Natural8 Smashes it with WSOP Super Circuit Online 20203 weeks ago
The World Series of Poker Super Circuit got off to a blinding start on Natural8. Two players won much sought rings.
Event #1 COVID-19 Charity $1,111
This $1,111 buy-in tournament boasted an impressive 1,595 entrants. Amazingly, eight different nationalities were represented at the final table, giving a true World Series feel.
$111 from every buy-in will be donated to charity for those suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. The Nevada Community Foundation's Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund will organise all of the funds and see that it goes to those who need it the most.
Canada’s TheMadQueen was the eventual victor scooping a nice $227,940.52 payout.
The heads up stage was a tense affair with “Igutu” from India pressing the Canadian hard when both players decided to cut an ICM deal and play on only for the plaudits and the trip to Las Vegas.
Event #2 - Kick Off - $50
Now that the series was underway what better than a cheap event to get everybody involved. This $50 tournament named Kick Off saw a huge field of 28,921 entries start in various Day One flights.
4,046 of those players returned for Day Two action competing for a share of the huge $1,330,366 prize pool paying out to the top 3,039 finishers.
The international feel was still in place with no less than seven nationalities at the final table, including the only Natural8 player still fighting, Germany’s Schleichmaus. They finished in fourth place collecting $49,660.83 but also $388 for their performance in the Daily $10,000 leaderboard for the German area.
The last man standing was JuanMartinDelPotro54, hailing from Argentina. They beat a fierce fighting jolen from China to claim the cool $137,120.67 payout.
Could this be the real Juan Martin del Potro, of tennis playing fame? We’ll never likely find out but it would be nice to know.
Event #3 - Deepstack Bounty Hunters $210
This tournament starts to raise the stakes. It came with a $210 price tag and had a nice guarantee of half a million dollars that ended up being smashed with a final prize pool of $733,800.
News has just come in that Justin "PetitFoxx" Zhu from Taiwan took the event down in style defeating Brtz from Russia and taking home $75,954.16 for his efforts. More on this victory later.
Fedor Holz Still Crushing
For a man who supposedly retired he’s still doing a great impression of a man at the peak of his powers.
Fedor Holz, a newly signed GGPoker ambassador, took down a high roller event in the Asian Poker Tour running alongside the WSOP Super Circuit. The German picked up $91,441,23 for his victory to go alongside a fourth place in a $10k event for another $88,890.91.
Nice work if you can get it.
He didn’t quite make the same impact in the $25k event. The_Answer, from Mexico, crushed the 62-man field taking home an eye-watering $417,989.94.
There’s Still Time
By now you can see that this is online poker on an unprecedented scale with tons of action to be had for everyone. The $10,000 daily leaderboards have a budget of $300,000 for the festival. Check out the list below to see which area you fall into.
- 1) South East Asia (SEA): Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, Myanmar & Brunei
- 2) Hong Kong
- 3) Japan
- 4) Brazil
- 5) DACH: Austria & Germany
- 6) CIS + Ukraine: Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan
- 7) Rest of the World (ROW): All Other Countries (except restricted countries)
Also, don’t forget there is an open opportunity to win an ambassadorship for the Natural8 platform. Worth half a million dollars!
In theory you can even win this great prize investing as little as $1. The $1 Hero satellites are running all day giving everyone a shot at glory. Every winner of one of these tournaments will pick up a free ticket for a WSOP Super Circuit ring event.
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