WSOP.com Spring Championships: Pierce ‘Victoria53’ McKeller Wins $37K

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WSOP.com Spring Online Championships
The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships are running from April 1 to May 3 and boast more than $4 million in guaranteed prize pools

The WSOP.com Spring Online Championships officially kicked off on Sunday, April 5. The series features 100 events and more than $4 million in guaranteed prize money, and players from Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware are driving some incredible action.

The series runs through Sunday, May 3, and PocketFives will be tracking the results throughout. Let’s take a look at the latest winners from the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships.

Through the events that took place on Sunday, April 12, and including the 12 ‘warmup’ tournaments, this edition of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships has generated more than $2.374 million in combined prize pools. To this point, the total guarantees have been $939,722.

WSOP Spring Championships Results

Event #1: $30 NL Rebuy + Add-on
862 entries + 1,524 rebuys and 458 add-ons
Guarantee: $30,000
Prize pool: $77,641.20

The first WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event draw 862 players. Those players accounted for 1,524 rebuys and 458 add-ons to make for a $77,641.20 prize pool, easily surpassing the $30,000 guarantee. Coming out on top to win the $17,469.27 first-place prize was ‘miw210x.’

Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon finished third for $6,133.65 and Alexander ‘ShadowFiend1’ Condon took sixth for $3,028.

  1. miw210x – $17,469.27
  2. Thomas ‘pompyouup’ Pomponio – $9,084.02
  3. Daniel ‘juice’ Buzgon – $6,133.65
  4. poppy12189 – $4,580.83
  5. retilt – $3,804.41
  6. Alexander ‘ShadowFiend1’ Condon – $3,028
  7. Joshua ‘zeal1906’ Ray – $2,251.59
  8. Zizi7 – $1,397.54
  9. Daniel ‘SilasSilver’ Turner – $1,009.33

Event #2: $215 NL Sunday Special
732 entries + 354 reentries
Guarantee: $100,000
Prize pool: $217,200

The largest prize pool from Sunday came from the $215 buy-in Sunday Special. The event had a $100,000 guarantee that was more than doubled thanks to a $217,200 prize pool. The event had 732 entries and 354 reentries.

Finishing in first place was ‘obliprabu,’ taking home the $31.494 top prize. It was the largest online tournament score for ‘obliprabu,’ per PocketFives. He defeated ‘D2013’ in heads-up play.

Jeffrey ‘J_Tanouye’ Tanouye finished in seventh for $5,625.48.

  1.  obliprabu – $31,494
  2.  D2013 – $23,305.56
  3.  ezsqueez – $17,137.08
  4.  gladiator8 – $12,532.44
  5. Jeremy ‘nothinpersonl’ Kottler – $9,730.56
  6. mnrlaf04 – $7,449.96
  7. Jeffrey ‘J_Tanouye’ Tanouye – $5,625.48
  8. Michael ‘HANKdaTANK’ St. John – $4,257.12
  9. lalaanthony – $3,236.28

Event #3: $55 NL Sunday 50
689 entries + 1,267 rebuys and 307 add-ons
Guarantee: $50,000
Prize pool: $113,150

The third and final event on Sunday was the $55 buy-in Sunday 50. It attracted a field of 689 players, who fired 1,267 rebuys and 307 add-ons. Up top was $26,590.25 and that prize went to ‘bunzer07.’

Pierce ‘Victoria53’ McKeller finished second for $14,143.75, Yong ‘LuckySpewy1’ Kwon placed fourth for $7,015.30, and Jeffrey ‘J_Tanouye’ Tanouye took ninth for $1,584.10. For Tanouye, it was his second big final table of the day, with the other coming in the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships $215 Sunday Special.

