2020 World Series of Poker – Key Highlights And Interesting Stats

September 10, 2020 September 10, 2020 Paul Butcher https://plus.google.com/116893384630351018637
September 10, 2020 by Paul Butcher

GGPoker's WSOP 2020 Online Bracelet SeriesThe international leg of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series has finally concluded and there are a number of record-breaking results to report!

The mega festival, which ran on GGPoker on July 19 to September 8, ended up awarding almost $150 million in total prize money, creating history as the biggest online poker tournament series to date.

A total 54 bracelets have been awarded across almost two months of intense online action.

$5,000 Main Event Smashes Records

The $5,000 buy-in main event exceeded expectations after it drew 5,802 entries across over three weeks of starting flights to generate an astonishing $27.5 million in total prize pool, smashing its $25 million initial guarantee.

It now holds the record for the largest prize pool in a single tournament, and the biggest first place prize in online poker history ($3.9 million) which ultimately went to Bulgarian poker pro Stoyan Madanzhiev.

New Records Created by the 2020 WSOP

Event #71: Big 50 attracted a total of 44,576 players, creating a new record for the largest number of entries in WSOP history. It also marked the first time that the series introduced a bracelet event that only required a $50 entry fee.

The festival also attracted the most number of nationalities (166) to participate in an individual WSOP series, and made the most number of millionaires in a single series (11).

Four players walked away as millionaires in the $5000 buy-in Main Event, the same number of millionaires created in partypoker’s MILLIONS Online. The 2020 WSOP also generated 45 seven-figure prize pools, the highest number in any online tournament series.

Each event awarded an average prize pool of $2.7 million, the biggest ever in the history of real money online poker. The 2020 WSOP is also GGPoker’s biggest online festival to date, after the massive $100 million-guaranteed GGPoker WSOP circuit series back in May.

Key Facts and Figures

Overall, the 2020 WSOP online bracelet series attracted a total of 239,754 entries. As many as 45 events generated at least $1,000,000 in prize pool money, five of them ended up awarding at least $5,000,000, with two events paying out at least $10,000,000 in total prize money.

Canadian poker pro Alex Stasiak was the only player to win multiple bracelets – he won the Covid-19 charity event, and then went on to capture his second bracelet in the $1,000 no-limit hold’em event.

There are three female winners in the tournament series – Canadian poker pro Kristen Bicknell who won Event #44, Vietnam’s Thi Truong who captured Event #74, and Iranian beauty queen Melika Razavi who took down Event #82.

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