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GG WSOP Concludes With Stoyan Madanzhiev Winning 2020 Main Event For $3.9 Million, Connor Drinan Wins First WSOP Bracelet

The 2020 GG Poker World Series of Poker is officially in the books after Stoyan Madanzhievtook down the Main Event on Sunday and Connor Drinan capped things off with a win on Tuesday. All in all, the GG Poker WSOP Online Series paid out nearly $150 million over 54 events.

The GG Poker 2020 WSOP Main Event champion is Stoyan Madanzhiev

Stoyan Madanzhiev became the latest WSOP Main Event Champion when he took down the tournament on Sunday morning to win his first WSOP bracelet and a $3.9 million first-place prize. Despite the fact that the victory did not have the fanfare of previous WSOP Main Events — and debate remains on if he can be considered the reigning champion — his victory was still an impressive feat and historic win.

Prior to the win, Stoyan Madanzhiev had earned three small cashes during the 2020 WSOP and had accumulated around $25,000 in live tournament winnings according to The Hendon Mob.

Going into the third and final day, just 38 players remained from an original 5,802 entries with those that remained guaranteed at least $39,214 and $230,395 set for players making the final table. The $27,559,500 prize pool was the largest ever for an online poker tournament. The final table produced four new millionaires:

2020 WSOP Main Event on GG Poker
1stStoyan Madanzhiev$3,904,686
2ndWenling Gao$2,748,605
3rdTyler Rueger$1,928,887
4thThomas Ward$1,353,634
5thSatoshi Isomae$949,937
6thJoao Santos$666,637
7thStefan Schillhabel$467,825
8thTyler Cornell$328,305
9thSamuel Taylor$230,395

Missed the action from Saturday and Sunday? Check out the 7 hour replay of the final day hosted by Jeff Platt and David Williams:

Other weekend action

In other WSOP action over the weekend, Alexander Kobbeltvedt took down the $100 WSOP MILLION$ to win a $296,403 first-place prize and his first WSOP bracelet. Melika Razavi was the winner of the $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty, winning $239,180 and her first gold bracelet and the third won by a woman during this year’s WSOP.

Finally, Michael Gathy took home a bracelet in the $500 Closer to win $272,504 and his fourth WSOP bracelet. He has previously won bracelets in the 2012 $1,000 No Limit Hold’em, the 2013 $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo and the 2016 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-handed. Only 50 players in the history of poker have won 4 or more bracelets.

Connor Drinan takes down $10k WSOP Super MILLION$

On Tuesday, the final day of the final event of the 2020 GG Poker WSOP was held — the $10k Super MILLION$. Connor Drinan was victorious in the event, taking down his first WSOP bracelet as well as an impressive $1.4 million prize. Drinan, an accomplished player on the tournament circuit, has recorded over $11 million in lifetime winnings including 20 cashes during the 2020 WSOP.

Over the two days of the tournament, Drinan defeated 899 entries including Daniyar Aubakirov heads-up ($1,041,414) along with notable Chris Kruk. Here’s a look at how the rest of the final table finished:

2020 WSOP $10k Super MILLION$ Final Table Results
1stConnor Drinan $1,423,049
2ndDaniyar Aubakirov$1,041,414
3rdViktor Ustimov$755.754
4thChris Oliver$548,450
5thSylvain Loosli$398,010
6thSuraj Mishra$288,836
7thChris Kruk$209,609
8thArsenii Malinov$152,113
9thKenneth Smaron$110,389

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