WSOP Winter Online Circuit Event Winner Announced

The 2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit has wrapped up, and the champions of six World Series of Poker Online Circuit Rings have been crowned.

It took more than 11 grueling hours to weed out the field of 889 entrants, including 362 re-entries and 527 unique players, to crown a winner in WSOP Event #1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship.

Two players from South America, went head to head, but it was Carlos “Wtfisthis” Henrique of Brazil that came out on top after trouncing “EDUARDO1957” of Argentina. Both South American’s took home the majority of the $1,266,825 prize pool split between the top 143 finishers.

Also, a deal was cut before resuming play to determine the winner of the WSOP Circuit ring. Henrique left with the ring on his finger, along with his $153,213 payday. “EDUARDO1957” didn’t do too bad; while he didn’t get the ring, he did take home more money, $157,915.

“EDUARDO1957” had fewer than $5k in chips heading into the final table, while Henrique had a stack worth more than $82k. So congrats to “EDUARDO1957” for that amazing play!

Four well-known poker players were among those who reached the final table including Shehadeh, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Luigi “shadinho94, “Garde, Jon “Marklanders1” and Roland “Gwriden” Rokita but they all ran out of chips by the end.


Final Results WSOP Event #7: $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed Championship

Place Winner Country Prize
1 Carlos “Wtfisthis” Henrique Brazil $153,213
2 “EDUARDO1957” Argentina $157,915
3 “Elcorneto” Indonesia $101,812
4 Roland “Gwriden” Rokita Austria $77,235
5 Jon “Marklanders1” Garde France $58,590
6 “HLXDERRRR” China $44,447
7 Aleksejs Ponakovs Latvia $33,717
8 Luigi “shadinho94” Shehadeh Italy $25,578
9 “Mike Rossitto” Mexico $19,404


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WSOP Action the Day of Event #1,500

The dramatic showdown on GGPoker attracted some of the best-known players from both the live and online poker world, some of which took more than one shot at the action thanks to three re-entries. However, some of these big names left without anything to show, including Thomas Muehloecker, Stephen Chidwick, Steven van Zadelhoff, Bert Stevens, Andrey Pateychuk, Christian Rudolph, Chris Moorman, and Dario Sammartino.

Bryan Paris, Joakim Andersson, Ami Barer, Sami Kelopuro, Timothy Adams, Joseph Cheong, Shyngis Byron Kaverman, and Satubayev got closer to the money bubble, but ultimately came up short.

Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov, the recent 2020 WSOP $10,000 Main Event International Leg finalist, missed earning a payout by only three spots when pocket kings failed.

Matias “Pibeschorros” Scaffo of Argentina was the bubble boy and dozens of players left soon after. After that, several well-known poker pros hit the rail including Daniel Dvoress, Ole Schemion, Juan Pardo, Ryan Riess, George Wolff, Brian Green, and Christian Jeppsson.

David Peters and Brock Wilson made it to the last four tables and joining them on the rail within minutes were “FiestaPagana” Mattsson, Arkadiy “Kamsky” Tsinis, Simon, and Diego “TheProjector” Ventura. Among the chip leaders was Canadian online poker streamer Alyssa “xAlyssaTTV” Macdonald in the early stages, but she ended up in 18th place when ace-eight ran into ace-ten.


Racing to the End

WSOP Event #1500 raced on, to the nine-handed final table. But coming up short a few spots were Vladislav “imjuniar” Mezheritsky, Aki “Seabossss” Virtanen, Vincent “Peleus34” Li and Giovanni “HEIZENBERG_G” Zanette.

Jon “Marklanders1” Garde of Morocco led the final nine on the leaderboard. “Mike Rossitto” quickly fell by the wayside, followed by Luigi “shadinho94” Shehadeh, who hit a one time miracle chop but needed a second when he crammed jack-ten suited into pocket jacks. 

Losing his first and only showdown hand at the final table was Aleksejs Ponakovs and  “HLXDERRRR” of China quickly went from chip leader to 6th place.

Roland “Gwriden” Rokita and Garde sacrificed their chips to “EDUARDO1957” who also knocked out second place “Elcorneto.” Almost even in chips, the final two cut a deal and Carlos “Wtfisthis” Henrique pulled ahead to a flip for the coveted WSOP Circuit ring.

Event Name Buy-In Prize Pool Entries Winner Top Prize
BIG $50 $50 $1,439,386 31,291 Aleksey “ImLuckPads” Savenkov $168,810
Super MILLION$ $10,300 $5,110,000 511 Joaquin Melogno $636,072
Deepstack NLHE Championship $3,000 $1,436,400 504 Christian Jeppsson $244,202
Monster Stack NLHE $800 $1,060,200 1,395 Sihao “Mr_3rdBullet” Zhang $140,472
Pot-Limit Omaha $600 $1,060,200 1,041 Pulkit Goyal $82,052
Mini Main Event $170 $2,733,559 17,478 Final Table Reached $277,277
NLHE 6-Handed Championship $1,500 $1,266,825 889 Wtfisthis $153,213


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