- World Series Of Poker (WSOP) just wrapped up its final No-Limit Hold’em event that saw Paul Teoh take the grand prize of $82,202.
- This pushed the total winnings paid out close to $27 million throughout the month-long event.
- The 1,455 entry event held a prize pool of over $2 million.
LAS VEGAS - The 2020 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) online tournament has finally concluded and the total winning handle has hit close to $27 million.
The month-long 31 event tournament saw thousands of skilled poker players go head to head and collect millions in prizes. But, this abnormally large amount of payouts begs the question of whether or not this will be the new normal for WSOP.
WSOP Paying Big
Online poker had a huge month in July with $26,871,065 in prize money being paid out by WSOP. The most recent event saw Malaysian poker player Paul Teoh take home the biggest piece of the $2 million prize pool.
Teoh saw major competition in the final table with Mike Watson, a Canadian poker player who many consider the best to never win a WSOP bracelet.
The pair went back and forth in an intense high stakes game which resulted in Watson finishing third and Teoh taking the big prize.
Place Player Country Prize
- Paul Teoh Malaysia $82,202
- Michelle "hu4trollzz" Shah United States $60,254
- Mike Watson Canada $44,166
- Andrei "iosif stalin" Konopelko Belarus $32,373
- Joseph "MrWheatToast" Orsino United States $23,730
- Jose Luis "IQUI22" Maslhia Argentina $17,394
- Mykhailo "remand" Krasnytskyi Ukraine $12,750
- Boon Heng "CowBaby" Siong Singapore $9,345
- Shota "shorta222" Nakanishi Japan $6,850
The online poker events have gotten more popular with the coronavirus shutting down most casinos and subsequently card game tournaments. WSOP online tournaments have managed to keep the high stakes action under these circumstances.These tournaments bring players from all over the world against each other and the massive increase in prize pools proves that the popularity is only growing.
USA online gambling sites like WSOP constantly managed to provide these high octane betting events and the success of the 2020 WSOP may just be a glimpse at the new normal for online poker. While casinos are opening back up across the country, this online format has proven to be enough for poker players across the country.