Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:18 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 4 hours ago)
Restart Postponed to July 26th Due to Critical Bug
After the completion of level four and around half a minute into level five, the players went into a scheduled 6-minute break. However, during that time a critical bug was detected and the event was paused by the operator for an extended break.
GGPoker has since confirmed on their Twitter account that the tournament has been postponed and further information was released shortly after.
Event #33 is currently set to resume on July 26th, 2020, as of 6 p.m. GMT (exactly one week later than the initial starting time) with the current stack sizes. Whether or not the late registration and re-entry period is effected by this restart has not yet been communicated by GGPoker, however, they have announced to double the charity donation that has been collected so far.
As of now, the tournament has attracted a field of 1,598 entries of which 1,418 players remain with nearly the entire level five at blinds of 300/600 and a running ante of 70 to play for. A total prize pool of $1,775,378 has emerged which includes the donation for the Covid Relief effort by the Caesars Cares assistance fund.
The chip leader thus far is "jack chan" of the Philippines with a stack of 98,014 followed by "EmptyTheClip" (90,409) and "VaPaCooler" (88,494). Two known players were in the top 20 including Shawn "buck21" Buchanan (77,751) and Farid Jattin (71,562) while other early big stacks include Simon Higgins (61,323), Leonid Yanovski (59,646), Chris Hunichen (56,889) and Naoya Kihara (55,067).
Among the GGPoker ambassadors, Fedor Holz accumulated the most chips so far and turned his 25,000 starting stack into 42,140. Fellow ambassadors Felipe Ramos (29,122) and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (20,368) were also in contention.
Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:49 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 4 hours ago)
Top 20 Stacks and Notables After Level Four
Once the players went on the second scheduled 6-minute break upon completion of level four, the top 20 stacks and further notables were as follows.
|jack chan||98,014||0 |
|Shawn "buck21" Buchanan||75,400||0 |
|Farid Jattin||71,562||0 |
|Mihail Semin||64,087||64,087 |
|Simon Higgins||61,323||61,323 |
|Leonid Yanovski||59,646||380 |
|Chris Hunichen||56,889||-1,490 |
|Naoya Kihara||55,067||24,667 |
|Jacob Tang||54,914||29,914 |
|Aleksejs Ponakovs||54,132||22,170 |
|Yuri Dzivielevski||53,732||-1,110 |
|Adrian Mateos||50,833||-3,297 |
|Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt||47,654||47,654 |
|Fedor Kruse||46,301||14,401 |
|Fedor Holz||42,140||0 |
|Mikhail Semin||42,079||17,079 |
|Scott "TTV_pokerbrahs" Kenyon||39,487||14,487 |
|Patrick Leonard||38,703||38,703 |
|Pete "TurboPete" Chen||35,912||0 |
|Dario Sammartino||31,161||31,161 |
|Thai Ha||30,720||0 |
|Felipe Ramos||29,122||0 |
|Kristen Bicknell||28,913||3,913 |
|Michael Soyza||28,167||0 |
|Michael Addamo||27,700||27,700 |
|Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker||26,896||0 |
|Torsten "jektiss" Brinkmann||25,685||685 |
|Henri Buehler||24,775||0 |
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||20,368||0 |
|Luiz "Luizftorres14" Torres||18,011||18,011 |
|Benjamin Rolle||17,744||17,744 |
|Steve O'Dwyer||16,812||-8,188 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:27 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
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Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:20 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
A short notification appeared on all tables that the restart with nearly the entire fifth level of the day is supposed to take place half past the hour. However, that has since changed to another 30 minutes on top.
Plenty of time to get some fitness exercises done or stock up on coffee and snacks.
Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:10 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
The players have not returned from their break yet and the event was briefly shown "paused by the operator" once more. Below are some notable stacks.
|jack chan||98,014||14,571 |
|Shawn "buck21" Buchanan||75,400||11,720 |
|Farid Jattin||71,562||1,430 |
|Mike Watson||45,452||20,452 |
|Fedor Holz||42,140||11,332 |
|Pete "TurboPete" Chen||35,912||9,399 |
|Thai Ha||30,720||4,889 |
|Felipe Ramos||29,122||8,137 |
|Michael Soyza||28,167||-1,840 |
|Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker||26,896||11,796 |
|Henri Buehler||24,775||2,672 |
|Sean Winter||24,775||-200 |
|Matthias Eibinger||24,510||-490 |
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||20,368||-2,060 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:07 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
GGPoker Launches Day 2 Staking in Time for 2020 WSOP Online
The innovative staking feature on GGPoker just got even better in time for the 2020 WSOP Online. Poker fans and players can now buy a piece of their favourite player's action or sell their own should they survive Day 1 of phased tournaments.
