Ship it to Lithuania! The 2020 World Series of Poker Online continued at GGPoker with the last remaining events before the virtual running of the WSOP comes to an end. The 25K Heads-Up People's Choice and WSOP Online Main Event will resume this weekend. Several players are gonna walk away with a huge score. But in the meantime, Gediminas 'NeverGambol' Uselis from Lithuania walked away $227K richer and with a WSOP bracelet after a long day of grinding.
Okay, so how about that marquee event and the one everyone's talking about? The 2020 WSOP Online Event #77 $5,000 NL Main Event attracted 5,802 entrants that created a prize pool worth over $27.56 million, with the top 728 places getting paid out. The top four places will win seven figures with over $3 million set aside to the champion.
The Main Event Online is officially the richest online poker tournament of all time and it passed the $25 million guarantee. It looked like it might hit an overlay until the last couple of flights sent the numbers over the threshold.
With 38 players remaining, 2020 WSOP Online Main Event will resume this weekend and play down to a champion. Bryan 'smbdySUCKme' Piccioli bagged the chip lead with an 18.4M stack. Other notables still alive include... Dinsh Al, SamTaylor, Stefan Schillhabel, Satoshi , Jonas Lauck, Mike Lech, Arkadiy Tsinis, Ricky Tang, and Julien 'GiuseppeL' Perouse.
The other big event that has yet to play down to a champ is WSOP Online Event #70 $25K Heads Up (People's Choice), which attracted 127 players and a prize pool that surpassed $3.1 million. Only the top eight players were paid out with a cool million set aside to the championship.
Only four players remain.... Fedor Holz, Brunno Botteon, Sergi Reixbach, and Oktay Kahyaoglu. Those four will slug it out when action resumes this weekend.
Holz plays Reixbach in the semifinals and the winner of that heavyweight match will play the winner of Botteon vs Kahyaoglu.
Jason McConnon, Justin Bonomo, Stuart Wallensteen, and Aaron Van Blarcum min-cashed when they all busted in the Elite 8 quarterfinals.
Meanwhile... Event #76 $400 Forty Stack NL attracted 4,461 runners, who created a prize pool worth nearly $1.7 million. The top 548 places paid out, with $211K set aside to the champ.
Gleb Tremzin bubbled the final table in tenth place. The final table for Event #76 included Gediminas 'NeverGambol' Uselis, Andy "PaxRomana" Wilson, Yaniv "netasheli528" Bohadana, Silviya "Impala" Kaymakchieva, Espen "COVFEFE-19" Jorstad, Yucheng "Xyc666" Xiao, Michelle "CallTheFloor" Roberts, Guilherme "Forest trump" Dos Santos, and Nicolau "dezefaixa" Villa Lobos.
Lithuania and the UK got heads-up for the bling in the Forty Stack. The UK's Andy 'PaxRomana' Wilson busted in second place, which paid out $159,705. Not too shabby for a runner-up finish, eh?
Lithuiana's Gediminas 'NeverGambol' Uselis banked $211,282 for the victory including the bracelet and a WSOP Europe prize package.
Among the notables who cashed in Event #76 included.... Brian Rast, Kevin Macphee, Nick Marchington, Ravid Garbi, Trygve Leite, Anson Tsang, Scott Bohlman, Jack Salter, Chris Kruk, Dylan Linde, Yuri Dzivielevski, Maria Ho, Joe Cheong, Galen Hall, Norbert Szecsi, Ryan Riess, Joe Di Rosa Rojas, Caio Pessagno, Erik Seidel, Marton Czuczor, Eddy Sabat, Arnaud Enselme, Chris Moorman, Koray Aldemir, Toby Joyce, Antonine Labat, Andrey Kotelnikov, Manig Loeser, Nick Grippo, Ankush Mandavia and Pat Mahoney.