There were three main WSOP events on August 9, including the $150 buy-in GGMasters WSOP Edition and the HK $8,000 NLHE Asia Championship. The day’s three bracelet events awarded a total of $7.5m in prize money and attracted thousands of players.
Brazil’s Third Champion
Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla was Brazil’s third player to become a 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Event champion. After almost 13 hours of play on the final day of Event #55: HK $8,000 NLHE Asia Championship, he walked away from a winner.
Assuncao Garla got past a field of 3,247 entries and defeated poker coach Alexandros “THE Sheriff” Theologis in a head-to-head battle, taking the top prize of HK$ 3,551,611 ($461,709).
Four hundred seventy-nine players survived their starting days, with the top 404 finishers receiving a piece of the HK $24,677,200 ($3,208,036) prize pool. That prize pool tripled the initial guarantee.
Following the closing of the event, Brazil received a great deal of attention once again due to its players making it deep into the WSOP in both Las Vegas and on the GGnetwork. Assuncao Garla gave the nation its third victory, which goes alongside three runner-up finishes during the first half of the festival.
Assuncao Garla’s best performance came back in 2014 when he took 34th place in the WSOP Main Event, receiving a prize of $230,487.
Kunal “Alex_52” Bhatia, the third-place finisher, was close to winning a championship once again but couldn’t hold on. Three days ago, the impressive player finished runner-up to Alek “astazz” Stasiak in Event #52: $1,000 No-Limit Hold ’em.
The final table and prize amounts included:
|#2||Alexandros “THE Sheriff” Theologis||2,531,708 HKD|
|#3||Kunal “Alex_52” Bhatia||1,804,691 HKD|
|#4||Alan “TheCockroach” Schein||1,286,442 HKD|
|#5||Wenhao “pwhwin” Peng||917,020 HKD|
|#6||Divanshu “d0rk21” Khurana||653,684 HKD|
|#7||Eduards “IlIlIlIliIIl” Kudrjavcevs||465,967 HKD|
|#8||Vladas “Vladiator13” Tamasauskas||332,158 HKD|
|#9||Ignacial “Curandero” Moron||236,773 HKD|
Other Notable Performances and Upcoming Events
Some of the other online events over the weekend included Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer’s victory and maiden bracelet win in Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller] for $444,869, as well as Anatoly “Pohitrusha” Suvarov’s victory in Event #57 for $183,526.
There is still a lot of action left to go during the month of August, so make sure to keep up to date with the latest WSOP online event news. The games will continue through September 6.
Some of the fast-approaching events are:
- Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold ’em 6-Handed Championship on August 11, with a $5,000 buy-in.
- Event #59: $2,500 Double Stack No-Limit Hold ’em on August 12, with a $2,500 buy-in.
- Event #60: $525 Bounty No-Limit Hold ’em 6-Handed on August 13, with a lower $525 buy-in.