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

Saturday, July 18, 2020 to Saturday, July 18, 2020

WSOP.com Event #18: No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $937,650
  • Entries: 987
  • Remaining: 1

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Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:21 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #18: $1,000 NLH 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack ($181,060)

Event 18 Final Hand

On Saturday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack attracted 697 players who rebought 290 times. The 987-entry field resulted in a $937,650 prize pool and after just seven hours of play, it was Canada's Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel coming out on top to win $181,060 and the gold bracelet.

It was a redemption of sorts for Hempel, who the night before finished seventh in Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em for $22,250. Hempel is also a part of the WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event final table, which was slated to play out in the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas back in April. However, it is currently on hiatus during the pandemic. In the meantime, Hempel, who is guaranteed to take home at least $185,330 in that tournament, just went ahead and shipped a WSOP gold bracelet.

2020 WSOP Online Event #18 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel$181,060
2Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler$111,955
3Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo$78,856
4Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer$56,259
5Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter$40,694
6Landon "ActionDealer" Tice$29,817
7Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin$22,222
8Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry$16,784

After "twheeler68" bubbled the tournament in 144th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a furious pace. Among those to cash were Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili (133rd - $1,594), Event #1 champ Jonathan "art.vandelay" Dokler (107th - $1,687.77), Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth (97th - $1,781.53), Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo (84th - $1,969.06), Max "MaxSparrow" Pescatori (52nd - $3,094.24), Erica "huckcheevers" Lindgren (38th - $3,563.07), Ryan "bitc0in" Riess (32nd - $4,219.42), Eric "stackattack5" Salazer (14th - $7,876.26), and final table bubble boy Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa (9th - $12,845.80), who for the second tournament in a row pulled a "Mark Newhouse" and finished in ninth place.

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter began the final table with the chip lead, and right off the bat action heated up. Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry was the first to go losing with king-five suited against Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer's ace-eight, and not long after Harrison "harrison33" Dobin ran ace-king into the pocket kings of Hempel to exit in seventh place.

With six players remaining, 21-year-old Landon "ActionDealer" Tice failed to get lucky with king-nine suited to overcome Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo's ace-queen suited, which sent him to the rail with his first-ever WSOP cash good for $29,817.

Hutter, the most accomplished player at the table, was the next to go after his ace-queen failed to hold against Hempel's jack-ten, and then Hempel dispatched Fischer in fourth place using five-six suited to make a flush against the latter's king-queen. In the very next hand, Hempel got the hattrick when he flopped trips with ten-three to bust Melillo, who got their short stack all in preflop with jack-eight suited.

Hempel began heads-up play with 24 million to the 15.5 million of Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler. While the latter managed to take the chip lead at one point, Hempel soon took it back and opened up a lead. In the final hand, Kotler called off with king-ten only to see Hempel roll over pocket tens, which held for the win.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Sunday. 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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Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:13 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($111,955)

Myles Kotler

With blinds at 600,000/1,200,000/150,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel moved all in for 27,505,770 and Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler called off his 11,674,224 stack.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler:   
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   

Kolter held an over but couldn't find a cowboy with the       runout ending his night in second place.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($111,955)
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($111,955)
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel39,480,00015,480,000
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler0-15,500,000
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:59 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,856.36)

With the blinds at 500,000/1,000,000/125,000, Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo moved all in from the small blind for 3,546,156 and Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel called from the big blind.

Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo:   
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   

Melillio got it in good but the     flop was a disaster as Hempel flopped trips. The   turn left Melillo drawing live as a nine would give him a straight, but it didn't come in as the   bricked on the river.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel24,000,000-334,232
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler15,500,00010,099,002
Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo0-10,371,156
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:54 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer Eliminated in 4th Place ($56,259)

With the blinds at 400,000/800,000/100,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel moved all in under and Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer called off for 5,654,768 from the big blind.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer:   

The board ran out       and Hempel made a diamond flush to score the elimination.

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel24,334,2325,936,768
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer0-5,807,844
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:50 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,694.01)

Barry Hutter

With blinds at 400,000/800,000/100,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel open-jammed for 11,171,492 from the cutoff and Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter called for less holding 6,307,972 from the big blind.

