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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 to Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Event #29: $2,000 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack

  • Buy-in: $2,000
  • Prizepool: $1,419,300
  • Entries: 747
  • Remaining: 1


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:47 PM Local Time
Kid Poker Getting Ready to Stream
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:44 PM Local Time
2020 WSOP Online Hand of the Weeks: Negreanu vs. Hellmuth & Bad Beat for Leng
Hands of the Week
Hands of the Week

The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) online bracelet events are running now through September 6th. The series is comprised of 85 WSOP gold bracelets on the digital felt across two different clients: and GG Poker.

Each week, we'll highlight a "Hand(s) of the Week," which very well could include bad beats, lucky suck outs, and game-changing swings. In the first week of the 2020 WSOP online series, we shared two big hands played by

For this week's edition, we examine a trio of hands including one between two legends of the game in Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu and Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth. It happened in Event #20: $500 PLO 6-Handed and only one of them would survive.

Click here to read about the Hands of the Week

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:32 PM Local Time
Garofola Wins Race to Eliminate "Goodluck7"

"Goodluck7" raised all in for 5,994 from middle position and Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofola called from the cutoff.

Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofola:   

It was a classic race with Garofola taking the lead after the     flop.

The   turn was a bad card for "Goodluck7" as it took away one of their outs and the   river ended their tournament.

Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofola26,260
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:27 PM Local Time
Watch the WSOP GGPoker on the PokerNews Twitch Channel Now!

PokerNews Twitch

The PokerNews live reporting team is on top of all the World Series of Poker action this summer, with bracelet coverage of all 31 events on and 54 events over at GGPoker.

However, our coverage just got amped up a little! Besides our traditional updates, the PokerNews Twitch stream is back to bring direct you coverage from the digital arena.

PokerNews will be streaming on most Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, focusing on all the action over at GGPoker. The stream will be hosted by PokerNews's Social Media manager Jesse Fullen and an array of co-hosts will rotate in and out alongside him to commentate on the action.

Today at 5 p.m. PST, we will be featuring action from 2020 WSOP Event #44: $2,500 NLH 6-Max.

Check out PokerNews Twitch right here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:26 PM Local Time
Vang Wins With Aggression

Kou Vang

Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen raised to 800 from early position and was called by three players bringing the     flop.

Action was checked to the   where "Lukaslo0413" led out for 1,880 from the hijack and Kou "MN_Finest" Vang took down the pot after he raised to 6,175 from the cutoff.

Kou "MN_Finest" Vang47,352
Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen33,653
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:22 PM Local Time
WSOP Online Recap Show - Tony Dunst and Norman Chad
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:15 PM Local Time
Pocket Rockets Propel Shorr to a Triple

Shannon Shorr

Kevin "DustFest" Campbell raised to 700 from early position and Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr three-bet all in for 2,395 from the button. Stephen "argyle123" Moreschi called from the big blind, Campbell came along, and the flop fell    .

Both active players checked and then did the same on the   turn as well as the   river.

Moreschi tabled the   , Campbell mucked, and then Shorr revealed the    for the triple

Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr7,6755,280
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:08 PM Local Time
Pillai Reloads

Shankar Pillai

Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai raised to 700 from middle position and then called James "BagelBud" Lillis's 2,098 three-bet from the big blind to see a     flop.

Lillis continued for 2,098 and Pillai called bringing the   turn which was checked by both players to the   river.

Lillis fired out 5,200 and then called Pillai's 13,713 all in raise.

Pillai showed    for a pair of jacks but it was no good as Lillis held    to win the hand with a pair of queens.

James "BagelBud" Lillis45,343
Shankar "burgersssss" Pillai30,000
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:02 PM Local Time
Howard's Last Chance

In order to participate in the online bracelet events, players must be in either Nevada or New Jersey. That means players in other locales would need to travel in order to partake. One such player is Iowa's Taylor "gambol_time" Howard, who has $139,470 in live tournament earnings.

That includes a career-best $89,939 for winning the 2018 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Meskwaki $1,100 Main Event.

Howard is in action today and playing his last online tournament of the series.

Taylor "gambol_time" Howard24,355
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:58 PM Local Time
Lee Gets Paid After Runner-Runner Straight

Bernard Lee

Bernard "Dogger99" Lee raised to 725 from under the gun and Charles "OPEN_RANGE" Hopkins three-bet to 1,810 from middle positon. Action folded back to Lee and he called to see a     flop.

Lee check-called a bet of 1,870 and then action went check-check on the   turn.

When the   completed the board on the river, Lee bet 7,175 and Hopkins called.

Lee tabled the    for the straight and Hopkins mucked.

Bernard "Dogger99" Lee43,505
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:54 PM Local Time
Early Eliminations
Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty0-30,000
Ravi "pokerkid77" Pyloore0
Matthew "gailums" Gailums0
Gueorgui "Gueorgig14" Gantchev0
Randall "rylfish1" Tannen0
David "reallytight" Kim0
Peter "pbraglia" Braglia0
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:44 PM Local Time
Singh Scoops With Top Two

Melisa Singh

Melisa "NJ_Melisa" Singh raised to 700 from under the gun and had four callers that saw a     flop.

