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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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Friday, July 24, 2020 7:39 PM Local Time
A Round of Chip Counts
Wendy "Cardthartic" Freedman77,173
Bo "proudpatriot" Cappello57,080
Allen "Acnyc718" Chang54,630
Mark "Pegasusmss" Smith52,474
Mark "horsey87" Mazza45,144682
Eric "circleball" Baldwin44,12929,129
Nipun "Addicted2Win" Ajmani40,14140,098
Lauren "sycamore22" Roberts38,768
Matt "RubberFist" Stout37,795
Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco37,446
Ricky "ratedgto" Guan36,694
Andrew "randylerch" Kelsall36,028
David "dehhhhh" Coleman34,878
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring33,799
Darryll "Passtheshuga" Fish32,891
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai32,316
Brett "Metanemesis" Apter31,317
Kenna "STAXS" James31,041
David "Twizzlers" Prociak30,372
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler30,120
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen29,385
Friday, July 24, 2020 7:33 PM Local Time
Millington Dusted

"PkrSoldier" limped in under the gun and then called Arthur "C00kieMonstR" Millington's 4,867 three-bet jam who sat next to act.

Arthur "C00kieMonstR" Millington:   

Millington was way behind but got some life after the     flop gave him the flush draw.

The   turn was no help to Millington as he needed a heart on the river to stay alive but it fell the   ending his tournament.

Arthur "C00kieMonstR" Millington0
Friday, July 24, 2020 7:24 PM Local Time
"VinDiesel" Is Going for the Sequel

Carl "VinDiesel" DiVeglia III raised to 560 under the gun and action folded around to "taints," who three-bet to 2,111 from the big blind. DiVeglia III called, the flop came down    , and "taints" bet 1,555.

DiVeglia III called and the   peeled off on the turn. "taints" bet 4,156 and then called when DiVeglia III moved all in for 17,073.

Carl "VinDiesel" DiVeglia III:   

DiVeglia III had a pair and open-ended flush draw, but "taints" was ahead with the overpaid. The   was no help to DiVeglia III, and he opted to rebuy back up to 15,000.

Carl "VinDiesel" DiVeglia III15,000
Friday, July 24, 2020 7:22 PM Local Time
Eriquezzo and his Ladies Hit the Rail

Ryan Eriquezzo

Ryan "GoFeltaFish" Eriquezzo opened for 560 from late position and found three callers that saw a     flop.

"JustSittin" led out for 1,200 from the small blind and Eriquezzo jammed for 4,314. Action was on "Browne9" who came over the top for 5,993 from the hijack and got a fold from James "jerzrep" Nadolski from the cutoff while "JustSittin" called having both players covered.

Ryan "GoFeltaFish" Eriquezzo:   

Eriquezzo was ahead with his ladies but had a sweat after the   turn gave "JustSittin" a gutshot.

Unfortunately for Eriquezzo, the   river completed "JustSittin's" straight giving him the pot while elimainting both opponent's from the tournament.

Eriquezzo and his Ladies Hit the Rail
Eriquezzo and his Ladies Hit the Rail
James "jerzrep" Nadolski12,675
Ryan "GoFeltaFish" Eriquezzo0
Friday, July 24, 2020 7:20 PM Local Time
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Friday, July 24, 2020 7:09 PM Local Time
Level 8 Big Stacks - Conforti First in Six Figures
Greg "River_Monstr" Conforti122,416
Paul "OTWPAUL" Hendee86,458-6,634
Rob "rbrese03" Calabrese85,0511,051
Phillip "AvonB" Rhodes83,143
Felix "felixthecat" Hackabee65,163
Eric "8bracelets" Van Auken61,210
Dan "igetlost" Dizenzo59,614
Friday, July 24, 2020 7:04 PM Local Time
Valderrama Wins Battle of the Draws to Double Through Rabinowitz

Darren Rabinowitz

Action on the table folded around to Louie "pongpong" Valderrama who raised to 480 from late position and then called Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz's 1,440 three-bet from the cutoff.

The flop came    , Valderrama check-jammed for 8,008 after Rabinowitz continued for 3,000 and was called.

Louie "pongpong" Valderrama:   
Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz:   

Both players held big draws but the board completed with running    giving Valderrama the double-up with ace-high.

