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2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, September 13, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020 Global Casino Championship 2020

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


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Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:22 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 18 hours ago)
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Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:04 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 18 hours ago)
Tyler "ilosestackz" Phillips Penultimate Bubble; One More to Go

The elimination of Tyler "ilosestackz" Phillips in 22nd place means just one more player needs to leave empty-handed before the money is made. Hand-for-hand play is in effect here in Level 20 (5,000/10,000/1,000).

Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:56 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 18 hours ago)
A Round of Chip Counts
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck1,080,931118,600
Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui729,194-36,000
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski646,68010,790
Michael "miw210x" Wang646,269317,399
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett637,221-6,400
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco438,018-2,400
Matt "RubberFist" Stout388,116-800
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu384,463-88,200
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels351,661-18,112
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang341,661-612
Brian "JackBogle" Altman285,704-106,825
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall274,238191,413
Eric "powwow" Ethans255,762-4,000
Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson255,298-31,400
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby220,780-31,200
David "TheClubber" Larson199,980-70,000
Adam "nonce" Owen143,813-19,200
Mike "mouth123" Matusow111,428-20,800
Richard "unclebets" Bai65,957-140,030
Christopher "SSNinjaCA318" Audrain53,720-15,200
Tyler "ilosestackz" Phillips42,9861,600
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:52 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Sean Yu's Heater

Sean Yu

In 2017, well-known West Coast poker pro Sean Yu navigated a 124-player field to win the Global Casino Championship at Harrah's Cherokee for $296,341. He has qualified nearly a year before after defeating Eli Elezra heads up in the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event.

The heater continued for Yu as the next month he won a $1,100 Main Event at Commerce for $209,030 and then a week later won a WSOPC gold ring at Thunder Valley Casino.

1Sean YuSouth Korea$296,941
2Alexander LakhovRussia$183,527
3Josh ReichardUSA$130,498
4Jesse CohenUSA$94,459
5Jason MercierUSA$69,624
6Dylan LindeUSA$52,724
7Will BerryUSA$39,993
8Nikhil GeraUSA$31,189
9Charlie NguyenUSA$24,804
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:51 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 19 Big Stacks
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck962,331634,028
Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui765,19427,274
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett643,621152,856
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu472,663-40,800
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco440,41859,400
Brian "JackBogle" Altman392,529-8,000
Matt "RubberFist" Stout388,91680,383
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang342,273141,625
Michael "miw210x" Wang328,87010,400
Jostens Fan Collection
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:44 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Game Over for Percal

Blinds: 4,000/8,000/800

After action folded around to Alan "soccermom90" Percal in the small blind, he shoved and was called by Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang in the big blind.

Alan "soccermom90" Percal:   
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang:   

Percal was ahead preflop but unfortunately, his hand didn't hold as Tang turned a straight on the       runout and eliminated Percal from the tourney short of the money.

Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang200,648114,769
Alan "soccermom90" Percal00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:43 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
A Round of Chip Counts
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu513,463142,017
Brian "JackBogle" Altman400,529181,744
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco381,018321,018
Eric "powwow" Ethans259,762199,762
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby251,9806,300
Scott "stpauli111" Hall249,708189,708
Adam "nonce" Owen163,01357,018
Mike "mouth123" Matusow132,22842,596
Christopher "SSNinjaCA318" Audrain68,9208,920
Tyler "ilosestackz" Phillips41,386-23,329
Brett "Riverpig" Reichard0-143,512
Scott "shaderade" Stewart0-97,620
Josh "GN_150" Reichard0-248,059
Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar0-58,343
Soheb "TommyConway6" Porbandarwala0-60,000
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai0-223,198
Alan "soccermom90" Percal0-60,000
Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech0-44,000
Jesse "puntking16" Jones0-263,811
Isaac "venom22" Kempton0-144,560
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:32 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Salazar Chops to Stay Alive

Eric Salazar

Blinds: 3,000/6,000/600

Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson raised the button to 30,000 and called when Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar moved all in from the big blind.

Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar:   
Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson:   

The runout of       put two pair on the board and resulted in a chop pot for the two players who shared an ace kicker.

Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson286,698-35,218
Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar58,343-26,050
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:30 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
PokerNews Podcast Special Edition: Remembering WSOP Bracelet Winner Mike Sexton

In a special edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jeff Platt pay tribute to Mike Sexton, whose recent passing after a cancer battle left the entire poker world in mourning.

Not only do they share their own personal experiences and favorite stories, but they also talk with those close to Sexton including Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, Maria Ho, Tony Dunst, Adam Pliska, Vince Van Patten, Nolan Dalla, Remko Rinkema, Antonio Esfandiari, and even his own brother, Jeff Sexton.

Tears are shed, laughs are had, and memories relived in this tribute to a poker legend, a consummate gentleman, and the greatest ambassador the game has ever seen.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:21 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 18 Big Stacks
Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui737,920432,554
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski635,890278,800
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett490,765404,472
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu371,4463,401
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels369,773-59,856
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck328,303130,282
Michael "miw210x" Wang318,470206,650
Matt "RubberFist" Stout308,53330,800
Guillermo "YungGuav" Vargas275,29921,354
David "TheClubber" Larson269,98041,421
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:20 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Donarski Takes Ham's Remaining Chips

Blinds: 2,500/5,000/500

Mack "MackGa" Ham moved all in for his last 64,064 and Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski called from the button. The blinds got out of the way and Ham discovered the bad news.

Mack "MackGa" Ham:   
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski:   

After the board ran out       Donarski was pushed the pot and Ham hit the rail.

Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski357,090213,525
Mack "MackGa" Ham00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:19 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Recent Eliminations
John "JohnERunGood" Gallaher0-60,000
Carlos "FLOP_IT_HOT" Loving0-60,000
Jerod "Whiskeydeck" Smith0-60,032
Mack "MackGa" Ham0-60,000
Paul "Cushty" Richardson0-60,000
James "Meatsweats" Carroll0-270,458
Blake "ShamPainPopn" Whittington0-75,585
Nick "Nickvee07" Verderamo0-156,793
Juventino "Agasajo" Cantu0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:12 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Ushering in the Global Casino Championship

Said El-Yousfi

In 2016, there was a rebranding of sorts as the National Championship, which had previously considered only US-based stops, became the Global Casino Championship after the introduction of the international circuit. That meant from players could earn qualifying points worldwide.

The Global Casino Championship was once again held at Harrah's Cherokee and saw France's Said El-Yousfi top a 126-player field to win the tournament for $343,256 and the gold bracelet. El-Yousfi had qualified after being crowned the Casino Champ at Casino de Marrakech in his native Morocco. He, therefore, became the first "Casino Championship" qualifier to win the title.

1Said El-YousfiFrance$343,256
2Yasin AhmadyUSA$212,150
3Josh TurnerUSA$150,851
4Joe KuetherUSA$109,192
5Sean SmallUSA$80,483
6Cody PackUSA$60,427
7Alex RochaUSA$46,231
8Brian GreenUSA$36,054
9Blake WhittingtonUSA$28,673
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:03 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Altman Shoves the River

Blinds: 2,500/5,000/500

Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar raised to 10,000, Brian "JackBogle" Altman re-raised to 26,455, and Salazar made the call.

After both players checked to the turn on a board of     , Salazar bet 21,955 and Altman called.

Salazar then checked the   river and folded when Altman shoved his last 111,465.

Brian "JackBogle" Altman218,78569,331
Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar84,39324,393
Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:02 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Zinno, Helstern, & Mullennix Among Recent Eliminations
Said "Dajuice1" El Harrak0-60,000
John "Macallan25" Riordan0-60,000
Scott "teamroberts" Roberts0-60,000
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder0-69,591
Russell "RDG12" Garrett0-60,000
Vincent "allinvin138" Moscati0-60,000
Champie "KiddChamp" Douglass0-60,000
Anthony "Heheh" Zinno0-91,824
John "YoungGunz21" Reed0-76,736
David "daval_17" Valdez0-60,000
Jorden "mookmook" Helstern0-60,000
Gage "greypoupon" Doyne0-60,000
Steve "Chefalot" Foutty0-60,000
Zachary "Ivanapouponu" Mullennix0-217,649
Jose "Aiden13" Ramos0-101,884
Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:56 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 19 hours ago)
Apter Loses to Siddiqui

Brett Apter

Blinds: 1,700/3,400/340

After a min-raise, Brett "Metanemesis" Apter shoved his last remaining 69,114 and Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui reshoved over the top from the small blind. The original raiser folded and the hands were turned up.

Brett "Metanemesis" Apter:   
Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui":   

The     flop gave Apter the lead, which was short-lived after the case   hit the turn .The   river was no help to Apter and ended his tournament run.

Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui305,36678,060
Brett "Metanemesis" Apter00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:41 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 16 Big Stacks
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels429,629285,260
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu368,045137,575
Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson321,91639,070
Matt "RubberFist" Stout277,733-23,120
James "Meatsweats" Carroll270,45852,721
Jesse "puntking16" Jones263,811-23,373
Guillermo "YungGuav" Vargas253,945193,770
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby245,68051,160
David "TheClubber" Larson228,55986,774
Faisal "desigolfer" Siddiqui227,306167,306
Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:26 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 20 hours ago)
Wach Punts to Jones

Blinds: 1,700/3,400/340

After raising and taking down the blinds and antes in several straight hands, Jesse "PuntKing16" Jones finally got a little pushback, but unfortunately for Dan "FatDan44" Wach it was bad timing.

Jones raised to 6,800 in late position, Wach then three-bet to 30,515 from his big blind, and Jones made the call. Wach continued for 23,460 on the     flop and Jones called.

Wach decided to shove his remaining 87,000 on the   turn and Jones again made the call.

Dan "FatDan" Wach:   
Jesse "PuntKing16":   

Jones had flopped top set, which meant that Wach was drawing dead before the   hit the river.

Jesse "puntking16" Jones287,184227,184
Dan "fatdan44" Wach00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:19 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 20 hours ago)
The Eliminations Keep on Coming
Andrew "WatsonBurger" Robinson0-103,814
Hollis "OSTATEDCHI" Holcomb0-75,596
Arkadiy "WBGTour" Tsinis0-60,000
Boris "full22233" Kasabov0-60,000
Bryan "PellePelle" Piccioli0-37,294
Darren "AvocadoToast" Rabinowitz0-82,217
Mike "mkspresident" Shin0-74,621
Massoud "cbkme" Eskandari0-79,355
Dan "fatdan44" Wach0-60,000
Steve "Blewjobbb" Sarmiento00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:11 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 20 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: The First Female Champ

Loni Harwood

Speaking of winning a second bracelet, Loni Harwood did the same thing in 2015 when the tournament drew 122 players. The fifth annual National Championship moved to Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina for the first time, and Harwood, who bought her way in for $10,000, bested one of the WSOP Circuit's most accomplished players, Alex Masek, in heads-up play to win the title for $341,599.

Fun Fact: Daniel Negreanu made the final table, ultimately finishing in sixth place for $63,647.

1Loni HarwoodUSA$341,599
2Alex MasekUSA$211,133
3Darryll FishUSA$152,402
4Brad St. VincentUSA$111,984
5Vincent MoscatiUSA$83,716
6Daniel NegreanuCanada$63,647
7Paul MattiodaUSA$49,203
8Seth BergerUSA$38,650
9Jonathan AblaUSA$30,854