Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship ($310,832)

Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero

On Friday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship attracted 1,455 players who rebought 671 times. The 2,126-entry field resulted in a $2,019,700 prize pool (the largest out of all 31 events) and after nearly 12 hours of play, Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero emerged victorious to capture the bracelet and $310,831.83 first-place prize.

Tamero has amassed over $158,000 in lifetime live tournament earnings, of which just a small $3,428 cash came from the WSOP for a 315th-place finish in the 2018 WSOP $888 Crazy Eights event.

2020 WSOP Online Event #31 Final Table Results

1Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero$310,832
2Norman "abnormality" Michalek$192,073
3Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger$140,167
4Brian "foxxx" Kirchhoff$103,207
5Edan “goatplaya” Sucov$76,749
6Greg “Bubblealot” Wish$57,561
7Arian "4632647” Stolt$43,424
8Michael “merlot” Bailey$33,123
9Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo$25,650

After Max “Mawkswell” Young bubbled the tournament in 331st place, the elimination came at a steady pace. Among those to make the money but fall short of the final table was Allen “chainsaw” Kessler (262nd - $1,817.73), Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen (215th - $1,817.73), Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth (133rd - $2,423.64), Tony “Panoramic” Dunst (106th - $2,625.61), Kathy “Luckygal” Liebert (100th - $2,625.61), Matt “berkey11_s4y” Berkey (56th - $4,645.31), Chelsea "wubalubadubb" Bowden (55th - $4,645.31), Jamie “DanBilzerian” Kerstetter (37th - $6,463.04), Ryan “protential” Laplante (30th - $7,876.83), and final table bubble boy David “bewater” Goodman (10th - $19,995.03).

The final table kicked off with a flurry of eliminations all in a 15-minute span. First, it was Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo exiting in ninth after getting it in on the flop with an open-ended straight draw and missing against the ace-high of Tamero, and then Michael “merlot” Bailey followed him out the door losing with ace-nine all in preflop against the ace-ten of Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger.

Soon after, Lichtenberger notched another knockout when Arian “4632647” Stolt jammed with ten-nine suited and “Lucky Chewy” held with ace-nine. From there, Greg “Bubblealot” Wish lost a race with pocket fives against Norman “abnormality” Michalek’s king-eight after the latter flopped two pair.

Edan “goatplaya” Sucov then lost jack-ten to the ace-eight of Tamero to exit in fifth place, while Brian "foxxx" Kirchhoff failed to get lucky with ace-six against Michalek’s ace-queen all in preflop. Lichtenberger the three-bet jammed with ace-five only to get called by Michalek, who held with pocket eights.

Norman Michalek
Norman Michalek

That allowed Michalek to take 30.5 million into heads-up play against Tamero, who began with 12 million. However, Tamero was able to pick off two bluffs to take the chip lead and then closed things out shortly thereafter when Michalek attempted a failed river bluff.

That wraps up our live updates from the 2020 WSOP bracelet events on, but there’s still more than a month of WSOP action on GGPoker. PokerNews will be offering coverage of each event, which you can follow here.

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$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

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