Facts & Figures from the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events

All the Record-Breaking Numbers From the GGPoker WSOP Online

To say the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online has been big is quite the understatement; those who followed along with PokerNews live reporting throughout the summer knew the incredible size and scope of the fields the 54 events on the fast-rising site.

Today, we take a look back at all the stats from this unique event in WSOP history that awarded nearly $150,000,000 in prize money throughout the summer!

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The 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online by the Numbers

Stoyan Madanzhiev wins Event #77
Stoyan Madanzhiev wins Event #77

There have been some dazzling numbers overall throughout the series but none were as big in the Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. Starting all the way back on August 16, a total of 23 starting flights drew a total of 5,082 players, smashing the guaranteed prize pool of $25,000,000 to ultimately end at a total of $27,559,500 to be awarded.

The Main Event’s prize pool was the biggest in online poker history, and it’s top three cashers also ranked as the biggest winners of the series. Bulgaria’s Stoyan Madanzhiev won $3,904,685 as the champion, winning the largest tournament prize in online poker history.

Runner-up Wenling Gao instantly became the biggest women all-time WSOP money winner with a score of $2,748,605, overtaking the top spot from Vanessa Selbst who has won $2,201,877 in WSOP events to date.

Top 5 Biggest Cashes

Rank Player Country Place Event Prize
1 Stoyan Madanzhiev Bulgaria 1st Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event $3,904,685
2 Wenling Gao China 2nd Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event $2,748,605
3 Tyler Rueger United States 3rd Event #77:$5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event $1,928,887
4 Christian Rudolph Germany 1st Event #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP $1,800,290
5 Daniel Dvoress Canada 1st Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,482,289

Top 5 Prize Pools

Unsurprisingly, the Main Event also topped the rankings when it comes to the biggest prize pools. The second-biggest one was the $10M guaranteed in the $25,000 Poker Players Championship, while the MILLIONAIRE MAKER, WSOP Super MILLION$, and Mini Main Event rounded out the top 5.

Rank Event Total Prize Pool
1 Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event $27,559,500
2 Event #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP $10,000,000
3 Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER $8,976,075
4 Event #83: $10,000 WSOP Super MILLION$ $8,720,300
5 Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event $7,222,375

Top 5 Biggest Field Sizes

Following up on its live counterpart, the BIG 50 kept the streak going and nearly doubled the 22,374-player field in the BIG 50 live edition back in 2019. Two more events, the $100 WSOP MILLION$ and $100 The Opener, broke the previous field-size record set in the Rio last year.

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Miscellaneous Stats

Record Details
Largest online poker tournament ever $27,559,500 in Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event
Biggest online poker tournament prize ever awarded $3,904,685 to Stoyan Madanzhiev, winner of Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event
Most entries ever for a WSOP tournament 44,576 in Event #71: BIG 50
Total prizes paid across all 54 tournaments $147,789,550, average prize pool: $2,736,844
Total number of GGPoker WSOP Online tournament entries 239,754
Number of nationalities represented across the entire WSOP Online player base 166
Amount raised for Caesars Cares charity $354,756 ($257,853 raised by the worldwide poker community, $96,903 donated by GGPoker)
Number of tournaments with a prize pool of at least $1,000,000 45
Number of tournaments with a prize pool of at least $5,000,000 5
Number of tournaments with a prize pool of at least $10,000,000 2
Number of tournaments with more than 10,000 entries 5
Multiple event winner Alex Stasiak (winner of Events #33 and 52)
Multiple final tables played 39 players made multiple final tables, with five players making three final tables each (Michael Watson, Paul Teoh, Ajay Chabra, Bruno Albuquerque, and Connor Drinan)
Female event winners 3 (Kristen Bicknell – Event #44, Thi Truong – Event #74, and Melika Razavi – Event #82)
Number of players that cashed more than 10 times across all 54 events 281
Number of players that won at least $100,000 in cash 203

Despite Having to Relocate, USA Still Captured the Most Bracelets

Connor Drinan
$10K WSOP Super MILLION$ winnar Connor Drinan was one of nine American bracelet winners on GGPoker.

That the United States would sweep up all the bracelets on the WSOP.com of things, with access restricted to those residing in Nevada or New Jersey, wasn’t a surprise. However, in order to play in the GGPoker portion, the Americans had to relocate and did so en masse.

Overall, the United States captured nine of the 54 bracelets to become the most successful country of the series. Canada was a distant second with five pieces of the coveted wristband, while poker giant Brazil took third place with four bracelets, perhaps slightly under expectation for the South American powerhouse that’s been crushing it at the tables as of late. In total, bracelets were won by players from 29 different countries including Vietnam, Iran, Estonia, Hong Kong, and, of course, Bulgaria with Main Event winner Stoyan Madanzhiev.