Action was checked to Singh who continued for 1,960 and Thomas "Zebra_Debra" Sabatino called from the next seat over as did "brett748" from the button.

Once the   appeared on the turn, Singh led out for 4,900 and "brett748" called to see the   complete the board on the river.

Both players checked and Singh rolled over    to win the pot.

Melisa "NJ_Melisa" Singh51,54721,547
Thomas "Zebra_Debra" Sabatino34,2974,297
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:37 PM Local Time
WSOP History: Looking Back at the November (and October) Nines
2013 WSOP November Nine
2013 WSOP November Nine

No stage in poker stood as a bigger goal for a tournament player than the final table of the WSOP Main Event. For years, that meant going to sleep knowing you had the chance of a lifetime, to go down in poker history in the next few days as the cameras captured your every bet, raise and fold.

All of that changed in 2008.

The year after Jerry Yang's Main Event victory was broadcast to all on ESPN's standard tape delay, organizers made a decision to try to increase the excitement and anticipation around the final table: after the final nine was reached, play would be paused. At that point, everyone left would go home with 9th-place money and the players would reconvene a few months later to play out the final table on a short tape delay.

That lasted until 2016, and this is the history of the November (and October) Nines.

Click here to read the article about the history of the WSOP November Nine

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:28 PM Local Time
Gruneberg Rebuys After Running Into Lupo's Ladies

Zachary Gruneberg

Zachary "MagicConch" Gruneberg raised all in for 8,018 under the gun and action folded around to Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo who called from the button.

Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo:   
Zachary "MagicConch" Gruneberg:   

Gruneberg needed some help but didn't find it on the       runout giving Lupo the pot and Gruneberg opted to re-enter the tournament.

Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo42,973
Zachary "MagicConch" Gruneberg30,0002,700
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:27 PM Local Time
2020 WSOP Online Top Money Winners on

Through 28 of 31 bracelet events on, 40,586 entrants have participated and $23,108,065 in prize money has been awarded. While thousands of players have cashed, some have won more money than others. Below is a look at the Top 20 money earners in the series up to this point.

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1Joe McKeehen$361,711
2Ryan Torgersen$337,060
3William Romaine$234,851
4Tony Dunst$231,571
5Frank Funaro$220,675
6Scott Hempel$213,026
7Myles Kotler$197,789
8Jonathan Dokler$195,196
9Ron McMillen$188,215
10Roland Israelashvili$188,108
11Michael Lech$182,001
12Ian Steinman$181,796
13Ryan Depaulo$181,680
14Robert Kuhn$177,908
15Patrick Lyons$177,839
16Allen Chang$176,510
17Louis Lynch$174,778
18Ethan Yau$165,192
19Nicholas Kiley$153,316
20Terrell Cheatham$146,840
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:17 PM Local Time
Gross Pays Off Madsen

Jeff Madsen

Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen raised to 420 under the gun, Ted "dobyg" Gillis called from the cutoff and Jeff "MahaKala108" Gross three-bet to 2m125 from the big blind.

Madsen was the only caller to see the     flop appear and Gross continued for 1,555, Madsen called.

Once the   flipped over on the turn, Gross fired out 2,750 and Madsen called to see the   complete the board on the river.

Gross slowed down and checked to Madsen who fired out 6,290. Gross called only to muck his hand after seeing Madsen turned two-pair    to win the pot.

Gross Pays Off Madsen
Gross Pays Off Madsen
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen45,00545,005
Jeff "MahaKala108" Gross20,22520,225
Ted "dobyg" Gillis7,123
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:11 PM Local Time
Be Sure to Tune Into Our Coverage of the 2020 WSOP on GGPoker
WSOP GGpoker
WSOP GGpoker

From July 1st to September 6th, 85 WSOP gold bracelets are up for grabs on the digital felt across two different clients: and GG Poker. will kick off the action with a daily series running from July 1-31, accessible to those only in Nevada and New Jersey. Meanwhile, GGPoker's schedule, offering a whopping 54 bracelet events, will start on July 19 and run all the way through to September 6.

Recently, PokerNews compiled a comprehensive guide about everything you need to know for the GGPoker bracelet events, which you can read here.

