Massive Win for Christian Rudolph in WSOP Online Event #70: $25,000 NLH PPC ($1,800,290)

Christian Rudolph Wins WSOP Online Event #70: $25,000 NLH PPC ($1,800,290)

At his fourth WSOP final table, Christian Rudolph has finally claimed his first bracelet, in Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP for $1,800,290. The biggest event of the summer attracted 407 entries to create the second-biggest prize pool of the summer with $10,000,000 total.

Two years ago, Rudolph finished second behind Michael Addamo — who actually bubbled this event — in a 25K at the WSOPE. Back then, the heads-up match was a rollercoaster with players exchanging blows for hours. This time, Rudolph succeeded and closed it out within 20 minutes. This win will take the German up to almost $3,000,000 in WSOP cashes alone and eclipse his previous live scores almost threefold.

Runner-up Chris Hunichen more than doubled his total WSOP earnings with his result, adding to the countless accolades of the multiple online triple crown winner. Rudolph and Hunichen were joined by numerous familiar faces and names from the online and live poker scene like bracelet winner Shankar "Saquon" Pillai, Aram "Pusha T" Zobian, who finished sixth in the 2018 WSOP Main Event, and Day 1 chip leader Jason Koon.

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Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Final Table Results

1Christian RudolphGermany$1,800,290
2Chris HunichenUnited States$1,332,097
3Shankar "Saquon" PillaiUnited States$979,138
4Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia$719,700
5Aram "Pusha T" ZobianUnited States$529,005
6Brunno BotteonBrazil$388,837
7Jason KoonUnited States$285,808
8Paulius "ChickenBBQ" PlausinaitisLithuania$210,079
9Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" BoikaBelarus$154,416

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Final Table Action

The final table started off in shallow water with a 23 big blind average stack. Within twenty minutes, EPT winner Aliaksei "BladeRunner1" Boika would bust first when he ran his ace-five into the ace-jack of Pillai. Hunichen then scored a huge double-up through Koon with queens against ace-jacl to take the chip lead away from the latter. Paulius "ChickenBBQ" Plausinaitis busted soon after before Koon lost the remainder of his stack to Rudolph.

Brunno Botteon, who almost won his first bracelet in Event #67: $500 Limit NLH earlier, was next to go when Rudolph turned a straight with ace-eight against his queens. The German continued his dominance by eliminating Zobian in fifth and Aleksejs Ponakovs in fourth. The latter had lost the majority of his chips beforehand to Hunichen when his aces got cracked by Hunichen. "Big Huni" then took care of Pillai with ace-king versus ace-nine to get the action heads-up.

Rudolph started off with a slight chip lead but quickly extended it to drop Hunichen down to five bigs. Hunichen's final chips went in with king-queen against Rudolph's queen-ten, but the German spiked a ten on the flop to deny Hunichen and capture his first WSOP gold.

Chris Hunichen
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen finished runner-up for $1,332,097

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
8/29/20Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP407$10,000,000Christian Rudolph$$1,800,290
8/23/20Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD44,576$2,050,496Huahuan "F7588" Feng$211,282
8/25/20Event #72: $1,500 Limit Championship337$480,225Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra$77,475
8/26/20Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,202$2,091,900Jim "grousegrind" Lefteruk$299,511
8/27/20Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha972$1,385,100Thi "HoneyandTHI" Truong$215,938

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  • Germany's Christian Rudolph claimed his first bracelet and the lion's share of the WSOP's second-biggest prize pool!

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