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

Sunday, August 23, 2020 to Sunday, August 23, 2020 Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em [Asia Time Zone]

  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,049,150
  • Entries: 1,438
  • Remaining: 1


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Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:36 AM Local Time
A Scalp for Speranza

Gianluca Speranza

Gianluca Speranza raised to 2,000 in early position and Jerome "gorgiAAs" Finck three-bet shoved 18,060 from the small blind. Speranza followed with a rapid call.

Jerome "gorgiAAs" Finck:   
Gianluca Speranza:   

Finck was dead after the turn on a       board and has just one bullet left.

At the same table are Jeff Gross and Mike Watson, as well as Kevin "Tunde4" Eyster with a big stack. Eyster is an online legend better known under his alias "1SickDesease", who's racked up over $3.5M in online winnings across tracked sites according to PocketFives, as well as nearly $5M in live winnings on the Hendon Mob including a 2014 WSOP bracelet win.

Kevin "Tunde4" Eyster144,990144,990
Jeff Gross65,458-14,632
Gianluca Speranza44,64044,640
Mike Watson37,62037,620
Jerome "gorgiAAs" Finck00
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:30 AM Local Time
Prize Pool Up Over $1.2M

With 90 minutes to go in late registration, a total of 890 have now registered to create a total prize pool of over $1.2M. 550 of them are still in contention.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:27 AM Local Time
Lima Extends the Lead

Easy call for "WizardOfAz"

Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima raised to 2,000 in the cutoff and Roy "Federer23" Hinkis defended the big blind. The flop was     and Hinkis check-called 1,500.

On the   turn, Hinkis checked, Lima bet 4,700, Hinkis check-raised to 12,400 and Lima called.

The river brought a double board pair with the  . Hinkis moved all in for 24,945 and Lima had the easiest of calls with   . Hinkis couldn't muster up more than    for a sizable dent in his stack.

Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima205,81466,245
Parker Talbot28,5784,428
Roy "Federer23" Hinkis18,84118,841
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:18 AM Local Time
Recent Risers
Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima139,569
Akshat "Ghayal" Jaiswal121,640
Anton "RUN_CMD" Wigg112,243
Giovani "Mandjocka" Torre104,830
Matthew "jajay1963" Moss98,64841,831
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:16 AM Local Time
"LappyPoker" on the Rise

"LappyPoker" wins

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka is on a recent heater to move up to a spot in the top 10 of the leaderboard. One of the hands that got him there was a preflop all-in situation against Conor "MakuFz" Bergin.

Lapka had opened to 1,760 from the cutoff and "Ferrariman" had called on the button. Bergin then three-bet shoved 14,246 all in from the small blind with Lapka as the only caller.

Conor "MakuFz" Bergin:   
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka:   

The virtual dealer spread out a       board for Lapka to hold with the overpair and eliminate Bergin.

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka110,54185,541
Conor "MakuFz" Bergin00
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:05 AM Local Time
How to Play the GGPoker 2020 WSOP Online on a Budget
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Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:57 AM Local Time
Top Stacks in the Break
Raghav "ThePunisherr" Bansal125,482
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens123,55824,156
Guntis "UFCsDanaWit" Aleskins111,668
Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong103,81417,519
Ravali "Resurge-" Krishna99,890
Sebastian "flashlight99" Mueller98,024
Mihai "sodooo1" Croitoru97,493
Edgaras "ImDaNuts5" Kisielius95,46132,024
Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:55 AM Local Time

The field is on their second six-minute break of the day. 704 players have registered of which 506 remain.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:55 AM Local Time
On An Extra Bullet

Asi "MechBearCat" Moshe is already through his three allowed bullets and can't reenter anymore. The others are on a reentry after running out of chips earlier

Thomas "MickeyM" Boivin56,089
Christian Rudolph23,900
Mustapha Kanit22,840
Jans Arends22,360-12,145
Juan Pardo20,760
Markus "_PrinzOfDTO_" Prinz15,600-9,400
Kitty Kuo9,580-18,139
Asi "MechBearCat" Moshe0
Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:46 AM Local Time
Trips for Gross

Jeff Gross raised to 1,200 on the button, Shawn "WilsonShawn7" Wilson three-bet the big blind to 3,645 and Gross called.

The flop was     and Wilson checked. Gross bet 3,840, Wilson check-raised to 7,680 and Gross called. On the   turn, Wilson shoved all in for 20,372 and Gross called.

Shawn "WilsonShawn7" Wilson:   
Jeff Gross:   

Wilson needed to peel a miracle river to survive but caught the   and was eliminated on his second bullet.

Jeff Gross80,090
Shawn "WilsonShawn7" Wilson0
Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:37 AM Local Time
Third Time the Charm for Siong?

Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong is already on his third and final bullet but has been able to spin this one up a bit so far. In a hand against Wee "wy77" Tan, the flop came     where Siong flopped a flush with   . Tan had    for top set and a raising war ensued until everything was in the middle.

Tan needed the board to pair but whiffed on the   turn and   river to fork his stack over to Siong.

Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong86,29547,359
Wee "wy77" Tan00
Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:34 AM Local Time
Moss Holds in Three-Way All in

Moss with the winner

With the board reading    , Matthew "jajay1963" Moss checked, Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia bet 1,472, Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt called, and Moss check-raised to 5,910.

Bhatia three-bet shoved all in for 16,837, Alt came over the top for 33,961, and Moss also called all in for 11,850.

Matthew "jajay1963" Moss:   
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia:   
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt:   

The   turn and   river changed nothing to make Moss the winner with two pair.

Matthew "jajay1963" Moss56,817
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt16,201
Kunal "Alex_52" Bhatia0
Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:22 AM Local Time
Everything You Need to Know to Compete for a 2020 GGPoker Online WSOP Bracelet


The 2020 Online World Series of Poker on GGPoker has kicked off! From July 19th to September 6th, 85 WSOP gold bracelets are up for grabs on GG Poker. GGPoker's schedule offers a whopping 54 bracelet events in the upcoming month and a half.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:19 AM Local Time
500 Players Reached

In the fourth level of the day, the 500-player mark has been reached. Andrew Neeme and Henri Buehler are among the latest to surge up the leaderboard.

In a preflop all-in situation against Youcef "Benz2703" Benzerfa, Neeme held    and held up against Benzerfa's    on a low board rundown.

Hans Liu100,32527,757
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens99,40215,638
Eemil "OnniSarmaste" Tuominen77,85977,859
Andrew Neeme71,77646,776
Henri Buehler64,47039,470
Joao "naturalMENTE" Simao52,34552,345
Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:10 AM Local Time
More Notables
Edgaras "ImDaNuts5" Kisielius63,437
Scott Margereson40,883
Jans Arends34,505
Simon Higgins33,919
Yuri Dzivielevski30,792
Alexandre "SexyBaldGuy" Mantovani29,720
Erik Seidel29,158
Kitty Kuo27,719
Pedro "WhyNotChili" Ivars25,652
Chance Kornuth25,000
Roberto Romanello24,800
Parker Talbot24,150
Tom "Chainsaw" Hall23,000
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:59 AM Local Time
Top Stacks in the Break
Marko "karabaja987" Duric90,504-850
Dhruvin "pokerplayer" Kothari86,110
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens83,76440,470
Paraskevas "Cantaloupe7" Tsokaridis82,09341,088
Hans Liu72,568
Fabian Quoss69,6826,718
Benjamin "l3enny" Ezer64,503
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:57 AM Local Time

The field is on their first six-minute break of the day. 336 out of 386 players are in contention.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:52 AM Local Time
GGPoker Introduces SnapCam; Send Video Reactions to Your Opponents!

Get ready to send your reaction to the ups and downs of your poker play to your tablemates thanks to GGPoker's new SnapCam feature.

SnapCam allows you to share a 15-second video with your tablemates that will appear on the table for everyone to see!

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Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:50 AM Local Time
Nearly Four Starting Stacks for Duric

Duric busts Metalidi

If it was a bounty tournament, Marko "karabaja987" Duric would've almost had his buy-in back by now. The Croation is up to nearly 100k in the first level of the day after racking up a few eliminations along the way.

In one of those hands, Duric raised the small blind after an under-the-gun limp from "deafandblind", and Artem "your_falafel" Metalidi in the big blind, as well as "deafandblind", bought a flop.

The flop was     and Duric bet 2,743, with Metalidi as the only caller. On the   turn, Duric bet 3,972 and Metalidi called again.

The river was the   and Duric moved all in to cover Metalidi's remaining stack of 12,218. The 2018 WSOP Main Event final tablist called it off with    but Duric had a set with    to send the Ukranian off for a reentry.

Marko "karabaja987" Duric91,35434,048
Artem "your_falafel" Metalidi00
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:38 AM Local Time
Early Surge for Quoss

Fabian Quoss

German high roller Fabian Quoss notched an early elimination to soar up the leaderboard in level 2 of the day. On a       board, Quoss held    and shoved over a river bet from "Vakeli". "Vakeli" opted to call it off with    and busted to see Quoss move up to 63k.

It isn't the first time the German pro, officially 'retired' from poker, shows up again to showcase his still great aptitude at the game. At this year's Aussie Millions (you'd almost forget it with the pandemic going on, but there was, in fact, a 2020 Aussie Millions), Quoss had a dominating Day 1A before ultimately bowing out in 17th place for A$82,000.

Read about Quoss' exit from poker back in 2018

Fabian Quoss62,96437,964