2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: Asia Championship winner Luis Assuncao Garla and GGMasters champions Anatoly Suvorov and Seth Fischer lock up bracelets

Rocking weekend at the 2020 World Series of Poker Online as another three bracelets found their way to new winners. The lucky trio were Luis Assuncao Garla, Anatoly Suvorov, and Seth Fischer. Read up on their victories via our recaps below. For champion Garla, he became the sixth player to win a Natural8 Team Bling Sponsorship.

For those just tuning in, we are approaching the halfway mark. The 2020 WSOP Online [ international leg ] opened on July 19th on Natural8 – GG Network with 54 signature bracelets up for grabs. To date, 25 have been captured and over $ 51.4 million paid out. The series runs until September 6th.

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There are no bracelets to be won tonight but entry flights are available for WSOP #63: $ 500 Mini Main Event $ 5M GTD. Next bracelet event is WSOP #58: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed Championship taking place on August 11 @ 18:00 UTC / August 12 @ 02:00 HKT. Highlight events to come are: WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ], for high rollers the WSOP #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYER CHAMPIONSHIP [ $10M GTD ], and of course the brand’s much awaited marquee event, the WSOP #77: $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $25 Million GTD ].

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WSOP #55: HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship – Luis Assuncao Garla – HK$ 3,551,611.32 (~US$ 458,250)

Luis Assuncao Garla. Credit: PocketFives

The HK$ 8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship ran a lengthy 12 hours and 43 minutes before Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” found himself at the top of the heap. The Brazilian outlasted 479 final day qualifiers to lock up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and largest career score of HK$ 3,551,611.32 (~US$ 458,250). He also moved into pole position in the WSOP Asia Player of the Series race. Playing on Natural8, Garla bagged his admission to “Team Bling “. His package will include a 6 month Team Bling Sponsorship and $ 15,000 Las Vegas Package ( $ 10,000 to cover buy-ins and $ 5,000 for expenses).

WSOP#55 – HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship

Garla’s win today was his 8th WSOP career cash and his first victory since 2014 when he won the Brazilian Series of Poker High Roller event for $ 35,641. Based on The Hendon Mob, Garla has collected over $ 518K in live circuit earnings with his largest take of $ 230.4K at the 2014 WSOP $10K World Championships Event. He trumped that figure today and has a signature gold to go with it. He joined two-time champion Yuri Dzivielevski and Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo” in bringing home a win for Brazil to bump up the country tally to 9 bracelets.

Buy in: HK$ 8,000 (~ US$ 1,000)
Guarantee: HK$ 8,000,000 (~US$ 1,032,000)
Cumulative Entries: 3,247
Cumulative Prize Pool: HK$ 24,677,200 ( ~US$ 3,183,900)
Day 2 qualifiers: 479
ITM: 404 places
Running time: 12 hours and 43 minutes

The Asia Championship HK$ 8M GTD event drew 3,247 entries across 14 flights for a prize pool three times the guarantee, settling at HK$ 24,677,200 ( ~US$ 3,183,900). Recapping the action from the final two tables, bracelet holders Joao Vieira, Abhinav Iyer, and Paul Teoh missed a seat in the final table. For the latter Teoh, it would have been his fourth final table visit had he made it instead, finishing in a respectable 12th place.

Just before the ninth hour of play, misfortune fell on Dario Sammartino who shoved with Ah5d only to be dominated throughout by Vladas Tamasauskas “Vladiator13” Ad8s. This formed the final table led by Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” who in looking forward, never relinquished his lead. Running second in chips was two-time WSOP ring winner Alan Schein “TheCockroach” and bringing up the rear was Kunal Bhatia “Alex_52” who was on his second final table appearance of the series.

WSOP#55 – HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship final table

Four hours into final table play, four players bowed out while each of the remaining players took credit. Ignacio Moron “Curandero” (9th) fell to Schein, Tamasauskas (8th) to Garla, Eduards Kudrjavcevs “IIIIIIIIiIII” (7th) to Alexandros Theologis “The Sheriff”, and Divanshu Khurana “d0rk21” (6th) to fellow countryman Bhatia.

From here on, the remaining players were guaranteed to score six digits. Chip leader Garla continued to dust the competition, eliminating Wenhao Peng “pwhwin” (5th) for his second head. Minutes after, Schein was denied a bracelet to match his two rings with Theologis delivering the harsh blow leaving. Still ahead and stacked over half the chips in play, Garla lost two big pots to each of his challengers – Bhatia and Theologis – then recovered a good chunk upon railing Bhatia in 3rd place. Great run for Bhatia who not only entered the final table as shortest stacked, he also overcame a near bust at five-handed where he dropped to 3 bbs against Peng on a dominated Ace. Bhatia did not improve on his previous 2nd place finish however he did score his largest WSOP cash of HK$ 1,804,690.52 (~US$ 232,800). He has now earned a whopping $ 440K on those two deep runs.

WSOP#55 – HK$ 8,000 NLH Asia Championship -pocket Aces for winner Garla

Heads up had Garla up 2:1 but it was Theologis who started off aggressive. He won a majority of the small pots to trim the gap but Garla answered with two big pots to pull away. The first showdown was to be the last. Garla Qd7d, Theologis 2c2s, a queen came on the flop.

Final table payouts

1st Luis Eduardo Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha” – Brazil – HK$ 3,551,611.32 (~US$ 458,250)
2nd Alexandros Theologis “The Sheriff” – Greece – HK$ 2,531,707.97 (~US$ 326,600)
3rd Kunal Bhatia “Alex_52” – India – HK$ 1,804,690.52 (~US$ 232,800)
4th Alan Schein “TheCockroach” – USA – HK$ 1,286,442.17 (~US$ 166,000)
5th Wenhao Peng “pwhwin” – China – HK$ 917,019.55 (~US$ 118,300)
6th Divanshu Khurana “d0rk21” – India – HK$ 653,684.22 (~US$ 84,300)
7th Eduards Kudrjavcevs “IIIIIIIIiIII” – Latvia – HK$ 465,967.22 (~US$ 60,100)
8th Vladas Tamasauskas “Vladiator13” – Lithuania – HK$ 332,157.57 (~US$ 42,900)
9th Ignacio Moron “Curandero” – Spain – HK$ 236,772.79 (~US$ 30,500)

Notable players in the top 100: Paul Teoh (12th), Martin Zamani (14th), Abhinav Iyer “OBellaCiao” (15th), Joao Vieira (16th), Stephen O”Dwyer (25th), Kristen Bicknell (33rd), Vincent Kwun Ngai Li “Peleus34” (42nd), Leandro Bianchini “107dalmatass” (57th), Daniel Negreanu (61st), Alex Foxen (67th), Ranno Sootla “RukKuRuku” (71st), Samuel Vousdem (89th), and Patrick Kennedy “Muddington” (91st).

WSOP #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ High Roller ] – Seth Fischer – $ 444,868.59

Seth Fischer. Credit: WSOP.com

The High Roller edition of the GGMasters offered up a hefty $ 2.5 million guarantee and with 2,153 ponying up the $ 1,500 buy in, it crushed the figure to bits for a much richer $ 3,068,025 prize pool. After 13 hours of play, American pro player Seth Fischer “AberFroman” defeated Russian pro Arsenii Karmatckii “kastaban” to claim the title, the $ 444,868.59, and the signature WSOP bracelet. In addition, Fischer was awarded a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

WSOP #56 – $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ High Roller ]

For Seth Fischer “AberFroman”, this victory was a 12 year wait. Fischer’s first WSOP cash – which in fact was his first live tournament career cash – was in 2008 where he placed 2nd at the $ 2,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $ 330,519. Since then, he has been collecting WSOP cashes hoping for that maiden win, instead piling in 27 deep runs without a gold. That all changed today as he locked up the gold and the largest payout of his career. This win put him over $ 1.2 million in earnings.

Buy in: $ 1,500
Guarantee: $ 2,500,000
Entries: 2,153
Prize pool: $ 3,068,025
ITM: 314 places
Running time: 13 hours

Setting up the final table, eventual champion Seth Fischer “AberFroman” won a three-way showdown that sent Brazil’s “Pablo21311” out in 10th place. Sebastien Grax carried in the largest stack trailed closely by Karmatckii. Based on live stats, Karmatckii was the most decorated of the pack with over $ 1.2M in live tournament earnings. Back at the final table was Michael Nugent “MrFabulous” who finished a strong 4th place at the MILLIONAIRE MAKER event.

WSOP #56 – $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ High Roller ] final table

Action proceeded with Karmatckii displaying prowess by knocking out the first two players – Yonatan Basin “malakasos” (9th) and Clement Tripodi “Sea View” (8th). Sebastien Grax put the brakes on Lukas Parednis “VapeNation” (7th) then Nugent did the same to Dominykas Mikolaitis “MickeyMouse” (6th). At five handed, Fischer avoided the rail with Ah10h finding an Ace to survive Karmatckii’s 7d7s. Evaldas Aniulis “Man14c” (5th) was not as lucky with all his chips shipped by Karmatckii.

With half the table empty, Fischer began to rise. He doubled up through Nugent with pocket fives holding against Ace-King. The ailing Nugent lost the rest to Grax who claimed the lead for the first time. However, his rule quickly vanished when Fischer caught a lucky river trips to avoid the rail again (hand below).

WSOP #56 – $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ High Roller ] – set of 10’s for winner Fischer

From there, it was a grind to the finish. The next elimination took nearly an hour from the previous one. Karmatckii crippled Grax with AdQs trips to 4c4h. Fischer claimed the rest of Grax’s chips to face Karmatckii ahead nearly 2:1. Despite Karmatckii winning numerous pots, Fischer held tight to his advantage. After widening to 9:1 gap, Fischer finally closed it out with top pair to a missed straight draw.

Final table payouts

1st Seth Fischer “AberFroman” – Canada – $ 444,868.59 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket
2nd Arsenii Karmatckii “kastaban” – Russia – $ 328,490.67
3rd Sebastien Grax – Monaco – $ 236,187.60
4th Michael Nugent MrFabulous” – Canada – $ 169,821.01
5th Evaldas Aniulis “Man14c” – Lithuania – $ 122,102.48
6th Dominykas Mikolaitis “MickeyMouse” – Poland – $ 87,792.76
7th Lukas Parednis – Lithuania – $ 63,123.69
8th Clement Francois Louis Tripodi “Sea View” – UK – $ 45,386.21
9th Yonatan Basin “malakasos” – Israel – $ 32,633.04

WSOP #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ] – Anatoly Suvorov – $183,525.90

9,835 players flooded the online platform for the first freezeout event of the series – WSOP #57: 150 GGMasters WSOP Edition $ 1M guaranteed. This is now the largest single day turnout of the ongoing series. With only one bullet allowed, it was a brutal race for the bragging rights title. After 13.5 hours, Russia’s Anatoly Suvorov “Pohitrusha” shipped it, turning his lowly $ 150 to a sweet $ 183,525.90.

WSOP #57 – $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ]

Based on his THM stats amounting to $ 178,947, most of Suvorov’s profits were gained at live events held in Cyprus. Last year he ran deep at the WSOP Europe Main Event for his first world series cash. His maiden victory today practically doubled his live tournament earnings.

Buy in: $ 800
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entries: 9,835
Prize pool: $ 1,357,230
ITM: 1,232 places
Running time: 13.5 hours

Recapping the action at 12 remaining, Jean Francois Alexandre shipped a four way showdown to form the final table. Brazilian player “kreizy” took 10th, Israel’s “cbet” 11th, and recent bracelet winner Roberto Romanello in 12th place.

Four-way all-in in WSOP #57 – $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ]

Out of the massive number of players that competed in this event, well known pros were of course in attendance. Many of them ran deep for a piece of the pot however none reached the final table. Instead, the round consisted of players with light career scores and each one seeking their first major title. For his four-way sweep, Alexandre earned the top spot.

WSOP #57 – $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [ Freezeout ] final table

Within ten minutes, Alexandre fattened up more by booting William Overmire “OveyGG” (9th) however before the next drop, it was double up galore with Alexandre paying up three times. One of them was to David Edelstein “Duvidl18” who used his newfound chips to eliminate Andre Grohnert “grohnaldo” (8th). Action continued at a slow pace, Amine Hamza “Barbe-N0ire” eventually railed Adam Cader ”4bbVirtuoso” (7th) then Hector Caldero “mendekua” suffered two hits to fall in 6th place.

At five remaining, Edelstein took the lead after cleaning out Alexandre (5th) but a few hands later, Edelstein lost a chunk to Suvorov with aces holding against King-Jack. This boost in chips sprung Suvorov to life, claiming the next two heads, Hamza (4th) and Hoseth (3rd). Against Hoseth, Suvorov rivered a flush to enter heads up against Edelstein up in the count. Fifteen minutes in, Edelstein switched it up then built a 4:1 advantage, however one costly flip to Suvorov was the beginning of the end for Edelstein. Suvorov’s 5d5h held up against AsJh. From there, Suvorov climbed. The final hand soon arrived with Suvorov’s 10d10s defeating Edelstein’s KdQh.

