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World Series of Poker Online Big 50 Event Draws Record-Breaking Field of 44,576 Entries

Eventual Champion Huahuan Feng Captured The Bracelet and $211,282 In The $50 Buy-In Tournament


The 2020 World Series of Poker Online Big 50 event attracted a total of 44,576 entries, blowing away the tournament’s $1,000,000 guarantee to create a final prize pool of $2,050,496 in a $50 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. The massive turnout set a new record for the largest field ever in a WSOP bracelet away, beating out the 29,306-entry mark set by the $100 buy-in opener event earlier this series. Prior to that, the largest field for a WSOP tournament was the 2019 $500 buy-in ‘Big 50’ event that drew 28,371 entries.

As a result of the huge amount of entries in this event, a total of 2,300 players made the money in this tournament. Only the top 249 finishers would cash for four figures or more, and one had to last to the final 11 to receive a payday worth five figures. The top three players all earned six-figure paydays, with the largest going to eventual champion Huahuan “F7588” Feng. He took home $211,282 and his first WSOP gold bracelet for the win.

Feng held the chip lead when the nine-handed final table was set. Wade “JWNomad” Gillett was the first to fall when he ran pocket tens into the pocket aces of Max “TheChosen1” Veyga. The aces held up and Gillett was sent packing in ninth place ($15,302). A few minutes later Fend scored his first knockout at the final table when his A-3 offsuit beat out the pocket sevens of Dean “JoogieJJ” Lipscombe. An ace on the flop gave Feng the lead and he held from there to eliminate Lipscombe in eighth place ($21,392).

Xiong “wwwyoujizz” Huang’s run came to an end when his KClub SuitJClub Suit failed to beat out the ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit of Xue qiao “whattfboys” Zhao. Both players flopped a pair, but Huang’s jacks were second best by the river and he had to settle for $29,906 as the seventh-place finisher. Zhao scored another knockout not long after that, with his AClub Suit10Spade Suit holding up against the 8Spade Suit7Club Suit of Di “LuXDi” Lu to send him home with $41,809 for his sixth-place showing. As a result of those two knockout, Zhao climbed into second place in the chip counts being Feng.

Max “TheChosen1” Veyga got his last seven or so big blinds in preflop with AClub SuitQSpade Suit from the button and received a call from Feng, who held KClub SuitJClub Suit in the big blind. Feng ended up with trip kings by the river to lock up the pot and knock out Veyga in fifth place ($58,450). Daniel “Vanessa23” Montagnolli’s 9-7 suited failed to outrun the A-K offsuit of Zhao and was sent to the rail with $81,714 for his fourth-place finish.

Ronald “CorVanHout” Haverkamp picked up a pocket pair during three-handed play and went with it. Unfortunatley for him, his pocket fours ran in to the pocket jacks of Feng. The larger pair held up and Haverkamp was eliminated in third place ($114,237).

With that Feng took 153.9 million chips into heads-up play against Zhao, who sat with 67.8 million. The final showdown didn’t take all that long. Zhao picked up KDiamond Suit6Heart Suit on the button and raised. Feng three-bet with ADiamond Suit6Diamond Suit from the big blind and called it off when Zhao four-bet shoved. The QHeart SuitJHeart Suit2Diamond Suit9Spade SuitJClub Suit runout kept Feng’s ace high ahead to secure the pot and the title. Zhao cashed for $159,705 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Name Earnings
1 Huahuan “F7588” Feng $211,282
2 Xue qiao “whattfboys” Zhao $159,705
3 Ronald “CorVanHout” Haverkamp $114,237
4 Daniel “Vanessa23” Montagnolli $81,714
5 Max “TheChosen1” Veyga $58,450
6 Di “LuXDi” Lu $41,809
7 Xiong “wwwyoujizz” Huang $29,906
8 Dean “JoogieJJ” Lipscombe $21,392
9 Wade “JWNomad” Gillett $15,302


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