2020 World Series of Poker Online

The 2020 World Series of Poker Online was a series of online poker tournaments organized by the World Series of Poker (WSOP). It was held from July 1-September 8 and featured 85 bracelet events, 31 on WSOP.com and 54 on GGPoker.

2020 World Series of Poker Online
LocationOnline (WSOP.com and GGPoker)
DatesJuly 1-September 8, 2020
Champion
Bulgaria Stoyan Madanzhiev

In June, the WSOP announced the series as a result of postponing the 2020 WSOP in Las Vegas, Nevada due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2] Events included the $50 Big 50, the lowest buy-in WSOP event in history, as well as four People's Choice tournaments that allowed players to vote on which game to play. The series culminated in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event beginning on August 16 with a $25 million guaranteed prize pool, the largest in online poker history.[3]

Poker Central and GGPoker.TV streamed 12 final tables during the series. Tournaments on WSOP.com were open only to players located in Nevada or New Jersey, while GGPoker events were open to international players.[4]

The first two events on GGPoker were expected to conclude on July 19. After a bug was discovered on the site's servers, however, the tournaments were postponed by a week.[5]

WSOP.com ScheduleEdit

Source: [6]

Key: (bracelet number for 2020/bracelet number for career)

# Event Entrants Winner Prize Runner-up
1 $500 No Limit Hold'em Kick-off 1,715   Jonathan Dokler (1/1)
$130,426   Justin Turner
2 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack 919   Louis Lynch (1/1) $168,586   Ryan Ko
3 $400 No Limit Hold'em 2,091   Robert Kuhn (1/1) $115,850   Ronald Keren
4 $500 No Limit Hold'em Super Turbo 1,179   Matt Bode (1/1) $97,091   Brian Frasca
5 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout 854   Allen Chang (1/1) $161,287   Philip Yeh
6 $600 PLO8 6-Handed 833   Nathan Gamble (1/2) $89,425   Shane Daniels
7 $800 No Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack 989   Joon Kim (1/1) $103,127   Stephen McManus
8 $500 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout 1,479   Alan Goehring (1/1) $119,400   Ross Gottlieb
9 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max 1,026   Ron McMillen (1/1) $188,215   Ryan Torgersen
10 $600 No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack 2,074   Ryan Torgersen (1/1) $172,362   Brandon Ienn
11 $500 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed 1,691   Raman Afanasenka (1/1) $128,601   Chance Kornuth (0/2)
12 $500 The Big 500 No Limit Hold'em 2,427   Ryan DePaulo (1/1) $159,563   Jack Salter
13 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout 649   Michael Lech (1/1) $164,249   William Romaine
14 $3,200 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 496   Joe McKeehen (1/3) $352,985   Frank Funaro
15 $1,000 PLO 8-Max High Roller 663   Guy Dunlap (1/1) $133,780   Shane Daniels
16 $500 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 1,528   Terrell Cheatham (1/1) $116,204   Julian Parmann
17 $777 No Limit Hold'em 1,382   Pat Lyons (1/1) $173,552   Christopher Ginley
18 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo Deepstack 987   Scott Hempel (1/1) $181,060   Myles Kotler
19 $400 No Limit Hold'em 2,545   Kenny Huynh (1/1) $133,857   Matthew Berger
20 $500 PLO 6-Handed 1,137   Kevin Gerhart (1/2) $97,572   Cody Brinn
21 $777 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 1,361   Tony Dunst (1/2) $168,342   James Pace
22 $500 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 1,579   Allan Cheung (1/1) $120,083   Myles Kotler
23 $500 No Limit Hold'em Knockout 1,452   Raymond Avant (1/1) $93,776   Scott Epstein
24 $400 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed 2,408   Nick Binger (1/2) $133,413   Ryan Leng (0/1)
25 $500 No Limit Hold'em Summer Saver 2,155   Nicholas Kiley (1/1) $149,245   Guo Liang Chen
26 $500 No Limit Hold'em Grande Finale 2,502   Ethan Yau (1/1) $164,494   Brian Patrick
27 $400 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout 1,940   Ian Steinman (1/1) $110,557   Satoshi Tanaka
28 $1,000 Omaha 8 6-Max 525   William Romaine (1/1) $110,673   Mark Ioli
29 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack 747   Nick Guagenti (1/1) $305,433   Matthew Parry
30 $500 No Limit Hold'em Seniors Event 720   Jonathan Lessin (1/1) $64,411   James Moore (0/2)
31 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship 2,126   Nahrain Tamero (1/1) $310,832   Norman Michalek

