First Two GGPoker WSOP Online Super Circuit Winners Crowned
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On Sunday, the first two ring winners were minted in the World Series of Poker Online Super Circuit at GGPoker. The series is slated to run through the end of the month and features a record-breaking guarantee of $100 million across the entirety of the schedule, which includes 18 gold ring events.
Two huge guarantees of $5 million and $10 million offer the biggest prizes.
The former belongs to the $1,000 Main Event, which has 78 starting flights starting May 9 and ending May 31 with regular, turbo and hyperturbo flights.
As for the $10 million, that will be reserved for the deepest-pocketed players, who will get their cracks at a $25,000 High Roller Championship. That's scheduled for May 17.
"TheMadQueen" Wins WSOPC Ring Event 1: COVID Charity 1M Gtd for $269,267
After almost 13 hours of play, "TheMadQueen" from Canada outlasted a field of 1,595 entries to collect $269,267 and secure the first ring of the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Super Circuit.
"TheMadQueen" showed up on the radar after the money bubble burst and was the first player to crack 500,000 chips. They were also one of only two players with more than a million chips a little later in the tournament, and they consistently figured in the top 10 counts through the end of the tournament. During heads-up play, they overcame a significant chip disadvantage to take the prize down over second-place finisher "Igutu."
Event #1 Final Table Results
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With the world in an unprecedented situation, it seemed only fitting that the first ring event of the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Super Circuit was a charity event aimed at raising money for Covid-19 relief. Event #1: COVID Charity 1M Gtd had an entry fee of $1,111, with $111 of that going directly to the Nevada Community Foundation's Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund. With a total of 1,595 entries, more than $175,000 was raised for the fund which is intended to help get much supplies to first responders and healthcare workers in the line of fire.
In addition to the charity money, the entries also generated a tidy little prize pool that crushed the $1 million guarantee. When the dust settled, the total prize pool was $1,772,045, with $269,267 for the winner. There was a small glitch early in the day as technical problems paused the tournaments for about an hour, but things went smoothly once they resumed.
Heads-up play didn't last very long. "Igutu" came into it with the chip lead, but "TheMadQueen" came back with a big pot where their king-eight held against queen-ten to pull almost even. They then took a huge lead with a 4-million chip uncontested pot before finishing it out with an all-in preflop hand where their ace-six held against "Igutu"'s king-eight.
"JuanMartinDelPotro54" Wins WSOP Ring Event 2 for $137,120
The WSOPC Ring Event 2: KICK-OFF 500K reached its conclusion after a fast and furious Day 2 of virtual action on GGpoker.
The winner at the end of the day after roughly ten hours of play was ‘JuanMartinDelPotro54’ of Argentina, spinning a $55 buy-in into a whopping grand prize of $137,120 by topping a gargantuan field of 28,291 entries.
Using a moniker in honor of the well-known grand slam winning ATP tennis pro from Argentina, ‘JuanMartinDelPotro54’ was spotted toward the end of the day with about 50 players remaining as one of the big stacks. They became chip leader with three tables remaining and would not look back from there as they rode that momentum to a dominating final table performance, eliminating most of other competitors.
Event #2 Final Table Results
Play was delayed for about an hour after some server issues caused delays, but once they were corrected the 4,046 players to start the day got to work and quickly battled down into the money. Action hummed along nicely, as a variety of names entered the top chip counts throughout the day.
The final table was reached after about nine hours with seven different nationalities represented. The eliminations would come extremely fast as the entire final table barely took over 30 minutes to complete, in one instance three players were eliminated on three consecutive hands.
Heads up play lasted a grand total of one hand after a deal was discussed. "jolen" finished runner up after being the only player at the final table to really threaten the eventual winner as they held the chip lead on a couple of occasions early at the final table.
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