2020 GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Events 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $974,700
Players 1026

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 16,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1026
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max
Day 1 Completed

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max ($188,214)

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante
"MacDaddy15" Turns the Flush to Eliminate "Im.Sorry" in 2nd Place
"MacDaddy15" Turns the Flush to Eliminate "Im.Sorry" in 2nd Place

On Thursday night, the 2020 WSOP Online Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max drew 658 runners who rebought 368 times.

The 1,026-entry field resulted in a $974,700 prize pool, and after 10 hours of play, it was 70-year-old Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen coming out on top to win a $188,214 top prize and a WSOP gold bracelet.

While he's got plenty of live experience, the tournament marked his first time ever playing online poker. He navigated a field of young, online crushers to show that even a live player can succeed online.

McMillen, a regular on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), actually came fairly close to winning a bracelet in the past on a couple of occasions. In 2014, he finished 12th in Event #19: $1,500 NLH for $29,709, and a year later placed 10th in the 2015 WSOP Event #6: $1,000 NLH Hyper-Turbo for $14,255.

It was clearly a special moment for McMillen and his friends cheering him on.

2020 WSOP Event #9 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen$188,214
2Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen$116,379
3Wade "WillowG23" Griffith$81,972
4Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman$58,482
5Chris "moodeez" Moody$42,301
6Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman$30,995

After Ray "Raytrg" Vilaman bubbled the tournament in 144th place, the eliminations came at a rapid pace. Among the notables to cash were Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman (141st - $1,656.99), Alan "mossadshark" Sternberg (109th - $1,754.46), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (96th - $1,851.93), Tara "bertperton" Cain (79th - $2,241.81), Yong Keun "LuckySpewy1" Kwon (56th - $2,729.16), Nick "cashUSklay" Schulman (43rd - $3,703.86), Anthony "heheh" Zinno (22nd - $5,360.25), Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng (10th - $10,331.82) and Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian (8th - $17,447.13).

Final Table Action

This was Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman's second final table appearance this series but unfortunately, it was short-lived once again after he lost a flip holding ace-nine suited to McMillen's pair of ducks.

Chris "moodeez" Moody was the next to go after they three-bet jammed holding a suited jack-ten but was dominated by Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen holding king-jack. Moody flopped a broadway draw but the board finished with running fives ending their tournament in fifth place.

The final table eliminations continued in a flurry after Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman got her remaining chips in the middle holding a made hand of tens but ran into the pocket queens of Torgersen ending her night in fourth place.

After Wade "WillowG23" Griffith bowed out in third place – the result of getting it in on the river holding top-pair only to see Torgersen table a flush – the heads-up match was set with Torgersen holding almost a 2:1 chip lead over McMillen.

The Turning Point

Despite the disparity, it proved to be a back-and-forth affair until McMillen won a flip holding pocket tens against Torgersen's ace-queen. There wasn't much of a sweat as a ten appeared in the window giving McMillen a set to win the hand and from there he held a 19:1 chip advantage.

Torgersen Loses Crucial Race
Torgersen Loses Crucial Race

Ron McMillen
Ron McMillen

It only took two short hands after when Torgersen was eliminated in second place after they flopped top-pair holding king-four only to be flushed out on the turn by McMillen's ten-five of diamonds.

Immediately after the victory, McMillen and his friends headed to ARIA to celebrate with a bottle of Dom Pérignon.

Tomorrow's Action

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Friday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the fourth bracelet of the 2020 WSOP!

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Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen Eliminated in 2nd Place (116,379.700)

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen was all in preflop for 1,752,560 and Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen called.

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen: {k-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen: {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

Torgersen was ahead and connected with the {7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop but it also gave McMillen the diamond flush draw.

