Add two more names to the growing list of players who won a World Series of Poker Online tournament. The global version of the virtual version of the WSOP continued over the weekend and two more players were crowned champions with residents of Hungary and Hong Kong snagging a piece of coveted bling. The bling represents excellence. It's also currency in this superficial relentless data-driven world. The bracelets are how the poker media can separate the creme de la creme. It's also how marketers can figure out who should be the brand ambassador in an era where everyone is competing for the hearts and minds of sell outs and poker enthusiasts with money burning holes in their pocket.
The 2021 WSOP Online completed two events this weekend. 2021 WSOP Online Event #10 $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO gave players two bullets to fire in this PLO orgy. Event #10 attracted 975 runners and a prize pool worth $366,600.
Canadian pro Mike 'SirWatts' Watts was seeking to add another piece of bling to his collection. The DOUBLE CHANCE PLO final table of eight also included Roland 'Quina Quen' Czika, Lei "A LEI" Yang, Noam "lamalo21" Garama, Mariam "WisdomTree" Nozadze, Arkadiusz "Noksukow" Liszewski, and Stanislav "shrekpoker91" Halatenko.
Watts busted in third place, which set up the PLO finale between Hungary and China. When the dust settled, Lei "A LEI" Yang finished in second place, while Hungary's Roland 'Quina Quen' Czika was the last plater standing. Event #10 paid out $55,369 to the champion plus the shiny new bracelet.
2021 WSOP Online Event #12 $1,000 DOUBLE STACK attracted a whopping field of 5,894 runners. The prize pool was just short of $5.6 million.
The $1K DOUBLE STACK final table included two players from India, two players from China, and one person from Brazil, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Israel, and Ukraine. The actual final nine included Hinojas "POLALIFE!" Jerome, Felipe Ramos, Sriharsha "Upswinger" Doddapaneni, Yi "jolen" Wang, Stoyan Madanzhiev, Anton Yakuba, Xuejian "LuckyCat00" Li, Nethanel "natykkk" Klein, and Manish "thekid" Lakhotia.
Brazil had been dominating the WSOP Online at GGPoker, but they'd fall short of the mark in this one when pro Felipe Ramos settled on a second-place finish. The bracelet came down to Brazil and Hong Kong. Ramos could not rally and overcome Hong Kong's Hinojas 'POLALIFE!' Jerome. The GGPoker Ambassador earned $476,612 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh? Jerome banked $635,576 and the bracelet for taking down Event #12.
2021 WSOP Online Event #11 $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller played down to a final table. Only nine players remain and its a star studded table that includes Rui Ferreira, Erik Seidel, Isaac Baron, Thomas Muehloecker, Francisco Benitez, Joachim Haraldstad, Shyngis Satubayev, and Chin-Wei 'davidchien88' Chien. First place pays out nearly $978K and the bracelet. Can Seidel win another one?