2020 GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Events 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #31: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,019,700
Players 2126

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 2126

Jamie "DanBilzerian" Kerstetter Bows Out in 37th Place

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Jamie Kerstetter
Jamie Kerstetter

Jamie "DanBilzerian" Kerstetter was on the shorter side of things with approximately 240,000 when she raised most of it, leaving herself about 25,000 back. An opponent three-bet to 450,000 next to act, and action folded back to Kerstetter, who called off.

Jamie "DanBilzerian" Kerstetter: {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Opponent: {10-}{10-}

Kerstetter was behind but did flop a wheel draw. A third club appeared on the board on the turn to give her a flush draw, but she missed as a red jack on the river proved useless.

Kerstetter was eliminated in 37th place for $6,463.04.

Jamie "DanBilzerian" Kerstetter us Busted

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Hughes Gets "Barry Greenstein'ed" to Bust the Tournament

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

"Bubblealot" raised to 100,000 from the hijack only to have Greg "dn4sand" Hughes three-bet to 300,000 from the button. Both blinds folded, "Bubblealot" four-bet all in, and Hughes called off for 1,210,985.

"Bubblealot": {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Greg "dn4sand" Hughes: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Hughes was ahead and remained there through the {4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} flop and {2-Hearts} turn. Unfortunately for him, the nasty {a-Diamonds} appeared on the river to pair "Bubblealot" and send Hughes out of the tournament in 40th place for $$6,463.04.

Greg "Bubblealot" Wish 3,195,154 1,792,095
Greg "dn4sand" Hughes US Busted

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Butwell Gets Unlucky Twice Ending His Tournament

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

"TheSaucyOne" raised to 100,000 from under the gun and then called Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell's 271,696 three-bet jam from the small blind.

"TheSaucyOne": {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Butwell was ahead with his made hand until the {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{a-Spades} flop appeared giving "TheSaucyOne" a full house.

The {10-Clubs} turn was no help to Butwell as he needed an eight to fall on the river to stay alive.

Unfortunately for Butwell, the {q-Clubs} completed the board on the river and just once hand after losing with aces, he loses with eights ending his tournament in 41st place for $$6,463.04.

TheSaucyOne 2,277,893 562,196
Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell US Busted

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Robert "lowrider711" Chasen vs. Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Robert Chasen
Robert Chasen

Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell raised to 108,000 from the button and then called when Robert "lowrider711" Chasen three-bet jammed for 255,960 from the big blind.

Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Robert "lowrider711" Chasen: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Chasen was in need of some help but failed to find it as the board ran out {8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to give Butwell a winning tens full of jacks.

Chasen's run came to an end in 44th place for $6,463.04.

Matthew "Biscuits" Butwell US 1,409,556
Robert "lowrider711" Chasen Busted

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Carroll Eliminated by Harder

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
James Carroll
James Carroll

James "meatsweats" Carroll raised to 80,877 from under the gun and action folded to Christian "0V0X0" Harder called from the button.

Once the {9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop appeared, Carroll continue for 78,754 and Harder quickly called to see the {a-Hearts} drop on the turn.

Carroll jammed for 385,390 and Harder snap-called.

Christian "0V0X0" Harder: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
James "meatsweats" Carroll: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Carroll was way behind needing a heart that won't pair the board but the {7-Spades} came on the river and ended his tournament in 47th place for $5,453.19.

Christian "0V0X0" Harder us 1,376,126 1,200,418
James "meatsweats" Carroll us Busted

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Natural8 2020 WSOP Online Performance of the Week: Ryan "protential" Laplante Cashes 9 Events in a Row

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante

The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) online bracelet events began at the beginning of July and will run through September 6th. It is comprised of 85 WSOP gold bracelets on the digital felt across two different clients: WSOP.com and GG Poker.

Each week, we’ll highlight those players who rise to the top through their performance, be it a dominating one in a single event, or an exhibition of consistency over several tournaments. Here’s a look at the POTWs thus far:

Through the first 22 events of the 2020 WSOP online series, no player had cashed more events than Learn Pro Poker founder and coach Ryan "protential" Laplante, who had 14 scores to his credit (more than any other player) totaling a combined $35,163.

While Laplante failed to make any final tables, let alone win one, his consistency was a testament to his hard work and professionalism as a poker player. The former bracelet winner epitomized what it means to be a grinder.

However, what was really impressive last week was the fact that Laplante had cashed the nine tournaments in a row.

Click here to read more about the performance of the week


Berkey Dusted After Running Into Porbandarwala'a Aces

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 17,000-34,000, 3,400 ante
Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

Action folded around to Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey who raised all in for 560,234 from the hijack and Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala called from the big blind.

Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Berkey was in rough shape after Porbandarwala woke up with aces and the {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} runout ended Berkeys's tournament in 56th place for $4,645.31.

Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala us 1,581,395
Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey us Busted

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