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

Friday, July 24, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020 Event #24: No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $866,880
  • Entries: 1,590
  • Remaining: 1


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Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:25 AM Local Time
John Allan "beastro" Hinds Eliminated in 12th Place ($8,582.11)

John Hinds

"samadhi" raised to 240,000 from the button and John Allan "beastro" Hinds defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Hinds checked, "samadhi" bet 210,000, and Hinds called, which brought about the   turn. Hinds checked, "samadhi" bet 575,000, and Hinds check-raised all in for 2,461,026. "samadhi" called and Hinds discovered the bad news.

John Allan "beastro" Hinds:   

Hinds had top pair but was drawing dead as "samadhi" had turned a straight. The meaningless   was run out on the river and Hinds took his leave from the tournament.

Nick "samadhi" Binger9,276,6973,233,526
John Allan "beastro" Hinds0-1,160,513
Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:16 AM Local Time
John "flukedogg10" Flukey Eliminated in 13th Place ($8,582.11)

Action folded around to Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland in the small blind and he moved all in for 1,182,202. John "flukedogg10" Flukey barely had him covered and called from the big blind.

Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland:   
John "flukedogg10" Flukey:   

The board ran out       and McFarland doubled with a straight. Flukey was left with 39,348 but went bust in the very next hand.

Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland2,469,404591,702
John "flukedogg10" Flukey0-1,134,050
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:53 AM Local Time
Benjamin "Phenom7" Underwood Eliminated in 14th Place ($6,674.97)

Benjamin Underwood

Benjamin "Phenom7" Underwood raised to 220,000 from the hijack and "samadhi" three-bet jammed from the button. Both blinds folded and Underwood called off for 2,163,245.

Benjamin "Phenom7" Underwood:   

It was a big flip and Underwood was looking to hold to survive. That proved easier said than done though as the     flop paired "samadhi."

The   turn gave Underwood both straight and flush draws, but the   bricked on the river.

Nick "samadhi" Binger6,043,1713,748,245
Benjamin "Phenom7" Underwood0-2,703,245
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:50 AM Local Time
Sandeep "sansara52" Mathai Eliminated in 15th Place ($6,674.97)

Sandeep "sansara52" Mathai raised all in for 555,624 from middle position and received isolation from Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland who came over the top for 1,171,578 from the small blind.

Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland:   
Sandeep "sansara52" Mathai:   

It was a race with McFarland taking the lead after the     flop paired his ace.

The   turn didn't change a thing nor did the   river ending Mathai's tournament in 15th place.

Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland1,877,702696,124
Sandeep "sansara52" Mathai0-565,624
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:43 AM Local Time
"SpokyAct1on" Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,287.96)

Action folded to "alululululu" on the button and they moved all in for more than 3.5 million, which put the short stacks in the blin to the test. "SpokyAct1on" was in the big blind and opted to call off for 836,088.


"SpokyAct1on" woke up with a big pocket pair, but disaster struck when the     flop paired "alululululu's" ace. Neither the   turn nor   river helped "SpokyAct1on" and they exited in 16th place.

Ian "alululululu" Waldron4,537,6923,588,452
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:38 AM Local Time
Rothberg Hooked for KO

Josh "thejberg" Rothberg open-jammed for 792,948 from the hijack and "samadhi" gave him isolation after they came over the top for 1,351,978 from the small blind.

Josh "thejberg" Rothberg:   

Rothberg was behind and didn't find any help from the       runout ending his tournament in 19th place for $4,247.71.

Nick "samadhi" Binger2,294,926555,336
Josh "thejberg" Rothberg0-1,685,513
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:27 AM Local Time
Stewart's Run is Over

Scott "shaderade" Stewart open-jammed under the gun for 603,431 and was called by "CalcFather" next to ace.

Scott "shaderade" Stewart:   

Stewart was behind holding live cards but he didn't mind the     flop that gave him straight and flush draws.