The sweat didn't last long as the {q-Diamonds} turn completed McMillen's flush and the meaningless {2-Clubs} completed the board on the river eliminating Torgersen in second place.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen US 20,520,000 1,592,560
Im.Sorry Busted

Tags: Ryan TorgersenRon McMillen

McMillen Takes Massive Chip Lead After Doubling Through Torgersen

BrandonTemple • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen limped in on the button, and Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen raised to 675,000 in the big blind. McMillen three-bet to 2,057,000, and Torgersen four-bet shoved for 11,040,280. McMillen didn't hesitate long before calling off his 9,447,720 stack.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

It was a coin flip for nearly all of the chips in play, and McMillen found a dream {5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop, giving them top set and leaving Torgersen looking for running cards to win the bracelet. The {2-Hearts} turn and {6-Spades} river were safe for McMillen, and he took down the massive pot.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen US 18,927,440 8,495,720
Im.Sorry 1,592,560 -8,495,720

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AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante
Aaron Massey playing Wsop.com Event 71 and railing Ladies Event 70
Aaron Massey playing Wsop.com Event 71 and railing Ladies Event 70

This summer, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will hold 85 gold bracelet events online between WSOP.com and GG Poker.

The former client will cater to players in Nevada and New Jersey (players in Delaware are NOT able to participate), while the latter will serve the international base.

WSOP.com will hold 31 events – one each day for the month of July – while the other 54 will take place on GG Poker.

For players either in Nevada or New Jersey (remember, you must be 21+ to participate), or those planning to travel in, PokerNews put together all the information you need to know and also answered some lingering questions, which you can read here.

Download WSOP.com

The first step in getting set up to play on WSOP.com is to download the client. You can do so for both mobile (Android and iOS) and desktop (Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS X 10.6.8).

To get the correct version of the client, use the links below:

Also, the WSOP.com client can only support playing one table at a time on mobile.

Finally, pot-limit Omaha (PLO) games and tournaments are not compatible on mobile and must be played via a computer.

Break Time

BrandonTemple • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante

The final two players are off on a five-minute break.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen US 10,431,720 2,815,000
Im.Sorry 10,088,280 -2,815,000

Wade "WillowG23" Griffith Eliminated in 3rd Place ($81,972.27)

BrandonTemple • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante

Ryan "Im.sorry" Torgersen limped in on the button, Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen folded in the small blind, and Wade "WillowG23" Griffith, who doubled up "MacDaddy15" a few hands prior, checked their option in the big blind.

Griffith check-called a bet of 160,000 from Torgersen on the {7-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop, and the {j-Clubs} fell on the turn. Griffith checked again, and Torgersen bet 225,000. Griffith called.

Griffith checked for a third time on the {5-Clubs} river, and Torgersen jammed. Griffith called off their last 1,614,568 with {k-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a pair of kings, but Torgersen rivered them with the {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for a flush. Torgersen takes a nearly 3:2 chip lead into heads-up play with McMillen.

Im.Sorry 12,903,280 3,741,568
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen US 7,616,720 2,411,360
WillowG23 Busted

Tags: Wade Griffith

Level:
37
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
16,000

Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman Eliminated in 4th Place ($58,482)

BrandonTemple • Level 36: 60,000-120,000, 12,000 ante

"Im.sorry" raised to 254,000 from the hijack, and Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman three-bet to 806,000 from the cutoff. "Im.sorry" four-bet shoved for 4,489,926, and Ruffman called off her last 4,443,786.

Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
"Im.sorry": {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Ruffman needed to hit a ten to keep her tournament dreams alive, but the {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board left "Im.sorry" wielding roughly half the chips in play.

Im.Sorry 9,161,712 4,659,740
Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman US Busted

Tags: Ruth Ruffman

Chris "moodeez" Moody Eliminated in 5th Place ($42,301.98)

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 60,000-120,000, 12,000 ante

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen opened for 250,000 from the cutoff and then called Chris "moodeez" Moody three-bet jam of 890,486 from the small blind.

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Chris "moodeez" Moody: {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Moody was behind and the {4-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} flop paired Torgersen's king but it also gave Moody a Broadway draw.

Unfortunately for Moody, the board finished with running cards {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} ending their tournament in fifth place.

Im.Sorry 4,501,972 1,472,532
moodeez Busted

Tags: Chris Moody