The 2020 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker continued over the weekend with three WSOP bracelet winners being crowned, and one final table being reached. Event #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP played down to a final table, and the remaining nine players will go on a hiatus until Saturday, August 29, where play will conclude with everyone eyeing the $1.8 million first-place prize.

A total of 407-entrants would create a prize pool of $10 million that would see the top 55 players finish in-the-money. The star-studded field played through to the bubble where it would be two-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael Addamo being eliminated when his ace-jack couldn’t outdraw Aleksejs Ponakovs’ ace-king. As players began jostling for a position up the leaderboard, the likes of Davidi Kitai, James Chen, Thai Ha, Andras Nemeth, Seth Davies, Elio Fox, Sorel Mizzi, Timothy Adams, Dan Shak, David Peters, Andy Lee, Brock Wilson, Chris Ferguson, Jake Schindler, Stephen Chidwick, Thomas Muehloecker, and Scott Seiver all fell short of the final table.

With action spread across two tables as just ten players remained, Jack Salter found himself all in holding pocket eights against the ace-jack of Shankar Pillai. Pillai took the lead on the flop, and then improved to trips on the river to eliminate Salter in 10th place for a $126,773 payday.

Chasing his first WSOP bracelet is Jason Koon who enters the final table as chip leader ahead of two-time WSOP bracelet winner Pillai. WSOP Main Event final tablist Aram Zobian sits fourth overall, while Chris Hunichen sits fifth and will also be looking to collect his first WSOP bracelet. The final nine players are all guaranteed $154,416 in prize money, while awaiting the eventual champion is the $1,800,290 first-place prize, an added WSOP Europe package, and the coveted WSOP bracelet.

The resumption of the $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP final table will resume on Saturday, August 29, at 2 p.m. ET, with a live stream on PokerGO starting at 2:30 p.m. ET with cards up and commentary.

Event #70 Final Table Line-Up
Rank Player Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Jason Koon 7,863,055 39
2 Shankar Pillai 6,875,234 34
3 Christian Rudolph 5,544,188 28
4 Aram Zobian 4,405,440 22
5 Chris Hunichen 4,175,274 21
6 Aleksejs Ponakovs 3,883,951 19
7 Aliaksei Boika 3,297,276 16
8 Paulius Plausinaitis 2,905,555 15
9 Brunno Botteon 1,750,027 9

Up Next on GGPoker for WSOP Online

Tuesday will host the Event #72: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Championship, while Wednesday will host Event #73: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed. Thursday will host Event #74: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, and following a break on Friday, there will be three events over the weekend including the conclusion of Event #70: $25,000 Poker Players Championship.

Check back with us for daily WSOP Online recaps or dive straight into some throwback World Series of Poker action as WSOP Classic is now available on PokerGO. Watch all your favorite Main Event coverage from 2003 through current.

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