Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #25: $500 NLH Summer Saver ($149,245)

Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley

On Saturday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver attracted 1,484 players who rebought 671 times. The 2,155-entry field resulted in a $969,750 prize pool, and after 12 hours of play, Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley emerged victorious to win the bracelet and $149,244.52 first-place prize.

Kiley, who hails from Utica, New York, had just a dozen WSOP-related cashes totaling $29,665 before the victory. That included three small cashes in the online series throughout July. In the live realm, Kiley has $57,088 in tournament earnings including a career-high $7,135 for finishing runner-up in the 2018 Run It Up Reno VI Kickoff event. A year later, he won the RUI Reno VIII 8-Game Championship for $5,220.

2020 WSOP Online Event #25 Final Table Results

1Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley$149,245
2Guo Liang “Ct188” Chen$92,223
3Weiyi “wymoney” Mo$67,301
4Stephen “S.Dot22” Russo$49,554
5Matt “ berkey11_s4y” Berkey$36,851
6Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo$27,638
7Richard “Daddyp69” Perrin$20,850
8Michael “ha8me” Policastro$15,904
9Ofir “panda15” Mor$12,316

After “UpBreaker” bubbled in 331st place, the eliminations mounted fast. Among those to make deep runs but fall short of the final table were Ryan “adopt_adogg0” Leng (102nd - $1,260.67), Brian “tsarrast” Rast (87th - $1,454.62), Tyler “IloseStackz” Phillips (66th - $1,842.52), Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen (57th - $2,230.42), Tommy "BBANTE" Bates (35th - $3,782.02), Ryan “rbam13” Bambrick (13th - $7,467.07), and Ofir “panda15” Mor (9th - $12,315.82).

Mor actually busted before the final two tables combined to one, which meant the final tabled started eight-handed with Matt “berkey11_s4y” Berkey as the chip leader. It marked back-to-back final tables for the pro after he finished in seventh place in Event #24: $400 NLH 8-Handed.

Early on at the final table, Michael “ha8me” Policastro was on the bad end of a cooler flop when his ace-queen flopped queens and threes, but Kiley rolled over ace-three for trips. Richard “Daddyp69” Perrin then shoved the cutoff with pocket fives only to run into Berkey’s aces in the small blind.

Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo was the next to go after running ace-queen into Weiyi “wymoney” Mo’s Big Slick, and then Berkey lost a big pot after flopping bottom two pair only to discover Guo Liang “Ct188” Chen had flopped top set. Berkey bowed out a couple hands later losing jack-nine to the king-ten of Kiley.

Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

Kiley proceeded to eliminate Stephen “S.Dot22” Russo – the result of ace-eight holding against king-queen – and then Chen took care of Mo in third place, which marked the deepest run for a woman thus far in the 2020 WSOP Online series on

Chen took 23.59 million in chips into heads-up play against Kiley, who had 19.5 million. However, Kiley managed to battle into the lead and closed it out when he shoved the river with two pairs kings and fours and Chen called off with jacks and fours.

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2020 Online WSOP Bracelet Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
7/1/20Event #1: $500 NLH Kick-Off1,715$771,750Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler$130,426
7/2/20Event #2: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max919$873,050Louis "PokeThese" Lynch$168,586
7/3/20Event #3: $400 NLH2,091$752,760Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn$115,850
7/4/20Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo1,179$530,550Matt "Bodeyster" Bode$97,091
7/5/20Event #5: $1,000 NLH Freezeout854$811,300Allen "Acnyc718" Chang$161,286
7/6/20Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed883$449,820Nathan "surfbum" Gamble$89,424
7/7/20Event #7: $800 NLH Knockout Deepstack989$731,660Joon “jykpoker” Kim$103,127
7/8/20Event #8: $500 NLH Freezeout1,479$665,550Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring$119,400
7/9/20Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max1,026$974,700Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen$188,214
7/10/20Event #10: $600 NLH MonsterStack2,074$1,119,960Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgerson$172,361
7/11/20Event #11: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack 6-Max1,691$760,950Raman “Acrogum” Afanasenka$128,601
7/12/20Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em2,427$1,092,150Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo$159,563
7/13/20Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout649$924,825Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech$164,249
7/14/20Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller496$1,507,840Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen$352,985
7/15/20Event #15: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha663$629,850Guy "PhilLaak" Dunlap$133,780
7/16/20Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo1,528$687,600Terrell “Heezahustla” Cheatham$116,204
7/17/20Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em1,382$967,400Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons$173,551
7/18/20Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo DeepStack987$937,650Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel$181,060
7/19/20Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em2,545$916,200Kenny "Chopuh" Huynh$133,857
7/20/20Event #20: $500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed1,137$511,650Kevin "therealkg" Gerhart$97,572
7/21/20Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed1,361$952,700Tony "Panoramic" Dunst$168,342
7/22/20Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack1,579$710,550Allan “Treeoflife” Cheung$120,083
7/23/20Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout1,452$667,920Raymond “avant9201” Avant$93,776
7/24/20Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed2,408$866,880Nick “samadhi” Binger$133,413
7/25/20Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver2,155 Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley$149,245

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