The top three is similar when it comes to final tables made: the USA leads the way with 60, Canadians reached the final table 41 times and Brazilians had 38 people to cheer for with one table left. In total, players from 59 different countries made it to each of the 54 final tables. France was the country with the most final tables reached (16) but without ending up with a bracelet winner.

Country # of Final Tables Tables Bracelets Won Country # of Final Tables Tables Bracelets Won
USA 60 9 Argentina 14  
Canada 41 5 Spain 11  
Brazil 38 4 Belarus 6  
United Kingdom 21 3 Portugal 6  
China 20 2 Australia 5  
Finland 12 2 Latvia 4  
Germany 12 2 Mexico 4  
Lithuania 12 2 Singapore 4  
Italy 7 2 Hungary 3  
Norway 7 2 Kazakhstan 3  
Malaysia 6 2 Greece 2  
Ireland 5 2 Montenegro 2  
Russia 17 1 New Zealand 2  
Austria 16 1 Poland 2  
India 16 1 Romania 2  
Israel 15 1 Serbia 2  
Hong Kong 10 1 Armenia 1  
Japan 10 1 Azerbaijan 1  
Ukraine 10 1 Bangladesh 1  
South Africa 7 1 Czech Republic 1  
Bulgaria 5 1 Lebanon 1  
Estonia 5 1 Moldova 1  
Croatia 4 1 Morocco 1  
South Korea 4 1 Netherlands 1  
Belgium 3 1 Panama 1  
Sweden 3 1 Slovenia 1  
Turkey 3 1 Switzerland 1  
Iran 1 1 Taiwan 1  
Vietnam 1 1 Thailand 1  
France 16        
           
Total 472 54      

GGPoker WSOP Leaderboard Winners

Luis Assuncao
Luis Assuncao Garla

Two separate leaderboards were kept throughout the series, one for the overall player of the series and a dedicated one for Asian Time Zone player of the series. With the Main Event win, Stoyan “Nirvana76” Madanzhiev claimed the top spot on the overall leaderboard to receive a Pure Gold Mouse on top of his accomplishment, while Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla took the top spot on the Asian Time Zone one to win a Pure Gold Dragon.

GGPoker WSOP Overall Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1 Stoyan “Nirvana76” Madanzhiev Bulgaria 10,790.66
2 Connor Drinan United States 9,519.35
3 Christopher Rudolph Germany 7,566.31
4 Daniel Dvoress Canada 6,513.57
5 Brunno Botteon Brazil 6,545.54
6 Enrico “GTOExploiter” Camosci Italy 6,313.36
7 Alex “astazz” Stasiak Canada 6,174.40
8 Shankar Pillai United States 5,759.74
9 Ivan “zufo16” Zufic Croatia 5,719.69
10 Ravid “jerbi9999” Garbi Cyprus 5,674.97

GGPoker Asian Time Zone Events Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1 Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla Brazil 3,568.84
2 Nick “rdcrsn” Maimone United States 3,227.21
3 Trygve “FullSendWig” Leite Norway 2,642.06
4 Roberto Romanello United Kingdom 2,507.53
5 Anton “[email protected]” Tsang Hong Kong 2,266.82
6 Aaron “fishnchip” Wijaya China 2,245.04
7 Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun South Korea 2,190.12
8 Alexandros “THE Sheriff” Theologis Greece 1,996.79
9 Alexander “MightyWarior” Stacey United Kingdom 1,973.82
10 Paul Teoh Malaysia 1,972.18


2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners on GGPoker

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
7/26/20 Event #32: $100 The Opener 29,306 $2,571,216 Marcelo Jakovljevic Pudla $265,880
7/26/20 Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief 2,323 $2,580,853 Alek “astazz” Stasiak $343,204
7/19/20 Event #34: $525 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 2,214 $1,107,000 Shoma “pp_syon” Ishikawa $117,650
7/21/20 Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 328 $1,558,000 Juha Helppi $290,286
7/22/20 Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE 1,342 $1,912,350 Michael Clacher $297,496
7/23/20 Event #37: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 971 $971,000 Hun Wei Lee $161,886
7/25/20 Event #38: $600 Monster Stack 6-Max 2,007 $1,143,990 Aaron “fishnchip” Wijaya $171,389
7/26/20 Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 922 $1,313,850 Roberto Romanello $212,613
7/26/20 Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha 532 $1,253,500 Simon Lofberg $224,493
8/1/20 Event #41: COLOSSUS 12,757 $4,796,632 Ranno Sootla $595,930
8/1/20 Event #42: PLOSSUS 4,356 $1,637,856 Yuri Dzivieleski $227,557
7/28/20 Event #43: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Championship 130 $1,261,000 Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb $276,393
7/29/20 Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed 892 $2,118,500 Kristen Bicknell $356,412
7/30/20 Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE 2,382 $1,905,600 Patrick “Muddington” Kennedy $245,448
8/1/20 Event #46: $500 Deepstack 2,307 $1,095,825 Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun $161,898
8/2/20 Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em 487 $462,560 Paul Teoh $82,202
8/8/20 Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M Gtd. 6,299 $8,976,075 Daniel Dvoress $1,489,289
8/2/20 Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold’em 2,978 $1,414,550 Vladas Burneikis $192,523
8/4/20 Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Championship 1,168 $2,336,000 Enrico “GTOExploiter” Camosci $327,319
8/5/20 Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha 2,005 $753,880 Eoghan “DrRoche” O’Dea $100,945
8/6/20 Event #52: $1,000 NLHE 2,006 $1,905,700 Alek “astazz” Stasiak $273,505
8/8/20 Event #53: $800 Double Stack Pot Limit Omaha 831 $631,560 Frank “Sbma2016” Crivello $94,253
8/15/20 Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship 128 $1,241,600 David Peters $360,480
8/9/20 Event #55: HK$8,000 NLHE Asia Championship 3,247 $3,208,036 Luis “Xapilskinha” Assuncao Garla $461,709
8/9/20 Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller] 2,153 $3,068,025 Seth “AbeFroman” Fischer $444,869
8/9/20 Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition 9,835 $1,357,230 Anatoly “Pohitrusha” Suvarov $183,526
8/11/20 Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 672 $3,192,000 Ravid “jerbi9999” Garbi $531,513
8/12/20 Event #59: $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 1,061 $2,519,875 Leonardo “Babaehduro” Mattos $399,047
8/13/20 Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 3,170 $1,585,000 Orhan “yirtil” Ates $180,177
8/15/20 Event #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 3,491 $973,989 Alexander “MightyWarior” Stacey $127,660
8/16/20 Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 990 $1,410,750 Bradley “DrStrange7” Ruben $220,160
8/16/20 Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event 15,205 $7,222,375 Ivan “zufo16” Zufic $843,460
8/16/20 Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 2,207 $1,740,800 Kartik “Mandovi” Ved $234,433
8/18/20 Event #65: $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship 2,911 $1,659,270 Dmytro “Too Bad” Bystrovzorov  
8/19/20 Event #66: $800 Pot Limit Omaha 1,281 $973,560 Toby “shinerrr” Joyce $139,453
8/20/20 Event #67: $500 Limit Hold’em 1,281 $335,350 Gregor “soulsntfaces” Muller $45,102
8/22/20 Event #68: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em 2,315 $1,099,625 Anson “[email protected]” Tsang $150,460
8/23/20 Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold’em 1,438 $2,049,150 Nick “rdcrsn” Maimone $302,472
8/29/20 Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 407 $10,000,000 Christian Rudolph $$1,800,290
8/23/20 Event #71: BIG 50, $1M GTD 44,576 $2,050,496 Huahuan “F7588” Feng $211,282
8/25/20 Event #72: $1,500 Limit Championship 337 $480,225 Ajay “Ross_Geller” Chabra $77,475
8/26/20 Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 2,202 $2,091,900 Jim “grousegrind” Lefteruk $299,511
8/27/20 Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 972 $1,385,100 Thi “HoneyandTHI” Truong $215,938
8/29/20 Event #75: $300 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 3,552 $991,008 Trygve “FullSendWig” Leite $130,100
8/30/20 Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 4,461 $1,677,336 Gediminas “NeverGambol” Uselis $211,282
9/5/20 Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event 5,802 $27,559,500 Stoyan Madanzhiev $3,904,686
8/30/20 Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 1,910 $1,814,500 Adnan “Bolazar” Hacialioglu $259,842
9/2/20 Event #80: People’s Choice Event [Pros Vote] 2,408 $1,372,560 Jeffrey Dobrin $189,666
9/3/20 Event #81: People’s Choice Event [Spin the Wheel] 1,925 $1,925,000 Nicolo’ “Paquitooo” Molinelli $243,415
9/5/20 Event #82: $1,050 Beat the Pros [Bounty] 2,024 $2,024,000 Melika “Melirazavii” Razavi $239,180
9/8/20 Event #83: $10,000 WSOP Super MILLION$ 899 $8,720,300 Connor Drinan $1,423,049
9/6/20 Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$ 34,787 $3,200,404 Alexander “Kobbajun” Kobbeltvedt $296,403
9/6/20 Event #85: $500 The Closer [LAST CHANCE] 34,787 $3,200,404 Michael “Hneves” Gathy $272,504

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