As the 2020 World Series of Poker continues, we’ve got some important news to report on the wins from this past week. Here are three of the big winners from recent events.
Romanello Wins First Bracelet During 2020 WSOP Online
Winning comes frequently for some people, as Roman Romanello has just won the $1,500 no-limit hold’em event during the WSOP Online. He was coming into the event with $3.9 million in career tournament earnings after picking up a multitude of major titles throughout the past decade and a half, including the 2011 World Poker Tour Bratislava main event.
For his most recent win in the 2020 WSOP, he was awarded with the top prize in the event for a cool $216,213. The total prize pool was $1,313,850, which got split up among the top 134 finishers. Each of them was able to earn at least $3,237 in the event. In total, though, Romanello had to defeat the other 922 entries to win first place.
Other notable finishers include Niklas Astedt, who finished in second place and brought home $156,905. Right behind him was Paul Barnes in third place, winning $113,866 and Aleksandr Trofimov, who was in fourth and won $82,633.
Kiley Wins 2020 WSOP Online ‘Summer Saver’ Event
Nicholas Kiley has been declared the winner of the 2020 WSOP Online $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em Summer Saver event. Kiley was able to defeat the other 2,155 entries to win the top prize and collect $149,245.
The event had 1,484 poker players to go along with 671 re-entries, which allowed the prize pool to reach $969,750. The top 330 finishers received some money for their efforts, each winning at least $776.
This was the first big win for Kiley as his career live tournament earnings were only around $55,000 before this big score. Some other major names in the event were six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, who finished 183rd place, 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who finished 216th place and three-time bracelet winner Ben Yu, who finished in 260th place.
Binger Wins Second Gold Bracelet During the 2020 WSOP Online
We now have a winner for the 2020 WSOP Online $400 no-limit hold’em eight-max event. Nick Binger was able to beat out the 1,590 other entries and the 818 re-entries in order to win first place in the online poker event. He was able to walk away with $133,412 as well as the coveted gold bracelet around his wrist.
The prize pool for the event had ballooned to $866,880 with the top 330 finisher making money. The minimum award for the contestants that made money was $694. For Binger, this was not his first rodeo in the poker world as his career earnings are now over $2.3 million. The event led to his second bracelet but it was a long gap in between. His first bracelet came back in 2011 when he won the $5,000 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event.
Other notable finishers in this event were four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow, who placed 30th and won $3,381, six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu who came in 193rd and won $867 and 2015 world champion Joe McKeehen, who finished in 186th place and won $867.