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2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, September 13, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020

WSOP.com Global Casino Championship 2020

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,070,000
  • Entries: 130
  • Remaining: 1

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Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:27 PM Local Time (about 6 days and 24 hours ago)
AJ "RandyLerch" Kelsall Wins 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship ($275,632)

AJ Kelsall

On Sunday, the 2019/20 World Series of Poker Circuit Season – one that had been interrupted by the pandemic – came to an end with the annual Global Casino Championship, which for the first time was held online at WSOP.com.

Players qualified for the $1 million guaranteed tournament by either winning a WSOPC stop Main Event or finishing as Casino Champ. In addition, any player that won a ring during the season or finished in the top 100 of last year's WSOP Player of the Year race had the option to buy-in directly for $10,000. Seven players opted to do just that meaning the total field stood at 130 players with a $1,070,000 prize pool up for grabs.

After 11 hours of play, three-time ring winner AJ "RandyLerch" Kelsall emerged victorious to capture a $275,632 first-place prize and his first gold bracelet. Kelsall won his first ring back in 2015 and added two more this past season. He qualified for the Global Casino Championship as an at-large points qualifier after finishing fourth on the leaderboard with 332.5 points from 30 cashes totaling $214,326 in winnings.

Prior to the win, Kelsall had just over $1 million in lifetime WSOP-related earnings. His best live score was $124,731 for winning the 2014 Winter Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Bay.

As for the bracelet win, Kelsall called it a "dream come true."

2020 Global Casino Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHow they QualifiedPrize
1AJ "RandyLerch" KelsallAt-Large Qualifier$275,632
2Michael "annie_r_u_ok" TrivettPlanet Hollywood Main Event Champ$170,344
3Brad "bd3303" AlbrinckAt-Large Qualifier$120,161
4Michael "miw210x" WangHorseshoe Baltimore Casino Champ$87,098
5Shawn "Saygoodnight" DanielsWSOP.com Finale Champ$64,735
6Sam "BickDutt69" CosbyAt-Large Qualifier$49,541
7Eric "powwow" EthansAt-Large Qualifier$39,055
8Frank "spaghettiii" MarascoWSOP.com Finale Champ$31,672

With only 20 players getting paid, most players left empty-handed including Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili, Melisa "MellieScoops" Singh, and all-time WSOPC ring winner Maurice "BUPPIE" Hawkins, just to name a few.

Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were David "TheClubber" Larson (20th - $16,264), Scott "stpauli111" Hall (19th - $16,264), Richard "unclebets" Bai (18th - $16,264), Matt "RubberFist" Stout (17th - $16,264), Brian "JackBogle" Altman (16th - $17,869), Chris "SSNinjaCA318" Audrain (15th - $17,869), Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson (14th - $17,869), Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui (13th - $20,330), Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang (12th - $20,330), Ken "kdonarski" Donarski (11th - $22,898), Mike "mouth123" Matusow (10th - $22,898), and final table bubble boy Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (9th - $26,643).

Kelsall began the final table in the middle of the pack and held strong before dispatching Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels in fifth place, the result of ace-king holding against ace-five all in preflop.

With three players remaining, Kelsall was the short stack but before long claimed the lead. He then won a race with pocket fours against ace-jack to send Brad "bd3303" Albrinck to the rail in third place, good for $120,161, and that allowed Kelsall to take a more than 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play against WSOPC Planet Hollywood Main Event champ Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett.

Trivett would soon double into the lead, but just when it looked as if Kelsall was destined for second place, he doubled himself to reclaim the lead. In the final hand of the tournament, Trivett would flop bottom two pair and Kelsall a double gutshot straight draw. The chips got in and Kelsall turned a wheel before fading the river to close it out. Trivett had to settle for a runner-up finish for $170,344 in prize money.

While the new WSOP Circuit season would normally be underway by now, the pandemic has prevented things from starting as usual. As such, details surrounding upcoming WSOPC stops are to be determined.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:07 PM Local Time (about 6 days and 24 hours ago)
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett Eliminated in 2nd Place ($170,344)

Michael Trivett

In an exciting final hand, Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett and Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall got it all in on a flop of    .

Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett:   
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall:   

Trivett flopped two pair but Kelsall had a double gutshot straight draw, which he hit on the   turn. The   river was no help to Trivett and he was eliminated in second place.

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall7,800,0002,215,648
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett0-2,215,648
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:55 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 0 hour ago)
Heads-Up Chip Counts
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall5,584,352-238,104
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett2,215,648-1,366,425
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:46 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 0 hour ago)
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck Eliminated in 3rd Place ($120,161)

Brad Albrinck

Blinds: 40,000/80,000/8,000

In blind-versus-blind preflop action, Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall moved all in from the small blind and Brad "bd3303" Albrinck, who was an At-Large Points Qualifier, called off from the big blind.

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall:   
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck:   

Albrinck hit one of his two overs on the     flop, but unfortunately for him, Kelsall also flopped bottom set. The   turn and   river runout kept Kelsall in the lead and eliminated Albrinck in third place.

