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WSOP Online 2020 - US & International The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, July 12, 2020 to Sunday, July 12, 2020 Event #12: The BIG 500 No Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $159,563
  • Entries: 1,624
  • Remaining: 1


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Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:06 PM Local Time
Back-to-Back Doubles for Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen

Brad Owen

Upon coming back from the break, Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen had just 882 in his stack. He's got nearly five times that now thanks to back-to-back doubles.

In the first, Owen cracked pocket kings with queen-five offsuit by rivering trip fives.

In the very next hand, "2DaRiverWeGo" raised to 300 from the hijack and Thomas "Yenowine" Yenowine called from the button. Owen then three-bet jammed for 1,914 from the small blind, "2DaRiverWeGo" called, and Yenowine got out of the way.

Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen:   

It was a flip and Owen pulled ahead on the     flop. Neither the   turn nor   river changed a thing and just like that Owen chipped up to 4,228. Still short, but he's spinning.

Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen4,2284,228
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:56 PM Local Time
Early Eliminations
Norman "abnormality" Michalek0
Bryan "Brick20" Rickard0
Roger "rctung30" Tung0
Kanon "Zealot" Dewitt0-12,590
Robin "rob_enyce" Ennis0
Hector "HectorD" Dominguez0
Clifford "Cliffro88" Ellefson0
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:54 PM Local Time
Onikoul's Kings Force a DiCrescento Re-Entry

Donna "dd817" DiCrescento raised to 287 from middle position, and James "Meatsweats" Carroll called in the cutoff. Arkadi "Stupidaxpeh" Onikoul three-bet to 1,248 from the small blind, and both DiCrescento and Carroll called.

Onikoul bet 1,277 on a     flop, and DiCrescento raised to 4,476. After Carroll folded, Onikoul three-bet shoved, and DiCrescento called off her 14,388 stack.

Donna "db817" DiCrescento:   
Arkadi "Stupidaxpeh" Onikoul:   

DiCrescento couldn't spike a spade on the   turn or   river, and she utilized her re-entry option to gain a fresh stack of 20,000 chips.

James "Meatsweats" Carroll65,284
Arkadi "Stupidaxpeh" Onikoul42,414
Donna "dd817" DiCrescento20,000
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:50 PM Local Time
A Look at the 2020 WSOP $100,000 Leaderboard
2020 WSOP Leaderboard
2020 WSOP Leaderboard

Remember, the portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker online events has a $100,000 Leaderboard.

They're running a $100,000 Leaderboard attached to the Online Bracelets that are running every day in July. The leaderboard will pay out the top 50 players. Climb your way to the top to win a share of the $100,000 in cash prize money.

Through the first 11 events, the 2020 WSOP online series has catered to 14,850 entrants and awarded $8,442,050 in prize money.

Here's a look at the rankings as of 7/12/20:

1Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn1613.70
2Allen "Acnyc718" Chang1475.02
3Alan Goehring1,138.48
4Philip "tome" Yeh1,068.25
5Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler1,042.75
6Louis "PokeThese" Lynch1,036.01
7Joon "jykpoker" Kim1,016.34
8Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman972.76
9Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels956.80
10Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb907.89

*The Seniors Event is excluded from the leaderboard

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Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:46 PM Local Time
Jackson Gains Traction With a Double

"gongfermor" raised to 187 from middle position, and was called by "Maypun" on the button and Robert "bjacks" Jackson in the big blind.

Action checked to "Maypun" on a     flop, and they bet 450. Jackson called and "gongfermor" folded.

Jackson checked again on the   turn, and "Maypun" bet 1,125. Jackson check-raised to 4,250, and "Maypun" called.

The   hit the river, and Jackson bet 3,720. "Maypun" shoved for Jackson's last 7,264, and Jackson called. "Maypun" showed    for a missed nut flush draw and a pair of aces, but Jackson held    for a jack-high straight and earned the double.

Robert "bjacks" Jackson31,969
Levi "SASHADOGGY" Espeseth21,105
Jeffrey "Basil_Hayden" Dobrin20,738
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer18,829
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:44 PM Local Time
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Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:38 PM Local Time
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Max "MaxSparrow" Pescatori20,000
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:37 PM Local Time
Scaletta Doesn't "RunGood"

Phil "RunGood33" Scaletta raised to 180 from early position, and "Rentzerpoker" three-bet to 660 from the cutoff. Scaletta called.

