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Laplante, Lichtenberger & Shorr Among 2020 WSOP.com 50th Anniversary Series Winners

WSOP.com 50th Anniversary Series

The WSOP.com 50th Anniversary Series, which offered over $3 million in guarantees over 50 tournaments, wrapped up over the weekend. From September 8-27, the series catered to more than 22,000 entrants and awarded in excess of $3.4 million in prize money.

Among those to capture titles were familiar players like:

  • Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen topped 703-entry field to win Event #14: $150,000 NLH Sunday Special Edition for $25,803.90.
  • Ryan "protential" Laplante bested 82 entrants to win the $500 buy-in Event #28: $50,000 NLH Old School 8-Max for $11,150.
  • Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger took down the $1,000 buy-in Event #32: $75,000 NLH High Roller (114 entries) for $24,278.01.
  • Ryan "adopt_adogg0" Leng won Event #35: $25,000 Totally Tubular Tuesday NLH (735 entries) for $10,232.95.
  • Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro topped a 105-entry field to win Event #36: $150,000 NLH High Roller for $44,488.
  • Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr bested 491 entries to win Event #37: $40,000 NLH 6-Max for $8,392.95.
  • Ryan “WHOSYOURDODD” Dodd actually laid claim to two titles first topping a 755-entry field to win Event #10: $25,000 NLH Monster Stack for $7,266.98. He then bested 633 runners to win Event #44: $25,000 NLH MonsterStack for $6,457.81.

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Gotts Denies Lichtenberger 2nd Title

WSOP.com 50th Anniversary Series

The $555 buy-in Event #47: $505,050 GTD Main Event saw 613 players rebuy 359 times to just squeak by the guarantee with a $505,440 prize pool.

That was paid out amongst the top 140 finishers including Adam “phsgoldshoes” Hendrix (11th - $5,863.10), Matt “RubberFist” Stout (13th - $4,599.50), Michael “ParxBigStax” Marder (30th - $2,426.11), Joe “melonhead” Bartholdi (35th - $2,173.39), Bryan “Pellepelle” Piccioli (49th - $1,667.95), Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee (105th - $1,213.05), and Matthew “EarvinMagic” Parry (126th - $1,061.42).

It took just over 12 hours of play before Jeff “IQ84” Gotts bested Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger in heads-up play to win the title for $74,198.59, the largest first-place prize awarded during the series.

Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jeff “IQ84.” Gotts$74,198.59
2Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger$54,941.32
3Brian “Bmack1335” McKinney$40,435.20
4Lokesh “lanku11” Garg$29,568.24
5Justin "pocketprofit" Wong$22,946.97
6Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti$17,589.31
7Gary "phiI_ivey" Kosakowski$13,293.07
8"sandman88"$10,058.25
9"JohnnyBVegas"$7,682.68

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WSOP.com 50th Anniversary Series Winners

Here’s a look at those who captured titles during the WSOP.com 50th Anniversary Series.