WSOP.com LeaderboardEdit

Final Standings
Rank Name Points Bracelets
1   Ian Steinman 3,186.94 1
2   Ryan Torgersen 3,085.34 1
3   Robert Kuhn 2,996.16 1
4   Philip Yeh 2,714.33 0
5   William Romaine 2,639.85 1
6   Roland Israelashvili 2,636.90 0
7   Tony Dunst 2,599.53 1
8   Bryan Piccioli 2,496.33 0
9   Jonathan Dokler 2,466.78 1
10   Joe McKeehen 2,459.86 1

GGPoker ScheduleEdit

Source: [7]

Key: (bracelet number for 2020/bracelet number for career)

# Event Entrants Winner Prize Runner-up
1 $100 The Opener 29,306   Marcelo Jakovljevic (1/1) $265,879   Ronit Chamani
2 $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief 2,323   Alek Stasiak (1/1) $343,203   Martin Ilobera
3 $525 No Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty 6-Handed 2,214   Shoma Ishikawa (1/1) $82,425   Diego Ostrovich
4 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship 328   Juha Helppi (1/2) $290,286   Jesús Cortés
5 $1,500 Fifty Stack No Limit Hold'em 1,342   Michael Clacher (1/1) $297,496   Rodrigo Caprioli
6 $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 971   Hun Wei Lee (1/1) $79,896   Janne Peltoniemi
7 $600 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 2,007   Aaron Wijaya (1/1) $171,389   Toni Bosch
8 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 922   Roberto Romanello (1/1) $216,213   Niklas Åstedt
9 $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha 532   Simon Lofberg (1/1) $224,493   Andreas Torbergsen
10 $400 Colossus 12,757   Ranno Sootla (1/1) $595,930   Paraskevas Tsokaridis
11 $400 Plossus 4,356   Yuri Dzivielevski (1/2) $221,557   Matthew Vengrin
12 $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship 130   Lev Gottlieb (1/1) $276,393   Mikita Badziakouski
13 $2,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 892   Kristen Bicknell (1/3) $356,411   Belarmino De Souza
14 $840 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 2,382   Patrick Kennedy (1/1) $140,768   Josh Pollock (0/2)
15 $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em 2,307   Sung Joo Hyun (1/1) $161,898   Yiduo Yu
16 $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em 487   Paul Teoh (1/1) $82,202   Michelle Shah
17 $1,500 Millionaire Maker 6,299   Daniel Dvoress (1/1) $1,489,289   Caio De Almeida
18 $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em 2,978   Vladas Burneikis (1/1) $192,523   Pierre Merlin
19 $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship 1,168   Enrico Camosci (1/1) $184,579   Omer Ozsirkinti
20 $400 Pot Limit Omaha 2,005   Eoghan O'Dea (1/1) $100,945   Nital Jethalal
21 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 2,006   Alek Stasiak (2/2) $273,505   Kunal Bhatia
22 $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha 831   Frank Crivello (1/1) $94,253   Craig Timmis
23 $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship 128   David Peters (1/2) $360,480   Michael Addamo (0/2)
24 HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship 3,247   Luis Assunção (1/1) $458,246   Alexandros Theologis
25 $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition 2,153   Seth Fischer (1/1) $444,869   Arsenii Karmatckii
26 $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition 9,835   Anatoly Suvarov (1/1) $183,526   David Edelstein
27 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship 672   Ravid Garbi (1/1) $531,513   Chris Moorman (0/1)
28 $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em 1,061   Leonardo Mattos (1/1) $399,047   Christopher Pütz
29 $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 3,170   Orhan Ateş (1/1) $114,584   Tobias Schwecht
30 $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 3,491   Alexander Stacey (1/1) $127,660   Craig Lecompte
31 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 990   Bradley Ruben (1/1) $220,160   Dorel Eldabach
32 $500 Mini Main Event 15,205   Ivan Žufić (1/1) $843,460   Suraj Mishra
33 $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em 2,207   Kartik Ved (1/1) $131,461   Konstantin Maslak (0/1)
34 $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship 2,911   Dmytro Bystrovzorov (1/1) $227,906   Florian Gaugusch
35 $800 Pot Limit Omaha 1,281   Toby Joyce (1/1) $139,453   Mark Herm
36 $500 Limit Hold'em 706   Gregor Müller (1/1) $45,102   Brunno Botteon
37 $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em 2,315   Anson Tsang (1/2) $150,460   Mohaiman Ashrafee
38 $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em 1,438   Nick Maimone (1/1) $302,472   Diego Bittar
39 $25,000 No Limit Hold'em Poker Players Championship 407   Christian Rudolph (1/1) $1,800,290   Chris Hunichen
40 $50 Big 50 44,576   Huahuan Feng (1/1) $211,282   Xue Qiao Zhao
41 $1,500 Limit Hold'em Championship 337   Ajay Chabra (1/1) $77,475   Carter Swidler
42 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 2,202   Jim Lefteruk (1/1) $299,511   Endrit Geci
43 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 972   Thi Truong (1/1) $215,938   Enrico Camosci (1/1)
44 $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em 3,552   Trygve Leite (1/1) $130,100   Emanuele Monari
45 $400 Forty Stack No Limit Hold'em 4,461   Gediminas Uselis (1/1) $227,186   Andrew Wilson
46 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event 5,802   Stoyan Madanzhiev (1/1) $3,904,686   Wenling Gao
47 $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 1,910   Adnan Hacialioglu (1/1) $259,842   Robin Berggren
48 $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em 127   Fedor Holz (1/2) $1,077,025   Brunno Botteon
49 $600 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 2,408   Jeffrey Dobrin (1/1) $189,667   Idris Ambraisse
50 $1,050 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 1,925   Nicolo Molinelli (1/1) $144,199   Kyle Menard
51 $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty 2,024   Melika Razavi (1/1) $151,127   Dylan Linde
52 $10,000 WSOP Super Million$ 899   Connor Drinan (1/1) $1,423,049   Daniyar Aubakirov
53 $100 WSOP Million$ 34,787   Alexander Kobbeltvedt (1/1) $284,403   Kostiantyn Vovhcenko
54 $500 The Closer 4,012   Michael Gathy (1/4) $260,505   Yuan Li

