With the World Series of Poker shifting online, we’ve got a number of tournaments coming to a conclusion and winners being crowned. Let’s take a look at three big winners from the past week:
Bode Wins 2020 WSOP Online No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo
It turns out Matt Bode was correct when he suggested on Twitter that he could be a “secret online crusher”. Just days after he tweeted that out that bold statement, he ended up surpassing 1,179 other entries in order to win first place in the 2020 World Series of Poker online $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em super turbo tournament. The first-place result ended up making him $97,091 richer than he was at the start of the online poker tournament. Not bad for a man competing in his father’s basement. Yes, you read that right: Bode was in his father’s basement when he won the tournament as he tweeted a selfie of them together at the end.
Given the super turbo moniker, it lived up to the name. the tournament took a total of just six hours. 828 unique entries were made with 351 re-buys. That pushed the total prize pool to $530,550 with money being paid out to the top 180 players.
Bode wasn’t the only player to bring home a good payout. Taking a look at the rest of the top five, Brian Frasca finished in second place and brought home $59,952. Caitlin Dillon finished right behind him in third, winning $42,603 while Frank Marasco finished fourth and collected $30,772. Rounding out the top five was Kevin MacPhee who collected $22,389.
Lynch Brings Home Second Bracelet of 2020 WSOP Online Series
The $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em deepstack eight-max event has come to an end and Louis Lynch has been crowned champion. He bested a field of 919 entries to earn his first gold bracelet ever. The main prize pool for the event had ballooned to $873,050, which is what helped Lynch collect $168,586 for his first-place finish in the poker tournament. His previous career-high for a win was the 2010 Foxwoods Poker Classic when he picked up $54,494.
Besides Lynch, there were a number of other high payouts in this tournament with four players collecting at least $50,000. A few worth mentioning are Ryan Ko, who finished second place and brought home $104,242 while Kevin Garosshen placed third place and won $73,423.
Dokler Wins First Bracelet of 2020 WSOP Online Series
The first event of the 2020 World Series Of Poker Online Series has been played out and Jonathan Dokler has emerged victorious. Playing under the alias “Art Vandelay”, Dokler was able to defeat 1,715 other players to win the $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em kick-off online poker tournament. With such a big field, the prize pool for the event ended up reach $771,750 with the top 248 players receiving payouts. Dokler took home the biggest share of that money with his $130,425 payday.
It is worth noting that World Poker Tour champion Taylor Von Kriegenbergh was the first player to be eliminated at the final table. He finished in ninth place but was still able to win $10,109. Justin Turner finished behind Dokler in second and won $80,416. Rounding out the top three, Tony Dunst finished in third place and won $57,881.