Poker News: Stacey, Peters, Ates Win at 2020 WSOP Online

2020 WSOP Online August Events

We continue to track the 2020 World Series of Poker along with all of the latest results from the mega event. This week’s poker news focuses in on three more winners including one from Turkey, who earned the country’s first gold bracelet at the event.

Stacey Wins 2020 WSOP Online $300 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Six-Max Event

Alexander Stacey is one of the latest players that has been able to secure a gold bracelet during the 2020 WSOP Online. This past week, he was able to defeat the other 3,491 total poker entries in order to claim first place and his prize of $127,660 at the $300 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Six-Man Event.

The top 440 finishers in this event were able to get a chunk of the $973,989 prize pool.

The win gives Stacey the first of his career as his best score outside of this event was a 12th-place finish in the $550 buy-in back in the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party.

Finishing behind Stacey was Craig Lecompte, who came in second place and was awarded with $99,552. Rounding out the top three was Sami Koivunea, who took home $70,964 for his result.

Peters Wins 2020 WSOP Online $10,000 Heads-Up Event

David Peters is adding to his collection: one of the most successful live tournament players has picked up a win at the 2020 World Series of Poker and as a result has obtained his second gold bracelet. The latest one came during the $10,000 Heads-Up Event where he had to defeat 128 total entries in order to claim first place. The prize pool for the event had floated up to $360,480.

For Peters, this wasn’t his first notable poker win. He has been incredibly consistent throughout the past few years with three finishes of sixth place and better in the Card Player Player of the Year standings. One of those was a solid win in the POY race back in 2016. He has averaged $5.7 million in annual tournament cashes from 2015-19, so life is pretty good for him these days.

Multiple other big names were also able to secure money in this event, one of those big names were Bertrand Grospellier, Samuel Vousden and six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu. Each was eliminated in the Round of 16 and took home $24,832.

Ates Wins First WSOP Bracelet For Turkey

Orhan Ates has just became the first card player to win a WSOP gold bracelet while representing his native country of Turkey. The landmark win came at the 2020 WSOP Online $525 buy-in bounty no-limit hold’em six-max event.

There was plenty of competition in the way as a total of 3,170 other entries were in the running but Ates survived them all in order to claim his first-place prize of $114,584. He was also able to win $65,593 from bounties, which ended up bringing his total earnings in this event to $180,177.

In second place was Tobias Schwecht, who won $98,015 in the event and rounding out the top three was Tomas Jozonis, who was able to win $61,410 from the event.