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Online World Series of Poker Super Circuit: Over $3.9 Million In Prize Money Paid Out

The 18-Event Series Tripled The Guarantees, Drawing 11,816 Total Entries Between Mar. 14-31


The 2020 Super Circuit Series was a last-minute addition to the WSOP Circuit schedule, an idea spawned days after the coronavirus outbreak began to shut down live poker tournament series around the globe in mid-March. Despite being thrown together at the last moment, the online poker festival turned out to be a huge success. The series offered $1,240,000 in guaranteed prize money across its 18 events, but when all was said and done a total of $3,945,355 was paid out, meaning that the series-long guarantee was more than tripled.

A total of 11,816 entries were made throughout the series, which ran online from Mar. 14-31. The average number of entries per event was just over 656, with 1,134 having turned out for the $525 main event that took place on Mar. 29.

The final two events of the series ran on Monday, Mar. 30 and Tuesday, Mar. 31. Event 17 was a $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em knockout event that featured a $30,000 guarantee. With 435 total entries, the prize pool soared to $122,669.

Valentyn 'tiktakonelov' ShabelnykIn the end, it was Valentyn ‘tiktakonelov’ Shabelnyk that captured the final bounty. The 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza Poker Series main event champion earned his first WSOPC gold ring and the top prize of $19,396, adding $750 in bounties along the way. Incredibly, Shabelnyk defeated another CPPT Venetian main event champion heads-up to secure this latest title: Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno. The three-time World Poker Tour champion and two-time WSOP bracelet winner earned $10,885 and $700 in bounties as the runner-up finisher. This was the 2015 Card Player Player of the Year award winner’s fourth cash and second final-table finish of the series, having placed fourth in the $320 buy-in six-max event just days earlier.

Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler made his eighth cash and third finalt0able finish of the series in this event, finishing seventh for $$2,612 and $1,400 in bounties. Dokler has cashed for $126,812 throughout the series, including winning event 9 for $77,910.

include Chris ‘robotbob47’ Moorman (17th – $633 and $700 bounties), Sang ‘outofrole80’ Kim (25th – $396 and $300 bounties), Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (28th – $317 and $200 bounties), and Ari ‘philivey’ Engel (40th – $277 and $200 bounties).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table of event #17:

Rank Player Payout Bounties Collected
1 Valentyn ‘tiktakonelov’ Shabelnyk $19,396 $750
2 Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno $10,885 $700
3 Edward ‘Eddiegood598’ Espino $6,650 $400
4 Sebastian ‘Messi10’ Choi $5,066 $800
5 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman $4,275 $400
6 Timothy ‘Tgl702’ Glass $3,483 $400
7 Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler $2,612 $1,400
8 Irfan ‘DieselEngine’ Azhar $1,741 $500
9 Longsheng ‘Allentan’ Tan $1,147 $1,000

Gage 'greypoupon' DoyneThe final event of the series was the $75,000 guaranteed $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Grand Finale’ high roller. With 358 total entries, the tournament’s prize pool soared to $341,890. That money was distributed among the top 35 finishers, with the largest portion going to eventual champion Gage ‘greypoupon’ Doyne. The New Jersey resident earned his first WSOPC gold ring and $90,601 for the win. This was Doyne’s fourth cash of the series, including a third-place finish in the $525 buy-in main event for $45,360.

Chad ‘clayne’ Layne secured $52,993 as the runner-up finisher. This was Layne’s fifth overall cash and third top-three placement of the series, having previously finished second in event 2 for $21,437 and another $18,421 as the third-place finisher in event 15. Like Layne, Brandon ‘horus’ Eisen also managed to make multiple top-three scores during this series. He took home $30,257 as the third-place finisher in this event, and $21,819 as the runner-up in event 5.

Katie ‘katelin’ Lindsay cashed for $23,249 as the fourth-place finisher, making her fourth cash of the series. Lindsay’s husband, Chris ‘Robotbob47’ Moorman, earned $4,445 for placing 10th in this tournament. It was the WSOP bracelet winner and WPT champion’s eighth cash of the series.

WSOP bracelet winner and popular poker streamer Jason ‘haderade’ Somerville finished ninth for $5,812. Other notables to make the money included Ian ‘Crocofantos’ Steinman (14th – $4,445), WSOP bracelet winner Yong Keun ‘LuckySpewy1’ Kwon (19th – $3,419), Connor ‘666666’ Drinan (20th – $3,419), Jesse ‘mrjessejames’ Sylvia 29th – $2,564), and James ‘meatsweats’ Carroll (34th – $2,393).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table of event #18:

Rank Player Payout
1 Gage ‘greypoupon’ Doyne $90,601
2 Chad ‘clayne’ Layne $52,993
3 Brandon ‘horus’ Eisen $30,257
4 Katie ‘katelin’ Lindsay $23,249
5 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman $19,830
6 Thomas ‘carter12’ Carter $16,411
7 Qi ‘LINSANITY’ Ha $12,308
8 Luis ‘theunderdog0’ Rodriguez $8,205
9 Jason ‘haderade’ Somerville $5,812

Doyne photo credit: Borgata Tournament Blog.



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