Valderrama Wins Battle of the Draws to Double Through Rabinowitz
Valderrama Wins Battle of the Draws to Double Through Rabinowitz
Louie "pongpong" Valderrama19,496
Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz8,457-9,033
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:58 PM Local Time
More Early Exits
David "Cubsters" Merrifield00
Brendan "GrnGobbln78" Escobar0
Cameron "punnyyousay" Lemmons0
Timothy "RoyalFever" Daniels0
David "zuleh" Bagheri0
Mac "mverstandig" VerStandig0-12,715
Jerry "Williesutton" Atkins0
Richard "reversekiki" Reisman0
Taylor "ayetaytay24" Laran0
Wesley "RocRoller17" Pantling0
Trevor "NoLeafClove" Redlarczyk0
Angel "RandySavage" Garcia0
Hector "HectorD" Dominguez0
Thomas "yenowine" Yenowine0
Marquis "gooodlife" Waters0
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo0
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:45 PM Local Time
Bailey Still has Breathing Room After Getting Aces Cracked

Michael Bailey

"Pjpaga001" opened under the gun for 900 and action folded around to Michael "merlot" Bailey who three-bet to 2,250 from the small blind.

Once the big blind folded, "Pjpaga001" jammed for 5,079 and Bailey snap-called.

Michael "merlot" Bailey:   

Bailey was ahead with his aces until the     flop appeared giving "Pjpaga001" a set of jacks but Bailey also picked up the nut flush draw.

The   turn was no help to Bailey nor was the   river as he doubled-up "Pjpaga001".

Bailey Still has Breathing Room After Getting Aces Cracked
Bailey Still has Breathing Room After Getting Aces Cracked
Michael "merlot" Bailey13,38813,388
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:36 PM Local Time
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Friday, July 24, 2020 6:35 PM Local Time
Rabinowitz Sets Up Opponent

Darren Rabinowitz

"gabpoker" raised to 320 under the gun and Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz called from the cutoff. "DaTiltMonkey" came along from the big blind and it was three-way action to the     flop.

Two checks saw Rabinowitz bet 320 and "DaTiltMonkey" folded. "gabpoker" then check-raised all in for 2,090 and Rabinowitz snap-called.

Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz:   

Rabinowitz flopped a full house and he claimed the pot after the   was run out on the turn followed by the   on the river.

"gabpoker" was felted but opted to re-enter back up to the 15,000 starting stack.

Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz17,490
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:34 PM Local Time
Buzgon Fires Twice

Daniel Buzgon

"Joseph9933" opened under the gun for 360 and was called by Joseph "joytoujours" Reichenbacher from the cutoff along with Daniel "juice" Buzgon from the button.

Once the     flop appeared, "Joseph9933" continued for 160 and Reichenbacher called before Buzgon raised to 1,000.

Both opponent's called bringing the   on the turn and all three players checked to see the   complete the board on the river.

"Joseph9933" led out for 160, Reichenbacher called and Buzgon raised to 2,850. "Joseph9933" three-bet jammed for 11,535 and Reichenbacher folded while Buzgon called off his 11,158 stack.

Daniel "juice" Buzgon:   

Both players rivered the flush but "Joseph9933" held the nut flush and Buzgon re-entered the tournament.

Buzgon Fires Twice
Buzgon Fires Twice
Daniel "juice" Buzgon15,000
Joseph "joytoujours" Reichenbacher12,280
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:21 PM Local Time
Bagans Flushes Deeb for Double

Shaun Deeb

Action on the table folded around to Zak "vegasvoltage" Bagans who raised to 240 from the cutoff and then called Shaun "Ddtgg" Deeb's 840 three-bet from the button.

The flop came     and Bagans check-raised Deeb's 600 continuation bet to 1,680.

Deeb called and both players checked the   turn to see the   complete the board on the river. Bagans led out for 2,610 and then called off his 7,369 stack after Deeb jammed for 17,290.

Deeb showed    for a pair of nines but Bagans showed    to win the pot with the king-high flush.

Bagans Flushes Deeb for Double
Bagans Flushes Deeb for Double
Zak "vegasvoltage" Bagans19,958
Shaun "Ddtgg" Deeb9,921
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:16 PM Local Time
Mark "horsey87" Mazza Looking to Replicate Reno Success in Online Bracelet Events

Mark Mazza

If you've ever been to Run It Up Reno, you've no doubt come across Mark "horsey87" Mazza. The Californian is a regular at the stop and has claimed two titles over the years. Back in 2016, he won a $235 NLH Six-Max event for $3,300, and two years later binked the $600 Thursday Thrilla for $24,100.

As far as the WSOP is concerned, Mazza has 16 cashes totaling $108,368. That includes a 33rd-place finish in the 2017 WSOP Event #47: $1,500 Monster Stack for a career-high $30,460. In this summer's online bracelet events, Mazza has a pair of cashes, both from this past week.