Scaletta check-called a bet of 1,440 from "Rentzerpoker" on the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Scaletta checked, and "Rentzerpoker" bet 4,320, more than half of their remaining stack. Scaletta check-raised enough to set "Rentzerpoker" in for their last 3,814, and "Renzterpoker" called.

Phil "RunGood33" Scaletta:   

Scaletta's turned two pair couldn't hold up on the   river, and "Rentzerpoker" doubled up with top two pair.

Michael "RUA11" Michnik56,642
Darryll "Passtheshuga" Fish33,80913,809
Aaron "aaronmermel" Mermelstein19,850-150
Phil "RunGood33" Scaletta4,588
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:30 PM Local Time
"CoffeeMonkey" Receives a Shot of Energy

After "Effbommer1" raised to 120 from early position and Wade "WillowG23" Griffith called next to act, Josh "EmoVeganGuy" Steiner and Sundiata "JataRoi" Devore came along from the lojack and button respectively. Charalampos "CoffeeMonkey" Charalampakis then three-bet all in for 1,265 from the big blind, and only Griffith and Devore called to see the     flop.

Griffith check-called a bet of 1,200 and then action went check-check on both the   turn and   river.

Wade "WillowG23" Griffith:   
Charalampos "CoffeeMonkey" Charalampakis:   
Sundiata "JataRoi" Devore:   

Devore took down the side pot with his pair of eights while Charalampakis more than tripled thanks to the lucky river card.

Charalampos "CoffeeMonkey" Charalampakis4,065
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:29 PM Local Time
Drazyk's Aces Fade the Draw

Konrad "reezy" Drazyk raised to 150 from early position, and "rickeyrick" made the call in middle position.

Drazyk bet 300 on a     flop, and "rickeyrick" raised to 900. Drazyk three-bet to 1,980 and "rickeyrick" called.

Both players checked the   turn, and Drazyk checked again on the   river. "rickeyrick" bet 1,200, and Drazyk called. "rickeyrick" tabled    for a busted nut flush draw, and Drazyk took the pot with his   .

Konrad "reezy" Drazyk24,37024,370
James "ZingZang" Petzing19,613-387
Jeff "mavsusc" Platt19,21019,210
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:23 PM Local Time
Dewitt's Bluff Gets Caught

Kanon "Zealot" Dewitt limped in from early position, and "Chi3fZ3ro" raised to 180 in the big blind. Dewitt called.

"Chi3fZ3ro" bet 135 on the     flop, and Dewitt called.

The   fell on the turn, and "Chi3fZ3ro" bet 495. Dewitt raised to 2,145, and "Chi3fZ3ro" called.

"Chi3fZ3ro" checked the   river to Dewitt, who bet 4,950. "Chi3fZ3ro" called, and Dewitt showed    for a busted combo draw. "Chi3fZ3ro" showed    for a pair of queens, and they took down the pot.

Kanon "Zealot" Dewitt12,590
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:23 PM Local Time
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Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:14 PM Local Time
Dynes Sets Up Eskandar

Jake "MoZZZZy" Dynes raised to 150 from early position, and was called by Marvin "mkarlins" Karlins in the cutoff, Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar on the button, and "Samsonite017" in the small blind.

"Samsonite017" checked the     flop to Dynes, who bet 225. Karlins called, and Eskandar raised to 887. "Samsonite017" folded, Dynes called and Karlins folded.

Both players checked the   turn, and Dynes bet 2,649 on the   river. Eskandar called, but mucked after Dynes tabled    for a set of eights.

Jake "MoZZZZy" Dynes24,111
Marvin "mkarlins" Karlins19,850-150
Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar18,048
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:11 PM Local Time
David “Twizzlers” Prociak Looking for Back-to-Back Final Tables

David Prociak

When you talk about grinders, one name that constantly pops up is Florida's David Prociak, who is playing in today's tournament under the screen name "Twizzlers." He is looking to make back-to-back final tables after finishing in fourth place last night for $41,472 in Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed.

He has more than $1.2 million in lifetime earnings dating back to 2015, including a career-best $330,912 for finishing runner-up in the 2015 Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open $3,500 Main Event. The following year, he took down the 2016 WSOP Event #60: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament for $156,546.

Toss in a couple of WSOPC gold ring wins, including victory in the WSOPC Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event #7: $1,125 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed earlier this year for $51,400, and Prociak is clearly a forced to be reckoned with.