Final table payouts

1st Anatoly Suvorov “Pohitrusha” – Russia – $ 183,525.90
2nd David Edelstein “Duvidl18” – Chile – $ 127,872.10
3rd Tom Hoseth “Matrix1973” – Norway – $ 89,097.67
4th Amine Hamza “Barbe-N0ire” – France – $ 62,080.65
5th Jean-Francois Alexandre “Jhope514” – $ 43,256
6th Hector Caldero “mendekua” – Andorra – $ 30,139.59
7th Adam Cader ”4bbVirtuoso” – Canada – $ 21,000.28
8th Andre Grohnert “grohnaldo” – Germany – $ 14,632.29
9th William Overmire “OveyGG” – UK – Canada – $ 10,195.37

Final Four: WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship

The final four players of WSOP #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship will return on August 15 @ 18:00 UTC for the last stretch to the title. The eventual winner will claim $ 360,480, the added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket, and the bragging rights WSOP gold bracelet.

Final four in WSOP #54 – $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship

Remaining payouts

1st $ 360,480 + $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package Ticket
2nd $ 223,488
3rd $ 124,160
4th $ 124,160

Buy in: $ 10,000
Entries: 128 cap
Prize pool: $ 1,241,600
ITM: 16 places
Semi Finals: August 15 18:00 UTC with live stream on GGPoker.TV

Update: WSOP Leaderboard

In addition to striving for the WSOP gold bracelet is the esteemed Player of the Series title. For the first time, three types of POS titles will be awarded. The ultimate leaderboard champion will win the WSOP Pure Gold Mouse, the WSOP Pure Gold Dragon will be awarded to the Asia Player of the Series – highest points accrued on the Asia Time Zone events -, and the exclusive Pure Gold Card to be given to leaderboard finishers 2nd to 5th. Current standings after 25 events.

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard – Top 10

WSOP Player of the Series Leaderboard current standings

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard [ Asia Time Zone Events ] – Top 10

WSOP 2020 Online Leaderboard [ Asia Time Zone Events ]

Open: WSOP #63: $500 Mini Main Event [ $5M GTD ]

The next juiced up bracelet event is WSOP #63: $ 500 Mini Main Event with a $ 5 million guarantee in tow. Registration has opened. The first flight roared in earlier today with 1,382 getting an early start. 12 chances remain to try to secure a final day seat. Like most of the events offered, this too comes with an added $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 10 to 16
Guarantee: $ 5,000,000
Cumulative Entries: 1,382
Final Day qualifiers: 175
Entry flights: 12 remaining
Final Day: August 16 @ 18:30 UTC / August 17 @ 02:30 HKT

Top 15 in chips

WSOP #63 – $500 Mini Main Event top15 in chips

Notable players through to the Final Day: Rui Ferreira, Stephen Chidwick, Patrick Kennedy “Muddington”, Sam Razavi “JejuKingCrab”, and Aaron Wijaya “fishnchip”.

Other Results

High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $2M GTD [ 2-day event ]

The weekly High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $2M GTD was back on again, this time seeing a slightly larger turnout of 237 entries. The game wrapped up once the final 9 players were determined. They will return on August 11 @ 18:00 UTC / August 12 @ 0200 HKT. Live broadcast on GGPoker.TV.

Buy in: $ 10,000
Date: August 9 to 10
Guarantee: $ 2,000,000
Entries: 237
Prize pool: $ 2,298,900
ITM: 35 places

Final 9 players

High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $2M final table

Biereux – Canada – 4,852,077 (69.3 BB)
Chris Fitzgerald – Mexico – 4,310,507 (61.6 BB)
SirRabbit2 – Morocco – 2,978,367 (42.5 BB)
Rui Ferreira – Croatia – 2,740,213 (39.1 BB)
Artur Martirosian – Russia – 2,713,844 (38.8 BB)
David Miscikowski – Mexico – 2,246,758 (32.1 BB)
Benjamin Rolle – Austria – 1,630,678b (23.3 BB)
Christopher Brewer – Canada – 1,132,596 (16.2 BB)
Amichai Barer – Canada – 1,094,960 (15.6 BB)

Remaining payouts

1st $ 442,184.42
2nd $ 329,586.62
3rd $ 245,660.91
4th $ 183,106.00
5th $ 136,479.94
6th 101,726.78
7th $ 75823.23
8th $ 56,515.69
9th $ 42,124.58

WSOP Side Event: $400 Warmup

Buy in: $ 400
Date: August 9
Guarantee: $ 200,000
Entries: 1,074
Prize pool: $ 403,824
ITM: 152 places
Winner: Manig Loeser – Germany – $ 55,693.81 (deal)
2nd Ben Farrell – UK – $ 57,982.98 (deal)

WSOP Side Event: $500 FIFTY STACK

WSOP Side Event – $500 FIFTY STACK

Buy in: $ 500
Date: August 9
Guarantee: $ 500,000
Entries: 1,824
Prize pool: $ 866,400
ITM: 260 places
Winner: BTCtoMOON – Austria – $ 130,555.20

