2020 GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Events 2020 WPT World Online Championships

Sunday Briefing: First GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Awarded, Big Wins All Around

PokerNews Sunday Briefing

Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa became Japan’s first-ever WSOP online bracelet winner when he took down the $525 Super Turbo Bounty 6-handed event at GGPoker on July 19.

Ishikawa came out on top of a 2,214-strong field to get his hands, or should that be wrists, on the first GGPoker-awarded WSOP bracelet of the summer and a combined prize worth almost $118,000.

The tournament played out under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team who brought you blow by blow coverage of this historic event. You can check out the extensive coverage here, but we’ll leave you with the final table payouts:

PlaceWinnerCountryBounty PrizeCash PrizeTotal Prize
1Shoma "pp_syon" IshikawaJapan$35,225$82,425$117,650
2Diego "El Motron" OstrovichArgentina$27,710$59,263$86,972
3Gary "STARDOG13" JohnsonCanada$9,190$42,610$51,801
4Daniel "Gyrocopter" StrelitzCanada$19,793$30,637$50,431
5Yulian "Ector" BogdanovBulgaria$12,649$22,028$34,677
6Tom "Pik00rs" DelaineMalta$4,387$15,839$20,225
7Ilya AnatskyBelarus$8,955$11,388$20,343
8Mulgyeol "waterwave" KimChina$6,842$8,188$15,030
9Dimitar "Mort" YosifovBulgaria$6,215$5,887$12,102

Some of the other big scores from GGPoker on July 19 included:

  • Isaac Haxton – first-place in the High Rollers Short Deck $10K for $97,018
  • Andras Nemeth – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $10K for $91,508
  • Leonardo “Babaehduro” Mattos – first-place in the WSOP Side Event: $400 Sunday Deepstack for $56,046
  • “Astor” – first-place in the WSOP Side EVent : $300 Sunday Kick-off for $42,378
  • “Lexandru” – first-place in the High Rollers FAST $500 for $19,981

Recap the action from the first WSOP bracelet event at GGPoker


Vousden Wins Big at PokerStars

Samuel Vousden

Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden was one of the biggest winners at PokerStars this weekend courtesy of winning the High Roller $5,200 NLHE Single Event. Ninety-eight of the world’s best players took to the PokerStars tables and played for a share of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Each of the nine finalists guaranteed themselves at least $15,755. What a final table it was too with the likes of Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas, Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski, Jans “Graftekkel” Arends, Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph, Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski, Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle, and Matthias “iambest2” Eibinger all present and correct.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Samuel “€urop€an” VousdenFinland$119,483
2Matthias “iambest2” EibingerAustria$92,337
3Benjamin “bencb789” RolleAustria$71,359
4Wiktor “limitless” MalinowskiMacao$55,147
5Christian “WATnlos” RudolphAustria$42,618
6Jans “Graftekkel” ArendsAustria$32,936
7Mikita “fish2013” BadziakouskiLatvia$25,453
8Laszlo “omaha4rollz” BujtasHungary$19,670
8Zachary “nofingclue11” ClarkUnited Kingdom$15,755

Only three players received prize money in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller event due to a compact field of 29 entrants. The legendary figure of Niklas “Lena900” Astedt was the fourth-place finisher and, therefore, the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble.

Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph collected $12,617 for his third-place exit, which left Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson and Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle to lock horns heads-up. Rolle got the job done and his hands on $28,438. Mattsson scooped $18,943.

Some of the other big scores at PokerStars on July 19 included:

  • “Stiffler8818” – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $32,340*
  • Joao “soleeJ” Ferreira – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $28,069*
  • “Fox__MEF” – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $26,843*
  • Manuel “fellatiado” Ruivo – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $25,349
  • “HITRII999” – first-place in the $1050 Sunday Cooldown for $24,281*
  • “Darwinsfish” – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $22,278
  • Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $21,354
  • “xnrobix” – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $20,389
  • Patrick “Egption” Tardif – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $14,512
  • “zufo16” – first-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $11,452
  • “T 54 T 97s” – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $10,346
  • “kZhh” – first-place in the $530 Sunday Marathon for $9,446

*includes bounty payments

The Stadium Series is paying out huge prizes


$100M Gtd WPTWOC Kicks Off at partypoker

The WPT World Online Championships kicked off at partypoker but they don’t crown their first champions until Tuesday due to their awesome structures. There were plenty of other tournaments taking place, however, including the $150K Gtd Big Gladiator.

“MACAREEEEEEEENA” won this event after outlasting 467-opponents in the $320 buy-in affair. They collected $11,956 from the main prize pool after defeating “antiZZZ” heads-up; the runner-up banked $11,940. The champion also took home a cool $14,514 worth of bounties, with the second-place finish adding $691 to their haul. Winning PKO tournaments always results in a huge bounty payment because you also secure the bounty that was on your own head.

Some of the other partypoker results included:

  • “SafeAndSorry” – first-place in the Bounty Builder $215 for $13,712*
  • “riceboy” – first-place in the Gladiator $100K Gtd for $11,649*
  • “IDontGiveAFold” – first-place in the Big Bounty Hunter $109 for $9,453*
  • “estupidocinco” – first-place in the Gladiator Turbo $50K Gtd for $8,696*
  • “MeowsyMcDermott” – first-place in the Ultrasonic $15K Gtd for $6,122 plus a $3,200 WPT seat
  • “Canoff” – first-place in the Big Bounty Hunter $55 for $4,384*
  • “Now you fold” – first-place in the Bounty Hunter $109 for $2,763*

*includes bounty payments

partypoker is giving away $500K worth of WPT tickets!


888poker Round Up

Over to 888poker now where Sweden’s “ANARCHYFTW” triumphed in the special tournament called simply A Good Tournament. This event featured only two starting flights, each with only a single re-entry permitted, as 888poker took things back to basics.

ANARCHYFTW came out on top and banked $7,854 for their victory after defeating “Laly139” of Argentina heads-up. The Argentinian saw their bankroll swell by $3,978 as a result of their runner-up finish.

This week’s $25,000 Sunday Challenge saw a total field of 246 players compete who were all outlasted by “bah23”. First-place in this $109 buy-in affair weighed in at $5,375. bah23 got his hands on this after a heads-up battle against Canada’s “DosPoochies” went to plan.

Russia’s “dron11555” won the largest prize at 888poker on July 19 thanks to banking the $18,750 awarded to the champion of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. Some 916 players bought in, which left 888poker nursing an $8,400 overlay.

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