  1. bunzer07 – $26,590.25
  2. Pierce ‘Victoria53’ McKeller – $14,143.75
  3. Timothy ‘married’ Begley – $9,278.30
  4. Yong ‘LuckySpewy1’ Kwon – $7,015.30
  5. Peter ‘Zdvol632’ Simicic – $5,883.80
  6. truffleup – $4,752.30
  7. jtdd24 – $3,507.65
  8. Christopher ‘DontBluffMe1’ Ryan – $2,263
  9. Jeffrey ‘J_Tanouye’ Tanouye – $1,584.10

Event #4: $100 NL NLH Knockout
480 entries
Guarantee: $15,000
Prize pool: $45,120

Event #4: $100 NL NLH Knockout drew 480 players to the knockout competition to create a prize pool that was three times the guarantee, $45,120. It was Sean ‘sps8710’ Seifert topping them all. Seifert took home $8,114.40 in prize money plus $375 in bounties.

  1. Sean ‘sps8710’ Seifert – $8,114.40 + $375 in bounties
  2. smallglasses – $4,554 + $175 in bounties
  3. bundleofjoy – $2,782.08 + $200 in bounties
  4. Jason ‘Gunner_Q10’ Gunn – $2,119.68 + $225 in bounties
  5. cam3493 – $1,788.48 + $50 in bounties
  6. riichie902 – $1,457.28 + $125 in bounties
  7. Andrew ‘SLOPHOUSE’ Rose – $1,092.96 + $75 in bounties
  8. Anthony ‘jackfruit808’ Diep – $728.64 + $100 in bounties
  9. JohnnyB15 – $480.24 + $225 in bounties

Event #5: $100 NL Reentry
433 entries + 302 reentries
Guarantee: $30,000
Prize pool: $67,620

Michael ‘brocklesnar’ Holz won Event #5: $100 NL Reentry, scoring $10,778.62. He defeated ‘lypps55’ in heads-up play, and PocketFives member Ryan ‘hagzzz021’ Hagerty took third for $5,882.94. The tournament had a $30,000 prize guarantee that was more than doubled thanks to 433 entries and 302 reentries for a $67,620 prize pool.

  1. Michael ‘brocklesnar’ Holz – $10,778.62
  2. lypps55 – $7,979.16
  3. Ryan ‘hagzzz021’ Hagerty – $5,882.94
  4. Jeff ‘Tesla420’ Marko – $4,314.15
  5. CubsFan2016 – $3,353.95
  6. James ‘aggie69’ Agate – $2,562.79
  7. Faithfully29 – $1,940.69
  8. Specialk333 – $1,474
  9. Angel ‘chromeking’ Lopez – $1,108.96

Event #6: $88 8×8 8-Max Rebuy Turbo
196 entries + 142 rebuys
Guarantee: $15,000
Prize pool: $27,040

Valentyn ‘tiktakonelov’ Shabelnyk topped Event #6: $88 8×8 8-Max Rebuy Turbo to win $7,300.80. If the name rings familiar, it could be because Shabelnyk also recently won an event during the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series. Paul ‘ToTheMoon’ Dewald finished second and Daniel ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig took third.

  1. Valentyn ‘tiktakonelov’ Shabelnyk – $7,300.80
  2. Paul ‘ToTheMoon’ Dewald – $4,258.80
  3. Daniel ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig – $2,433.60
  4. James ‘prpirate420’ Vales – $1,892.80
  5. Paul ‘TheRaVaGeR4’ Vacchio – $1,622.40
  6. Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro – $1,352
  7. Steven ‘Anonymous’ Mlenak – $1,027.52
  8. Kevin ‘skywalker12’ Rasor – $648.96

Event #7: $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on
462 entries + 448 rebuys and 345 add-ons
Guarantee: $20,000
Prize pool: $57,102.50

The first event on Tuesday was the $50 NL Rebuy + Add-on tournament that had a $20,000 guarantee. With 462 players, 448 rebuys, and 345 add-ons, a prize pool of $57,102.50 was generated. Taking home the lion’s share of that prize pool was ‘mtubelli,’ who won $13,990.11 for first place.

Matt ‘berkey11_s4y’ Berkey placed sixth for $2,512.51.

