Tuesday July 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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Manic Monday at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Artur Rudziankov became the Czech Republic's only second-ever bracelet winner with a victory in Event #58 $1,500 NL, which needed an extra day to play out the heads-up battle against Mario Prats. Meanwhile, Tom 'FLOATZ' Cannuli binked Event #61 $3,333 WSOP.com ONLINE NL High Roller. Cannuli outlasted a stacked final table to win the second online bracelet of the 2017 WSOP. First place in the Online High Roller paid out $323K for FLOATZ.

Just another manic Monday. Event #58 $1,500 NL Donkament needed an extra day to determine a champion. Artur Rudziankov defeated Mario Prats heads-up for the win. Artur Rudziankov, born in Belarus, grew up in the Czech Republic and calls the country his home. Artur Rudziankov shipped the second bracelet for the Czechs, and a final table that feature a pair of players from the Czech Republic.

Also... the WSOP.com High Roller played out the other night. Tom Cannuli from New Jersey shipped Event #61 $3,333 WSOP.com ONLINE NL High Roller for a $323K score. Playing under the online moniker FLOATZ, Cannuli picked off Tara 'BeatrixKiddo' Cain heads-up for the victory. Cain a.k.a. BeatrixKiddoCain narrowly missed her first bracelet. The Minnesota native came thisclose to becoming the second woman to win a bracelet this summer. Liz Boeree won a Tag Team bracelet back in Event #2.

Event #58 $1,500 NL - Final Results


Two players from the Czech Republic at the final table... and one of them went all the way.

John Phan bubbled off the final table in tenth place. Czech pro Martin Kabrhel busted in eighth place. Lee Watkinson went deep, but the chimp-loving pro from Vegas was dunzo in sxith place.

Tim Miles busted in third place late on Day 3. The heads-up battle was set between Spain and the Czech Republic. However, the final two would not have an after-midnight showdown (er, more like chasing dawn and a sunrise showdown). Alas, a fourth day was added to the Donkament schedule. The final two slugged it out for only 32 hands... but when it was over, Spain had to settle on a runner-up finish as Artur Rudziankov defeated Mario Prats from Spain.

Artur Rudziankov earned a first-place payout worth $396K.

Other notables who went deep in the donkament included... Chris Cornell, Nocolas Careme, Tylor Pau, Alex Queen, Dana Muse, David Brown, Larry Little, Phil Laak, Chance Kornuth, Alex Rocha, Rocco Palumbo, Jonathan Therme, DJ MacKinnon, Danny Wong, Jesus Ferguson, Kenny Hallaert, Mike Dentale, Andre Akkari, Dong Gup, Fabrice Casano, Eric Baldwin, Matt Glantz, Joe Cada, Moon Kim, Natasha Mercier, Alfie Adam, Scott Davies, and Nathan Weed.

2017 WSOP - Event #58 $1,5000 NL

Entrants: 1,765

Prize Pool: $2,380,050

Payouts: 265


Final Table Results:

1. Artur Rudziankov (Czech Republic) $395,918

2. Mario Prats Garcia (Spain) $244,611

3. Timothy Miles (USA) $176,455

4. Arman Zolnoorian (USA) $128,645

5. Christian Rudolph (Germany) $94,799

6. Lee Watkinson (USA) $70,618

7. John Esposito (USA) $53,184

8. Martin Kabrhel (Czech Republic) $40,500

9. Scott Lychwick (USA) $31,187

Event #61 $3,333 WSOP.com ONLINE NL High Roller - Final Results

FLOTZ wins

The second online event of the year took place over the weekend. This lazy reporter forgot to look up the results, which is why this intel was not included in a previous recap. The 2017 Online High Roller affair had a $3,333 buy-in (compared to the first one, which had a modest $333 price tag). A total of 424 runners took a shot at Event #61.

The final table of the High Roller was stacked all things considered. Ryan 'holdNfold' Jones made an early exit. Six-time WSOP Circuit champ Vincent 'AllinVin138' Moscati was knocked out in seventh place. Dan 'Pepperprince' Zack went out in fourth, while Darren 'LegionofBoom' Rabinowitz took fifth place. Adam Owen is one of the most dominant online players to ever come from the United Kingdom. The British pro final tabled this High Roller, but he could not do better than third place.

Thomas 'FLOATZ' Cannuli defeated Tara 'BeatrixKiddo' Cain heads-up for the win. BeatrixKiddo took $201K back home to Minnesota for a runner-up score. She was attempting to become the second female to win an open event at the 2017 WSOP. Liv Boeree shipped the Tag Team bracelet in the first week of the summer.

Meanwhile, FLOATZ shipped the tournament, the bling, and $232K in cash for winning the Online High Roller.

Other noteworthy names who cashed in the ONLINE High Roller included... Kevin Eyster, Jon Zarin, Jonas Lauck, Matt Berkey, Chris Klodnicki, Joe McKeehen, Jesse Martin, Mario Ho, Krzysztof Stybaniewicz, John Racener, Thomas Hall, Ben Yu, Jake Schndler, and Yueqi 'Rich' Zhu... who cashed in his 8th WSOP event this year.

2017 WSOP - Event #61 $3,333 WSOP.com ONLINE NL High Roller

Entrants: 424

Prize Pool: $1,335,600

Payouts: 54


Final Table Results:

1. Thomas 'FLOATZ' Cannuli (USA) $322,815

2. Tara 'BeatrixKiddo' Cain (USA) $201,408

3. Adam 'HLEDERER' Owen (U.K.) $136,231

4. Daniel 'Pepperprince' Zack (USA) $97,232

5. Darren 'LegionofBoom' Rabinowitz (USA) $66,112

6. Blake 'bk1048' Kelso (USA) $47,547

7. Vincent 'AllinVin138' Moscati (USA) $34,859

8. Ryan 'holdNfold' Jones (USA) $26,178

9. Millard 'Undisputed23' Hale (USA) $20,168

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