Prociak, who learned to play the game by watching it on TV, rented an AirBnB in order to grind the online series and was kind enough to send us a photo of him in action.

You can follow him on Twitter @DavidProciakPok.

David “Twizzlers” Prociak20,224
Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:00 PM Local Time
Big Names in the Big 500
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst20,00020,000
Steve "gborooo" Gross20,00020,000
James "ZingZang" Petzing20,00020,000
Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess20,00020,000
Michael "itwasthator0" Gagliano20,00020,000
Eric "CircleBall" Baldwin20,00020,000
Marvin "mkarlins" Karlins20,000
Aaron "SagevSal" Henderson20,00020,000
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen20,00020,000
Matt "Nitr0" Affleck20,00020,000
David "Twizzlers" Prociak20,00020,000
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu20,00020,000
Ryan "protential" Laplante20,00020,000
Aaron "aaronmermel" Mermelstein20,00020,000
Darren "darrenelias" Elias20,00020,000
Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz20,00020,000
Darryll "Passtheshuga" Fish20,00020,000
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian20,00020,000
Yong Keun "LuckSpewy1" Kwon20,00020,000
Mike "THICC" Del Vecchio20,00020,000
Ryan "WHOSYOURDODD" Dodd20,00020,000
Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith20,00020,000
Gage "greypoupon" Doyne20,00020,000
Peter "easypeasy" Hengaskul20,00020,000
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert20,00020,000
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:10 PM Local Time
Welcome to Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em


It's going to be a "BIG" day on, as Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em kicks off at 3 p.m. PDT, and a huge field is expected to fire away.

Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips for their $500 buy-in, and blind levels are 15 minutes in length. Late registration is open for three hours and fifty-five minutes, and players unfortunate enough to bust have the ability to re-enter up to three times during the late registration period. Re-entries have a thirty-second time limit, so players should make sure they have enough funds in their account prior to the tournament start. Tournament tickets may not be used for re-entry.

This is a single day event meaning the entire tournament will be played out online and the winner will take home a WSOP Gold Bracelet.

Chance "BingShiu" Kornuth was denied a second WSOP online bracelet (and third WSOP bracelet overall) by Raman "Acrogum" Afanasenka in yesterday's Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Max, and Afanasenka became the first international player to ship a bracelet during the WSOP Online series. Afanasenka, a native of Belarus, took home $128,601 and his first WSOP gold bracelet for his impressive performance.

The BIG 500 is expected to be a jam-packed affair, and Aaron "Aaronmermel" Mermelstein, Tony "Panoramic" Dunst, and Jason "GETVLOGGED" Abolsky have already signed up and will be firing from the start.

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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.

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As previously mentioned, the online bracelet schedule for the Summer Online WSOP is comprised of 31 events running daily throughout July. THEY ARE ALL ONE-DAY EVENTS.

The scheduled events are available in hold'em and Omaha formats. Popular live staples like the BIG 50 and Senior's Event have been moved online.

The marquee tournament is $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship, which takes place on Friday, July 31. All events will kick off at 3 p.m. PDT.

Satellites are running now for as little $1.

Remaining 2020 Summer Online Bracelet Schedule

DateDayTimeEvent #EventBuy-in
July 13Monday3 p.m.13No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout$1,500
July 14Tuesday3 p.m.14No-Limit Hold'em High Roller$3,200
July 15Wednesday3 p.m.15PLO 8-Max HR$1,000
July 16Thursday3 p.m.16No-Limit Hold'em Turbo$500
July 17Friday3 p.m.17No-Limit Hold'em$777
July 18Saturday3 p.m.18No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack$1,000
July 19Sunday3 p.m.19No-Limit Hold'em$400
July 20Monday3 p.m.20PLO 6-Handed$500
July 21Tuesday3 p.m.21No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$777
July 22Wednesday3 p.m.22No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack$500
July 23Thursday3 p.m.23No-Limit Hold'em Knockout$500
July 24Friday3 p.m.24No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed$400
July 25Saturday3 p.m.25No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver$500
July 26Sunday3 p.m.26No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale$500
July 27Monday3 p.m.27No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$400
July 28Tuesday3 p.m.28Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max$1,000
July 29Wednesday3 p.m.29No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed$600
July 30Thursday3 p.m.30No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event$500
July 31Friday3 p.m.31No-Limit Hold'em Championship$1,000

Stay tuned to PokerNews as the Big 500!