Key Takeaways From 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series At WSOP.com
The first part of the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) took place on WSOP.com, featuring 31 bracelet events, running throughout July.
There were a number of technical issues and player complaints, but the festival was generally successful, attracting a total of 44,179 entries to generate a whopping $26,871,065 in total prize money.
The action continues on GGPoker until September 5, headlined by the $25 million-guaranteed Main Event which has just kicked off.
Summary Of WSOP.com 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the key facts and figures from the U.S. leg of the series.
Players With Most Cashes
While a final table finish has so far remained elusive for Ryan “potential” Laplante, his skills shined through during the month-long series. He recorded 17 cashes in total, and was awarded “Performance of the Week” after scoring nine consecutive in-the-money finishes.
Ben Yu is at No. 2 with 16 cashes, followed by Ian Steinman with 15. Daniel Negreanu also had impressive results with 15 cashes, with the Poker Hall of Famer continuing his hunt for a seventh bracelet over at GGPoker. Roland Israelashvili round out the Top 5 with 14 cashes.
When it comes to the most money earned during the WSOP.com series, there was no player better than Joe McKeehen. The 2015 WSOP Main Event winner earned $369,632, a significant portion of that ($352,985) came from his first-place finish in the $3,200 High Roller, during which he also captured his third gold bracelet.
Other players who went past the $300,000 mark were: Ryan Torgersen ($337,060), Nahrain Tamero ($310,382) and Nick Guagenti ($305,433).
$100K Leaderboard Final Rankings
The player who finished at the top of the WSOP.com’s leaderboard was Ian Steinman who earned 3,186.94 points across 15 cashes. He walked away with $18,000 in leaderboard prize.
Coming in second was Torgersen with 3,085.34 points ($12,000), followed by Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn who earned 2,996.16 points, equivalent to $9,000 in extra cash. Negreanu placed 19th, earning 2,212.67 points for $950.
The event attracting the most number of entries was Event #19: $400 NLH with 2,545 players, but the largest prize pool of $2,019,700 was awarded in Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship. McKeehen walked away with the biggest first-place payout worth $352,985 when he took down Event #14.
Among players who won a bracelet in the WSOP.com edition were Tony Dunst, Alan “Gladiuslll” Goehring, Louis Lynch, Allen Chang, Pat Lyons, Nick Binger, Jonathan “SugarJ” Lessin, and Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen.