2020 WSOP Online: Nick Maimone Captures First Bracelet, Jason Koon Leads 25K Final Table

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone

Nick "rdcrsn" Maimone

It was another massive weekend over at GGPoker with several big 2020 World Series of Poker Online bracelet events either crowning a champion or playing down to the final table. The big eyecatcher was Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, where Jason Koon leads the final 9 in search of $1.8M.

In addition to Anson Tsang, three more bracelet winners were crowned in the BIG 50, the $1,500 Marathon, and a $500 Deepstack Limit event. Read all about it in today’s WSOP update.

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Nick “rdcrsn” Maimone Wins First Bracelet in Event #69: $1,500 Marathon ($302,472)

American Nick “rdcrsn” Maimone (lead picture) registered at GGPoker bested Brazil’s Diego “JaxTeller” Bittar in heads-up play in the WSOP Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold’em to win the $302,472 top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

The tournament lived up to its name with the one-day event taking more than 13 1/2 hours from start to finish. Despite no guarantee, the turnout was big with 1,438 entrants generating a massive $2,049,150 prize pool.

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Maimone is no stranger to success despite never finding WSOP gold before today. In addition to his more than $2.1 million in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob, Maimone also was once ranked sixth in the world in online poker tournaments at PocketFives. While playing under “rdcrsn” on GGPoker, to online railbirds he’s well-known under his “fu_15” moniker with countless digital accolades attached to it.

The win catapults Maimone over the $1 million mark in WSOP cashes with his best finish coming more than a decade ago when he took 15th place in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $633,022.

WSOP Online Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Nick “rdcrsn” Maimone United States $302,472
2 Diego “JaxTeller” Bittar Brazil $228,212
3 Giovani “Mandjocka” Torre Portugal $165,613
4 Nikolay “PROMsGT” Motsenko Russia $120,186
5 Sebastian “Mustlaaaveit” Sikorski Canada $87,219
6 Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk Estonia $63,295
7 Murilo “RaiseBluff” Nascimento Portugal $45,933
8 Erik “FortySixand2” Lemarquand Canada $33,334
9 Bert “ILOVECATS” Stevens Belgium $24,190

Read blow-by-blow coverage of Maimone’s win in the PokerNews Live Reporting section


Jason Koon Leads Final Nine in Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

The final table of Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP has been set after a lengthy bubble with Jason Koon claiming the chip lead with 7,863,055 in chips. This prominent event offered players a gargantuan guarantee of $10,000,000 and attracted 407 entries by the end of the registration period.

Koon is no stranger to the high buy-in tournament fields with over $31 million in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob and a plethora of online tournament wins. Koon started climbing up to the top of the counts and got there when there were only ten tables left and never really looked back.

Koon is joined on the final table by many more familiar names and faces like Shankar “Saquon” Pillai, Christian Rudolph, Aram “Pusha T” Zobian, Chris Hunichen, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Aliaksei “BladeRunner1” Boika, Paulius “ChickenBBQ” Plausinaitis, and Brunno Botteon.

$25K PPC Final Table Line-Up

Rank Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Jason Koon United States 7,863,055 39
2 Shankar “Saquon” Pillai United States 6,875,234 34
3 Christian Rudolph Germany 5,544,188 28
4 Aram “Pusha T” Zobian United States 4,405,440 22
5 Chris Hunichen United States 4,175,274 21
6 Aleksejs Ponakovs Latvia 3,883,951 19
7 Aliaksei “BladeRunner1” Boika Belarus 3,297,276 16
8 Paulius “ChickenBBQ” Plausinaitis Lithuania 2,905,555 15
9 Brunno Botteon Brazil 1,750,027 9

$25K PPC Final Table Payouts

Place Prize
1 $1,800,290
2 $1,332,097
3 $979,138
4 $719,700
5 $529,005
6 $388,837
7 $285,808
8 $210,079
9 $154,416

When the players return on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. UTC, they will battle it out for the top prize of $1,800,290 while they have already secured at least $154,416. They will resume play on Level 37 which features a small blind of 100,000, a big blind of 200,000, and a running ante of 25,000. The blinds will increase after every 30 hands.

Check out full live reporting of the 25K PPC right here



Huahuan “F7588” Feng Wins the Biggest WSOP ever with Event #71: BIG 50 ($211,282)

Huahuan Feng
Huahuan Feng

Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD wasn’t just big – it was the biggest World Series of Poker (WSOP) field ever and Huahuan “F7588” Feng managed to navigate through the massive field of 44,576 total entries to win the bracelet, a package to WSOP Europe, and $211,282. The huge field put the prize pool on this $50 event at more than $2M, doubling its $1M guarantee.

The win marks the seventh cash for Feng during the 2020 WSOP Online at GGPoker, but its the first time in the series he has gotten even close to a final table. Prior to this year, Feng had no WSOP cashes on his resume, but he managed to rack up more than $300,000 in wins in various Asian events since 2017.

The $211,282 score is his biggest cash yet, eclipsing his previous best of $176,985 (KRW 198,060,000) in KRW 11,300,000 + 700,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller (Event #8) at Jeju Red Dragon 2018, Jeju.