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Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:57 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
Second Break of the Day
Another 55 minutes on the virtual felt have been completed and as soon as the current hands are completed, the players will head into the second scheduled 6-minute break.
There are 1,262 players out of 1,440 entries remaining as the prize pool has reached nearly $1.6 million.
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:55 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
"robocup" Busts One
A short-stacked "Jackhu" was all-in with the and "robocup" looked them up with the .
The propelled "robocup" into the lead and the turn and river runout changed nothing whatsoever.
|Michael Soyza||30,007||-1,645 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:53 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
Counts and Bustouts Part II
|Chris Hunichen||58,379||14,662 |
|Arnaud Enselme||28,957||-21,343 |
|Simon Higgins||0||-25,000 |
|Viktor Kudinov||0||-1,625 |
|Christopher Brewer||0||-25,000 |
|Sergi Reixach||0||-25,000 |
|Hun Wei Lee||0|
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:48 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
"PAPAI_PIG" Chips Up
On a table that also includes GGPoker ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, "genizta" defended the big blind against an open raise by "PAPAI_PIG" in middle position and they check-called a bet of 820 on the flop. "genizta" led the turn for 1,500 and called a raise to 3,620 before check-calling a bet of 3,307 on the river.
"PAPAI_PIG" tabled the for a flush and their opponent only had for trips sixes. "PAPAI_PIG" claimed the lead on the table while Grospellier remains just under the starting stack.
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||22,428||-1,397 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:42 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Early Big Stacks
The field has climbed to 1,337 entries with some 1,242 players remaining in level four and some players with more than double the starting stack can be found below.
|jack chan||83,443||83,443 |
|Shawn "buck21" Buchanan||63,680||63,680 |
|Leonid Yanovski||59,266||59,266 |
|Oliver Weis||56,220||56,220 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:40 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Level 4 started
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:39 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
"Chainsaw" Eliminated by "manzi88"
In a single-raised pot to the flop, "Chainsaw" in the cutoff made it three bets and then called the shove of "manzi88" on the button to set up the following showdown.
The turn and river failed to improve the Brit and he was replaced by Matthias Eibinger who re-entered.
|Matthias Eibinger||25,000||25,000 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:36 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Van Elsacker Folds the River
Poker streamer Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker battled with "Adamwia" in the small blind and faced a check-raise from 1,819 to 4,838 on the turn which he reluctantly called. On the river, "Adamwia" ripped it in and Van Elsacker quickly folded.
The Belgian is one of several streamers who showcase their play on the various streaming platforms right now.
|Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker||15,100||15,100 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:29 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
A Double for "BBRS999"
"BBRS999" raised it up to 660 and picked up calls from "GTOwannabe" and Andjelko Andrejevic. Out of the big blind, "GrossLeo2018" three-bet to 4,020 and "BBRS999" jammed for 19,394. That forced out two players and "GrossLeo2018" eventually called after using a hig portion of his time bank.
The board came and the kings held up, "GTOwannabe" flashed the mucked .
|Thai Ha||25,831||350 |
|Andjelko Andrejevic||18,375||-8,000 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:25 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Level 3 started
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:25 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Down and Up for Soyza
Natural8 Team Hot member Michael Soyza raised to 750 and was called by "ekpoker" and "edudrake1987" in the big blind. The flop was checked to Soyza who bet 884 and was called only by "ekpoker". After the turn, a bet of 3,336 by Soyza was called once more and they checked the river.
Soyza tabled but "ekpoker" had that beat with .
The Malaysian got the chips and more back one hand later when scooping a pot of 20,194 against "JeeyTy". Soyza bet the river for 6,418 into 7,358 and was called to win the pot with versus ,
|Michael Soyza||31,652||6,652 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:20 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Down One Bullet
As level two comes to an end soon, the tournament screen shows 1,158 players out of 1,184 entries remaining and several big names were among the early casualties. However, they can all fire up to two re-entries in the registration period.
|KGB Plus eV||0|
|Manig Loeser||0||-25,000 |
|Mike "GoJiGo" Leah||0|
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:14 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Enselme Doubles Through Kudinov
In a battle of known players, Arnaud Enselme opened and called a three-bet just before the blinds went up with both players investing 1,400 to the flop, which they checked through. Enselme bet the turn for 2,000 and was called before leading the river for 1,825. Kudinov jammed and Enselme called with for top two, Kudinov was caught with the .
UK-based French poker pro Enselme has already enjoyed several deep runs on the GGnetwork in the last two editions of the APT Online Series.
|Arnaud Enselme||50,300||50,300 |
|Viktor Kudinov||1,625||1,625 |
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:10 PM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Level 2 started