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter:   
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   

Hutter was ahead but had a sweat as the     flop gave Hempel a gutshot.

The   turn was safe for Hutter but the   river completed Hempel's straight and eliminated Hutter in fifth place.

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,694.01)
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,694.01)
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel18,397,46411,054,872
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter0-10,557,410
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:40 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 21 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter10,557,4103,913,934
Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo10,371,1561,009,632
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel7,342,592-4,304,249
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer5,807,844-1,942,500
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler5,400,998-513,251
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:29 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,817.27)

With blinds at 250,000/500,000/62,500, action on the table folded around to 21-year-old Landon "ActionDealer" Tice who raised all in for 5,066,829 from the small blind and "GoatMaster" called off their 4,493,262 stack from the big blind.

Landon "ActionDealer" Tice:   
"GoatMaster":   

Tice was behind but connected with the     flop.

Unfortunately for Tice, the   appeared on the turn giving "GoatMaster" Broadway and the   river secured their double-up.

Tice was left with 500,000 which was gone the very next hand. Tice exited in sixth place for $29,817.27, his first-ever WSOP cash.

Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo9,361,5244,476,098
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice0-3,159,664
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:23 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
A Look at the 2020 WSOP $100,000 Leaderboard
2020 WSOP Leaderboard
2020 WSOP Leaderboard

Remember, the WSOP.com 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 17 events, the 2020 WSOP online series has catered to 21,995 entrants and has awarded $14,251,715 in prize money.

Here's a look at the rankings as seen on WSOP.com on 7/18/20:

PlacePlayerPoints
1Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn2,284.25
2Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen1,949.97
3Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech1,911.40
4Philip "tomte" Yeh1,689.93
5Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo1,666.94
6Allen "Acnyc718" Chang1,652.69
7Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili1,612.62
8Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen1,572.39
9Raman "Acrogum" Afanasenka1,507.39
10Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels1,438.49

*The Seniors Event is excluded from the leaderboard

Click here for a look at the full points leaderboard

Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:21 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,222.30)

With the blinds at 160,000/320,000/40,000, Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin raised the button to and Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel three-bet to 1,599,999 from the big blind. Dobin then four-bet jammed for 5,534,425 and Hempel called.

Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin:   
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:   

Dobin was in trouble and looking for an ace, but he was left wanting as the board ran out an unhelpful      .

Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel11,646,8415,894,425
Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin0-5,774,425
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:20 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,783.93)

Matthew Parry

With blinds at 160,000/320,000/40,000, Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry open-jammed for 2,186,368 from the cutoff and he was called by Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer from the big blind.

Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer:   
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry:   

Parry held live cards but didn't get any help from the     flop.

The   turn paired Fischer's ace but also gave Parry a broadway draw but the   completed the board on the river ending Parry's tournament in eighth place.

Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,783.93)
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,783.93)
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer7,750,3442,626,368
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry0-2,226,368
COPAG USA
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:16 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Final Table Draw and Counts
Event 18 Final Table
Event 18 Final Table
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter6,643,4763,690,684
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler5,914,249-365,008
Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin5,774,425690,000
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel5,752,4160
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer5,123,976-1,180,000
Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo4,885,4260
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice3,159,664-407,668
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry2,226,368-1,547,082
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:15 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa Eliminated in 9th Place ($12,845.80)

Dave Alfa

With blinds at 160,000/320,000/40,000, Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel opened under the gun for 1,600,000 and Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa called for less holding 1,053,460 from the small blind while "GoatMaster" called from the big blind.

The flop came     and "GoatMaster" check-called Hempel's 649,478 all in bet.

"GoatMaster":   
Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa:   
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel:  

The   turn was no help to Alfa or Hempel but the   river gave Hempel the wheel and eliminated Alfa in ninth place.

Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa Eliminated in 9th Place ($12,845.80)
Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa Eliminated in 9th Place ($12,845.80)
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel5,752,4161,068,168
Andrew "GoatMaster" Melillo4,885,4263,209,200
Dave "dunningkrugr" Alfa0-2,236,396
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:10 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Brian "XcrazylegsX" Frasca Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,939.09)

Brian Frasca

With the blinds at 140,000/280,000/35,000, Brian "XcrazylegsX" Frasca raised to 1,642,000 from the cutoff and led himself just 512 behind. Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin called from the small blind and then bet 280,000 on the     flop. Frasca called off and the hands were turned up.