Click here to read the PokerNews WSOP GGPoker Updates

Here's a look at the upcoming schedule:

GGPoker WSOP 2020 Online Schedule

*DateETGMT Buy-inNote* 
30 July 202014:0018:00Event #14: $840 Bounty No Limit Hold'em$840  
01 August 202008:0012:00Event #15: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500Asia Time Zone 
02 August 202008:0012:00Event #16: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em$1,000Asia Time Zone 
02 August 202014:3018:30Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER [Day 2], $5M GTD, $1M to 1st$1,5003-Day Event, 1-RE Flights 
02 August 202016:0020:00Event #18: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em$500  
04 August 202014:0018:00Event #19: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship$2,100  
05 August 202014:0018:00Event #20: $400 Pot Limit Omaha$400  
06 August 202014:0018:00Event #21: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em$1,000  
08 August 202008:0012:00Event #22: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha$800Asia Time Zone 
08 August 202014:0018:00Event #23: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]$10,0002-Day Event, Freezeout 
09 August 202008:0012:00Event #24: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship [Final Day], HK$8M GTDHK$ 8,0002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights 
09 August 202013:0017:00Event #25: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD$1,500Freezeout 
09 August 202013:0017:00Event #26: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD$1,500Freezeout 
11 August 202014:0018:00Event #27: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship$5,000  
12 August 202014:0018:00Event #28: $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$2,500  
13 August 202014:0018:00Event #29: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$525  
15 August 202008:0012:00Event #30: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$300Asia Time Zone 
16 August 202014:0018:00Event #31: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500  
16 August 202014:3018:30Event #32: $500 Mini Main Event [Final Day], $5M GTD$5002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights 
16 August 202016:0020:00Event #33: $840 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em$840  
18 August 202014:0018:00Event #34: $600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship$600  
19 August 202014:0018:00Event #35: $800 Pot Limit Omaha$800  
20 August 202014:0018:00Event #36: $500 Limit Hold'em$500  
22 August 202008:0012:00Event #37: $500 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em$500Asia Time Zone 
23 August 202008:0012:00Event #38: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em$1,500Asia Time Zone 
23 August 202014:0018:00Event #39: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD$25,0002-Day Event 
23 August 202014:3018:30Event #40: BIG 50 [Final Day], $1M GTD$502-Day Event, 1-RE Flights 
25 August 202014:0018:00Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Championship$1,500  
26 August 202014:0018:00Event #42: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,000  
27 August 202014:0018:00Event #43: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha$1,500  
29 August 202008:0012:00Event #44: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em$300Asia Time Zone 
30 August 202014:0018:00Event #45: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em$400  
30 August 202014:3018:30Event #46: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event [Day 2], $25M GTD$5,0003-Day Event, Feezeout Flights 
30 August 202016:0020:00Event #47: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$1,000  
01 September 202014:0018:00Event #48: People's Choice Event [Most Popular]TBATBA by Vote 
02 September 202014:0018:00Event #49: People's Choice Event [Pros Vote]TBATBA by Vote 
03 September 202014:0018:00Event #50: People's Choice Event [Spin the Wheel]TBATBA by Vote 
05 September 202014:0018:00Event #51: $1,050 Beat the Pros [Bounty]$1,050  
06 September 202014:0018:00Event #52: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$, $5M GTD$10,0002-Day Event 
06 September 202014:3018:30Event #53: $100 WSOP MILLION$ [Final Day], $2M GTD$1002-Day Event, 1-RE Flights 
06 September 202016:0020:00Event #54: $500 The Closer [LAST CHANCE]$500  
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:07 PM Local Time
Another Round of Chip Counts
Scott "BugLightLime" Hempel30,300
Nipun "Addicted2Win" Ajmani30,242
Kenny "Chopuh" Huynh30,205
Ralph "sosana" Perry28,970
Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr28,950
Eric "circleball" Baldwin28,796-1,204
Lauren "sycamore22" Roberts28,515
Mike "mkspresident" Shin28,487-1,513
Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman28,077
Matt "RubberFist" Stout28,051
Zachary "MagicConch" Gruneberg27,300
Ryan "Joeyisamush" Depaulo27,233-2,767
Jon "havuuuuuc" Turner26,895-3,105
Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli26,142
Max "MaxSparrow" Pescatori26,062
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu26,010-3,990
Ryan "GoFeltaFish2" Eriquezzo19,861
Erica "huckcheevers" Lindgren19,709
Brian "JackBogle" Altman17,671
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:06 PM Local Time
O'Donnell Takes From Pekarek

Shaun O'Donnell

Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek raised to 300 from late position and then called Shaun "nyjets23" O'Donnell's 1,500 three-bet from the small blind.

The     flop was checked by both players to the   turn where O'Donnell fired out 1,575 and Pekarek called to see the   complete the board on the river.

O'Donnell led out once again for 3,380 and got a quick fold from Pekarek to win the pot.

Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek32,045
Shaun "nyjets23" O'Donnell31,407
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:46 PM Local Time
Don't Miss the New Feature "WSOP History: An Oral History of ChipTic"

At the 2012 World Series of Poker, a shiny new product received its public unveiling. Players and fans the world over were introduced to a program with revolutionary potential. It could track the chip ebbs and flows of every player in a tournament while also serving as the back end operating system to run said tournament. It promised the ability to change the way poker tournaments were followed, with players and fans interacting at the stroke of a few keys.

That product was ChipTic. And it proved to be a colossal failure.

This is the two-part oral history of ChipTic, from those who experienced it first-hand and witnessed that failure — three former employees, two members of WSOP staff, and two poker media members who watched it implode.

Click Here to Read the Feature on PokerNews

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