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Nearly $44 Million Won Through 20 Events of the GGPoker WSOP Online Series

More Than 95,000 Entries Have Been Made So Far, With 13 Bracelets Yet To Be Awarded During The GGPoker Segment of the Series

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The 2022 World Series of Poker Online nearly a month ago on GGpoker, the international online partner of the WSOP. So far, 20 of the 33 total bracelets to be handed out on that site have found their owners, leaving 13 more for the coming fortnight. Another 33 bracelet events are scheduled for WSOP.com players, with that segment of the series kicking off this week.

So far, nearly $44 million in prize money has been paid out, thanks to 95,262 entries made across the first 20 tournaments. The average event so far has had a prize pool of roughly $2.2 million, with moe than 4,700 entries.

Card Player has already released two recaps of the action, with the first covering the winners from the first six events of the series and the second looking at the results from events 7-13. Below is a look at the rest of the results up through the completion of event 20.

Event 14 – $2,500 Deepstack Championship NLH

The $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Deepstack Championship’ event attracted 705 total entries, building a prize pool of $1,674,375 that was paid out among the top 107 finishers. The top four all earned six-figure scores, with eventual champion Almaz Zhdanov securing his first bracelet and the largest payout of all: $246,495.

This was by far the largest recorded score of Zhdanov’s tournament career, with all of his previous real-name results being smaller four-figure cashes in other GGPoker bracelet events.

Other notables who made deep runs included four-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy (28th), 2021 WSOP Online bracelet winner Samuel Vousden (24th), 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Ivan Deyra (22nd), Roland Rokita (9th), and 2022 WSOP tag-team bracelet winner Patrick Leonard (7th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Almaz Zhdanov $246,495
2 Toni Kaukua $187,273
3 Alex Kulev $142,280
4 Dennys Ramos $108,097
5 Michael Buznik $82,127
6 Anonymous $62,395
7 Patrick Leonard $47,405
8 Gabriel Moura $36,016
9 Roland Rokita $27,363

Event 15 – $777 ‘Lucky Sevens’ Bounty Seven-Handed NLH

Pete ChenThe next event on the agenda was the $777 buy-in ‘Lucky Sevens’ event, which featured seven-handed tables to match the unique price point for entry. A total of 1,778 entries were made, resulting in more than $1.3 million in prize money that was up for grabs.

The largest share of that money was won by none other than Pete Chen. This was the Taiwanese player’s second career bracelet win. The 2017 World Poker Tour Beijing Invitational champion earned $53,999 from the prize pool as the champion, increasing his career recorded earnings to more than $3.2 million.

Plenty of big names joined Chen in making deep runs in this event, including two-time bracelet winner Joao Vieira (16th), 2022 European Poker Tour Prague main event winner Grzegorz Glowny (8th), and 2021 WSOP $50,000 high roller runner-up Ren Lin (7th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Pete Chen $53,999
2 Gary Thompson $53,867
3 Matas Cikinas $40,059
4 Douglas Schiochett $29,755
5 David Vinayagamoorthy $22,101
6 Brandon Sheils $16,416
7 Ren Lin $12,193

Event 16 – $1,500 Ultra Deepstack NLH

Jonathan GilliamA total of 1,156 entries were made in the $1,500 ‘Ultra Deepstack’ no-limit hold’em event, building a prize pool worth just shy of $1.1 million. Out of the 197 players that cashed, the last one standing was American Jonathan Gilliam. He was awarded $149,520 and his first gold bracelet for the win.

This was the largest score yet for Gilliam, a resident of Rosedale, Maryland. Prior to this victory, his largest payday came when he placed fourth in the 2015 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Baltimore main event for just shy of $70,000. He now has more than $426,000 in lifetime earnings to his name.

Several big names made it deep in this event, including Vanessa Kade (30th), recent bracelet winner Ami Barer (26th), Bryan Micon (12th), and bracelet winner Barak Wisbrod (10th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Jonathan Gilliam $149,520
2 Frank Lillis $112,124
3 Kunal Chandra $84,081
4 Joao Oliveira $63,052
5 Thomas Ward $47,282
6 Alex Bilokur $35,457
7 Xue Song $26,589
8 Gaby Livshitz $19,939
9 Ankit Ahuja $14,952

Event 17 – $500 ‘BIG 500 ONLINENLH

Vicente DelgadoA sizable field of 3,141 entries turned out for the $500 buy-in ‘Big 500 ONLINE’ no-limit hold’em event, creating a prize pool of nearly $1.5 million. When the dust settled, Spain’s Vicente Delgado was the last player standing. He secured his first bracelet and $174,497 for the win.

