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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

EVENT UPDATES

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Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:57 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 21 hours ago)
Ramos Doubles Through Negreanu

Blinds: 1,400/2,800/280

After Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu raised to 5,600 from the button, Jose "Aiden13" Ramos three-bet shoved from his big blind and was called by Negreanu.

Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu:   
Jose "Aiden13" Ramos:   

Ramos was well ahead preflop, and the flop of     only improved his hand to a near virtual lock. The   turn and   runout secured the double up for Ramos and he took a good chunk out of "Kid Poker."

Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu230,470-38,900
Jose "Aiden13" Ramos101,884-13,807
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:54 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 14 Big Stacks
Matt "RubberFist" Stout300,853235,483
Charlie "Badrabbit" Dawson282,846222,846
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu269,370104,957
Josh "GN_150" Reichard248,059198,961
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai223,19846,466
James "Meatsweats" Carroll217,737167,887
Zachary "Ivanapouponu" Mullennix217,649120,695
Richard "unclebets" Bai205,98755,764
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck198,02181,660
Sam "Bickdutt69" Cosby194,520134,520
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:49 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 21 hours ago)
Andrew "Amoney1313" Lauer Says Goodbye
Andrew "Amoney1313" Lauer00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:45 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 21 hours ago)
Pupillo, Hawkins, & Varnell Among Recent Slew of Eliminations
Marshall "MustFoist" White0-60,000
Aaron "UMakeMeLimp" Gamino0-60,000
Shane "HitMachine" Thorne0-60,000
John "JohnnyChi" Nowak0-60,000
Hamid "Hizadi1967" Izadi0-48,029
Andrew "Amoney1313" Lauer0-60,000
Rodney "Rodneys" Spriggs0-60,000
Bryant "bmill44" Miller0-60,000
Erik "IamAwful" Gorman0-60,000
Philip "tsziz" Shing0-60,000
Todd "BadCallBro" Mercer0-92,822
Justin "toaaster" Carey0-60,000
Matias "mondango" Scaffo0-60,000
Stephen "SteveSpuell" Buell0-54,153
Richard "raiserrick1" Troendly0-79,982
Bradley "Fishinson" Hinson0-65,055
Maurice "BUPPIE" Hawkins0-60,000
Alexander "Shadowfiend1" Condon0-60,000
David "TKMiles" Tuthill0-60,000
Nathanael "Proofs" Kogel0-43,595
Craig "Imgrinding" Varnell0-50,189
Steven "kingsteve15" Sanzaro0-60,000
Steven "Blackcat555" McCartney0-60,000
Nick "DuckFlush" Pupillo0-60,000
Ronnie "TseSays1" Tate0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:31 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 21 hours ago)
Right Call, Wrong Flop

Blinds: 1,000/2,000/200

After preflop action folded to Nick "Nickvee07" Verderamo, who had both blinds easily covered, he shoved from the button. Dustin "TexasOil777" Schoonover called off from the small blind and the big blind folded.

Nick "Nickvee07" Verderamo:   
Dustin "TexasOil777" Schoonover:   

After the cards were revealed it looked like a sure double up for Schoonover until     flop. The   turn and   river were no help and Schoonover was eliminated.

