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

Friday, July 31, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020 Event #31: No Limit Hold'em Championship

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $812,700
  • Entries: 301
  • Remaining: 1


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Friday, July 31, 2020 11:00 PM Local Time
Current Top 10 Stacks
Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli2,188,7702,033,969
Kevin "SpecialK333" Calenzo1,678,675922,900
Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala1,581,3951,151,048
Arian "4632647" Stolt1,252,766640,405
Ofir "panda15" Mor1,082,636
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:53 PM Local Time
Most 2020 Online Bracelet Event Cashes

With just this event remaining, the cash list of the 2020 WSOP Online series on is just about finalized. Right now, no one has cashed more times than Ryan Laplante, though Daniel Negreanu was hot on his heels. Negreanu failed to cash this tournament, while Laplante is still in, meaning he will officially end the series with 17 cashes, more than any other player. Below is a look at the number of cashes coming into this event.

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1Ryan Laplante16
2Daniel Negreanu15
3Ben Yu15
4Roland Israelashvili14
5Anthony Zinno13
6Omar Mehmood13
7Ian Steinman13
8Philip Yeh12
9Dave Alfa12
10Bryan Piccioli12
11Max Pescatori12
12Mike Matusow12
13Robert Kuhn11
14Joe Bartholdi11
15Nipun Java11
16Eric Baldwin11
17Frank Marasco11
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:46 PM Local Time
"KamikazeJack" Eliminates Laffen

Marcus Laffen

James "Meatsweats" Carroll raised to 56,586 from early position and Marcus "MJL56" Laffen three-bet all in for 182,688 next to act. "KamikazeJack" then four-bet all in for 343,454 from the big blind and Carroll got out of the way.

Marcus "MJL56" Laffen:   

The     flop gave "KamikazeJack" a set of jacks, and that left Laffen to hit running eights to stay alive. The   turn kept him drawing live, but the longshot didn't come in as the   bricked on the river.

Laffen bowed out in 68th place for $3,837.43.

Marcus "MJL56" Laffen0
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:44 PM Local Time
Marra Hits the Rail

"BTA310" raised to 56,000 from the cutoff and Anthony "Amarra1123" Marra defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Marra check-jammed for 235,759 after "BTA310" continued for 75,600 and was called.

Anthony "Amarra1123" Marra:   

Marra was behind with outs but neither the   turn nor the   river were cards he wanted to see and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Anthony "Amarra1123" Marra00
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:31 PM Local Time
Nguyen Gets Lucky to Eliminate Gagliano

Michael Gagliano

Action on the table folded around to Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano who raised all in for 187,874 from the button and Kennii "A2345nut" Nguyen called from the small blind.

Kennii "A2345nut" Nguyen:   
Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano:   

Gagliano had Nguyen dominated until the     flop appeared pairing Nguyen's four.

The   turn was no help for Gagliano as he needed a jack to fall on the river but it came the   ending his tournament in 83rd place for $3,433.49.

Kennii "A2345nut" Nguyen602,5620
Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano00
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:29 PM Local Time
Say Goodbye to...
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst0-29,737
Chris "camdi" Ferguson0-133,874
Anna "dusty4" Antimony0
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert0-28,183
Thomas "OtB_RedBaron" Lim0-647,951
Eddy "Habibi" Sabat0
Matthew "Michmeister" Mich0
David "justfoldpre" Freeston0
Jared "jstrizza" Strauss0
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:27 PM Local Time
Bracelet Winner Interview: Tony "Panoramic" Dunst

Sarah Herring talks to Tony Dunst about how his second World Series of Poker bracelet compares to his first one.

He talks candidly about realizing he needed to study more and improve his game in order to be commentating at the level he is on the World Poker Tour.

He also opens up about his relationship with Mike Sexton and the Mike Sexton Cup. Plus he shares a story that involves some generosity from Mike McDonald and a lost $5k chip. See it all in the video interview below.

Friday, July 31, 2020 10:21 PM Local Time
Schock Falls to "shabatz"

Mitch Schock

Mitch "spinfast" Schock raised all in for 136,288 from under the gun and action folded to "shabatz" who called from the cutoff.

Mitch "spinfast" Schock:   

The     flop paired both players but Schock was still trailing.

The   turn was no help to Schock nor was the   river ending his tournament.

Mitch "spinfast" Schock0
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:18 PM Local Time
Berkey Trips Up "GRunner"

Matt Berkey

Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey raised to 40,000 from early positon and Kevin "RhinoChips" Towler called from the cutoff. "GRunner" came along from the big blind and it was three-way action to the     flop.

Two checks saw Towler bet 65,000, "GRunner" check-jammed for 126,568, and Berkey shoved for 817,732. Towler got out of the way and the hands were turned up.

Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey:   

Berkey had flopped trips and wound up with a full boat after the   appeared on the turn followed by the   on the river. "GRunner" was eliminated in 95th place for $2,827.58.

Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey1,251,300440,368
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:15 PM Local Time
Vang Eliminated by Towler

Kou Vang

Kevin "RhinoChips" Towler raised all in for 297,418 from early position and action folded around to Kou "mn_finest" Vang who called off his 150,813 stack from the big blind.

Kou "mn_finest" Vang:   
Kevin "RhinoChips" Towler:   

Vang was way behind and things got worse after an ace appeared in the window on the     flop.

The   turn left Vang drawing dead and the   river ended his tournament in 104th place for $2,625.81.

Kevin "RhinoChips" Towler516,231
Kou "mn_finest" Vang0-180,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:14 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

Friday, July 31, 2020 10:05 PM Local Time
Your Daily Dose of #POSITIVITY
Friday, July 31, 2020 10:03 PM Local Time
Jaffee, Hochman & Affleck Among Recent Eliminations
Matt "Nitr0" Affleck0-126,038
Corey "Bluehoodie" Hochman0
Steve "ZekeTheFOOL" Colasurd0-20,000
Benjamin "JudgeBen" Laves0
Israel "isracolang" Colangelo0-154,882
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley0-20,000
Jackson "ActJacksn" White0
Anthony "heheh" Zinno0-208,480
David "zuleh" Bagheri0
Jared "DarrensRabbi" Jaffee0-86,710
Brian "Zzzzz" Yoon0
Katrina "FlipFlop47" Weaver0
Marek "CackAA" Pazowski0
Friday, July 31, 2020 9:55 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Loses Flip Ending His Tournament

Phil Hellmuth

James "meatsweats" Carroll raised to 34,544 from early posotion and then called Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth's 67,840 three-bet jam from late position.

James "meatsweats" Carroll:   
Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth:   

Hellmuth was behind holding two over cards but couldn't find either on the       runout ending his tournament.

James "meatsweats" Carroll582,389381,945
Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth0-123,940
Friday, July 31, 2020 9:46 PM Local Time
Current Top 10 Stacks
Chelsea "wubalubadubb" Bowden828,551175,620
Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey810,932526,975
Kevin "SpecialK333" Calenzo755,775464,413
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva698,106152,816
Ryan "protential" Laplante692,74490,655
Farid "GatoVolador" Jattin676,134512,423
Thomas "OtB_RedBaron" Lim647,951
Kimberly "Play4Stax" Stone621,019601,019
Arian "4632647" Stolt612,361230,600
Jostens Fan Collection
Friday, July 31, 2020 9:43 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

Friday, July 31, 2020 9:33 PM Local Time
Mason Falls to Porbandarwala's Ladies

Craig Mason

Craig "mrjanovich" Mason raised all in for 117,321 and action folded to Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala who isolated from the small blind.

Craig "mrjanovich" Mason:   
Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala:   

Mason was in rough shape and nothing changed after the     flop appeared.

The   turn gave Mason an open-ended straight draw but the   paired the board on the river end eliminated him from the tournament.

Soheb "tommyconway6" Porbandarwala430,347
Craig "mrjanovich" Mason0
Friday, July 31, 2020 9:31 PM Local Time
More In-the-Money Bustouts
Matt "mattyflushes" Larkin0
Jack "earlgrey" Salter0
Ryan "GoFeltaFish2" Eriquezzo0-111,446
Aaron "TightisRight" Mermelstein0
Jenny "Mobey" Svancara0
Shakar "burgersssss" Pillai0
Michael "mygame" Lavenburg0
Viacheslav "Innstillness" Fentisov0
Brady "NoRecourse" Osterman0
Eric "circleball" Baldwin0-190,469
Mark "Pegasusmss" Smith0-33,014
Brian "JackBogle" Altman0-104,137
Dave "DunningKrugr" Alfa0-178,228
Nick "samadhi" Binger0-150,135
Conrad "buggi" Coetzer0-20,000
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro0
Shawn "clairvoyant" Kjetland0
Brittney "blondewonder" Barnes0
Daniel "stayactive" Chan0
Friday, July 31, 2020 9:26 PM Local Time
Download Prior to Your Next Visit to New Jersey or Nevada bracelet

This summer, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will hold 85 gold bracelet events online between and GG Poker.

The former client will cater to players in Nevada and New Jersey (players in Delaware are NOT able to participate), while the latter will serve the international base. will hold 31 events – one each day for the month of July – while the other 54 will take place on GG Poker.

For players either in Nevada or New Jersey (remember, you must be 21+ to participate), or those planning to travel in, PokerNews put together all the information you need to know and also answered some lingering questions, which you can read here.


The first step in getting set up to play on is to download the client. You can do so for both mobile (Android and iOS) and desktop (Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS X 10.6.8).

To get the correct version of the client, use the links below:

Also, the client can only support playing one table at a time on mobile.

Finally, pot-limit Omaha (PLO) games and tournaments are not compatible on mobile and must be played via a computer.

Friday, July 31, 2020 9:23 PM Local Time
Three-Time Bracelet Winner Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen Exits

Joe McKeehen

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen, who two weeks ago won Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for $352,985 (the biggest first-place prize of the 2020 WSOP Online series on, moved all in for 35,600 under the gun and "uosdwiSj3woH" three-bet jammed over the top for 193,594 from the cutoff. The rest of the players got out of the way and the 2015 WSOP Main Event champ discovered the bad news.

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen:   

The board ran out       to give both players a straight, but McKeehen's was second best to send him out the door in 215th place for $1,817.73.

Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen0