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Over the last several years, Carlos Welch has made a name for himself for being a poker player with a knack for being frugal. Early Friday morning, Welch defeated 2020 bracelet winner Joon Kim to win his first career World Series of Poker bracelet and a six-figure score that could give Welch the opportunity to spend a little. Welch, a regular on the Thinking Poker podcast who has chronicled the ways he saves money, including living in his Toyota Prius for a good amount of time, outlasted 781 other entries to win 2021 WSOP Online Event #8 ($888 NLHE Crazy Eights) for $124,369. Welch start
The Saturday night right before July 4 is usually one filled with parties, barbecues, and one-day-early fireworks. But over a six-hour span on Saturday, Atlanta's Donnell Dais worked his way through the 950-entry field in Event #3 ($500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack) of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online to claim his first career bracelet and earn $90,801. The turbo structure guaranteed the final table would be a fast one and it took just under an hour to go from nine players to champion. Working with just over five big blinds, 2020 WSOP Online bracelet winner Joon Kim raised to 1,400,000 from UT
When the final table of 2020 WSOP Online Event #7 ($800 NLHE Knockout Deepstack Freezeout) started, Joon 'jykpoker' Kim sat atop a group of four players bunched up together all chasing chip leader Jeff Platt. Over the next 90 minutes, Kim picked off four of his eight opponents, including Platt, to capture his first WSOP bracelet and $106,127. The tournament, the second freezeout on the schedule, drew 989 players to create a $534,060 prize pool. From late position, 'smallmytable' shoved for 1,896,108 with [poker card="jc"][poker card="jh"] and 'thehoffx' called from the button with [poker