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Thursday, July 30, 2020 to Thursday, July 30, 2020 Event #30: No Limit Hold'em Senior's Event

  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $324,000
  • Entries: 720
  • Remaining: 1


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Friday, July 31, 2020 3:32 AM Local Time
New Jersey's Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #30: $500 Senior's Event ($64,411)

Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin (Image: Borgata / Tim Kelliher)

On Wednesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event attracted 541 players who rebought 179 times. The 720-entry field resulted in a $324,000 prize pool, and after 10.5 hours of play it was Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin of Long Branch, New Jersey walking away with the bracelet and $64,411.20 top prize.

According to HendonMob, Lessin has $158,814 in live tournament earnings including a career-best $87,998 for winning a $1,090 NLH event at the 2011 Borgata Winter Poker Open. As far as the WSOP is concerned, prior to the win, Lessin had seven WSOP-related cashes (all from totaling a modest $5,218. That included two small cashes in earlier bracelet events.

2020 WSOP Online Event #30 Final Table Results

1Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin$64,411
2James "muskrrr" Moore$39,820
3Allen "Nucman" Pock$27,864
4Brian "ggtdm" McGill$19,796
5Gregory "gwitsch" Witsch$14,256
6Stuart "dusty16" Kemble$10,433
7Michael "bigfatpirate" Whidden$7,744
8Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria$5,832
9Al "BigAl16" Riccobono$4,471

After John "PapaJJJTN" Stout bubbled in 127th place, the march to the final table began. Among those to fall short but cash were Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili (107th - $648), Lena "helixpoker" Evans (95th - $680.40), Kenna "STAXS" James (85th - $712.80), Layne "scoop87" Flack (76th - $777.60), Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth (67th - $842.40), Greg "FossilMan" Raymer (43rd - $1,263.60), Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer (17th - $2,203.20), and final table bubble "vegasvice" (10th - $3,466.80).

The first final table elimination was that of East Coast grinder Al "BigAl16" Riccobono, who got his short stack in with ace-ten only to run into the ace-king of Allen "Nucman" Pock, who began the final table as the chip leader.

Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria was the next to go after having pocket jacks cracked by the tens of Brian "ggtdm" McGill, and then Michael "bigfatpirate" Whidden bowed out when their ace-king went down in flames to the queen-nine of James "muskrrr" Moore, which rivered a straight.

Minutes later, Stuart "dusty16" Kemble bowed out in sixth place when their king-five failed to get lucky against the king-queen of McGill, and then Gregory "gwitsch" Witsch followed them out the door when their ace-five was outdrawn by Pock's ten-nine.

McGill took his leave after three-bet jamming with king-four suited only to get called by and lose to Pock, who held with ace-five. Despite winning that hand, Pock was next to go after getting it in on the turn with two pair only to see Moore turn over trip fives.

Moore took a more than 6:1 chip lead into heads-up play but Lessin fought hard and took over the lead. After a bit of jostling, Moore jammed a five-high flop with ace-high only to get called by Lessing's top two pair, which turned into a full house on the turn for the win.

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Friday, July 31, 2020 3:30 AM Local Time
James “muskrrr” Moore Eliminated in 2nd Place ($39,819.60)

Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin raised to 320,000 and then called James "muskrrr" Moore's 800,000 three-bet to see a     flop.

Moore jammed for 2,473,504, Lessin snap-called and both players tabled their hands.

James "muskrrr" Moore:   
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin:   

Lessin flopped top two-pair and the   turn gave him a full house leaving Moore drawing dead to the   river.

Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin14,400,0003,253,504
James “muskrrr” Moore0-3,253,504
Friday, July 31, 2020 3:22 AM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 20,000
Friday, July 31, 2020 3:14 AM Local Time
One for "muskrrr"

"muskrrr" raised to 360,000 from the button and Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin called to see a     flop.

Action went check-check and the   appeared on the turn.

Lessin bet 375,000, "muskrrr" raised to 840,000, and Lessin folded.

Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin7,623,996-2,832,500
James “muskrrr” Moore4,811,004867,500
Friday, July 31, 2020 3:06 AM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 15,000
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:56 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts on Break
James “muskrrr” Moore7,643,504675,000
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin6,756,496-675,000
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:51 AM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 12,500
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:50 AM Local Time
Allen "Nucman" Pock Eliminated in 3rd Place ($27,864)

Allen Pock

"muskrrr" raised to 320,000 on the button and Allen "Nucman" Pock defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Pock check-called "muskrrr's" 355,000 continuation bringing the   turn.

Pocked checked again then jammed for 2,366,954 after "muskrrr" fired out 1,065,000 and was called.

Allen "Nucman" Pock:   

"muskrrr" turned trip fives and the   river was no help to Pock ending his tournament in third place.

James “muskrrr” Moore12,633,3763,061,954
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin1,766,624-335,000
Allen "Nucman" Pock0-2,726,954
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:43 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
James “muskrrr” Moore9,571,4223,126,250
Allen "Nucman" Pock2,726,954161,196
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin2,101,624-1,855,470
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:36 AM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 10,000
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:36 AM Local Time
Brian "ggtdm" McGill Eliminated in 4th Place ($19,796.40)

Allen "Nucman" Pock raised to 120,000 from the button and then called when Brian "ggtdm" McGill three-bet jammed for 879,054 from the small blind.

Allen "Nucman" Pock:   
Brian "ggtdm" McGill:   

McGill was in need of some help but didn't get it as the board ran out a dry      .

Allen "Nucman" Pock2,565,758661,554
Brian "ggtdm" McGill0-768,990
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:34 AM Local Time
Gregory “gwitsch” Witsch Eliminated in 5th Place ($14,256)

Allen "Nucman" Pock raised all in for 918,352 from the button and Gregory "gwitsch" Witsch called from the big blind.

Gregory "gwitsch" Witsch:   
Allen "Nucman" Pock:   

Pock was behind needing help but he didn't get in on the     flop that gave both players the flush draw.

The   turn gave Pock an open-ended straight draw which he completed with the   river leaving Witsch with just 192,402 and he was eliminated shortly after in fifth place.

Allen "Nucman" Pock1,904,2041,421,491
Gregory “gwitsch” Witsch0-2,739,031
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:17 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 7,500
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:13 AM Local Time
Stuart “dusty16” Kemble Eliminated in 6th Place ($10,432.80)

Brian "ggtdm" McGill raised to 150,000 from under the gun and then called Stuart "dusty16" Kemble's 161,644 three-bet jam from the small blind.

Stuart "dusty16" Kemble:   
Brian "ggtdm" McGill:   

Kemble was dominated until the     flop paired their five.

The   turn was a safe card for Kemble and they just needed to fade the river to stay alive but it came the   ending their tournament in sixth place.

Brian "ggtdm" McGill2,936,302130,394
Stuart “dusty16” Kemble0-2,871,444
Friday, July 31, 2020 2:10 AM Local Time
Michael “bigfatpirate” Whidden Eliminated in 7th Place ($7,743.60)

James "muskrrr" Moore raised to 150,000 from middle position and then called when Michael "bigfatpirate" Whidden three-bet jammed for 343,198 from the button.

Michael "bigfatpirate" Whidden   
James "muskrrr" Moore:   

Whidden got it in good and held on the     flop. The   turn gave Moore an open-ended straight draw and it came in when the   spiked on the river.

James “muskrrr” Moore5,425,2823,633,240
Michael “bigfatpirate” Whidden0-486,474
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Friday, July 31, 2020 2:08 AM Local Time
Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria Eliminated in 8th Place ($5,832)

Brian "ggtdm" McGill raised to 150,000 from early position and then called Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria's 371,944 from the hijack.

Brian "ggtdm" McGill:   
Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria:   

Dimaria had McGill crushed until the     flop appeared giving McGill a set of tens.

The   turn didn't changer a thing as Dimaria needed a jack to fall on the river but it came   ending their tournament in eighth place.