This was the second six-figure score of Delgado’s career, topping the $110,322 he secured as a side event winner at the 2016 EPT Barcelona series to become the largest payday on his resume. He now has nearly $970,000 in total scores under his belt after this latest victory.

Among the notables to run deep were 2013 WSOP main event fourth-place finisher Sylvain Loosli (40th), Esther Taylor (13th), bracelet winner Jens Lakemeier (7th), and 2019 EPT Barcelona main event runner-up finisher Marton Czuczor (5th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Vicente Delgado $174,497
2 Milos Petakovic $130,853
3 Kyriakos Papadopoulos $98,126
4 Wiktor Skorupa $73,584
5 Marton Czuczor $55,180
6 Dario Delpiano $41,379
7 Jens Lakemeier $31,030
8 Oliver Sprason $23,269
9 Vedat Cavli $17,449

Photo credit: Carlos Monti / PokerStars.

Event 18 – $100 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em

The ‘Flip & Go’ format was originated by GGPoker. The tournament begins with an initial ‘flip’ in which a full table of players are essentially all-in blind as soon as they all take their seats. The players are then dealt a hand of pineapple. They discard one of their three starting cards after seeing a flop and then the rest of the hand is run out to determine which single player at the table would make the money and move on to the second phase of the event: a fast-paced no-limit hold’em tournament.

The format was used for a bracelet event in this series, with the $1 million guaranteed $100 buy-in attracting a massive field of 13,719 entries. As a result, the guarantee was easily surpassed to create a final prize pool of $1,303,305.

Ewald Mahr emerged victorious, securing the hardware and the top prize of $143,267 as the champion.

Several big names made it deep in this low-buy-in affair, including Pablo Brito Silva (9th), recent WSOPO bracelet winner Claas Eyke Segebrecht (5th), and bracelet winner Chris Klodnicki (4th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Ewald Mahr $143,267
2 Dmitry Safonov $107,413
3 Eric Muller $80,563
4 Chris Klodnicki $60,428
5 Claas Eyke Segebrecht $45,329
6 Torgeir Hagmann $34,006
7 Ian Matakis $25,515
8 Alexei Ivashchenkov $19,148
9 Pablo Silva $14,374

Event 19 – $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Rui FerreiraPortugal’s Rui Ferreira came away with the next high-stakes title. The recent EPT Barcelona €10,300 no-limit hold’em high roller winner overcame a field of 272 entries to capture his first bracelet as the champion of the $5,000 pot-limit Omaha championship.

Ferreira secured $287,736 for the win, growing his lifetime earnings to more than $2.6 million.

The top 39 finishers cashed in this tournament, with the top four earning six-figure paydays. Notables who made it deep included two-time bracelet winner Joao Simao (4th) and 2021 WSOP $5,000 no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha split event champion Eelis Parssinen (3rd).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Rui Ferreira $287,736
2 Zhao Zi Long $208,039
3 Eelis Parssinen $150,416
4 Joao Simao $108,754
5 Gavin Cochrane $78,631
6 Unknown $56,852
7 Samuli Sipila $41,105

Photo credit: Tomas Stacha / PokerStars.

Event 20 – $888 CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty 8-Handed NLH

Sean PrendivilleRounding out this recap is the $888 buy-in ‘Crazy Eights’ Bounty eight-max event. Ireland’s Sean Prendiville was the last bounty hunter left when all was said and done. He earned his first bracelet and $151,672 in total prize money after topping a field of 1,922 entries.

Prendiville earned $66,770 from the main prize pool and another $84,902 in bounty payouts.

Joining him at the final table was WPT champion Matas Cimbolas (7th) and event no. 2 champion Claas Eyke Segebrecht (3rd), who had also placed fifth in the Flip & Go event just days earlier.

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Sean Prendiville $151,672
2 Unknown $103,597
3 Claas Segebrecht $60,532
4 Mantas Bagocius $55,201
5 Ido Aboudi $43,092
6 Yermalinga $25,375
7 Matas Cimbolas $28,783
8 Unknown $22,300

Photo credit: Danny Maxwell / PokerStars.