Facts & Figures from the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events

All the Record-Breaking Numbers From the GGPoker WSOP Online

To say the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online has been big is quite the understatement; those who followed along with PokerNews live reporting throughout the summer knew the incredible size and scope of the fields the 54 events on the fast-rising site.

But how big was it? Find out today, as we take a look back at all the stats from this unique event in WSOP history that awarded nearly $150,000,000 in prize money throughout the summer.

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The 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online by the Numbers

Stoyan Madanzhiev wins Event #77
Stoyan Madanzhiev wins Event #77

There have been some dazzling numbers overall throughout the series but none were as big in the Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event. Starting all the way back on August 16, a total of 23 starting flights drew a total of 5,082 players, smashing the guaranteed prize pool of $25,000,000 to ultimately end at a total of $27,559,500 to be awarded.

The Main Event's prize pool was the biggest in online poker history, and it's top three cashers also ranked as the biggest winners of the series. Bulgaria's Stoyan Madanzhiev won $3,904,685 as the champion, winning the largest tournament prize in online poker history.

Runner-up Wenling Gao instantly became the biggest women all-time WSOP money winner with a score of $2,748,605, overtaking the top spot from Vanessa Selbst who has won $2,201,877 in WSOP events to date.

Top 5 Biggest Cashes

1Stoyan MadanzhievBulgaria1stEvent #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event$3,904,685
2Wenling GaoChina2ndEvent #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event$2,748,605
3Tyler RuegerUnited States3rdEvent #77:$5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event$1,928,887
4Christian RudolphGermany1stEvent #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP$1,800,290
5Daniel DvoressCanada1stEvent #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER$1,482,289

Top 5 Prize Pools

Unsurprisingly, the Main Event also topped the rankings when it comes to the biggest prize pools. The second-biggest one was the $10M guaranteed in the $25,000 Poker Players Championship, while the MILLIONAIRE MAKER, WSOP Super MILLION$, and Mini Main Event rounded out the top 5.

Top 5 Biggest Field Sizes

Following up on its live counterpart, the BIG 50 kept the streak going and nearly doubled the 22,374-player field in the BIG 50 live edition back in 2019. Two more events, the $100 WSOP MILLION$ and $100 The Opener, broke the previous field-size record set in the Rio last year.

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Miscellaneous Stats

Largest online poker tournament ever$27,559,500 in Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Biggest online poker tournament prize ever awarded$3,904,685 to Stoyan Madanzhiev, winner of Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
Most entries ever for a WSOP tournament44,576 in Event #71: BIG 50
Total prizes paid across all 54 tournaments$147,789,550, average prize pool: $2,736,844
Total number of GGPoker WSOP Online tournament entries239,754
Number of nationalities represented across the entire WSOP Online player base166
Amount raised for Caesars Cares charity$354,756 ($257,853 raised by the worldwide poker community, $96,903 donated by GGPoker)
Number of tournaments with a prize pool of at least $1,000,00045
Number of tournaments with a prize pool of at least $5,000,0005
Number of tournaments with a prize pool of at least $10,000,0002
Number of tournaments with more than 10,000 entries5
Multiple event winnerAlex Stasiak (winner of Events #33 and 52)
Multiple final tables played39 players made multiple final tables, with five players making three final tables each (Michael Watson, Paul Teoh, Ajay Chabra, Bruno Albuquerque, and Connor Drinan)
Female event winners3 (Kristen Bicknell - Event #44, Thi Truong - Event #74, and Melika Razavi - Event #82)
Number of players that cashed more than 10 times across all 54 events281
Number of players that won at least $100,000 in cash203

Despite Having to Relocate, USA Still Captured the Most Bracelets

Connor Drinan
$10K WSOP Super MILLION$ winnar Connor Drinan was one of nine American bracelet winners on GGPoker.

That the United States would sweep up all the bracelets on the WSOP.com of things, with access restricted to those residing in Nevada or New Jersey, wasn't a surprise. However, in order to play in the GGPoker portion, the Americans had to relocate and did so en masse.

