The 2020 World Series of Poker has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the summer is still filled with great WSOP events that take place on the web. More than 18 events already wrapped up, and there are still dozens to go, as the entire month of August will be packed with WSOP events on the web. Let’s check out some of the action that took place during the last couple of days.
Terrell Cheatham Wins Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo
Event #16 took place last Thursday night, and it attracted a total of 1,044 players. On top of that, 484 rebuys were recorded, resulting in a field of 1,528 entries who created the prize pool of $687,600.
The event did not last for a very long time — approximately 7.5 hours, and it was Terrell “Heezahustla” Cheatham who won the event, receiving the prize of $116,206. Apart from that, he managed to win a gold bracelet.
The Akron, Ohio player currently lives in Vegas and only managed to record $24,836 in live tournament earnings, as stated in his Hendon Mob page. His best career win prior to this WSOP event was $7,880 that he won in a WSOP Daily Deepstack event that took place in 2014.
Pat Lyons Wins Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #17 took place one day after Event #16, and it attracted 917 unique players and 465 rebuys, resulting in a field filled with 1,382 entries. The prize pool for this event was $967,400, and the player who took the lion’s share was Pay “IchiiKawawa” Lyons. He won a total of $173,551, along with a WSOP gold bracelet.
Lyons amassed more than $1.5 million in live tournament money and even has one WPT title that he won in the 2016 WPT Legends of Poker, where he scored his career-high cash — $615,346. He won that shortly after he took down the 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship, where he received $241,700 as a prize. He also has a WSOPC ring that he won in 2018 at the Bicycle.
Scott Hempel Wins Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo DeepStack
On Saturday night, it was time for Scott “BudLightLime” Hempel to get his first-ever gold bracelet after he took down the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo DeepStack event that is part of the Online WSOP. The event attracted a total of 987 entries, resulting in the prize pool of $937,650. Hempel took the biggest piece of the pie, winning $181,060.
Hempel also had huge success in the previous night, where he managed to make it to the final table but ended up in the seventh place for $22,250. Apart from playing WSOP events, he also took part in WPT LA Poker Classic, where he reached the final table of the Main Event that is supposed to be broadcast live after the coronavirus pandemic.
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