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Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:31 AM Local Time
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
"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 Zadelhoff||54,378||29,378 |
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:24 AM Local Time
Another Record Pot at GGPoker High-Stakes Cash
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
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" Duric||57,306|
|Ran "Pearblossom" Koller||49,446|
|Yaman "granjefe77" Nakdali||48,850|
|Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens||43,294||18,294 |
|Tzai Wei "ahboy8888" Phua||41,966|
|Paraskevas "Cantaloupe7" Tsokaridis||41,005|
|Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong||38,936|
|Henrique "Xiboka" Santana||38,505|
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:11 AM Local Time
Notables in the Field
|Rainer Kempe||25,000||25,000 |
|Henri Buehler||25,000||25,000 |
|Andrew Neeme||25,000||25,000 |
|Daan "DaanOss" Mulders||25,000||25,000 |
|Markus "_PrinzOfDTO_" Prinz||25,000||25,000 |
|James Chen||25,000||25,000 |
|Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka||25,000||25,000 |
|Steven van Zadelhoff||25,000||25,000 |
|Ana Marquez||25,000||25,000 |
|Bert "ILOVECATS" Stevens||25,000|
|Fabian Quoss||25,000||25,000 |
|Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker||25,000||25,000 |
|Mikhail Semin||25,000||25,000 |
|Hristo "icho" Anastassov||25,000||25,000 |
|Arnaud Enselme||25,000||25,000 |
|Niklas "NikkyMouse" Ehrenholz||25,000||25,000 |
|Sergey Rybachenko||25,000||25,000 |
Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:08 AM Local Time
Kozlenko Doubles 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" Kozlenko||50,000|
|Craig "Tonkaiktomni" Lecompte||0|
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
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
|Event||Date||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||Top Prize|
|Event #38: $600 Monster Stack||July 25th, 2020||2,007||$1,143,990||Aaron Wijaya||China||$171,389|
|Event #39: $1,500 NLHE||July 26th, 2020||922||$1,313,850||Roberto Romanello||UK||$216,213|
|Event #46: $500 Deepstack||August 1st, 2020||2,307||$1,095,825||Sung Joo Hyun||South Korea||$161,898|
|Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck||August 2nd, 2020||487||$462,560||Paul Teoh||Malaysia||$82,202|
|Event #53: $800 Double Stack PLO||August 8th, 2020||831||$631,560||Frank Crivello||United States||$94,253|
|Event #55: HK$8,000 Asia Championship||August 9th, 2020||3,247||$3,208,036||Luis Assuncao Garla||Brazil||$461,709|
|Event #61: $300 Monster Stack NLHE 6-Max||August 15th, 2020||3,491||$973,989||Alexander Stacey||United Kingdom||$127,660|
|Event #68: $500 Deepstack||August 22nd, 2020||2,315||$1,099,625||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||$150,640|
|Event #69: $1,500 Marathon||August 23rd, 2020|| || || || || |
|Event #75: $300 Double Stack||August 29th, 2020|| || || || || |