The   turn paired Stewart and he was looking good to score a double until the   appeared on the river ending hsi tournament in 21st place for $4,247,71.

Christian “CalcFather” Calcano2,559,6051,748,941
Scott "shaderade" Stewart0-553,431
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:22 AM Local Time
"barguy" Sent to the Rail Courtesy of "samadhi"

"samadhi" raised to 120,000 from the hijack and "barguy" three-bet all in for 468,630 from the button. Both blinds folded and "samadhi" made the call.


The board ran out       and "samadhi" made a pair of jacks to eliminate "barguy" in 22nd place for $4,247.71.

Nick "samadhi" Binger1,739,590183,031
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:09 AM Local Time
"noz222" Can't Find Case Jack

John "flukedogg10" Flukey raised to 120,000 from the hijack and Christopher "BasIle28" Basile three-bet to 375,000 from the cutoff. "noz222" then moved all in for 495,811 from the big blind, Flukey re-jammed over the top for 2,575,404, and Basile got out of the way.

John "flukedogg10" Flukey:   

The     flop gave both players a set, and that meant "noz222" needed to fine the case jack to stay alive. The   turn wasn't what he was looking for and neither was the   river.

"noz222" was eliminated in 26th place for $4,247.71.

John "flukedogg10" Flukey3,508,7151,857,071
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:07 AM Local Time
Garosshen Bows Out in 27th Place

Kevin Garosshen

Action on the table folded around to Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen who raised all in for 563,275 from the cutoff and Christopher "BasIle28" Basile called from the big blind.

Christopher "BasIle28" Basile:   
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen:   

Garosshen was behind and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn gave Garosshen more outs drawing to the flush but the   paired the board on the river ending Garosshen's tournament in 27th place for $4,247.71.

Garosshen Falls
Garosshen Falls
Christopher "BasIle28" Basile2,252,866654,775
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen0-787,775
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:55 AM Local Time
Matusow Misses Club Draw to Fall in 30th Place

Mike Matusow

Mike "mouth123" Matusow moved all in for 348,690 from middle position and "eric_shun" called from the big blind.

Mike "mouth123" Matusow:   

"eric_shun" woke up with the granddaddy of all hands and Matusow was in trouble. The     flop gave Matusow a club flush draw, but he missed when the   bricked the turn followed by the   on the river.

Matusow took his leave in 30th place for $3,380.83.

Philip "eric_shun" Beesley1,203,068455,690
Mike "mouth123" Matusow0-363,690
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:46 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts for the Remaining Field
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey4,870,181344,000
Michael "ha8me" Policastro2,200,2261,762,378
Jordan "HFNeon" Spurlin2,143,7411,790,455
Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland2,063,027964,516
Josh "thejberg" Rothberg1,685,5131,685,513
John "flukedogg10" Flukey1,651,6441,651,644
Christopher "BasIle28" Basile1,598,091-171,446
Nick "samadhi" Binger1,556,559265,196
Bryce "bullets91" Linville1,497,965301,965
Benjamin "Phenom7" Underwood1,428,714764,656
Sandeep "sansara52" Mathai1,399,681688,030
Mark "bansman" Bansemar1,110,3451,110,345
Ian "alululululu" Waldron949,240949,240
Norman "abnormality" Michalek932,065932,065
Christian “CalcFather” Calcano810,664810,664
Alexander "PieceOfStick" Gandrow810,456267,228
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen787,775-592,921
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley747,378
Salvatore "Kingsilas1" DiCarlo651,386
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng598,9191,000
John Allan "beastro" Hinds576,01371,937
Scott "shaderade" Stewart553,431-892,452
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco533,40414,887
Mike "mouth123" Matusow363,690-199,000
Sean "SPS8710" Seifert289,638
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:42 AM Local Time
WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:34 AM Local Time
Dobin Done in By Linville

Action folded around to Bryce "bullets91" Linville in the small blind and he moved all in to put the pressure on Harrison "HarrisonD33" Dobin, who called off for 488,163 from the big blind.

