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WSOP Online 2020: Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero Claims Final Gold Bracelet on WSOP.com in Event #31 ($310,832)

2Rivers - Winner of 2020 WSOP Online Event #31
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly August 1, 2020
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The past month has been quite the whirlwind with the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online, keeping the action running at full speed on WSOP.com since July 1. A total of 31 bracelet events were hosted on the platform, with the final one, Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship, crowning Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero as the champion.

The event dragged in 2,126 entries (1,455 unique and 671 re-buys), creating a grand $2,019,700 prize pool, which also happens to be the largest prize pool collected of all the 31 events! Play continued for 12 hours before Tamero emerged as the victor, banking a whopping $310,832 in prize money.

The champion had entered the final table with the third largest stack. She went on to eliminate Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo, “goatplaya” and eventual runner-up Norman “abnormality” Michalek, before capturing the title!

The inaugural run of the 2020 WSOP Online series on WSOP.com has been nothing short of spectacular. Following is the complete list of winners on the site.

EventWinnerPrize Money
Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Kick-OffJonathan Dokler$130,426
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed DeepstackLouis Lynch$168,586
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'emRobert Kuhn$115,850
Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super TurboMatthew Bode$97,091
Event #5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em FreezeoutAllen Chang$161,286
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-HandedNathan Gamble$89,424
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout DeepstackJoon Kim$103,127
Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em FreezeoutAlan Goehring$119,399
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-MaxRon McMillen$188,214
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStackRyan Torgersen$172,361
Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-HandedRaman Afanasenka$128,601
Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'emRyan Depaulo$159,563
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller FreezeoutMichael Lech$164,249
Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High RollerJoe McKeehen$352,985
Event #15: $1,000 PLO 8-Max HRGuy Dunlap$133,780
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em TurboTerrell Cheatham$116,204
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'emPat Lyons$173,551
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Turbo DeepStackScott Hempel$181,060
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'emKenny Huynh$133,857
Event #20: $500 PLO 6-HandedKevin Gerhart$97,572
Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-HandedTony Dunst$168,342
Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo DeepstackAllan Cheung$120,083
Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em KnockoutRaymond Avant$93,776
Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-HandedNick Binger$133,413
Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer SaverNicholas Kiley$149,245
Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande FinaleEthan Yau$164,494
Event #27: $400 No-Limit Hold'em FreezeoutIan Steinman$110,557
Event #28: $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-MaxWilliam Romaine$110,673
Event #29: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em DeepstackNick Guagenti$305,433
Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's EventJonathan Lessin$64,411
Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship2Rivers$310,832

Six-time WSOPC ring winner Max “Mawkswell” Young was the stone-cold bubble of the tournament when his ran into Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva’s . He was eliminated in 331st place.

Maxwell Young
Maxwell Young


Justin “MadTitan” Turner (11th for $19,995.03), Farid “GatoVolador” Jattin (16th for $12,320.17), Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva (18th for $12,320.17), Derek “EODdiesel” Lacock (20th for $9,896.53), Bryan “Pellepelle” Piccioli (27th for $9,896.53), Jamie “DanBilzerian” Kerstetter (37th for $6,463.04), James “meatsweats” Carroll (47th for $5,453.19), Matt “berkey11_s4y” Berkey (56th for $4,645.31) and Michael “itWasThatOr0” Gagliano (83rd for $3,433.49), were among the notables who breached the money line.

15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth has been in the hunt for his 16th gold bracelet but hasn’t been successful thus far. His run in this event ended when his lost the race to James “meatsweats” Carroll’s pocket nines. Hellmuth banked a $2,424 payday for his 133rd place finish.

Ryan “protential” Laplante, who has bagged the greatest number of cashes in the WSOP.com leg of the series, pocketed his 16th score in this event. His elimination hand came about when his was overpowered by “Bubblealot”s . Even though Laplante paired his jack on the flop, it wasn’t enough to retain his place. Laplante was eliminated in 30th place for $7,876.53.

Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante


Indo-American player Soheb “tommyconway6” Porbandarwala came close to qualifying for the final table but fell out in 17th place for $12,320.17. His were decimated by Norman “abnormality” Michalek’s pocket sevens.