DateEventBuy-InPlayersRebuysTotal FieldPrize PoolWinnerPrize
8-Sep-20Event #1: $50,000 Totally Tubular Tuesday NLH [R&A]$504318081239$65,929.50Alex "JinYang" Butcher$16,152.72
8-Sep-20Event #2: $125,000 NLH High Roller$1,0008545130$125,000"megolaman1ac"$27,875
8-Sep-20Event #3: $15,000 Limit Hold'em$215611576$15,200Chad "clayne" Layne$3,693.60
9/9/20Event #4: $30,000 NLH 30 for 30$30389660242$35,244.30Yong Keun "LuckySpeWy1" Kwon$8,811.07
9/9/20Event #5: $20,000 NLH Freezeout$504700470$21,620erikbachman$5,296.90
9/10/20Event #6: $10,000 NLH Deepstack [1x Re-entry]$10626NANA$10,000NA 
9/10/20Event #7: $30,000 NLH Groovy Freezeout$100380$0380$34,960Tyler "TIPnTimeBOMB" Sumrall$8,740
9/11/20Event #8: $20,000 NLH Deepstack [R&A]$20485688330$27,805.50jmzit2u$6,812.34
9/11/20Event #9: $50,000 NLH Anniversary Special$250161102263$61,279Ben "chaipoker" Abrahams$12,488.66
9/12/20Event #10: $25,000 NLH Monster Stack$50347358755$42,497Ryan "WHOSYOURDODD" Dodd$7,266.98
9/12/20Event #11: $50,000 NLH Old School 8-Max$5001140114$53,238Jose "deposit Noboa$11,526.02
9/12/20Event #12: $40,000 NLH$100321210531$48,852David "AvidSmores" Smores$8,354
9/13/20Event #13: $20,000 PLO Special$100NANANANANA 
9/13/20Event #14: $150,000 NLH Sunday Special Edition$320359344703$150,900Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen$25,803.90
9/14/20Event #15: $100,000 NLH High Roller$1,500NANANA$176,700NA 
9/14/20Event #16: $25,000 Colossus Monday NLH$55327552141$51,000pokerher2014$13,005
9/14/20Event #17: $10,000 PLO8$10092250$10,764Supanook$2,400.37
9/15/20Event #18: $25,000 Totally Tubular Tuesday NLH$50289555156$45,500Anthony "boom81boom" Chin$11,830
9/15/20Event #19: $100,000 Special Tuesday Showdown$500143710$100,000Sang "YOUNGKOI" Lee$20,860
9/15/20Event #20: $40,000 NLH 8-Max$1003212400$51,612Paul "quadtwos" Solowey$8,825.65
9/16/20Event #21: $30,000 NLH 30 for 30$30432762242$39,202.80Jason "jaybangs" Obinger$9,604.68
9/16/20Event #22: $20,000 NLH Freezeout$5048400$22,264SYCHOSID$5,454.68
9/17/20Event #23: $10,000 NLH Deepstack$10604320$924$10,000pkrsteve$2,350
9/17/20Event #24: $30,000 NLH Groovy Freezeout$1004020402$36,984Imlit$9,061.08
9/18/20Event #25: $20,000 NLH Deepstack$204666231089$25,974fenis$6,363.63
9/18/20Event #26: $50,000 NLH Anniversary Special$25014690236$54,988Rajendra "vsamba" Mahadevappa$11,470.49
9/19/20Event #27: $25,000 NLH MonsterStack$50306208514$37,492sirgeorge$6,411.13
9/19/20Event #28: $50,000 NLH Old School 8-Max$50082082$50,000Ryan "protential" Laplante$11,150
9/19/20Event #29: $40,000 NLH$100282219501$46,092Kidpkrpl$8,563.89
9/20/20Event #30: $100,000 NLH Player's Appreciation Special$558161,4592275$131,950Matt "GitGot" Volosevich$29,688.75
9/20/20Event #31: $150,000 NLH Monster Stack$215531251782$156,400Rory "Sphere81" Lucero$31,092.32
9/20/20Event #32: $75,000 NLH High Roller$1,0007638114$108,870Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger$24,278.01
9/21/20Event #33: $25,000 Colossus Monday NLH$55261521782$45,050degreat$11,713
9/21/20Event #34: $25,000 NLH Knockout$1003350335$33,375Exclusive25$6,625
9/22/20Event #35: $25,000 Totally Tubular Tuesday NLH$50254481735$39,357.50Ryan "adopt_adogg0" Leng$10,232.95
9/22/20Event #36: $150,000 NLH High Roller$2,0007728105$199,500Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro$44,488.50
9/22/20Event #37: $40,000 NLH 6-Max$100269222491$45,172Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr$8,392.95
9/23/20Event #38: $30,000 NLH 30 for 30$303726901062$34,616.40Richard "Moneylives27" Munro$8,654.10
9/23/20Event #39: $20,000 NLH Freezeout$504180418$20,000Hung "nowitsover" Truong$4,900
9/24/20Event #40: $10,000 NLH Deepstack$10556291847$10,000Joseph "Pinesap" Marold III$2,400
9/24/20Event #41: $30,000 NLH Groovy Freezeout$1003350335$30,820goingforgold$7,859.10
9/25/30Event #42: $20,000 NLH Deepstack$204316101041$24,642PARoughrider$6,037.29
9/25/20Event #43: $50,000 NLH Anniversary Special$250168106274$63,842cardsoup$13,010.99
9/26/20Event #44: $25,000 NLH MonsterStack$50307326633$37,765Ryan "WHOSYOURDODD" Dodd$6,457.81
9/26/20Event #45: $50,000 NLH Old School Freezeout$2152220222$50,000Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes$13,250
9/26/20Event #46: $40,000 NLH Re-Entry$100287157444$40,848Evan "ecutler133" Cutler$7,589.55
9/27/20Event #47: $505,050 Main Event$555613359972$505,440Jeff "IQ84." Gotts$74,198.59
9/27/20Event #48: $50,000 PLO High Roller$1,000362763$60,165Robert "lowrider711" Chasen$16,846.20
9/27/20Event #49: $100,000 NLH High Roller$1,00010360163$155,665James "DanFriel" Gilbert$33,701.47
9/27/20Event #50: $30,000 NLH Knockout$3001650165$46,530Jason "Gunner_Q10" Gunn$9,009.10
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9/27/20$10,000 Dropping Dimes$50224100324$16,200Ben "DrMcBoy" Amlin$3,110.40
9/27/20$15,000 GTD Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack$10011845163$15,000John "notyourfault" Alesi$3,247.50

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