Bryce "bullets91" Linville:   
Harrison "HarrisonD33" Dobin:   

It was a flip and Linville took the lead when the     flop paired his nine. However, Dobin did flop an up-and-down straight draw.

The   turn was of no consequence and neither was the   river. Dobin missed and hit the rail in 37th place for $2,774.01.

Bryce "bullets91" Linville1,196,000-82,599
Harrison "HarrisonD33" Dobin0
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:33 AM Local Time
Berkey Collects Massive Pot With Cowboys

Matt Berkey

Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey opened for 72,500 from the hijack and "Kook82" three-bet to 214,000 from the cutoff.

Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey:   

Berkey was ahead with his kings and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn paired "Kook82" but they were still behind and the   river was no help ending their tournament.

Berkey Collects Massive Pot With Cowboys
Berkey Collects Massive Pot With Cowboys
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey4,526,1813,345,162
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:22 AM Local Time
The Mouth Gobbles Up Fentisov's Remaining Chips

Viacheslav "Innstillness" Fentisov was automatically all in from the big blind for his last 24,551 and Mike "mouth123" Matusow put him at risk by raising to 56,000 from the cutoff to chase out both the button and small blind.

Viacheslav "Innstillness" Fentisov:   
Mike "mouth123" Matusow:   

The board ran out       and Matusow's pair of kings sent Fentisov out of the tournament in 46th place for $2,340.57.

Mike "mouth123" Matusow562,690211,470
Viacheslav "Innstillness" Fentisov0-418,863
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:21 AM Local Time
Gandrow Flushes Wong for Double

Danny Wong

Danny "Jackdaniels1" Wong open-jammed under the gun for 325,104 and Alexander "PieceOfStick" Gandrow called for less holding 236,614 next to ace.

Danny "Jackdaniels1" Wong:   
Alexander "PieceOfStick" Gandrow:   

It was a race with Wong ahead and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn gave Wong a set of eights but it also gave Gandrow the nut flush draw which he completed with the   on the river for the double-up.

Gandrow Flushes Wong for Double
Gandrow Flushes Wong for Double
Alexander "PieceOfStick" Gandrow543,228
Danny "Jackdaniels1" Wong88,490
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:09 AM Local Time
Stanley "stanman420" Lee Done and Dusted

Stanley Lee

Christopher "BasIle28" Basile raised to 48,000 under the gun and Melissa "PokerDad1960" Schubert called from the button. Stanley "stanman420" Lee then three-bet all in for 432,970 from the small blind, Basile shoved, and Schubert got out of the way.

Christopher "BasIle28" Basile:   
Stanley "stanman420" Lee:   

Lee was dominated but got some hope when the     flop delivered him a gutshot straight draw. Unfortunately for him, neither the   turn nor   river completed it and Lee exited in 52nd place for $2,340.57.

Christopher "BasIle28" Basile1,769,537456,470
Stanley "stanman420" Lee0
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:07 AM Local Time
Stewart Keeps Trucking Away

Action on the table folded around to Scott "shaderade" Stewart who raised to 24,000 from the button and the Ted "olmuggins" Ely' 466,042 three-bet jam from the small blind.

Ted "olmuggins" Ely:   
Scott "shaderade" Stewart:   

Ely was dominated and didn't get any help from the       runout ending his tournament in 55th place for $1,993.82.

Scott "shaderade" Stewart1,445,8839,685
Ted "olmuggins" Ely00
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:05 AM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Philip "tomte" Yeh0-192,523
Brett "BigDumbIdiot" Murray0-345,564
Maxine "seacolt11" Colter00
Ryan "LoveMy11Cats" Belz00
Gregory "AngryMucker" Orlick00
Ryan "RyanFeldman" Feldman0-217,421
Arkadi "Stupidaxpeh" Onikoul00
Tanner "yellowdart10" Stiverson00
Scott "FitzPoker" Fitzhugh0-192,924
Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel0-422,432