  1. mtubelli – $13,990.11
  2. Jenny ‘Mobey’ Svancara – $7,851.59
  3. Lisa ‘picklechips1’ Pickle – $4,796.61
  4. Thefireman77 – $3,654.56
  5. David ‘dak1616’ Kotler – $3,083.53
  6. Matt ‘berkey11_s4y’ Berkey – $2,512.51
  7. Michael ‘KingJames302’ Lavenburg – $1,884.38
  8. dogmai – $1,256.25
  9. Eric ‘slickrick99’ Ruffman – $827.98

Event #8: $500 Special Tuesday Showdown Reentry
201 entries + 162 reentries
Guarantee: $75,000
Prize pool: $169,521

The biggest tournament on Tuesday was the $500 buy-in Special Tuesday Showdown, and it attracted 201 entries. Those entries also fired 162 reentries to smash the $75,000 guarantee with a $169,521 prize pool. Finishing atop the pack was Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman, winning $32,548.03. He beat Danny ‘jackdaniels1’ Wong in heads-up play.

Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro finished third in what was his second final table appearance of the series. Joseph ‘biueberry’ Cheong took fifth.

  1. Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman – $32,548.03
  2. Danny ‘jackdaniels1’ Wong – $24,292.35
  3. Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro – $18,172.65
  4. Williams ‘thekid32’ Griffin – $13,561.68
  5. Joseph ‘biueberry’ Cheong – $10,425.54
  6. Kenneth ‘ace710’ Neri – $7,967.48
  7. Jacob ‘Bandit275’ Powers – $6,017.99
  8. Jeffrey ‘JefferinoH1’ Hong – $4,458.40
  9. nickpezz89 – $3,356.51

Event #9: $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo
356 entries + 261 reentries
Guarantee: $20,000
Prize pool: $42,573

In the third and final event of Tuesday, ‘chairmandust‘ won the $75 NL Reentry Super Turbo for $7,279.98. He defeated a field of 356 entries and 261 reentries.

Matt ‘RubberFist’ Stout finished fourth for $2,920.50 and Jonathan ‘jetsfan14’ Borenstein took sixth for $1,732.72.

  1. chairmandust – $7,279.98
  2. beeep – $5,385.48
  3. 1ofakind – $3,972.06
  4. Matt ‘RubberFist’ Stout – $2,920.50
  5. Srikar ‘redraider’ Chadhivae – $2,269.14
  6. Jonathan ‘jetsfan14’ Borenstein – $1,732.72
  7. helionic – $1,315.50
  8. Joseph ‘joeyrup’ Skorupa – $1,000.46
  9. weweweasel – $745.02

Event #10: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on
819 entries + 1,108 rebuys and 593 add-ons
Guarantee: $15,000
Prize pool: $46,620

The action was fast and furious in Event #10: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on, with 819 players firing 1,108 rebuys and 593 add-ons to more than triple the $15,000 guarantee. Winning it was Rajendra ‘vsamba’ Mahadevappa, who took home a first-place payday of $10,489.50.

  1. Rajendra ‘vsamba’ Mahadevappa – $10,489.50
  2. Sixes – $5,454.54
  3. n00kzz – $3,682.98
  4. SpitFireFlow – $2,750.58
  5. pokerkid1989 – $2,284.38
  6. Brand ‘HORUS’ Eisen – $1,818.18
  7. bigal10 – $1,351.98
  8. Captainrandy – $839.16
  9. walterpere11 – $606.06

Event #11: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry
395 entries + 296 reentries
Guarantee: $30,000
Prize pool: $63,572

Another five-figure score went to the winner of Event #11: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry, and it was ‘TIPnTimeBOMB‘ earning first place. He took home $10,870.81 after defeating ‘iWant2Win‘ in second place.

Also reaching the final table, Matthew ‘mendey’ Mendez finished third and Thomas ‘zebra_debra’ Sabatino placed fifth.

