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Canadians Win Again as WSOP 2020 Faces Final Week
The 2020 World Series of Poker is already coming to a close…but after another week of action!
Since July 19, players on GGPoker have participated in some of the 54 tournaments that comprised the international version of the WSOP 2020 Online.
Canadians have made their mark so far.
- Scott Hempel won one of the WSOP events held in the US.
- Kristen Bicknell won her third career bracelet a few weeks ago.
- Alek Stasiak won two events this year, the only player to do so.
- Daniel Dvoress finally ended his run as a top player without a bracelet.
- Stasiak and Dvoress led the GGPoker WSOP leaderboard as of last week.
A lot can happen in a week, so let’s get the latest updates.
GGPoker WSOP Leaderboard as of August 29
Dvoress lost his top spot when Chris Rudolph won the $25K NLHE Poker Players Championship this weekend for a smidge over $1.8 million.
The two top Canadians still hold spots in the top three, though, and a new Canadian player entered in tenth place. Ajay Chabra is listed as a US-based player on some reports, but the GGPoker leaderboard shows his name with a Canadian flag.
As of Saturday night, August 29, the leaderboard shows Dvoress in second, Stasiak in third, and Chabra in tenth. However, many of the flags for other players in the top ten are incorrect. This means that Chabra’s flag may be wrong as well.
At this point, the GGPoker leaderboard cannot be trusted as accurate. We will try to get a better update as the end of the WSOP nears.
New Canadian Bracelet Winners
Event 73 of this WSOP 2020 Online was a $1K NLHE 6-Handed tournament. It garnered 2,202 entries and a prize pool of $2,091,900. Ultimately, Jim “grousegrind” Lefteruk of Canada won it for $299,511.
Lefteruk seems to have no live poker records. Further, this victory was his first tournament cash on GGPoker. Not a bad one, we must say.
The very next tournament was Event 74, a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha option that drew 972 entries. The prize pool offered $1,395,100 for the top 134 finishers. And the last finisher was the winner, Thi Truong of Canada.
She was the second woman to win a bracelet in this series thus far. Truong also cashed in 37th place in Event 44, but not much else is known about her poker career. There are two people named Thi Truong in the Hendon Mob database, one with an American flag and the other with a Vietnamese one. The latter was tagged by the WSOP as cashing in four WSOP 2020 Online events this year, but those cashes do not match the aforementioned WSOP 2020 wins connected to the Canadian Thi Truong.
Oh, the joys of online poker player tracking. We hope that GGPoker or the WSOP will figure it out soon enough.
WSOP 2020 Main Event Nears Day 2
As of last week, GGPoker had hosted the first ten of an unknown number of WSOP Main Event flights.
The $5,000 buy-in offers a WSOP Main Event chance at just half the price of other years. Players can also enter up to three times – once per flight – in the hopes of ending that session with chips to take into Day 2.
By the way, that Day 2 is tomorrow, Sunday, August 30.
The latest status of all starting days completed to this point, per PokerNews updates, is:
- Day 1A: 464 players, 99 survived, Samuel Vousden leads with 717,497 chips
- Day 1B: 114 players, 25 survived, Xuming Qi leads with 620,372 chips
- Day 1C: 110 players, 19 survived, Karim Khayat leads with 656,260 chips
- Day 1D: 68 players, 7 survived, Stuart Wallensteen leads with 625,267 chips
- Day 1E: 83 players, 16 survived, Vlad Martynenko leads with 819,099 chips
- Day 1F: 129 players, 19 survived, Milakai Vaskaboinikau leads with 796,176 chips
- Day 1G: 194 players, 32 survived, Armol Srivats leads with 649,699 chips
- Day 1H: 113 players, 18 survived, Jonathan Dokler leads with 1,021,967 chips
- Day 1I: 233 players, 41 survived, Freez112 leads with 749,186 chips
- Day 1J: 349 players, 66 survived, Christopher Putz leads with 757,963 chips
- Day 1K: 72 players, 9 survived, Mateusz Chrobak leads with 735,959 chips
- Day 1L: 88 players, 8 survived, Kahle Burns with 1,387,282 chips
- Day 1M: 98 players, 18 survived, james5388 leads with 849,104 chips
- Day 1N: 159 players, 36 survived, Martin Ilavsky with 689,711 chips
- Day 1O: 118 players, 21 survived, Thomas Eychenne leads with 791,634 chips
- Day 1P: 239 players, 44 survived, stamina22 leads with 994,190 chips
- Day 1Q: 126 players, 23 survived, Francis Anderson leads with 724,747 chips
- Day 1R: 247 players, 54 survived, Anant Purohit leads with 577,772 chips
- Day 1S: 237 players, 44 survived, TILTTTT1999 leads with 908,569 chips
- Day 1T: 437 players, 83 survived, Warley Galvao leads with 931,221 chips
As of the end of Day 1T, there are 3,678 entries in the Main Event, and 678 of those players still have chips and will be ready to head to Day 2. But that number of entries only puts the prize pool at $17,470,500. The WSOP and GGPoker guaranteed $25 million.
It really is unclear how many more flights remain to offer entry into the Main Event. New ones have been added, and there is no tally in any of the live reports.