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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 2:19 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 24 hours ago)
"Destroyer655" Gets Destroyed on the River

Blinds: 250/500/50

After a middle-position raise to 1,000, Shiva "Destroyer655" Dudani called from the cutoff. Brett "Metanemesis" Apter then three-bet to 4,100 from the button and only Dudani made the call.

On the     flop, Dudani checked, Apter bet 2,575, Dudani check-raised to 8,800, and Apter called.

Dudani then bet 8,990 on the   turn and was again called by Apter. Dudani shoved all in for 23,125 on the   river and called by Apter only to see that his flopped set and turned full house had been rivered by a bigger full house.

Brett "Metanemsis" Apter:   
Shiva "Destroyer655" Dudani:   

Brett "Metanemesis" Apter172,59653,402
Shiva "Destroyer655" Dudani0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:16 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 24 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Down to the Big Easy

Jonathan Hilton

For the 2012-13 Season, the WSOPC was sponsored by Southern Comfort 100 and the National Championship was moved back to its May timeslot. In addition, it was moved to Harrah's New Orleans to coincide with the final stop of the WSOPC season.

The field dropped to 127 runners and saw Jonathan Hilton, who was an at-large qualifier, beat Max Steinberg in heads-up play to win the bracelet and accompanying $355,599 first-place prize.

1Jonathan HiltonUSA$355,599
2Max SteinbergUSA$219,799
3Robert "Uncle Krunk" PanitchUSA$156,743
4Brock ParkerUSA$114,008
5John BowmanUSA$84,544
6Joe TehanUSA$63,894
7Nicolas Vaca-RondonUSA$49,187
8Jeremy AusmusUSA$38,570
9Austin ApicellaUSA$30,785
Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:04 PM Local Time (about 8 days and 24 hours ago)
Level 6 Big Stacks
David "TheClubber" Larson161,070365
Kyle "Iwant2win" Marlborough125,62322,246
Brett "Metanemesis" Apter119,19459,194
Jose "Aiden13" Ramos115,69144,256
Michael "miw210x" Wang111,82039,155
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai108,41048,410
Richard "unclebets" Bai105,35445,354
Scott "shaderade" Stewart97,62037,620
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu96,71823,290
Todd "BadCallBro" Mercer92,82219,833
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:56 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
Prize Pool and Payout Information

Late registration has come to a close in the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship with 130 players, which means a $1,070,000 prize pool is reserved for the top 20 finishers. A min-cash is worth $16,262, while the eventual winner will walk away with a $275,632 top prize and the gold bracelet.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:56 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
A Little Blind Versus Blind Action

With action folded around to Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski, he completed the small blind and then called a raised to 1,200 from Bryan "PellePelle" Piccioli in the big blind.

Donarski checked-called a bet on the     flop, and after both players checked the   turn, Donarski bet 1,200 on the   river, which got a fold from Piccioli, who took a slight hit to his chip stack.

Bryan "PellePelle" Piccioli71,28911,289
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski45,2607,425
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Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:52 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
Player Profile: Adam "nonce" Owen

Adam Owen

Adam Owen

Method of Qualification: Harvey's Lake Tahoe Casino Champion

While the other players on this list all hail from the US, Owen is the lone non-American represented here. Unfortunately, that may be a theme at this particular event as travel restrictions seem likely to prevent some foreigners from competing in the event — at least one qualifier told PokerNews he won't be able to make it across the pond.

Luckily for Owen, he spends a fair amount of time in the US, and when he isn't stateside, he's often in Mexico grinding online, a location from which it's a bit easier to make it to Sin City.

The British pro is known for his versatility during the summer, which has resulted in being drafted the last few years in the $25K fantasy league.

However, he's got some no-limit chops as well, as he showed with his two Circuit rings, which came back-to-back years at Harveys Lake Tahoe in the multi-flight event. The second of those was in 2019 and led to his crowning as Casino Champion — Owen had four other cashes including a second, a sixth and a ninth.

He's also been getting plenty of hold'em reps in online this summer at both PokerStars and GGPoker, with much of it streamed on his Twitch channel. Fans won't be able to follow any GCC run on there, though, as he told PokerNews he typically sticks to broadcasting smaller-stakes stuff.

Like Altman, Owen isn't afraid to run a massive bluff, so don't be surprised to see him in big pots early and often.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:43 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
Larson Claims Early Lead with Double Elimination

David "TheClubber" Larson is the early chip leader after scoring a big double elimination.

