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Jonathan Dokler keeps on adding to his resume. A year after the 28-year-old burst onto the scene with a number of high profile wins, both live and online, he has added yet another notch in his belt: World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event winner. In January 2020, Dokler won a $5,000 high roller at the Borgata for $100,829. He followed that up in March by winning his first WSOP Circuit ring, a $525 Monster Stack online event on WSOP.com. Then came the exclamation point. Dokkler took down won Event #1 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online on WSOP.com for $130,426. On Sunday, Dokler bea
For almost two decades, poker fans have been pestering Brian Koppelman and David Levien to write a sequel to Rounders. In the final scene Mike McDermott jumps in a taxi in New York City and tells the driver to take him to the airport. "So where you headed?" "I'm going to Vegas." "Vegas, huh?" "Yup." "Good luck man." The cab drives off into the distance and the credits roll as Counting Crows' Baby, I'm a Big Star Now plays, but what happens after Mike gets to Las Vegas? Well, Kopelman and Levien are busy with their hit show Billions, and a sequel seems highly unlikely, but
The opening event of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online events had a little bit everything that makes the WSOP so special. A huge field, a deep run by none other than Mr. WSOP himself, Phil Hellmuth, and a final table that saw a new member, Jonathan Dokler, join the bracelet winner club. Event #1 ($500 No Limit Hold'em Kickoff) drew 1,715 total entries from 1,195 unique players to create a $771,750 prize pool. Dokler's eventual first place prize of $130,426 is the largest single prize on WSOP.com this year, beating the $130,410 score that Champie Douglas earned in the $525 Main Event of
Pat Lyons topped the 1,382-player field in Event #17 ($777 No Limit Hold'em) of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online to win $173,551.56 and the first bracelet of his career. Lyons now has a WSOP bracelet and World Poker Tour title on his resume. Lyons, who won the WPT Legends of Poker in 2016, eliminated the final two players standing in between himself and victory early Saturday morning. Dave 'DunningKrugr' Alfa opened to 240,000 from middle position with [poker card="ac"][poker card="kd"] before Lyons re-raised to 637,500 from the hijack with [poker card="ad"][poker card="as"]. Alfa m