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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 to Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WSOP.com Event #14: No Limit Hold'em High Roller

  • Buy-in: $3,200
  • Prizepool: $1,507,840
  • Entries: 496
  • Remaining: 1

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:57 AM Local Time
2015 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen Captures 3rd Bracelet w/ Event #14: $3,200 High Roller Win ($352,985)

Joe McKeehen winning bracelet No. 2

On Tuesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller attracted 368 players who rebought 128 times. The 496-entry field generated a $1,507,840 prize pool, and after 14 hours of play, it was 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen coming out on top to win a $352,985.34 first-place prize and his third career gold bracelet.

Five years ago, McKeehen etched his name in poker history by topping a field of 6,420 players to win the Main Event for $7,683,346. Two years later, he showed just why he's one of the best in the world by taking down the 2017 WSOP Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $311,817. Now he's a three-time bracelet winner joining players like David "Chip" Reese, Dewey Tomko, and Lyle Berman – all Poker Hall of Famers.

McKeehen played a patient game at the final table, carefully biding his time and picking his spots. In fact, he didn't notch a final table elimination until the last one.

2020 WSOP Online Event #14 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen$352,985
2Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro$219,089
3Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili$148,975
4Zhi Hong "Jaydestar17" Huang$103,136
5Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris$72,979
6Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire$52,624
7Nathan "innate9" Russler$38,601
8David "newjerz05" Jackson$28,951

After Chris "camdi" Ferguson bubbled in 64th place, the in-the-money finishes included Maria "bluerat" Konnikova (56th - $6,031.36), Ryan "protential" Laplante (29th - $8,293.12), Loren "BabyJesus" Klein (18th - $11,459.58), Event #12 champ Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo (16th - $11,459.58), Minnesota Poker Hall of Famer Blake "CheeetahGirl" Bohn (15th - $14,022.91), and final table bubble boy Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa (9th - $22,316.03).

Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire, who in 2016 won the second-ever WSOP online bracelet (Event #66: $1,000 WSOP.com Online NLH) for $210,279, began the final table as chip leader and the hope of becoming the first-ever two-time online bracelet winner.

David "newjerz05" Jackson was the first final table casualty after four-betting jamming king-queen suited only to run them into the pocket aces of Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris, who in turn busted Nathan "innate9" Russler in seventh place ace-queen against ace-five.

Unfortunately for Maguire, he saw his lead evaporate as the blinds went up. He would eventually try to steal from the small blind with jack-three suited but Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro defended with ace-seven, which held to dispatch the bracelet winner in sixth place.

Vlastaris was next to go after his jack-ten failed to overcome Funaro's ace-three, and then Zhi Hong "Jaydestar17" Huang busted after defending the big blind, flopping middle pair, and running into the pocket tens of Funaro. A couple of hands later Funaro won a race with pocket sixes against Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili's ace-nine. Israelashvili, who was at his second final table of the series, had to settle for third place and $148,975 in prize money.

The heads-up match was a battle of New Jersey players with Funaro holding 9.1 million to McKeehen's 3.2 million. The former Main Event champ used his experience to seize the chip lead and close the deal when Funaro three-bet jammed with seven-six suited and McKeehen called with ace-nine. Funaro failed to catch and had to settle for second place and $219,089 in prize money.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #15: $1,000 PLO 8-Max High Roller – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Wednesday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:52 AM Local Time
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro Eliminated in 2nd Place ($219,089.15)

Frank Funaro

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen opened for 320,000 before calling Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro's 2,759,541 three-bet jam.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro:   
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen:   

Funaro was behind holding two live cards and he didn't connect with the     flop but it did give him four more outs to the gutshot.

The   paired the board on the turn and Funaro needed to connect with the river but didn't as it came the   ending his tournament in second place.

Funaro Falls in 2nd Place
Funaro Falls in 2nd Place
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen12,400,0003,445,316
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro0-3,445,316
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:40 AM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 16,000
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:36 AM Local Time
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili Eliminated in 3rd Place ($148,974.59)

Roland Israelashvili

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen folded his button and Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili raised all in for 2,090,325 from the small blind.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro called from the big blind and the two players tabled their hands.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro:   
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili:   

Israelashvili was racing for his tournament life but couldn't connect with the       runout ending his night in third place.

Israelashvili Loses Race
Israelashvili Loses Race
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro9,153,383664,904
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen3,246,6171,077,421
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili0-1,946,325
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:33 AM Local Time
Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang Eliminated in 4th Place ($103,136.25)

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro raised the cutoff tp 240,000 and Zhi Hong "Jaydestar17" Huang defended the big blind to see a     flop. Huang checked, Funaro bet 120,000, and Huang check-rased all in for 744,094, which Funaro called.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro:   
Zhi Hong "Jaydestar17" Huang:   

Huang had flopped a pair of fours but it was no good as Funaro had pocket tens. Neither the   turn nor   river helped Huang and they were bounced in fourth place.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro8,488,4791,236,094
Jaydestar170-1,236,094
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:29 AM Local Time
Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris Eliminated in 5th Place ($72,979.45)

Action on the table folded around to Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro who raised all in for 5,443,009 from the small blind and Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris called for less holding 1,7449,376 from the big blind.

Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris:   
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro:   

Vlastaris held live cards but couldn't connect with the       runout ending their tournament in fifth place.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro7,252,3851,893,376
SoccerDJ0-1,677,376
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:20 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 12,000
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:19 AM Local Time
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire Eliminated in 6th Place ($52,623.61)

Clayton Maguire

Action folded around to Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire, who you might recall won the second-ever bracelet event held on WSOP.com back in 2016, and he moved all in for 1,266,984 from the small blind. Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro was in the big blind and opted to call.

Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire:   
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro:   

Maguire needed some help but failed to get it as the board ran out       to give Funaro a winning pair of sevens.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro4,113,0091,780,759
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire0-1,726,984
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:10 AM Local Time
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire Gets Lucky Here

Clayton Maguire

Action on the table folded around to Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire who raised all in for 808,492 on the button and Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris called from the big blind.

Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris:   
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire:   

Vlastaris had Maguire dominated and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn however, paired Maguire's four and the   river secured his double-up.

Maguire Gets Lucky
Maguire Gets Lucky
SoccerDJ2,568,423-838,492
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire1,726,984418,492
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:00 AM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 10,000
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:54 AM Local Time
Nathan "innate9" Russler Eliminated in 7th Place ($38,600.70)

Nathan Russler

Action on the table folded around to Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris, who raised to 160,000 from the small blind before calling Nathan "innate9" Russler's 1,312,269 three-bet jam from the big blind.

Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris:   
Nathan "innate9" Russler:   

Russler was in rough shape and didn't receive any help from the     flop.

The   turn made things interesting as it gave Russler a flush draw and possible chop possibilities but the   river completed the board ending Russler's night.

Russler Drops in 7th Place
Russler Drops in 7th Place
SoccerDJ4,134,9151,360,609
Nathan "innate9" Russler0-1,320,609
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:47 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
SoccerDJ2,774,306-685,000
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen1,814,52141,364
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro1,784,250515,000
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire1,672,492-416,125
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili1,626,550132,000
Jaydestar171,407,272-336,000
Nathan "innate9" Russler1,320,609-203,875
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:36 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 8,000
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29 AM Local Time
David "newjerz05" Jackson Eliminated in 8th Place ($28,950.52)

David Jackson

David "newjerz05" Jackson raised to 120,000 from middle position and Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris three-bet to 450,000 from the button. Both blinds folded, Jackson four-bet jammed for 1,248,229, and Vlastaris snap-called.

David "newjerz05" Jackson:   
Lee "SoccerDJ" Vlastaris:   

The     flop paired Jackson but he needed more help to stay alive. The   turn added a gutshot straight draw to a jack, but the New Jersey pro missed as the   bricked on the river.

SoccerDJ2,891,3061,921,704
David "newjerz05" Jackson0-1,034,679
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:26 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 6,000
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:18 AM Local Time
Final Table Draw and Counts
Event 14 Final Table
Event 14 Final Table
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire3,326,6091,378,713
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili1,746,55055,000
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen1,695,932218,125
Jaydestar171,343,636-200,000
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro1,313,250-12,000,000
David "newjerz05" Jackson1,034,679440,777
Nathan "innate9" Russler969,742617,371
SoccerDJ969,602-962,152
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:15 AM Local Time
Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,316.03)

Dave Alfa

Action on the table folded around to Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa who raised all in for 311,968 from the small blind and Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro called from the big blind.

Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa:   
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro:   

Alfa was behind holding live cards but he didn't get any help from the     flop.

The   turn however, gave Alfa some life adding the diamond flush draw to his hand but he bricked the river as it came the   completed the board on the river ending his night in ninth place.

Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa Bubbles Final Table
Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa Bubbles Final Table
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro13,313,25012,261,968
Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa0-799,339
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:13 AM Local Time
Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai Eliminated in 10th Place ($17,490.94)

Shankar Pillai

Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire raised to 108,125 from the cutoff and "SoccerDJ" called from the small blind. Two-time bracelet winner Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai came along from the big blind and it was three-way action to the    .

Two checks saw Maguire bet 175,125 and both of his opponents called. When the   turn put three diamonds on board, "SoccerDJ" checked and Pillai jammed for 722,213. Maguire min-raised and "SoccerDJ" got out of the way.

Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire:   
Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai:   

Maguire was ahead with two pair but Pillai had both straight and flush draws. Unfortunately for the two-time champ, the   river was a brick and he fell two spots shy of the final table of eight.

Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai0-856,572
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:07 AM Local Time
"BOIFX" Eliminated in 11th Place ($17,490.94)

Action on the table folded around to Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire who raised all in for 1,267,259 from the small blind and "BOIFX" called for less holding 655,637 from the big blind.

"BOIFX":   
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire:   

"BOIFX" was ahead and improved on the     flop but it also gave Maguire the nut flush draw.

The   turn was a safe cards for "BOIFX" but the   appeared on the river completing Maguire's flush to eliminate "BOIFX" in 11th place.

Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire1,947,896615,637
BOIFX0-670,637
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:58 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts at the Break
SoccerDJ1,931,75422,000
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili1,691,55072,000
Jaydestar171,543,636553,593
Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen1,477,807896,516
Clayton "nevarlucky" Maguire1,332,2592,109
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro1,051,28211,000
Dave "Dunningkrugr" Alfa799,339-736,818
BOIFX670,637-230,000
David "newjerz05" Jackson593,902-862,884
Nathan "innate9" Russler352,371-19,000
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