Over at GGPoker they're wrapping up the last few events of the international version of the 2020 WSOP Online. Norway's Trygve 'FullSendWig' Leite outlasted a field of 3,552 runners to win WSOP Online Event #75 $300 Double Stack NL. Leite faded a final table that included Connor Drinan to win his first bracelet and $130K. Over in WSOP Online Event #78 $1,000 Turbo NL 6-Handed, Adnan 'Bolazar' Hacialioglu outlasted 1,910 runners to win the bracelet and $259,842.
The 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #70 $25,000 Players Championship finally played down to a champion. A total of 407 runners took a shot at the high-stakes bracelet and coveted title. Germany's Christian Rudolph defeated American pro Chris Hunichen heads up for the title and $1.8 million in cash. Rudolph outlasted a final table that also included Jason Koon.
The 2020 World Series of Poker Online continued at GGPoker with two more players, both playing from Canada, earning their first bracelets. Jim 'grousegrind' Lefteruk faded 2,202 runners and shipped the WSOP Online Event #73 $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed. Lefteruk banked $299,511 for the victory. Over in WSOP Online Event #74 $1,500 PLO, Thi Truong won the bracelet and banked nearly $216K for the victory.
The Mirage Casino in Las Vegas, the first mega-gambling-resort to open on the Strip back in 1989, finally reopened after being shuttered in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The casino also paid homage to Siegfried and Roy by renaming a nearby street -- Siegfried and Roy Drive. For 14 years, Siegfried and Roy and their white tigers were one of the biggest shows in town. Roy passed away in May due to COVID-19 complications.
Two different online series played down to a champion. The 2020 WSOP Online continued at GGPoker with an old-school limit hold'em affair, while the 2020 WPT World Online Championship crowned a new champ over at partypoker. American pro Ajay 'Ross_Geller' Chabra took down WSOP Online Event #70 $1,500 Limit Hold'em for a $77K score and a bracelet. Russia's Andrey Kotelnikov outlasted 989 players to win the WPT Online $3,200 buy-in Mix-Max Championship at partypoker for a socre worth over $488K.
Three more players won WSOP Online bracelets this weekend. An American online exile, Nick Maimone, took down his first career-bracelet with a victory in WSOP Online Event #69 $1,500 NL Marathon. Meanwhile, Anson Tsang snagged his second bracelet with a victory in WSOP Online Event #68 $500 Deepstack. Over in the Big 50, Huahuan 'F7588' Feng outlasted a staggering 44576 runners to win the $50 buy-in WSOP Online Event #71. Feng banked $211,282 for his victory.
PokerStars released the schedule for the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which runs August 30 through September 21. They added two more events to the schedule this year with 75 total events with three tiers of buy-ins for 225 WCOOP tournaments and over $82 million in guaranteed prize pools. The WCOOP Main Event begins on September 20.
Ireland's Toby 'shinerrr' Joyce won a bracelet with a victory in 2020 WSOP Online Event #66 $800 PLO. Joyce outlasted 1,281 runners and banked $139,420. Dmytro 'Too Bad' Bystrovzorov from the Ukraine stepped into the winner's circle with a bracelet win in #65 $600 NL Deepstack Championship. He faded a field of 2,911 runners to win nearly $278K. In an old-school Limit Hold'em affair, Gregor 'soulsntfaces' Muller from Austria, outlasted 706 players to win WSOP Online Event #67 $500 LHE.
The 2020 World Series of Poker Online continued with a handful of new bracelet winners. Alexander 'MightyWarior' Stacey (UK) won Event #61 $300 Monster Stack 6-Max for $127,660. Bradley 'DrStrange7' Ruben (USA) shipped Event #62 $1,500 PLO for $220,160. Croatia's Ivan 'zufo16' Zufic binked Event #63 $500 Mini Main Event for a score worth $843,420. Meanwhile, Kartik 'Mandovi' Ved (India) won Event #64 $840 Turbo Bounty for $131K and his first bracelet.
American pro David Peters faded a field of 128 heads-up specialists to win the 2020 WSOP Online Event #54 $10,000 Heads-Up NL Championship. Peters won seven matches including defeating Alyssa MacDonald in the semifinals, before knocking out Aussie pro Michael Addamo in the finals. Peters won his second WSOP bracelet and banked $360,480.
