WSOP Celebrates Historical Poker Event

By Ben Hamill - September 11 2020

WSOP Celebrates Historical Poker Event

Never before has the Poker world witnessed anything quite like it. An event hosted on the back of the disappointing cancellation of a flagship Las Vegas live tournament competition, the 2020 World Series of Poker GGPoker online competition will forever go down as one of Poker’s proudest moments in history.

Having smashed several records over the course of a stunning 54 events played between July 19 and September 6, including that of an incredible $150 million in cash prize money paid out, the highlight has got to be the #77 WSOP Online 2020 Main Event – the event that saw Bulgarian player Stoyan Madanzhiev walk away with an incredible $3.9 million in 1st-place prize money.

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Extending The Magic World-Wide

This year also happened to be the first-time players located outside of the U.S. were able to compete for their share of 54 official WSOP gold bracelets on offer. Which of course makes the fact that hosting a WSOP Online series alongside GGPoker was never even part of the WSOP’s agenda for the year only all that more amazing.

But with that having been said, commented World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart on all that has happened over the course of recent month, taking the tournament online has been an incredible experience. And even more so, said Stewart, because of the very fact that tends of thousands of new players the world over were this year for the very first year ever in the history of online Poker, able to experience their share of the World Series of Poker magic.

A phenomenally impressive 166 world nationalities were represented during this year’s online event – made even more so by the fact that the competition managed to raise a fantastic $354,756 in favour the Caesars Cares charity, of which amount $96,903 was donated out of GGPoker’s own pockets.

Negreanu Proud Of WSOP Event

Famous players that participated in the incredible online Poker tournament include football stars Neymar and Andriy Shevchenko, former world champion boxing legends Amir Khan and Riddick Bowe, tennis superstar veteran Boris Becker, ex-Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne, and MMA pro-fighters Patrick Côté and Elias Theodorou.

GGPoker ambassador and Canadian Poker champion Daniel Negreanu got to live a lot of the action on the felt too. Commenting on a WSOP online series successfully concluded, Negreanu said that he personally felt exceptionally proud of having been part of such an incredible World Series of Poker world-wide effort.

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