First, he finished 124th in Event #21: $777 NLH 6-Handed for $1,429, and the next day placed 34th in Event #22: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack for $2,913.

If Mazza, who according to HendonMob has career live earnings of $195,595, has his way, he'll be able to replicate his RIU Reno success today on the virtual felt.

Mark "horsey87" Mazza44,4620
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:09 PM Local Time
Level 5 Big Stacks
Paul "OTWPAUL" Hendee64,6950
William "Twooopair" Reymond58,65658,656
Stephen "S.Dot22" Russo49,16749,167
Daniel "acehighslick" McGrath48,26348,263
Mark "horsey87" Mazza44,46244,462
Robert "rbrese03" Calabrese42,23542,235
Nipun "Addicted2Win" Ajmani4343
Friday, July 24, 2020 6:04 PM Local Time
Elmer Coolers Merrifield for KO

Grant Elmer

Grant "M005E" Elmer opened for 200 froom late position and found two callers before David "Cubsters" Merrifield three-bet to 1,000 from the button.

The blinds folded and action was back on Elmer who four-bet to 3,300 before calling Merrifield's 14,980 five-bet jam.

Grant "M005E" Elmer:   
David "Cubsters" Merrifield:   

Merrifield was in rough shape and things got worse after the     flop gave Elmer a set of aces.

The   turn left Merrifield drawing dead and exited the playing field after the   completed the board on the river.

Elmer Coolers Merrifield for KO
Elmer Coolers Merrifield for KO
Grant "M005E" Elmer30,5100
David "Cubsters" Merrifield00
Friday, July 24, 2020 5:57 PM Local Time
Mac "mverstandig" VerStandig Looking to Lay Down the Law in Event #24

Maurice "Mac" VerStandig

Maurice "Mac" VerStandig isn't a poker pro. While he plays recreationally, including in today's event under the screenname "mverstandig," he's actually the managing partner of the VerStandig Law Firm, LLC, which focuses on representing poker players, advantage gamblers, and other industry professionals in all manner of legal situations.

If you recognize VerStandig's name, it's probably because he's been involved in some of the biggest legal poker cases in recent years, including as the Plaintiff's counsel in the recently-dismissed Mike Postle civil case.

Occasionally, VerStandig will also voluntarily contribute legal articles on PokerNews, including popular ones on topics like "A Poker Player's Guide to Divorce," "One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, All-In," and "How Gaming Wins and Losses Can Impact Your Tax Obligations," just to name a few.

In the live tournament poker realm, VerStandig has amassed a modest $11,186 in cashes, including four WSOP-related ones totaling $8,466. He is in action today currently sitting a tad below the starting stack.

Mac "mverstandig" VerStandig12,715
Friday, July 24, 2020 5:50 PM Local Time
WSOP Legend: Jeff Lisandro Wins Three Stud Bracelets in One Year

Jeff Lisandro

The 2009 World Series of Poker stood out in history for several things. It was the second year of the now-defunct November Nine, when Joe Cada became the youngest-ever world champion at 21 after defeating Maryland logger Darvin Moon heads-up. Phil Ivey finished seventh in the event, ensuring massive coverage throughout the Main Event and the final table in November.

While the 2009 Main Event is probably what's remembered most from that year, there was another story brewing that year when Australian professional Jeff Lisandro went on an unprecedented tear in the stud portion of the WSOP, and pulled off a feat that's yet to be matched: winning three stud-events in a single year.

To this date, Lisandro remains the only player to have pulled off that feat in nothing but stud events, and was the first player since Ivey in 2002 to win three bracelets in a single summer.

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Friday, July 24, 2020 5:43 PM Local Time
Early Eliminations
Manuel "cardstud70" Zepeda0
Charles "RvrCrdBING" Powell0
Robert "bobbybunz" Parker0
Ryan "rbam13" Bambrick0
Jiwoo "mutation" Hyul0
Robert "psychoduck" March0
Ronald "blink183bet" Ruhl0
Friday, July 24, 2020 5:36 PM Local Time
Parmann Jams on Turton's Aces and Rebuys

Julian Parmann

Jeffrey "jeffrey27jr" Turton opened with a min-raise from early position and then called Julian "Julian" Parmann's 1,055 three-bet jam from the small blind.

Julian "Julian" Parmann:   
Jeffrey "jeffrey27jr" Turton:   

Parmann jammed into Turton's aces and didn't find any help on the       runout as he re-entered the tournament.

Parmann Jams on Turton's Aces and Rebuys
Parmann Jams on Turton's Aces and Rebuys
Jeffrey "jeffrey27jr" Turton17,575
Julian "Julian" Parmann15,000