Tournament Spotlight: Become the First 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Winner



The 2020 World Series of Poker has been postponed until later this year but you still have a chance, or should that be 31 chances, to secure poker’s most sought after piece of jewellery from the U.S.

WSOP has created an action-packed schedule with 31 WSOP bracelet events running from July 1 through to July 31. The first event of this superb series is the No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off, a $500 buy-in tournament that will see several hundred hopefuls buy in and fight it out for the first online bracelet of the summer.

Cards are in the air from 3:00 PDT on July 1 and the tournament crowns its champion in a single day. Everyone sits down with 15,000 chips and plays to a blinds structure starting at 25/50 and increased every 15 minutes. Late registration is open for 225 minutes and you can re-enter up to two times if you dust off your stack while late registration is available.

This event doesn’t have a guaranteed prize pool, in keeping with the WSOP tradition, but should still be massive if previous, similarly-sized events are anything to go by.

Your guide to competing for a WSOP bracelet

The 2019 WSOP Online Bracelet Events

Last summer saw 1,965-players buy into the $400 buy-in event and purchase 860 re-entries between them for a total attendance of 2,825. This resulted in a first-place prize worth a cool $165,263.

That sum and a WSOP bracelet went to Yong “LuckySpewy1” Kwon who bested a star-studded final table that was the home to such luminaries as Dan “MeatJustice” O’Brien and the legendary Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth.

Position Player Country Prize
1 Yong “LuckySpewy1” Kwon United States $165,263
2 Gabor “MeatisMurder” Szabo United States $99,361
3 Scott “merrick” Eskenazi United States $73,021
4 Frederic “LeakStain” Roetker United States $53,494
5 Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth United States $39,460
6 Phillip “DjPhiLWiLL” Raetz United States $29,493
7 Dan “MeatJustice” O’Brien United States $22,374
8 Steve “FlatcallSPC” Cicak United States $17,086
9 Samuel “Roopert” Uhlmann United States $13,199

There also a $500 buy-in Online Deepstack event that saw a total of 1,767 players buy in. Dan “centrefieldr” Lupo triumphed in this particular tournament and saw his bankroll swell by $145,273.

History of WSOP Online Bracelets: Part 1

Place Player Country Prize (USD)
1 Dan ‘centrefieldr’ Lupo United States $145,273.90
2 David ‘DTC13’ Clarke United States $89,692.92
3 ‘johnsonck’ United States $63,771.03
4 ‘JSTRIZZA’ United States $45,959.67
5 ‘staeks’ United States $33,475.82
6 ‘MisterKK’ United States $24,729.16
7 ‘jnutz’ United States $18,526.99
8 ‘TonyStarsGFK’ United States $13.994.64
9 ‘HITRII999’ Russia $10,734.52

Then there was the $500 buy-in Online Summer Saver towards the end of the 2019 WSOP. This saw 1,325 players make 534 rebuys and create an $836,550 prize pool. It was Taylor “Galactar” Paur who was the last player standing and he secured his second career WSOP bracelet and $149,240.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Taylor “Galactar” Paur United States $149,240
2 Francois “4everrekt” Evard Switzerland $91,267
3 Satish “jfksbh” Surapaneni United States $65,250
4 John “SquatCobbler” Parker United States $47,181
5 Jason “JadedJason” James Canada $34,549
6 David “SobBaget” Liebman United States $25,598
7 Joseph “Obamacare” Hanrahan United States $19,240
8 Timothy “TruthBeTold7” Rutherford United States $14,555
9 Brian “Penny6” Mancilla United States $11,209

Follow the action from all 31 bracelet events

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PokerNews’ elite live reporting team is on hand to bring you coverage of each and every one of the 31-WSOP bracelet events, including the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off. Bookmark our WSOP live reporting pages whether your competing for bracelets or just railing from home, and you’ll never miss any of the action.

If you are wanting to win a online bracelet, be aware that all hosted events are available to players located in Nevada and New Jersey. You don’t have to be a resident of these states, but you must be located within their borders because the client uses geolocation to pinpoint your location. We compiled a handy guide for you that details everything you need to know to compete for a 2020 online bracelet.

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