Brian "XcrazylegsX" Frasca:   
Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin:   

The   turn left Frasca drawing dead and he hit the rail after the meaningless   was run out on the river.

Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin5,084,425566,425
Brian "XcrazylegsX" Frasca0-1,341,130
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:06 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
"tightisright" Eliminated in 11th Place ($9,939.09)

With the blinds at 140,000/280,000/35,000, "tightisright" shoved from the small blind for 1,388,896 and Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter called from the big.

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter:   
"tightisright":   

The board ran out       and that was all she wrote for "tightisright."

Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter2,952,792-88,124
tightisright0-4,189,812
Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:04 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Ronald "Ceek100x" Ellis Eliminated in 12th Place ($9,939.09)

With blinds at 120,000/240,000/30,000, Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer opened for 480,000 on the button and Ronald "Ceek100x" Ellis jammed for 597,252 from the small blind.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler called from the small blind as did Fischer and the flop came    . Both players checked and Kotler bet Fischer out of the pot after he fired out 420,000 on the   turn.

Ronald "Ceek100x" Ellis:   
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler:   

Ellis still had outs but the   river wasn't of of them, ending his night in 12th place.

Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer6,303,976-26,852
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler6,279,257944,504
Ronald "Ceek100x" Ellis0-843,626
Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:56 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba Eliminated in 13th Place ($7,876.26)

With blinds at 120,000/240,000/30,000, Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer limped in from under the gun and then called Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba's 2,280,276 all in raise from the big blind.

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba:   
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer:   

Saliba was behind and didn't get any help from the     flop.

The   turn made things interesting as Saliba picked up a flush draw but the   completed the board on the river ending his night in 13th place.

Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer6,330,8282,697,128
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba0-2,635,276
Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:50 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Eric "stackattack5" Salazar Eliminated in 14th Place ($7,876.26)

Eric Salazar

With the blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin raised to 400,000 from the hijack and called when Eric "stackattack5" Salazar three-bet all in for 1,213,978 from the small blind.

Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin:   
Eric "stackattack5" Salazar:   

Salazar was ahead but the     flop made things interesting by giving Dobin a diamond flush draw. The   turn completed it, which left Salazar drawing dead to the river, which was the meaningless  .

Harrison "harrisond33" Dobin4,518,0002,368,843
Eric "stackattack5" Salazar0-1,483,978
Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:46 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Julian "Julian" Parmann Eliminated in 15th Place ($7,876.26)

Julian Parmann

With the blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, Julian "Julian" Parmann moved all in from the small blind for 409,672 and Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry called from the big.

Julian "Julian" Parmann:   
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry:   

The board ran out       and Parry won the pot with aces and sixes.

With that, Parmann exited in 15th place for $7,876.26 and just missed out on his third final table in a row.

Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry3,773,4500
Julian "Julian" Parmann00
Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:46 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Scott "thepunisher" Blackman Eliminated in 16th Place ($6,282.25)

With blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler raised to 400,000 from the hihack and Scott "thepunisher" Blackman called for less holding 11,249 from the cutoff.

Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler:   
Scott "thepunisher" Blackman:   

Blackman was crushed and the       runout ended his tournament in 16th place.

Blackmon Loses Flip and Falls Next Hand
Blackmon Loses Flip and Falls Next Hand
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler5,334,7533,188,001
Scott "thepunisher" Blackman0-2,288,001
Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:42 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 22 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts from Table 50
tightisright4,189,8122,407,704
Daniel "IntoTheRiver" Fischer3,633,700320,621
Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter3,040,9161,285,786
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba2,635,2762,272,868
Scott "thepunisher" Blackman2,288,001383,119
Myles "Shipthemoney" Kotler2,146,7521,363,314
Brian "XcrazylegsX" Frasca1,341,130366,475
Ronald "Ceek100x" Ellis843,626128,619