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  1. The World Series of Poker Online bracelet events captured the attention of the poker world this weekend but they were by no means the only opportunity for U.S.-based players to take down a big-time tournament. For starters, WSOP.com is running the WSOP.com Online Championships right alongside of the 2020 WSOP. The Online Championships is a month-long series with $6 million in total prize money guaranteed and this weekend the series featured three six-figure prize pools. One of the biggest tournaments of the weekend was the WSOP.com OC #21 ($200,000 Sunday Special Edition) which saw 613 players (384 rebuys) post the $320 buy-in and shatter the guarantee to the tune of a $299,100 prize pool. 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event final tablist Aram ‘X69Podheiser’ Zobian took home the win, adding $43,907.88 to his bankroll. ‘bbqnub1’ finished as the runner-up, earning $32,512.17 while Jason ‘Gunner_Q10’ Gunn shot up to third and walked away with $23,928. Uke ’ooopsmybad’ Dauti took down the $100 buy-in WSOP.com OC#20 ($100,000 Player Appreciation) for a $30,411.99 score. Mike ‘SammyTwizz’ Azzaro captured second place for an $18,750.99 score while ‘betfoldwin’ wrapped up in third place for $13,496.40. The third six-figure prize pool of the day was in the WSOP.com OC #22 ($75,000 Sunday 55). The $75,000 guarantee turned into a $120,500 prize pool as 687 players (1,365 rebuys + 358 add-ons) fired in the $55 buy-in event. Stuart ‘studog’ Gold outlasted the field and banked $28,317.50 with the victory. ‘edypzed’ grabbed $15,062.50 for finishing in second and Francis ‘Specialfx’ Romano grabbed the bronze and $9,881 for their efforts. While WSOP.com was cranking up the prize pools, PokerStars was slashing the buy-ins on their Pennsylvania and New Jersey Sunday Majors to lure in large fields. The PokerStars PA Half Price Sunday Special saw 2,172 entries sieze the opportunity to pay just $50 to take a shot at a five-figure payday. ‘Savant76’ scored the win and took home the $14,730 first-place prize. ‘cowboydollars’ has a few extra bucks thanks to his $10,499.09 score as the runner-up. ‘DaveyJoneLocker’ wrapped up in third place and earned $7,484.12. The PokerStars PA Half Price Sunday High Roller saw a huge boost in attendance this week with 509 players firing the $125 tournament. That’s up from 149 players who played last week with the regular High Roller buy-in of $250. ‘JonCaron215’ took home the bulk of the $58,026 prize pool by claiming the $10,267.58 first-place prize. ‘flipper12x’ finished in second place and took home $7,153.83. And ‘johnnyboat46’ stood on the final step of the podium, earning $4,984.60 for third. In New Jersey, there was a three-way chop in the $100 PokerStars NJ Half Price Sunday Special. Even though ‘zhatka’ was the official winner, earning $6,556.65 it was runner-up ‘HustlersTavern’ who locked up the biggest payday of the tournament, logging off with $7,499.44. Finally, ‘Vote Kanye’ was the third party in the deal, securing $6,841.14 for third place. ‘MyCousinVinny5’ grabbed the gold in the $215 buy-in partypoker NJ Sunday $35K Gtd for $10,280. He was followed by ‘chomeking’, who earned $6,769.38 as the runner-up and ‘Whosyourdoddy’ who fell in third place which was good for $4,883. WSOP.com OC #20 - $100,000 Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,184 (772 rebuys) Prize pool: $179,952 ooopsmybad - $30,411.88 SammyTwizz - $18,750.99 betfoldwin - $13,496.40 WSOP.com OC#21 - $200,000 Sunday Special Edition Buy-in: $320 Entries: 613 (384 rebuys) Prize pool: $299,100 Aram ‘X69Podheiser’ Zobian - $43,907.88 bbqnub1 - $32,512.17 Gunner_Q10 - $23,928 WSOP.com OC #22 - $75,000 Sunday 55 Buy-in: $55 Entries: 687 (1365 rebuys, 358 add-ons) Prize pool: $120,500 studog - $28,317.50 edypzed - $15,062.50 specialfx - $9,881 WSOP.com OC #23 - $20,000 NLH Knockout Buy-in: $75 Entries: 594 Prize pool: $43,174 Robotbob47 - $6,557.76 + $350 halama - $3,470.14 + $225 jmzit2u - $2,267.89 + $125 WSOP.com OC #24 - $20,000 NLH Deepstack Buy-in: $10 Entries: 791 (1676 rebuys, 452 add-ons) Prize pool: $26,562.90 DeionSanders - $6,109.46 c0nky - $3,227.39 yourmotsure - $2,125.03 WSOP.com $15,000 Sunday Kick-Off Buy-in: $50 Entries: 197 (209 rebuys, 109 add-ons) Prize pool: $23,432.50 sports247 - $6,326.77 Proteus99 - $3,690.61 UrNextPrez - $2,108.92 WSOP.com $15,000 Bracelet Warm-up Deepstack Buy-in: $100 Entries: 218 (83 rebuys) Prize pool: $27,391 bendtheknee - $5,259.07 luckyleo1980 - $3,925.13 omarcomin - $2,936.31 WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack Buy-in: $50 Entries: 176 (157 rebuys, 138 add-ons) Prize pool: $21,430.50 liter_a_cola - $5,786.23 SammyTwizz - $3,375.30 ithefuture - $1,928.74 WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday Buy-in: $500 Entries: 151 (115 rebuys) Prize pool: $124,222 WATCHGUY42 - $33,539.94 JefferinoH1 - $19,564.96 hellofriend - $11,179.98 WSOP.com $25,000 WSOP Bracelet Second Chance Deepstack Buy-in: $100 Entries: 401 (235 rebuys) Prize pool: $57,876 dogfacedboy - $9,225.43 Realm - $6,829.36 TIPnTimeBOMB - $5,035.21 PokerStars PA Half Price Sunday Special Buy-in: $50 Entries: 2,172 Prize pool: $98,826 Savant76 - $14,730.96 cowboydollars - $10,499.09 DaveyJoneLocker - $7,484.12 PokerStars PA Half Price Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $125 Entries: 509 Prize pool: $58,026 JonCaron215 - $10,267.58 flipper12x - $7,153.83 johnnyboat46 - $4,984.60 PokerStars PA Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 246 Prize pool: $22,582.80 AFA5671 - $4,357.18 HBGgolfSIM - $3,220.34 5BETCHET - $2,380.22 PokerStars NJ Half Price Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 530 Prize pool: $48,654 zhatka - $6,556.65* HustlersTavern - $7,499.44* Vote Kanye - $6,841.14* PokerStars NJ Half Price Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $250 Entries: 70 Prize pool: $16,310 insatiable - $4,893 iFoldN0T - $3,262 monkeyman067 - $2,446.50 partypoker NJ Sunday $35K GTD Buy-in: $215 Entries: 257 Prize pool: $51,400 MyCousinVinny5 - $10,280 chromeking - $6,769.38 Whosyourdoddy - $4,883
  2. In less than a week, the 2020 World Series of Poker gets underway as U.S.-based players in Nevada and New Jersey enjoy a schedule of 31 online gold bracelet events to vie for on WSOP.com beginning on July 1. The lure of winning a WSOP bracelet, even online, is likely to bring out large fields of players who may not play regularly on the site. Some of which will travel in from out of state, looking to get set up for the very first time. While others may be firing up an old account, one they haven’t played on since last year. But with a little planning ahead, players can ensure that their main focus during the WSOP is on the tournaments and not on the details it takes to play. Know Your (Deposit) Limits In both Nevada and New Jersey funding a WSOP.com account is, for the most part, pretty straight forward. Methods such as e-Check ACH, credit cards, and PayPal are routine methods for payment for most poker players. Caesars also offers PayNearMe, a 24/7 method where you can bring cash into any participating 7-11 store, and Play+, a stand-alone Ceasars payment card that acts as a wallet for Ceasars gaming, as additional options to fund your WSOP.com account. “We always encourage larger deposits to deposit through cash at the cage,” said Danielle Barille, Director for WSOP Online Poker. A larger deposit might include tens of thousands of dollars as it will take a minimum bankroll of just over $23,000 for a player who plans on grinding every bracelet event on WSOP.com, not including any reentries. Bringing cash to the cage is only available in Nevada and is limited to either Caesars Palace or Harrah’s Casino. But there’s no limit to the amount that can be put online when doing this and it is credited immediately. “This is the most effective way to deposit large sums of money.” So, a player in Nevada can grab a mask, which is now mandatory in all casinos and public places in Nevada, and in one-stop fund their account for the entire summer. The New Jersey Difference In New Jersey though, there may be some planning ahead that needs to be done. For each of the deposit methods, outside of cash at the cage in Nevada, there are deposit limits. Some of these deposit limits are daily, some are weekly and they vary from method to method and from player to player. The aforementioned PayNearMe has a daily deposit limit of $500 while PayPal’s upper limit can be in the thousands. “There are transaction limits on each deposit method, and these are different for each player, set by payment processors,” Barielle said. “For players in New Jersey, the most effective method for most players will be ACH.” She also added that for players in both states PayPal and Play+ should also be viable options. Test Your Geolocation Another potential stumbling block for players who are making the journey from out of state is geolocation and having a unique IP address form which to play. Geolocation is how an online poker operator ensures that you are inside the boundaries of the regulated state in order to play. For most players, this won’t be an issue. The technology has been refined since U.S.-based online operators began using it back in 2013 making it easy to log on almost anywhere inside the state. However, players who live right on the edge of a state and plan to just cross the border and play some poker should make a test run ahead of their first event to see how deep into the state they’ll need to go in order to safely log on. Caesars Properties Newly Whitelisted The larger issue for traveling players may be sharing an IP address. “Per regulations, multiple players from the same IP are unable to join the same tournament, SNGs, or cash games,” Barielle explained. This can pose problems for players who are all looking to battle for a bracelet while staying in the same house and sharing a wi-fi connection. That also goes for players who opt to stay in a hotel that uses a single IP address for their customers. There is good news for players who plan on staying at a Caesars property on either coast. “We were recently granted approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and NJ Department of Gaming Enforcement to whitelist Caesars properties IPs to allow for players from the same IP to join MTTs,” Barille said. That’s big for the WSOP who have, for years, heard complaints about the single IP regulation. While it’s unlikely to solve the issue for their customers entirely, as many players travel and stay in AirBnBs, it should make it so players in Nevada or New Jersey should be able to have no problem logging on and playing from a Caesars hotel room. Create A Hotspot However, for players at non-Caesars properties, they could encounter the shared IP problem. One workaround for this is to use a mobile phone as a hot spot. The phone’s own network will generate an IP for a player to log on to the online site. If the online site does not check the credentials again, a switch to the larger wi-fi network is then possible. A player could also use the phone’s generated wi-fi to play out the tournament however the dangers are the strength of the signal from the phone and, of course, it will tax a phone with a limited data plan. Booking A Win One final thing to keep in mind when it comes to getting money on and off of WSOP.com is how to take your money off the site. The WSOP.com online bracelet events are expected to have some of the largest fields in the site's history, many providing six-figure paydays. U.S. players who dabble in unregulated markets may be used to withdraw limits but that’s not the case for the World Series of Poker. “There are currently no withdrawal limits in place. A player who wishes to withdrawal simply needs to request it through the client,” Barielle said. “We also require document verification when requesting a withdrawal. This includes uploading of documents to verify all accounts used for depositing.” Don’t be surprised when right after a win, it takes a little bit of time to get that money offline. It is mandatory to confirm a player's identification, especially if it is a new account. So, this year, spend the time you would have spent in line registering for your third bullet in the Big 50 to get your online affairs in order so that come July 1 all you need to do is grind.
  3. It was 5 a.m. on an East Coast Monday morning and 29-year-old New Jersey native Frank Marasco was about to see daylight. “I don’t remember exactly but it was definitely over an hour we were playing three-handed with this huge jump from third to first,” Marasco said. “Then it happened really fast where we just played this huge pot where I had aces against ace-deuce for, I think, 85% of the total chips.” The tournament in question was the recent $525 WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event, the second-largest online ring event the World Series of Poker held all year. And, indeed, the pay jumps at the final table were steep. After JJ Liu bowed out in third place for over $44,000, Marasco was left in control and on the verge of the win. Two hands later, the tournament was over. Thomas ‘OtB_RedBaron’ Lim grabbed roughly $67,000 as the runner-up and before Marasco logged off, it dawned on him that he just locked up a career-high, six-figure score of $127,535 and his second career WSOP Circuit ring. “There was no time to even feel the pressure because of the way the tournament ended was so fortunate for me. It was cool because I had already been on a really good run and you’re thinking ‘I’ll probably cool off a bit before it gets better.’ So to win that tournament was crazy.” It’s true, Marasco, who plays on WSOP.com under his screen name ’spaghettiii’, has indeed been on a bit of a sun run. His Main Event win was his third cash of the Online Finale series. He also made several final tables of the recently completed WSOP.com Spring Online Championships, and in late May he took down the WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday in back-to-back weeks. When you start to rack up results like these in the regulated online poker market in the United States, both players and the poker media begin to take notice. And when it comes to poker, this is new territory for Marasco who admits that he has always enjoyed poker as his “solitary retreat”, a solo activity where he embraced anonymity. That anonymity is in stark contrast to what Marasco spends his time on when he’s away from the felt. For years, while grinding away as a full-time poker player, Marasco has also been grinding stage time in the New York improv scene. For over five years now, right up until the start of the 2020 pandemic, Marasco had been taking classes with and performing on the stages of the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. The UCB Theater has a reputation as one of the most celebrated improv schools in the country. “There was this pursuit of being able to play poker full time and being a part of UCB going on at the same time. It was weird because they’re such different things.” Marasco said. “For me, poker was always a very solitary thing. If you’re studying or playing online, even when you play live, it’s a very individual pursuit. And then comedy and improv, it is very community-oriented. So I would find there was this constant tug of war going on, where it was if I wanted to play this tournament slate I couldn’t just hang out with comedians and vice versa.” It might seem like poker and improv are completely polarized activities. The button clicking of online poker sessions looks to have little in common with performing in front of an audience without a script. But the communities, and the skills required to succeed in each, do have some commonalities. Both have dedicated fans and ‘players’ who thoroughly immerse themselves in the lifestyle in pursuit of greatness. They hover around the same level as pop culture touchstones, with in-the-know references in books, television, and films that try to give the outside world a glimpse into the nuances of each world. Poker has Rounders. Improv has Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice. And both demand a great deal of dedication before one can really get good. Not only do each of the subcultures have some crossover, in addition to Marasco there’s been a number of high profile poker players that have dipped their toes into improv. Vanessa Selbst and Mike Binger have been known to take classes at UCB in the past. Back in 2012, Phil Galfond blogged about his extensive involvement in improv. Just last month, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates tweeted out about looking to take improv classes. While both poker and improv take a ton of dedication in order to develop elite skills, Marasco, who has found success in both has always been willing to put in the work. Even from the beginning. Like many his age, the inception of his poker career dated back to 2003 and the WSOP on ESPN. “I was one of those people who watched the ’03 World Series of Poker and was like, this is cool,” Marasco said. “And then I had a group of friends who on Friday nights we’d just hang out and play poker.” The middle-school-aged Marasco began to switch his free-time focus from playing as the Master Chief in Halo to playing poker. But while his friends continued to get better on the Xbox, Marasco dove deeper into cards. By the time Marasco was a freshman in college, he’d studied for years. It was just before Black Friday when the money and action in the U.S. were at an all-time high, but Marasco wasn’t ready to turn pro just yet. “I think it was Barry Greenstein who talked a lot about ‘having a life’ and so at that period, I became more interested in having experiences. After playing a lot during my freshman year, my sophomore year I did this international school in Prague. It’s ironic because I could have been going to a casino and playing but I was just like, I would rather just be 19 and go to the bar with people. So I kind of put poker on the back burner.” He continued his studies, got his degree from Boston University, and moved to Los Angeles. In L.A. Marasco found himself working a number of odd jobs from being a production assistant on film sets to working in a pizzeria. And occasionally, heading to The Bike for cash games. That’s also where he started taking classes at UCB. A move from L.A. to New York saw Marasco, diving even deeper into both poker and improv. There would be days of solitary sessions of grinding online, then nights of performing comedy on stage in the NY improv scene. Some Sundays he’d be making deep runs in the biggest tournaments NJ had to offer, other Sundays he’d be performing on-stage for a hundred people at the UCB. “One thing I know for sure, in a weird way, I developed a work ethic to a level I didn’t think I had in me from improv. We spent so much time practicing and doing it. So much so that I was like ‘wow, you can get really good at a thing very fast if you do it a lot and are very immersed in it’.” Marasco did immerse himself in it, at one point he tracked that he performed well over 100 shows in a single year. “Watching Frank perform improv you’re struck by how quick he is to observe and react to the reality taking place on stage,” said Ernest Myers, a poker enthusiast and UCB performer based in New York. “For as funny and laid back as he is, he has this side to him that’s very analytical, very studious and he applies that same discipline to both poker and improv.” The work ethic he took away from improv is one that helped Marasco take his next step in poker. He was working as a mailroom manager in New York, trying to find a way to play poker, perform comedy, and just stay awake during the day. He would plan to take naps on the subway just to try and catch up on sleep. But poker was increasingly profitable and Marasco was performing regularly on stage at UCB. Something had to give. It’s been roughly three years that Marasco quit his job and started playing for a living. And until recently, he’d been keeping a low profile not branching out into the poker community the same as he did in improv. But a pair of runner up finishes in the 2018 Borgata Spring Poker Open raised some eyebrows. While another pair of deep runs in World Poker Tour side events had some on the East Coast taking notice as well. “I never thought of myself as being a poker player that anyone would care about figuring out what his screen name was or following or even interviewing. All of a sudden people I don’t know would chat to me using my real name. It’s surreal, I guess is the best way I could describe it. I don’t even think I’m famous at all, just the fact that anyone even cares about me and poker is surreal,” he said. “I think it is actually good and I’ve been trying to get more into the actual community because I’ve not been part of the poker community socially at all for a long time. And it’s kind of weird.” As for what’s next for Marasco, in his pursuits of both poker and improv, well…he’s planning on playing it by ear. One thing is for sure, Marasco will be setting up shop in New Jersey to battle for a WSOP bracelet in July and, should travel restrictions ease, he’ll travel to chase a bracelet on GGPoker through the beginning of September. As for improv, the current conditions don’t offer any timeline for when he might return to the stage. “I love improv and it’s still so fun for me but I think I’m kind of just waiting to see what happens.”
  4. It was another busy Sunday for U.S. regulated online poker this week with no shortage of options for players to compete for healthy paydays across the board. Players in Pennsylvania and New Jersey turned to their respective PokerStars clients to participate in the ongoing Summer Series while WSOP.com provided some of the biggest prize pools of the weekend. The $320 buy-in WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday nearly doubled it’s already hefty guarantee this week as 641 entries boosted the prize pool to $192,300. Long time grinder and World Poker Tour champion Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young shipped the event for a $47,113.50 payday. ‘dunningkrugr’ had two podium finishes on the day and finished as the runner-up in this one, taking home $26,441.25 for second place. Steven ‘Resilient85’ Watson claimed the bronze, adding $16,153.20 to his bankroll. The WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday nearly broke the six-figure prize pool mark as well when 196 players posted their $500 buy-in to create a $91,532 prize pool. U.S. top-ten ranked Daniel ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig took down the tournament and added $25,628.86 to his over $1.4 million in career online earnings. ‘Israelavital’ fell in second place, taking home $14,828.18. ‘dunningkrugr’ made the top three in back-to-back tournaments, earning $8,512.47 for third place and finishing the day just $7 short of $35,000 in total earnings. The PokerStars Summer Series was running in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey this weekend giving players a plethora of tournaments to choose from. ‘aldirch801’ outlasted the 1,041 runners in the PokerStars PA Summer Series Sunday Special (Event #12) to take home the $16,330.11 first-place prize. ‘AlasPoorYorick!‘ lived long enough to see second place, which was good for $11,655.88. ‘TheStrider124’ also walked away with a nice payday, turning their $100 buy-in into an $8,319.57 paycheck. The $250 buy-in PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller also did big business as 123 players created a prize pool of $28,659. ‘TurkTerminator’ eliminated the competition, picked up the victory, and $6,382.49 for their efforts. ‘AshyL4rry22’ was back at a PA final table, finishing in second place for $4,627.45 while ‘love2playpoker’ likely loved earning $3,355.06 for climbing into third. Over in New Jersey, the PokerStars NJ Summer Series Sunday Special (Event #13) saw 239 runners build a prize pool of $45,000. Garden State grinder ‘JinYangPP’ picked up the win and $8,661.04 for first, one of two major final table for them on Sunday. ‘chinoloco121’ fell just one place short of the title, taking home $6,462.02 for second place and ‘xaverian412’ fell in third place, earning $4,821.43. Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo picked up another career victory by taking down the PokerStars NJ Summer Series $75 NLHE (Event #12). He bested the 306 entries to add the $3,919.21 to his impressive $3.3 million in career online earnings. ‘BrigBeast06’ fell in second place for $2,824.08 while 'StephGod30' hit a trey for $2,035.08. WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday Buy-in: $320 Entries: 411 (230 rebuys) Prize pool: $192,300 Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young - $47,113.50 dunningkrugr - $26,441.25 Steven ‘Resilient85’ Watson - $16,153.20 vagab0nd - $12,307.20 circleball - $10,384.20 dusty4 - $8,461.20 thewholefunk - $6,345.90 pocket10z - $4,230.60 maddogmark25 - $2,788.35 WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 116 (80 rebuys) Prize pool: $91,532 Daniel ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig - $25,628.96 Israelavital - $14,828.18 dunningkrugr - $8,512.47 ParxBigStax - $6,681.83 Art.Vandelay - $5,766.51 ShadowFiend1 - $4,851.19 WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Deepstack Buy-in: $50 Entries: 199 (159 rebuys) Prize pool: $23,068.50 beastro - $6,228.49 ppp37 - $3,633.28 phatdaddy - $2,076.16 armNhammer - $1,614.79 protential - $1,384.11 LearnToSwim - $1,153.42 Kvitka - $876.60 davec933 - $553.64 GreenMonster - $392.16 WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday [KO] Buy-in: $100 Entries: 231 Prize pool: $21,714 beastro - $4,223.83 + $250 in bounties M.A.O.L.I - $2,470.54 + $200 in bounties AA_QTIP_KK - $1,410.60 + 150 in bounties pedr023 - $1,083.85 + $75 in bounties gamblegamble - $924.46 + $300 in bounties TIPnTimeBOMB - $765.07 + $200 in bounties pokermaster8 - $573.80 + $75 in bounties jenny1122 - $382.53 + $75 in bounties hagzzz021 -$270.96 + $75 in bounties PokerStars PA $75 NLHE [6-Max] Summer Series Event #11 Buy-in: $75 Entries: 346 Prize pool: $23,614.50 BlackBerlioz - $4,431.48 MR.20InchArms - $3,193.24 yaboylenny - $2,301.10 KERMIT_the_FROG - $1,658.21 RealizeRealLiez - $1,194.93 ZDUBZX - $861.09 PokerStars PA $100 NLHE [Sunday Special SE] Summer Series Event #12 Buy-in: $100 Entires: 1,041 Prize pool: 100,000 aldrich801 - $16,330.11 AlasPoorYorick! - $11,655.88 TheStrider124 - $8,319.57 phillythekid724 - $5,938.24 LZRM1111 - $4,238.51 NAAAARD - $3,025.30 alphanomasker - $2,159.36 ScottScottF - $1,541.27 bdlybldngpkrplr - $1,100.11 PokerStars PA $75 NLHE [8-Max, PKO] Summer Series Event #14 Buy-in: $75 Entries: 438 Prize pool: $29,893.50 OT_gR1d - $2,310.71 + $2,911.37 in bounties HodorHodorHodor - $2,310.49 + $995.50 in bounties Deuce9off - $1,394.42 + $491.79 in bounties bigdoritoTito - $1,004.75 + $172.63 in bounties DJHSMHBDH - $723.97 + $505.07 in bounties Pennny619 - $521.66 + $126.81 in bounties Heavyhev327 - $375.88 + $541.33 in bounties AndrewYang2020 - $270.84 + $59.68 in bounties PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $250 Entries: 123 Prize pool: $28,659 TurkTerminator - $6,382.49 AshyL4rry22 - $4,627.45 love2playpoker - $3,355.06 rrobmsm1992 - $2,432.53 Quakers1991 - $1,763.67 bwb5026 - $1,278.72 PokerStars PA Nightly Stars NLHE Buy-in: $100 Entries: 219 Prize pool: $20,104.20 fredsandfor886 - $3,931.71 GTOThanos_PB - $2,908.10 md429 - $2,151.11 TryptophanMan - $1,591.17 wnunley - $1,176.98 jackspratt33 - $870.61 Manimal7985 - $643.98 A Frequent ? - $476.35 MDeals - $352.36 PokerStars NJ $75 NLHE [6-Max] Summer Series Event #12 Buy-in: $75 Entires: 306 Prize pool: $20,884.50 Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo - $3,919.21 BrigBeast06 - $2,824.08 StephGod30 - $2,035.08 nuttedd - $1,466.51 TiltedHard - $1,056.79 JETSgoJETS - $761.54 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special SE Summer Series Event #13 Buy-in: $200 Entries: 239 Prize pool: $45,000 JinYangPP - $8,661.04 chinoloco121 - $6,462.02 xaverian412 - $4,821.43 Stonniepokes - $3,597.36 sublion - $2,684.07 matt glantz - $2,002.63 Marshy7777 - $1,494.20 D.Drumpf - $1,114.85 Skrelnick - $831.81 PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 24 Prize pool: $11,280 Pokeher299 - $5,640 JinYangPP - $3,384 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $2,256 partypoker Sunday $35K GTD No Limit Hold’em Buy-in: $215 Entries: 167 Prize pool: $35,000 ($1,600 overlay) Jonuzi - $7,455 RiverMan - $5,075 wheels4920 - $3,815 BigDickRick - $3,150 Jeremyd2 - $2,695 FellateMe - $2,310 treetrap - $1,925 supremetny - $1,575 Allyoucaneat - $1,225
  5. When World Series of Poker officials announced in mid-April that the 2020 WSOP was being postponed due to the uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, they promised that players would be playing for "WSOP glory from their homes" this summer. That promise was met last week when the WSOP announced a total of 85 online bracelet events with 31 set for WSOP.com for players in Nevada and New Jersey, and another 54 for players outside of the United States to be battled for on GGPoker.com. The response from some of the poker community wasn't all that positive with a large number of complaints focused on the fact that these events will award each winner a WSOP bracelet. "My reasoning is likely separate from many others as I was indifferent to holding (a bracelet) until I learned of the significance it has with friends I love who love the game," said Brandon Shack-Harris, who won a bracelet in 2014 and another in 2016. "I realized that some people go their whole lives dreaming of realizing what I was lucky to stumble onto, and had been taking for granted." Shack-Harris took to Twitter to tell the story of how Chad Brown being awarded an honorary WSOP bracelet before his passing in 2014 and subsequently learning how much the bracelet meant to Brown forced to him to better recognize and appreciate the personal significance of the award. The history behind and prestige of the bracelet is front of mind for Shack-Harris and others who fear that WSOP executives aren't keeping that in mind as they make decisions. "The WSOP does a fantastic job with some things like holding tournaments for an inordinate number of participants and incorporating all types of game formats," said Shack-Harris. "I don't think the entity itself cares much about poker overall, and there are frequently sloppy executions of various aspects of the series that have demonstrated this assumption." Shack-Harris lists the increasing number of reentry events, smaller buy-in events, and WSOP Europe and WSOP Asia-Pacific as evidence that the WSOP has sacrificed the value of a bracelet. He believes the WSOP should follow examples from major sporting championships like tennis' Wimbledon or golf's The Masters in regards to the exclusivity of the titles. "Not every player is going to agree with every business decision you make. But we are guided by the simple principle that we want the WSOP to mean as much as it can to as many people around the world as possible not the same as it once did to a few," said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP. "Our mission and our opportunity is to present the poker world to the rest of the world and paint the game in a positive light." Not all players believe the decision to turn to online poker in light of the unprecedented circumstances created by the pandemic is a bad direction. Mike Leah, who won a WSOP bracelet in 2014 at WSOP APAC, thinks the pandemic provided a catalyst for Series officials to expand their offering. "The thing that it really did for them is it gave them an urgency to find a partner outside of the US which I think is amazing because instead of being forced to play on WSOP.com, there's another avenue for WSOP prize pools and bracelets and that's probably the biggest positive that came out of this," said Leah. The postponement of the 2020 WSOP live series came with a caveat that organizers were targeting the fall to host some form a live event in 2020. Shack-Harris believes that adding 85 bracelet events without solidifying plans for the live series sets a dangerous precedent. "I think there will likely still be a live series later in the year, and offering up 85 online events for a bracelet with no transparency regarding the potential of a live format going or not going bothers me more than anything else," said Shack-Harris. "If people make arrangements to play online because they feel this is their only shot at a bracelet this year, and then a postponed series shows up out of the blue, I think it's somewhat deceitful, but probably great business." Despite their intentions to hold a live event in Las Vegas this year, Stewart isn't sure how that can happen as the coronavirus situation changes frequently. Current Nevada gaming regulations limit the number of players at a table to no more than six and not all poker rooms are even open. Travel restrictions in place would also significantly limit the number of players who could attend from outside of the United States. "We have no concrete pathway to the offline event. We have a partner who is absolutely all-in. We have the opportunity to organize massive prize pools, deliver buzz and energy for the industry, and perhaps most of all, engage an entirely new segment of players," Stewart argued. "I’m looking at WSOP Online as the biggest ever marketing vehicle for international players and the only failure will be if we can’t convert many of them to playing WSOP Las Vegas when we’re back in session." The online series puts the lack of online poker regulation in the United States into the spotlight once again. Only players physically located in Nevada or New Jersey will be able to play the bracelet events on WSOP.com and GGPoker does not accept players from the United States. Pennsylvania has had regulated gaming, including poker, available since last summer, but Stewart indicated the company is still in the development process of getting up and running in that state and was unable to give a timeline for their launch there. This leaves a large percentage of the United States on the outside, unable to play without traveling and Leah believes a high number of the complaints are coming from players who simply can't play. "I think if you went through the people that have negative feedback or complaints about this, probably at least 80% of them are from people who are not in New Jersey or Nevada or the rest of the world or somewhere where they can play," said Leah. "I'd be disappointed as well, but people have been disappointed about unregulated poker in the US for a long time so this is just something that brings it to the forefront again." The complete GGPoker event schedule has not been posted, but it is expected to include only Hold'em and Omaha event. The 31-event schedule from WSOP.com also includes only those two games. The lack of mixed games - traditionally a staple of the WSOP schedule - has also upset many players that feel the online product isn't a proper reflection of the history of the Series. "I'm disappointed too and you best believe you may see even more mixed games at the next live WSOP," said Stewart. "But while much of the summer schedule will feel familiar to the spirit of WSOP at the Rio, this is WSOP Online, and online is dominated by flop games. If we gave GGPoker a little more time to develop, who knows. But we are not going to ask them to rush a new unproven derivative to the market in time for the summer." Some in the industry have made the suggestion that the bracelets awarded this summer shouldn't be held in the same regard as events won in a live tournament. The argument is similar to the one that people made when Caesars expanded the tournament offering to Europe with bracelet events in 2007 and Asia-Pacific in 2013. Rob Yong, owner of the Dusk Till Dawn cardroom in England and partypoker partner, floated the idea of awarding silver bracelets for events not held in Las Vegas. "I understand the argument, the sentiment of it, but I also know that a lot fewer people would play," said Leah. "With bracelets, they'll be even bigger but if you take them away you're going to lose some of the interest and obviously the prize pools will be smaller and make people not want to play as much. I think a lot fewer people will play. If it's a bracelet event I know I'm going to do my best to play every single event." Leah, who lives in Canada, has already begun the search for full-time childcare for his one-year-old son to ensure he can play as many of the 54 events as possible. Stewart thinks any attempt to diminish any bracelet win is going to be difficult given the expected turnout for the online events and feels comparison of various events and eras isn't worth the headache. "The relative value of bracelets is not up to me to determine; large fields vs high rollers, Europe fields vs 1990’s Binion’s," Stewart said while indicating the bracelet design for these 85 events is a differentiating factor. "But I have my strong point of view on this series. Based upon the numbers we project for most of the events, these will statistically be some of the hardest bracelets to win, ever. And the prize pools will be such that it will be very difficult to try and diminish the accomplishment." The original 2020 WSOP schedule had a total of 101 events, with 14 of them being played exclusively on WSOP.com. A sevenfold increase in the number of online events is a gigantic leap with huge revenue opportunities for the WSOP. Leah doesn't think the online events will ever be able to replace or replicate the summer camp, bucket list feel that the live tournament series is famous for. "I don't think anything's ever going to change the annual WSOP in Vegas every summer because that's everyone's favorite thing of the year. But adding to it, maybe an online bracelet series at some point in the year on WSOP.com and GG ends up being an annual thing and I could see that as being a pretty positive thing." Going from 85 online events this year to a smaller number next year goes against the WSOP's previous expansion online. Since launching online events in 2015, the total number of them on the schedule has gone from one (2015, 2016) to three (2017) to four (2018), to nine (2019) with 14 originally scheduled for 2020. Stewart believes the unique set of circumstances presented to them this year doesn't mean they'll end up with a similar schedule once a full schedule can be played live in Las Vegas. "I don’t foresee we’ll have this number of online events again. But there certainly is a place for online bracelets on an every year basis," Stewart said. "I am optimistic this year will be huge, and then we can evaluate. Everything we do is on a year to year basis to test the reception. The same players against the idea of a vast online series now may be demanding it in the future."
  6. Although there has been some discussion of live poker venues reopening in the United States, this weekend the real action remained online. Online grinders across New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania enjoyed some of the largest prize pools of the summer over the weekend, including the over $500,000 up for grabs in the Main Event of the WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit. New Jersey’s Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco outlasted the 718 players (391 rebuys) of the $525 buy-in WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event to take home a career-high score of $127,535 and a spot in the WSOP Online Global Casino Championship. This is Marasco’s second Circuit win of the year, having captured a gold ring during the WSOP Circuit live event in Atlantic City back in March. Thomas ‘OtB_RedBaron’ Lim finished in second place and earned the $67,372.75 second-place prize. ‘artiliu’ wrapped up in third place which was good for $44,360. In other WSOP.com action, ‘Andrewbull88’ topped the 605 entries of the WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday to take home $45,375 for first. Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio made multiple major final tables on Sunday, and here he finished in second place for $25,410. Kyle ‘Kdruck’ Draucker fell in third place and earned $15,427.50. Jon ‘jetsfan14’ Borenstein also grabbed a piece of a six-figure prize pool after he took down the WSOP.com Weekly Sunday Six Max for $28,767.20. ‘dudeguydrew’ settled for second place and $16,643.88 while Zachary ‘lovepuddle’ Schwartz wrapped up in third place for $9,554.82 Pennsylvania offered a six-figure prize pool of its own as 1,162 entries piled into the PokerStars PA Sunday Special to create a $106,671 prize pool. ‘mysticnoori’ went the distance, earning $16,861.38 for first. PASCOOP title winner ‘BirdBrain64’ grabbed second place and $12,122.58. And ‘WHATWHYNO’ took home the bronze and $68,716.24 for their efforts. There was a three-way deal in the $200 buy-in PokerStars NJ Sunday Special that saw Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo get the official win and $7,758.92. ’jgoons11’ took slightly less, banking $7,249.02 for second and ‘Force O Will’ locked up $7,165.69 for third. In the partypoker NJ Sunday $35K GTD, Sridhar 'sri100k' Sangannagari topped the field of 229 runners and took home $9,160 for first. ‘maniacalmonk’ finished in second place for $6,031.86. And ‘schaf4206’ climbed into third place, earning $4,351. WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event Buy-in: $525 Entries: 718 Prize pool: $554,500 Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco - $127,535 Thomas 'OtB_RedBaron' Lim - $67,371.75 artiliu - $44,360 Mr_Foodles - $33,270 Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $27,725 Zdvol632 - $22,180 TheRounder89 - $16,080.50 Bagelbud - $9,981 bella0827 - $7,208.50 WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday Buy-in: $320 Entries: 605 Prize pool: $181,500 Andrewbull88 - $45,375 Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio - $25,410 Kdruck - $15,427.50 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 220 Prize pool: $102,740 jetsfan14 - $28,767.20 dudeguydrew - $16,643.88 lovepuddle - $9,554.82 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $50 Entires: 396 Prize pool: $25,525.50 Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio - $6,764.25 Ian ‘apokerjoker2’ Steinman - $3,956.45 AntoVegas - $2,259 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [KO] Buy-in: $100 Entires: 240 Prize pool: $22,560 IQ84. - $4,388 + $325 in bounties DontBluffMe1 - $2,566 + $225 in bounties deemsta - $1,465.56 + $200 in bounties PokerStars PA Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,162 Prize pool: $106,671.60 mysticnoori - $16,861.38 BirdBrain64 - $12,122.58 WHATWHYNO - $8,716.24 PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 135 Prize pool: $31,455 TurkTerminator - $6,652.05 TeamVillage - $4,858.31 wolfofbrdst - $3,548.31 PokerStars PA Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 242 Prize pool: $22,215.60 AlwaysE4 - $4,286.29 Prixzky7 - $3,2167.98 SammmyTheTank - $2,341.52 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 255 Prize pool: $47,430 Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo - $7,758.92* jgoons11 - $7,249.02* Force O Will - $7,165.69* partypoker Sunday $35K GTD Buy-in: $215 Entries: 229 Prize pool: $45,800 Sridhar 'sri100k' Sangannagari - $9,160 maniacalmonk - $6,031.86 schaf4206 - $4,351
  7. The World Poker Tour and partypoker have tabled their hand with their summer plans. On Friday, the two premier poker brands announced the first-ever WPT World Online Championships, a nearly two-month-long online series that offers players a shot at becoming a WPT champion while guaranteeing $100,000,000 million in total prize money. Just weeks removed from the successful conclusion of the record-setting WPT Online Championship series, the World Poker Tour and partypoker have teamed up once again. The WPT World Online Championships will take place from July 17-September 8 and hold 12 WPT Online Championship events. Five of the 12 events will be considered full-featured WPT Main Tour Events. The winners of those tournaments will earn all the same perks as a player who has gone the distance in a live event. This includes membership in the WPT Champions Club, a $15,000 seat to the Season XVIII WPT Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, and the player's name engraved on the WPT Trophy. The $10M Gtd Main Event, which kicks off on August 29, has a $10,300 buy-in and two starting flights, each with a single re-entry available. The tournament will take five days to play out and, as the tournament progresses, has a structure close to that of a live event with levels at the final table extended to 60 minutes each. The other four WPT Champions Club tournaments each have a $3,200 buy-in and a $3 million guarantee over a variety of NLHE formats. “The WPT World Online Championships brings together the World Poker Tour and partypoker together once more for what will be the largest series in both of our histories,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour in a press release. “The spectacle on display during the WPT Online Series will be heightened once more come July with another major milestone for the World Poker Tour. Five WPT Champions crowned in a single series is a first for the WPT in 18 seasons and we look forward to welcoming them all into the WPT Champions Club.” The full schedule is packed with No-Limit Hold’em events including 8-Max, 6-Max, and Knockout tournaments. For variety, there is also a Pot Limit Omaha, PLO Hi-Lo, as well as Heads Up tournament. Most of the events also have three tiers of buy-ins. For each of the Main Events, there is a Mini and a Micro version of the events. In addition to the Main Event, there are a pair of tournaments aimed at pleasing the biggest names in the game. The $25,500 High Roller on September 5 guarantees $10 million while the $102,000 Super High Roller has a $5 million guarantee. Also of note, on July 29, the WPT is holding a one-off WPT Shooting Stars for Charity PKO tournament with a $1,100. “This is a true series for players across the board,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “Limited re-entries, buy-ins at all levels, and five ways to become a WPT Champion are all highlights of the first-ever WPT World Online Championships.” With no live World Series of Poker taking place in Las Vegas this summer, the race to fill the void with online offerings is on. The WPT World Online Championships will go head-to-head with the recently announced World Series of Poker online schedule which kicks off on July 1. Like the WPT, the World Series of Poker was forced to adjust to the times. They pivoted to offer 31 gold bracelet events for players in the United States on the WSOP.com platform and another 54 bracelet events on through their partnership with GGPoker which concludes on September 6. Between the two series, there will be no shortage of online titles to battle for this summer and the industry is still awaiting a potential announcement from PokerStars as to what they may have planned. “I’m delighted that we have been able to partner with the WPT to revive the WPT World Championships and bring the series online for the first time,” said partypoker Managing Director, Tom Waters. “We want to give the festival more of a live event feel, so the tournaments will be structured as such, including single re-entry for all No Limit Hold’em event, freezeouts, limited late registration, and limited Day 1’s. Due to popular demand, players will be able to see each other’s real names at the tables.” WPT World Online Championships Schedule [table id=55 /] * bold events indicate Main Tour events. For a Full Festival schedule of events, click here.
  8. After having to postpone the 2020 World Series of Poker due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, WSOP officials promised poker players they would soon have a solution so that would "allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes." On Monday, the WSOP took the first step towards fulfilling that promise. The WSOP has announced 31 events for players in the regulated American markets served by WSOP.com and 54 events on GGPoker for players located outside of the United States. Before being postponed, the 2020 WSOP was scheduled to award 101 bracelets including 14 that were going to be played on WSOP.com for players in New Jersey and Nevada. "It wouldn't be summer without WSOP," said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP. "While we are thrilled to be reopening our venues and optimistic about future offline events, we couldn't be more excited about deepening our relationship with GGPoker and watching some history unfold online this summer." This marks the first time that players located outside of the United States have been able to compete for a WSOP bracelet online. Players inside Nevada borders first played for a WSOP bracelet in 2015. In 2018, players in New Jersey played in bracelet events alongside their Nevada-based colleagues following the intra-state merger of player pools in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. "There's nothing in the world like winning a WSOP bracelet," said Daniel Negreanu, who joined GGPoker as an ambassador earlier this year. "Bringing this experience online will open the door for a new generation of poker players to feel the rush of competing for the game's biggest prize." WSOP.com is currently not available in Pennsylvania. Stewart also indicated that PokerCentral, owner of PokerGO and the official streaming partner of the WSOP, will also be involved in creating content including live streams, highlight packages as well as "virtual bracelet ceremonies" with interviews with each winner. The decision to partner with GGPoker for the WSOP bracelet events just weeks after the conclusion of the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series on the growing online poker site which awarded $6,728,197.80 over 18 ring events and nearly $128 million over 498 events scheduled around those ring events. WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events 2020 The WSOP.com online bracelet events kick-off on July 1 with one event each day through the month of July culminating with the $1,000 buy-in Championship event on Friday, July 31. There are six other events with a $1,000 buy-in as well as a $1,500 and a $3,200 High Roller event. According to a press release, WSOP.com players will also be able to win their share of $100,000 to be awarded to top performers in July's bracelet events. [table id=49 /] GGPoker Online WSOP Bracelet Events 2020 Players who are able to play on GGPoker will begin chasing bracelets on July 19. The event schedule for the WSOP bracelet events on GGPoker has not been announced but the company indicated they plan to "unveil its bracelet schedule on a rolling basis". The final event concludes on September 6. "With over $100M in guarantees during the WSOPC Super Series in May, it's clear that GGPoker and the WSOP make a good pair," said Steve Preiss, GGPoker's head of Poker Operations. "We're excited to create bracelet events that the community will embrace, as well as innovative programming with PokerGO." Buy-ins are expected to be similar to those offered by GGPoker in the WSOP Super Circuit Online where buy-ins ranged from $50 up to $25,000.
  9. It's time for another look at the legal U.S. online poker scene, with results from WSOP.com, PokerStars, and partypoker across Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Memorial Day Weekend didn't slow down the online poker action around the U.S., as several big prizes were won on the virtual felt. Leading the way was Giusseppe 'Pantalette' Pantaleo's victory in the WSOP.com Money May Series Main Event that earned Pantaleo almost $60,000. Other big results were had by Nick 'Maggs' Olivieri and David 'dehhhhh' Coleman. The WSOP.com Money May Series Main Event drew a field of 494 entries and 254 entries to create a prize pool of $374,000. Pantaleo finished on top and took home $59,615.60. He beat Jonathan 'jonmon101' Miller in heads-up play, and then Gordon 'Gmoney227' Eng took third and Josh 'YoelRomero' King placed fourth. All of the top four finishers picked up more than $20,000 in prize money. In the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation, a field of 1,027 entries and 696 entries generated a $158,516 prize pool. Winning the event for $34,080.94 was Olivieri. Ari 'philivey' Engel took fourth for $9,035.41. Also of note, 'TheDawn' placed seventh in the event for $4,279.93. 'TheDawn' also finished eighth in the Money May Series Main Event for $8,153.20. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Winning the $1,000 buy-in WSOP.com $100,000 High Roller for $33,494.71 was Coleman, one of the top-ranked online poker players in New Jersey and the United States. Coleman topped Angel 'chromeking' Lopez in heads-up play, with Zachary 'Dabledore7' Lipeles taking third. Lopez earned $25,093.96 and it wouldn't be the last time we heard from him on Sunday. Lipeles won $18,797.26 for this score, which came in addition to the $14,174.60 he won for taking sixth in the Money May Series Main Event. In the WSOP.com $75,000 GTD NL Sunday 55 event, Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger won it for $19,956. Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman took second for $10,560.05 and Katie 'katelin' Lindsay placed third for $6,901.45. Then it was Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco winning the WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday [6-Max] for $20,496.63. In this event, Romero, who had placed fourth in the Money May Series Main Event, took fifth for $4,962.34. Also on WSOP.com, Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg won the $40,000 GTD PLO High Roller [6-Max] for $11,461.58. In Pennsylvania, it was another big Sunday on PokerStars PA. The flagship PokerStars PA Sunday Special drew a field of 1,221 entries for a prize pool of $112,087.80. There was a heads-up deal made and in the end, 'ATMEric' won $16,074 for first place and 'munson42082' took $14,381.51 for second. The PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] saw a field of 202 entries get topped by 'aldrich801' for $7,528.38. He actually didn’t win the most money from the event, though. A heads-up deal was made with 'tobykeith121,' who ended up with $8,411.78 for second place. In the PokerStars PA Nightly Stars event, 'soccerdad29' won it for $5,672.62. Finishing second was 'aldrich801,' who added $4,157.86 to his bankroll. In New Jersey, 'IIIIIIIIIIIII' won the partypoker Sunday $35K GTD NL for $8,000. The event had a prize pool of $40,000. Anthony 'Flawlessbinkage' Maio took second for $5,440. Also on partypoker NJ, 'supremetny' won the Daily $10K GTD NL for $4,082. The biggest prize won on PokerStars NJ belonged to Ryan 'ISlowRollYou' Hohner, who took down the Sunday Special for $9,585.38. Michael 'J3tBl@ckP0pe' Gagliano finished eighth for $1,171.80. Daniel 'monkeyman067' Sewnig won the PokerStars NJ Sunday Warm-Up for $2,170.65, and Angel 'Chr0meKing' Lopez took the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] title for $5,640. WSOP.com Money May Series $300,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $525 Entries: 494 entries + 254 reentries Prize pool: $374,000 Giusseppe 'Pantalette' Pantaleo - $59,615.60 Jonathan 'jonmon101' Miller - $44,132 Gordon 'Gmoney227' Eng - $32,538 Josh 'YoelRomero' King - $23,861.20 Dan 'fatdan44' Wach - $18,550.40 Zachary 'Dabledore7' Lipeles - $14,174.60 Andrew 'JinYang' Butcher - $10,733.80 TheDawn - $8,153.20 Joshua '808Grinder' Suyat - $6,133.60 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,027 entries + 696 reentries Prize pool: $158,516 Nick 'Maggs' Olivieri - $34,080.94 gupgup123 - $17,595.27 Clockwork - $12,205.73 Ari 'philivey' Engel - $9,035.41 chuckies44 - $7,450.25 Jah_Dan - $5,865.09 TheDawn - $4,279.93 Joon 'jykpoker' Kim - $2,536.25 tileman630 - $1,902.19 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 109 entries + 53 reentries Prize pool: $154,710 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $33,494.71 Angel 'chromeking' Lopez - $25,093.96 Zachary 'Dabledore7' Lipeles - $18,797.26 grownstacks - $14,109.55 Joseph 'ultradonk' Alban - $10,582.16 proffmarc - $7,936.62 Brian 'bmack1335' McKinney - $5,940.86 crazeelf666 - $4,409.23 David 'AvidSmores' Somers - $3,388.14 WSOP.com $75,000 GTD NL Sunday 55 Buy-in: $55 Entries: 507 entries + 889 rebuys and 267 add-ons Prize pool: $83,150 Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger - $19,956 Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman - $10,560.05 Katie 'katelin' Lindsay - $6,901.45 Christopher 'DontBluffMe1' Ryan - $5,238.45 Desmond 'deezz_nutzz' Hayes - $4,406.95 sunlight - $4,575.45 Daniel 'bunzer07' Jordan - $2,660.80 iPartyRock - $1,746.15 Robert 'bob_loblaw' Brown - $1,164.10 WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 84 entries + 74 reentries Prize pool: $71,918 Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco - $20,496.63 hellofriend - $11,866.47 Golden2323 - $7,191.80 Glenn 'deemsta' Poole - $5,753.44 Josh 'YoelRomero' King - $4,962.34 c0nky - $,243.16 WSOP.com $40,000 GTD PLO High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 57 entries + 44 reentries Prize pool: $47,167 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $11,461.58 nicks100888 - $8,678.72 harveyhound - $6,485.46 ChegaSaudade - $4,858.20 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $3,570.54 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $2,622.48 PokerStars PA Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,221 Prize pool: $112,087.80 ATMEric - $16,074* munson42082 - $14,381.51* BlurryClue - $9,158.80 AllinWithAJoff - $6,585.25 lacava1106 - $4,734.84 fubadbeatbob - $3,404.39 2hgihosmi - $2,447.78 WiredDuckss - $1,759.98 Aquatin - $1,265.43 *Denotes a deal. PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 202 Prize pool: $47,066 aldrich801 - $7,528.38* tobykeith121 - $8,411.78* fan_buzgon - $4,854.17 love2playpoker - $3,517.96 PrestigeWorld - $2,549.56 and_porter - $1,847.74 *Denotes a deal. PokerStars PA Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 333 Prize pool: $30,569.40 soccerdad29 - $5,672.62 aldrich801 - $4,157.86 limmieo9 - $3,047.70 jbrink22 - $2,233.95 5BETCHET - $1,637.48 UsualSuspect11 - $1,200.27 IveyTrump - $879.79 MrChillibin - $644.88 DamienSilks - $472.70 partypoker Sunday $35K GTD NL Buy-in: $215 Entries: 200 Prize pool: $40,000 IIIIIIIIIIIII - $8,000 Anthony 'Flawlessbinkage' Maio - $5,440 Rennan23 - $3,960 TopCreature - $3,280 Turkeyleg - $2,840 SharingisCaring - $2,440 KevinDurant - $2,040 mooseman1710 - $1,640 Bagels - $1,240 partypoker Daily $10K GTD NL Buy-in: $109 Entries: 157 Prize pool: $15,700 supremetny - $4,082 Heath1212 - $2,826 cashdancer - $1,884 roystalin - $1,413 WOWIE - $1,020.50 jamgi4me - $839.95 Khoury1040 - $659.40 BigOrangePants - $494.55 CRaFTe - $337.55 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 252 Prize pool: $46,872 Ryan 'ISlowRollYou' Hohner - $9,585.38 toddchipman - $7,030.80 Wangdoodle25 - $5,296.53 laura33188 - $3,984.12 hobroken86 - $2,718.57 Stanton 'Stonniepokes' Tentnowski - $2,109.24 KoolerU - $1,640.52 Michael 'J3tBl@ckP0pe' Gagliano - $1,171.80 Wsopboy1997 - $890.56 PokerStars NJ Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $50 Entries: 248 Prize pool: $11,284 Daniel 'monkeyman067' Sewnig - $2,170.65 1st.p1ace - $1,617.75 shuniyam - $1,205.81 Ryan 'ISlowRollYou' Hohner - $898.76 Zenon9000 - %669.90 matador12ku1 - $99.31 Bruiser523 - $372.17 Spyboy11100 - $277.40 flipflopdoc1 - $206.76 PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 24 Prize pool: $11,280 Angel 'Chr0meKing' Lopez - $5,640 JJVFTW - $3,384 Michael 'J3tBl@ckP0pe' Gagliano - $2,256
  10. The legal online poker world was abuzz over the weekend with another big Sunday of action across Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There were several six-figure prize pools dished out and plenty of players won big across WSOP.com, PokerStars, and partypoker. Let's dive into some of the top results from the U.S. online poker scene on Sunday. On WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, three big six-figure prize pools were up for grabs from the $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, $100,000 GTD NL High Roller, and $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation. Winners from each event picked up nearly $40,000 each. In the WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, a prize pool of $253,800 was generated from 511 entries and 335 entries. Finishing on top was 'kazuomatsui' for $38,298.42. He beat 'papp5551' in heads-up play, with 'papp5551' taking home $28,374.84. Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz won the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller for $38,870.41. David 'premium' Stevens finished second for $29,121.38. In seventh place was Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis for $6,894.33 and then Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey placed eighth for $5,116.89. Another big first-place prize was won by 'lolololol' in the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation, who took home $36,632.56 for topping the 1,852-entry field. In second place was 'lilp181' for $18,912.62. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] On PokerStars NJ in the Garden State, 'DabledoreNJ' won the largest prize on Sunday, taking home $9,281.11 for winning the PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special. The event's $40,000 guarantee was surpassed with a $45,384 prize pool from 244 entries. The partypoker US Network, played in the NJ market right now, held two events with $100,000 prize pool guarantees. The partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event was a $400 buy-in event with 270 entries. It fell just short of the guarantee and was won by 'TheKing411.' He earned $21,233.09 after a heads-up deal with 'odo23,' who took $19,016.92. In the partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL, 726 entries were in the field and 'AvidSmores' topped them all to win $18,700. The largest event in Pennsylvania was the PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special. It had 836 entries and a $76,744.80 prize pool. Taking top honors was 'neverf0ld111' for $12,816.21. In the PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max], 131 entries generated a prize pool of $30,523. 'MarcZumoff' was the winner for $6,454.96. WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special Buy-in: $320 Entries: 511 entries + 335 reentries Prize pool: $253,800 kazuomatsui - $38,298.42 papp5551 - $28,374.84 jhaynes2433 - $20,938.50 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $15,329.52 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $11,903.22 Darren 'avocadotoast' Rabinowitz - $9,136.80 khalpapa - $6,903.36 georgeinla - $5,253.66 DanFriel - $3,984.66 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 125 entries + 63 reentries Prize pool: $179,540 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $38,870.41 David 'premium' Stevens - $29,121.38 Bank24 - $21,814.11 David 'chinoloco' Lu - $16,374.04 Mitch 'paltex' Garshofsky - $12,280.53 krookdtyrant - $9,210.40 Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis - $6,894.33 Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $5,116.89 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman - $3,931.92 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,153 entries + 699 reentries Prize pool: $170,384 lolololol - $36,632.56 lilp181 - $18,912.62 IntoTheRiver - $13,119.56 Crushingly - $9,711.88 phatdaddy - $8,008.04 TheGilroy - $6,304.20 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $4,600.36 SiParaTu - $2,726.14 Anthony 'DEEZNUTZ1709' Ciccotelli - $2,044.60 PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $45,384 DabledoreNJ - $9,281.11 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $6,807.60 CMiller2580 - $5,128.39 ChiefLegs - $3,857.64 mysterion121 - $2,632.27 Batzz88 - $2,042.28 FlawlessBINK - $1,588.44 PandaJoe16 - $1,134.60 AvaGray - $862.29 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 158 entries Prize pool: $14,504.40 ForTheThr1ll - $3,118.57 11usc541 - $2,248.18 Skrelnick - $1,704.26 aad0906 - $1,269.13 sjockorbavich - $870.26 kinkyjacob1 - $725.22 TPR11 - $580.17 Smilin Tom - $435.13 HeadyMoe88 - $290.08 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 30 entries Prize pool: $14,100 Mc_Lovin1632 - $6,345 ISlowRollYou - $4,230 Wsopboy1997 - $2,115 sketchem23 - $1,410 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $50 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $11,102 Rhino609 - $2,135.59 bmils439 - $1,591.66 Stonniepokes - $1,186.36 C. Janicsek - $884.26 crabbycos - $659.09 sandmad - $491.26 Penguino246 - $366.17 sketchem23 - $272.92 JUNE LATATA - $203.43 PokerStars NJ $7,500 GTD Sunday Storm [6-Max] Buy-in: $10 Entries: 821 entries Prize pool: $7,500 1Panny1 - $1,322.25 evanb004 - $975 hebbs1010 - $750 August10Baby - $525 DocHollidayA - $375 andypants8 - $225 partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $400 Entries: 270 Prize pool: $100,000 TheKing411 - $21,233.09* odo23 - $19,016.92* Pokeher - $10,900 spinach_kale - $8,200 chromeking - $6,050 TheSims - $4,900 Davealfa - $3,800 upayformypennys - $2,750 brownmagic - $2,000 *Denotes a deal was made. partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL Buy-in: $109 Entries: 726 Prize pool: $100,000 AvidSmores - $18,700 FerociousPanda - $14,000 schaf4206 - $10,000 TopCreature - $7,400 ClarkWesterfeld - $5,750 Million27 - $4,500 sansara52 - $3,500 MoZZyNJ - $2,600 repyourset7 - $1,900 partypoker US Network Online Open $20,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $55 Entries: 436 Prize pool: $21,800 madroc - $4,076.60 Dex_Osama - $3,052 Wardmartin - $2,180 MikeDB7 - $1,613.20 PayneKilla - $1,253.50 AlwaysCheck88 - $981 JohnClark - $763 Cayogal - $566.80 Gambler16 - $414.20 PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 836 entries Prize pool: $76,744.80 neverf0ld111 - $12,816.21 tich213 - $9,214.48 Ambiter - $6,625.29 Gave-up-poker - $4,763.64 Rungood35 - $3,425.09 kdQuel - $2,462.67 Longcoats11 - $1,770.67 youbestnotmiss - $1,273.13 bigdoritoTito - $915.38 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 131 entries Prize pool: $30,523 MarcZumoff - $6,454.96 KnightsofNight - $4,714.36 aldrich801 - $3,443.17 BirdBrain64 - $2,514.75 Dionysus1888 - $1,836.67 Lachoy - $1,102.14 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 262 entries Prize pool: $25,000 RiverMeDaddy - $4,301.27* wongsic - $4,003.10* 5u1ly - $2,599.84 WHATWHYNO - $1,917.52 KennytheRipper - $1,414.27 Virgil369366 - $1,043.10 aldrich801 - $769.34 rrobmsm1992 - $567.43 jbrink22 - $418.51 *Denotes a deal was made. PokerStars PA $12,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $30 Entries: 635 entries Prize pool: $17,335.50 Dionysus1888 - $3,008.50 Dikembe311 - $2,182.76 dannysek123 - $1,584.02 Danieldanielson - $1,149.52 BuffBills044 - $834.21 Simonster27 - $605.38 octobersky2345 - $439.33 nickheatonpaul - $318.82 DomeGod69420 - $231.36 PokerStars PA $15,000 GTD The Big $20 Buy-in: $20 Entries: 747 entries Prize pool: $15,000 NeillyAA74 - $1,913.54* snoppy675 - $1,913.53* KLOCEO - $1,913.53* flppdt - $973.98 PHOn0menal - $706.81 Clarky42472 - $512.93 robertpsulson - $372.23 LilMiniCoop45 - $270.13 djratdog88 - $196.03 *Denotes a deal was made.
