At the beginning of the 2005 WSOP, Doyle Brunson remained the co-king of the all-time bracelet count, tied along with Johnny Chan at nine. However, as the series drew toward its close in late June, that was no longer the case — Chan had overtaken him by winning No. 10 to stand atop the mountain alone.
Brunson was already phasing out his tournament play, having cashed precisely zero times that summer and just three times in the previous two combined, although one had resulted in a bracelet victory.
When it came time for Event #31: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, Brunson dusted off his tournament chops and made a run.
For the a more thorough look on Brunson's historic 10th bracelet win, click the link below.
Ryan "protential" Laplante raised to 20,000 under the gun and Faraz "22NevaLoose" Jaka called from the hijack. Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman came along from the big blind and it was three-way action to the .
Ruffman checked, Laplante continued for 30,000, and the other two players called to see the turn.
Two checks saw Jaka bet 105,000, Ruffman folded, and Laplante just called to see the river.
Laplante checked and then snap-called when Jaka jammed for 368,553.
Faraz "22NevaLoose" Jaka:
Ryan "protential" Laplante:
Jaka had flopped a set but it was no good as Laplante had completed his gutshot straight on the turn to take down the massive pot.
Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman raised to 19,900 from middle position. "Boxy1" then three-bet all in for 63,672 from the button. Justin "cheersfive" Liberto re-shoved his larger stack of 322,95 which forced Ruffman out.
"Boxy1" was at risk holding the [10c01d] against the of Liberto.
The flop came to pair up Liberto and put "Boxy1" in trouble. The turn and the river did nothing to save "Boxy1" who was sent packing.
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Justin "cheersfive" Liberto raised to 16,125 from under the gun. Ryan "Protential" Laplante called from the hijack and everyone else folded.
The flop came . Liberto led out with a bet of 9,425 and Laplante called.
The turn was the . Liberto slowed down and checked while Laplante bet 21,000. Liberto then raised it to 86,725 which Laplante called.
The river came the . Liberto moved all in to put Laplante's remaining stack of 279,182 at risk. Laplante called after a couple of moments and had the winner as his bested the of Liberto to give him a huge boost in chips.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) closed registration on its unique 2020’s hybrid online and live edition of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold-Em World Championship, known better to poker fans as the Main Event.
Previously GGPoker played the online portion of the international bracket, drawing 674 players and creating a prize pool of $6,470,000. The remaining eight players from eight different nations will convene for live play on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at King’s Casino in the Czech Republic with its champion traveling to Las Vegas for a heads-up showdown for an additional million dollars on Wed., Dec. 30.
On Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. local time in Las Vegas, registration closed on WSOP.com’s real money gaming platform for the USA field. Once tallied up, the tournament drew 705 entrants who posted the $10,000 buy-in creating a total prize pool of $6,768,000.
The 2020 Main Event will establish a new benchmark for prize pool in U.S. regulated markets, easily eclipsing the $2.019 million achieved for the 2020 WSOP Online championship in July 2020. Also of note, since regulations began for online poker in 2014, never had a player won $1 million or greater on a U.S. licensed poker site. The 2020 Main Event will make millionaires of both first and second place for the domestic field, and when combined with first and second place payouts for the international bracket, will see four players hitting the magic mark from the tournament.
“It’s a great result so far,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “I think considering the circumstances 1,379 players is a strong field size that can stand up to the history of the event. It’s also an important milestone for regulated online poker. Can’t wait to see who will win this world championship bracelet.”
By The Numbers
Total Entrants – 1379
Total Prize Pool - $13,238,000 + $1,000,000 to be added
Total Entrants on WSOP.com– 705
Total Prize Pool on WSOP.com - $6,768,000
Total Entrants on GGPoker - 674
Total Prize Pool on GGPoker: $6,470,000