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While the first official day of World Series of Poker Online events on GGPoker got off to a rough start it ended with a historic moment as the first online bracelet awarded outside of the United States went to Japan's Shoma Ishikawa. Ishikawa outlasted 2,213 other players in Event #34 ($525 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE Six Max) to win $82,425 and his first career WSOP bracelet. The final table began nine-handed and it took just four hands for the first player to bust. In a battle of the blinds, Dimitar Yosifov was all in with [poker card="ad"][poker card="td"] against the [poker card="3d"][po
Over the first 25 events of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online, six players have won their bracelet while playing on the Natural8 skin on the GGPoker network including one player who took home nearly $1.5 million for his win. And now all six newly-crowned champions are set to become Natural8 ambassadors. As part of an exclusive Natural8 2020 WSOP promotion, any player who wins a WSOP event while playing on Natural8 is offered a sponsorship consisting of between $7,500 and $100,000 in value, depending on the buy-in of the event they won. The Bronze level sponsorship package, which is f
A little over three years ago, Shoma Ishikawa had never really played poker. He had friends who played and might have seen some of it on TV or YouTube. He'd just never given it much thought. That all changed in March 2017 when some of those friends invited the then 22-year-old to play in their game. Now 25, Ishikawa has already done something that many poker players spend their lives dreaming about. On July 19, as the World Series of Poker Online events on GGPoker kicked off, Ishikawa outlasted 2,213 players in Event #34 ($525 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE Six Max) to win his first WSOP bracelet.