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Frank Marasco Wins WSOP Circuit Online Finale Main Event

A Look At The Results From The Second Half Of This Season-Ending Online Circuit Series


The 2020 World Series of Poker Circuit Online Season Finale has come to a conclusion, with 12 gold rings awarded and more than $2.7 million in prize money paid out along the way. A recap of the first six events of the series can be found here.

Shawn DanielsThe seventh event was a $1,000 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed six-max high roller tournament with double re-entry. With 187 players and 104 re-entries made, the 291-entry field created a final prize pool of $277,905. The largest share of that money was awarded to eventual champion Shawn “Saygoodnight” Daniels, who took home $75,034 for the win. This was Daniels’ second WSOPC gold ring victory, having taken down the $525 buy-in main event in the Online Circuit held in September of 2018.

Other big names to make deep runs in the event included two-time WSOP bracelet winner Eric “circleball” Baldwin (5th – $16,674), Brent “grebnrets” Roberts (7th – $6,669), Joseph “biueberry” Cheong (10th – $3,613), Michael “ParxBigStax” Marder (13th – $3,613), poker commentator Jeff “mavsusc” Platt (15th – $3,613), and James “meatsweats” Carroll (19th – $2,918).

Next up on the schedule was the $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em double re-entry event. A grand total of 887 entries were made to see the prize pool grow to $177,400. When all was said and done, Dan “fatdan44” Wach came out on top, earning $42,576 and his first WSOPC gold ring.

Chance “BingShui” Kornuth finished 13th for $1,951 and his second cash of the series. Other notables who made deep runs included Shorr Shannon “aulophobia” Shorr (16th – $1,419) and World Poker Tour champion Ryan “Toosick” Tosoc (24th place – $887).

The ninth event of the series was a $320 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em double re-entry event. A total of 681 entries were made, with 422 players and 259 re-entries. As a result, the prize pool surgery to $204,300, or more than double the guarantee.

Kami HudsonKami “Loco4coco” Hudson emerged victorious, earning her first WSOPC gold ring and the top prize of $50,053. Hudson defeated two-time bracelet winner Chance “BingShui” Kornuth heads-up for the win. Kornuth took home $28,091 as the runner-up finisher.

There were plenty of accomplished players among the top finishers in this event, including Brock “ohmyguan” Wilson (5th – $11,032), Jon “havuuuuuuc” Turner (9th – $2,962), Shankar “burgersssss” Pillai (10th – $2,247), Ankush “rickrosstheb” Mandavia (17th – $1,634), Ryan “Protential” Laplante (24th – $1,022), and Thomas “FLOATZ” Cannuli (25th – $1,022).

The $320 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Monster Stack’ triple re-entry event featured a $100,000 guarantee that was more than doubled when the 796-entry turnout created a final prize pool worth $211,800.

Michael MarderMichael “ParxBigStax” Marder defeated Shannon “aulophobia” Shorr heads0up to earn his second gold ring and the top payout of $0,832. Shorr earned $26,899 as the second-place finisher.

Notable players who made the final few tables include Brian “JackBogle” Altman (4th – $13,343), Jesse “mrjessejames” Sylvia (6th – $9,107), Jared “Jaragorn” Griener (9th – $2,965), Jim “BOCARATONE” Collopy (13th – $2,330), David “Bakes” Baker (16th – $1,694), and Ian “apokerjoker2” Steinman (18th – $1,694).

The penultimate event of the series was the $320 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em double stack double re-entry tournament. With 695 total entries, the prize pool grew to $208,500, with the top prize of $51,082 being awarded to John “macallan25” Riordan. WSOPC ring winner Robert “bobeads” Mather finished second for $28,668.

The $525 buy-in, $300,000 bo-limit hold’em main event featured triple re-entry. A total of 718 players turned out, with 391 re-entries made bringing the final field to 1,109 entries. With that the prize pool surged to $554,500, with the top 150 finishers making the money.

