The 2020 World Series of Poker Online kicked off over at WSOP.com. Through the first week, they handed out six bracelets.... yup... the online version of the WSOP will be awarded real life bracelets via 31 events at WSOP.com Consider a little piece of history, or pandemic bling history if you will.
WSOP Online Event #1 $500 Kick-off attracted 1,715 players and a prize pool over $771K. Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler costanza'd his way to the final table and inevitable winner's circle. He banked $130,420 for the win. Event #1's final table also included Tony Dunst, who busted in third place. Phil Helmuth missed out on a final table when he busted in 11th place. Other notables who cashed included Jon Turner, JJ Liu, Ryan Tosoc, Matt Stout, Matt Matusow, Sean Yu, Gordon Vayo, Jeff Gross, Connor Berkowitz, Raj Patel, Tom Cannuli, Alex Rocha, David Bakes Baker, Andy Bloch, Porter Lambert, Tara Cain, Olivier Busquet, James Carroll, Randy Ohel, Eddy Sabat, Steve Gross, Ari Engel, and Mike Noori.
The second event on the docket, a $1K Deepstack 8-Max, attracted 919 runners and a prize pool over $873K. Louis 'PokeThese' Lynch banked $168,585.95 for first place. The top 143 places paid out. Daniel Negreanu is sweating a million dollar bracelet bet, but he missed the final table when he whiffed in 18th place. Event #2's final table included Jason Somerville, who busted in sixth place. Notables who cashed in Event #2 included Allen Chang, Shannon Shorr, Daniel Negreanu, Eddie Sabat, Clayton Maguire, Connor Drinan, Kathy Liebert, Ben Yu, Simon Deadman, Pete Carini, Roland Israelashvili, Jim Collopy, Ralph Perry, Joe Cheong, and Jon Turner.
Robert Kuhn binked Event #3 $400 NL for a score worth $115,850. Kuhn, playing under 'BustinBalls' faded a field of 2,091 runners, who created a prize pool worth $752,760. The final table included Ted Lui and Roland Israelashvili. Daniel Negreanu missed another shot a bracelet but he cashed and busted in 275th. Notables who went deep and cashed in Event #3 included Cal Anderson, Berry Johnston, Rob Peacock, Sara Dunn, Faraz Jaka, Angel Garcia, Eddy Sabbat, Thayer Rasmussen, Ben Moon, Tyler Patterson, Suzanne Greenberg, Donald Marks, Hunter Frey, Jim Collopy, Joe Bartholdi, Lauren Roberts, Darren Rabinowitz, Eric Baldwin, and Jeff Madsen.
Matt 'Bodeyster' Bode emerged victorious in Event #4 $500 Super Turbo. he outlasted a field of 1,179 runners in the turbo-charged event. The prize pool topped $530K and the top 180 places paid out. The final table included Kevin MacPhee, Caitlin Dillon, and Shawn Daniels. Phil Hellmuth went somewhat deep but the Poker Brat's run ended in 43rd place. Notables who went deep and cashed in Event #5 included... Joseph Bartholdi, Ryan Ko, Tim Reilly, Ari Engel, Bryan Piccoli, Matt Stout, Tony Spinella, JJ Liu, Ralph Perry, Simon Deadman, Robert Kuhn, Mahn Mulcahy, Ryan Laplante, Andy Phan, Eric Baldwin, Nathan Gamble, Matt Berkey, Cary Katz, Vuong Do, Mike Matusow, Shaun Deeb, Veronica Dunn, and Ben Yu.
Allen 'Acnyc718' Chang took down Event #5 $1K old-school Freezeout for $161,286. Chang outlasted 854 runners for the win. His tough final table included Philip Yeh, Tim Begley, Felipe 'McBain' Leme, Josh Greenberg, and Quintin Trammel. The top 126 places paid out in the Freezeout. Notables who went deep and cashed included Ryan Laplante, Aaron Massey, Dusty Spangler, Megan Milburn, Connor Drinan, Jen Harman, Alan Goehring, JD McNugent, Josh Prager, Joe Cheong, Joe Bartholdi, Joe Bruno, Chris Ryan, Mike Michnik, Andy Bloch, Katie Lindsay, Vinny Pahuja, and Dan Colpoys.
In Event #6 $600 PLO8 6-Max, Nathan 'surfbum' Gamble faded 883 other PLO8 enthusiasts to win $89,420 and his second-career bracelet. The top 126 places paid out. Kid Poker cashed again, but he only went as deep as 59th place before he met his fate. His bracelet wager moves forward. Notables who went deep and cashed in PLO8 6-Max included... Jeremy Ausmus, Shaun Deeb, Allen Chang, Ali Imsirovic, Layne Flack, Ryan Riess, Anthony Zinno, Joe Bartholdi, Mike Matusow, Chip Jett, Rob Kuhn, Linda Snyder, Miami John Cernuto, Vinny Moscati, Norman Chad, Jon Turner, Andrea Russo, Maria Ho, Upeshka De Silva, Scott Abrahsm, and Kevin MacPhee.
2020 WSOP Online Winners
- Event #1 $500 NL Kick-Off: Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler $130,426
- Event #2 $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max: Louis 'PokeThese' Lynch $168,585.95
- Event #3 $400 NL: Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn $115,850
- Event #4 $500 Super Turbo: Matt 'Bodeyster' Bode $97,091
- Event #5 $1,000 NL Freezeout: Allen 'Acnyc718' Chang $161,286
- Event #6 $600 PLO8 6-Max: Nathan 'surfbum' Gamble $89,424