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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 7:31 AM Local Time
Field Growing

The field is up to 275 players in the early stages, almost double from when action kicked off 30 minutes ago. Late registration is open for four hours total and a lot more are expected to join along the way.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:30 AM Local Time
Van Zadelhoff With the Blades

Steven Van Zadelhoff

"yoyoc" raised to 900 from early position and Steven van Zadelhoff three-bet to 2,700 in middle position. "yoyoc" called.

The flop was     and "yoyoc" check-called a bet of 1,800. On the   turn, "yoyoc" checked, Van Zadelhoff bet 6,365 and "yoyoc" called.

The river was the   and "yoyoc" decided to front-shove all in, enough to cover Van Zadelhoff's remaining 15,959. The Dutchman residing in Malta wasted no time in calling it off.

"yoyoc" showed    but Van Zadelhoff had him crushed with    for an early double-up.

Steven van Zadelhoff54,37829,378
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:24 AM Local Time
Another Record Pot at GGPoker High-Stakes Cash

WSOP GGpoker

An almost $1M hand occured on GGPoker
An almost $1M hand occured on GGPoker

Records are made to be broken, and it only took about a week for the record of biggest online no-limit hold'em pot to get smashed.

On Aug. 13, a pot of nearly $850,000 went down on GGPoker, breaking a 12-year-old record from the Full Tilt Poker glory days when Tom Dwan and Di Dang clashed for $723K with the former's kings losing to the latter's aces.

Last night, two more modest hands managed to produce an even bigger bounty of $974,631.

Check out all details of this record pot!

Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:18 AM Local Time
Early Movers

With a stack of just 125 big blinds to start off with, it's not surprising to some chip changes in the early stages. These players are off to a great start right off the bat.

Marko "karabaja987" Duric57,306
Ran "Pearblossom" Koller49,446
Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali48,850
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens43,29418,294
Tzai Wei "ahboy8888" Phua41,966
Paraskevas "Cantaloupe7" Tsokaridis41,005
Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong38,936
Henrique "Xiboka" Santana38,505
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:11 AM Local Time
Notables in the Field
Rainer Kempe25,00025,000
Henri Buehler25,00025,000
Andrew Neeme25,00025,000
Daan "DaanOss" Mulders25,00025,000
Markus "_PrinzOfDTO_" Prinz25,00025,000
James Chen25,00025,000
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka25,00025,000
Steven van Zadelhoff25,00025,000
Ana Marquez25,00025,000
Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens25,000
Fabian Quoss25,00025,000
Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker25,00025,000
Mikhail Semin25,00025,000
Hristo "icho" Anastassov25,00025,000
Arnaud Enselme25,00025,000
Niklas "NikkyMouse" Ehrenholz25,00025,000
Sergey Rybachenko25,00025,000
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:08 AM Local Time
Kozlenko Doubles in First Hand

Lecompte busts in first hand

In exchange for $1,500, Craig "Tonkaiktomni" Lecompte got to play just a single hand before running out of chips "Andrii "BabyShark19" Kozlenko was the beneficiary of Lecompte's chips for an early lead.

In a three-bet pot where Kozlenko had reraised on the button, the     flop appeared. Kozlenko bet 1,073 and Lecompte check-called.

The turn brought the   and Lecompte checked. Kozlenko bet 2,698, Lecompte check-raised to 6,396 and Kozlenko called.

On the   river, Lecompte time-bank shoved all in for 16,131 and, since it was the first hand, Kozlenko called for the exact same amount. Lecompte showed    for top two pair, Kozlenko rolled over    for a flush and Lecompte was dusted like that.

The reentry period is open for four hours total and two reentries are permitted, which means Lecompte still has another shot if he desires.

Andrii "BabyShark19" Kozlenko50,000
Craig "Tonkaiktomni" Lecompte0
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:03 AM Local Time
Cards in the Air

The Marathon is underway! 145 players have showed up at the start.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:00 AM Local Time
Another Big Sunday Kicks Off With Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em

Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla leads the Asian Time Zone Events leaderboard

In an hour from now, the first of three Sunday bracelet events on GGPoker kicks off with Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em. Later today, the Event #71: BIG 50 (6:30p UTC) that already has over 38,000 (!) entrants, as well as the highly-anticipated Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (6p UTC), will have cards in the air as well.

With levels of 20 minutes each, this event lives up to its name: a long day can be expected for those that signed up for this event in Asian peak hours.

The tournament is the penultimate one on the series of tournaments that rank for the Asia Time Zone Events leaderboard. The leaderboard is currently led by Luis "Xapilskinha" Assuncao Garla, who took down Event #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship two weeks ago.

Anson "Tara@0z" Tsang, fresh off his second bracelet win in Event #68: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em, has moved up to third place. The winner of the leaderboard will take home an unique Pure Gold Dragon trophy. Check out here for all the latest standings regarding the different WSOP leaderboards.

Among those registered early are the likes of Pete Chen, Sergey Rybachenko, Andrew Neeme, Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker, Erwann Pecheux, and Steven van Zadelhoff.

Action kicks off at noon UTC and players will receive 25,000 in chips (125bb) to kick off the event. Late registration is open for four hours and players are allowed to reenter up to two times if they run out of chips. PokerNews will be on the digital floor once more to cover every bracelet event start to finish.

The Asia Time Zone Events at a Glance

EventDateEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
Event #38: $600 Monster StackJuly 25th, 20202,007$1,143,990Aaron WijayaChina$171,389
Event #39: $1,500 NLHEJuly 26th, 2020922$1,313,850Roberto RomanelloUK$216,213
Event #46: $500 DeepstackAugust 1st, 20202,307$1,095,825Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea$161,898
Event #47: $1,000 Short DeckAugust 2nd, 2020487$462,560Paul TeohMalaysia$82,202
Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLOAugust 8th, 2020831$631,560Frank CrivelloUnited States$94,253
Event #55: HK$8,000 Asia ChampionshipAugust 9th, 20203,247$3,208,036Luis Assuncao GarlaBrazil$461,709
Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-MaxAugust 15th, 20203,491$973,989Alexander StaceyUnited Kingdom$127,660
Event #68: $500 DeepstackAugust 22nd, 20202,315$1,099,625Anson TsangHong Kong$150,640
Event #69: $1,500 MarathonAugust 23rd, 2020     
Event #75: $300 Double StackAugust 29th, 2020