2020 WPT World Online Championships

Nascimento Still Leads the Charge for the GGMasters POY


We’re more than halfway through the calendar year and the race is well and truly on for the title of GGMasters Player of the Year. Not only does this winner receive bragging rights over their peers, they also receive a $500,000 sponsorship package from GGPoker.

Players earn points for finishing in the money in the weekly GGMasters tournament. This $150 buy-in freezeout has a cool $500,000 guaranteed each week and attracts an eclectic mix of seasoned professional players and keen amateurs. The plentiful cheap satellites mean the field always has its fair share of players who are taking a shot.

Brazilian grinder Ricardo “Sambalele” Nascimentio is the man to catch at the top of the Player of the Year table. He’s managed to accumulate 1,903.80 points to date thanks to an outright victory and a handful of in-the-money finishers.

Nascimento holds a 139.03 point lead over his nearest rival “Luka Donkbet” of Canada. That seems a large gap to bridge but the GGMasters is growing all the time which means the points on offer are too because they’re linked to the number of entrants and your finishing position.

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1Ricardo “Sambalele” NascimentoBrazil1,903.80
2Luka DonkbetCanada1,764.77
6BluffyouguysHong Kong1,581.35
8Vinicius “BleyBley” PerriBrazil1,548.57

Last weekend’s champion was “Bluffyouguys” of Hong Kong. They struck a deal when play was four-handed and walked away with $56,792 for their efforts. The points for outlasting 4,105-opponents were enough to slot them straight into sixth place, going to show that it’s never too late to try climb the GGMasters POY leaderboard.

Satellites Are Running Now

The GGMasters is still taking place despite GGPoker’s focus being on the World Series of Poker right now. More players on the site each day, especially Sundays, mean the GGMasters is seeing massive fields compete for the title.

Satellites start at only $1.50 and they run around the clock. Be aware, these GGMasters satellites automatically register you for the next available tournament and it isn’t possible to unregister if you win a seat.

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