  11. Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were once again roaring with legal online poker action on Sunday, as thousands of players flocked to the virtual felt in an attempt to score big paydays. Let's take a look at some of the biggest results that were had from the U.S. online poker scene. The action on WSOP.com across Nevada and New Jersey was exciting. The site had several huge tournaments play out, including the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller, the WSOP.com $150,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, and the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD 'Keep It 100.' All three of these events had six-figure guarantees that were beat. The WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller drew a field of 104 entries and 57 reentries to generate a prize pool of $153,755. Winning the event was a player we've become accustomed to seeing in the winner's circle on WSOP.com, Brian 'JackBogle' Altman. He topped all competitors to win the $33,287.95 first-place prize. Altman beat Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen in heads-up play, with Hunichen taking home $24,939.06 in prize money. Shaun 'nyjets23' O'Donnell finished third and Scott '2Due4U' Blumstein took fourth. Speaking of Hunichen, he was the winner of the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD 'Keep It 100' tournament for $22,093.20. This event drew 386 entries and 260 reentries. Also in this event, Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty took second place for $16,343.80, Jared 'darrensrabbi' Jaffee was third for $12,054.36, and Eric 'circleball' Baldwin placed fourth for $8,863.12. The 'Keep It 100' initiative is a new promotion from WSOP.com, beginning on Tuesday, May 5. The $215 buy-in event has a $100,000 prize pool guarantee and it will run daily until the guarantee isn't met. Sunday's edition was the sixth edition of the tournament. Also on WSOP.com, 'GladiusIII' won the $150,000 GTD NL Sunday Special for $27,222.36, beating out Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn in heads-up play. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In New Jersey, the PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special attracted a field of 248 entries to generate a $46,128 prize pool. Finishing in first place was ‘Crav1us,’ who took home $9,433.33 for the victory. ‘JinYangPP’ placed second for $6,919.20. Over on partypoker NJ in the Garden State, ‘rumpthumper’ and ‘ChekyoRaySon’ chopped the Sunday $35,000 Guaranteed. After the deal, ‘rumpthumper’ took $7,012.78 and ‘ChekyoRaySon’ won $6,158.53. Pennsylvania online poker had some big prize pools and winners, too. In the PokerStars PA $100,000 GTD Sunday Special, ‘Gambolll’ chopped with ‘LilAlch’ and took home $15,517.57. ‘LilAlch’ earned $14,064.47. The site’s $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller saw ‘aldrich801’ finish first for $8,031.20. Lastly, the $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars had a prize pool of nearly $28,000 and ‘c202020’ won it for $5,242.40. USA Sunday Majors Results WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 104 entries + 57 reentries Prize pool: $153,755 Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $33,287.95 Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen - $24,939.06 Shaun 'nyjets23' O'Donnell - $18,681.23 Scott '2Due4U' Blumstein - $14,022.45 Kyle 'Kdruck' Draucker - $10,516.84 helionic - $7,887.63 wubalubadubb - $5,904.19 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $4,382.01 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD 'Keep It 100' Buy-in: $215 Entries: 386 entries + 260 reentries Prize pool: $129,200 Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen - $22,093.20 Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty - $16,343.80 Jared 'darrensrabbi' Jaffee - $12,054.36 Eric 'circleball' Baldwin - $8,863.12 nokilok - $6,886.36 bobbadabing - $5,258.44 chaipoker - $3,992.28 lolololol - $3,036.20 Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $2,261 WSOP.com $150,000 GTD NL Sunday Special Buy-in: $215 Entries: 582 entries + 320 reentries Prize pool: $180,400 GladiusIII - $27,222.36 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $20,168.72 Ryan 'N.O.Xplode' Hall - $14,883 Takaw - $10,896.16 ct188 - $8,460.76 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier - $6,494.40 FLOPEMDEAD - $4,906.88 xxlr8 - $3,734.28 Glenn 'deemsta' Poole - $2,832.28 PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 248 entries Prize pool: $46,128 Crav1us - $9,433.33 JinYangPP - $6,919.20 TRott17 - $5,212.46 jokerlevynj - $3,920.88 Pokerkid1989#1 - $2,675.42 JETSgoJETS - $2,075.76 epdawg5 - $1,614.48 Fort Matilda - $1,153.20 el binko - $876.43 partypoker NJ Sunday $35,000 Guaranteed Buy-in: $215 Entries: 196 Prize pool: $26,028.80 rumpthumper - $7,012.68* ChekyoRaySon - $6,158.53* Chips_Jammed - $3,880.80 Gohednpopoff - $3,214.40 roystalin - $2,783.20 Pokerplaya86 - $2,391.20 Burritoboy28 - $1,999.20 Cholie - $1,607.20 skoops555 - $1,215.20 *Denotes a deal. PokerStars PA $100,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,186 entries Prize pool: $108,874.80 Gambolll - $15,517.57* LilAlch - $14,064.47* ShadoeWolf5 - $8,896.26 tich213 - $6,396.49 fellwear42069 - $4,599.12 NARDOELS - $3,306.81 Schwibbs1 - $2,377.61 SammyTheTank - $1,709.53 Tonya Hardingg - $1,229.16 *Denotes a deal. PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $250 Entries: 172 entries Prize pool: $40,076 aldrich801 - $8,031.20 4TH3K1D$ - $5,826.03 DJHSMHBDH - $4,226.41 nsully10 - $3,065.99 liftship - $2,224.18 deadtosolve - $1,613.50 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 304 entries Prize pool: $27,907.20 c202020 - $5,242.40 NotGi1-t - $3,842.44 TYCA45 - $2,816.50 WHATWHYNO - $2,064.49 bigdoritoTito - $1,513.26 ALmerle - $1,109.21 $stacksMcGee - $813.05 ZSafern2019 - $595.96 Jackvybo09 - $436.84
  12. The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships are onto the fourth week of the series. It's the final week of the series and a lot more money is up for grabs, including $300,000 guaranteed from the Main Event alone. layers from Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware have been driving huge fields and big prize pools, and PocketFives is here to review the result and highlight the winners. In this article, PocketFives will focus on tracking the results for the events that take place from Monday, April 27, through Sunday, May 3. From the 100 feature events, $7.851 million in prize money was awarded. Those events accounted for $3.309 million in guarantees during the series, and the actual prize money paid out was more than double those guarantees. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"] WSOP Spring Championships Results Event #73: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on 481 entries + 907 rebuys and 259 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $44,963.10 To kick off the final week of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships, it was Anthony 'flawlessbink' Maio winning Event #73: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on. Maio, a longtime PocketFives member and one of the top-ranked players in the U.S., took first place in the event for $11,015.95. He beat another PocketFiver, David 'dak1616' Kotler, in heads-up play. Anthony 'flawlessbink' Maio - $11,015.95 David 'dak1616' Kotler - $6,182.42 Michael 'ParxBigStax' Marder - $3,776.90 Michael 'NJStella14' Stella - $2,877.63 Daniel 'aintnojoke' Gordon - $2,428.00 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $1,978.37 John 'notyourfault' Alesi - $1,483.78 yournotsure - $989.18 babyfroncis - $651.96 Event #74: $75 NL Deepstack Reentry 331 entries + 157 reentries Guarantee: $17,500 Prize pool: $33,672 In Event #74: $75 NL Deepstack Reentry, it was 'yournotsure' claiming victory. He won $5,757.91 for the win and topped Jed 'jchak' Hoffman in heads-up play. Hoffman earned $4,259.50. Finsihing in fourth was Ted 'olmuggins' Ely and Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon placed sixth. yournotsure - $5,757.91 Jed 'jchak' Hoffman - $4,259.50 howaboutthat - $3,141.59 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $2,309.89 Carmen 'cjdstable' DiMaria - $1,794.71 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $1,370.45 Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross - $1,040.46 David 'GTOb0t' Yoon - $791.29 paink1ller - $589.26 Event #75: $50 NL Monster Stack Rebuy + Add-on Super Turbo 150 entries + 188 rebuys and 105 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $20,156 In Event #75: 50 NL Monster Stack Rebuy + Add-on Super Turbo, 'helionic' beat 'LaLa6620' in the end to take home the $4,204.64 top prize. This event had a capped field of 150 entries, but those players accounted for 188 rebuys and 105 add-ons to boost the prize pool to $20,156. David 'dehhhhh' Coleman finished third, Tanner 'bamatide88' Bibat took fifth, and Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman placed seventh. helionic - $4,204.64 LaLa6620 - $3,170.61 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $2,364.35 miw210x - $1,775.78 Tanner 'bamatide88' Bibat - $1,340.40 tracer32 - $1,013.87 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman - $761.91 Dan 'feeltheflow' Sindelar - $570.42 sabo8198 - $437.39 Event #76: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on 450 entries + 606 rebuys and 284 add-ons Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $60,970 Last week, William 'thekid32' Griffin won Event #59 of this edition of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. He added another title in Event #76: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on and took home $14,937.65. Anthony 'adversity45' Pagan finished eighth for $1,341.34. William 'thekid32' Griffin - $14,937.65 geschrei - $8,383.37 Drose03 - $5,121.48 David 'dbk8826' Koshar - $3,902.08 waytoojedi - $3,292.38 Richard '3ofSpade' Bruner - $2,682.68 Paul 'theravager4' Vacchio - $2,012.01 Anthony 'adversity45' Pagan - $1,341.34 David 'ddetoma66' Detoma - $884.06 Event #77: $1,000 NL High Roller 6-Max Reentry 145 entries + 110 reentries Guarantee: $125,000 Prize pool: $243,525 Event #77: $1,000 NL High Roller 6-Max Reentry was a big, star-studded affair. Josh 'YoelRomero' King won the event for $50,799.31, taking home the lion's share of the $243,525 prize pool, and he had to get through a tough final table to do so. Chris 'johnsonck' Johnson finished second, Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong took third, and Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst placed fourth. Josh 'YoelRomero' King - $50,799.31 Chris 'johnsonck' Johnson - $38,306.48 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $28,565.48 Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst - $21,454.55 Nicolas 'Zskrrrrt' Zolofra - $16,194.41 Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai - $12,249.30 Event #78: $500 NL Special Tuesday Showdown 152 entries + 97 reentries Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $116,283 Another big one on Tuesday was Event #78: $500 NL Special Tuesday Showdown. New Jersey's Daniel 'juice' Buzgon captured first place for $23,698.47. After reaching the final table inEvent #77, Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst followed it up with a sixth-place finish in this event and added another $5,662.98 to his bankroll. Daniel 'juice' Buzgon - $23,698.47 Joshua '808Grinder' Suyat - $17,872.69 Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross - $13,302.77 Shiraz007 - $9,977.08 Matt 'omg_obama' Iles - $7,511.88 Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst - $5,662.98 Daniel 'TheDinosaur' Marder - $4,279.21 Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $3,186.15 Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty - $2,430.31 Event #79: $300 NL Knockout 185 entries Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $52,170 Event #79: $300 NL Knockout drew a field of 185 entries and saw 'beeep' take it down for $9,090.90 plus $900 in bounties. beeep - $9,090.90 + $900 in bounties fisfhlesh - $5,303.02 + $900 in bounties Joon 'jykpoker' Kim - $3,030.30 + $600 in bounties Lonvid19 - $2,356.90 + $300 in bounties Paul 'theravager4' Vacchio - $2,020.20 + $500 in bounties Michael 'HomerLimpsin' Haag - $1,683.50 + $400 in bounties William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $1,279.46 + $500 in bounties zeidman - $808.08 + $600 in bounties nolimitkid - $572.39 Event #80: $30 NL Deepstack Super Add-on 671 entries + 1,421 rebuys and 347 add-ons Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $66,584.70 The largest prize won on Wednesday was in Event #80: $30 NL Deepstack Super Add-on and it was the victory achieved by 'd2013' for $15,647.40. d2013 - $15,647.40 whatsyours - $8,323.08 Brian 'bbal1229' Balamucki - $5,459.94 Krups622000 - $4,128.25 Pierre 'P_aire_146' Deissler - $3,462.40 Ryan 'WHOSYOURDODD' Dodd - $2,796.55 sabo8198 - $2,064.12 AGullixson - $1,331.69 AAKK21 - $932.18 Event #81: $100 NL Reentry 290 entries + 158 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $41,216 PocketFiver Anthony 'adversity45' Pagan won Event #81: $100 NL Reentry for $7,657.93. He topped a field of 290 entries and 158 reentries for the win. Anthony 'adversity45' Pagan - $7,657.93 mazeltov - $5,667.20 miw210x - $4,183.42 Tony 'spoky' Gordy - $3,070.59 rylfish1 - $2,390.52 James 'aggie69' Agate - $1,813.50 Don 'blonde2020' Himpele - $1,380.73 mrwonderful8 - $1,051 mitchmurphy - $783.10 Event #82: $50 NL 8-Max Rebuy Turbo 215 entries + 243 rebuys Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $21,068 In Event #82: $50 NL 8-Max Rebuy Turbo, it was Saurav 'blackoutmook' Desai defeating David 'bewater' Goodman in heads-up play to win the $5,583.02 first-place prize. John 'jselz' Cosgrove placed third. Saurav 'blackoutmook' Desai - $5,583.02 David 'bewater' Goodman - $3,265.54 John 'jselz' Cosgrove - $1,864.51 howaboutthat - $1,432.62 i8a4re - $1,221.94 Bilbobuyins - $1,011.26 3ofSpade - $758.44 gmoneyvegas - $506 Event #83: $30 NL 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on 636 entries + 1,142 rebuys and 328 add-ons Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $57,493.80 Gene 'acesfull32' Raman was victorious in Event #83: $30 NL 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on, winning $13,511.04. Raman topped a field of 636 players who pushed the prize pool to $57,493.80 with 1,142 rebuys and 328 add-ons. Gene 'acesfull32' Raman - $13,511.04 Bjacks - $7,186.72 Matthew 'GitGot' Volosevich - $4,714.49 SiParaTu - $3,564.61 decimus19 - $2,989.67 merlot - $2,414.73 dnld_trmp - $1,782.30 Joe 'joey11staxx' Dibello - $1,149.87 Event #84: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry 224 entries + 180 rebuys Guarantee: $40,000 Prize pool: $94,132 Winning the largest prize of Thursday's WSOP.com Spring Online Championships action was 'DONKYLUCKBOX,' who took home $18,073.34 in prize money for winning Event #84: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry. He beat Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris in heads-up play. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout finished sixth. DONKYLUCKBOX - $18,073.34 Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris - $13,489.11 iwant2win - $10,090.95 Katie 'katelin' Lindsay - $7,530.56 Charles 'sevenstars' Furey - $5,789.11 Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $4,424.20 Event #85: $50 PLO 6-Max Rebuy + Add-on 142 entries + 198 rebuys and 74 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $18,837 In Event #85: $50 PLO 6-Max Rebuy + Add-on, Kevin 'degenlen' Sullivan and Thomas 'zebra_debra' Sabatino made it to heads-up play, with Sullivan emerging victorious to win the $5,274.36 first-place prize. Kevin 'degenlen' Sullivan - $5,274.36 Thomas 'zebra_debra' Sabatino - $3,202.29 betfoldwin - $1,996.72 fourcard - $1,619.98 bluffjam - $1,431.61 Jason 'jayriv' Rivkin - $998.36 Event #86: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on 584 entries + 1,128 rebuys and 329 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $55,719.30 Event #86 was another $30 rebuy and it was another popular one, with the $20,000 guarantee getting smashed with a $55,719.30 prize pool. Finishing in first place was David 'dbk8826' Koshar, who won $13,372.63. He beat Saurav 'blackoutmook' Desai in heads-up play, who won $7,076.35 for the result. Desai had just won Event #82. David 'dbk8826' Koshar - $13,372.63 Saurav 'blackoutmook' Desai - $7,076.35 mazeltov - $4,624.70 Coldcutcombo - $3,510.31 jaehoez24 - $2,953.12 RedDevilInc - $2,395.92 Corey 'Corgasm' Paggeot - $1,783.01 TIPnTimeBOMB - $1,170.10 sizenice - $780.07 Event #87: $215 NL Monster Stack 1x Reentry 125 entries + 44 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $33,800 In Event #87: $215 NL Monster Stack 1x Reentry, it was 'ppp37' topping the field of 125 players who also fired in 44 reentries. For doing so, 'ppp37' won $7,317.70. ppp37 - $7,317.70 Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire - $5,482.36 Bishe - $4,106.70 miw210x - $3,082.56 Jenny 'Mobey' Svancara - $2,311.92 Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo - $1,733.94 liquidsword - $1,297.92 eyererays - $963.30 Jaime 'mooseman1710' Reyes - $740.22 Event #88: $100 NL Reentry 347 entries + 197 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $50,048 'Bilbobuyins' topped Event #88: $100 NL Reentry to win $8,558.20. The event had a $50,048 prize pool. Bilbobuyins - $8,558.20 mtubelli - $6,331.07 JonBlvze - $4,669.47 Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross - $3,433.29 Darin 'sixiron' Stratton - $2,667.55 Hephaestus - $2,036.95 iwant2win - $1,546.48 Blake 'obiwin' Kelso - $1,176 funkychicken - $875.84 Event #89: $100 NL Rebuy + Add-on 920 entries + 2,062 rebuys and 574 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $32,359.60 In Event #89: $100 NL Rebuy + Add-on, the $10,000 guarantee was more than tripled, thanks to 920 entries, 2,062 rebuys, and 574 add-ons. The $7,119.11 first-place prize went to 'Jrsgirl322,' who beat 'JonBlvze' in heads-up play. Jrsgirl322 - $7,119.11 JonBlvze - $3,672.81 armNhammer - $2,556.40 fuom_9799 - $1,909.21 liter_a_cola - $1,585.62 Douglas 'OpenOpen' May - $1,262.02 Dammitj0e - $938.42 babygotstack - $582.47 Leafnutkat56 - $420.67 Event #90: $100 NL Reentry 394 entries + 260 reentries Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $60,168 Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai continues to be one of the hottest players on WSOP.com. He won Event #51 of these Spring Online Championships and has two other final table runs. Back in February, Pillai won the WSOP.com Winter Online Championships Main Event for $69,250. In his latest success, Pillai topped Event #90: $100 NL Reentry to win $10,288.72. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai - $10,288.72 poker_player $7,611.25 Dan 'feeltheflow' Sindelar - $5,613.67 Dan 'NoLimitNomad' Kuntzman - $4,127.52 Rajagopalan 'rajindian8' Sankaranarayanan - $3,206.95 Blake 'obiwin' Kelso - $2,448.83 tmoneystack - $1,859.19 Kevin 'skywalker12' Rasor - $1,413.94 ididmybest - $1,052.94 Event #91: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo 212 entries + 130 reentries Guarantee: $12,500 Prize pool: $23,598 Anthony 'boom81boom' Chin found a victory in Event #91: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo, winning $4,530.81. He defeated Daniel 'juice' Buzgon in heads-up play. Anthony 'boom81boom' Chin - $4,530.81 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon - $3,381.59 FTHTS - $2,529.70 Jenny 'Mobey' Svancara - $1,887.84 cabledoglee - $1,451.27 kins. - $1,109.10 Michael 'Bballind10' Lind - $837.72 MJAY13 - $620.62 Daniel 'aintnojoke' Gordon - $467.24 Event #92: $250 NL Saturday Special 8-Max Reentry 214 entries + 196 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $95,530 The biggest prize won in a WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event on Saturday, May 2, came from Event #92: $250 NL Saturday Special 8-Max Reentry. The $250 buy-in tournament had $18,341.76 up top, and it was 'mike88krebs' taking top honors. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman reached the final table and placed fifth for $5,875.09. mike88krebs - $18,341.76 CPSUATION - $13,689.44 lisaj416 - $10,240.81 rpmoo - $7,642.40 Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $5,875.09 Dan 'fatdan44' Wach 0 $4,489.91 Todd 'Google_Man' Rodenborn - $3,391.31 RGDoc $2,512.43 Event #93: $50 NL Special Sunday Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 358 entries + 299 rebuys and 269 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $42,133 The final day of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships started with Event #93: $50 NL Special Sunday Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on. Up top was $10,533.25 and that prize belonged to 'ct188' after all was said and done. PocketFiver Michael 'HANKDATANK' St. John finished fifth and Ashley 'sakevonfang' Sleeth took eighth. ct188 - $10,533.25 Drew 'dudeguydrew' O'Connell - $5,898.62 wolfwins - $3,581.30 walnuts22 - $2,738.64 Michael 'HANKDATANK' St. John - $2,317.31 Jason 'LUCKDUCK' Lawhun - $1,895.98 merlot - $1,432.52 Ashley 'sakevonfang' Sleeth - $969.05 Michael 'brocklesnar' Holtz - $631.99 Event #94: $100 NL Player Appreciation 1,629 entries + 1,020 reentries Guarantee: $100,000 Prize pool: $243,708 Event #94: $100 NL Player Appreciation had an enormous field of 1,629 entries. Those players added 1,020 reentries to the mix and brought the prize pool up to $243,708. In the end, it was 'Beeznutz22' finishing in first place to win $49,960.14. Jeremy 'nothinpersnl' Kottler placed fourth and Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst took sixth. Beeznutz22 - $49,960.14 Wyse. - $25,833.04 azgirlfriend - $18,765.51 Jeremy 'nothinpersnl' Kottler - $13,891.35 headsup - $11,454.27 Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst - $9,017.19 mikeme99 - $6,580.11 RathMan89 - $3,899.32 crazeelf666 - $2,924.49 Event #95: $525 NL Main Event 708 entries + 351 reentries Guarantee: $300,000 Prize pool: $529,500 After taking fifth in Event #93 to start the day, Michael 'HANKDATANK' St. John went on to win the $525 Main Event for $76,777.50. St. John topped a field of 708 entries and 351 reentries to win the lion's share of the $529,500 prize pool. James 'pipedream16' Romero placed eighth and Tim 'married' Begley took ninth. Michael 'HANKDATANK' St. John - $76,777.50 javatini - $56,815.35 Keith 'kgriffi45' Griffin - $41,777.55 buggi - $30,552.15 medizenG - $23,721.60 iowamike5 - $18,161.85 NickRiali - $13,714.05 James 'pipedream16' Romero - $10,378 Tim 'married' Begley - $7,889.55 Event #96: $215 NL Freezeout 339 entries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $67,800 Louis 'King_Tubby' Salter found his way to the winner's circle in Event #96: $215 NL Freezeout, taking home $17,289 for doing so. He topped a field of 339 entries. The final table included Ankush 'rickrosstheb' Mandavia taking fifth, Jonathan 'jetsfan14' Borenstein placing sixth, and Anthony 'flawlessbink' Maio finishing seventh. Louis 'King_Tubby' Salter - $17,289 harveyhound - $9,831 FTHTS - $5,830.80 Eric 'powwow' Ethans - $4,474.80 Ankush 'rickrosstheb' Mandavia - $3,796.80 Jonathan 'jetsfan14' Borenstein - $3,118.80 Anthony 'flawlessbink' Maio - $2,373 thepepsters5 $1,559.40 NJ_PokerWiz $1,084.80 Event #97: $55 NL Sunday 50 Rebuy + Add-on 593 entries + 1,098 rebuys and 292 add-ons Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $99,150 In Event #97: $55 NL Sunday 50 Rebuy + Add-on, 'ladyfingers' was the winner for $23,796, with Glenn 'deemsta' Poole finishing second for $12,592.05. Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman finished fourth and Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon took eighth. ladyfingers - $23,796 Glenn 'deemsta' Poole - $12,592.05 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $8,229.45 Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman - $6,246.45 Matt 'omg_obama' Iles - $5,254.95 chuzzington - $4,263.45 adybragay - $3,172.80 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $2,082.15 capitalsboy2 - $1,388.10 Event #98: $1,000 NL High Roller 8-Max Reentry 119 entries + 75 reentries Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $185,270 In Event #98: $1,000 NL High Roller 8-Max Reentry, 'helionic' was victorious to take home $40,110.95. Not too long ago, 'helionic' was in the winner's circle of Event #75. Eric 'bill_luga' Blair finished second and Michael 'itwasthator0' Gagliano took third. After taking third in Event #97, Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg finished fourth in this event. helionic - $40,110.95 Eric 'bill_luga' Blair - $30,050.79 Michael 'itwasthator0' Gagliano - $22,510.30 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $16,896.62 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $12,672.46 Brent 'grebnrets' Roberts - $9,504.35 Sang 'youngkoi' Lee - $7,114.36 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $5,280.19 Event #99: $500 PLO 6-Max High Roller 61 entries + 42 reentries Guarantee: $40,000 Prize pool: $48,101 Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap exhibited a bit of four-card prowess by winning Event #99: $500 PLO 6-Max High Roller for $11,688.54. Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon took second, Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong ended up in third, and Anthony 'heheh' Zinno finished fifth. Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap - $11,688.54 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $8,850.58 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $6,613.88 wubalubadubb - $4,954.40 Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $3,641.24 visormarc - $2,674.41 Event #100: $100 NL Deepstack Reentry 349 entries + 146 reentries Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $45,540 Lastly, Event #100: $100 NL Deepstack Reentry closed out the series with William 'swaggyb' Corvino finishing in first place for $7,787.34. He beat Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha in second place, and then it was Ted 'olmuggins' Ely taking third. William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $7,787.34 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $5,760.81 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $4,248.88 shawng - $3,124.04 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon - $2,427.28 randymoss - $1,853.47 dirtyjerz69 - $1,407.18 Sixes - $1,070.19 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $796.95
  13. The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships continued on Monday for the start of the third week of action. There are 100 events on tap for the online poker festival, from WSOP.com has guaranteed more than $4 million in prize pools. Players from Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware can participate in the series and numbers have been very good. In this article, PocketFives will focus on tracking the results and winners for the events that take place from Monday, April 20, through Sunday, April 26. The series runs through Sunday, May 3. Through the events that took place on Sunday, April 26, and including the 12 'warmup' tournaments leading into the series, this edition of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships has generated more than $6.001 million in combined prize pools. To this point, the total guarantees have been $2.391 million. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"] WSOP Spring Championships Results Event #47: $100 NL Knockout 416 entries Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $39,104 The first event on Monday, April 20, was Event #47: $100 NL Knockout. 'Chip.Chair1' emerged victorious for $7,032.48 in prize money plus $400 in bounties. One of the top-ranked players in the US, Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon, finished ninth. Chip.Chair1 - $7,032.48 + $400 in bounties clempops - $3,946.80 + $75 in bounties lv2joytapeh - $2,411.13 + $250 in bounties Justin 'M.A.O.L.I.' Chock - $1,837.05 + $175 in bounties Daniel 'aintnojoke' Gordon - $1,550.01 + $100 in bounties B.Perez - $1,262.97 + $325 in bounties tootallpete - $947.23 + $100 in bounties Jaime 'mooseman1710' Reyes - $631.23 + $150 in bounties Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $416.20 + $225 in bounties Event #48: $100 NL Reentry 394 entries + 272 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $61,272 The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event with the largest prize pool on Monday was Event #48: $100 NL Reentry. It attracted 394 entries and 272 reentries for a $61,272 prize pool. Up top, 'capitalsboy2' took home $10,477.51 for winning the event. capitalsboy2 - $10,477.51 lunar - $7,750.90 Blake 'obiwin' Kelso - $5,716.67 miamicane - $4,203.25 Ramon 'foldemup' Liriano - $3,265.79 SageGrouse - $2,493.77 Sean 'POSTA' Valladon - $1,893.30 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $1,439.89 David 'dbk8826' Koshar - $1,072.26 Event #49: $88 NL '8x8' 8-Max 8-Rebuy Turbo 188 entries + 126 rebuys Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $25,120 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg won Event #49: $88 NL '8x8' 8-Max 8-Rebuy Turbo for $6,782.40, topping the field of 188 players. Those players helped boost the prize pool with 126 rebuys. Jed 'jchak' Hoffman finished fourth. Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $6,782.40 miamicane - $3,956.40 agiokosta - $2,260.80 Jed 'jchak' Hoffman - $1,758.40 Mario 'drmtg' Damiao - $1,507.20 grownstacks - $1,256.00 gunit102278 - $954.56 yankee23 - $602.88 Event #50: $50 NL Deepstack Freezeout 750 entries Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $34,500 Tuesday, April 21, saw four events play out in the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. The first was Event #50: $50 NL Deepstack Freezeout. It drew a field of 750 entries and saw 'chaipoker' take home the title for $7,935. chaipoker - $7,935 John 'beastro' Hinds - $4,191.75 VRapp - $2,760 ineedtime - $2,070 ubetdude - $1,725 TVHobo - $1,380 jyuvrg - $1,000.50 Sridhar 'sri50k' Sangannagari - $621 jprice1999 - $448.50 Event #51: $500 NL Special Tuesday Showdown 199 entries + 163 reentries Guarantee: $75,000 Prize pool: $169,054 Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillar is no stranger to WSOP.com success. In February, he won the site's Winter Online Championships Main Event for $69,250. On Tuesday, he took down the Event #51: $500 NL Special Tuesday Showdown title as part of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships, winning $33,641.74. Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon finish eighth, taking home $4,479.93, and Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen placed ninth for $3,381.08. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillar - $33,641.74 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $25,290.47 lisaj416 - $18,984.76 Vladimir 'Quasar' Alexandrov - $14,251.25 Brandon 'sheatheodore' Meyers - $10,650.40 Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken - $8,046.97 Jeffrey 'IQ84.' Gotts - $6,052.13 Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon - $4,479.93 Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen $3,381.08 Event #52: $1,000 NL High Roller 109 entries + 82 reentries Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $182,405 Tuesday's biggest score belonged to World Poker Tour commentator Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst, who picked up the victory in Event #52: $1,000 NL High Roller. Dunst won $39,490.68. Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon made his second WSOP.com Spring Online Championships final table of the day, finishing seventh in this one for $7,004.35. Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst - $39,490.68 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $29,586.09 wubalubadubb - $22,162.20 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon - $16,635.33 Aram 'X69Podheiser' Zobian - $12,476.50 Jim 'BOCARATONE' Collopy - $9,357.37 Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon - $7,004.35 Matthew 'mattyflushes' Larkin - $5,198.54 Allen 'Itsfun77' Summerville - $3,994.66 Event #53: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo 338 entries + 235 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $39,537 Wrapping up Tuesday's action, Jason 'LUCKDUCK' Lawhun won Event #53: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo for $6,760.82. He beat out a former WSOP.com Player of the Year in Ted 'olmuggins' Ely, who took second for $5,001.43. Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger finished eighth for $929.11 and Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong took ninth for $691.89. Jason 'LUCKDUCK' Lawhun - $6,760.82 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $5,001.43 matador28 - $3,688.80 Anthony 'adversity45' - $2,712.23 txbomber - $2,107.32 Keith 't1mb3y_b33f' Donovan - $1,609.15 Kenneth 'ace710' Neri - $1,221.69 Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger - $929.11 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $691.89 Event #54: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 697 entries + 986 rebuys and 498 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $40,348.50 In Event #54: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on on Wednesday, Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris topped all competitors to take home the $9,481.89 first-place prize. Faris already had a second-place finish in the series' Event #43: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on for $8,574.31. Finishing in second place was Todd 'Google_Man' Rodenborn, who cashed for $5,043.56. Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris - $9,481.89 Todd 'Google_Man' Rodenborn - $5,043.56 veeez - $3,308.57 notime4that - $2,501.60 Roofus - $2,098.12 pokerprolol - $1,694.63 pxlima - $1,250.80 Debush - $806.97 Matt 'impervious' Zoorob - $564.87 Event #55: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry 320 entries + 259 reentries Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $53,268 'Calibob' won $9,108.82 for winning Event #55: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry. He topped a field of 320 entries and 259 reentries to get the win, and it was a pretty tough final table he had the battle through. 'Calibob' beat Brian 'JackBogle' Altman in heads-up play, with William 'swaggyb' Corvino placing third and Vinny 'brownmagic' Pahuja coming in fourth. Calibob - $9,108.82 Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $6,738.40 William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $4,969.90 Vinny 'brownmagic' Pahuja - $3,654.18 unequivocal - $2,839.18 matador28 - $2,168.00 Event #56: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on Turbo 186 entries + 257 rebuys and 135 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $26,299 James 'prpirate420' Vales became the victor in Event #56: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on Turbo, taking home $7,100.73 in prize money. Orson 'borgatcha' Young finished second for $4,142.09. James 'prpirate420' Vales - $7,100.73 Orson 'borgatcha' Young - $4,142.09 Vincent 'PeoplesChamp' Ciccotelli - $2,366.91 Paul 'theravager4' Vacchio - $1,840.93 Jason 'Gunner_Q10' Gunn - $1,577.94 Mark 'freezer' Johns - $1,314.95 Shiraz007 - $999.35 iamnotblack - $631.17 jaehoez24 - $447.08 Event #57: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on Turbo 559 entries + 1,059 rebuys and 308 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $52,579.80 Event #57: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on Turbo was another big $30 rebuy affair, with a prize pool of $52,579.80 generated from 559 entries, 1,059 rebuys, and 308 add-ons. The winner was 'Sandusky' for $12,619.15. David 'bewater' Goodman ran deep and finished fifth for $2,786.72. Stanton 'stonniePOKES' Tentnowski placed sixth for $2,260.93, and Ian 'apokerjoker2' Steinman took seventh for $1,682.55. Sandusky - $12,619.15 puperoni - $6,677.63 jhlbrown - $4,364.12 BirdGang - $3,312.52 David 'bewater' Goodman - $2,786.72 Stanton 'stonniePOKES' Tentnowski - $2,260.93 Ian 'apokerjoker2' Steinman - $1,682.55 Wiscer - $1,104.17 Matthew 'biscuits' Butwell - $736.11 Event #58: $100 NL Freezeout 487 entries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $44,804 In Event #58: $100 NL Freezeout, 'Tracer32' took first place, winning five figures for a $10,976.98 payday. He defeated Darin 'sixiron' Stratton in heads-up play. Tracer32 - $10,976.98 Darin 'sixiron' Stratton - $6,160.55 Jeff 'Tesla420' Marko - $3,763.53 seacolt11 - $2,867.45 DJEsquire - $2,410.41 helionic - $1,971.37 Raymond 'igivbadbeats' Palmieri - $1,478.53 Michael 'ParxBigStax' Marder - $985.68 Thayer 'rasta_RAF' Rasmussen - $649.65 Event #59: $100 PLO8 8-Max Reentry 104 entries + 47 reentries Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $26,299 The final event of the day was Event #59: $100 PLO8 8-Max Reentry, and it was William 'thekid32' Griffin taking top honors for $3,889.76. William 'thekid32' Griffin - $3,889.76 indridcold - $2,250.50 Liliana24 - $1,291.95 Stephen 'oregontilt' Johnson - $1,014.11 foldylox - $875.19 cinoptic - $736.27 funkychicken - $583.46 toshibadrill - $388.97 Event #60: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 742 entries + 1,097 rebuys and 530 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $43,826.50 In Event #60: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on, a field of 742 players produced 1,097 rebuys and 530 add-ons for a prize pool of $43,826.50. Winning the biggest chunk of that was 'roofus,' who took home $10,080.09 for the victory. roofus - $10,080.09 ace4412 - $5,324.91 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $3,506.12 chaipoker - $2,629.59 JT355 - $2,191.32 XxBANKSxX - $1,753.06 Kai 'mrpineapple' Yang - $1,270.96 jaehoez24 - $788.87 Zuljin - $569.74 Event #61: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry 310 entries + 208 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $47,656 In Event #61: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry, Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio topped all competitors to win the $8,149.17 first-place prize. Cappuccio beat out Thomas 'pompyouup' Pomponio in heads-up play, with Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha finishing sixth for his second WSOP.com Spring Online Championships final table of the series. Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio - $8,149.17 Thomas 'pompyouup' Pomponio - $6,028.48 Kvitka - $4,446.30 allenrob - $3,269.20 Joshua '808Grinder' Suyat - $2,540.06 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $1,939.59 Event #62: $50 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on Turbo 232 entries + 338 rebuys and 144 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $32,487 Jeff 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye has made a few WSOP.com Spring Online Championships final tables this series and now he's come out on top in Event #62: $50 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on Turbo. Tanouye won the event for $8,609.05. Jeff 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye - $8,609.05 James 'prpirate420' Vales - $5,035.48 Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco - $2,875.09 Blake 'obiwin' Kelso - $2,209.11 d2013 - $1,884.24 Dan 'feeltheflow' Sindelar - $1,559.37 Srikar 'redraider' Chadhivae - $1,169.53 ValueBluff - $779.68 squirmjerm - $552.27 Event #63: $30 NL 30 for 30 Rebuy + Add-on 715 entries + 1,434 rebuys and 380 add-ons Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $69,041.70 'Greenfien' topped Event #63: $30 NL 30 for 30 Rebuy + Add-on to win $15,879.59. That was the largest first-place prize from Saturday's WSOP.com Spring Online Championships events. He beat James 'aggie69' Agate in heads-up play. Greenfien - $15,879.59 James 'aggie69' Agate - $8,388.56 SmokeJenson - $5,523.33 Pierre 'P_aire_146' Deissler - $4,142.50 khalpapa - $3,452.08 Tommy_Nuts - $2,761.66 Joseph 'joeyrup' Skorupa - $2,002.20 rockythecat - $1,242.75 Seat.9 - $897.54 Event #64: $50 PLO 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on 146 entries + 207 rebuys and 82 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $19,792.50 In Event #64: $50 PLO 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on, Daniel 'bunzer07' Jordan finished in first place to win $5,541.90. Jordan topped a field of 146 entries, 207 rebuys, and 82 add-ons to take the title. Former WSOP.com Player of the Year Ted 'olmuggins' Ely finished fifth for $1,504.23. Daniel 'bunzer07' Jordan - $5,541.90 dyagong - $3,364.72 Stephen 'nj_treeve' Ma - $2,098.00 bluffjam - $1,702.15 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $1,504.23 Daniel 'aintnojoke' Gordon - $1,049.00 Bilbobuyins - $851.07 Stephen 'argyle123' Moreschi - $653.15 Event #65: $100 NL Reentry 343 entries + 181 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $48,208 In Event #65: $100 NL Reentry, a field of 343 entries and 181 reentries generated a prize pool of $48,208. Finishing in first place was Eric 'bill_luga' Blair, who took home $8,243.56 for the victory. Blair beat out Glenn 'deemsta' Poole in heads-up play. Peter 'pbraglia' Braglia finished third for $4,497.80. Eric 'bill_luga' Blair - $8,243.56 Glenn 'deemsta' Poole - $6,098.31 Peter 'pbraglia' Braglia - $4,497.80 garymc915 - $3,307.06 Eric 'powwow' Ethans - $2,569.48 Simba888 - $1,962.06 TAHOESKIBUM - $1,489.62 BobMerwald - $1,132.88 ladyfingers - $843.64 Event #66: $250 NL Saturday Special 8-Max Reentry 185 entries + 141 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $75,958 Saturday's Event #66: $250 NL Saturday Special 8-Max Reentry was a big one, with a prize pool that fell just short of $76,000 and had more than $15,000 up top. Winning it all was 'mikerunsJ10' for $15,115.64, but he wasn't the only player to win five figures in this event. Allen 'Itsfun77' Summerville finished second for $11,363.31. Joseph 'melonhead' Bartholdi, a World Poker Tour champion, took third for $8,530.08. Another WPT champion and a WPT commentator, Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst, finished fifth for $4,785.35. mikerunsJ10 - $15,115.64 Allen 'Itsfun77' Summerville - $11,363.31 Joseph 'melonhead' Bartholdi - $8,530.08 Daniel 'stayactive' Chan - $6,403.25 Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst - $4,785.35 Matthew 'gitgot' Volosevich - $3,615.60 Bellavita1 - $2,719.29 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon - $2,012.88 Event #67: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo 255 entries + 177 reentries Guarantee: $12,500 Prize pool: $29,808 In the fast-aced Event #67: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo, 'ThisGUYeye' beat all competitors to win the $5,538.32 first-place prize. ThisGUYeye - $5,538.32 geminisid - $4,098.60 weweweasel - $3,025.51 filtrim - $2,220.69 agiokosta - $1,728.86 James 'jumbomom' Hundt - $1,311.55 Jeffrey 'IQ84.' Gotts - $998.56 FTHTS - $760.10 Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty - $566.35 Event #68: $75 NL Knockout 567 entries Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $40,257 Sunday gave us Event #68: $75 NL Knockout first and it attracted a field of 567 entries that quadrupled the $10,000 guarantee. The last player standing was 'shlap,' who earned $6,259.68 in prize money plus $200 in bounties. shlap - $6,259.68 + $200 in bounties semibizz - $3,312.41 + $75 in bounties mferr1209 - $2,164.80 + $300 in bounties Drew 'dudeguydrew' O'Connell - $1,643.16 + $225 in bounties MrPerfect - $1,382.34 + $250 in bounties Pumpalicious - $1,121.52 + $250 in bounties mitchmurphy - $834.62 + $75 in bounties lazybones - $547.72 + $75 in bounties ImStackinU - $365.14 + $75 in bounties Event #69: $100 NL Player Appreciation 1,878 entries + 1,137 reentries Guarantee: $100,000 Prize pool: $277,380 Event #69: $100 NL Player Appreciation was a huge one. With 1,878 entries and 1,137 reentries, the event's $100,000 guarantee was crushed. The prize pool came in at $277,380, which was the largest of the day and one of three six-figure prize pools in the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships action on Sunday. Taking home the biggest chunk was 'pullnpeel,' who won $55,476. Jake 'tooletime13' Toole placed fourth for $15,810.66 in what was the start of an epic Sunday for him. This was one of three final tables he made in the day's WSOP.com Spring Online Championships events, with each of the three banking him a five-figure score. pullnpeel - $55,476 Hand_Banana - $29,124.90 TheSuitBig29 - $21,358.26 Jake 'tooletime13' Toole - $15,810.66 Patrick 'deezer' Lacey - $13,036.86 Wigler13 - $10,236.06 BluChpBandit - $7,489.26 Julian 'julian' Parmann - $4,438.08 iamnotblack - $3,328.56 Event #70: $320 NL Sunday Special 532 entries + 329 reentries Guarantee: $150,000 Prize pool: $258,300 Event #70: $320 NL Sunday Special was another really big one, with 532 entries and 329 reentries generating a $258,300 prize pool. First place was $38,977.47 and it was won by Jake 'tooletime13' Toole. We told you he had an epic Sunday and this was part of it. Toole beat Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong in heads-up play, with Cheong taking home $28,877.94. in prize money. Sasidhar 'samiam22' Bobba finished third for $21,309.75, and Katie 'azulciel' Stone placed fourth for $15,601.32. Jake 'tooletime13' Toole - $38,977.47 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $28,877.94 Sasidhar 'samiam22' Bobba - $21,309.75 Katie 'azulciel' Stone - $15,601.32 stlbel - $12,114.27 TIPnTimeBOMB - $9,928.80 ct188 - $7,025.76 Sang 'youngkoi' Lee - $5,346.81 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $4,055.31 Event #71: $11 NL Rebuy + Add-on 966 entries + 2,162 rebuys and 444 add-ons Guarantee: $22,222 Prize pool: $40,360 There was a lot of action in Event #71: $11 NL Rebuy + Add-on, with 966 players firing 2,162 rebuys and 444 add-ons. Taking first place was 'thebullet,' who won $8,879.20. In second place was Joseph 'JOEYdaMUSH' Galazzo. thebullet - $8,879.20 Joseph 'JOEYdaMUSH' Galazzo - $4,580.86 DannyMcBride - $3,188.44 3ofSpade - $2,381.24 forthekids - $1,977.64 Mark 'freezer' Johns - $1,574.04 goldendollar - $1,170.44 whysomuch - $726.48 Mycology - $524.68 Event #72: $1,000 NL High Roller 8-Max Reentry 255 entries + 177 reentries Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $29,808 As you'd expect from a $1,000 buy-in online tournament, especially in the regulated US online poker market, the field was stacked with big names. The final table of Event #72: $1,000 NL High Roller 8-Max Reentry was exactly that, it was stacked. Winning it all was Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger for $36,389.32, and he beat Krista 'Pollux' Gifford in heads-up play. Shannon 'aulophobia' Shorr finished third, Darren 'darrenelias' Elias took fourth, and then Jake 'tooletime13' Toole capped off his awesome Sunday with a fifth-place finish. One of the most legendary players in online poker history finished eighth, with Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman taking home $4,790.28. Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger - $36,389.32 Krista 'Pollux' Gifford - $27,262.57 Shannon 'aulophobia' Shorr - $20,421.72 Darren 'darrenelias' Elias - $15,328.89 Jake 'tooletime13' Toole - $11,496.67 Gordon 'veilleux' Vayo - $8,622.50 Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco - $6,454.27 Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman - $4,790.28
  14. The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships are on to the second week of play. The series features 100 events and more than $4 million in guaranteed prize money, and players from Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware are driving some incredible action. This article will focus on tracking the results and winners for the next batch of events. The series runs through Sunday, May 3. Through the events that took place on Sunday, April 19, and including the 12 'warmup' tournaments leading into the series, this edition of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships has generated more than $4.068 million in combined prize pools. To this point, the total guarantees have been $1.594 million. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"] WSOP Spring Championships Results Event #25: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on 604 entries + 1,010 rebuys and 318 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $52,743.60 The first WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event of Monday was Event #25: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on. It attracted 604 entries and had 1,010 rebuys and 318 add-ons for a $52,743.60 prize pool. Finishing in first place was 'martillo1978,' who scooped up a payday of $12,394.74. Also reaching the final table was Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter, who ultimately finished in ninth for $738.41. martillo1978 - $12,394.74 Kidpkrpl - $6,592.95 John 'notyourfault' Alesi - $4,324.97 Steven 'freshcakes' Grybas - $3,270.10 gmoney0901 - $2,742.66 Zino55555 - $2,215.23 Buggi - $1,635.05 Heizenberg7 - $1,054.87 Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter - $738.41 Event #26: $75 NL Deepstack Reentry 396 entries + 150 reentries Guarantee: $17,500 Prize pool: $37,674 Event #26: $75 NL Deepstack Reentry brought out 396 players. Add in the 150 reentries that were made and the $17,500 guarantee was more than doubled with a $37,674 prize pool. Winning it all was David 'AvidSmores' Somers for $6,442.25. He defeated Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio in heads-up play. Finishing this event in fourth place was Eric 'circleball' Baldwin, who took home $2,584.43 in prize money. David 'AvidSmores' Somers - $6,442.25 Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio - $4,765.76 kingjackoff - $3,514.98 Eric 'circleball' Baldwin - $2,584.43 Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $2,008.02 daan_p - $1,533.33 BRUTE_U - $1,164.12 Kyle 'buck609' Buckberg - $885.33 tonyjtonyj - $659.29 Event #27: $50 NL Monster Stack Rebuy + Add-on Super Turbo 150 entries + 167 rebuys and 99 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $18,928 Event #27: $50 NL Monster Stack Rebuy + Add-on Super Turbo was capped at 150 entries and that's what the field got. Those players ponied up 167 rebuys and 99 add-ons to create an $18,928 prize pool. Maneuvering his way to the winner's circle was Joon 'jykpoker' Kim, who picked up $3,948.38 for the victory. Also reaching the final table was John 'notyourfault' Alesi, who placed fifth for $1,258.71. It was the second WSOP.com Spring Online Championships final table of the day for Alesi, who also took third in Event #25 for 4,324.97. Joon 'jykpoker' Kim - $3,948.38 phatdaddy - $2,977.37 imnotgood - $2,220.25 Jeffrey 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye - $1,667.55 John 'notyourfault' Alesi - $1,258.71 Michael 'mmk32' Kouser - $952.07 FlowerPower - $715.47 Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds - $535.66 compton23 - $410.73 Event #28: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on 553 entries + 775 rebuys and 357 add-ons Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $76,667.50 Ryan 'WHOSYOURDODD' Dodd took the big first-place prize in Event #28: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on. The field of 553 entries helped create a prize pool of $76,667.50 thanks to 775 rebuys and 357 add-ons. For Dodd, it was his second final table of the series to date. Finishing in third place was Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger for $6,363.40. Ryan 'WHOSYOURDODD' Dodd - $18,400.20 foton149 - $9,736.77 Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger - $6,363.40 pokerkid1989 - $4,830.05 Shaun 'BoDoesKnow' Boscia - $4,063.37 Robert 'wronghole' Olmsted - $3,296.70 paink1ller - $2,453.36 Michael 'njstella14' Stella - $1,610.01 davesshnoz - $1,073.34 Event #29: $1,000 NL High Roller 6-Max Reentry 162 entries + 113 reentries Guarantee: $100,000 Prize pool: $262,625 The first $1,000 buy-in event of the series was Event #29: $1,000 NL High Roller 6-Max Reentry. It had 162 entries and 113 reentries for a guarantee-crushing prize pool of $262,625. Finishing on top was Chris 'johnsonck' Johnson, who took home the $53,522.97 first-place prize. Among those to reach the final table, Jake 'tooletime13' Toole finished third for $30,044.30 and Shannon 'aulophobia' Shorr took fifth for $16,965.57. Chris 'johnsonck' Johnson - $53,522.97 TheGlyph - $40,365.46 Jake 'tooletime13' Toole - $30,044.30 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $22,533.22 Shannon 'aulophobia' Shorr - $16,965.57 William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $12,789.83 Event #30: $300 NL Knockout 249 entries Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $70,218 Event #30: $300 NL Knockout also smashed its guarantee thanks to a $70,218 prize pool. This knockout tournament was won by 'LuckyRiver22,' who took home $12,009.27 plus $1,500 in bounties. Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro finished fourth in what was his fifth final table of the series. Jesse 'mrjessejames' Sylvia took seventh. LuckyRiver22 - $12,009.27 + $1,500 in bounties jigesh - $7,024.29 + $400 in bounties Kenneth 'ace710' Neri - $4,010.64 + $1,000 in bounties Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $3,081.62 + $1,100 in bounties Dan 'Feeltheflow' Sindelar - $2,628.44 + $1,100 in bounties Anthony 'knittingboy' Hill - $2,175.26 + $600 in bounties Jesse 'mrjessejames' Sylvia - $1,631.44 + $300 in bounties il_signore - $1,087.63 + $100 in bounties Matthew 'martycohen' Weiss - $770.40 + $400 in bounties Event #31: $30 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Super Add-on 785 entries + 1,677 rebuys and 443 add-ons Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $79,306.50 In Event #31: $30 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Super Add-on, 'trojans7389' was victorious and took home a big score of $18,240.49. The event's $25,000 guarantee was more than tripled thanks to 1,677 rebuys and 443 add-ons from a field of 785 players. In the end, 'trojans7389' beat Robert 'AdvPlay' Feathers in heads-up play. trojans7389 - $18,240.49 Robert 'AdvPlay' Feathers - $9,635.73 David 'zuleh' Bagheri - $6,344.52 John 'notyourfault' Alesi - $4,758.39 Krups622000 - $3,965.32 Yournotsure - $3,172.26 Calvin 'GimeY0cheez' Oliver - $2,299.88 Losttime - $1,427.51 davesshnoz - $1,030.98 Event #32: $100 NL Reentry 348 entries + 186 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $49,128 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz took the title in Event #32: $100 NL Reentry on Wednesday, finishing in first place from a field of 348 entries to win $8,400.88. Schwartz defeated 'Shiraz007' in heads-up play and it was Kailash 'mavs19' Pande taking third. Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $8,400.88 Shiraz007 - $6,214.69 Kailash 'mavs19' Pande - $4,583.64 Dustin 'crazypoorazn' Lee - $3,370.18 John 'beastro' - $2,618.52 Ruby_ - $1,999.50 Filip 'monster9' Cvetinovic - $1,518.05 Vincent 'PeoplesChamp' Ciccotelli - $1,154.50 johndoe31 - $859.74 Event #33: $50 NL 8-Max Rebuy Turbo 284 entries + 330 rebuys Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $28,244 It's been a pretty awesome few weeks on WSOP.com for Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne. In the recent WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series, he had a fourth-place finish in the $525 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for $45,360 followed by a win in the $1,000 Grand Finale High Roller 6-Max for $90,600. Doyne's latest success came from winning Event #33: $50 NL 8-Max Rebuy Turbo of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships for $7,343.44. Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne - $7,343.44 IMaGOAT - $4,236.60 Thomas 'zebra_debra' Sabatino - $2,485.47 pferdferd - $1,920.59 Frank 'spaghetiii' Marasco - $1,609.90 oroylza - $1,327.46 James 'prpirate420' Vales - $1,016.78 Harrison 'harrisond33' Dobin - $677.85 Event #34: $30 NL 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on 702 entries + 1,401 rebuys and 389 add-ons Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $68,031.60 Event #34: $30 NL 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on was another big $30 rebuy event as part of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships, drawing 702 entries, 1,401 rebuys, and 389 add-ons for a $68,031.60 prize pool. Taking first place was 'tomte,' who picked up $15,647.26 for the win. tomte - $15,647.26 Hand_Banana - $8,265.83 Jeffrey 'IQ84.' Gotts - $5,442.52 bovic - $4,081.89 Michael 'Bballlind10' Lind - $3,401.58 TopBobSecret - $2,721.26 trinindy - $1,972.91 8OchoCougar8 - $1,225 Event #35: $250 NL 6-Max Reentry 271 entries + 190 reentries Guarantee: $40,000 Prize pool: $109,277 Event #35: $250 NL 6-Max Reentry generated a six-figure prize pool with a field of 271 entries and 190 reentries. Up top was $20,303.66 and it was Jim 'BOCARATONE' Collopy defeating Tim 'married' Begley to win it all. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai, winner of the recent WSOP.com Winter OC Main Event, finished third. Jim 'BOCARATONE' Collopy - $20,303.66 Tim 'married' Begley - $15,025.58 Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai - $11,091.61 Steven 'freshcakes' Grybas $8,141.13 nevera $6,338.06 codyra0621 $4,808.18 Event #36: $50 PLO 6-Max Rebuy + Add-on 175 entries + 241 rebuys + 103 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $23,614.50 The third event of the Thursday was Event #36: $50 PLO 6-Max Rebuy + Add-on. After a field of 175 entries generated 241 rebuys and 103 add-ons, there was a $23,614.50 prize pool to play for. 'ChegaSaudade' was victorious in the tournament, winning $6,375.91. Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger, Ted 'olmuggins' Ely, and Dan 'feeltheflow' Sindelar also reached the final table. ChegaSaudade - $6,375.91 Zagosh - $3,778.32 Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger - $2,361.45 strbkslvrs - $1,889.16 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $1,653.01 Dan 'feeltheflow' Sindelar - $1,157.11 Event #37: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on 652 entries + 1,273 rebuys + 360 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $62,380.50 In Event #37: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on, a field of 652 entries produced 1,273 rebuys and 360 add-ons to balloon the prize pool to $62,380.50. Matthew 'mattyflushes' Larkin proved to be the last man standing and for that he was awarded with the event's $14,659.41 first-place prize. Taking second place was Noam 'Lokass27' Muallem for $7,797.56 and then it was Michael 'brocklesnar' Holtz resulting in third for $5,115.20. Matthew 'mattyflushes' Larkin - $14,659.41 Noam 'Lokass27' Muallem - $7,797.56 Michael 'brocklesnar' Holtz - $5,115.20 seacolt11 - $3,867.59 ImStackinU - $3,243.78 joeyup - $2,619.98 whysomuch - $1,933.79 sean_naes - $1,247.61 gunit102278 - $873.32 Event #38: $215 NL Monster Stack 1x Reentry 175 entries + 54 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $45,800 Event #38: $215 NL Monster Stack 1x Reentry drew a field of 175 entries. The event was capped at 175 entries, so this tournament reached its capacity. Those players helped boost the prize pool by adding in 54 reentries and there was $45,800 up for grabs. 'Eddiegood598' was the winner, taking home $9,334.04 for the victory. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout placed sixth for $2,230.46. Eddiegood598 - $9,334.04 goldwatch - $7,039.46 Anthony 'boom81boom' Chin - $5,239.52 Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk - $3,929.64 Brandon 'HORUS' Eisen - $2,958.68 Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $2,230.46 Jeehoez24 - $1,685.44 Yo_Dude - $1,254.92 Sergei 'Copone' Kislinskii - $957.22 Event #39: $100 NL Reentry 366 entries + 214 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $53,360 'Looch_Vegas' won $9,124.56 for his victory in Event #39: $100 NL Reentry. He topped a field of 366 entries and 214 reentries. Finishing in eighth place was 'seacolt11,' who earned $1,253.96. Earlier in the day, 'seacolt11' placed fourth in Event #37 for $3,867.59. Daniel 'juice' Buzgon finish ninth for $933.80. Looch_Vegas - $9,124.56 MoZZZZy - $6,750.04 paymemymoney - $4,978.48 MonkeyGrindr - $3,660.49 mousebreezah - $2,844.08 Joe 'ul_gg' Mitchell - $2,171.75 tILTaWAY - $1,648.82 seacolt11 - $1,253.96 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon - $933.80 Event #40: $10 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 1,019 entries + 2,249 rebuys and 594 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $34,144.20 Event #40 of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships gave us more low buy-in, big payday rebuy action. This $10 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on tournament had a prize pool guarantee of $10,000 that was more than tripled with $34,144.20 up for grabs from 1,019 entries, 2,249 rebuys, and 594 add-ons. Finishing in first place and taking home the $7,556 top prize was 'poker_player.' poker_player - $7,556.00 immunity - $3,901.00 Papabeard2 - $2,706.10 drsnap31 - $2,003.21 thousandaire - $1,651.77 Luke1.37 - $1,300.33 mikelowryyy - $948.89 Thomas 'pompyouup' Pomponio - $562.30 agent007 - $421.73 Event #41: $100 NL Reentry 450 entries + 275 reentries Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $66,700 'Shiraz007' was the winner of Saturday's Event #41: $100 NL Reentry. He topped the field of 450 entries and 275 reentries to take home $10,631.98 in prize money. 'Shiraz007' topped 'jthollywood' in heads-up play, and then Ryan 'protential' Laplante finished third. Shiraz007 - $10,631.98 jthollywood - $7,870.60 Ryan 'protential' Laplante - $5,802.90 Antonius27 - $4,255.46 pocketdeucer - $3,308.32 demodom - $2,527.93 gifafi - $1,914.29 devilsfan22 - $1,454.06 Jonathan 'jondukes' Lampkin - $1,093.88 Event #42: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo 244 entries + 151 reentries Guarantee: $12,500 Prize pool: $27,255 A fast and furious affair, Event #42: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo was done in the blink of an eye. Up top, 'Lobenzo' took home $5,232.96 for winning the event, defeating Brandon 'HORUS' Eisen in heads-up play. Lobenzo - $5,232.96 Brandon 'HORUS' Eisen - $3,905.64 hellofriend - $2,921.73 Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco - $2,180.40 jemmaball - $1,676.18 AtlasRise - $1,280.98 Vinny 'brownmagic' Pahuja - $967.55 c0nky - $716.80 mtubelli - $539.64 Event #43: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on 746 entries + 1,410 rebuys and 429 add-ons Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $70,570.50 Sunday's WSOP.com Spring Online Championships action was exciting, and it started with Event #43: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on creating a big $70,570.50 prize pool thanks to 746 players, 1,410 rebuys, and 429 add-ons. Up top was $16,231.21 and that prize went to Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn, who defeated Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris in heads-up play. Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $16,231.21 Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris - $8,574.31 Blake 'obiwin' Kelso - $5,645.64 pferdferd - $4,234.23 ReillysLuck - $3,528.52 James 'prpirate420' Vales - $2,822.82 Brian 'bmack1335' McKinney - $2,046.54 pokherharder - $1,270.26 Paul 'meandharpua' Hirschorn - $917.41 Event #44: $215 NL Sunday Special 705 entries + 389 reentries Guarantee: $100,000 Prize pool: $218,800 WSOP.com's Sunday Special was part of the site's Spring Online Championships once again. This time, the $100,000 guaranteed tournament had a prize pool of $218,800 thanks to 705 entries and 389 reentries. New Jersey's Stuart 'studog' Gold topped them all to win the $31,726 first-place prize. Gold beat David 'bewater' Goodman in the end, with Goodman taking home $23,477.24. James 'prpirate420' Vales finished in seventh, which was his second Spring Online Championships final table of the day. Stuart 'studog' Gold - $31,726.00 David 'bewater' Goodman - $23,477.24 TheSuitBig29 - $17,263.32 000000 - $12,624.76 Pierre 'P_aire_146' Deissler - $9,802.24 MouseBreezah $7,504.84 James 'prpirate420' Vales - $5,666.92 Makaveli $4,288.48 BobMerwald $3,260.12 Event #45: $55 NL Sunday 50 Rebuy + Add-on 649 entries + 1,199 rebuys and 334 add-ons Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $109,100 In Event #45: $55 NL Sunday 50 Rebuy + Add-on, 'c0nky' beat out Katie 'katelin' Lindsay to win the $25,638.50 top prize. Lindsay took $13,637.50 for her second-place result. Also reaching this final table were Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter, Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon, and Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro. c0nky - $25,638.50 Katie 'katelin' Lindsay - $13,637.50 iamnotblack - $8,946.20 Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter - $6,764.20 jaehoez24 - $5,673.20 mitchmurphy - $4,582.20 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $3,382.10 nokilok - $2,182.00 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $1,527.40 Event #46: $1,000 NL High Roller 8-Max Reentry 96 entries + 39 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $128,925 In the big buy-in Event #46: $1,000 NL High Roller 8-Max Reentry, William 'swaggyb' Corvino finished in first place to take home $28,750.27. Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts took second for $21,530.47 and Patrick 'Synesthesia' Eskandar placed third for $16,154.30. William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $28,750.27 Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $21,530.47 Patrick 'Synesthesia' Eskandar - $16,154.30 Paul 'theravager4' Vacchio - $12,118.95 Brian 'bmack1335' McKinney - $9,089.21 Louis 'King_Tubby' Salter - $6,807.24 Brandon 'sheatheodore' Meyers - $5,105.43 johndoe31 - $3,738.82
  15. The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships officially kicked off on Sunday, April 5. The series features 100 events and more than $4 million in guaranteed prize money, and players from Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware are driving some incredible action. The series runs through Sunday, May 3, and PocketFives will be tracking the results throughout. Let's take a look at the latest winners from the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. Through the events that took place on Sunday, April 12, and including the 12 'warmup' tournaments, this edition of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships has generated more than $2.374 million in combined prize pools. To this point, the total guarantees have been $939,722. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"] WSOP Spring Championships Results Event #1: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on 862 entries + 1,524 rebuys and 458 add-ons Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $77,641.20 The first WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event draw 862 players. Those players accounted for 1,524 rebuys and 458 add-ons to make for a $77,641.20 prize pool, easily surpassing the $30,000 guarantee. Coming out on top to win the $17,469.27 first-place prize was 'miw210x.' Daniel 'juice' Buzgon finished third for $6,133.65 and Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon took sixth for $3,028. miw210x – $17,469.27 Thomas 'pompyouup' Pomponio – $9,084.02 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon – $6,133.65 poppy12189 – $4,580.83 retilt – $3,804.41 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon – $3,028 Joshua 'zeal1906' Ray – $2,251.59 Zizi7 – $1,397.54 Daniel 'SilasSilver' Turner – $1,009.33 Event #2: $215 NL Sunday Special 732 entries + 354 reentries Guarantee: $100,000 Prize pool: $217,200 The largest prize pool from Sunday came from the $215 buy-in Sunday Special. The event had a $100,000 guarantee that was more than doubled thanks to a $217,200 prize pool. The event had 732 entries and 354 reentries. Finishing in first place was 'obliprabu,' taking home the $31.494 top prize. It was the largest online tournament score for 'obliprabu,' per PocketFives. He defeated 'D2013' in heads-up play. Jeffrey 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye finished in seventh for $5,625.48. obliprabu - $31,494 D2013 – $23,305.56 ezsqueez – $17,137.08 gladiator8 – $12,532.44 Jeremy 'nothinpersonl' Kottler – $9,730.56 mnrlaf04 – $7,449.96 Jeffrey 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye – $5,625.48 Michael 'HANKdaTANK' St. John – $4,257.12 lalaanthony – $3,236.28 Event #3: $55 NL Sunday 50 689 entries + 1,267 rebuys and 307 add-ons Guarantee: $50,000 Prize pool: $113,150 The third and final event on Sunday was the $55 buy-in Sunday 50. It attracted a field of 689 players, who fired 1,267 rebuys and 307 add-ons. Up top was $26,590.25 and that prize went to 'bunzer07.' Pierce 'Victoria53' McKeller finished second for $14,143.75, Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon placed fourth for $7,015.30, and Jeffrey 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye took ninth for $1,584.10. For Tanouye, it was his second big final table of the day, with the other coming in the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships $215 Sunday Special. bunzer07 - $26,590.25 Pierce 'Victoria53' McKeller - $14,143.75 Timothy 'married' Begley - $9,278.30 Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon - $7,015.30 Peter 'Zdvol632' Simicic - $5,883.80 truffleup - $4,752.30 jtdd24 - $3,507.65 Christopher 'DontBluffMe1' Ryan - $2,263 Jeffrey 'J_Tanouye' Tanouye – $1,584.10 Event #4: $100 NL NLH Knockout 480 entries Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $45,120 Event #4: $100 NL NLH Knockout drew 480 players to the knockout competition to create a prize pool that was three times the guarantee, $45,120. It was Sean 'sps8710' Seifert topping them all. Seifert took home $8,114.40 in prize money plus $375 in bounties. Sean 'sps8710' Seifert - $8,114.40 + $375 in bounties smallglasses - $4,554 + $175 in bounties bundleofjoy - $2,782.08 + $200 in bounties Jason 'Gunner_Q10' Gunn - $2,119.68 + $225 in bounties cam3493 - $1,788.48 + $50 in bounties riichie902 - $1,457.28 + $125 in bounties Andrew 'SLOPHOUSE' Rose - $1,092.96 + $75 in bounties Anthony 'jackfruit808' Diep - $728.64 + $100 in bounties JohnnyB15 – $480.24 + $225 in bounties Event #5: $100 NL Reentry 433 entries + 302 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $67,620 Michael 'brocklesnar' Holz won Event #5: $100 NL Reentry, scoring $10,778.62. He defeated 'lypps55' in heads-up play, and PocketFives member Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty took third for $5,882.94. The tournament had a $30,000 prize guarantee that was more than doubled thanks to 433 entries and 302 reentries for a $67,620 prize pool. Michael 'brocklesnar' Holz - $10,778.62 lypps55 - $7,979.16 Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty - $5,882.94 Jeff 'Tesla420' Marko - $4,314.15 CubsFan2016 - $3,353.95 James 'aggie69' Agate - $2,562.79 Faithfully29 - $1,940.69 Specialk333 - $1,474 Angel 'chromeking' Lopez – $1,108.96 Event #6: $88 8x8 8-Max Rebuy Turbo 196 entries + 142 rebuys Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $27,040 Valentyn 'tiktakonelov' Shabelnyk topped Event #6: $88 8x8 8-Max Rebuy Turbo to win $7,300.80. If the name rings familiar, it could be because Shabelnyk also recently won an event during the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series. Paul 'ToTheMoon' Dewald finished second and Daniel 'redsoxnets5' Sewnig took third. Valentyn 'tiktakonelov' Shabelnyk - $7,300.80 Paul 'ToTheMoon' Dewald - $4,258.80 Daniel 'redsoxnets5' Sewnig - $2,433.60 James 'prpirate420' Vales - $1,892.80 Paul 'TheRaVaGeR4' Vacchio - $1,622.40 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $1,352 Steven 'Anonymous' Mlenak - $1,027.52 Kevin 'skywalker12' Rasor - $648.96 Event #7: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on 462 entries + 448 rebuys and 345 add-ons Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $57,102.50 The first event on Tuesday was the $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on tournament that had a $20,000 guarantee. With 462 players, 448 rebuys, and 345 add-ons, a prize pool of $57,102.50 was generated. Taking home the lion's share of that prize pool was 'mtubelli,' who won $13,990.11 for first place. Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey placed sixth for $2,512.51. mtubelli - $13,990.11 Jenny 'Mobey' Svancara - $7,851.59 Lisa 'picklechips1' Pickle - $4,796.61 Thefireman77 - $3,654.56 David 'dak1616' Kotler - $3,083.53 Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $2,512.51 Michael 'KingJames302' Lavenburg - $1,884.38 dogmai - $1,256.25 Eric 'slickrick99' Ruffman - $827.98 Event #8: $500 Special Tuesday Showdown Reentry 201 entries + 162 reentries Guarantee: $75,000 Prize pool: $169,521 The biggest tournament on Tuesday was the $500 buy-in Special Tuesday Showdown, and it attracted 201 entries. Those entries also fired 162 reentries to smash the $75,000 guarantee with a $169,521 prize pool. Finishing atop the pack was Brian 'JackBogle' Altman, winning $32,548.03. He beat Danny 'jackdaniels1' Wong in heads-up play. Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro finished third in what was his second final table appearance of the series. Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong took fifth. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $32,548.03 Danny 'jackdaniels1' Wong - $24,292.35 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $18,172.65 Williams 'thekid32' Griffin - $13,561.68 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $10,425.54 Kenneth 'ace710' Neri - $7,967.48 Jacob 'Bandit275' Powers - $6,017.99 Jeffrey 'JefferinoH1' Hong - $4,458.40 nickpezz89 - $3,356.51 Event #9: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo 356 entries + 261 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $42,573 In the third and final event of Tuesday, 'chairmandust' won the $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo for $7,279.98. He defeated a field of 356 entries and 261 reentries. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout finished fourth for $2,920.50 and Jonathan 'jetsfan14' Borenstein took sixth for $1,732.72. chairmandust - $7,279.98 beeep - $5,385.48 1ofakind - $3,972.06 Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $2,920.50 Srikar 'redraider' Chadhivae - $2,269.14 Jonathan 'jetsfan14' Borenstein - $1,732.72 helionic - $1,315.50 Joseph 'joeyrup' Skorupa - $1,000.46 weweweasel - $745.02 Event #10: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 819 entries + 1,108 rebuys and 593 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $46,620 The action was fast and furious in Event #10: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on, with 819 players firing 1,108 rebuys and 593 add-ons to more than triple the $15,000 guarantee. Winning it was Rajendra 'vsamba' Mahadevappa, who took home a first-place payday of $10,489.50. Rajendra 'vsamba' Mahadevappa - $10,489.50 Sixes - $5,454.54 n00kzz - $3,682.98 SpitFireFlow - $2,750.58 pokerkid1989 - $2,284.38 Brand 'HORUS' Eisen - $1,818.18 bigal10 - $1,351.98 Captainrandy - $839.16 walterpere11 - $606.06 Event #11: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry 395 entries + 296 reentries Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $63,572 Another five-figure score went to the winner of Event #11: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry, and it was 'TIPnTimeBOMB' earning first place. He took home $10,870.81 after defeating 'iWant2Win' in second place. Also reaching the final table, Matthew 'mendey' Mendez finished third and Thomas 'zebra_debra' Sabatino placed fifth. TIPnTimeBOMB - $10,870.81 iWant2Win - $8,041.85 Matthew 'mendey' Mendez - $5,931.26 Rockynyc13 - $4,361.03 Thomas 'zebra_debra' Sabatino - $3,388.38 Veeez - $2,587.38 Event #12: $50 NL Freezeout 594 entries Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $27,324 The third and final WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event on Wednesday was Event #12: $50 NL Freezeout. It generated 594 entries for a $27,324 prize pool. Longtime PocketFives member David 'bewater' Goodman was the winner, taking home $6,557.76. David 'bewater' Goodman - $6,557.76 ohwonderful - $3,470.14 playwithfire - $2,267.89 herrrooooo - $1,721.41 stlbel - $1,448.17 faithfully29 - $1,174.93 Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean - $874.36 tharpe - $573.80 poker_pixie - $382.53 Event #13: $10 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 1,154 entries + 2,772 rebuys and 663 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $41,759.90 Event #13: $10 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on was a big one, drawing 1,154 players who generated 2,772 rebuys and 663 add-ons. That more than quadrupled the event's $10,000 guarantee with a $41,759.90 prize pool and made way for a $8,978.37 first-place prize to be won. Winning the event was Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman. Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman - $8,978.37 Kevorkian - $4,635.34 MannyLion - $3,215.51 Henry 'Stormheart' Gannon - $2,380.31 GoingNutz - $1,962.71 Cristine 'Dealz420' Yousif - $1,545.11 James 'prpirate420' Vales - $1,127.51 Cody 'STORMBREAKER' Crawford - $688.15 David 'dak1616' Kotler - $501.11 Event #14: $100 NL Freezeout 581 entries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $53,452 On Wednesday, 'stlbel' finished fifth in Event #12: $50 NL Freezeout for $1,448.17. On Thursday, 'stlbel' won Event #14: $100 NL Freezeout for $12,828.48. In the win, 'stlbel' topped a final table that included Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro (2nd - $6,788.40) and Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano (3rd - $4,436.51). stlbel - $12,828.48 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $6,788.40 Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano - $4,436.51 fthts - $3,367.47 Ronnie 'marlasinger' Pease - $2,832.95 Antony 'jackfruit808' Diep - $2,298.43 unequivocal - $1,710.46 David 'GTOB0t' Yoon - $1,122.49 iwant2win - $748.32 Event #15: $50 PLO8 8-Max Reentry 186 entries + 104 reentries Guarantee: $5,000 Prize pool: $13,340 The first non-No Limit Hold'em event of the series was Event #15: $50 PLO8 8-Max Reentry. It drew 186 entries and 104 reentries for a $13,340 prize pool. Finishing atop the field was Matthew 'mendey' Mendez, winning $3,601.80. It was the second final table of the series for Mendez, who previously placed third in Event #11: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry for $5,931.26. Matthew 'mendey' Mendez - $3,601.80 Stephen 'OregonTilt' Johnson - $2,101.05 macataca - $1,200.60 David 'chinoloco' Lu - $933.80 avoidthenoid - $800.40 stdandzooted - $667 Anthony 'Flawlessbink' Maio - $506.92 liter_a_cola - $320.16 Event #16: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on 951 entries + 1,344 rebuys and 670 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $54,852.50 Event #16: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on was another big rebuy event, drawing 951 players who generated 1,344 rebuys and 670 add-ons. Topping the field was Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio for $12,067.55. Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio - $12,067.55 buggi - $6,225.75 Sphinx3 - $4,333.34 ANC_2LV - $3,236.29 smallglasses - $2,687.77 Aces03079 - $2,139.24 Joshua '808Grinder' Suyat - $1,590.72 Aiden13 - $987.34 joetrump - $713.08 Event #17: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry 360 entries + 219 reentries Guarantee: $20,000 Prize pool: $53,268 Brian 'JackBogle' Altman was back in the winner's circle of this series, taking down Event #17: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry for $9,108.82 on Friday. Altman previously won Event #8: $500 Special Tuesday Showdown Reentry for $32,548.03. Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro placed third for $4,969.90. It was Funaro's fourth final table of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. He previously finished sixth in Event #6 for $1,352, third in Event #8 for $18,172.65, and second in Event #14 for $6,788.40. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $9,108.82 miw210x - $6,738.40 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $4,969.90 Anna 'Dusty4' Antimony - $3,654.18 fthts - $2,839.18 WQ10R14 - $2,168 escott121181 - $1,645.98 Sorabh 'jaggyboy13' Jagota - $1,251.79 Justin 'M.A.O.L.I.' Chock - $932.19 Event #18: $50 NL Turbo Deepstack 321 entries + 391 rebuys and 188 add-ons Guarantee: $15,000 Prize pool: $40,950 Ian 'apokerjoker2' Steinman won Event #18: $50 NL Turbo Deepstack for !0,422.25. The event attracted 321 entries and had 391 rebuys plus 188 add-ons, which made for a $40,950 prize pool and crushed the $15,000 guarantee. Ian 'apokerjoker2' Steinman - $10,442.25 ct188 - $5,937.75 Andrew 'SLOPHOUSE' Rose - $3,521.75 jcandidate - $2,702.70 Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco - $2,293.20 gunit102278 - $1,883.70 James 'JUMBOMOM' Hundt - $941.85 Ryan 'WHOSYOURDODD' Dodd - $655.20 Event #19: $30 NL 30 for 30 Rebuy + Add-on 902 entries + 1,534 rebuys and 481 add-ons Guarantee: $30,000 Prize pool: $79,634.10 Joseph 'Daytona103' Udine won Event #19: $30 NL 30 for 30 Rebuy + Add-on on Saturday, topping the field of 902 players to take home $17,519.50. The field generated 1,534 rebuys and 481 add-ons for nearly an $80,000 prize pool. Joseph 'Daytona103' Udine - $17,519.50 lagrock - $9,038.47 AntiKiller - $6,291.09 Daniel 'SilasSilver' Turner - $4,698.41 early1014 - $3,902.07 SLHalper - $3,105.72 azgirlfriend - $2,309.38 Eric 'circleball' Baldwin - $1,433.41 dray313 - $1,035.24 Event #20: $50 PLO 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on 186 entries + 257 rebuys and 104 add-ons Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $24,888.50 Tanner 'bamatide88' Bibat finished in first place in Event #20: $50 PLO 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on, taking home $6,719.89. Bibat topped a field of 186 entries, who accounted for 257 rebuys and 104 add-ons. Tanner 'bamatide88' Bibat - $6,719.89 strbkslvrs - $3,982.16 James 'pokercpa' Hoeppner - $2,488.85 wildbill1963 - $1,991.08 clemslad - $1,742.19 miw210x - $1,219.53 harveyhound - $970.65 makemefold - $721.76 Event #21: $100 NL Reentry 493 entries + 304 reentries Guarantee: $25,000 Prize pool: $73,324 In Event #18: $100 NL Reentry, Ralph 'sosana' Perry found his way to the winner's circle and picked up a payday of $11,687.84. Perry beat Richard 'Moneylives27' Munro in heads-up play, and David 'AvidSmores' Somers finished third. Ralph 'sosana' Perry - $11,687.84 Richard 'Moneylives27' Munro - $8,652.23 David 'AvidSmores' Somers - $6,379.18 William 'SlaweelRyam' Romaine - $4,678.07 Daniel 'bunzer07' Jordan - $3,636.87 rungood27 - $2,778.97 Bet_theRiver - $2,104.39 knightship - $1,598.46 Kailash 'mavs19' Pande - $1,202.51 Event #22: $75 NL Knockout 684 entries Guarantee: $10,000 Prize pool: $48,564 'TheSuitBig29' was the winner of Sunday's $75 NL Knockout tournament, as part of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. He took home $7,394.04 and scored 12 bounties for an additional $300. The event attracted 684 entries for a prize pool of $48,564. That prize pool was nearly five times the guarantee. TheSuitBig29 - $7,394.04 + $300 in bounties NY.Vegas22 - $3,933 + $100 in bounties iWant2Win - $2,580.04 + $250 in bounties AMKdad - $1,950.76 + $100 in bounties Robert 'wronghole' Olmsted - $1,636.12 + $275 in bounties James 'bagelbud' Lillis - $1,321.48 + $150 in bounties piffstar - $975.38 + $350 in bounties Aro327 - $629.28 + $175 in bounties Filip 'monster9' Cvetinovic - $440.49 + $25 in bounties Event #23: $320 NL Sunday Special 535 entries + 299 reentries Guarantee: $100,000 Prize pool: $250,200 Pierce 'Victoria53' McKeller had a runner-up finish from earlier in the series when he took second in the $55 NL Sunday 50 event for $14,143.75. This time when he made it to heads-up play, McKeller successfully closed the tournament out with a win, topping the $320 NL Sunday Special field to win $37,755.18. Also reaching the final table of this event were Ryan 'protential' Laplante, Jeremy 'chipchecka' Ausmus, and Bryan 'Pellepelle' Piccioli. Pierce 'Victoria53' McKeller - $37,755.18 Joe 'ul_gg' Mitchell - $27,972.36 Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb - $20,641.50 Ryan 'protential' Laplante - $15,112.08 Brandon 'HORUS' Eisen - $11,734.38 Darren 'avocadotoast' Rabinowitz - $9,007.20 Jeremy 'chipchecka' Ausmus - $6,805.44 stlbel - $5,179.14 Bryan 'Pellepelle' Piccioli - $3,928.14 Event #24: $11 NL Rebuy + Add-on 1,170 entries + 2,835 rebuys and 547 add-ons Guarantee: $22,222 Prize pool: $50,990 Coming out on top in Event #24: $11 NL Rebuy + Add-on was Christopher 'DontBluffMe1' Ryan, who reached his second final table of the series. Finishing in first place gave Ryan a score of $10,962.85. Christopher 'DontBluffMe1' Ryan - $10,962.85 SmokeJenson - $5,659.89 TopBobSecret - $3,926.23 lagrock - $2,906.43 Sarad79 - $2,396.53 stdandzooted - $1,886.63 squirmjerm - $1,376.73 HumbleBrag - $815.84 brewcity21 - $611.88
  16. Coming off the highly successful WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series, WSOP.com is delivering a new series with a whopping $4 million in total guarantees. Running April 1 through May 3, the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships boasts more than $4 million in combined prize pool guarantees across a month-long series of more than 100 events. The series kicks off with 12 "warmup" events before the official Spring Online Championships tournaments start on April 5. The series is open to players physically located in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. Not only is there a ton of prize money to be won, but the winner of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships Main Event will receive a special champion’s belt, similar to the ones you see wrestling champions wear. The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships Main Event takes place on Sunday, May 3, and has a $525 buy-in. It is a reentry event with a $300,000 prize pool guarantee. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Six-Figure Guarantees Not only does the series include a ton of events at accessible price points, but there are several events with six-figure guarantees that cater to the high roller crowd. The largest single guarantee on offer comes from the $525 Main Event, but there’s also the $150,000 guaranteed Sunday Special Edition on Sunday, April 26. On Sunday, April 26, and on Sunday, May 3, special Player Appreciation tournaments will be held, and both days come with $100,000 guaranteed in these events. The buy-in to these is $100 and there will be an additional $6,000 in added prizes. Each tournament will randomly award two winners with $500 each, four winners with $250 each, and 10 winners with $100 each. High Roller Events Buy-ins for the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships start at $10 and go up to $1,000. The $1,000 buy-in events are all dubbed “high roller” tournaments and there are five of them spread throughout the series. WSOP.com Spring Online Championships Schedule DATE TIME (ET) EVENT BUY-IN GUARANTEE 4/1 7 p.m. Warmup NLH Deepstack [R&A] $30 $25,000 8 p.m. Warmup - NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. Warmup - NLH 8-Max [Turbo, R] $50 $15,000 4/2 7 p.m. Warmup - NLH 8-Max [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. Warmup - NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $250 $30,000 9 p.m. Warmup - PLO 6-Max [R&A] $50 $10,000 4/3 7 p.m. Warmup - NLH Deepstack [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. Warmup - NLH Monster Stack [1x Re-entry] $215 $30,000 9 p.m. Warmup - NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 4/4 6 p.m. Warmup - NLH Deepstack [R&A] $30 $20,000 7 p.m. Warmup - NLH [Re-entry] $100 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75 $12,500 4/5 4 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $30,000 5 p.m. NLH Sunday Special Edition [Re-entry] $215 $100,000 6 p.m. NLH Sunday 50 [R&A] $155 $50,000 4/6 7 p.m. NLH [Knockout] $100 $15,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $30,000 9 p.m. NLH 8x8 [8R, 8-Max, Turbo] $88 $15,000 4/7 7 p.m. NLH R&A $50 $20,000 8 p.m. Special Tuesday Showdown [Re-entry] $500 $75,000 9 p.m. NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75 $20,000 4/8 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $20 $15,000 8 p.m. NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $100 $30,000 9 p.m. NLH [Freezeout] $50 $10,000 4/9 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $10 $10,000 8 p.m. NLH [Freezeout] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. PLO8 [Re-entry, 8-Max] $50 $5,000 4/10 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $20 $15,000 8 p.m. NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. NLH Turbo Deepstack $50 $15,000 4/11 8 p.m. NLH 30 for 30 [R&A] $30 $30,000 8 p.m. PLO 8-Max [R&A] $50 $10,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $25,000 4/12 4 p.m. NLH [Knockout] $75 $10,000 5 p.m. NLH Sunday Special Edition [Re-entry] $320 $100,000 6 p.m. NLH [R&A] $11 $22,222 4/13 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. NLH Deepstack [Re-entry] $75 $17,500 9 p.m. NLH Monster Stack [R&A, Super Turbo] CAPPED $50 $15,000 4/14 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $50 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max] $1,000 $100,000 9 p.m. NLH [Knockout] $300 $15,000 4/15 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack Super Addon [R&A] $30 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. NLH 8-Max [Turbo, R] $50 $15,000 4/16 7 p.m. NLH 8-Max [R&A] $30 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $250 $40,000 9 p.m. PLO 6-Max [R&A] $50 $10,000 4/17 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. NLH Monster Stack [1x Re-entry], CAPPED $215 $30,000 9 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 4/18 6 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $10 $10,000 7 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75 $12,500 4/19 4 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $30,000 5 p.m. NLH Sunday Special Edition [Re-entry] $215 $100,000 6 p.m. NLH Sunday 50 [R&A] $55 $50,000 7 p.m. NLH HR [Re-entry] $1,000 $30,000 4/20 7 p.m. NLH [Knockout] $100 $15,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $30,000 9 p.m. NLH 8x8 [8R, 8-Max, Turbo] $88 $15,000 4/21 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack [Freezeout] $50 $10,000 8 p.m. Special Tuesday Showdown [Re-entry] $500 $75,000 9 p.m. NLH HR [Re-entry] $1,000 $50,000 10 p.m. NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75 $20,000 4/22 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $20 $15,000 8 p.m. NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $100 $25,000 9 p.m. NLH [R&A, Turbo] $50 $10,000 4/23 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. NLH [Freezeout] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. PLO8 [Re-entry, 8-Max] $100 $7,500 4/24 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $20 $15,000 8 p.m. NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. NLH Turbo Deepstack $50 $15,000 4/25 6 p.m. NLH 30 for 30 [R&A] $30 $30,000 7 p.m. PLO 8-Max [R&A] $50 $10,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. NLH Saturday Special [Re-entry, 8 Max] $250 $30,000 10 p.m. NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75 $12,500 4/26 3 p.m. NLH [Knockout] $75 $10,000 4 p.m. Player Appreciation with Added Prizes [Re-entry] $100 $100,000 5 p.m. NLH Sunday Special Edition [Re-entry] $320 $150,000 6 p.m. NLH [R&A] $11 $22,222 7 p.m. NLH High Roller [Re-entry] $1,000 $50,000 4/27 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. NLH Deepstack [Re-entry] $75 $17,500 9 p.m. NLH Monster Stack [R&A, Super Turbo] CAPPED $50 $15,000 4/28 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $50 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max] $1,000 $125,000 9 p.m. Special Tuesday Showdown [Re-entry] $500 $50,000 10 p.m. NLH [Knockout] $300 $15,000 4/29 7 p.m. NLH Deepstack Super Addon [R&A] $30 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 9 p.m. NLH 8-Max [Turbo, R] $50 $15,000 4/30 7 p.m. NLH 8-Max [R&A] $30 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH 6-Max [Re-entry] $250 $40,000 9 p.m. PLO 6-Max [R&A] $50 $10,000 5/1 7 p.m. NLH [R&A] $30 $20,000 8 p.m. NLH Monster Stack [1x Re-entry], CAPPED $215 $30,000 9 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $20,000 5/2 6 p.m. NLH Deepstack [R&A] $10 $10,000 7 p.m. NLH [Re-entry] $100 $25,000 8 p.m. NLH [Re-entry, Super Turbo] $75 $12,500 9 p.m. NLH Saturday Special [Re-entry, 8 Max] $250 $30,000 5/3 3 p.m. NLH Special Sunday Deepstack [R&A] $50 $20,000 4 p.m. Player Appreciation with Added Prizes [Re-entry] $100 $100,000 5 p.m. NLH Main Event [Re-entry] $525 $300,000 6 p.m. NLH [Freezeout] $215 $30,000 7 p.m. NLH Sunday 50 [R&A] $55 $50,000 7 p.m. NLH High Roller [Re-entry] $1,000 $50,000 7 p.m. PLO High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max] $500 $40,000 8 p.m. NLH Deepstack [Turbo, Re-entry] $100 $25,000
  17. With the decision to postpone or cancel all current live WSOP Circuit events, the WSOP quickly put together an 18-event online series on WSOP.com for players in New Jersey or Nevada. The series featured 18 gold ring events, with a total of $1.24 million in combined prize pool guarantees up for grabs. The series started March 14, 2020, and ran through March 31. When it was all said and done, the guarantees were smashed thanks to 11,816 total entries generating more than $3.945 million in total prize pools. [ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“NJ Online Poker Promos”] WSOP Super Circuit Series Results Event #1: $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack 409 entries + 161 reentries Prize pool: $171,000 The opening event, a $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack event, drew 409 entries who also fired 161 rebuys to build a $171,000 prize pool to easily surpass the $50,000 guarantee. Vijay 'Eclypzed' Para outlasted everybody else to win $41,895 and the Circuit ring that comes with the title. Runner-up Richard 'rprmoo' Ryder earned $23,512.50 and Jesse 'ugk4life' Vilchez. added $14,364 to their bankroll after rounding out the podium finishers with a third place result. The current #2-ranked online poker player in the United States, Dan 'centrfieldr' Lupo, finished in 12th place for $1,881. Daniel Negreanu, playing under the screenname 'DNegs', finished in 118th place while Ryan 'protential' Laplante, David 'dwpoker' Williams, and Jesse 'MrJesseJames' Sylvia also worked their way into an in-the-money result. Vijay 'Eclypzed' Para - $41,895 Richard 'rprmoo' Ryder - $23,512.50 Jesse 'ugk4life.' Vilchez - $14,364 Daniel 'chard' Martin - $10,944 Jeffrey 'IQ84.' Gotts - $9,234 Jonathan 'jondukes' Lampkin - $7,524 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $5,643 Kathy 'Luckygal' Liebert - $3,762 Christopher 'DonyBluffMe1' Ryan - $2,479.50 Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold'em 720 entries + 221 reentries Prize pool: $188,200 The first Sunday event on the schedule, a $215 No Limit Hold'em event, also made a mockery of the guarantee. The 720 players, along with 221 rebuys, pushed the prize pool to $188,200, nearly four times the $50,000 guarantee. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout topped the 941 entries to win $43,286 and the accompanying Circuit ring. This is the fourth WSOP Circuit ring win for Stout, with three of them coming in online events. His most recent win came last September when he won a $1,000 Circuit event. Runner-up Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk earned $22,866.30 for falling one spot short of the victory while James 'Meatsweats' Carroll won $15,056 as the third-place finisher. The current #3-ranked player in Nevada, Jed 'jchak' Hoffman finished in 22nd place for $752. Both Jamie "DanBilzerian' Kerstetter and Laplante cashed in a second-straight event. Laplante finished in 95th place for $357.58, while Kerstetter finished 116th for $319.94. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $43,286 Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk - $22,866.30 James 'Meatsweats' Carroll - $15,056 Adam 'leroycash' Vogl - $11,292 David 'zuleh' Bagheri - $9,410 Matthew 'gailums' Gailums - $7,528 Bryant 'gotchasuckka' Bustamante - $5,457.80 Patrick 'PatFromEH' Dimartino - $3,387.60 Daniel 'pepperprince' Zack - $2,446.60 Event #3: $215 No Limit Hold'em Deep Turbo 484 entries + 185 reentries Prize pool: $133,800 The third event on the schedule, a $215 No Limit Hold'em Deep Turbo event, drew 484 unique players who rebought 185 times to produce a $133,800 prize pool, well past the $50,000 guarantee. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman worked his way through all 669 entries to win $32,781 and a WSOP Circuit ring. Runner-up Kanon 'Zealot710' Dewitt picked up $18,397.50 and third-place finisher Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro added $11,239.20 to their bankroll. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $32,781 Kanon 'Zealot710' Dewitt - $18,397.50 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $11,239.20 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier - $8,563.20 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $7,225.20 Qi 'linsanitY' Ha - $5,887.20 John 'beastro' Hinds - $4,415.40 Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $2,943.60 Michael 'uniman' Laufer - $1,940.10 Event #4: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max 182 entries + 108 reentries Prize pool: $276,950 The series' fourth event was the $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max. It came with a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000, but that guarantee was smashed with a turnout of 182 players and 108 reentries to generate a $276,950 purse. First place was worth nearly as much as the event's prize pool guarantee, with the winner taking home $74,776.50. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai won the fourth event and took home the gold ring in addition to the $74,776.50 prize pool. He beat Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler in heads-up play. Just a couple weeks ago, Pillai won the WSOP.com Winter OC Main Event for $69,250. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout made the final table and was looking for his second win of the series, but he had to settle for sixth place and $13,847.50. Calvin 'projector52' Anderson finished fifth, Andrew 'RandyLerch' Kelsall took fourth, and Keith 'T1mB3y_B33F' Donovan busted fourth. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai - $74,776.50 Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $43,619.62 Keith 'T1mB3y_B33F' Donovan - $24,925.50 Andrew 'RandyLerch' Kelsall - $19,386.50 Calvin 'projector52' Anderson - $16,617 Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $13,847.50 Event #5: $215 No Limit Hold’em 562 entries + 297 reentries Prize pool: $171,800 The fifth event on the schedule continued the trend of making easy work of the posted guarantees, with 562 entries, along with 297 rebuys, to create a $171,800 prize pool on an event which had a $50,000 guarantee. Jaime 'mooseman1710' Reyes took the event down for $41,232 - a career-high score - and his first WSOP Circuit ring. Runner-up Brandon 'horus' Eisen had to settle for $21,818.60 while third place went to Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross for $14,259.40. Jaime 'mooseman1710' Reyes - $41,232 Brandon 'horus' Eisen - $21,818.60 Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross - $14,259.40 unclecuh - $10,823.40 Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $9,105.40 Jacob 'Timmy2Cox' Rich - $7,387.40 Tyler 'dumbram' Patterson - $5,497.60 Stephen 'DitchPlains' Brennan - $3,607.80 James 'richrdparker' Taylor - $2,405.20 Event #6: $320 No Limit Hold’em 461 entries + 295 reentries Prize pool: $217,800 Event #6: $320 No Limit Hold'em drew 461 players and 265 reentries, creating a $217,800 prize pool to smash the $50,000 guarantee. Winning the event was James "Meatsweats" Carroll, taking home $53,361. Carroll had previously finished third in the second event of the series of $15,056. Carroll defeated Brian 'bexel' Sherrier in heads-up play. Sherrier now has two final tables in the series. James 'meatsweats' Carroll - $53,361 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier - $29,947.50 Stanton 'Stonniepokes' Tentnowski - $18,295.20 Steve 'Anonymous' Mlenak - $13,939.20 Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb - $11,761.20 David 'limpfold247' Mowery - $9,583.20 Jonathan 'jonathannn' Su - $7,187.40 Scott 'moose4life' Lazewski - $4,791.60 Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $3,158.10 Event #7: $215 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 261 entries + 193 reentries Prize pool: $90,800 The great game of Pot Limit Omaha was finally represented on the WSOP Circuit schedule on Friday night with a $215 Six Max PLO event. Like the No Limit Hold'em events before it, the PLO event had little trouble making the guarantee. Thanks to 261 entries and 193 reentries, the prize pool ballooned to $90,800, more than three times the $30,000 guarantee. Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire topped the field to win $23,608 and the second Circuit ring of his career. His first ring also came in an online event in September 2019. Runner-up Sang 'outofrole80' Kim earned $13,620 while Randall 'MRmandela79' Paguio won $7,990.40 for coming in third. Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire - $23,608 Sang 'outofrole80' Kim - $13,620 Randall 'MRmandela79' Paguio - $7,990.40 Dylan 'thedogsofwar' Wilkerson - $6,174.40 Yelena 'yzas75' Zaslavskaya - $5,175.60 Orson 'borgatcha' Young - $4,267.60 Event #8: $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack 569 entries + 257 reentries Prize pool: $247,800 Event #8: $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack was a big one, drawing 569 players and adding 257 reentries for a guarantee-smashing prize pool of $247,800. The original prize pool guarantee of $75,000 was more than tripled in this one, with a $59,472 first-place prize up for grabs. Taking top honors was Kenneth 'ace710' Neri, and he pocketed the nearly $60,000 first prize and gold ring for the victory. Just a week ago, Neri topped the field in the $50,000 GTD March Mayhem on WSOP.com, winning $20,880 for that triumph. Finishing in eighth place was Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong, earning $10,655.40 for his run. Kenneth 'ace710' Neri - $59,472 Daniel 'dtmpoker' Rogers - $31,470.60 Lucas 'coolhandluke' Gatti - $20,567.40 Mark 'Nostradonkus' Liedtke - $15,611.40 Victor 'v1kk019' Pang - $13,133.40 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $10,655.40 Brandon 'z00m7' Setzer - $7,929.80 Kevin 'skywalker12' Rasor - 5,203.80 Stephen 'OregonTilt' Johnson - $3,469.20 Event #9: $525 No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack 477 entries + 159 reentries Prize pool: $318,000 Just a few days after he took second in the series' Event #4: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max for $43,619.62, Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler scored first place in Sunday's $525 No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $77,910. Dokler topped the field that attracted 477 players and 159 entries, including topping Nicolas 'Zskrrrrt' Zolofra in heads-up play. Also finishing at the final table was Calvin 'projector52' Anderson, who took fifth place for $17,172. Anderson also had an excellent run in WSOP.com's $100,000 GTD Sunday Special, finishing 11th for $2,208.80. Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $77,910 Nicolas 'Zskrrrrt' Zolofra - $43,725 James 'BagelBud' Lillis - $26,712 Eric 'bill_luga' Blair - $20,352 Calvin 'projector52' Anderson - $17,172 Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty - $13,992 Keith 'kgriffi45' Griffin - $10,494 Matthew 'manjit7' Leu - $6,996 Brady 'NoRecourse' Osterman - $4,611 Event #10: $250 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout 473 entries Prize pool: $110,209 Event #10: $250 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout attracted 473 players and generated a prize pool of $110,209, which toppled the event's $30,000 guarantee. Once again, first place was nearly the amount that the original prize pool guarantee was, with $27,001.20 up top in this one. Finishing in first place was Kyle 'Kdruck' Draucker. Lacey 'ReySol' Jones placed third for $9,257.55. Jones was just a few spots away from winning her second WSOP Circuit gold ring after she won Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold'em of the WSOP.com Online Circuit Series at the end of February. Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter finished eighth for $2,424.59. Kyle 'Kdruck' Draucker - $27,001.50 Robert 'Agamerob' Gray - $15,153.73 Lacey 'ReySol' Jones - $9,257.55 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $7,053.37 'KingJames302' - $5,951.28 Jack 'oneeightyt' Duong - $4,849.19 Ari 'philivey' Engel - $3,636.89 Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter - $2,424.59 Justin 'Str8_Acid' Davis - $1,598.03 Event #11: No Limit Hold'em BIG $500 314 entries + 217 reentries Prize pool: $247,977 Event #11 of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series saw a familiar face grab first place. The event attracted 314 players and 217 reentries to generate a $247,977 prize pool. First place was more than $63,000 and it was Matt 'RubberFist' Stout topping the field when it was all said and done. For Stout, it was his second win of the series after he won Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold'em for $43,286. Stout had a tough final table to go through, which included Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon, Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey, and Michael 'RUA11' Michnick, among others. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $63,234.13 Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken - $35,956.66 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $21,326.02 Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $16,366.48 Jake 'tooletime13' Toole - $13,886.71 Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris - $11,406.94 Brett 'furofakind' Shaffer - $8,679.19 Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk - $5,703.47 Michael 'RUA11' Michnick - $3,697.63 Event #12: $215 No Limit Hold'em 541 entries + 303 reentries Prize pool: $168,800 On Wednesday, March 25, Event #12: $215 No Limit Hold'em played out. The event's $50,000 guarantee was crushed thanks to a $168,800 prize pool generated from 541 entries and 303 reentries. Winning first place was William 'swaggyb' Corvino, who scored the tournament's $40,512 first-place prize. William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $40,512 Chad 'clayne' Layne - $21,437.60 Phillip 'pbrokemoney' Lazar - $14,010.40 Bradley 'Mouth1979' Hose - $10,634.40 Saurav 'blackoutmook' Desai - $8,946.40 Michael 'njnj17' Leib - $7,258.40 Yelena 'yzas75' Zaslavskaya - $5,401.60 Dan 'NoLimitNomad' Kuntzman - $3,544.80 Sammy 'poker_mamba' Paik - $2,363.20 Event #13: $320 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max 402 entries + 271 reentries Prize pool: $201,900 The 13th event of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series was a $320 buy-in six-max event that drew 402 players. With 271 reentries, the prize pool came in at $201,900, easily surpassing the event's $75,000 guarantee. Topping the field and taking the $49,465.50 first-place prize was 'OtB_RedBaron.' Thomas 'OtB_RedBaron' Lim - $49,465.50 Simeon 'evolved_one' Knafo - $27,761.25 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $16,959.60 Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $12,921.60 Jonathan 'jonmon101' Miller - $10,902.60 Ray 'Raytrg' Villaman - $8,883.60 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $6,662.70 Harrison 'harrisond33' Dobin - $4,441.80 Ryan 'LoveMy11Cats' Belz - $2,927.55 Event #14: $250 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 422 entries + 214 reentries Prize pool: $149,460 The 14th event of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series was another guarantee-smashing success. The $250 No Limit Hold'em Turbo tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000, but thanks to 422 players and 214 reentries, a prize pool of $149,460 was generated. Finishing in first place was Sang 'youngkoi' Lee, who scooped up the $36,617.70 first-place prize. Lee defeated Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken in heads-up play, with Vanauken taking $20,550.75 for his efforts. For Vanauken, it was his second event of the series finishing as the runner up. Vanauken finished second in Event 11 for $35,956.66, too. Also reaching the final table was Michael 'ItWasThatOr0' Gagliano, placing ninth for $2,167.17. Sang 'youngkoi' Lee - $36,617.70 Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken - $20,550.75 Vincent 'PeoplesChamp' Ciccotelli - $12,55.64 Jordan 'HFNeon' Spurlin - $9,565.44 Timothy 'tbone111' McGowan - $8,070.84 Jason 'jayriv' Rivkin - $6,576.24 Victor 'v1kk019' Pang - $4,932.18 Junho 'joros' Song - $3,288.12 Michael 'ItWasThatOr0' Gagliano - $2,167.17 Event #15: $320 No Limit Hold'em 473 entries + 258 reentries Prize pool: $219,300 Event #15: $320 No Limit Hold'em drew a field of 473 players to the mix. Add in 258 reentries and the prize pool came in at $219,300, topping the $75,000 guarantee easily. Winning the event's $53,728.50 first-place prize was Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean. 'DrDisRespect' defeated Justin 'tamaratibles' Young in heads-up play, with second place being worth $30,153.75. Daniel 'chard' Martin, who finished fourth in the first event of the series, took sixth in this one for $9,649.20. Calvin 'projector52' Anderson finished eighth for $4,824.60. Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean - $53,728.50 Justin 'tamaratibles' Young - $30,153.75 Chad 'clayne' Layne - $18,421.20 Pierce 'victoria53' McKellar - $14,035.20 Joseph 'melonhead' Bartholdi - $11,842.20 Daniel 'chard' Martin - $9,649.20 Bryan 'mug15' Elliott - $7,236.90 Calvin 'projector52' Anderson - $4,824.60 Anthony 'shipit1991' Marchese - $3,179.85 Event #16: $525 No Limit Hold'em Main Event 763 entries + 371 reentries Prize pool: $567,000 The series' $525 Main Event attracted a huge field of 763 players. Those players added 371 reentries to the mix to create a prize pool of $567,000. The event's original guarantee was $200,000. Up top to the winner was $130,410 in prize money. Walking away with that first-place prize was Champie 'kiddchamp' Douglas. Douglas defeated Scott '2Due4U' Blumstein in heads-up play. The event was packed full of notables and so was the final table. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman finished fourth for $34,020, Gordon 'veilleux' Vayo took fifth for $28,350, and David 'dwpoker' Williams placed sixth for $22,680. Finishing just outside the final able in 10th place was Eric 'CircleBall' Baldwin and Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross took 12th. Champie 'kiddchamp' Douglas - $130,41 Scott '2Due4U' Blumstein - $68,890.50 Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne- $45,360 Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $34,020 Gordon 'veilleux' Vayo - $28,350 David 'dwpoker' Williams - $22,680 Marcus 'MJL56' Laffen - $16,443 Robert 'Bob_Loblaw' Brown - $10,206 Jose 'deposit' Noboa - $7,371 Event #17: $300 No Limit Hold'em Knockout 435 entries Prize pool: $122,670 In the second-to-last event of the series, Valentin 'tiktakonelov' Shabelnyk topped a field of 435 players to win Event #17: $300 No Limit Hold'em Knockout. In addition to winning the $19,396.65 first-place prize, Shabelnyk scored seven and a half knockouts for an additional $750. That put the total haul at $20,146.65. In heads-up play, Shabelnyk defeated Anthony 'heheh' Zinno. David 'dehhhhh' Coleman finished fifth and Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler took seventh. Valentin 'tiktakonelov' Shabelnyk - $19,396.65 + $750 in bounties Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $10,885.87 + $700 in bounties Edward 'Eddiegood598' Espino - $6,650.28 + $400 in bounties Sebastian 'Messi10' Choi - $5,066.88 + $800 in bounties David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $4,275.18 + $400 in bounties Timothy 'Tgl702' Glass - $3,483.48 + $400 in bounties Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $2,612.61 + $1,400 in bounties Irfan 'DieselEngine' Azhar - $1,741.74 + $500 in bounties Longsheng 'Allentan' Tan - $1,147.96 + $1,000 in bounties Event #18: $1,000 Grand Finale High Roller 6-Max 232 entries + 126 reentries Prize pool: $341,890 The final event of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series closed out the festival with a bang, as Event #18: $1,000 Grand Finale High Roller 6-Max destroyed its $75,000 guarantee with a prize pool of $341,890. In fact, the first-place prize of $90,600.85 was more than the original prize pool guarantee. Finishing in first place was Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne, who was coming off a third-place finish in the $525 Main Event. Doyne defeated Chad 'clayne' Layne in heads-up play. Layne previously finished second and third in other events earlier in the series. Also reaching the final table was Katie 'katelin' Lindsay and David 'dehhhhh' Coleman. Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne - $90,600.85 Chad 'clayne' Layne - $52,922.95 Brandon 'horus' Eisen - $30,257.26 Katie 'katelin' Lindsay - $23,248.52 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $19,829.62 Thomas 'carter12' Carter - $16,410.72 Super Circuit Casino Championship Leaderboard The WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series qualifies for the Global Casino Championship. The series' main event winner will receive an automatically qualification to the Global Casino Championship, as will the winner of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Casino Championship Leaderboard. You can find the latest leaderboard below, per WSOP.com. Player Points Gold Rings Cashes Earnings 1. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout 140 2 6 $122,389 2. Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler 107.5 1 7 $124,200 3. James 'meatsweats' Carroll 95 1 5 $71,025 4. Brian 'bexel' Sherrier 87.5 0 5 $44,385 5. Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken 80 0 4 $57,180 6. Chad 'clayne' Layne 77.5 0 4 $41,375 7. Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean 75 1 5 $56,803 8. Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire 72.5 1 5 $28,503 9. Calvin 'projector52' Anderson 70 0 4 $38,933 10. Sang 'youngkoi' Lee 67.5 1 4 $39,298 Super Circuit Series By the Numbers Event Players Reentries Total Entries Guarantee Prize Pool 1 409 161 570 $50,000 $171,000 2 720 221 941 $50,000 $188,200 3 484 185 669 $50,000 $133,800 4 182 108 290 $75,000 $276,950 5 562 297 859 $50,000 $171,800 6 461 295 756 $50,000 $217,800 7 261 193 454 $30,000 $90,800 8 569 257 826 $75,000 $247,800 9 477 159 636 $150,000 $318,000 10 473 0 473 $30,000 $110,209 11 314 217 531 $75,000 $247,977 12 541 303 844 $50,000 $168,800 13 402 271 673 $75,000 $201,900 14 422 214 636 $50,000 $149,460 15 473 258 731 $75,000 $219,300 16 763 371 1,134 $200,000 $567,000 17 435 0 435 $30,000 $122,670 18 232 126 358 $75,000 $341,890 Totals 11,816 $3,945,356  
  18. WSOP.com played host to the WSOP.com Online Circuit series over the past two weeks. The series awarded 13 gold WSOP Circuit rings in 13 days, culminating in the $525 Main Event that played out on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The Main Event attracted 508 entries and generated a prize pool of $396,500, with Soheb ‘tommyconway6’ Porbandarwala winning for $95,160. The entire series generated 5,482 entries and awarded $1.769 million in prize money. In addition to Porbandarwala winning the Main Event, Bryan 'Pellepelle' Piccioli, Lacey 'ReySol' Jones, Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo, Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio, Darren ‘avocadotoast’ Rabinowitz, and Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon all won events. Maio was one of eight players to cash five times in the 13-event series. Maio won Event 4: $320 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack for $29,484. James ‘PRPirate420’ Vales, Andrew ‘WATCHGUY42’ Lichtenberger, John Allan ‘Beastro’ Hinds, Ryan ‘LoveMy11Cats’ Belz, Michael ‘RUA11’ Michnik, David ‘dave419’ Nodes, and James ‘BagelBud’ Lillis were the others to cash five times apiece. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Porbandarwala was the series’ biggest winner, thanks to his big Main Event score. Four others each earned more than $50,000 total from their results during the series. Those four players were Rabinowitz, Lupo, Todd ‘Google_Man’ Rodenborn, and Daniel ‘StayActive’ Chan. Event 1: $200 NL Knockout Entries: 387 Prize Pool: $73,917 The first event of the series was a $200 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Knockout tournament. It attracted 387 entries and generated a prize pool of $73,917. Topping the field to win the first gold ring of the festival was former WSOP Main Event sixth-place finisher Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli. He scooped $8,804 for the win. Finishing in ninth place was Krista ‘Pollux’ Gifford. She’s the reigning WSOP.com Player of the Year and is the big frontrunner in the 2020 WSOP.com Player of the Year race. The winner of the 2020 WSOP.com Player of the Year title is set to receive a cash prize of $10,000, an exclusive Player of the Year ring, a $1,000 entry and a $500 entry to WSOP.com online gold bracelet events for the 2021 WSOP, and a ticket to the 25-Seat Scramble satellite for the 2021 WSOP. Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli - $8,804 James ‘PRPirate420’ Vales - $4,930 Daniel ‘Dirtyjerzy13’ Cortes-McGhan - $2,993 Gary ‘busted_out’ Niekerk - $2,289 Jeffrey ‘J_Tanouye’ Tanouye - $1,937 Joshua ‘808Grinder’ Suyat - $1,585 Justin ‘M.A.O.L.I.’ Chock - $1,197 Corey ‘Corgasm’ Paggeot - $810 Krista ‘Pollux’ Gifford - $528 Event 2: $215 NL Entries: 587 Prize Pool: $117,400 Coming out on top in Event 2: $215 No Limit Hold’em was Lacey ‘ReySol’ Jones. She topped a field of 587 entries to win $29,350 and her first WSOP Circuit gold ring. Finishing just outside of the final table were Lauren ‘sycamore22’ Roberts in 11th place and Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson in 14th place. Both Roberts and Anderson won $1,408. Lacey ‘ReySol’ Jones - $29,350 Anthony ‘Silkworms’ Balacich - $16,436 William ‘bigbill2137’ Daloisi - $9,979 Matthew ‘Mattyb0y’ Schorr - $7,631 Sang ‘youngkoi’ Lee - $6,457 Tony ‘KDtheGOAT35’ Sandquist - $5,283 Brian ‘Bmack1335’ McKinney - $3,992 Ryan ‘Adopt_aDogg0’ Leng - $2,700 Bobby ‘HLD1TYM’ Sanoubane - $1,761 Event 3: $320 NL 6-Max Entries: 410 Prize Pool: $123,000 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo, who is one of the top-ranked online poker players in the United States and New Jersey, finished atop the field in Event 3: $320 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max. Lupo took home $32,595 for his efforts. If you recall, Lupo was the winner of a WSOP gold bracelet in 2019. He won that bracelet in similar fashion to how he won this WSOP Circuit gold ring, by playing online at WSOP.com. Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo - $32,595 Shawn ‘Loanmonster’ Silber - $19,065 Adam ‘wsop1959’ Krach - $10,886 Ryan ‘Hagzzz021’ Hagerty - $8,364 Thayer ‘Rasta_Raf’ Rasmussen - $7,134 Michael ‘iowamike5’ Lang - $5,904 Event 4: $250 NL Turbo Entries: 357 Prize Pool: $83,895 Event 4: $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo drew 357 entries and created a prize pool of $83,895. The winner of the event was Ross ‘BlueTang’ Gottlieb, who came out on top to the tune of $22,232. Gottlieb defeated Guy ‘PhilLaak’ Dunlap in heads-up play to win the event. Shankar ‘Burgersssss’ Pillai, who won the WSOP.com Winter Championships Main Event for $69,250, finished in sixth place for $4,027. Finishing in 16th place was Gifford. Ross ‘BlueTang’ Gottlieb - $22,232 Guy ‘PhilLaak’ Dunlap - $13,004 Jaime ‘mooseman1710’ Reyes - $7,425 Arian ‘4632647’ Stolt - $5,705 Michael ‘Albatross17’ Comisso - $4,866 Shankar ‘Burgersssss’ Pillai - $4,027 David ‘DBABA’ Baba - $3,020 Steven ‘FreshCakes’ Grybas - $2,013 Qi ‘LINSANITY’ Ha - $1,426 Event 5: $320 NL Double Stack Entries: 378 Prize Pool: $113,400 Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio, one of the best and most consistent players in the United States, binked a victory in Event 4: $320 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack for $29,484. Maio topped a final table that included the top-ranked US and New Jersey player, David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman, who finished in seventh place. Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio - $29,484 Jon ‘pacrush’ Letzkus - $17,010 Jason ‘heybuddyyyyy’ DeWitt - $9,979 David ‘DTC13’ Clarke - $7,711 John ‘JSelz’ Cosgrove - $6,464 Peter ‘Zdvol632’ Simicic - $5,330 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman - $4,082 Derek ‘tt42748’ Bickerstaff - $2,722 Sam ‘Njsam’ Lofty - $1,928 Event 6: $320 NL Monster Stack Entries: 669 Prize Pool: $200,700 In Event 6: $320 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack, it was Daniel ‘StayActive’ Chan who came out on top. Chan topped a field of 669 entries to win $49,172. Shawn ‘SayGoodNight’ Daniels, a WSOP.com Online Circuit Main Event winner in the past, finished fourth for $16,859. David ‘YoungPitts’ Baker, also known as ‘Bakes’ in the world of poker, took seventh for $6,623. Daniel ‘StayActive’ Chan - $49,172 Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro - $27,596 James ‘jerzrep’ Nadolski - $16,859 Shawn ‘SayGoodNight’ Daniels - $12,845 Thomas ‘Zebra_Debra’ Sabatino - $10,838 John ‘notyourfault’ Alesi - $8,831 David ‘YoungPitts’ Baker - $6,623 Jarred ‘GodsBigToe’ Gabin - $4,415 Michael ‘Pierogi’ Ziemba - $2,910 Event 7: $215 NL Turbo Deepstack Entries: 410 Prize Pool: $82,000 In Event 7: $215 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack, PocketFiver Aram ‘X69Podheiser’ Zobian grabbed first place, the gold ring, and $20,910 in prize money. If Zobian’s name rings a bell, it’s likely because you saw him finish in sixth place in the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $1.8 million. Sam ‘texasmolly’ Grizzle finished third for $7,052, and Daniels reached another final table, taking seventh for $2,870. Aram ‘X69Podheiser’ Zobian - $20,910 Matthew ‘shortmat31’ Galluzzo - $11,890 Sam ‘texasmolly’ Grizzle - $7,052 David ‘Any2beatsU’ Gonzalez - $5,412 Michael ‘49erSuited’ Cohen - $4,592 Desmond ‘Deezz_Nutzz’ Haynes - $3,772 Shawn ‘SayGoodNight’ Daniels - $2,870 Aaron ‘SagevSal’ Henderson - $1,886 Samuel ‘SpewBot420’ Taylor - $1,312 Event 8: $1,000 NL High Roller 6-Max Entries: 193 Prize Pool: $184,315 Well-known poker player Darren ‘avocadotoast’ Rabinowitz won Event 8: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller 6-Max, topping a field of 193 entries to win the $51,608 top prize. The win was one of three cashes during the series for Rabinowitz, who also finished 10th in Event #3: $320 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max for $1,599 and fifth in Event #10: $320 No Limit Hold’em for $6,635. Rabinowitz defeated Ryan ‘GoFeltAfiSh’ Eriquezzo in heads-up play. Eriquezzo won $29,859. Zobian, winning of Event 7: $215 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack, finished in fifth place for $11,612 and Piccioli, winner of Event 1: $200 No Limit Hold’em Knockout, finished sixth for $,9769. Darren ‘avocadotoast’ Rabinowitz - $51,608 Ryan ‘GoFeltAfiSh’ Eriquezzo - $29,859 Alexander ‘losingplayer’ Farin - $17,141 Brent ‘grebnrets’ Roberts - $13,455 Aram ‘X69Podheiser’ Zobian - $11,612 Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli - $9,769 Event 9: $215 NL Entries: 534 Prize Pool: $106,800 Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon won Event 9: $215 No Limit Hold’em. He finished in first place from a field of 534 entries to score $15,486. Finishing in second place was James ‘PRPirate420’ Vales, who earned his second runner-up finish of the series. He also placed second to Piccioli in Event 1: $200 No Limit Hold’em Knockout. Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon - $27,234 James ‘PRPirate420’ Vales - $15,486 Eric ‘CircleBall’ Baldwin - $9,185 Ranajoy ‘rjsk0531’ Sarker - $7,049 Gordon ‘veilleux’ Vayo - $5,981 Anthony ‘AK_AZwildcat’ Kuck - $4,913 Michael ‘HankdaTank’ St. John - $3,738 Daniel ‘RedsoxNets5’ Sewnig - $2,456 Timothy ‘tbone111’ Mcgowan - $1,709 Event 10: $320 NL Entries: 388 Prize Pool: $116,400 Capturing the gold ring in Event 10: $320 No Limit Hold’em was Nicole ‘uniquexcoles’ Garvin, topping a field of 388 entries to take home $30,264. Rabinowitz, Lichtenberger, and Shannon ‘Aulophobia’ Shorr also reached the final table. One of the top-ranked online poker players i the US, David ‘bewater’ Goodman, finished in seventh place and took home $4,190. Nicole ‘uniquexcoles’ Garvin - $30,264 Stephen ‘NJ_Treeve’ Ma - $17,460 John Allan ‘Beastro’ Hinds - $10,243 Matthew ‘shortmat31’ Galluzzo - $7,915 Darren ‘avocadotoast’ Rabinowitz - $6,635 Frank ‘Spaghettiii’ Marasco - $5,471 David ‘bewater’ Goodman - $4,190 Andrew ‘WATCHGUY42’ Lichtenberger - $2,794 Shannon ‘Aulophobia’ Shorr - $1,979 Event 11: $215 PLO 6-Max Entries: 269 Prize Pool: $53,800 Kevin ‘vamonospest’ Lutz was the victor in Event 11: $215 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max. Lutz won $14,526. Shorr finished in seventh for $2,044. This was the only non-hold’em event on the schedule. Kevin ‘vamonospest’ Lutz - $14,526 Filipe ‘Fammm’ Marinho - $8,474 Qi ‘LINSANITY’ Ha - $4,842 Kevin ‘DegenLen’ Sullivan - $3,766 Kai ‘mrpineapple’ Yang - $3,228 Eric ‘powwow’ Ethans - $2,690 Shannon ‘Aulophobia’ Shorr - $2,044 Eric ‘NJ_Thenatura’ Starker - $1,291 Paul ‘DRYOUNGBLOOD’ Cogliano - $915 Event 12: $320 NL Double Stack Entries: 392 Prize Pool: $117,600 The final event before the $525 Main Event was Event 12: $320 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack. Matthew ‘Mendey’ Mendez defeated Steven ‘FreshCakes’ Grybas in heads-up play to win the title and $30,576 in prize money. Lichtenberger finished in fourth place for $7,997. Matthew ‘Mendey’ Mendez - $30,576 Steven ‘FreshCakes’ Grybas - $17,640 Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro - $10,349 Andrew ‘WATCHGUY42’ Lichtenberger - $7,997 Scott ‘Shaderade’ Stewart - $6,703 Eric ‘powwow’ Ethans - $5,527 Matt ‘Impervious’ Zoorob - $4,234 Chad ‘lcauto’ Wassmuth - $2,822 Jonathan ‘Yonotan’ Magal - $1,999 Event 13: $525 Main Event Entries: 508 Prize Pool: $396,500 The final event of the WSOP.com Online Circuit was the $525 Main Event. It drew 508 entries and created a prize pool of $396,500. The guaranteed prize pool of $300,000 was easily surpassed. Soheb ‘tommyconway6’ Porbandarwala finished in first place, taking home $95,160. Also at the final table was Lupo, who took fourth for $24,979.50, and Jesse ‘MrJesseJames’ Sylvia, who finished eighth for $8,326.50. Soheb ‘tommyconway6’ Porbandarwala - $95,160 Todd ‘Google_Man’ Rodenborn - $50,355.50 Ryan ‘RyanDepaulo’ Depaulo - $32,909.50 Dan 'centrfieldr' Lupo - $24,979.50 Daniel ’ttttttttwo’ Tu - $21,014.50 Daniel ‘RedsoxNets5’ Sewnig - $17,049.50 Jed ‘jchak’ Hoffman - $12,688 Jesse ‘MrJesseJames’ Sylvia - $8,326.50 Kevin ‘vamonospest’ Lutz - $5,551
  19. The 2020 WSOP.com Winter Online Championships wrapped up on Sunday, February 23, completing two weeks of hard-fought action on the virtual felt. The series featured 47 events and more than $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money. When it was all said and done, players from Nevada and New Jersey helped the series generate 14,711 entries and award $2.129 million in prize money. Shankar ‘burgersssss’ Pillai Wins Main Event for $69,250 Event: $525 Main Event Guarantee: $200,000 Entries: 554 entries Total Prize Pool: $277,000 Places Paid: 60 The online festival’s $525 Main Event had a field of 554 entries and generated a prize pool of $277,000. The top 60 places paid and it was Shankar ‘Burgersssss’ Pillai taking top honors. For the win, Pillar scored $69,250 in prize money. He defeated Timothy 'valuebet' Rhoda in heads-up play, who took home $38,780, and Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano finished in fifth place for $15,235. In the fall of 2019, Pillai won one of WSOP.com Fall Online Championships events for $24,223.29. Final Table Results Shankar ‘Burgersssss’ Pillai - $69,250 Timothy 'valuebet' Rhoda- $38,780 Stickyicky28 - $23,545 Rocroe - $18,005 Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano - $15,235 c0nky - $12,465 OtB_RedBaron - $9,418 Toosick - $6,371 Joseph 'MegolaMan1ac' Liberta - $4,155 Notables Anthony 'flawlessbink' Maio (16th - $2,216), Brian 'Penny6' Mancilla (21st - $1,440.40), Krista 'Pollux' Gifford (29th - $1,301.90), and David 'dehhhhh' Coleman (48th - $1,163.40) also ran deep in the WSOP.com Winter Online Championships Main Event. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] ‘okicall’ Scores First in $320 Sunday Special Edition Event: $320 Sunday Special Edition Guarantee: $150,000 Entries: 565 entries Total Prize Pool: $169,500 Places Paid: 60 The $320 Sunday Special Edition that took place on Sunday, February 16, was one of the larger events of the series, attracting 565 entries for a prize pool of $169,500. Winning the event for $42,375 was 'okicall.' 'Yazi41' finished second for $23,730, and Steve 'gborooo' Gross took third for $14,407.50. okicall - $42,375 yazi41- $23,730 Steve 'gborooo' Gross - $14,407.50 huncho - $11,017.50 Katie1972 - $9,322.50 GladiusIII - $7,627.50 PocketProfit - $5,763 foldemup - $3,898.50 gailums - $$2,542.50 The winner of the $525 Main Event, Pillai, finished 13th in this event for $2,034. ‘4632647’ Wins $1,000 High Roller Event: $1,000 High Roller Guarantee: $100,000 Entries: 197 entries Total Prize Pool: $188,135 Places Paid: 20 The $1,000 High Roller was the event with the largest buy-in on the WSOP.com Winter Online Championships schedule. It attracted a total of 197 entries and generated a prize pool of $188,135. Walking away with the title was '4632647.' He earned $52,677.80 for the win. '4632647' beat 'chromeking' in heads-up play, with 2019 WSOP.com Player of the Year Gifford placing third. 4632647 - $52,677.80 chromeking- $30,477.87 Krista ‘Pollux’ Gifford - $17,496.55 datsnlbaby - $13,733.85 Aram ‘X69Podheiser’ Zobian - $11,852.50 David ‘YoungPitts’ Baker - $9,971.15 bbissick - $7,901.67 Dan ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo - $5,267.78 Daniel ‘RedsoxNets5’ Sewnig - $3,950.83 'LeftSid3,' ShadowFiend1,' and 'boom81boom' Win Multiple Events Each Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman was the winner of three events during the WSOP.com Winter Online Championships. He won the $50 NL 4-Max [R&A] for $9,440.43, the $50 NL Turbo Deepstack [R&A] for $5,515.96, and the $50 Special Sunday Deepstack [R&A, Super Add-on] for $11,932.37. Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon was the winner of the $100 NL [Re-entry] for $11,649.04 and the $50 NL [R&A] for $10,907.26. 'Boom81boom' won the $50 NL 8-Max [R, Turbo] for $5,377.86 and the $100 NL [Re-entry] for $8,533. In the $100 NL [Re-entry] that 'boom81boom' won, it was Haberman who finished second for $4,991. WSOP.com Winter Online Championships Winners EVENT ENTRIES WINNER AMOUNT $30 NL [R&A] 495 Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano $10,748.41 $320 Sunday Special Edition [Re-entry] 494 thekid32 $37,791 $50 NL 4-Max [R&A] 252 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman $9,440.34 $100 NL [Knockout] 248 ryan1650 $4,534.68 $100 NL [Re-entry] 487 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon $11,649.04 $88 8x8 [8R, 8-Max, Turbo] 255 evilitch $5,610 $50 NL [R&A] 226 manik1972 $8,404.07 $500 Special Tuesday Showdown [Re-entry] 219 swaggyb $28,125.07 $75 NL [Re-entry, Super Turbo] 435 blondewonder $7,803.90 $20 NL Deepstack [R&A] 407 skillz225 $5,574.97 $100 NL 6-Max [Re-entry] 407 Rainmakerr $9,922.66 $50 NL [R&A, Turbo] 159 Matt 'OMG_Obama' Iles $5,761.66 $30 NL [R&A] 308 shady_1 $7,267.80 $100 NL [Freezeout] 284 jokershows $6,793.28 $50 NL Turbo Deepstack [Re-entry] 448 fuzzyworth $5,358.08 $20 NL [R&A] 318 rsnmike $4,548.18 $100 NL 6-Max [Re-entry] 295 rjack $7,327.80 $50 NL Turbo Deepstack [R&A] 158 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman $5,515.96 $30 NL 30 for 30 [R&A] 387 ace710 $8,312.85 $50 PLO 8-Max [R&A] 100 melonhead $3,453.45 $100 NL [Re-entry] 355 Lokass27 $8,654.90 $75 NL [Knockout] 336 Jon 'jetsfan14' Borenstein $4,191.28 $320 Sunday Special Edition [Re-entry] 565 okicall $42,375 $11 NL [R&A] 575 cory000005 $6,009.60 $30 NL [R&A] 312 iuserags $6,877.96 $75 NL Deepstack [Re-entry] 323 Tommy_Nubs $5,906.05 $50 Monster Stack [R&A, Super Turbo] 150 liquidsword $4,942.43 $50 NL [R&A] 288 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon $10,907.26 $1,000 High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max] 197 4632647 $52,677.80 $300 NL [Knockout] 114 teplo22 $6,809.44 $30 NL Deepstack Super Add-on [R&A] 347 Qstunna12 $8,541.76 $100 NL [Re-entry] 397 TheClubber $9,678.86 $50 NL 8-Max [R, Turbo] 433 boom81boom $5,377.86 $30 NL 8-Max [R&A] 313 whosyourdodd $7,295.65 $250 NL 6-Max [Re-entry] 202 James ‘PRPirate420’ Vales $12,943.15 $50 PLO 6-Max [R&A] 84 Daniel 'juice' Buzgon $3,215.85 $30 NL [R&A] 308 jselz $6,474.19 $215 Monster Stack [1x Re-entry, Capped] 152 AJinOK $8,512 $100 NL [Re-entry] 350 boom81boom $8,533 $30 NL Deepstacl [R&A] 312 thejberg $7,100.73 $100 NL [Re-entry] 348 richrdparker $8,484.24 $75 NL [Re-entry, Super Turbo] 199 SIAFBM $4,125 $50 Special Sunday Deepstack [R&A, Super Add-on] 360 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman $11,932.37 $525 Main Event 554 Shankar ‘Burgersssss’ Pillai $69,250 $215 NL [Freezeout] 259 UNequivocaL $13,468 $500 PLO High Roller [Re-entry, 6-Max] 106 biueberry $14,355.58 $100 NL Deepstack [Re-entry, Turbo] 390 Pantalette $9,328.80  
  20. On the back of an impressive February, New Jersey online grinder Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon has returned to the top of the USA Online Poker Rankings. After spending the past two months in the #2 spot, Kwon (4,516 PLB points) seemingly doubled-down his efforts in February. He increased his volume and picked up a total of 69 cashes, earning more than $86,000 in the month. Of those results, 12 were PLB-qualifying scores including his spotlight score in the February 26 edition of the WSOP.com’s $25,000 NLHE High Roller where he finished as the runner-up for $9,283 and 149.82 PLB points. That came just days after he made a final table run in the WSOP.com’s $50,000 Monthly Sunday where he earned $6,150 and 103.64 PLB points. In February, Kwon booked 25 four-figure scores in the month and 21 total podium finishes. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] That’s what it took to surpass David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman (4,459), who dropped one spot to #2. Like Kwon, Coleman spent the majority of the month grinding online, posting 48 total cashes for a total of just over $57,000 in earnings. Coleman kicked off the month with a runner-up finish in the February 5 edition of the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday for $5,060 and 100.06 PLB points. Days later he posted what would be his high score for the month with a second-place finish in the WSOP.com’s $30,000 Weekly Sunday for $7,902 and 138.23 PLB points. His recent results have helped him climb to be the #85-ranked player in the world. Michael ‘JohnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. (4,076) jumped up three spots to take over the #3 spot in the US Online Rankings. Haberman had a fast start to February with a victory in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for $4,450 and 127.21 PLB points. Then he went on a tear during the WSOP.com Winter Online Championships, taking home three titles. His first came in Event #3 (NLHE 4-Max) where he earned $9,440 plus 188.99 PLB points. Five days later, he went the distance in Event #18 ($15,000 NLHE Turbo Deepstack) for another $5,516 and 142.00 PLB points. His biggest score of the month arrived with his third Winter OC title as he outlasted 353 entries of Event #43 ($30,000 NLHE Special Sunday Deepstack) for $11,932 and another 218.47 PLB points. All in all, Haberman finished the month earning over $62,000 on 54 total cashes and climbed to a career-high ranking of #124 in the world. Longtime New Jersey grinder Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein jumped up one spot to #4 this month after taking all of January off. He returned to the online tables in mid-February to pick up 15 total cashes including a victory in Event #22 of the Winter OC ($10,000 NLHE Knockout) for $4,191 and 153.07 PLB points. Helping him in the rankings, eight of his 15 cashes were PLB-qualified scores. Completing the top-5 for February is Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov, who steps back a single spot to #5. A good part of the reason Alexandrov moved back is simply a lack of volume. The New Jersey resident took the better part of the month off, recording just eight total cashes. However, he booked a big score by taking down the February 19 edition of the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday for $6,765 and 143.18 PLB points. U.S. Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 4516 2 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4459 3 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. 4076 4 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 3815 5 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 3805 6 Dan “centrfieldr” Lupo 3782 7 Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun 3400 8 Michael “Gags30” Gagliano 3381 9 tc_ownz 3250 10 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier 3228 ‘Bamatide88’ Continues His Silver State Reign It’s another month on top of the Nevada Rankings for Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat (2,756 PLB points). Bibat put in a solid month of grinding in February, picking up six PLB-qualified cashes over the course of 17 total results. His spotlight score came early in the month when he finished as the runner-up in February 2 edition of the WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Saturday for $3,140. Nevada Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat 2756 2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 2389 3 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2328 4 Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman 2136 5 prdawg420 2078
  21. Less than a week after it announced the schedule for its 'Championship' events, including a new $10,000 buy-in WSOP.com online event, the World Series of Poker announced dates and details for events priced at $1,000 and under - the 'Value Menu' events, as they're being called. Kicking off the 2020 WSOP will be the $1,000 buy-in Freezeout No Limit Hold’em tournament on Wednesday, May 27. Offering more freezeouts on the schedule is what the WSOP is calling a "concerted effort" for 2020. Every week during the 2020 WSOP, running May 26 through July 15 there will be at least one No Limit Hold’em event played in a freezeout format. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Additional low buy-in freezeout events include the $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty NL starting on June 2, the $500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em starting on June 15, the $1,000 Tag Team event starting on June 22, and the $1,000 Mini Main Event starting on June 29. 2020 WSOP 'Value Menu' Events DATE EVENT START TIME (PT) BUY-IN 5/27 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em 11 a.m. $1,000 5/27 Casino Employees Event 2 p.m. $500 5/28 'Big 50' 10 a.m. $500 6/1 NL Deepstack 11 a.m. $600 6/2 Super Turbo Bounty NL 11 a.m. $1,000 6/7 Forty Stack No Limit Hold’em 11 a.m. $1,000 6/8 PLO Deepstack 11 a.m. $600 6/10 PLO 8-Handed 11 a.m. $1,000 6/14 NL Deepstack 11 a.m. $800 6/15 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em 11 a.m. $500 6/16 8-Handed Mixed NL/PLO Deepstack 11 a.m. $600 6/17 Ladies Championship 11 a.m. $10,000/$1,000 6/18 Seniors (50+) Championship 10 a.m. $1,000 6/19 Double Stack NL 10 a.m. $1,000 6/21 8-Handed NL Deepstack 11 a.m. $800 6/22 Super Seniors (60+) 10 a.m. $1,000 6/22 Tag Team 2 p.m. $1,000 6/23 Deepstack Championship 11 a.m. $600 6/24 Colossus 10 a.m. $400 6/26 Crazy Eights NL 10 a.m. $888 6/29 Mini Main Event 11 a.m. $1,000 6/30 'Final 500' Salute To Warriors 11 a.m. $500 7/4 Little One for One Drop 12 p.m. $1,111 7/12 NL Deepstack 11 a.m. $800 7/13 Super Turbo NL 11 a.m. $1,000 As it stands right now, the 2020 WSOP schedule has 25 events priced at $1,000 or less, but that number will increase when officials release the full schedule of WSOP.com online gold bracelet events. To give you an idea how much things have change over the years, the 2015 WSOP had nine events priced at $1,000 or less. The 2019 WSOP event had 22 live events priced at $1,000 or less (including the $1,000 + $111 Little One for One Drop). The total number of 2019 WSOP events with a buy-in of $1,000 or less was 30 when you include the eight WSOP.com online events that met the criteria. The move to include more events at price points with greater accessibility has helped the WSOP continue to set record numbers year after year. The 2019 WSOP was the latest to do so, generating a total of 187,298 entries and more than $293 million in prize money. Last year, the WSOP also produced the largest live poker tournament in history with 28,371 entries in the first-ever Big 50. MORE: 2019 a Record-Breaking Year for WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
  22. On Thursday, the World Series of Poker announced more additions to the 2020 WSOP schedule, including a brand new $10,000 buy-in WSOP.com online event, the return of the $10,000 Short Deck tournament, and a dedicated leaderboard for 'Championship' events. The brand new $10,000 buy-in WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold'em becomes the first online gold bracelet event at the five-figure price point. It is scheduled for Thursday, July 2, with a start time of 12 pm PT. The event will be played as a freezeout, with 20-minute levels and players starting with 30,000 in chips. The July 2 start date for the $10,000 WSOP.com Online NL event is the same day as Day 1B of the 2020 WSOP Main Event, so players planning to play the online event will likely want to play either Day 1A on July 1 or Day 1C on July 3 of the WSOP Main Event. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Last year, the 2019 WSOP was a record-setter, with 187,298 entries generating more than $293 million in total prize money - both record numbers for the WSOP. The 2019 WSOP featured nine online gold bracelet events, which was the most it has ever held in a single year. The biggest buy-in of those nine was the $3,200 WSOP.com NL High Roller, so the $10,000 WSOP.com Online NL has an entry cost of more than three times as much. If this is a sign of things to come for the online portion of the 2020 WSOP schedule, big things should be expected. MORE: 2019 a Record-Breaking Year for WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events An addition to last year's schedule, the $10,000 Short Deck returns to the 2020 WSOP schedule and is slated to start on Monday, June 8, at 3 pm. The ever-popular WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship kicks off on Monday, June 22. It’s a five-day, six-handed mixed game tournament known to attract the best of the best, but there is one big change on the docket. The 2020 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship will have No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw added to the mix of games, so there will be nine games played in this event. A noticeable event left off for 2020 appears to be the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em. Given the history of this event, it would seem more likely that it returns at a different price point rather than go away completely. 2020 WSOP Championship Events DATE EVENT START TIME (PT) BUY-IN 6/3 Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better 3 p.m. $10,000 6/6 Seven Card Stud 3 p.m. $10,000 6/8 Short Deck 3 p.m. $10,000 6/9 H.O.R.S.E. 3 p.m. $10,000 6/12 Super Turbo Bounty NL 2 p.m. $10,000 6/13 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed 3 p.m. $10,000 6/15 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw 3 p.m. $10,000 6/18 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw 3 p.m. $10,000 6/20 Pot Limit Omaha 3 p.m. $10,000 6/22 Poker Players Championship 3 p.m. $50,000 6/24 Razz 3 p.m. $10,000 6/26 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better 3 p.m. $10,000 6/28 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8-or-Better 3 p.m. $10,000 6/29 6-Handed No Limit Hold'em 3 p.m. $10,000 6/30 Limit Hold'em 3 p.m. $10,000 7/1 WSOP Main Event 11 a.m. $10,000 7/2 WSOP.com Online NL 12 p.m. $10,000 Dedicated Leaderboard In addition to announcing the events, the WSOP announced a dedicated leaderboard for the Championship events. It is said to be similar to the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard and all 17 Championship events in the table above will be included. Full details are still to be announced, but the WSOP did mention that prizes will be up for grabs. It's not a surprise to see the addition of a dedicated leaderboard with prizes for these events. In the wake of a data error incorrectly awarding Daniel Negreanu with the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year award, many players voiced their opinions for this process and its offering to improve, so a bit of revamping was likely.
  23. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Listen in to a brand new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Donnie get you all caught up with all of the latest news from the world of poker. This week, Daniel Negreanu's whirlwind 2019 continues as he drops a surprise announcement that just six months after he parted ways with PokerStars, he's signed on to be an ambassador for online poker site GGPoker. In other partnership news, U.S. based WSOP.com was named an official partner of the National Football League and has begun a promotion that will send someone to the Super Bowl. Plus, the guys recap the massive Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas. So download and subscribe to The FIVES today! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  24. Regulated online poker in the US made some leaps in 2019, and if the market can have a similar legislative year in 2020 as it did in 2019, things will be moving along quite nicely. In 2019, Pennsylvania online poker went live, West Virginia entered the regulated arena, and Michigan redeemed itself. Pennsylvania Goes Live As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. Following up on Pennsylvania’s regulation of online poker in late 2017, Kevin O’Toole, executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, announced in April of 2019 that that PA online poker would go live on July 15. The announcement was a very welcomed one, especially by players in the Keystone State. With a population of 12.8 million, Pennsylvania would become the largest state to have regulated online poker, topping New Jersey’s 8.9 million. Just days after O’Toole’s announcement on when Pennsylvania online poker would go live, it was revealed that seven casinos had been approved to operate online poker in the state, including PokerStars and partypoker. After plenty of time had passed between signing of the bill and the PGCB’s announcement on when online poker would go live in Pennsylvania, things were finally moving forward. As the days rolled by, more and more poker players become anxious for what was to come in Pennsylvania, but unfortunately the launch date of July 15 was not going to happen. Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months as the wait went on. Finally, the poker community received the news that PokerStars was to begin testing real-money online poker in Pennsylvania on November 4. PokerStars PA’s soft launch proved a success and the site officially went live on November 6, 2019. Less than two weeks after opening its virtual doors, PokerStars PA announced the first-ever Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker. The series called for 50 events and $1 million in combined prize pool guarantees. The inaugural PACOOP got off to a roaring start, so much so that organizers opted to bump up the guarantees for the events not once but twice. As 2019 came to a close, PokerStars was the only operator live in Pennsylvania. The site has shown solid numbers, both in tournaments and cash games, and it will be interesting to see which operator decides to be next in line. With other operators in play, we’ll be able to get our first look at the competitive landscape in the Keystone State, although PokerStars PA has done well to get a head start by launching in November 2019. The best thing to come from PokerStars PA’s launch was the lack of hiccups exhibited elsewhere, like when New Jersey launched, for example. The regulated online poker industry is more mature in the US and a lot has been learned and improved upon in the time since NJ launched regulated online poker. Going forward, we anticipate other states that come on board will have a similarly streamlined launch phase to what we saw in Pennsylvania. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zgone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] Michigan Redeems Itself At the end of 2018, it was thought that Michigan was going to be the next state to regulate online poker. Just days before Christmas, Michigan lawmakers passed a bill to legalize online poker. All that was needed was a signature from Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan would be off and running towards launch. Snyder had other plans, though. Days after the bill was sent to Snyder’s desk by lawmakers, Snyder vetoed the bill. Just about one year passed and a bill that included regulated online poker was back on the governor’s desk in Michigan, only this time it was the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Unlike her predecessor, Whitmer signed the bill into law. With a state population of nearly 10 million, it is hoped that Michigan regulated online poker will be similar to what can be seen in Pennsylvania upon launch. Whitmer was involved in the process of drafting the bill, which lended itself to greater confidence that the bill would get signed into law once it reached her desk. The bill does have language in it that does not allow for interstate liquidity, as Whitmer had concerns over online slot revenues potentially leaving the state. Things might eventually change for Michigan to allow interstate player pooling, but we’ll have to wait and see in that regard, just like what’s happening in Pennsylvania. West Virginia Legalizes Online Poker Before Michigan became the sixth state to legalize online poker and before regulated online poker went live in Pennsylvania, West Virginia became the fifth state to welcome legalized online poker. Via passing of the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act, online poker is now regulated in the Mountain State. The bill was approved overwhelmingly by both the House and Senate in West Virginia before it was sent to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. Justice did not act on the bill before the 15-day deadline, which allowed the bill to become law. Those in West Virginia are still waiting for the next steps to take place, as regulators are currently working on putting everything in place that will lead up to launch. Although one of the smaller states in the US in terms of population, with a figure of 1.8 million, the more states that are on board with regulated online poker, the better. Wire Act Only Applies To Sports Betting Entering the 2019 WSOP, there was some uncertainty surrounding the WSOP.com online gold bracelet events that were set to take place across the interstate player pools of Nevada and New Jersey. But at the beginning of June, Judge Paul Barbadoro of the US District Court concluded that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting. "I hereby declare that § 1084(a) of the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084(a), applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest," Barbadoro wrote in conclusion. "The 2018 OLC Opinion is set aside." The new opinion came following the Department of Justice's claim that the Wire Act applied to all forms of online gambling, which is what caused the uncertainty to surround the WSOP.com online gold bracelet events. The new opinion, however, gave the green light for interstate WSOP.com online gold bracelet events to move forward without issue. As regulated online poker continues to try and make strides, the new opinion from Barbadoro was very much viewed as a win. What followed was a record-breaking year for WSOP.com online gold bracelet events. WSOP.com Named Official NFL Sponsor Although WSOP.com, which is currently live in Nevada and New Jersey and has interstate player pooling across the two states, did not launch operations in a new state in 2019, it did have an exciting bit of news announced. In November, it was announced that WSOP.com was named an official sponsor of the NFL. The partnership stemmed from an earlier announcement at the beginning of the year when Caesars Entertainment Corporation, parent company of the WSOP and WSOP.com, was selected as the first-ever Official Casino Sponsor of the NFL. As part of the partnership, WSOP.com launched the ‘Sit ‘N’ Go to the Super Bowl’ promotion to provide players with the opportunity to win a trip for two to Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Looking Ahead To 2020 As we said off the top, if 2020 continues with the same sort of advancements that happened in 2019, regulated online poker in the US will be moving along nicely. What this means is one or two new states coming on board and at least one more operator going live in Pennsylvania. Both Michigan and West Virginia have passed bills to regulated online poker, but timetables have yet to be determined for when sites will go live. It seems that online poker will be live in Michigan before West Virginia, but for now we’re left waiting to see what’s next from these two states. Best hopes are that Michigan, due to its size, has an efficient timetable to and through launch, mirroring the success of Pennsylvania’s launch. In Pennsylvania, look for WSOP.com to go live sometime in 2020. Of course, without interstate liquidity sharing, WSOP.com players in Pennsylvania will be separate from those playing in Nevada and New Jersey. Competition within a market is almost always a good thing and having a powerful brand such as the WSOP alongside PokerStars in the market should help raise the bar for what’s offered to PA online poker players in addition to providing a second option of play. WSOP.com going live in Pennsylvania, if it were to happen ahead of the 2020 World Series of Poker, could positively affect the massive live festival that takes place in Las Vegas every summer, too. An online gold bracelet event likely wouldn’t be in the cards, but satellites offering players opportunities to win their way to compete in WSOP gold bracelet events in Las Vegas would certainly be expected. WSOP.com has already started running satellites for the 2020 WSOP for players in Nevada and New Jersey. With a new governor in office, Kentucky is a state to watch in 2020. Rep. Adam Koenig tried to push through legislation in 2019 but ultimately fell short in an effort to legalize both online poker and sports betting. Koenig has said he will try again in 2020 and his efforts could be supported by one very important person. The state’s former governor, Matt Bevin, was against gambling. The state’s new governor, Andy Beshear, who previously served as Kentucky’s attorney general, appears to be very much for regulated gambling. As attorney general, Beshear urged legislators to allow legalized gambling. Much like a new governor helped get regulated online poker over the finish line in Michigan, Beshear could be pivotal in Kentucky getting legalized online gambling, including online poker.
  25. Dates for the 2020 World Series of Poker were announced on Wednesday, and the 51st WSOP is scheduled for May 26 through July 15, 2020. The 2020 WSOP will once again be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, with 51 action-packed days of poker planned, despite the recent sale of the property. Although the full schedule of events is yet to be released, the WSOP did give the dates for the WSOP Main Event, the BIG 50, and the Seniors Championship. Main Event Scheduled for July 1-14 The 2020 WSOP Main Event runs July 1-14. It kicks off on Wednesday, July 1, for the first of three starting flights. The second and third flights are scheduled for Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3, respectively. Competitors to advance from either of the first two flights will resume action on Saturday, July 4, and those to advance from the third flight will play their Day 2 on Sunday, July 5. All remaining entrants will combine into one field on Monday, July 6. Play is scheduled to continue each day through Friday, July 10, when it is anticipated that the final table will be reached. The final players will have an off day on Saturday, July 11, before resuming the competition on Sunday, July 12. A winner is expected to be crowned on Tuesday, July 14. The 2020 WSOP Main Event will look to draw off the success that was delivered in 2019, when it attracted the second largest field size in the event’s history at 8,569 entries. It was only the second time ever that the field size for the WSOP Main Event topped 8,000 entries, and it was the fourth consecutive year that the Main Event field size increased. The 2019 WSOP Main Event winner was Hossein Ensan, who took home the mammoth $10 million first-place prize. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zgone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] BIG 50 Scheduled for May 28-June 4 The beginning of the 2020 World Series of Poker will feature the incredibly popular $500 buy-in BIG 50 tournament. It’s the second year for this event and big things are expected after the 2019 edition absolutely shattered the record books with 28,371 entries. The 2020 WSOP BIG 50 is scheduled to start on Thursday, May 28, and wrap up on Thursday, June 4. In 2019, it was Femi Fashakin finishing in first place from the enormous field. Fashakin took home the lion’s share of the $13.509 million prize pool, winning $1.147 million. Seniors Champions Scheduled for June 18-21 The third event that WSOP officials did confirm in the announcement is the $1,000 buy-in, single reentry Seniors Championship. Scheduled to take place June 18-21, the WSOP Seniors Championship is open to all participants age 50 or older. In 2019, the WSOP Seniors Championship drew 5,916 entries. Howard Mash, a 50-year-old financial advisor from Florida was triumphant, scoring $662,594. Online Satellites Already Running At the time of the announcement, the start of the 2020 WSOP was five and a half months away, so there’s plenty of time to get ready for what should be another record-setting series. The 2019 WSOP was the biggest ever, with 187,298 total entries and more than $293 million in prize pool money generated. The 2020 edition is likely going to set new records, and part of the reason why is because online satellites are already running on WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey. Will Pennsylvania Be Involved? Pennsylvania could certainly be involved with the 2020 WSOP, at least to some capacity. With regulated online poker now up and running in Pennsylvania, the Keystone State could become a player when WSOP.com is up and running, although there is no WSOP.com online client available in Pennsylvania at the time of this announcement. When WSOP.com becomes available in Pennsylvania, we should expect there to be online satellites running that will function to qualify players for the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. What we shouldn’t expect is for PA online poker players to be able to play in online gold bracelet events with players from Nevada and New Jersey from within Pennsylvania state lines. Although Nevada and New Jersey share player pools, Pennsylvania is not yet involved in any interstate compacts, so they’ll likely have to wait to compete for an online gold bracelet from within the State of Pennsylvania.
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