First WSOP 2020 Online Main Event Flights Begin

Another week of the WSOP 2020 Online is in the poker history books. Last week’s update provided the tournament and winner details through Event 53 of the international events as played on Natural8 and other GGPoker Network skins.

As of this posting, the results are in through Event 61.

Excitement also increased today as the first flight for the WSOP Main Event got underway. The flights require buy-ins of $5K, though there are obviously many ways to win via satellites and qualifiers. It is also not a freezeout, so players have more than one opportunity to buy in. Day 2 of the tournament, which boasts of a $25 million prize pool guarantee, is set for August 30.

To kick things off, famous Australian poker pro and 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Rob Campbell gave the “shuffle up and deal” command via a short video message.

As for this report, it follows these previous ones for the international WSOP Online:

In the past week, no new players from the Asia-Pacific region won WSOP events, which means that these players remain the only ones from the region to win thus far:

  • Event 34: Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa of Japan
  • Event 37: Hun Wei Lee of Australia
  • Event 38: Aaron “fishnchip” Wijaya of China
  • Event 46: Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun of South Korea
  • Event 47: Paul Teoh of Malaysia

The most recent winners were:

Event 54: $10K NLHE Heads-Up Championship

  • Total entries: 128 (capped at 128)
  • Prize pool: $1,241,600
  • Paid players: 16 (minimum payout = $24,832)
  • Winner: David Peters (US) $360,480

Aussie Michael Addamo just missed this bracelet as he finished second to David Peters. Alyssa MacDonald of Canada and Chi Zhang of the UK finished just missed the final.

Event 55: HK$8K NLHE Asia Championship

  • Total entries: 3,247
  • Prize pool: $3,208,036
  • Paid players: 404 (minimum payout = $2,503)
  • Winner: Luis “Xamilskinha” Assuncao Garla (Brazil) $461,709

This event was scheduled for a time most convenient to players in the Asia-Pacific region, but a Brazilian took it down. Others at the final table represented Greece, India, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, and the United States.

Event 56: $2,100 NLHE Bounty Championship

  • Total entries: 1,168
  • Prize pool: $2,336,000
  • Paid players: 170 (minimum payout = $2,258)
  • Winner: Enrico “GTOExploiter” Camosci (Italy) $327,319 ($184,579 + $142,740 in bounties)

The Italian won his first bracelet and accumulated approximately three times the bounties as any competitor. Meanwhile, he defeated players from Turkey, Finland, Russia, Brazil, Poland, Argentina, and the US at the final table.

Event 51: $1,500 NLHE High Roller GGMasters WSOP Edition

  • Total entries: 2,153
  • Prize pool: $3,068,025
  • Paid players: 314 (minimum payout = $3,145)
  • Winner: Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer (US) $444,869

Three players from Lithuania made the final table, as well as two from France, one from Russia, one from Canada, and one from Israel.

Event 57: $150 NLHE GGMasters WSOP Edition

  • Total entries: 9,835
  • Prize pool: $1,357,230
  • Paid players: 1,232 (minimum payout = $343)
  • Winner: Anatoly “Pahitrusha” Suvarov (Russia) $183,526

As a very cheap option for WSOP players, this attracted nearly 10,000 players. And in the end, a Russian player won by beating competitors at the final table from Chile, Norway, Dominica, Canada, Andorra, Germany, and Japan.

Event 58: $5K NLHE 6-Handed Championship

  • Total entries: 672
  • Prize pool: $3,192,000
  • Paid players: 98 (minimum payout = $10,721)
  • Winner: Ravid “jerbi9999” Garbi (Israel) $531,513

Event 37 winner Hun Wei Lee of Australia just missed this final table by two spots. Other countries represented at that table, however, were the UK, Norway, Estonia, and Kazakhstan.

Event 59: $2,500 NLHE Double Stack

  • Total entries: 1,061
  • Prize pool: $2,519,875
  • Paid players: 152 (minimum payout = $5,478)
  • Winner: Leonardo “Babaehduro” Mattos (Brazil) $399,047

Players from Austria, Israel, Croatia, Canada, and the UK joined several Brazilians at this final table.

Event 60: $525 NLHE 6-Handed Bounty

  • Total entries: 3,170
  • Prize pool: $1,585,000
  • Paid players: 368 (minimum payout = $680)
  • Winner: Orhan “yirtil” Ates (Turkey) $94,253

Ates claimed the first WSOP in the series’ history for Turkey, and he did it by surpassing players from Austria, Lithuania, France, Brazil, and India at the final table.

Event 61: $300 NLHE 6-Handed Monster Stack

  • Total entries: 3,491
  • Prize pool: $973,989
  • Paid players: 440 (minimum payout = $697)
  • Winner: Alexander “Mighty Warior” Stacey (UK) $127,660

Timed especially for the convenience of players in the Asia time zone, it again didn’t actually matter to most players at the final table. A UK player took it down, and players from the US, Finland, France, and China finished at the final table.

What’s on This Week’s Schedule?

The tournaments listed in bold are scheduled for the Asia time zone.

  • Event 62 – August 16: $1,500 PLO
  • Event 63 – August 16: $500 NLHE Mini Main Event (final day, 1 reentry/flight, $5M GTD)
  • Event 64 – August 16: $840 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty
  • Event 65 – August 18: $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship
  • Event 66 – August 19: $800 PLO
  • Event 67 – August 20: $500 LHE
  • Event 68 – August 22: $500 NLHE Deepstack
  • Event 69 – August 23: $1,500 NLHE Marathon


Rose Varrelli

Rose Varrelli has always been passionate about online casinos, as she’s been a player at a variety of places for years. Rose turned her personal knowledge and insight into a writing career. She aims to provide readers with the most up to date, informative news in the world of online casinos!


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