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The World Series of Poker Online Events #1 -10
The World Series of Poker would usually have reached the stage of the Main Event by now. Over 7,000 poker players would be locked in battle to win the most prestigious title in the poker world. Instead, the majority of the poker-playing public are on lockdown and playing online from their homes.
It’s a great thing, therefore, that the World Series of Poker in conjunction with GGPoker, have laid on a massive 85 WSOP bracelet events taking place on WSOP.com and GG Poker, with a bracelet event every day in July on the official WSOP Site and many more bracelets up for grabs between July 19th-September 6th on GGPoker.
Here’s how the first 10 players took possession of the most coveted piece of poker jewelry that any player can win.
The first event of the WSOP.com Online Series saw two WPT presenters get something of a ‘Raw Deal’ as Tony Dunst and Phil Hellmuth both fell just short of glory.
With a whopping 1,715 entries in total, Hellmuth, who plays under the name ‘lumestackin’ (it’s an anagram for ‘luckiest man’) eventually finished in 11th place and went on one of his typical Twitter rants to explain exactly how he busted.
Tony Dunst got even closer to the bracelet only to miss out in agonizing circumstances. All-in with pocket nines for almost all the chips when three-handed, Dunst saw his opponent and eventual winner Jonathan Dokler call with ace-king and the hit a king on the river.
#1 WSOP Final Table Results:
|9th||Taylor Von Kriegenbergh||$10,109|
There were 919 entries in this Deepstack event, and with the top prize of $168,586 won by Louis Lynch, plenty of other big names also bagged results along the way.
At the final table, Lynch overtook the chip leader Daniel Fischer and also outlasted one of the most popular poker Twitch streamers in Jason Somerville, who finished in 6th place.
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With more than double the previous event’s entries, the third event of the WSOP series was won by Robert Kuhn for $115,850 as he outlasted 2,090 other entries over 12 gruelling hours at the virtual felt.
All-time WSOP record holder for finishing in the money, Roland Israelashvili, cashed in 8th place, meaning that the phenomenal player made his 226th result without winning a bracelet!
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The fourth event of the series was the ultimate in fulfilling a positive pre-game declaration of a player’s intentions. Matt Bode took down the $500-entry NLHE Super Turbo event to win $97,091 after he had tweeted about doing so before the kick-off.
Six hours of super-fast action later, Bode had topped the 1,179-entry field and won the biggest slice of the $530,550 prizepool, where former WSOP bracelet and European Poker Tour Main Event winner Kevin MacPhee was toppled, the American finishing 5th for $22,389.
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Players often love a freezeout in poker, and there were no rebuys allowed in the 5th event of the WSOP Online Series, where Allen Chang topped a field of 854 entries to record his debut WSOP bracelet victory.
Brooklyn-based Chang walked away with the $161,286 top prize after an investment of $1,000 and showed just why he is rated so highly by his peers as he put on a masterpiece, streamed around the world on Twitch.
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The appropriately named Nathan Gamble, won his second bracelet and $89,424 by outlasting 882 players. But one of them would not be happy to exit, with Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow raging after a slow roll sent ‘The Mouth’ into a foul-mouthed rant which he would later retract.
Matusow wasn’t the only one as it appeared to be catching, with Daniel ‘Kid Poker’ Negreanu almost outdoing his old rival with a Twitch stream that even the six-time winner couldn’t help laughing at.
Matusow and Negreanu missed out on the final stages, but others ran even deeper than him, with Max Pescatori (10th for $4,813) and former WSOP Main Event final table player Jeremy Ausmus (8th for $9,096) and Ryan Lenaghan (7th for $10,750) getting close but not close enough.
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The next event featured a win for Joon Kim, the experienced player winning $103,127 by taking down the 989-entry Knockout Deepstack event, with others such as Ryan Riess, nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his WSOP Main Event victory, making money, Riess coming in 33rd place for $2,403.
Negreanu’s action was a little more reserved this time, and his event was one where he made more friends than enemies this time round.
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WSOP favourite Alan Goehring took down the 8th event, winning $119,399 to add to over $5 million in live tournament winnings during his career.
With 1,478 other entries standing in his way, Goehring escaped the clutches of Phil Hellmuth (109th for $931) and Kevin MacPhee (93rd for $1,703) among others, with his heads-up experience crucial in sealing the deal.
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It’s always special to win a WSOP bracelet but when you’ve never won one before, having played live poker for many years, it’s even more special. It was certainly that to Ron McMillen, who won online event #9 the very first time he played online poker.
With 1,026 entries and a massive top prize of $188,214, but it was the 70-year-old who was victorious and he celebrated in style in a video shared by the WSOP on Twitter.
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The 10th event of the WSOP Series so far saw Ryan Torgerson win the $600-entry MonsterStack for $172,361 with over 2,000 entries standing in his way. It was particularly impressive from Togerson as he had finished runner-up to McMillen in the previous event, so showed enormous determination to close the deal just one tournament later.
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With plenty more drama to come in the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series, there are sure to be big stories to tell and legends to be born, in Las Vegas or not.