What a difference a day makes. When you're hot, you're hot. When you run good, the entire universe makes sense. When you're on a roll, keep pressing it. If you fall off a horse, get right back on. Fall eight times, get up nine. If there's a donk with a big stack, bust'em before they bust you.
In the case of Ryan Togersen, in less than 24 hours, he went deep in two 2020 World Series of Poker Online events at WSOP.com. He final tabled a 6-max event and settled on a runner-up finish, but then took down the next tournament with a bracelet victory in a Monster Stack event.
Togersen, issued his fair share of beats, and felted everyone in sight, while playing under the screen name 'Im.Sorry' to win Event #10. 'Im.Sorry' shipped a bracelet, banked nearly $300K in cash for two evenings of work with a 1-2 one-two finish to kick off the second week of action at the WSOP Online. Crushing it, eh?
But let's give some serious props to Ron 'MacDaddy15' McMillen, an old school live tournament player that ventured to the virtual poker waters play in his first foray into online poker. You couldn't ask for a better story than Ron 'MacDaddy15' McMillen. It actually writes it self and it's a marketing wet dream.
2020 WSOP Online Event #9 $1,000 NL 6-Max attracted 1,026 runners and a prize pool just shy of $975K. Ron 'MacDaddy15' McMillen was one of the non-sharks that decided what the heck and compete for a bracelet.
Ron 'MacDaddy15' McMillen found himself at the 6-max final table along with Ryan 'Im.Sorry' Torgersen, Wade 'WillowG23' Griffith, Ruth 'crazeelf666' Ruffman, Chris 'moodeez' Moody, and Ian 'apokerjoker2' Steinman. McMillen defeated Torgersen heads up for the bling and cash. McMillen went the distance for $188,214 and his first piece of WSOP hardware. The final moment was captured in a now viral video.
Torgersen banked $116,379 for second place in the 6-Max. Not too shabby, eh?
Author Maria Konnikova, with her latest book making serious waves in the poker world, cashed in 133rd place.
The top 143 places paid out in Event #9. Notables who went deep and cashed included Jon Turner, Anthony Zinno, Bob March, Steve Gross, Joe Cheong, Simon Deadman, Tyler Patterson, Nick Schulman, Tony Montana, Matt Affleck, Ali Imsirovic, Larry Berg, Ryan Tosoc, Chris Hunichen, Tommy Macguire, Matt Parry, Tara Cain, Matt Stout, Erica Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Ari Engel, Suzzane Greenberg, Steve Sung, Daniel Negreanu, Ben Yu, Vinny Pahuja, Lauren Roerts, Connor Drinan, Maria Konnikova, Chris Moorman, and Justin FIsher.
So, one day after a runner-up and bridesmaid finish for Torgerson, he went deep once again in WSOP Online Event #10 $600 NL Monster Stack, which attracted 2,074 runners and a prize pool that went north of $1 million.
Event #10 Monster Stack's final table included Ryan 'Im.Sorry' Torgerson, Brandon 'Omni27' Ienn, Sam 'texasmolly' Grizzle, Eric 'bill_luga' Blair, 'letsgetit888', Brent 'grebnrets' Roberts, 'Fatstax', Nick 'DuckFlush' Pupillo, and Tom '4Logan' Dean.
Sam Grizzle busted in third place. He played under the hysterical screename, 'texasmolly'. Either he's slinging ecstasy to raver kids down in Austin, or he's taking a piss out of Doyle Brunson's nickname.
Notables who went deep in Event #10 Monster Stack and cashed included Erik Seidel, Anthony Zinno, Jason Somerville, Joon Kim, BustinBalls Kuhn, Ian Steinman, Peter Carini, Thayer Rassmussen, Porter Lambert, Louis Lynch, and Ron McMillen.
2020 WSOP Online Winners (Thru Event 10)
- 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
- Event #7 $800 NL Knockout Deepstack: Joon 'jykpoker' Kim $103,127
- Event #8 $500 Freezeout: Alan 'GladiusIII' Goehring $119,399
- Event #9 $1,000 NL 6-Max: Ron 'MacDaddy15' McMillen $188,214