  1. TIPnTimeBOMB – $10,870.81
  2. iWant2Win – $8,041.85
  3. Matthew ‘mendey’ Mendez – $5,931.26
  4. Rockynyc13 – $4,361.03
  5. Thomas ‘zebra_debra’ Sabatino – $3,388.38
  6. Veeez – $2,587.38

Event #12: $50 NL Freezeout
594 entries
Guarantee: $10,000
Prize pool: $27,324

The third and final WSOP.com Spring Online Championships event on Wednesday was Event #12: $50 NL Freezeout. It generated 594 entries for a $27,324 prize pool. Longtime PocketFives member David ‘bewater’ Goodman was the winner, taking home $6,557.76.

  1. David ‘bewater’ Goodman – $6,557.76
  2. ohwonderful – $3,470.14
  3. playwithfire – $2,267.89
  4. herrrooooo – $1,721.41
  5. stlbel – $1,448.17
  6. faithfully29 – $1,174.93
  7. Andrew ‘DrDisRespect’ Dean – $874.36
  8. tharpe – $573.80
  9. poker_pixie – $382.53

Event #13: $10 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on
1,154 entries + 2,772 rebuys and 663 add-ons
Guarantee: $10,000
Prize pool: $41,759.90

Event #13: $10 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on was a big one, drawing 1,154 players who generated 2,772 rebuys and 663 add-ons. That more than quadrupled the event’s $10,000 guarantee with a $41,759.90 prize pool and made way for a $8,978.37 first-place prize to be won. Winning the event was Michael ‘LeftSid3’ Haberman.

  1. Michael ‘LeftSid3’ Haberman – $8,978.37
  2. Kevorkian – $4,635.34
  3. MannyLion – $3,215.51
  4. Henry ‘Stormheart’ Gannon – $2,380.31
  5. GoingNutz – $1,962.71
  6. Cristine ‘Dealz420’ Yousif – $1,545.11
  7. James ‘prpirate420’ Vales – $1,127.51
  8. Cody ‘STORMBREAKER’ Crawford – $688.15
  9. David ‘dak1616’ Kotler – $501.11

Event #14: $100 NL Freezeout
581 entries
Guarantee: $20,000
Prize pool: $53,452

On Wednesday, ‘stlbel‘ finished fifth in Event #12: $50 NL Freezeout for $1,448.17. On Thursday, ‘stlbel’ won Event #14: $100 NL Freezeout for $12,828.48. In the win, ‘stlbel’ topped a final table that included Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro (2nd – $6,788.40) and Michael ‘itWasThatOr0’ Gagliano (3rd – $4,436.51).

  1. stlbel – $12,828.48
  2. Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro – $6,788.40
  3. Michael ‘itWasThatOr0’ Gagliano – $4,436.51
  4. fthts – $3,367.47
  5. Ronnie ‘marlasinger’ Pease – $2,832.95
  6. Antony ‘jackfruit808’ Diep – $2,298.43
  7. unequivocal – $1,710.46
  8. David ‘GTOB0t’ Yoon – $1,122.49
  9. iwant2win – $748.32

Event #15: $50 PLO8 8-Max Reentry
186 entries + 104 reentries
Guarantee: $5,000
Prize pool: $13,340

The first non-No Limit Hold’em event of the series was Event #15: $50 PLO8 8-Max Reentry. It drew 186 entries and 104 reentries for a $13,340 prize pool. Finishing atop the field was Matthew ‘mendey’ Mendez, winning $3,601.80. It was the second final table of the series for Mendez, who previously placed third in Event #11: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry for $5,931.26.

  1. Matthew ‘mendey’ Mendez – $3,601.80
  2. Stephen ‘OregonTilt’ Johnson – $2,101.05
  3. macataca – $1,200.60
  4. David ‘chinoloco’ Lu – $933.80
  5. avoidthenoid – $800.40
  6. stdandzooted – $667
  7. Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio – $506.92
  8. liter_a_cola – $320.16

Event #16: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on
951 entries + 1,344 rebuys and 670 add-ons
Guarantee: $15,000
Prize pool: $54,852.50

Event #16: $20 NL Deepstack Rebuy + Add-on was another big rebuy event, drawing 951 players who generated 1,344 rebuys and 670 add-ons. Topping the field was Joseph ‘JingboSlice’ Cappuccio for $12,067.55.