Nick "Nickvee07" Verderamo156,79396,793
Dustin "TexasOil777" Schoonover0-60,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:27 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 21 hours ago)
2019/20 WSOP Circuit Leaderboard Top 50 Points Final Standings
PlaceNamePointsRingsCashesEarnings
1Brett Apter357.5 pts127$198,220
2Maurice Hawkins345 pts124$179,618
3John Gallaher340 pts217$212,935
4Andrew Kelsall332.5 pts230$214,326
5Hamid Izadi285 pts125$106,348
6Rodney Spriggs272.5 pts127$72,677
7Eric Salazar262.5 pts216$159,294
8Steve Foutty262.5 pts314$49,217
9Cory Bogert260 pts413$110,187
10Jasthi Kumar260 pts213$80,849
11Blake Whittington257.5 pts121$89,244
12Nicholas Pupillo245 pts111$157,032
13Michael Lech245 pts119$108,548
14David Prociak235 pts116$113,393
15Vincent Moscati232.5 pts016$198,835
16Brian Altman230 pts119$135,415
17Jorden Helstern230 pts113$116,266
18Robert Keeling230 pts215$73,861
19Quinterol Mallette225 pts023$70,156
20Melisa Singh225 pts215$64,849
21Jason Tang225 pts118$33,932
22Brett Reichard222.5 pts27$69,242
23Tyler Phillips220 pts117$210,709
24Benjamin Thomas220 pts014$105,855
25Sam Cosby217.5 pts213$114,145
26Christopher Underwood217.5 pts022$44,803
27Nicholas Verderamo215 pts37$91,151
28Carlos Loving210 pts121$133,579
29Arkadiy Tsinis207.5 pts127$86,674
30Steven Sanzaro207.5 pts022$28,974
31Michael Moncek205 pts212$67,904
32Marshall White202.5 pts016$123,402
33Anthony Bogard200 pts023$43,003
34Brad Albrinck197.5 pts012$132,447
35Eric Ethans197.5 pts114$52,689
36Alan Percal195 pts116$69,351
37Mack Ham195 pts015$54,773
38Mike Shin192.5 pts015$51,593
39Jed Hoffman190 pts119$47,630
40Stephen Buell187.5 pts114$62,705
41John Nowak187.5 pts031$52,375
42James Pupillo185 pts013$123,609
43Patrick Lacey185 pts18$72,426
44Roland Israelashvili185 pts033$39,232
45Michael Rossitto182.5 pts015$122,258
46Daniel Lowery182.5 pts017$46,935
47Matthew Koch182.5 pts210$41,098
48Bryan Piccioli180 pts19$132,303
49Scott Stewart180 pts010$103,854
50Carlos Guerrero180 pts020$55,900
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:14 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
McDaniel Down, Varnell Up

Blinds: 1,000/2,000/200

First to act, Brian "HOOKERSnPLO" McDaniel moved all in. Craig "Imgrinding" Varnell then moved all in behind and the remaining players folded.

Craig "imgrinding" Varnell:   
Brian 'HOOKERSnPLO" McDaniel:   

Unfortunately, McDaniel got it in trailing Varnell and the       runout didn't improve his hand,

Craig "Imgrinding" Varnell50,189-9,811
Brian "HOOKERSnPLO" McDaniel0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:03 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Say Goodbye to...
Melisa "MellieScoops" Singh0-60,000
Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke0-49,166
Anthony "TeXaSRoKsTaR" Bogard0-60,000
Ian "Apokerjoker2" Steinman0-26,493
Ravi "sharkdue" Raghavan0-60,000
Patrick "Deezer" Lacey0-60,000
James "ReadyMadeMan" Duke0-60,000
Quinterol "MightyQuin" Mallette0-60,000
Christopher "Crushnu" Underwood0-60,000
Matthew "MattKoch1000" Koch0-60,000
Jed "jchak" Hoffman0-60,000
James "PRPirate420" Vales0-60,000
Kyle "Iwant2win" Marlborough0-75,701
Alan "MossadShark" Sternberg0-110,878
Jasthi "vkjasthi" Kumar0-74,775
Michael "BeeseChurger" Pearson0-77,997
Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:00 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Aces Anyone?

Blinds: 800/1600/160

After an initial early position raise from Richard "unclebets" Bai, and then a three-bet from Brad "bd3303" Albrink, a preflop raising war resulted in both players being all in with Albrinck at risk.

It was a pretty low risk once the cards were revealed and the board ran out      .

Richard "unclebets" Bai:   
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck:   

Chop it up!

Richard "unclebets" Bai150,223-9,965
Brad "bd3303" Albrinck116,36156,361
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:54 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Player Profile: Bryan "PellePelle" Piccioli

Bryan Piccioli

Bryan Piccioli

Method of Qualification: At-Large Points (48th)

Piccioli barely squeaked into the top 50 points earners this season, and given a record that includes $4.5 million in tournament cashes and former world No. 1 status online, that won't be welcome news to the other qualifiers.

"Pellepelle" has done most of his damage in the higher buy-in events on the Circuit this year, cashing in five Main Events from November through February. Two were final-table finishes, with ninth place in Thunder Valley followed by a runner-up finish in Horseshoe Tunica a week later, worth $89K.

When it was time to put away the live reads and dust off the mouse for online play, Piccioli pocketed his first Circuit ring in Event #1: $200 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout during the February festival.

Piccioli also has a bracelet from a large-field event at WSOP Asia-Pacific back in 2013.

However, when it comes to WSOP success, he's undoubtedly best known for two Main Event runs. In 2017, Piccioli made the final table of the WSOP Main Event. There, he had a tough go of it on Day 9 and wound up with a sixth-place finish worth $1,675,000.