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall5,822,4563,200,387
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck0-1,445,858
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:27 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 1 hour ago)
Michael "miw210x" Wang Eliminated in 4th Place ($87,098)

Michael Wang

Blinds: 25,000/50,000/5,000

Michael "mix210x" Wang, who qualified after finishing as the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Champ, moved all in from the button and was called by Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett from his small blind.

Michael "mix210x" Wang":   
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett:   

The board ran out      , which kept Trivett's Ace-nine-high in the lead to eliminate Wang in fourth place for $87,098.

Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett3,582,0731,141,464
Michael "miw210x" Wang0-1,111,464
COPAG USA
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:07 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 1 hour ago)
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels Eliminated in 5th Place ($64,735)

Shawn Daniels

Blinds: 25,000/50,000/5,000

Two-time WSOPC ring winner Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels, who qualified after winning the WSOP.com Season Finale High Roller for $75K, moved all in for around 330,000 under the gun and Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall called out of the small blind.

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall:   
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels:   

Daniels had a kicker problem and it didn't get resolved as the board ran out      

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall2,622,069166,102
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels0-346,102
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:05 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 1 hour ago)
Five-Handed Chip Counts at the Break
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall2,455,9671,830,013
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett2,440,609176,000
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck1,445,858-114,997
Michael "miw210x" Wang1,111,464-302,373
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels346,102-1,543,738
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:04 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 1 hour ago)
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby Eliminated in 6th Place ($49,541)

Sam Cosby

Blinds: 25,000/50,000/5,000

The short-stacked Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby, a former poker reporter, raised all in for 210,772 from the hijack and Brad "bd3303" Albrinck flatted the button. Both blinds folded and Cosby discovered the bad news.

Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby:   
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck:   

Cosby ran into the granddaddy of all hands and was drawing dead after the turn when the board ran out      .

Cosby, who was an at-large points qualifier, took his leave in sixth place for $49,541.

Brad "bd3303" Albrinck1,560,855563,437
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby0-417,086
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:55 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 1 hour ago)
Eric "powwow" Ethans Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,672)

Eric Ethans

Blinds: 20,000/40,000/4,000

After a preflop raise from Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels three players saw a flop of    .

Daniels continued for 100,000, Eric "powwow" Ethans moved all in, and Michael "Annie_r_u_ok" Trivett moved all in behind, which got a fold from Daniels.

Eric "powwow" Ethans:   
Michael "Annie_r_u_ok" Trivett:   

The   turn and   river completed the runout and eliminated Ethans from the tournament.

Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett2,264,6091,280,419
Eric "powwow" Ethans0-1,068,019
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:33 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 2 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Eriquezzo Becomes Two-Time Champ

Ryan Eriquezzo

In 2019, the Global Casino Championship had 129 players take to the felt, and it was a familiar face coming out on top as the 2012 champ Ryan Eriquezzo beat Eric Salazar heads up to win the title for a second time, plus a $279,431 top prize.

"It's very similar, but at the same it's different," said Eriquezzo, who qualified after winning the 2019 WSOPC Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event for $124,397. "My rail in Vegas was huge; everyone was rooting for me. This was a bit different; it felt like I was coming into hostile territory."

As it stands, Eriquezzo is the reigning Global Casino Champion.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ryan EriquezzoUSA$279,431
2Eric SalazarUSA$172,431
3Maurice HawkinsUSA$119,555
4Josh TurnerUSA$84,961
5Paulius VaitiekunasLithuania$62,023
6Adam CedricFrance$46,546
7Jordan PivaBrazil$35,939
8Jarod MinghiniUSA$28,572
9Josh ReichardUSA$23,411
COPAG USA
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:19 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 2 hours ago)
Final Table Counts
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels1,889,840125,688
Michael "miw210x" Wang1,413,837440,100
Eric "powwow" Ethans1,068,0190
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck997,418-343,164
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett984,190-104,105
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall625,954362,177
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby417,086-216,201
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco403,65694,796
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:14 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 2 hours ago)
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu Eliminated on Final Table Bubble in 9th Place ($26,643)

Daniel Negreanu

Blinds: 17,000/34,000/3,400

When action folded around to Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu in the small blind, he shoved his remaining short stack and was called by Eric "powwow" Ethans in the big blind.

Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu:   
Eric "powwow" Ethans:   

Negreanu's hand was dominated preflop and he failed to hit one of the remaining queens in the deck on the       runout, which sent him out of the tournament in ninth place just one spot shy of the final table.

Eric "powwow" Ethans1,068,019834,015
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu0-524,126
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:00 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 2 hours ago)
Mike "mouth123" Matusow Eliminated in 10th Place ($22,898)

Mike Matusow

Blinds: 14,000/28,000/2,800

It was yet another blind-versus-blind showdown, and this time Mike "mike123" Matusow was all in and on the wrong side of things.

After Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels shoved his dominating stack from the small blind, Matusow called off and was the one all in and at risk.

Mike "mike123" Matusow:   
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels:   

Matusow got it in good, but Daniels had two live cards and hit both on the       runout, which sent Matusow out in 10th place and left the remaining players on the final table bubble.

Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels1,764,152328,248
Mike "mouth123" Matusow0-253,124
Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:42 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 2 hours ago)
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski Eliminated in 11th Place ($22,898)

Blinds: 12,000/24,000/1,200

Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski moved all in preflop and was called by Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels.

Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski:   
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels:   

The board ran out      , sending Donarksi out in 11th place.

Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels1,435,904827,560
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski0-499,504
Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:30 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 3 hours ago)
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang Elimimated in 12th Place ($20,330)

Blinds: 12,000/24,000/1200

In blind-versus-blind action, Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall and Jaso0n "VooDooDuDu" Tang got it all in preflop and were off to the races.

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall:   
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang:   

The board ran out      , which gave Kelsall a boat and eiminated Tang from the tournament.

Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall263,777-142,531
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang00
COPAG USA
Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:20 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 3 hours ago)
Former WSOP National/Global Casino Championship Winners
Global Casino Championship
Global Casino Championship
SeasonTournamentEntriesWinnerPrizeRunner-Up
2010–11WSOP Circuit National Championship100Sam Barnhart$300,000James Anderson
2011–12WSOP Circuit National Championship157Ryan Eriquezzo$416,051Nik Stone
2012–13WSOP Circuit National Championship127Jonathan Hilton$355,599Max Steinberg
2013–14WSOP Circuit National Championship126Dominik Nitsche$352,800Athanasios Polychronopoulos
2014–15WSOP Circuit National Championship122Loni Harwood$341,599Alexandru Masek
2015–16WSOP Global Casino Championship126Said El-Yousfi$343,256Yasin Ahmady
2016–17WSOP Global Casino Championship124Sean Yu$296,941Alexander Lakhov
2017–18WSOP Global Casino Championship127Warren Sheaves$282,113Jeremy Meacham
2018–19WSOP Global Casino Championship129Ryan Eriquezzo$279,431Eric Salazar
Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:06 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 3 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck1,340,582259,651
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett1,088,295451,074
Michael "miw210x" Wang973,737327,468
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby633,287412,507
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels608,344256,683
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu524,126139,663
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski499,504-147,176
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang449,973108,312
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall406,308132,070
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco308,860-129,158
Mike "mouth123" Matusow253,124141,696
Eric "powwow" Ethans234,004-21,758
Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson176,498-78,800
Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:51 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 3 hours ago)
First Round of Payouts ($16,264)
Matt "RubberFist" Stout0-512,929
Richard "unclebets" Bai00
Scott "stpauli111" Hall00
David "TheClubber" Larson00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:48 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 3 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Warren Sheaves Wins a Medium Bracele

Warren Sheaves

In 2018, the Global Casino Championship attracted 127 players to Harrah's Cherokee and saw Warren Sheaves take it down for $282,113 and his first bracelet. Sheaves had qualified after finishing in 10th place on that year's points leaderboard.

After his victory, Sheaves told assembled media: "I feel pretty good, but they only invited 120 people or so to this tournament. So, I just kind of feel like this is a medium bracelet, you know? It doesn't really fit my ego."

At the time, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said of the event: "Ten years ago, we only had 12 Circuit stops and they were all in the U.S. We're proud to have grown it to 39 stops in 11 different countries and the Global Casino Championship at Harrah's Cherokee exists to put the best of the best in the same room to see who comes out on top. We'll continue to work hard to make the World Series of Poker the biggest and best poker tournaments to play all around the world."

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Warren SheavesUSA$282,113
2Jeremy MeachamUSA$174,360
3Keven StammenUSA$122,360
4Armin StockerSwitzerland$88,463
5Loni HarwoodUSA$65,067
6Arkadiy TsinisUSA$48,926
7Blake WhittingtonUSA$37,627
8Kurt JewellUSA$29,612
9Stephen BiermanUSA$23,861
Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:36 PM Local Time (about 7 days and 3 hours ago)
Adam "nonce" Owen Goes Out on the Bubble

Adam Owen

Blinds: 6,000/12,000/1,200

In a hand that started out relatively tame an "action flop" saw two players get it all in.

After Matt "RubberFist" Stout limped the button three players saw a flop of    . Adam "nonce" Owen checked the small blind, the big blind checked, and Stout bet 22,200.

Owen then check-shoved, which got a fold from the big blind, but a call from Stout. With that, the cards were revealed.

Adam "nonce" Owen:   
Matt "RubberFist" Stout":   

Owen had flopped a monster draw against Stout's bottom set, but unfortunately, the former didn't get there as bot the turn and river bricked. Owen was eliminated on the money bubble in 21st place.

Matt "RubberFist" Stout512,929124,813
Adam "nonce" Owen0-143,813
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