We missed the hand unfold, but we learned after the fact that four players saw a     flop when Larson checked the big blind holding the   . After some action in between, Larson check raised and both Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili and Thomas "tamacron" Alcorn called while Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder got out of the way.

On the   turn, Larson jammed and both Israelashvili and Alcorn called off.

Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili:   
Thomas "tamacron" Alcorn:   
David "TheClubber" Larson:   

Israelashvili was ahead with a set but both Alcorn and Larson had up-and-down straight and heart flush draws.

The   on the river have Larson the better flush, and just like that Israelashvili and Alcorn hit the rail following David "Twizzlersyum" Prociak, the tournament's first casualty, out the door.

David "TheClubber" Larson160,705455
Thomas "tamacron" Alcorn00
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili00
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:34 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
Two Pair vs Two Pair

About halfway through level 400/200/40 action was picked up on the flop of     in a headsup pot between Richard "raiserrick1" Troendly and Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski and 4,305 already in the pot.

Donarski, first to act, checked then called the 4,900 bet from Troendly. After both players checked the   turn Donarski bet 4,900 on the   river which was called by Troendly. Both players tabled their hands and Troendly scooped the pot with the better two pair.

Richard "raiserrickj1" Troendly:   
Kenneth "Kdonarski" Donarski:   

Richard "raiserrick1" Troendly79,98219,982
Kenneth "kdonarski" Donarski37,835-22,165
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:31 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
Updated Chip Counts from Table 3
David "TheClubber" Larson160,250100,250
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder69,5919,591
Tyler "ilosestackz" Phillips64,7154,715
Guillermo "YungGuav" Vargas60,175175
Stephen "SteveSpuell" Buell54,153-5,847
Robert "robbybobby" Keeling53,950-6,050
Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech44,000-16,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:19 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Israelashvili, Prociak & Alcorn First to Fall
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili0-60,000
David "Twizzlersyum" Prociak0-60,000
Thomas "tamacron" Alcorn0-60,000
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:15 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Player's Appreciation
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:14 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Zinno Takes One From Liedtke

With blinds at 200/400/40, action folded to Anthony "heheh" Zinno and he raised it to 600. Mark "NostraDonkus" Liedtke then three-bet it to 3,113 from his big blind and Zinno made the call.

After Liedtke continued for 2,183 on the     flop, Zinno raised to 10,000 straight, which was enough to take down the pot.

Anthony "Heheh" Zinno73,00813,008
Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke49,166-1,248
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:12 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Ryan Eriquezzo Wins for First Time

Ryan Eriquezzo

The following year, the National Championship moved over to the Rio and took place during the WSOP. That year, officials also expanded the field by offering the top 100 players in the WSOP World Rankings, a points race determined on results in open events from the two years previous, the chance to enter if they wanted to pony up the $10,000 buy-in.

That year the tournament drew 157 runners and saw Ryan Eriquezzo, who had qualified by winning the 2012 WSOP Circuit Caesars Atlantic City Main Event, come out on top to win his first bracelet and a $416,051 top prize.

1Ryan EriquezzoUSA$416,051
2Nik StoneUSA$257,119
3Huy NguyenUSA$186,265
4Matt KeikoanUSA$137,485
5Yung HwangUSA$103,322
6David "ODB" BakerUSA$79,002
7Sam SteinUSA$61,434
8Amanada MusumeciUSA$48,576
9Justin GardenhireUSA$39,030
Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:51 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Player Profile: Matt "RubberFist" Stout

Matt Stout

Matt Stout

Method of Qualification: Online Super Circuit Series Casino Champion

If the name "JackBogle" is a common sight among the top finishers in the high-stakes tournaments, just as regularly spotted is "RubberFist." That one belongs to Stout, as long-standing a tournament presence as any dating back to his days as "all_in_at420," the nom de guerre under which he's racked up almost $4 million in cashes.

Already a two-time ring winner coming into this season, Stout absolutely killed it on the virtual felt in 2019-20.

First, he added a third ring to his collection, taking down Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max for $47,330 in a field of 177 in the fall series.

Then, he crushed it even harder in March. He shipped Event #2: $215 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $43,286. After a sixth-place finish in another $1K six-max event, Stout tasted victory again in Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em - BIG $500, banking $63,234. Along with three smaller cashes, that was enough to secure Casino Champion honors and make good on his pre-series prediction to his wife.

Stout continued churning out solid results with eight cashes during the domestic bracelet series, though none saw him run particularly deep.

