14 July 2020 04:35
It's going to be a "BIG" day on WSOP.com, as Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em kicks off at 3 p.m. PDT, and a huge field is expected to fire away. Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips for their $500 buy-in, and blind levels are 15 minutes in length. Late registration is open for three hours and fifty-five minutes, and players unfortunate enough to bust have the ability to re-enter up to three times during the late registration period. Re-entries have a thirty-second time limit, so players should make sure they have enough funds in their WSOP.com account prior to the tournament start. Tournament tickets may not be used for re-entry.
This is a single day event meaning the entire tournament will be played out online and the winner will take home a WSOP Gold Bracelet. Chance "BingShiu" Kornuth was denied a second WSOP online bracelet (and third WSOP bracelet overall) by Raman "Acrogum" Afanasenka in yesterday's Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Max, and Afanasenka became the first international player to ship a bracelet during the WSOP Online series. Afanasenka, a native of Belarus, took home $128,601 and his first WSOP gold bracelet for his impressive performance. The BIG 500 is expected to be a jam-packed affair, and Aaron "Aaronmermel" Mermelstein, Tony "Panoramic" Dunst, and Jason "GETVLOGGED" Abolsky have already signed up and will be firing from the start. This is the twelfth of 85 bracelet events being held on WSOP.com (31 events – one each day for the month of July) and GG Poker (holding the remaining 54 events).
The former client will cater to players in Nevada and New Jersey (players in Delaware are NOT able to participate), while the latter will serve the international base. How To Play The first step in getting set up to play on WSOP.com is to download the client. To get the correct version of the client, use the links below: WSOP.com Bracelet Event Schedule As previously mentioned, the online bracelet schedule for the Summer Online WSOP is comprised of 31 events running daily throughout July. THEY ARE ALL ONE-DAY EVENTS. The scheduled WSOP.com events are available in hold'em and Omaha formats. Popular live staples like the BIG 50 and Senior's Event have been moved online. The marquee tournament is $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship, which takes place on Friday, July 31. All events will kick off at 3 p.m. PDT. Remaining 2020 Summer WSOP.com Online Bracelet Schedule Date Day Time Event #Event Buy-in July 13 Monday 3 p.m. 13 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout $1,500 July 14 Tuesday 3 p.m. 14 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller $3,200 July 15 Wednesday 3 p.m. 15 PLO 8-Max HR $1,000 July 16 Thursday 3 p.m. 16 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo $500 July 17 Friday 3 p.m. 17 No-Limit Hold'em $777 July 18 Saturday 3 p.m. 18 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStack $1,000 July 19 Sunday 3 p.m. 19 No-Limit Hold'em $400 July 20 Monday 3 p.m. 20 PLO 6-Handed $500 July 21 Tuesday 3 p.m. 21 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed $777 July 22 Wednesday 3 p.m. 22 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack $500 July 23 Thursday 3 p.m. 23 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout $500 July 24 Friday 3 p.m. 24 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed $400 July 25 Saturday 3 p.m. 25 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver $500 July 26 Sunday 3 p.m. 26 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale $500 July 27 Monday 3 p.m. 27 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout $400 July 28 Tuesday 3 p.m. 28 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max $1,000 July 29 Wednesday 3 p.m. 29 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed $600 July 30 Thursday 3 p.m. 30 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event $500 July 31 Friday 3 p.m. 31 No-Limit Hold'em Championship $1,000 It's been a very busy weekend in the World Series of Poker. Three more bracelet winners were confirmed across a weekend where dreams came true, a player who had never played online poker won a bracelet at their first attempt and a laptop nearly got smashed in hilarious fashion. It could only happen at the World Series of Poker… even if it is online. To the first event of the weekend, then, and a Friday night to remember for a first-timer who has played poker for years. Ron McMillen, who has played live poker for many years, had never opened up an online lobby in his life until compelled to do so during this year's WSOP. With 1,026 entries costing $600 each, a prizepool of nearly a million dollars was shared out across 10 hours at the virtual felt. In the end, 70-year-old McMillen won the top prize of $188,214 as well as his first WSOP gold bracelet, but plenty of big names fell by the wayside on that journey. The most successful tournament poker player of all-time online, Chris Moorman finished 141st for $1,656, while Daniel 'Kid Poker' Negreanu came in 96th for slightly more of a result at $1,851. Nick Schulman (43rd for $3,703), Anthony Zinno (22nd for $5,360) and Ryan Leng (10th for $10,331) all got close, but it was the old-timer who was playing online for the first time who proved it was his time. pic.twitter.com/10UYvh8V1Y — WSOP (@WSOP) July 10, 2020 Place Player Prize 1st Ron McMillen $188,214 2nd Ryan Torgersen $116,379 3rd Wade Griffith $81,972 4th Ruth Ruffman $58,482 5th Chris Moody $42,301 6th Ian Steinman $30,995 The $6000-entry NLHE MonsterStack WSOP event had even more entries, with almost double the number at 2,074. With the biggest prizepool of the WSOP Online Series so far at over $1.1 million, the top prize of $172361 went to Ryan Torgerson, who lost heads-up to McMillen in Event #9, a phenomenal achievement given the field size of each event. To win the event after finishing as runner-up in the prior event is one thing, but Torgerson did so by stepping over the metaphorical bodies of some superstars along the way. With players like Jason Somerville (51st for $3,023), previous nemesis Ron McMillen (65th for $2,127) and Anthony Zinno (22nd for $5,360) all coming close but eventually falling away, Torgerson's success was sweet. Place Player Prize 1st Ryan Torgerson $172,361 2nd Brandon Lenn $106,508 3rd Sam Grizzle $77,725 4th Eric Blair $57,229 5th Chris Carey $42,558 6th Brent Roberts $31,918 7th Justin Whitfield $24,079 8th Nick Pupillo $18,367 9th Tom Dean $14,234 Event #11 Finally, Event #11 took place on Saturday into Sunday and saw $1,691 entries at $500 a pop. Won by Raman Afansenka, who took home $128,601 and the bracelet, it was notable for featuring a run all the way to 3nd place by previous WSOP legend in recent years Chance Kornuth, who won bracelets back in 2010 and more recently 2018. Kornuth had chances to close it out heads-up but ultimately saw the stacks swing against him, prompting an amusing response from former WPT Main Event winner and TV writer Matt Salsberg. — Salty (@msalsberg) July 12, 2020 Event #11 WSOP final table results: