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Online World Series of Poker Super Circuit: More Than $1.8 Million Awarded By Midway Through The Series

The WSOP's $1,240,000 In Series Guarantees Has Already Been Surpassed By More than $575,000 With Nine Events Still Remaining

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The 2020 WSOP.com Super Circuit Series has reached its midway point, with nine of the 18 WSOPC gold ring events to be held between March 14-31 now in the books. The series featured a total of $1,240,000 in guaranteed prize pools across all 18 tournaments, and though just nine events there has already been more than $1.8 million in prize money paid out. Every single event of the series so far has easily surpassed its guaranteed prize pool. Recaps of events 1-3 and 4-6 can be found here.

The series is available to any players of legal age within the physical state limits of New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. A Full listing of tournaments being offered can be found on Card Player’s tournament database page.

Thomas 'mag8500' MaguireThe seventh event on the schedule was the first and only pot-limit Omaha tournament of the series. The $215 buy-in six-max PLO event began at 4:00 p.m. PST on Mar. 20 and featured a $30,000 guarantee that was just more than tripled when 454 entries created a final prize pool of $90,800. The top 40 finishers made the money, with $23,608 going to eventual champion Thomas ‘mag8500’ Maguire. The New York native earned his second gold ring as the champion of this event, with his prior victory also coming in an online WSOPC event. He took down a $320 buy-in no-limit hold’em double stack event in September for $27,110.

This was Maguire’s second cash of the series. He defeated 2008 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open main event runner-up Sang ‘outofrole80’ Kim heads-up for the ring. Kim took home $13,620 for his strong showing in this event. WPT champion and three-time ring winner Dylan ‘thedogsofwar’ Wilkerson secured his third cash of the series by placing fourth in this event for $6,174.

Orson ‘borgatcha’ Young (6th – $4,267) and Qi ‘linsanitY’ Ha (7th – $3,268) both made their third cashes of the series, with Ha securing his second final-table finish, having previously placed sixth in event 3.

Other big names to make the money in this event were WSOP bracelet winner Jonathan ‘zpuckman’ Dimmig (18th – $862), event 4 runner-up finisher Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler (22nd – $681), 2019 WSOP main event fourth-place finisher Garry ‘goknightsgo’ Gates (25th – $681), WSOP bracelet winner and five-time ring winner Arkadiy ‘Crocofantos’ Tsinis (26th – $590), Danny ‘jackdaniels1’ Wong (27th – $590), and WSOP bracelet winner Jack ‘oneeightyt’ Duong (31st – $544).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table of event #7:

Rank Player Payout
1 Thomas ‘mag8500’ Maguire $23,608
2 Sang ‘outofrole80’ Kim $13,620
3 Randall ‘MRmandela79’ Paguio $7,990
4 Dylan ‘thedogsofwar’ Wilkerson $6,174
5 Yelena ‘yzas75’ Zaslavskaya $5,175
6 Orson ‘borgatcha’ Young $4,267
7 Qi ‘linsanitY’ Ha $3,268
8 Seth ‘weliketoprty’ Anirudh $2,179
9 Elliot ‘schmee24’ Marsh $1,543

Next up on the schedule was the $75,000 guaranteed $320 buy-in no-limit hold’em double stack double re-entry event. It kicked off at 4:00 p.m. PST on Mar. 21. By the time registration had come to an end, 826 total entries had been made to see the prize pool balloon to $247,800 (more than three times the guarantee).

Kenneth 'ace710' NeriAfter roughly 7 and a half hours of action, Kenneth ‘ace710’ Neri emerged victorious with his first WSOPC gold ring and the top payout of $59,472. He overcame Daniel ‘dtmpoker’ Rogers heads-up to secure the win. Rogers cashed for $31,470 as the runner-up finisher.

Joseph ‘biueberry’ Cheong placed sixth for $10,655. It was the WSOP bracelet winner and 2010 main eventthird-place finishers second final table of the series. He had previously finished seventh in the kickoff event for $5,643.

Other notables among the 100 players to cash in this event include event 7 winner Thomas ‘mag8500’ Maguire (14th – $2,725), Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (23rd – $1,239), Jack ‘oneeightyt’ Duong (26th – $991), WSOP bracelet winner and WPT champion Craig ‘imgrinding’ Varnell (31st – $867), Darren ‘avacadotoast’ Rabinowitz (36th – $743), Kathy ‘Luckygal’ Liebert (37th – $743), WSOP bracelet winners Ryan ‘adopt_adogg0’ Leng (42nd – $693) and Steve ‘gborooo’ Gross (44th – $693), and WPT champion Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young (46th – $693).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table of event #8:

Rank Player Payout
1 Kenneth ‘ace710’ Neri $59,472
2 Daniel ‘dtmpoker’ Rogers $31,470
3 Lucas ‘coolhandluke’ Gatti $20,567
4 Mark ‘Nostradonkus’ Liedtke $15,611
5 Victor ‘v1kk019’ Pang $13,133
6 Joseph ‘biueberry’ Cheong $10,655
7 Brandon ‘z00m7’ Setzer $7,929
8 Kevin ‘skywalker12’ Rasor $5,203
9 Stephen ‘OregonTilt’ Johnson $3,469

Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' DoklerThe ninth event of the series featured the largest guarantee so far: $150,000. The $525 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Monster Stack’ triple re-entry event drew a field of 636 total entries, more than doubling the guarantee to create a final prize pool of $318,000. The lion’s share of that money was awarded to Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler, who was making his fifth cash of the series. Dokler took home $77,910 for the win in this event, the single largest payout of the series so far. The previous largest payout of $74,777 went to Shankar ‘burgersssss’ Pillai for winning event 4, which Dokler finished as the runner-up in for $43,620. All told, Dokler has now cashed for $123,117 so far this series.

Fourth-place finisher Eric ‘bill_luga’ Blair earned $20,352 for his second cash of the series, while two-time WSOP bracelet winner Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson secured $17,172 for his fifth-place showing.

Other highly accomplished players among the 75 that cashed in this event included Shannon ‘aulophobia’ Shorr (13th – $3,498), Lauren ‘sycamore22’ Roberts (14th – $3,498), two-time bracelet winner Nipun ‘javatini’ Java (19th – $2,544), WSOP winner Ankush ‘rickrosstheb’ Mandavia (21st – $1,590), Darren ‘darrenelias’ Elias (31st – $1,177), 2017 WSOP main event champion Scott ‘2due4u’ Blumstein (32nd – $1,177), and Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young (40th – $1,113).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table of event #9:

Rank Player Payout
1 Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’’ Dokler $77,910
2 Nicolas ‘Zskrrrrt’ Zolofra $43,725
3 James ‘BagelBud’ Lillis $26,712
4 Eric ‘bill_luga’ Blair $20,352
5 Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson $17,172
6 Ryan ‘hagzzz021’ Hagerty $13,992
7 Keith ‘kgriffi45’ Griffin $10,494
8 Matthew ‘manjit7’ Leu $6,996
9 Brady ‘NoRecourse’ Osterman $4,611

(Image credits: Maguire (Joe Giron/ WPT), Neri and Dokler (Borgata Blog)._