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Nick Petrangelo, took down the World Poker Tour Online Event #4 $3,200 6-Max Championship. Petrangelo faded 999 runners that were competing in a $3 million prize pool (which smashed the $1 million guarantee). Petrangelo's final table also included Jake Schinler and Elior Sion.
Two more players secured their first WSOP bracelets at GGPoker. Israel's Ravid 'jerbi999' Garbi was the last player standing in 2020 WSOP Online Event #58 $5,000 NL Championship. Garbi defeated Chris Moorman heads-up to win the bracelet and $531,513 in cash. Over in WSOP Online Event #59 $2,500 Double Stack, Leonardo 'Babaehduro' Mattos banked $399,047 for the victory as Brazil added another player to the growing list of Brazilian bracelet winners.
PokerStars released a new series of videos featuring their live events and streams. Everyone hates a suckout on the river, unless you're the one who needs the one-outer. There's also a video of nothing but Aces getting cracked (to make you feel a little better about your pocket rockets). And of course, there's a great compilation video of hero calls and the sickest of the sick calls.
The 2020 WSOP Online awarded a couple more bracelets at GGPoker. In WSOP Online Event #56 $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition High Roller attracted 2,153 runners and Seth 'AbeFroman' Fischer came out on top to bank nearly $445,000. Meanwhile, Event #55 HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship attracted 3,247 runners and a prize pool over $3.2 million. Luis 'Xapilskinha' Assuncao Garla outlasted a final table that included Alan Schein. Xapilskinha banked HK$3.5M or approximately $460K.
The WSOP Online awarded its first double-bracelet of the 2020 WSOP. Canada's Alek 'astazz' Stasiak won Event #33 $1,111 for COVID Relief two weeks ago, and then he shipped WSOP Online Event #52 $1,000 NL over the weekend for $273,305. That's two bracelets for Stasiak this summer. Meanwhile, Frank Crivello won his first bracelet in Event #53 $800 PLO Double Stack. In addition, Anatoly 'Pohitrusha' Suvarov won WSOP Online Event #57 GGMasters WSOP Edition for $183,526.
The weirdness of 2020 continues with the 'Million Dollar Grudge Match' and the latest bit of drama driving the news cycle in the poker world. Doug Polk confirmed that he will battle Daniel Negreanu in an online heads-up match playing NL poker at $200/$400 stakes. The two will joust at two tables anywhere between 10K and 25k hands. Once the 2020 WSOP Online concludes, KidPoker and Polk will have their duel.
The O'Dea clan, the first family of poker in Ireland, includes the legendary Donnacha O'Dea who became the first Irish player to win a WSOP bracelet back in 1998. And 22 years later, Eoghan 'DrRoche' O'Dea, won his first WSOP bracelet with a victory in WSOP Online Event #51 $400 PLO to become the fifth player from Ireland to win a bracelet. Meanwhile, Italy's Enrico 'GTOExploiter' Camosci binked WSOP Online Event #50 $2,100 Bounty Championship for $327,319.
The first-ever PokerStars Stadium Series came to an end with the Grand Final. The three-tiered buy-in event had buy-ins ranging from $55 to $530 to $5,200 and Brazilian players won two of the three. Best of all, the Grand Final was an old-school freeze out. In the Stadium Series Grand Final - $530 buy-in Medium, Caio 'Pessagno' Pessagno outlasted 4,234 runners and secured a three-way deal to win $266K. In the Stadium Series Grand Final - $5,200 buy-in High, Fernando 'fviana' Viana faded 971 runners to take down first place and $721,235 (also via a three-way deal).
The final bracelet event at WSOP.com, the 2020 WSOP Online Event #31 $1,000 NL Championship, attracted 1,455 original runners and 671 additional entries to create a prize pool worth in excess of $2 million. '2Rivers' defeated Norman 'abnormality' Michalek heads-up for the bracelet and $310,832 in cash. Meanwhile, over at GGPoker, Patrick 'Muddington' Kennedy won Event #45 $840 NL Bounty for a $140,768 score plus $104K in bounties. In addition, Sung Joo 'ArtePokerTV' Hyun won Event #46 $500 Deep Stack NL for $161,898, and Paul Teoh took down Event #47 $1,000 Short Deck NL for $82,202 and the bracelet.