The 2020 World Series of Poker is hitting its full stride right now. Events started over at GGPoker for international players. Meanwhile, the American leg of the series completed 19 events (out of 31). And two new players will add their names to the history books after Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel and Kenny 'Chopuh' Huynh were the last players standing in WSOP Online events #18 and #19 respectively. Both players secured six-figure scores for surviving the virtual tables at WSOP.com.
2020 WSOP Online Event #18 $1,000 NL Turbo Deep Stack drew in 697 initial players, who added 290 re-entries. The final tall for Event #18 included 987 entries and a prize pool worth $937,650. The top 143 places paid out with $181K set aside to the champion.
Notable players who went deep and cashed in Event #18 included... Aaron Mermelstein, Scott Blackman, Chris Moorman, Matt Stout, Ari Engel, Erica Lindgren, Alex Rocha, Ralph Perry, Philip Yeh, Ryan Riess, Jason Koon, Andy Seth, Aaron Massey, Scott Davies, Max Pescatori, Blake Bohn, Eddy Sabat, Ryan Depaulo, Sang Lee, Vuong Do, Jim Collopy, Darryll Fish, Phil Hellmuth, Mo Chun, Ben Moon, Jack Salter, Andrew Maguire, Ryan Laplante, Yuval Bronshtein, Ali Imsirovic, Chad Layne, Sam Grizzle, Ralph Wong, Matt Berkey, Upeshka De Silva, Roland Israelashvili, Steve Kelly, and Tony Dunst.
Dave Alfa bubbled the final table in ninth place.
The final table for Event #18 included Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel, Myles 'Shipthemoney' Kotler, Andrew 'GoatMaster' Melillo, Daniel 'IntoTheRiver' Fischer, Barry 'puigmyfriend' Hutter, Landon 'ActionDealer' Tice, Harrison 'harrisond33' Dobin, and Matthew 'EarvinMagic' Parry.
Hutter hit the bricks in fifth place and missed out on some Deepstack Turbo bling.
Myles 'Shipthemoney' Kotler and Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel battled heads up for the bracelet and $181K in cash. Kotler busted in second place and settled on a runner-up prize worth a shade under $112K. Not too shabby, eh?
Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel took down WSOP Online Event #18 for a $181,060 score, plus the bracelet.
Sundays are always a big day for online poker action. 2020 WSOP Event #19 $400 NL attracted 1,757 original players that fired away at 788 additional entries. The final tally for Event #19 included 2,545 entries and a prize pool around $916K. The top-heavy event paid out six-figures to the champ.
The final table for Event #19 included Kenny 'Chopuh' Huynh, 610610, Vincent 'meatball44' Ablahani, Sang 'youngkoi' Lee, Kenneth 'KBconcepts' Phillips, Hunter 'Hunt_Dizzle' Frey, namhtiwl, Michael 'vapor098' Federico, and Paul 'Debt2Me' Gunness.
Kenny 'Chopuh' Huynh banked $133,857 for the victory, plus the gold bracelet. Meanwhile, 610610 earned $82,733 for second place. Not bad, eh?
Notables who cashed in Event #19 included Mike Matusow, Porter Lambert, Taykor Laran, Ryan Riess, Matt Berkey, and Alex Ziskin.
2020 WSOP ONLINE RESULTS
- Event #18 $1,000 NL Turbo Deepstack: Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel $181,060
- Event #19 $400 NL Kenny 'Chopuh' Huynh $133,857