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$3.9 Million Awaits the WSOP Online Main Event Champion
GGPoker promised to make the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event the biggest online poker tournament in history. They realised that promise thanks to 5,082-players turning out in force and creating a $27,559,500 prize pool.
The colossal WSOP Online Main Event prize pool surpasses the $21,835,000 played for in the 2018 MILLIONS Online at partypoker. The winner of this record-breaking tournament walks away with $3,904,686.
Plenty of the world’s best poker players have already cashed in the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event. Only 38 players remain in the hunt for the $3,904,686 top prize. Such luminaries as Sam Greenwood, Rui Ferreira, Bruno Volkmann, and Kahle Burns finished in the top 85.
Bryan “smbdySUCKme” Piccioli is the man to catch when play resumes on September 7. The American finished Day 2 armed with 18,417,494 chips and enjoys a 2.5 million chip lead.
Piccioli is no stranger to major tournaments, especially the World Series of Poker. He finished sixth in the 2017 WSOP Main Event and collected a career-best $1,675,000. A third-place finish in the WSOP Online Main Event will best that impressive sum.
“theczar19” was the moniker Piccioli made famous several years ago. Piccioli tore up online events like they were going out of fashion. He excelled in the WSOP.com edition of this series, where he cashed 14 times. Piccioli relocated out of the United States to grind on GGPoker.
Plenty Of Big Names Remain in the WSOP Online Main Event
Piccioli holds the most chips going into the final day’s action but victory in the WSOP Online Main Event is far from guaranteed. That’s because Picciloi is joined by some truly fantastic players who are gunning for glory.
Michael “All Love” Kane of the United Kingdom sits back down in second-place. Kane is primarily a cash game player but he’s also a dab and at poker tournaments. The Scotsman went deep in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, finishing 368th for $34,845. He can also brag about winning an Aussie Millions ring in 2015. Kane has the skills and the big stack to win this event, that is for certain.
Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt is another player poised for a seven-figure prize. Alt hails from Switzerland and he’ll take no prisoners when play resumes. Alt has won millions of dollars from online poker tournaments and is a good bet to win the WSOP Online Main Event.
Also keep an eye out for the likes of Benjamin Rolle (10,789,181), Stefan “Schilli33” Schillhabel (8,412,841), and Jonas “rddkpp1” Lauck (6,118,751). Any of that trio could cause an upset on the third and final day.
Current Top 10 Chips Counts
|1||Bryan “smbdySUCKme” Picciloi||United States||18,417,494|
|1||Michael “All Love” Kane||United Kingdom||15,907,969|
|1||Stoyan “Nirvana76” Madanzhiev||Bulgaria||15,299,783|
|1||Craig Timms||United Kingdom||12,809,181|
|1||Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt||Switzerland||11,681,173|
|1||Joao “Petronio” Santos||Brazil||10,433,786|
$39,214 is the least any of the 38 returning players can win. The first six-figure prize goes to whoever finishes in 17th place; $113,465 awaits. Anyone reaching the final table secures $230,395 with the top four players becoming millionaires!
Life-changing money and a place in poker’s history books is on the line. The WSOP Online Main Event champion will be remembered for many years to come. Lady Luck will have a major influence on who that champion is, it could boil down to which player handles the immense pressure the best.