The 2020 Online WSOP Super Circuit was an addition that happened at the last minute to the Circuit schedule. It was an idea that came to light only a few days after the outbreak of the Coronavirus started to shut down live poker events around the world in mid-march. Despite being a last-minute event, the online festival proved to be a huge success. The Super Circuit Series offers $1.24 million in guaranteed prizes across eighteen events. When the dust settled, players claimed a total of $3,945,355. That alone means that the series-long guarantee was multiplied by 3x. So it seems that it is becoming a hot-event, and will be getting more popular with each passing year.
WSOP Online Super Circuit Series 2020
The last-minute WSOP Online event saw 11,816 entrants. It ran from the 14th of May to the 31st of May. It has eighteen events, and the number of entries for each event was over 656. In the end, 1,314 turned out for the $525 main event, which took place on the 29th of March. The last two events in the WSOP Online series ran on Monday the 30th and Tuesday the 31st. Event number seventeen was a $300 no-limit hold’em knockout tournament. It had 435 entrants, and the prize pool reached $122,669.
It was none other than Valentyn Shabelnyk, aka “tiktakonelov,” that secured the final bounty. The veteran player was able to secure his first WSOPC gold ring along with a top prize of an incredible $19,396, with the addition of $750 in bounties. It was an action-packed event where Valentyn Shabelnyk was able to defeat a CPPT Venetian champion, Anthony Zinno, aka “heheh.” Anthony, who is a 2-time WSOP winner and a 3-time WPT champion, claimed $10,885 and a total of $700 in bounties as the runner up.
The Final Event of the Super Circuit – $75,000 Guaranteed
The final event of the WSOP online had $7500 guaranteed. It was a $1000 buy-in no-limit Texas hold-em, it was a grand finale for the high rollers. It has 358 players, and the prize pool reached a staggering $341,890. A total of 35 players from the top of the list earned their share of the massive prize pool. The most significant portion went to none other than Gage Doyne, aka “greypoupon.” The NJ player was able to claim his first WSOPC gold ring along with $90,601. As for the runner-up, it was claimed by Chad Layne, aka “clayne.” He was able to secure $52,993 as the runner up. It was the 5th overall cash for the player and his 3rd top-3 placement in the WSOP Online series.