2020 WSOP Online: Nick Maimone Captures First Bracelet, Jason Koon Leads 25K Final Table

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone

It was another massive weekend over at GGPoker with several big 2020 World Series of Poker Online bracelet events either crowning a champion or playing down to the final table. The big eyecatcher was Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, where Jason Koon leads the final 9 in search of $1.8M.

In addition to Anson Tsang, three more bracelet winners were crowned in the BIG 50, the $1,500 Marathon, and a $500 Deepstack Limit event. Read all about it in today's WSOP update.

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Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone Wins First Bracelet in Event #69: $1,500 Marathon ($302,472)

American Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone (lead picture) registered at GGPoker bested Brazil's Diego "JaxTeller" Bittar in heads-up play in the WSOP Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em to win the $302,472 top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

The tournament lived up to its name with the one-day event taking more than 13 1/2 hours from start to finish. Despite no guarantee, the turnout was big with 1,438 entrants generating a massive $2,049,150 prize pool.

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Maimone is no stranger to success despite never finding WSOP gold before today. In addition to his more than $2.1 million in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob, Maimone also was once ranked sixth in the world in online poker tournaments at PocketFives. While playing under "rdcrsn" on GGPoker, to online railbirds he's well-known under his "fu_15" moniker with countless digital accolades attached to it.

The win catapults Maimone over the $1 million mark in WSOP cashes with his best finish coming more than a decade ago when he took 15th place in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $633,022.

WSOP Online Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

1Nick "rdcrsn" MaimoneUnited States$302,472
2Diego "JaxTeller" BittarBrazil$228,212
3Giovani "Mandjocka" TorrePortugal$165,613
4Nikolay "PROMsGT" MotsenkoRussia$120,186
5Sebastian "Mustlaaaveit" SikorskiCanada$87,219
6Ermo "PublicEnemy7" KoskEstonia$63,295
7Murilo "RaiseBluff" NascimentoPortugal$45,933
8Erik "FortySixand2" LemarquandCanada$33,334
9Bert "ILOVECATS" StevensBelgium$24,190

Read blow-by-blow coverage of Maimone's win in the PokerNews Live Reporting section

Jason Koon Leads Final Nine in Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

The final table of Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP has been set after a lengthy bubble with Jason Koon claiming the chip lead with 7,863,055 in chips. This prominent event offered players a gargantuan guarantee of $10,000,000 and attracted 407 entries by the end of the registration period.

Koon is no stranger to the high buy-in tournament fields with over $31 million in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob and a plethora of online tournament wins. Koon started climbing up to the top of the counts and got there when there were only ten tables left and never really looked back.

Koon is joined on the final table by many more familiar names and faces like Shankar "Saquon" Pillai, Christian Rudolph, Aram "Pusha T" Zobian, Chris Hunichen, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika, Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis, and Brunno Botteon.

$25K PPC Final Table Line-Up

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jason KoonUnited States7,863,05539
2Shankar "Saquon" PillaiUnited States6,875,23434
3Christian RudolphGermany5,544,18828
4Aram "Pusha T" ZobianUnited States4,405,44022
5Chris HunichenUnited States4,175,27421
6Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia3,883,95119
7Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" BoikaBelarus3,297,27616
8Paulius "ChickenBBQ" PlausinaitisLithuania2,905,55515
9Brunno BotteonBrazil1,750,0279

$25K PPC Final Table Payouts


When the players return on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. UTC, they will battle it out for the top prize of $1,800,290 while they have already secured at least $154,416. They will resume play on Level 37 which features a small blind of 100,000, a big blind of 200,000, and a running ante of 25,000. The blinds will increase after every 30 hands.

Check out full live reporting of the 25K PPC right here

Huahuan "F7588" Feng Wins the Biggest WSOP ever with Event #71: BIG 50 ($211,282)

Huahuan Feng
Huahuan Feng

Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD wasn't just big - it was the biggest World Series of Poker (WSOP) field ever and Huahuan "F7588" Feng managed to navigate through the massive field of 44,576 total entries to win the bracelet, a package to WSOP Europe, and $211,282. The huge field put the prize pool on this $50 event at more than $2M, doubling its $1M guarantee.

The win marks the seventh cash for Feng during the 2020 WSOP Online at GGPoker, but its the first time in the series he has gotten even close to a final table. Prior to this year, Feng had no WSOP cashes on his resume, but he managed to rack up more than $300,000 in wins in various Asian events since 2017.

The $211,282 score is his biggest cash yet, eclipsing his previous best of $176,985 (KRW 198,060,000) in KRW 11,300,000 + 700,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller (Event #8) at Jeju Red Dragon 2018, Jeju.

