Sunday was a big day on GGPoker as three players, all first-time winners, claimed WSOP bracelets.
This year’s Main Event won’t take place at the Rio in Las Vegas due to COVID-19, but the online version on GGPoker figures to be an exciting tournament. Beginning Aug. 16, the GGPoker Main Event costs $5,000 to enter and guarantees at least $25 million in prize money, an online poker single-tournament record. Players can register for up to three of the 22 Day 1 flights, bringing the maximum buy-in to $15,000.
With the Big Dance still almost a week away, players can prepare with the $500 Mini Main Event, WSOP Event #63, which kicks off today on the global poker site. That tournament has a $5 million guaranteed prize pool, and will conclude on Sunday, just in time for the main Main Event.
The 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series initially started on WSOP.com in New Jersey and Nevada on July 1. It then shifted to GGPoker, which isn’t available in the United States, and which will award 54 additional WSOP bracelets to ROW players until the series concludes with the Main Event final table on Sep. 6.
After that, the 2020 World Series of Poker will likely come to an end. Caesars is still hopeful it can operate a live WSOP in Las Vegas this fall. If not, a WSOP Europe at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is a possibility. But due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, don’t hold your breath waiting for either.
Fischer, Suvarov, Assuncao Win WSOP Bracelets
Luis Assuncao was the first of three players to win WSOP bracelets on Sunday. The Brazilian took down the HK$8,000 No-Limit Hold’em Asia Championship for HK$3,551,611, which translates to $461,709 in US dollars. Assuncao beat a field of 3,247 players in the 55th event of the WSOP Online Bracelet Series.
Alexandros Theologis, who has a pretty cool name, took the runner-up spot for $329,122. If you’re into cool and crazy names, you might be interested to know that Ignacio Moron, who is not a moron, busted first at the final table — ninth place for $30,780.
Seth Fischer joined Assuncao as one of the three players to win WSOP bracelets yesterday. He took down Event #56, $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition (High Roller) No-Limit Hold’em for $444,869. He also received a WSOP Europe travel package. Arsenli Karmatckii lost heads-up, but still earned $328,491 for second place in this 2,153-player field. The tournament surpassed its $2.5 million guarantee.
Anatoly Suvarov was the third and final bracelet winner on Sunday. The Russian poker player shipped Event #57, $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition (Low Roller Freezeout) No-Limit Hold’em, a $1 million guaranteed tournament, for $183,526. He outlasted a whopping 9,835 players in more than 14 hours of play to win his first bracelet. David Edelstein was the runner-up, earning $127,872 for his close call.