Frank MarascoFrank “spaghettiii” Marasco outlasted the sizable turnout to capture his second WSOPC gold ring and the top prize of $127,535. This was by far his largest cash in a WSOP event, with his previous biggest score being the $10,021 he earned for winning his first ring in a $400 buy-in event at the WSOPC Harrah’s Atlantic City this March. His largest score in any live event came when he finished second in a 2018 Borgata Spring Poker Open tournament for $78,710.

There were a number of big names at the final table of this event, including JJ “artiliu” Liu (3rd – $44,360) and three-time World Poker Tour champion and double bracelet winner Anthony “heheh” Zinno (5th – $27,725). 2012 WSOP main event fifth-place finisher Jeremy Ausmus finished 19th for $3,327, while Connor Drinan earned $1,719 as the 25th-place finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final tables of these events:

Event 7 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max $150K GTD

Place Name Earnings
1 Shawn “Saygoodnight” Daniels $75,034
2 Krista “Pollux” Gifford $43,770
3 T “tc_ownz” C $25,011
4 Dominique “dyagong” Yagong $19,432
5 Eric “circleball” Baldwin $16,674
6 Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty $13,895

Event 8 – $215 No-Limit Hold’em $100K GTD

Place Name Earnings
1 Dan “fatdan44” Wach $42,576
2 James “DanFriel” Gilbert $22,529
3 “vineet64” $14,724
4 David “chinoloco” Lu $11,176
5 Maxine “Seacolt11” Colter $9,402
6 Julie “”Polatchek $7,628
7 Rajendra “vsamba” Mahadevappa $5,676
8 “BigEllory” $3,669
9 John “hotnix” Shul $2,483

Event 9 – $320 No-Limit Hold’em $100K GTD

Place Name Earnings
1 Kami “Loco4coco” Hudson $50,053
2 Chance “BingShui” Kornuth $28,091
3 John “phenomajohn” Lytle $17,161
4 Hung “nowitsover” Truong $13,075
5 Brock “ohmyguan” Wilson $11,032
6 Ryan “hagzzz021” Hagerty $8,989
7 “youcallit” $6,741
8 Andrew “randylerch” Kelsall $4,494
9 Jon “havuuuuuuc” Turner $2,962

Event 10 – $320 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack $100K GTD

Place Name Earnings
1 Michael “ParxBigStax” Marder $50,832
2 Shannon “aulophobia” Shorr $26,898
3 Don “blonde2020” Himpele $17,579
4 Brian “JackBogle” Altman $13,343
5 Matthew “MARTYCOHEN” Weiss $11,225
6 Jesse “mrjessejames” Sylvia $9,107
7 Tylor “mitchmurphy” Rogers $6,777
8 William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine $4,447
9 Jared “Jaragorn” Griener $2,965

Event 11 – $320 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack $150K GTD

Place Name Earnings
1 John “macallan25” Riordan $51,082
2 Robert “bobeads” Mather $28,668
3 Raymond “igivbadbeats” Palmieri $17,514
4 Klein “jadylan” Bach $13,344
5 Nihar “brownbomber3” Nana $11,259
6 John Allan “beastro” Hinds $9,174
7 Rafael “sosana” Perry $6,880
8 Kyle “Kdruck” Draucker $4,587
9 Debra “disneydeb” DiMatteo $3,023

Event 12 – $525 No-Limit Hold’em Circuit Main Event $300K GTD

Place Name Earnings
1 Frank “spaghettiii” Marasco $127,535
2 Thomas “OtB_RedBaron” Lim $67,371
3 JJ “artiliu” Liu $44,360
4 Joseph “Mr_Foodles” Brown $33,270
5 Anthony “heheh” Zinno $27,725
6 Peter “Zdvol632” Simicic $22,180
7 Allen “TheRounder89” Ten Hoeve $16,080
8 James “Bagelbud” Lillis $9,981
9 Jennifer “bella0827” Noone $7,208

Daniels, Hudson photos via The Venetian Resort Poker Room Blog. Marasco via WSOP.