WSOP Online Champ Says HE Won the Main Event Already

When the WSOP launched their online bracelet events this summer, one question was seemingly unanswered:

Was the winner of the WSOP GGPoker Main Event THE Main Event champion of the world? As in they deserve the same acclaim as Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Johnny Chan, and Jerry Yang?

The ambiguity of the title seemingly had the poker world divided with some saying yes, this is the new champion and others thinking no, since the entire event took place online and was a $5,000 re-entry and not the typical $10,000 freeze out.

Stoyan Madanzhiev won that main event for nearly $4 million and took to Twitter to say that he felt this whole time that he was the reigning Main Event champion.

No doubt this will only fan the flames of debate in the Twitterverse. Naturally, several players and pros weighed in on the debate:

Of course many seemed to think what Stoyan won simply qualified as an Online Main Event and not the MAIN Main Event.

Nathan Gamble meanwhile added that he thinks the final match should be 3-handed. A compromise of sorts.

Looking over all comments, it seems the court of public opinion is slightly against Stoyan. All that is certain is that this is a debate that might very well rage on for years to come. Or just maybe a few days.


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