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First Three WSOP Circuit Ring Winners Crowned

By Shane C
Published in Events
May 05, 2020
3 min read

First Three WSOP Circuit Ring Winners Crowned; Fedor Holz Among High Roller Champions

The first three champions have been crowned in the inaugural World Series of Poker Super Circuit 2020 on the GG Network and several Natural8 players have made a deep run to boost their bankrolls and one of them can look forward to another special treat.

WSOPC Event #1 Covid Charity $1M GTD

It took nearly 13 hours to determine a champion in Event #1 Covid Charity, which came with a buy-in of $1,111. A huge field of 1,595 entries emerged and eight different nationalities were represented among the final eight players.  WSOPC event 1 Canada’s “TheMadQueen” and “Igutu” from India cut an ICM deal in heads-up with the former then taking down the tournament and claiming the WSOP Circuit Ring. The final two players cut an ICM deal and “Igutu” as the chip leader earned $234,930.64 while “TheMadQueen” scored a payday of $227,940.52.

Another three Natural8 players reached the final 10, though Canada’s “Ben Carson” never got to sit down and battle for the title as he was eliminated on the bubble at the same time as “M0nkey D Luffy” on the other table and received the pay jump for $19,233. “FeelsGTOman”, a member of the Academy Team at NLG, secured a payday of $26,750 for his 8th place finish when he came up short with King-Four suited against the King-Five of “tiredfella”. “zagzig” from Thailand followed in 7th place for $37,204 as he lost a flip with pocket treys versus Ace-Jack.

Other notables in the money include Brazil online MTT crusher “RafaelmoraesGM” (101st , for $3,185.95), Markus “PrinzOfDTO” Prinz (149th place, for $2,804.97), former tennis star Boris Becker (153rd place, for $2,470), and Natural8 Team Hot member Michael Soyza (256th place, for $2,174.12). WSOPC event 2

WSOPC Event #2 Kick-off $500,000 GTD

In the second WSOP Circuit Ring event, a huge field of 28,921 entries emerged throughout all starting days of Event #2 Kick-Off, which came with a buy-in of $50. Of those, 4,046 returned for Day 2 in order to play down to a champion and their portion of the $1,330,366 prize pool and the top 3,039 spots were paid.

Once again, seven different nationalities among the nine finalists made for an international showdown and Germany’s “Schleichmaus” was the only Natural8 player among them. He finished in 4th place for $49,660.83 and also scored an additional $388 as part of the daily $10,000 leaderboard for DACH players.

Whether or not Juan Martin del Potro, a professional tennis player from Argentina, has moved his current priorities to online poker is currently unknown, but the alias of the second WSOP Circuit Ring winner resembles that. “JuanMartinDelPotro54” defeated China’s “jolen” in heads-up to claim a top prize of $137,120.67.

WSOPC Event #3 Deepstack Bounty Hunters

Another huge field emerged in  Event #3 Deepstack Bounty Hunters and the $210 buy-in drew a staggering 3,669 entries for the one-day event and created a prize pool of $733,800. It took more than 12 hours to get all the way down to a champion and Taiwan’s Justin “PetitFoxx” Zhu emerged victoriously after defeating “Brtz” from Russia in heads-up. It was a truly international affair as the top nine spots were from nine different countries.

Final Result Event #3 Deepstack Bounty Hunters:

1st: Justin “PetitFoxx” Zhu (Taiwan) - $72,954.16 (includes $28,425.36 in bounties)

2nd: “Brtz” (Russia) - $52,813.21 ($11,016.07 in bounties)

3rd: “ArchieAndrews” (UK) - $35,617.28 ($9,767.79 in bounties)

4th: “ArtjnDuer” (Austria) - $20,151.27 ($2,010.93 in bounties)

5th: “GOMEZOFESPO!R” (China) - $16,445.93 ($3,715.64 in bounties)

6th: “kingjouni20” (Morocco) - $13,082.90 ($4,149.22 in bounties)

7th: “dudu2508” (Brazil) - $9,586.52 ($3,317.17 in bounties)

8th: “TonyGPT” (Croatia) - $7,519.57 ($3,119.91 in bounties)

9th: “unlucky2k11” (India) - $5,266.24 ($2,178.71 in bounties)

The next chance for poker players from all over the world to win one of the elusive WSOP Circuit rings awaits on May 10th, 2020, when two rings will be up for grabs. Event #4 Monster Stack comes with a buy-in of $200 and guarantee of $500,000 while Event #5 BIG$500 featured a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. Both tournaments offer various satellites to enter for less and starting days to build up a stack for the final day.

WSOPC Side Events

WSOPC high roller 1 Several other tournaments are running as part of the entire schedule and newly-announced GG Poker ambassador Fedor Holz was no slouch at the tables. Right away, he secured one victory and recorded another three cashes in high stakes tournaments. He topped a field of 70 entries in a WSOPC Series $5,000 High Rollers for $91,441.32 and the 4th place in a $10,000 High Roller was worth another $88,890.91. Shortly after, on May 5th, Holz then claimed a second $5,000 High Roller title for $95,443.37 and has amassed more than $290,000 in cashes in a matter of days.

WSOPC high roller 2 In the $25,000 High Roller, Mexico’s “The_Answer” had the final word as he topped a field of 62 entries to claim the lion’s share of the $1,519,000 prize pool. He banked $417,989.94 and the top eight spots were paid as players from five different countries cashed.

Stay tuned for more recaps of the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series hosted on Natural8. 


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