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New Jersey's Jonathan Lessin Takes Down 2020 WSOP Online Senior's Event

Lessin Earns $64,411 And First Career Bracelet


Screenshot From WSOP.comDespite the 50-year age requirement, there were still 541 seniors who were able to figure out their respected laptops and tablets to sign up for the $500 buy-in 2020 World Series of Poker Online event. After 179 rebuys, the total field size stood at 720 entries, creating an overall prize pool of $324,000.

After nearly 11 hours of play, it was New Jersey-based poker player Jonathan ‘SugarJ’ Lessin who came away with the title, the $64,411 first-place prize, and his first career gold bracelet.

This is Lessin’s second biggest tournament score. In 2011, he won a Borgata Winter Open side event for $87,998.

Lessin went into the final table as one of the biggest stacks, and rode that momentum to heads-up play. Despite starting with a 6:1 deficit, he fought his way back to earn the victory.

Other notables who made a deep run in the tournament included Al ‘BigAl16’ Riccobono (9th), Terry ‘mrterry007’ Fleischer (17th), Scott ‘intheblack14’ Epstein (24th), Jack ‘borgia92’ McClelland (40th), Greg ‘FossilMan’ Raymer (43rd), Phil ‘Lumestackin’ Hellmuth (67th), Layne ‘scoop87’ Flack (76th), Kenna ‘STAXS’ James (85th), Mitch ‘paltexnj’ Garshofsky (96th), Tom ‘suki1983’ McEvoy (97th), John ‘rainman3817’ Esposito (101st), Perry ‘The_Baiter’ Friedman (103rd), Roland ‘prngls12’ Israelashvili (107th), and Bernard ‘Dogger99’ Lee (108th).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Jonathan ‘SugarJ’ Lessin $64,411
2 James ‘muskrrr’ Moore $39,819
3 Allen ‘Nucman’ Pock $27,864
4 Brian ‘GGTDM’ McGill $19,796
5 Greg ‘gwitsch’ Witsch $14,256
6 Stuart ‘Dusty16’ Kemble $10,432
7 Michael ‘bigfatpirate’ Whidden $7,743
8 Carmen ‘cjdstable’ Dimaria $5,832
9 Al ‘BigAl16’ Riccobono $4,471