Soheb Porbandarwala
Soheb Porbandarwala


David “bewater” Goodman busted in 10th place when his were cracked by “2Rivers”s . Goodman’s elimination set the nine-handed final table in motion.

David Goodman
David Goodman


You can watch the FT replay below.


Final Table Chip Counts

1. Brian “foxxx” Kirchhoff – 9,728,696

2. Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger – 7,844,468

3. Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero – 6,167,120

4. Norman “abnormality” Michalek – 5,056,438

5. Arian “4632647” Stolt – 3,546,571

6. goatplaya – 3,121,047

7. Bubblealot – 3,024,980

8. Michael “merlot” Bailey – 2,399,945

9. Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo – 1,630,735

2020 WSOP Online Event #31 Final Table
2020 WSOP Online Event #31 Final Table


Final Table Recap

The shortest stack at the start of the final table, Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo, was also the first to depart. His failed to catch up to Tamero`s .

Kevin Calenzo
Kevin Calenzo


Two minutes later, Michael “merlot” Bailey jammed from the button for 3.05 Million and former WSOP bracelet winner Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger called from the big blind. With the board running , both Bailey’s and Lichtenberger’s flopped top pair. But the latter’s ten-kicker won him the pot, eliminating Bailey in eighth place.

Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey


About six minutes later, Lichtenberger claimed his next victim in Arian “4632647” Stolt. The latter raised all-in for 967,524 from UTG. The action folded to Lichtenberger in the button, and he called.

Arian “4632647” Stolt:

Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger:

The board came , and Lichtenberger rivered a two pair, knocking Stolt in seventh place.

Arian Stolt
Arian Stolt


Finishing in sixth place was “Bubblealot” when their was bested by Norman “abnormality” Michalek’s .

Towards the end of Level 42, “goatplaya” shoved all-in for 3.21 Million from the button. Tamero called from the big blind, tabling . “goatplaya” turned over . The runout gave “2Rivers” a flopped pair of aces, ousting “goatplaya” in fifth place.

Less than five minutes later, Brian “foxxx” Kirchhoff jammed for 5.22 Million, and Michalek re-shoved from the small blind. Kirchhoff’s were no match for Michalek’s which bettered to a pair of queens on the runout . Kirchhoff exited in fourth place.

The next player to depart was the sole bracelet winner on the final table, Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger who bowed out in third place. The hand in question saw Michalek raise to 1 Million from the button and Lichtenberger 3-bet all-in for 8.21 Million from the big blind. Michalek called and showed . Lichtenberger revealed . The board ran , and Michalek rivered a full house, denying Lichtenberger a second bracelet.

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger


The heads-up between Norman “abnormality” Michalek (30,523,704) and Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero (11,996,296) began with the former enjoying a dominating chip lead. However, Tamero was able to pick off two bluffs to take the chip lead and hold on to it until the end.

Norman Michalek
Norman Michalek


On the final hand, Tamero raised to 1 Million, and Michalek called to see the flop open . Michalek checked, and Tamero led out for 1 Million. Michalek raised it to 2.5 Million, and Tamero called. The turn brought , and Michalek fired a bet of 2.75 Million. Tamero called yet again to see the on the river. Michalek announced all-in for 5.67 Million, and Tamero promptly called.

Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero:

Norman “abnormality” Michalek:

Michalek failed to land his bluff, while Tamero`s flopped two pair won her the final gold bracelet on WSOP.com this summer and the $310,832 cash prize.

Event #31 Final Hand


Final Table Results (USD)

1. Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero – $310,832

2. Norman “abnormality” Michalek – $192,073

3. Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger – $140,167

4. Brian “foxxx” Kirchhoff – $103,207

5. goatplaya – $76,749

6. Bubblealot – $57,561

7. Arian “4632647” Stolt – $43,424

8. Michael “merlot” Bailey – $33,123

9. Kevin “SpecialK333” Calenzo – $25,650


This report was updated with the real name of the winner at 4 AM on 02-08-2020

Content & Images Courtesy: WSOP.com and PokerNews.com

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