- The largest international WSOP prize pool tournament will conclude on Saturday and Bryan Piccioli currently is in the lead.
- The remaining players will compete for the $27 million prize pool.
- Piccioli is entering as the $18 million chip leader.
New York – Only 38 players remain of the 5,802 original buy-ins of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) international event.
The top players will be splitting the $27,559,500 prize pool and Bryan Piccioli is leading all players with over $18 million in chips. Piccioli is followed by Michael “All Love” Kane who has over $15 million in chips.
The remaining players will face off on Saturday for the grand finale, with millions at stake in the highest stakes online poker tournament in history.
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Day 2 of the @WSOP Main Event ends with 38 players returning Saturday, September 5 at 1430 ET— GGPoker - HOME OF WSOP 2020 ONLINE BRACELET SERIES (@GGPokerOfficial) August 31, 2020
Bryan Piccioli (@theczar19) starts Day 3 as chip leader.
A recap of Day 2 posted soon at https://t.co/dH05mBDaFH /KM pic.twitter.com/udreBgQMEd
Piccioli has been a constant high placing player in many USA online poker tournaments so he leading the charge headed into Saturday’s finale is not too farfetched.
The professional poker player has won the 2019 WSOP Circuit No-Limit Hold’em Knockout event in the past and has just recently placed 27th in the WSOP Online 2020 US & International event.
His well-established career as professional poker player has seen him with many big pay-days, but none of them compare to the $27 million prize pool of Saturday's event.
Piccioli’s biggest competition in Michael Kane also has a long history of major wins in the online poker world. The tournament is looking to bring out the best of the best.
There is a lot of incentive for players as the top four participants will each take home over $1 million, with the champion earning close to $4 million.
In addition to professional poker players, the event also brought out former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe as well as Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos.
"Players from all corners of the world have been logging in and playing," said Paul Burke, head of public relations for GGPoker. "We gave players all over the world, who maybe would've had to save up for years and years to go to Vegas or maybe never would've made it [to] Vegas, the chance to play in it."
Major events like this show the massive appeal of USA online gambling and how it can draw its players from all over the world.