He'll try to keep things rolling in the GCC, and a big cash would surely soothe the disappointment of being denied what he said was a highly anticipated trip to North Carolina, where the tournament was originally scheduled to run.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:45 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Level 3 Big Stacks
Kyle "Iwant2win" Marlborough103,37743,377
Brian "JackBogle" Altman78,03918,039
Michael "BeeseChurger" Pearson77,99717,997
John "YoungGunz21" Reed76,73616,736
Blake "ShamPainPopn" Whittington75,58515,585
Jasthi "vkjasthi" Kumar74,77514,775
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu73,42813,428
Todd "BadCallBro" Mercer72,98912,989
Michael "miw210x" Wang72,66512,665
Jose "Aiden13" Ramos71,43511,435
Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:43 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Kyle "iWant2Win" Marlborough Wins a Big One

With the levels still at 125/250/25, Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke raised to 750 for the under-the-gun position, Brett "Riverpig" Reichard then three-bet to 2,306 from the button, only to be met by a four-bet to 5,399 from Kyle "Iwant2win" Marlborough from the big blind.

After Liedtke folded, Reichard made the call and both players then checked to the river on a board of       where Marlborough led out for 5,780.

Reichard raised to 11,560, Marlborough quickly four-bet to 11,560, and that sent Reichard into the tank, where most of the timebank was used before his cards were sent to the muck, which sent to huge pot to Marlborough.

Kyle "Iwant2win" Marlborough89,15829,158
Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke50,414-9,586
Brett "Riverpig" Reichard42,991-17,009
Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:39 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
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Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:21 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Massoud "cbkme" Eskandari Chipping Up Early

With the blinds at 125/250/25, there was 2,500 already in the middle of the pot and all three players checked to the turn on a board of     .

Nathanael "Proofs" Kogel bet 1,200, Massoud "cbkme" Eskandari three-bet to 2,400, and Bradley "Fishinson" Hinson folded.

Kogel then four-bet to 7,200 and Massoud made the call.

On the   river, Kogel bet 7,200 but then folded after Massoud raised to 17,400.

Massoud "cbkme" Eskandari79,35519,355
Bradley "Fishinson" Hinson65,0555,055
Nathanael "Proofs" Kogel43,595-16,405
Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:20 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
National/Global Casino Championship History: Sam Barnhart Wins Inaugural Event

Sam Barnhart

In 2011, the WSOPC hosted its first National Championship, which was held at Caesars Palace just prior to that year's WSOP. The tournament was only open to 100 WSOPC qualifiers and offered up a $1,000,000 prize pool.

The inaugural winner was Arkansas' Sam Barnhart, who qualified after winning the WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica for $148,612 three months earlier. Barnhart's heater continued later in the summer when he finished 17th in the WSOP Main Event for a career-high $378,796.

Barnhart relocated to Las Vegas after his remarkable run where he still resides today.

"Mostly cash games and online. Not playing as much," Barnhart recently told PokerNews when asked what he's been up to. "I'm also doing real estate. I will eventually get in commercial 'selling businesses.'"

1Sam BarnhartUSA$300,000
2James AndersonUSA$200,000
3Josh EvansUSA$135,000
4La SengphetUSA$100,000
5Jonathan PocheUSA$75,000
6Charles "Woody" MooreUSA$55,000
7Drazen IlichUSA$42,500
8Adam HuiCanada$35,000
9Matt LawrenceUSA$30,000
10Huy NguyenUSA$27,500
Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:10 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Player Profile: Brian "JackBogle" Altman

Brian Altman

Brian Altman

Method of Qualification: At-Large Points (16th)

Few players have had the success to match Altman on the US-regulated sites. Playing under the moniker "JackBogle," Altman seems to rack up five-figure score after five-figure score as a regular in the higher-stakes tournament events every weekend.

He showed off his prowess in the spring as he stormed out of the gates during the Online Super Circuit in March with a ring win worth $32,781 in Event #3: $215 No-Limit Hold'em Deep Turbo. It was his second piece of WSOP gold after he took down a Circuit Main Event back in 2016.

While that sort of tournament may require more than the usual positive variance to win, Altman followed up shortly after with a fourth-place finish in Event #16: $525 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT for $34,020. He then cashed five more times in the Season Finale series, highlighted by a fourth-place finish for $13K.

Given Altman's overall record of excellence both on the Circuit — he has $284K in cashes there — and on, he has to be considered one of the strongest players in the field come Sunday. Never afraid to play huge pots early, his highly volatile playing style means he'll likely mark himself as one of the final table favorites early by collecting a big stack, or he'll be on his way to whatever second-chance events are available on the client.