  1. Joseph ‘JingboSlice’ Cappuccio – $12,067.55
  2. buggi – $6,225.75
  3. Sphinx3 – $4,333.34
  4. ANC_2LV – $3,236.29
  5. smallglasses – $2,687.77
  6. Aces03079 – $2,139.24
  7. Joshua ‘808Grinder’ Suyat – $1,590.72
  8. Aiden13 – $987.34
  9. joetrump – $713.08

Event #17: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry
360 entries + 219 reentries
Guarantee: $20,000
Prize pool: $53,268

Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman was back in the winner’s circle of this series, taking down Event #17: $100 NL 6-Max Reentry for $9,108.82 on Friday. Altman previously won Event #8: $500 Special Tuesday Showdown Reentry for $32,548.03.

Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro placed third for $4,969.90. It was Funaro’s fourth final table of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. He previously finished sixth in Event #6 for $1,352, third in Event #8 for $18,172.65, and second in Event #14 for $6,788.40.

  1. Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman – $9,108.82
  2. miw210x – $6,738.40
  3. Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro – $4,969.90
  4. Anna ‘Dusty4’ Antimony – $3,654.18
  5. fthts – $2,839.18
  6. WQ10R14 – $2,168
  7. escott121181 – $1,645.98
  8. Sorabh ‘jaggyboy13’ Jagota – $1,251.79
  9. Justin ‘M.A.O.L.I.’ Chock – $932.19

Event #18: $50 NL Turbo Deepstack
321 entries + 391 rebuys and 188 add-ons
Guarantee: $15,000
Prize pool: $40,950

Ian ‘apokerjoker2’ Steinman won Event #18: $50 NL Turbo Deepstack for !0,422.25. The event attracted 321 entries and had 391 rebuys plus 188 add-ons, which made for a $40,950 prize pool and crushed the $15,000 guarantee.

  1. Ian ‘apokerjoker2’ Steinman – $10,442.25
  2. ct188 – $5,937.75
  3. Andrew ‘SLOPHOUSE’ Rose – $3,521.75
  4. jcandidate – $2,702.70
  5. Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco – $2,293.20
  6. gunit102278 – $1,883.70
  7. James ‘JUMBOMOM’ Hundt – $941.85
  8. Ryan ‘WHOSYOURDODD’ Dodd – $655.20

Event #19: $30 NL 30 for 30 Rebuy + Add-on
902 entries + 1,534 rebuys and 481 add-ons
Guarantee: $30,000
Prize pool: $79,634.10

Joseph ‘Daytona103’ Udine won Event #19: $30 NL 30 for 30 Rebuy + Add-on on Saturday, topping the field of 902 players to take home $17,519.50. The field generated 1,534 rebuys and 481 add-ons for nearly an $80,000 prize pool.

  1. Joseph ‘Daytona103’ Udine – $17,519.50
  2. lagrock – $9,038.47
  3. AntiKiller – $6,291.09
  4. Daniel ‘SilasSilver’ Turner – $4,698.41
  5. early1014 – $3,902.07
  6. SLHalper – $3,105.72
  7. azgirlfriend – $2,309.38
  8. Eric ‘circleball’ Baldwin – $1,433.41
  9. dray313 – $1,035.24

Event #20: $50 PLO 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on
186 entries + 257 rebuys and 104 add-ons
Guarantee: $10,000
Prize pool: $24,888.50

Tanner ‘bamatide88’ Bibat finished in first place in Event #20: $50 PLO 8-Max Rebuy + Add-on, taking home $6,719.89. Bibat topped a field of 186 entries, who accounted for 257 rebuys and 104 add-ons.

