2020 WSOP Nick Maimone

Nick Maimone And Huahuan Feng Are Latest Players To Achieve WSOP Immortality

Two more gold bracelets awarded at the WSOP on GG Poker over the last day while the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship is down to a final table and the $5,000 Main Event completes the first 10 Day 1 flights.

Nick Maimone is the winner of the $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold’em, which finished early Monday morning, coming out of top after 13 and a half hours of play. In his path to victory, Maimone outlasted 1,438 entrants to win his first gold bracelet, a $302,472 first-place prize as well as a $15,000 World Series of Poker Europe package.

Despite the fact that Maimone won his first WSOP bracelet, he is no stranger to the poker scene, having accumulated $2.1 million in live tournament winnings according to Hendon Mob. He was also once ranked as the sixth-best online poker tournament player in the world according to Pocket Fives.

In addition to Maimone, Diego Bittar, Giovani Torre and Nikolay Motsenko were the other players winning at least six figures.

$1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em
1stNick Maimone$302,472
2ndDiego Bittar$228,212
3rdGiovani Torre$165,613
4thNikolay Motsenko$120,186
5thSabastian Sikorski$87,219
6thErmo Kosk$63,295
7thMurilo Nascimento$45,933
8thErik Lemarquand$33,334
9thBert Stevens$24,190

A winner was also crowned in the Big 50 as a Huahuan Feng took down his first WSOP bracelet in the huge 44,576 entry field. In addition to the bracelet, Feng wins $211,282 as well as a WSOP Europe package. Feng did not have any WSOP cashes prior to the 2020 WSOP, but has had 7 cashes thus far this year.

Feng beat Xue qiao Zhao ($159,705) heads-up as well as a final table that included Ronald Haverkamp ($114,237) and Dean Lipscombe ($21,392).

$25,000 No Limit Hold’em Player’s Championshipo down to final table

The final table of the $25k NLHE Player’s Championship is set with none other than Jason Koon holding the chip lead with nine players remaining. Joining Koon at the final table is Shankar Pillai, Christian Rudolph, Aram Zobian, Chris Hunichen, Aleksejs Ponakov, Aliaksei Boika, Paulius Plausinaitis and Brunno Botteon. The players that remain are guaranteed at least $154,416 once play resumes on August 29th at 6 PM UTC with first place set to receive over $1.8 million.

GG Poker $5,000 buy-in Main Event update

More flights were held in Event #77, the $5000 No Limit Hold’em Main, over the weekend with around another 150 moving on to Day 2, which will resume on August 30th at 18:30 GMT.

Up next

Tuesday represents another off day for new events at the World Series of Poker on GG Poker. Action will pick up again on Tuesday when the $1,500 Limit Hold’em Championship gets under at 11 AM. Poker fans can tune into WSOP.com for live updates.


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