More recently, under the moniker "smbdySUCKme," he took a chip lead into the final day of the record-breaking GGPoker Main Event. With just 37 opponents left out of a field of 5,802, Piccioli had to stomach a 23rd-place finish as his solid stack melted away in rough back-to-back hands — first losing top two pair to a runner flush then having a standard button shove run into a bigger hand.

Jaunt to Mexico over, it's time for Piccioli to get back to work stateside, and his penchant for getting his best results in the biggest events seems tailor-made for the GCC.

COPAG USA
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:42 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Reichard Takes Out Moncek

Blinds: 600/1200/100

After action folded to Michael "Hookem87" Moncek on the button and he shoved his last 15,896, which was called by Josh "GN_150" Reichard in the big blind.

Michael "Hookem87" Moncek:   
Josh "GN_150" Reichard:   

The board ran out      , which ended Moncek's tournament and gave Reichard, who had recently doubled up, even more chips.

Josh "GN_150" Reichard49,09827,702
Michael "Hookem87" Moncek0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:32 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Level 10 Big Stacks
Brett "Metanemesis" Apter185,64113,045
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai176,7328,263
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu164,41342,775
Richard "unclebets" Bai160,188-7,150
Brian "JackBogle" Altman149,45471,415
Isaac "venom22" Kempton144,56084,560
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels144,36932,120
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski143,56598,305
Brett "Riverpig" Reichard143,512100,521
David "TheClubber" Larson141,785-19,285
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:30 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Two All-ins, One Double-up

Blinds: 500/100/100

This level saw the following two hands where short-stacked players survived to play another hand.

In the first, Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman raised to 6,250, Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai shoved all in, and Steinman called off. After both hands were revealed it was obvious a chopped pot was coming unless one of the players made a flush, which didn't happen on the       runout.

Ian "APokerJoke2" Steinman:   
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai:   

In the second hand, Josh "GN_150" Reichard shoved his last 10,598 from under the gun, and when action folded around to fellow Wisconsinite Richard "unclebets" Bai in the big blind, he made the call.

Josh "GN_150" Reichard:   
Richard "unclebets" Bai:   

Reichard would need a favorable runout to stay alive, which he got after it came down      .

Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai168,46960,059
Richard "unclebets" Bai167,33861,984
Ian "Apokerjoker2" Steinman26,493-33,507
Josh "GN_150" Reichard21,396-38,604
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:20 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
Recent Eliminations
Billy "EastSideBull" Cashwell0-60,000
Scott "Scottytempe" Cunningham0-60,000
Carlos "chriloboys" Guerrero0-60,000
Jaime "uosdwiSj3woH" Haletky0-60,000
Daniel "PeterPender1" Lowery0-60,000
BJ "MookieBetts" McBrayer0-60,000
Benjamin "Caniacs" Thomas0-60,000
Jeff "EL_JEFFE" Trudeau Jr.0-60,000
Arian "4632647" Stolt0-60,000
Robert "robbybobby" Keeling0-53,950
Cory "Xazel303" Bogert0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:18 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 22 hours ago)
A Round of Level 9 Chip Counts
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu121,63824,920
Shawn "Saygoodnight" Daniels112,24952,249
Alan "MossadShark" Sternberg110,87850,878
Adam "nonce" Owen105,99545,995
Zachary "Ivanapouponu" Mullennix96,95436,954
Anthony "Heheh" Zinno91,82418,816
Mike "mouth123" Matusow89,63229,632
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett86,29326,293
Jason "VooDooDuDu" Tang85,87925,879
Andrew "RandyLerch" Kelsall82,82522,825
Darren "AvocadoToast" Rabinowitz82,21722,217
Kyle "Iwant2win" Marlborough75,701-49,922
Hollis "OSTATEDCHI" Holcomb75,59615,596
Mike "mkspresident" Shin74,62114,621
Matt "RubberFist" Stout65,370-3,330
Jerod "Whiskeydeck" Smith60,03232
James "Meatsweats" Carroll49,850-10,150
Hamid "Hizadi1967" Izadi48,029-11,971
Bryan "PellePelle" Piccioli37,294-33,995
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:08 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 23 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Battle on the Boardwalk

Dominik Nitsche

In 2014, the National Championship moved once again to Bally's Casino Atlantic City and the final table was held outdoors on the famed Boardwalk.

