A little less than three weeks ago, former World Series of Poker Main Event final tablist Dan Sindelar got as close to grabbing a WSOP bracelet as you can get without actually winning it. Sindelar finished runner-up to Bryan Piccioli in Event #12 and had to settle for runner-up status. On Sunday, as the 2021 WSOP Online events on WSOP.com drew to a close, Sindelar redeemed himself by overcoming the steamroller that was Stanley Lee to win his first career bracelet and $159,000 in Event #33 ($500 Grand Finale).
When the final table of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online $1,000 Championship began late Saturday night, Drew O’Connell probably had dreams of spinning up his short stack and turning it into a WSOP bracelet. Over the 95 minutes that followed, O’Connell lived out that dream and earned nearly $147,000 for it.
For six hours on Wednesday night, Phil Hellmuth sat across from Fox Sports 1’s First Things co-host Nick Wright and found an opponent willing to match him blow-for-blow – both in cards and the verbal jabs. In the end, it didn’t matter and Hellmuth went on to win the opening round of PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel III.
In 2018, Viet Vo made his way through 753 other entrants in the World Poker Tour Choctaw event only to finish second to eventual champ Brady Holiman. On Tuesday, Vo was back at the same final table with the chip lead and just five other players standing between himself and some personal redemption.
Players typically give a lot of thought when picking their screenname for an online poker site. Whether it was a matter of setting a goal or a tribute to Erik Seidel, Eric Van Auken manifested his performance in Event #26 ($500 NLHE The Big 500 Encore) on Sunday night. Van Auken navigated his way through a final table that included a member of the Poker Hall of Fame and the second place finisher from Saturday night to win his first WSOP bracelet and earn $93,627.
When the final table of World Series of Poker Online Event #24 ($400 NLHE Monster Stack) started on Saturday night, Byung Yoo was simply hoping to ladder up after starting with the third shortest stack. Corey Paggeot was in the opposite position, hoping to convert his overwhelming chip lead into a gold bracelet.
Seven months after falling short at the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event U.S. final table, and one night after busting in fifth in another bracelet event, Ryan Hagerty battled his way through a WSOP event and emerged with the gold hardware that had previously eluded him. Hagerty, the fourth place finisher back at the hybrid final table of the 2020 WSOP Main Event, topped a field of 694 entries in Event #23 ($500 NLHE Turbo) Friday night.
Two previous World Series of Poker Player of the Year winners and a 2020 WSOP Main Event final tablist highlighted the final table of WSOP Online Event #22 ($600 NLHE Knockout) on Thursday night, but after 2.5 hours of play it was ‘Lastbullet‘ who emerged victorious.
Layne Flack, a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, was found dead in his sleep in his Las Vegas home on Monday. He was 52 years old.
Justin Lapka made the final table of Event #2 ($600 NLHE Deepstack) of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online only to bust out in sixth place. On Saturday night, Lapka made another WSOP final table and came from behind to win his first career WSOP bracelet.