Overall, the United States captured nine of the 54 bracelets to become the most successful country of the series. Canada was a distant second with five pieces of the coveted wristband, while poker giant Brazil took third place with four bracelets, perhaps slightly under expectation for the South American powerhouse that's been crushing it at the tables as of late. In total, bracelets were won by players from 29 different countries including Vietnam, Iran, Estonia, Hong Kong, and, of course, Bulgaria with Main Event winner Stoyan Madanzhiev.

The top three is similar when it comes to final tables made: the USA leads the way with 60, Canadians reached the final table 41 times and Brazilians had 38 people to cheer for with one table left. In total, players from 59 different countries made it to each of the 54 final tables. France was the country with the most final tables reached (16) but without ending up with a bracelet winner.

Country# of Final Tables TablesBracelets WonCountry# of Final Tables TablesBracelets Won
United Kingdom213Belarus6 
Austria161New Zealand2 
Hong Kong101Serbia2 
South Africa71Bangladesh1 
Malaysia61Czech Republic1 
South Korea41Panama1 

GGPoker WSOP Leaderboard Winners

Luis Assuncao
Luis Assuncao Garla

Two separate leaderboards were kept throughout the series, one for the overall player of the series and a dedicated one for Asian Time Zone player of the series. With the Main Event win, Stoyan "Nirvana76" Madanzhiev claimed the top spot on the overall leaderboard to receive a Pure Gold Mouse on top of his accomplishment, while Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla took the top spot on the Asian Time Zone one to win a Pure Gold Dragon.

GGPoker WSOP Overall Leaderboard Top 10

1Stoyan "Nirvana76" MadanzhievBulgaria10,790.66
2Connor DrinanUnited States9,519.35
3Christopher RudolphGermany7,566.31
4Daniel DvoressCanada6,513.57
5Brunno BotteonBrazil6,545.54
6Enrico "GTOExploiter" CamosciItaly6,313.36
7Alex "astazz" StasiakCanada6,174.40
8Shankar PillaiUnited States5,759.74
9Ivan "zufo16" ZuficCroatia5,719.69
10Ravid "jerbi9999" GarbiCyprus5,674.97

GGPoker Asian Time Zone Events Leaderboard Top 10

1Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao GarlaBrazil3,568.84
2Nick "rdcrsn" MaimoneUnited States3,227.21
3Trygve "FullSendWig" LeiteNorway2,642.06
4Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom2,507.53
5Anton "Tara@0z" TsangHong Kong2,266.82
6Aaron "fishnchip" WijayaChina2,245.04
7Sung Joo "ArtePokerTV" HyunSouth Korea2,190.12
8Alexandros "THE Sheriff" TheologisGreece1,996.79
9Alexander "MightyWarior" StaceyUnited Kingdom1,973.82
10Paul TeohMalaysia1,972.18

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
8/29/20Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em3,552$991,008Trygve "FullSendWig" Leite$130,100
8/30/20Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em4,461$1,677,336Gediminas "NeverGambol" Uselis$211,282
9/5/20Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event5,802$27,559,500Stoyan Madanzhiev$3,904,686
8/30/20Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed1,910$1,814,500Adnan "Bolazar" Hacialioglu$259,842
9/2/20Event #80: People's Choice Event [Pros Vote]2,408$1,372,560Jeffrey Dobrin$189,666
9/3/20Event #81: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]1,925$1,925,000Nicolo' "Paquitooo" Molinelli$243,415
9/5/20Event #82: $1,050 Beat the Pros [Bounty]2,024$2,024,000Melika "Melirazavii" Razavi$239,180
9/8/20Event #83: $10,000 WSOP Super MILLION$899$8,720,300Connor Drinan$1,423,049
9/6/20Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$34,787$3,200,404Alexander "Kobbajun" Kobbeltvedt$296,403
9/6/20Event #85: $500 The Closer [LAST CHANCE]34,787$3,200,404Michael "Hneves" Gathy$272,504

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