For the first time ever, a player who paid $10,000 to enter the tournament came out on top as German pro Dominik Nitsche beat a 126-player field to win a $352,800 first-place prize and what was his second gold bracelet.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Dominik NitscheGermany$352,800
2Athanasios PolychronopoulosUSA$218,056
3Matthew AshtonUK$157,399
4Christopher BibbUSA$115,655
5Tracy DossUSA$86,461
6Andrew RobinsonUSA$65,734
7Ylon SchwartzUSA$50,816
8Jeffrey GunnipUSA$39,917
9Sean LippelUSA$31,865
Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:53 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 23 hours ago)
Robinson Bets It All

Blinds: 800/400/80

After an early-position limp, Matt "RubberFist" Stout raised to 1,800 from the cutoff, only to be three-bet to 6,400 from Andrew "Watsonburger" Robinson on the button.

Stout then responded with a four-bet to 17,400, which was met with a five-bet shove for 85,574 from Robinson. That was enough to get Stout to fold.

Andrew "WatsonBurger" Robinson103,81443,814
Matt "RubberFist" Stout68,7008,700
Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:43 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 23 hours ago)
Player Profile: Ian "Apokerjoker2" Steinman

Ian Steinman

Ian Steinman

Method of Qualification: WSOP.com Circuit Series Finale Casino Champion

If killing it on WSOP.com of late is a predictor for GCC success, there's probably no better player to look out for than Ian "ApokerJoker2" Steinman.

In early June, Steinman topped the WSOP.com Circuit Series Finale points leaderboard to punch his GCC ticket. The four-time ring winner had two final-table finishes and four other cashes for about $18K total to run his Circuit earnings to close to $200,000 lifetime.

He did even better a month later when the bracelet events began. In 31 events, he piled up a marvelous 15 cashes. And they weren't a bunch of min-cashes, either. In addition to two early top-six finishes that earned him $55K, Steinman snagged his first bracelet and $110K in Event #27: $400 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout. That magnificent performance earned him PokerNews' Performance of the Week honors and, more importantly, $18,000 for topping the series leaderboard.

So, he's essentially been the player of the series for back-to-back festivals on WSOP.com, in events that were loaded with regs who had nothing else to play. Safe to say a beastly run like that is far from a joke and marks Steinman as one to watch come Sunday.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:35 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 23 hours ago)
WSOP 50th Anniversary Series Results Thus Far...

The WSOP 50th Anniversary Series on WSOP.com started on September 8 and runs through September 27 with over $3 million in guarantees and features a $505,050 guaranteed Main Event.

Check out the full schedule below. Included in this series is a daily $15,000 WSOP 50th Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack at 2 pm.

Click here for more details.

DateEventBuy-InPlayersRebuysAdd-OnsPrize PoolWinnerPrize
9/820Event #1: $50,000 Totally Tubular Tuesday NLH [R&A]$50431808210$65,929.50Alex "JinYang" Butcher$16,152.72
9/8/20Event #2: $125,000 NLH High Roller$1,0008545 $125,000"megolaman1ac"$27,875
9/8/20Event #3: $15,000 Limit Hold'em$2156115 $15,200Chad "clayne" Layne$3,693.60
9/9/20Event #4: $30,000 NLH 30 for 30$30389660242$35,244.30Yong Keun "LuckySpeWy1" Kwon$8,811.07
9/9/20Event #5: $20,000 NLH Freezeout$50470  $21,620erikbachman$5,296.90
9/10/20Event #7: $30,000 NLH Groovy Freezeout$100380  $34,960Tyler "TIPnTimeBOMB" Sumrall$8,740
9/11/20Event #8: $20,000 NLH Deepstack [R&A]$20485688330$27,805.50jmzit2u$6,812.34
9/11/20Event #9: $50,000 NLH Anniversary Special$250161102 $61,279Ben "chaipoker" Abrahams$12,488.66
9/12/20Event #10: $25,000 NLH Monster Stack$50347358229$42,497Ryan "WHOSYOURDODD" Dodd$7,266.98
9/12/20Event #11: $50,000 NLH Old School 8-Max$500114  $53,238deposit$11,526.02
9/12/20Event #12: $40,000 NLH$100321210 $48,852AvidSmores$8,354
Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:19 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 23 hours ago)
A Couple More Bow Out
Kami "Loco4coco" Hudson0-60,000
James "nattychamp23" Pupillo0-60,000
Jostens Fan Collection