Facts & Figures from the 2020 WSOP.com Bracelet Events

2020 WSOP.com bracelet events

It was two weeks ago that the WSOP.com portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series ended. Throughout its 31 events, the series catered to 44,179 entrants and awarded $26,871,065 in prize money.

Not only was the series a success from a number’s standpoint, but it also provided a number of fun storylines. Who could forget Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo winning Event #12: $500 The Big 500 NLH while playing from his car in a Whole Foods parking lot, or the deep runs by Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth.

Toss in first-time bracelet winners, players capturing gold for either a second or third time, and six-figure prizes on the line, and there was no shortage of narratives each and every day.

Below are some interesting facts and figures from the WSOP.com.

  • No player captured multiple bracelets during the WSOP.com portion of the schedule, though a couple came close. Both Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen and William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine captured bracelets and also had runner-up finishes.
  • Event #19: $400 NLH had the biggest turnout with 2,545 entries, while Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship (2,126 entries) had the biggest prize pool with $2,019,700.
  • Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen captured the biggest first-place prize of $352,985 for winning Event #14: $3,200 High Roller.
  • Former bracelet winners to claim online bracelets were Nathan “surfbum” Gamble, Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen, Kevin "therealkg" Gerhart, Tony "Panoramic" Dunst, and Nick "samadhi" Binger.
  • Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin won Event #30: $500 Senior’s Event by beating James Moore in heads-up play. By doing so, he denied Moore a third bracelet. Moore had previously won the Super Seniors event in back-to-back years (2016 and 2017).
  • Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring finished runner-up to Noel Furlong in the 1999 WSOP Main Event. He had to wait 21 years before finally winning a bracelet, which he did in Event #8: $500 NLH Freezeout for $119,400.
  • The average field size was 1,425 entries. The average first-place prize was $151,885.
  • Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen had arguably the most viral moment of the series when his celebration video resonated with fans around the world.

Most Cashes

No one cashed more tournaments in the 2020 WSOP.com bracelet events than Ryan “protential” Laplante, who notched 17 in-the-money finishes. Laplante failed to make any final tables and didn’t have a huge score, but cashing in more than half the tournaments was an impressive feat. In fact, he even earned “Performance of the Week” when he had a streak of nine cashes in a row.

Another player to cash in more than half the events was Ben Yu, who had 16, while two other players – Ian Steinman and Daniel Negreanu – had 15 cashes apiece.

Here’s a look at all the players who cashed a dozen times or more:

1Ryan Laplante17
2Ben Yu16
3Ian Steinman15
4Daniel Negreanu15
5Roland Israelashvili14
6Bryan Piccioli14
7Anthony Zinno14
8Philip Yeh13
9Dave Alfa13
10Max Pescatori13
11Omar Mehmood13
12Eric Baldwin12
13Joseph Bartholdi12
14Mike Matusow12

Most Money Earned

It was a good series for 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen. In addition to being lauded for his commentary stints alongside David Tuchman, McKeehen took down Event #14: $3,200 High Roller for $352,985 and his third gold bracelet. He added seven other cashes during the series to bring his total winnings up to $369,632, more than any other player.

In fact, only three others earned more than $300K in the series. Both Nahrain Tamero ($310,832) and Nick Guagenti ($305,433) did it with a single score in their respective bracelet wins, while Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen ($337,060) did it over eight cashes, including back-to-back runner-up and first-place finishes.

1Joe McKeehen$369,632
2Ryan Torgersen$337,060
3Nahrain Tamero$310,832
4Nick Guagenti$305,433
5Tony Dunst$239,448
6William Romaine$236,466
7Norman Michalek$223,309
8Frank Funaro$222,492
9Matthew Parry$215,098
10Scott Hempel$213,026

2020 WSOP Online $100,000 Leaderboard Final Results

The WSOP.com portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker online events had a $100,000 Leaderboard. The leaderboard paid out the top 50 players including Ryan “protential” Laplante (15th w/ 2,259.02 points for $1,000), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (19th w/ 2,212.67 points for $950), Anthony “heheh” Zinno (25th w/ 2,136.89 points for $950), and Julian “julian” Parmann (33rd w/ 2,028.45 points for $900).

Ultimately, Ian “APokerJoker2” Steinman took the top spot after amassing 15 cashes totaling $187,812. He got off to a hot start with two final table appearances in three days, and while he cooled off in the middle of the schedule, he hit a heater at the end cashing in eight of the last 11 events, which included a win in Event #27: $400 NLH Freezeout for $110,557.

Here's a look at the final Top 10 standings:

1Ian “APokerJoker2” Steinman3,186.94$18,000
2Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen3,085.34$12,000
3Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn2,996.16$9,000
4Philip "tomte" Yeh2,714.33$7,000
5William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine2,639.85$5,000
6Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili2,636.90$4,000
7Tony “Panoramic” Dunst2,599.53$3,000
8Bryan “Pellepelle” Piccioli2,496.33$2,000
9Jonathan “Art.Vandelay” Dokler2,466.78$2,000
10Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen2,459.86$1,500

2020 WSOP.com 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$969,750Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley$149,245
7/26/20Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale2,502$1,125,900Ethan "RampageP" Yau$164,494
7/27/20Event #27: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout1,940$698,400Ian “ApokerJoker2” Steinman$110,557
7/28/20Event #28: $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max525$498,750William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine$110,673
7/29/20Event #29: $2,000 NLH Deepstack747$1,419,300Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti$305,433
7/30/20Event #30: $500 NLH Senior's Event720$324,000Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin$64,411
7/31/20Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship2,126$2,019,700Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero$310,832
  • The 31-event WSOP.com portion of the series had 44,179 entrants & awarded $26,871,065 in prize money.

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