Natural8 2020 WSOP Online Performances of the Week: Ryan "Im.Sorry" Runner-Up & Champ in Back-to-Back Days
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The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) online bracelet events will run from July 1st to September 6th and is comprised of 85 WSOP gold bracelets on the digital felt across two different clients: WSOP.com and GG Poker.
Each week, we’ll highlight those players who rise to the top through their performance, be it a dominating one in a single event, or an exhibition of consistency over several tournaments. In the first week, honors went to Shawn “SayGoodnight” Daniels after he made two final tables. This week, several players put in noteworthy performances, though one stood above all the rest.
From Runner-Up to Champ in 24 Hours
Over the course of two days, New Jersey’s Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen did something truly incredible. First, he navigated his way through a 1,026-entry field in Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max only to fall one spot shy of winning a bracelet.
He essentially lost a flip to the eventual winner Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen, a 70-year-old from Iowa playing online for the first time. In the hand, which took place in Level 37 (80,000/160,000/16,000), McMillen limped in on the button and Torgersen raised to 675,000 in the big blind. McMillen three-bet to 2,057,000, and Torgersen four-bet shoved for 11,040,280. McMillen didn't hesitate long before calling off his 9,447,720 stack.
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen:
Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen:
It was a coin flip for nearly all of the chips in play, and McMillen found a dream flop, giving them top set and leaving Torgersen looking for running cards to win the bracelet. The turn and river were safe for McMillen, and he took down the massive pot.
While losing that flip had to be painful for Torgersen, it was blissful for McMillen, who went poker viral when his celebration video hit social media.
Iowa’s Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen had never played online poker before, but that didn’t stop him from winning tonigh… https://t.co/W7xPULMnYT— Chad Holloway (@ChadAHolloway)
For Torgersen, he had to settle for second place and a $116,379 prize money. Fortunately for him, he didn’t have to live with the “one hand away from winning a bracelet” stigma for long as he was back at it the next day in Event #10: $600 Monster Stack.
Amazingly, he topped a 2,074-entry field to win that tournament for $172,362 to find redemption just 24 hours later. To finish second one day and turn around and win a bracelet the next day is truly a remarkable accomplishment, not to mention the combined $288,741 in prize money he took down.
Notable Mention – Ian “APokerJoker2” Steinman
Ian “APokerJoker2” Steinman had a nice run last week cashing three tournaments over four days. Two of those cashes were final table appearances, the first coming in Event #7: $800 NLH Knockout Deepstack (he was actually involved in the Natural8 Hand of the Week here) where he finished fifth for $24,578, and two days later he took sixth for $30,995 in Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max.
Toss in a 113th-place finish in Event #10: $600 NLH Monster Stack for $1,456, and a small $979 cash after also placing 113th in Event #3: $400 NLH earlier in the series, and the four-time ring winner has shown himself as a force to be reckoned with in the online series.
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2020 WSOP Online $100,000 Leaderboard
Remember, the WSOP.com portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker online events has a $100,000 Leaderboard.
They're running a $100,000 Leaderboard attached to the Online Bracelets that are running every day in July. The leaderboard will pay out the top 50 players. Players can climb way to the top to win a share of the $100,000 in cash prize money.
Here's a look at the rankings as seen on WSOP.com on 7/13/20:
|1||Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn||1,928.70|
|2||Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen||1,740.48|
|3||Allen “Acnyc718” Chang||1,517.60|
|4||Philip "tome" Yeh||1,393.86|
|5||Raman "Acrogum" Afanasenka||1,332.90|
|6||Louis "PokeThese" Lynch||1,215.08|
|8||Joon "jykpoker" Kim||1,133.71|
|9||Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman||1,111.02|
|10||Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler||1,106.21|
*The Seniors Event is excluded from the leaderboard
**Lead photo Borgata/Tim Kelliher
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.