The first two off 11 WSOP online bracelet events crowned their champions on October 3, Martin “Bathroomline” Zamani and “NJ_AcesmarkA” being the last two players in their respective events. It was bracelet number two for Zamani, while NJ_AcesmarkA secured their first piece of poker jewelry.
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Zamani Triumphant in the $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Online Freezeout
Martin “Bathroomline” Zamani of Boca Raton, Florida earned his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet early Monday morning by taking down WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $5,300 NL Hold’em Freezeout for $210,600. Zamani locked up the bracelet and six-figure score after defeating Ankush “Rickrosstheb” Mandavia during a short heads-up battle. For his runner-up finish, Mandavia cashed for $122,850.
The one-day, single-entry online tournament attracted 156 runners and paid out 30 players. Play lasted for nearly 11 hours and then the final table commenced with eight players remaining.
Soheb “TommyConway6” Porbandarwala was eliminated on the final table bubble when his queen-ten couldn’t get there against the king-eight of Calvin “projector52” Anderson, who eventually finished in fourth place for $54,600.
Zamani, who took down the WSOP.com Event #19: PLO Crazy Eights – 8 Handed in July for $92,598, stayed quiet during the first hour or so of play at the final table and won a big hand when he knocked out Anderson with two-pair against top pair.
Not long after, Zamani won a crucial flip to eliminate Brian “JackBogle” Altman in third place and entered heads-up play with a massive chip advantage. He eliminated Mandavia when he got it in with jack-seven against king-five and flopped trips.
Jason “EddieVedder” Koon and Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen both made the final table and were eliminated in sixth and eighth place, respectively. Other notable players in the field who didn’t reach the final table include Daniel “Dnegs” Negreanu and Connor “666666” Drinan, who was multi-tabling and eventually took down Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better.
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $5,300 NL Hold’em Freezeout Final Results
|1||Martin “Bathroomline” Zamani||United States||$210,600|
|2||Ankush “Rickrosstheb” Mandavia||United States||$122,850|
|3||Brian “JackBogle” Altman||United States||$70,200|
|4||Calvin “projector52” Anderson||United States||$54,600|
|5||Daniel “spicoli24” Sepiol||United States||$46,800|
|6||Jason “EddieVedder” Koon||United States||$39,000|
|7||Joe “swansong79” Kuether||United States||$29,640|
|8||Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen||United States||$18,720|
“NJ_AcesmarkA” Wins WSOP Gold in WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500
After nearly 12 hours of action on WSOP.com, “NJ_AcesmarkA” beat “Skullkid” heads up to claim the second online tournament of the 2021 World Series of Poker’s opening weekend. The champion outlasted 742 players and 325 rebuys to win a WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $89,356 from a $480,150 prize pool in the WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500.
Among the 742 entrants were a plethora of decorated champions that made their presence felt late in the tournament. WSOP gold bracelet winners Brent “UncleRon” Hanks (24th – $2,593), David “vincevegas” ODB Baker (14th – $3,985), and former main event champion Ryan “BitC0in” Riess (11th – $5,042) all went on a deep run but fell short of collecting more WSOP gold. Six-time WSOP champion Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu chipped up throughout the day but finished in 54th place after faltering in the final stretch.
Final table action got underway quickly with the elimination of “BDub0927” when “DrDonkitoff” turned an ace to bust pocket queens. The final table’s lone WSOP champion Jeremy “Thekid101” Pekarek soon eliminated Giovanni “John7012” Balistreri in eighth place and Melissa “LuckMgmt” Bryne bowed out in seventh after an impressive run.
The turning point for final table chip leaders “NJ_AcesmarkA” and “Skullkid” came when six players remained and “NJ_AcesmarkA” busted Jesse “Patient0” Yaginuma with pocket kings. “Skullkid” eliminated Pekarek in fifth place with pocket tens and “NJ_AcesmarkA” sent “SwaggyK” to the rail in fourth place with a turned straight.
“NJ_AcesmarkA” extended the lead early in three-handed play and soon eliminated “DrDonkitoff” in third place with a pair of eights on the flop. “Skullkid” started heads up with a deficit and fought hard to gain an advantage over nearly 30 minutes, but “NJ_AcesmarkA” fended off the challenge and closed the deal on the WSOP gold bracelet shortly after 5 a.m. PT.
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 Final Table Results
|5||Jeremy “Thekid101” Pekarek||United States||$20,358|
|6||Jesse “Patient0” Yaginuma||United States||$14,981|
|7||Melissa “LuckMgmt” Bryne||United States||$11,187|
|8||Giovanni “John7012” Balistreri||United States||$8,451|