WSOP Side Event: $2,100 Bounty Turbo 6 Handed [ High Roller ]

Buy in: $ 2,100
Date: August 9
Guarantee: $ 150,000
Entries: 263
Prize pool: $ 526,000
ITM: 39 places
Winner: CharlieD23 – Sweden – $ 120,958.95

WSOP Side Event: $150 Super Turbo 6 Handed

Buy in: $ 150
Date: August 9
Guarantee: $ 100,000
Entries: 1,141
Prize pool: $ 157,458
ITM: 170 places
Winner: FortySixand2 – Canada – $ 24,883.89

WSOP Side Event: $210 Bounty Turbo 6-Handed

WSOP Side Event – $210 Bounty Turbo 6 Handed

KEY EVENTS

WSOP #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event [ $ 25M GTD ]

Year after year, players flock to Las Vegas with dreams of winning a bracelet, however no gold is more desired than that of the WSOP Main Event. The hunt for the 51st champion begins on August 16 with entry flights running daily until August 30. Players are allowed only three bullets with no same day re-entry offered.

Buy in: $ 5,000
Guarantee: $ 25,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to August 30
Entry Flights: 22 offered
Final Day: August 30 [ 3-Day Freezeout Flights ]

WSOP #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYER CHAMPIONSHIP [ $10M GTD ]

Buy in: $ 25,000
Date: August 23 @ 18:00 UTC
Guarantee: $ 10,000,000
Notes: 2 day event

WSOP #71: BIG 50 [ $1M GTD ]

At the 50th anniversary of the WSOP held last year, the BIG 50 event was introduced. Due to its massive draw of 28,371 entries, it is back in the roster. With the buy in lowered to a very affordable $ 50, players can expect a monstrous field.

Buy in: $ 50
Guarantee: $ 1,000,000
Entry Dates: August 16 to 23
Entry Flights: 15 offered
Final Day: August 23 @ 18:30 UTC

Other Games

For those looking to enter bracelet events for cheap, the WSOP Silk Road is your route. Daily tickets can be won until August 31. Alek Stasiak “astazz” earned his seat to WSOP #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief via a $10 qualifier which bought him a seat in the $100 satellite to the above-mentioned bracelet event which he shipped for $ 343.2K. For non- bracelet events, several WSOP side events are scheduled with buy-ins from $125 to $800.

Natural8 Promos

For players signed up on Natural8, expect fantastic player incentives. Newest WSOP champions Luis Assuncao Garla “Xapilskinha”, Daniel Dvoress, Teoh Ming Juen “Paul Teoh”, Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon”, and Marcelo Jakovjlevic Pudla “Marolo” have already capitalized, each one awarded a WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship package. 32 days left to avail of our promos!

WSOP Winner’s Circle Sponsorship Packages

Main Event = $100,000 Natural8 Sponsorship*

Win the WSOP Main Event and you’ll not only become a part of Team Bling, you’ll be the CAPTAIN of the team. This exclusive package includes:

12 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses)
$25,000 for live event sponsorships
T$60,000 in online sponsorships, paid out over 12 months

Buy-ins of $1,000 and above = $15,000 Natural8 Sponsorship*

Win a WSOP Bracelet from any event with a buy-in of $1,000 and above, and you’ll get a Team Bling package that includes:

6 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses)

Buy-ins from $50 to $999 = $7,500 Natural8 Sponsorship*

Win a WSOP Bracelet from any event with a buy-in of $999 and below, and you’ll get a Team Bling package that includes:

6 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$7,500 Las Vegas Package ($5,000 to cover your buy-ins and $2,500 for expenses)

WSOP First Deposit Bonus

First time depositors on Natural8 can expect a special bump in the load. For a minimum deposit of $20 are gifts worth up to $ 100 over six consecutive days. The initial $ 60 in WSOP tickets – WSOP Satellite and WSOP Spin & Gold, another $ 40 in WSOP tickets for those that complete all 6 AoF challenges of 100 AoF hands per day.

WSOP Silk Road

The WSOP Silk Road Micro Series has been ongoing since July 1st and will run until August 31st. This is for players looking to enter bracelet events for cheap. And seriously, who wouldn’t want to win a multi million event for as low as $ 1.08? Via this route, buy-ins only go as high as $ 21.60. Top the Natural8 Silk Road Leaderboard to win an instant ticket to the WSOP #77: $5,000 Main Event [ $25M GTD ].

Plenty of action still to come so stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you daily updates on the ongoing 2020 WSOP Online on Natural8.

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