  1. Tanner ‘bamatide88’ Bibat – $6,719.89
  2. strbkslvrs – $3,982.16
  3. James ‘pokercpa’ Hoeppner – $2,488.85
  4. wildbill1963 – $1,991.08
  5. clemslad – $1,742.19
  6. miw210x – $1,219.53
  7. harveyhound – $970.65
  8. makemefold – $721.76

Event #21: $100 NL Reentry
493 entries + 304 reentries
Guarantee: $25,000
Prize pool: $73,324

In Event #18: $100 NL Reentry, Ralph ‘sosana’ Perry found his way to the winner’s circle and picked up a payday of $11,687.84. Perry beat Richard ‘Moneylives27’ Munro in heads-up play, and David ‘AvidSmores’ Somers finished third.

  1. Ralph ‘sosana’ Perry – $11,687.84
  2. Richard ‘Moneylives27’ Munro – $8,652.23
  3. David ‘AvidSmores’ Somers – $6,379.18
  4. William ‘SlaweelRyam’ Romaine – $4,678.07
  5. Daniel ‘bunzer07’ Jordan – $3,636.87
  6. rungood27 – $2,778.97
  7. Bet_theRiver – $2,104.39
  8. knightship – $1,598.46
  9. Kailash ‘mavs19’ Pande – $1,202.51

Event #22: $75 NL Knockout
684 entries
Guarantee: $10,000
Prize pool: $48,564

TheSuitBig29‘ was the winner of Sunday’s $75 NL Knockout tournament, as part of the WSOP.com Spring Online Championships. He took home $7,394.04 and scored 12 bounties for an additional $300. The event attracted 684 entries for a prize pool of $48,564. That prize pool was nearly five times the guarantee.

  1. TheSuitBig29 – $7,394.04 + $300 in bounties
  2. NY.Vegas22 – $3,933 + $100 in bounties
  3. iWant2Win – $2,580.04 + $250 in bounties
  4. AMKdad – $1,950.76 + $100 in bounties
  5. Robert ‘wronghole’ Olmsted – $1,636.12 + $275 in bounties
  6. James ‘bagelbud’ Lillis – $1,321.48 + $150 in bounties
  7. piffstar – $975.38 + $350 in bounties
  8. Aro327 – $629.28 + $175 in bounties
  9. Filip ‘monster9’ Cvetinovic – $440.49 + $25 in bounties

Event #23: $320 NL Sunday Special
535 entries + 299 reentries
Guarantee: $100,000
Prize pool: $250,200

Pierce ‘Victoria53’ McKeller had a runner-up finish from earlier in the series when he took second in the $55 NL Sunday 50 event for $14,143.75. This time when he made it to heads-up play, McKeller successfully closed the tournament out with a win, topping the $320 NL Sunday Special field to win $37,755.18.

Also reaching the final table of this event were Ryan ‘protential’ Laplante, Jeremy ‘chipchecka’ Ausmus, and Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli.

  1. Pierce ‘Victoria53’ McKeller – $37,755.18
  2. Joe ‘ul_gg’ Mitchell – $27,972.36
  3. Ross ‘BlueTang’ Gottlieb – $20,641.50
  4. Ryan ‘protential’ Laplante – $15,112.08
  5. Brandon ‘HORUS’ Eisen – $11,734.38
  6. Darren ‘avocadotoast’ Rabinowitz – $9,007.20
  7. Jeremy ‘chipchecka’ Ausmus – $6,805.44
  8. stlbel – $5,179.14
  9. Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli – $3,928.14

Event #24: $11 NL Rebuy + Add-on
1,170 entries + 2,835 rebuys and 547 add-ons
Guarantee: $22,222
Prize pool: $50,990

Coming out on top in Event #24: $11 NL Rebuy + Add-on was Christopher ‘DontBluffMe1’ Ryan, who reached his second final table of the series. Finishing in first place gave Ryan a score of $10,962.85.

  1. Christopher ‘DontBluffMe1’ Ryan – $10,962.85
  2. SmokeJenson – $5,659.89
  3. TopBobSecret – $3,926.23
  4. lagrock – $2,906.43
  5. Sarad79 – $2,396.53
  6. stdandzooted – $1,886.63
  7. squirmjerm – $1,376.73
  8. HumbleBrag – $815.84
  9. brewcity21 – $611.88