Main EventEdit

The $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event began on August 16 and featured 23 starting flights. Players were allowed to re-enter a maximum of three times. The surviving players from each flight combined for Day 2 on August 30, with the final table being played on September 5.

The Main Event attracted 5,802 players, creating a prize pool of $27,559,500, the largest in online poker history. The winner earned $3,904,686.

Final table
Name Number of chips
(percentage of total)
WSOP
Bracelets
WSOP
Cashes*
WSOP
Earnings*
  Tyler Rueger 69,761,090 (24.2%) 0 2 $38,997
  Stoyan Madanzhiev 65,883,013 (22.8%) 0 3 $6,020
  Satoshi Isomae 36,032,095 (12.5%) 0 3 $43,682
  Wenling Gao 34,553,681 (12.0%) 0 0 0
  Joao Santos 26,485,618 (9.2%) 0 6 $90,678
  Samuel Taylor 23,408,268 (8.1%) 0 20 $266,124
  Tyler Cornell 12,266,374 (4.2%) 0 24 $401,239
  Stefan Schillhabel 11,022,052 (3.8%) 0 15 $312,084
  Thomas Ward 9,449,480 (3.3%) 0 14 $86,732

*Career statistics prior to the Main Event

Final table results
Place Name Prize
1st Stoyan Madanzhiev $3,904,686
2nd Wenling Gao $2,748,605
3rd Tyler Rueger $1,928,887
4th Thomas Ward $1,353,634
5th Satoshi Isomae $949,937
6th Joao Santos $666,637
7th Stefan Schillhabel $467,825
8th Tyler Cornell $328,305
9th Samuel Taylor $230,395

GGPoker LeaderboardEdit

Final standings
Rank Name Points Bracelets
1   Stoyan Madanzhiev 10,790.66 1
2   Connor Drinan 9,519.35 1
3   Christian Rudolph 7,566.31 1
4   Daniel Dvoress 6,513.57 1
5   Brunno Botteon 6,345.54 0
6   Enrico Camosci 6,313.36 1
7   Alek Stasiak 6,174.40 2
8   Shankar Pillai 5.759.74 0
9   Ivan Zufic 5,719.69 1
10   Ravid Garbi 5,674.97 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rinkema, Remko (April 20, 2020). "2020 WORLD SERIES OF POKER POSTPONED". Poker Central. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Epskamp, Yori (June 8, 2020). "85 Online Bracelet Events Scheduled This Summer; 31 on WSOP.com & 54 on GGPoker". PokerNews.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Shillibier, Will (June 26, 2020). "GGPoker Release 2020 WSOP Online Schedule; Main Event Comes With $25m GTD". PokerNews.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Harris, Martin (June 8, 2020). "WSOP Announces 85 Online Bracelet Events For Summer Series Spanning WSOP.com, GGPoker". Online Poker Report. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Bradley, Lance (July 19, 2020). "Opening Day of WSOP on GGPoker Postponed Due to 'Critical Bug'". PocketFives.com. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
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