WSOP Online Event #71: BIG 50 Final Table Results

1Huahuan "F7588" FengChina$211,282
2Xue qiao "whattfboys" ZhaoChina$159,705
3Ronald "CorVanHout" HaverkampNetherlands$114,237
4Daniel "Vanessa23" MontagnolliAustria$81,714
5Max "TheChosen1" VeygaArgentina$58,450
6Di "LuXDi" LuChina$41,809
7Xiong "wwwyoujizz" HuangChina$29,906
8Dean "JoogieJJ" LipscombeUnited Kingdom$21,392
9Wade "JWNomad" GillettThailand$15,302

How big was the BIG 50 exactly? Check it out here

Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller Wins Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em ($45,102)

On Friday night, Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em for $45,101. The first limit tournament of the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelets schedule attracted 706 players to create a prize pool of $335,350.

Muller has recorded two previous live cashes back in 2010 and 2016 in his home country of Austria and cashed in the Mini Main Event for $1,541. This cash today is his biggest to date on at least GGPoker and no other results show up on his username.

Muller defeated Brunno Botteon heads-up who in comparison is a more well-known player. In the live poker scene, Botteon might only have cashed for $78,246, his online results amount to much more. The online grinder's biggest cash was for $265,463 with a few more six-figure scores in his collection.

While Botteon nearly missed out on the coveted price here, he's in contention for a far bigger ship as he's among the final nine in the $25K Poker Players Championship.

They were joined by other familiar names on the final table like GGPoker Twitch Streamer Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker and Davide "ElPapuGomez" Suriano.

WSOP Online Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

1Gregor "soulsntfaces" MullerAustria$45,102
2Brunno BotteonBrazil$41,855
3Anmol "bemyfriend" SrivatsIndia$30,680
4Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van ElsackerBelgium$22,488
5Drew "BigPavelski" SoikAustria$16,484
6Davide "ElPapuGomez" SurianoItaly$12,082
7Michael "Blank0DMT" Schwartz (FRA)France$8,856
8Hong Kong "Fall Oh Gutz" NguyenCanada$6,492

For more information, check out PokerNews Live Reporting of this event

2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
7/26/20Event #32: $100 The Opener29,306$2,571,216Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla$265,880
7/26/20Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief2,323$2,580,853Alek "astazz" Stasiak$343,204
7/19/20Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,214$1,107,000Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa$117,650
7/21/20Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship328$1,558,000Juha Helppi$290,286
7/22/20Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE1,342$1,912,350Michael Clacher$297,496
7/23/20Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha971$971,000Hun Wei Lee$161,886
7/25/20Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max2,007$1,143,990Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya$171,389
7/26/20Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em922$1,313,850Roberto Romanello$212,613
7/26/20Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha532$1,253,500Simon Lofberg$224,493
8/1/20Event #41: COLOSSUS12,757$4,796,632Ranno Sootla$595,930
8/1/20Event #42: PLOSSUS4,356$1,637,856Yuri Dzivieleski$227,557
7/28/20Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship130$1,261,000Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb$276,393
7/29/20Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed892$2,118,500Kristen Bicknell$356,412
7/30/20Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE2,382$1,905,600Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy$245,448
8/1/20Event #46: $500 Deepstack2,307$1,095,825Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" Hyun$161,898
8/2/20Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em487$462,560Paul Teoh$82,202
8/8/20Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M Gtd.6,299$8,976,075Daniel Dvoress$1,489,289
8/2/20Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em2,978$1,414,550Vladas Burneikis$192,523
8/4/20Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship1,168$2,336,000Enrico "GTOExploiter" Camosci$327,319
8/5/20Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha2,005$753,880Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea$100,945
8/6/20Event #52: $1,000 NLHE2,006$1,905,700Alek "astazz" Stasiak$273,505
8/8/20Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha831$631,560Frank "Sbma2016" Crivello$94,253
8/15/20Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship128$1,241,600David Peters$360,480
8/9/20Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship3,247$3,208,036Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla$461,709
8/9/20Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]2,153$3,068,025Seth "AbeFroman" Fischer$444,869
8/9/20Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition9,835$1,357,230Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov$183,526
8/11/20Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship672$3,192,000Ravid "jerbi9999" Garbi$531,513
8/12/20Event #59: $2,500 No Limit Hold'em1,061$2,519,875Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos$399,047
8/13/20Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed3,170$1,585,000Orhan "yirtil" Ates$180,177
8/15/20Event #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed3,491$973,989Alexander "MightyWarior" Stacey$127,660
8/16/20Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha990$1,410,750Bradley "DrStrange7" Ruben$220,160
8/16/20Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event15,205$7,222,375Ivan "zufo16" Zufic$843,460
8/16/20Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em2,207$1,740,800Kartik "Mandovi" Ved$234,433
8/18/20Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship2,911$1,659,270Dmytro "Too Bad" Bystrovzorov 
8/19/20Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha1,281$973,560Toby "shinerrr" Joyce$139,453
8/20/20Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em1,281$335,350Gregor "soulsntfaces" Muller$45,102
8/22/20Event #68: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em2,315$1,099,625Anson "Tara@0z" Tsang$150,460
8/23/20Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em1,438$2,049,150Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone$302,472
8/23/20Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD44,576$2,050,496Huahuan "F7588" Feng$211,282

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