WSOP Online Event #71: BIG 50 Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Huahuan “F7588” Feng China $211,282
2 Xue qiao “whattfboys” Zhao China $159,705
3 Ronald “CorVanHout” Haverkamp Netherlands $114,237
4 Daniel “Vanessa23” Montagnolli Austria $81,714
5 Max “TheChosen1” Veyga Argentina $58,450
6 Di “LuXDi” Lu China $41,809
7 Xiong “wwwyoujizz” Huang China $29,906
8 Dean “JoogieJJ” Lipscombe United Kingdom $21,392
9 Wade “JWNomad” Gillett Thailand $15,302

How big was the BIG 50 exactly? Check it out here


Gregor “soulsntfaces” Muller Wins Event #67: $500 Limit Hold’em ($45,102)

On Friday night, Gregor “soulsntfaces” Muller won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #67: $500 Limit Hold’em for $45,101. The first limit tournament of the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelets schedule attracted 706 players to create a prize pool of $335,350.

Muller has recorded two previous live cashes back in 2010 and 2016 in his home country of Austria and cashed in the Mini Main Event for $1,541. This cash today is his biggest to date on at least GGPoker and no other results show up on his username.



Muller defeated Brunno Botteon heads-up who in comparison is a more well-known player. In the live poker scene, Botteon might only have cashed for $78,246, his online results amount to much more. The online grinder’s biggest cash was for $265,463 with a few more six-figure scores in his collection.

While Botteon nearly missed out on the coveted price here, he’s in contention for a far bigger ship as he’s among the final nine in the $25K Poker Players Championship.

They were joined by other familiar names on the final table like GGPoker Twitch Streamer Michiel “Easterdamnz” Van Elsacker and Davide “ElPapuGomez” Suriano.

WSOP Online Event #67: $500 Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Gregor “soulsntfaces” Muller Austria $45,102
2 Brunno Botteon Brazil $41,855
3 Anmol “bemyfriend” Srivats India $30,680
4 Michiel “Easterdamnz” Van Elsacker Belgium $22,488
5 Drew “BigPavelski” Soik Austria $16,484
6 Davide “ElPapuGomez” Suriano Italy $12,082
7 Michael “Blank0DMT” Schwartz (FRA) France $8,856
8 Hong Kong “Fall Oh Gutz” Nguyen Canada $6,492

For more information, check out PokerNews Live Reporting of this event


2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
7/26/20 Event #32: $100 The Opener 29,306 $2,571,216 Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla $265,880
7/26/20 Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief 2,323 $2,580,853 Alek “astazz” Stasiak $343,204
7/19/20 Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 2,214 $1,107,000 Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa $117,650
7/21/20 Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 328 $1,558,000 Juha Helppi $290,286
7/22/20 Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE 1,342 $1,912,350 Michael Clacher $297,496
7/23/20 Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 971 $971,000 Hun Wei Lee $161,886
7/25/20 Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max 2,007 $1,143,990 Aaron “fishnchip” Wijaya $171,389
7/26/20 Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 922 $1,313,850 Roberto Romanello $212,613
7/26/20 Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha 532 $1,253,500 Simon Lofberg $224,493
8/1/20 Event #41: COLOSSUS 12,757 $4,796,632 Ranno Sootla $595,930
8/1/20 Event #42: PLOSSUS 4,356 $1,637,856 Yuri Dzivieleski $227,557
7/28/20 Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Championship 130 $1,261,000 Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb $276,393
7/29/20 Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed 892 $2,118,500 Kristen Bicknell $356,412
7/30/20 Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE 2,382 $1,905,600 Patrick “Muddington” Kennedy $245,448
8/1/20 Event #46: $500 Deepstack 2,307 $1,095,825 Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun $161,898
8/2/20 Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em 487 $462,560 Paul Teoh $82,202
8/8/20 Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M Gtd. 6,299 $8,976,075 Daniel Dvoress $1,489,289
8/2/20 Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold’em 2,978 $1,414,550 Vladas Burneikis $192,523
8/4/20 Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Championship 1,168 $2,336,000 Enrico “GTOExploiter” Camosci $327,319
8/5/20 Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha 2,005 $753,880 Eoghan “DrRoche” O’Dea $100,945
8/6/20 Event #52: $1,000 NLHE 2,006 $1,905,700 Alek “astazz” Stasiak $273,505
8/8/20 Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha 831 $631,560 Frank “Sbma2016” Crivello $94,253
8/15/20 Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship 128 $1,241,600 David Peters $360,480
8/9/20 Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship 3,247 $3,208,036 Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla $461,709
8/9/20 Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller] 2,153 $3,068,025 Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer $444,869
8/9/20 Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition 9,835 $1,357,230 Anatoly “Pohitrusha” Suvarov $183,526
8/11/20 Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 672 $3,192,000 Ravid “jerbi9999” Garbi $531,513
8/12/20 Event #59: $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 1,061 $2,519,875 Leonardo “Babaehduro” Mattos $399,047
8/13/20 Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 3,170 $1,585,000 Orhan “yirtil” Ates $180,177
8/15/20 Event #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 3,491 $973,989 Alexander “MightyWarior” Stacey $127,660
8/16/20 Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 990 $1,410,750 Bradley “DrStrange7” Ruben $220,160
8/16/20 Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event 15,205 $7,222,375 Ivan “zufo16” Zufic $843,460
8/16/20 Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 2,207 $1,740,800 Kartik “Mandovi” Ved $234,433
8/18/20 Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship 2,911 $1,659,270 Dmytro “Too Bad” Bystrovzorov  
8/19/20 Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha 1,281 $973,560 Toby “shinerrr” Joyce $139,453
8/20/20 Event #67: $500 Limit Hold’em 1,281 $335,350 Gregor “soulsntfaces” Muller $45,102
8/22/20 Event #68: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em 2,315 $1,099,625 Anson “[email protected]” Tsang $150,460
8/23/20 Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold’em 1,438 $2,049,150 Nick “rdcrsn” Maimone $302,472
8/23/20 Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD 44,576 $2,050,496 Huahuan “F7588” Feng $211,282

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