Dobrin hadn’t really even been close to making the big money this summer (his deepest result was a 31st place finish), when it counted he made all the right moves to capture what is one of the biggest cashes of his career. The action of the final table kicked off with one of poker’s most notable names hitting the rail in short order. After making an incorrect hero call just minutes before, six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Ferguson shipped his short stack in from the button with [poker card="as"][poker card="2h"] only to run into the [poker card="ac"][poker card="ah"] of Joao Santos in the small blind. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="qh"][poker card="6h"][poker card="js"][poker card="qc"] board ran out clean for Joao’s pocket aces and the former Full Tilt Pro hit the rail in ninth place for $14,404. Nearly thirty minutes later, Japan’s Hiroki Morishita, with less than five big blinds left in his stack, moved in from the small blind with [poker card="8h"][poker card="6s"]. He was called by Marc MacDonnell in the big blind holding [poker card="qs"][poker card="7h"]. The [poker card="5c"][poker card="4c"][poker card="2d"] brought Morishita some additional straight outs which he smashed on the [poker card="3s"] turn. However, the river brought the [poker card="6h"] giving MacDonnell a higher straight and eliminating Morishita in eighth place for $20,034. Next, it was Arvhin Malinab’s turn to ship from the small blind as he moved his short stack all in with [poker card="6c"][poker card="6h"] and was called by Sergio Veloso in the big blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="9s"]. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="js"][poker card="8h"] flop kept Malinab ahead but gave Veloso some additional backdoor outs. The [poker card="ts"] turn helped Veloso by opening up both flush and open-ended straight outs. The [poker card="qd"] completed the backdoor possibilities bringing Veloso the straight and sending Malinab and his pocket sixes out the door in seventh for $27,863. Even with the knockout, Veloso was still one of the short stacks. He found his spot to pick up chips when, after a Vahe Martirosyan open, Dobrin three-bet shipped on the button holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="qs"] which allowed Veloso to move all in for less with the [poker card="th"][poker card="tc"]. The flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="7d"][66] giving Dobrin top pair and leaving Veloso looking for help. The [poker card="kd"] hit the turn and the [poker card="jd"] fell on the river sending Veloso out in sixth place for $38,752. Minutes later MacDonnell moved his eight big blind stack all in from under the gun holding [poker card="8d"][poker card="7d"]. It folded around to Joao Santos in the big blind who snap-called with his [poker card="jc"][poker card="jd"]. The flop came [poker card="ad"][poker card="js"][poker card="9s"] giving Joao a set and leaving MacDonnell looking for a gutshot straight or some backdoor help. All of that was put to rest though when the [poker card="jh"] hit the turn, giving Joao quads and leaving MacDonnell drawing dead to the [poker card="2c"] river. MacDonnell finished in fifth place for $53,897. Santos’ stack slipped for the better part of thirty minutes when he found himself all in and at risk. Idris Ambraisse shipped roughly fourteen big blinds from the button holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="js"] and Santos decided to make the call for less with his [poker card="kc"][poker card="qc"]. The board ran out [poker card="6d"][poker card="4d"][poker card="3s"][poker card="2d"][poker card="8d"] giving the hand to Ambraisse’s ace-high and sending Santos out in fourth place for $74,960. It was anyone’s tournament at three-handed with stack sizes all running close together. Eventually, after a big hand that left Martiosyan short, he moved all in from the button holding [poker card="qc"][poker card="jc"] and was called by Dobrin in the big blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qh"]. The [poker card="kc"][poker card="8h"][poker card="4d"] flop put Martiosyan in bad shape, looking for runner-runner outs. The [poker card="4h"] turn was not one of them, leaving Martiosyan drawing dead before the [poker card="3s"] hit the river. Martiosyan settled for third place and $104,255. Ambraisse held a slight chip lead over Dobrin at the start of heads-up play, however a few key hands turned the tide in Dobrin’s favor. Ambraisse found a late-game double but on the very next hand, Dobrin was able to close it out when both players woke up with premium heads up hands. Ambraisse called on the button with [poker card="9c"][poker card="9d"] and Dobrin raised holding [poker card="kd"][poker card="kc"]. Ambraisse shipped and Dobrin snap-called with the chip lead. The [poker card="8d"][poker card="6h"][poker card="2s"][poker card="3c"][poker card="5d"] board gave the hand and the bracelet to Dobrin. Ambraisse ended up as the runner up and walked away with $144,998. Jeffrey Dobrin earned the $189,666 first-place prize, a $12,000 package to participate in the World Series of Europe, and his first career gold bracelet. Final Table Payouts Jeffrey Dobrin - $189,666 Idris Ambraisse - $144,998 Vahe Martirosyan - $104,255 Joao Santos - $74,960 Marc MacDonnell - $53,897 Sergio Veloso - $38,752 Arvhin Malinab - $27,863 Hiroki Morishita - $20,034 Chris Ferguson - $14,404
  19. The World Poker Tour and the partypoker US Network are teaming up, once again, to bring New Jersey online poker players the first-ever WPT Online Borgata Series. The week-long, 11-event series runs from September 13 - 21 and features $275,000 in guaranteed pre and-post-lim prize pools in addition to its $1,060 WPT Online Borgata Series Main Event, a two-day tournament which starts on September 20 and concludes with a live-streamed final table on September 21. "WPT and partypoker US Network have created a unique festival for players of all bankrolls across New Jersey to compete in a weeklong series that combines the best of the live and online realm," said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. Outside of the Main Event, the series spotlights a $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed kick-off event, a $535 Heads Up tournament with a 32 player cap, as well as the always-popular Progressive Knockout tournaments. Players looking to win their way into the Main Event have a wealth of satellite options to choose from. Standard satellites cater to bankrolls of all sizes with the lowest buy-in starting at just $5. Those $5 satellites can win players a ticket to a $45 satellite and ultimately a $215 direct satellite into the Main Event. For those not looking to step their way into the Main Event, the WPT and partypoker are offering a $109 phased flights into the Main Event. The difference in a phased tournament is that for those who survive the opening flight, they will carry their chip stack over into the start of the Main Event. That means, for some who do extremely well, they could start the Main Event with a bigger chip advantage. "partypoker US Network continues to identify opportunities to provide the best online poker experience for our players," said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker for partypoker US Network. "We are proud to expand our relationship with the World Poker Tour and provide players across New Jersey with another state-of-the-art offering. The WPT Online Borgata Series combines the live prestige of the WPT and Borgata to the online poker community across the partypoker US Network." All eligible players located in the state of New Jersey can take part in the series including choosing their online site of choice between BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com, or NJPartyPoker.com. Players do not need to be a resident of New Jersey to play, they simply need to physically be in the Garden State to take part. "Live tournament series at Borgata have been a staple of New Jersey poker for many years," said WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage. "And the WPT has worked alongside the partypoker US Network team to bring the best assets of the live product to this online series including WPT-level structures, quality side events, and satellites for the Main Event." WPT Online Borgata Schedule [table id=102 /]
  20. [["DATE","EVENT","BUY-IN","TIME"],["09-13","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #1:SUNDAY $100K GTD NLH\u00a0\u00a0","\u00a0$215","5:00 PM"],["09-13","PHASE 1 into WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES Main Event\u00a0","\u00a0$109","8:00 PM"],["09-14","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #2:$10K GTD NLH R+A\u00a0","\u00a0$109","7:30 PM"],["09-15","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #3:$30K GTD 8-MAX FREEZEOUT\u00a0","\u00a0$320","7:30 PM"],["09-15","PHASE 1 into WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES Main Event\u00a0","\u00a0$109","8:00 PM"],["09-16","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #4:$20K GTD NLH\u00a0","\u00a0$215","7:30 PM"],["09-17","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #5:$25K GTD PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT - BOUNTY\u00a0","\u00a0$535","7:30 PM"],["09-17","PHASE 1 into WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES Main Event\u00a0","\u00a0$109","8:00 PM"],["09-18","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #6:$20K GTD SIX-MAX NLH\u00a0","\u00a0$215","7:30 PM"],["09-19","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #7:HEADS UP - 32 MAX BRACKET\u00a0","\u00a0$535","7:30 PM"],["09-19","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #8:$30K GTD PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT - BOUNTY\u00a0","\u00a0$320","7:30 PM"],["09-19","PHASE 1 into WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES Main Event\u00a0","\u00a0$109","8:00 PM"],["09-20","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES PHASE 2 - $1060 Buy-In Main Event powered by partypoker US Network\u00a0","\u00a0$1,060","5:00 PM"],["09-20","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #9:$20K GTD TURBO PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT - BOUNTY\u00a0","\u00a0$215","8:00 PM"],["09-21","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES PHASE 2 -DAY 2 LIVE STREAMED FINAL TABLE\u00a0","","7:00 PM"],["09-21","WPT ONLINE BORGATA SERIES #10:$20K GTD TURBO PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT - BOUNTY\u00a0","\u00a0$215","8:00 PM"]]
  21. This week, the World Poker Tour and the partypoker US Network announced they were teaming up, once again, to bring New Jersey online poker players the first-ever WPT Online Borgata Series. The week-long, 11-event series is scheduled to run from September 13 - 21 and will feature $275,000 in guaranteed pre and-post-lim prize pools in addition to its $1,060 WPT Online Borgata Series Main Event, a two-day tournament which starts on September 20 and concludes with a live-streamed final table on September 21. “WPT and partypoker US Network have created a unique festival for players of all bankrolls across New Jersey to compete in a weeklong series that combines the best of the live and online realm,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. Outside of the Main Event, the series spotlights a $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed kick-off event, a $535 Heads Up tournament with a 32 player cap, as well as the always-popular Progressive Knockout tournaments. Players looking to win their way into the Main Event have a wealth of satellite options to choose from. Standard satellites cater to bankrolls of all sizes with the lowest buy-in starting at just $5. Those $5 satellites can win players a ticket to a $45 satellite and ultimately a $215 direct satellite into the Main Event. For those not looking to step their way into the Main Event, the WPT and partypoker are offering a $109 phased flights into the Main Event. The difference in a phased tournament is that for those who survive the opening flight, they will carry their chip stack over into the start of the Main Event. That means, for some who do extremely well, they could start the Main Event with a bigger chip advantage. “partypoker US Network continues to identify opportunities to provide the best online poker experience for our players,” said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker for partypoker US Network. “We are proud to expand our relationship with the World Poker Tour and provide players across New Jersey with another state-of-the-art offering. The WPT Online Borgata Series combines the live prestige of the WPT and Borgata to the online poker community across the partypoker US Network.” All eligible players located in the state of New Jersey can take part in the series including choosing their online site of choice between BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com, or NJPartyPoker.com. Players do not need to be a resident of New Jersey to play, they simply need to physically be in the Garden State to take part. “Live tournament series at Borgata have been a staple of New Jersey poker for many years,” said WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage. “And the WPT has worked alongside the partypoker US Network team to bring the best assets of the live product to this online series including WPT-level structures, quality side events, and satellites for the Main Event.”
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