Saturday July 18, 2020 at 4:35 pm

At the 2020 WSOP Online, three more bracelets were awarded. Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap outlasted a field of 663 entries to win Event #15 $1,000 PLO High Roller for a score worth $133,780. Terrell 'Heezahustla' Cheatham faded a field of 1,528 runners to ship a bracelet in Event #16 $500 NL Turbo for $116,204. Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons won $173,551 in cash and added a bracelet with a victory in Event #17 $777 NL.

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Three more events, three more bracelet winners. This week at the virtual tables on WSOP.com, a handful of High Roller bracelets were doled out. The latest included a PLO High Roller affair. Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap outlasted a stacked final table to take down the bling in 2020 WSOP Online Event #15 PLO High Roller. Terrell 'Heezahustla' Cheatham binked a Turbo bracelet on Thursday, while Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons took down the $777 NL event to add a WSOP bracelet to his WPT win.

Over in Event #15 $1,000 PLO High Roller, the 8-handed event attracted 386 original runners who fired away at 277 additional bullets for 663 total entries. The prize pool was a tad under $630K. The top 99 places paid out with $134K set aside to the champ.

Event #15 PLO High Roller final table included Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap, Shane 'danish01' Daniels, Todd 'chi.t.420' Sladek, Jacob 'Bandit275' Powers, Keith 'thxsimgod' Ferrera, Blake 'shampainpopn' Whittington, Matt 'jacksup' Matros, and Anthony 'heheh' Zinno. Bryan Piccioli bubbled the final table in ninth place.

Zinno busted in 8th place and Matros followed in seventh. Todd 'chi.t.420' Sladek got smoked in third place, which set up the heads-up bout between Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap and Shane 'danish01' Daniels for the cash and bling. Daniels busted in second place, while Dunlap shipped the PLO high roller for $133,780. Not too shabby, eh?

Notables who cashed in Event #15 included... Cal Anderson, Jon Turner, JJ Liu, Max Pescatori, Nathan Gamble, David Prociak, Kevin MacPhee, Erik Seidel, Jesus Ferguson, Pete Carini, Dan Zack, Dustin Dirksen, Ari Engel, Will Reynolds, Jesse Sylvia, Christian Harder, Jeff Madsen, Maria Ho, Roland Israelashvili, Ralph Perry, Tony Spinella, Zac Gruneberg, Upeshka De Silva, and Danny Wong.

2020 WSOP Online Event #16 $500 NL Turbo included 1,044 initial runners who fired away at 484 additional entries. The final tally was 1,528 entrants. The prize pool was $687,600 and the top 248 places paid out with $116K set aside to the champ.

Terrell 'Heezahustla' Cheatham shipped the turbo-charged event by fading a final table that included Julian "Julian" Parmann, Lev "Methinks" Milman, Marc "Mojoesmarc" Bernal, Andrea "Andrewbull88" Buonocore, Daniel "StayActive" Chan, Jeremy "http401" Govert, Phillip "AvonB" Rhodes, and James "cbmezz99" Messeroll. Ryan Dodd bubbled the final table in tenth place.

Notables who went deep and cashed in Event #16 included.... Cal Anderson, Jesus Ferguson, Shannon Shorr, Wendy Freedman, Philip Yeh, Joe Serock, Dan Park, Kami Hudson, Layne Flack, Justin Liberto, Daniel Negreanu, Cord Garcia, Harrison Gmbel, Anthony Zinno, Suzanne Greenberg, Jack Salter, Tara Cain, Raj Patel, Lacey Jones, Kevin MacPhee, Darren Elias, Upeshka De Silva, Joe Bartholdi, Eric Blair, Angel Lopez, Ben Yu, Christian Harder, Dylan Linde, Jason Somerville, Faraz Jaka, Yueqi Zhu, Ryan Laplante, Max Pescatori, Megan Milburn, and Randy Ohel.

Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons is now one EPT title away from the proverbial Triple Crown. He won the first leg back in 2016 with a victory at the WPT Legends of Poker in LA. He just added a piece of WSOP hardware to his growing collection.

2020 WSOP Online Event #17 $777 NL attracted 917 original players that added 465 additional entries. The total tally was 1,382 entrants and a prize pool worth $967K.

Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons binked the bracelet and nearly $174K in cash. His final table included NJ_GLive, Barry '_MLB_' Wenger, Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler, Jim 'Bocaratone' Collopy, veepoh, Scott 'BudLightLime' Hempel, Julian 'Julian' Parmann, and Dave 'DunningKrugr' Alfa.

Notables who went deep and cashed in Event #17 included Kid Poker, Ryan Leng, Upeshka De Silva, Rob Peacock, Porter Lambert, Roland Israelashvili, and Dan Zack.

2020 WSOP Online Winners

  • Event #15 $1,000 PLO High Roller: Guy 'PhilLaak' Dunlap $133,780
  • Event #16 $500 NL Turbo: Terrell 'Heezahustla' Cheatham $116,204
  • Event #17 $777 NL: Pat 'IchiiKawawa' Lyons $173,551
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