Brian "ggtdm" McGill2,805,908702,301
Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria0-551,222
Friday, July 31, 2020 1:52 AM Local Time
A Look at 2020 WSOP $100K Leaderboard - Steinman Takes the Lead
2020 WSOP Leaderboard
2020 WSOP Leaderboard

Remember, the 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 28 of 31 bracelet events on, 40,586 entrants have participated and $23,108,065 in prize money has been awarded.

Here's a look at the rankings as seen on on 7/28/20:

1Ian "APokerJoker2" Steinman2,986.41
2Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen2,932.84
3Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn2,902.77
4William "SlaweelRyam" Romaine2,570.27
5Philip "tomte" Yeh2,568.80
6Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili2,456.69
7Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng2,333.57
8Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler2,322.85
9Tony "Panoramic" Dunst2,322.53
10Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech2,239.20

*The Seniors Event is excluded from the leaderboard

Click here for a look at the full points leaderboard

Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40 AM Local Time
A Look at GGPoker's WSOP Gold Bracelets Winners
WSOP GGpoker
WSOP GGpoker

On Sunday, July 19, GGPoker held its first-ever WSOP bracelet events — part of a 54-event schedule spread out across July, August, and into September. Unfortunately, on a night where three bracelet winners were supposed to be crowned, two of the events ran into a critical bug and had to be suspended to next week.

The lightning-fast Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed — clocking in at a mere 3 hours and 15 minutes start to finish to make it the fastest-ever bracelet event — was unaffected by the technical issues and played out as normal. In total, 2,214 entries of $525 each were made to create a total prize pool of $1,107,000.

In the end, it was Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa of Japan writing history as GGPoker's first-ever online bracelet winner, as well as the third person from Japan after Naoya Kihara and Takahiro Nakai to claim the coveted prize. Ishikawa is an emerging talent from the land of the rising

Ishikawa may have been GGPoker's first-ever bracelet winner, but he's not the last. As the series rolls on, several others have been crowned.

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2020 Online WSOP Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
7/26/20Event #32: $100 The Opener29,306$2,571,216Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla$265,880
7/26/20Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief2,323$2,580,853Alek Stasiak$343,204
7/19/20Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed2,214$1,107,000Shoma "pp_syon" Ishikawa$117,650
7/21/20Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship328$1,558,000Juha Helppi$290,286
7/22/20Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE1,342$1,912,350Michael Clacher$297,496
7/23/20Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha971$971,000Hun Wei Lee$161,886
7/25/20Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max2,007$1,143,990Aaron "fishnchip" Wijaya$171,389
7/26/20Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em922$1,313,850Roberto Romanello$212,613
7/26/20Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha532$1,253,500Simon Lofberg$224,493
7/28/20Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em Championship130$1,261,000Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb$276,393
7/29/20Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed892$2,118,500Kristen Bicknell$356,412
Friday, July 31, 2020 1:37 AM Local Time
Al "BigAl16" Riccobono Eliminated in 9th Place ($4,471.20)

Al Riccobono

Al "BigAl16" Riccobono raised all in for 234,618 from early position and action folded to Allen "Nucman" Pock who called from the big blind.

Allen "Nucman" Pock:   
Al "BigAl16" Riccobono:   

Riccobono was dominated and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn didn't change a thing as Riccobono needed to spike a ten but the river came the   ending his tournament in ninth place.

Allen "Nucman" Pock3,234,934276,618
Al "BigAl16" Riccobono0-238,118
Friday, July 31, 2020 1:36 AM Local Time
Final Table Draw and Counts
Event 30 Final Table
Event 30 Final Table
Allen "Nucman" Pock2,958,3161,028,869
Jonathan "SugarJ" Lessin2,872,240-277,103
Stuart “dusty16” Kemble2,871,444-57,978
Brian "ggtdm" McGill2,103,607-31,500
James “muskrrr” Moore1,792,042192,500
Carmen "cjdstable" Dimaria551,22225,500
Michael “bigfatpirate” Whidden486,474-305,882
Gregory “gwitsch” Witsch423,059-135,466
Al "BigAl16" Riccobono238,118106,015