September 26, 2022 Latest Poker News
WSOP.com is smack in the middle of its six-week bracelet schedule, making weekends much shinier for the bucketful of winners since it started on September 10.
Already, 13 bracelets have been won by players in the market of New Jersey/Nevada, and three each in the separate markets of Pennsylvania and Michigan.
There are 26 more bracelets to be won online in the US until October 16.
Pennsylvania’s players rising to top
WSOP.com in Pennsylvania finished the third event of its six tournament schedule on Sunday.
It took Kyle “BluffNTuff” Lorenz about eight-and-a-half hours to win his first bracelet in the $400 No-Limit Deepstack event (178 players, 73 rebuys). Lorenz, who secured a WSOP Circuit ring online in March, won $20,258. He was the runner-up in the same bracelet event in July.
Last week, Jeffrey Cole won his first bracelet in a $365 No-Limit Hold’em event. The top 30 got paid and Cole won $18K for his play. Cole won his first WSOP Circuit ring in May.
And on September 11, Richard “EatMushrooms” Ali added a bracelet to his collection of three Circuit rings in the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Opener Event for $20,715.
Three more events take place each Sunday until October 16. The schedule is available here.
Michiganders getting the gold
“Id_Muck_Her” won Sunday’s Michigan bracelet, also in a $400 No-Limit Deepstack event for $15,568 (146 players, 40 rebuys).
The Sunday before (September 18), Christofer Morse won his first bit of WSOP hardware and $18,164 in a $365 No-Limit Hold’em event. Morse made a WSOP.com bracelet final table in a $500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max event in July, where he finished fourth.
And it was Michael Hepworth’s turn to win his first bracelet in Michigan’s $500 No-Limit Hold’em Opener Event for $18,205 (174 entries).
Just like in Pennsylvania, three more events will take place over the next three Sundays. The schedule is available here.
New Jersey and Nevada players facing cut-throat competition
The online poker room that is WSOP.com NJ/NV may arguably be the toughest in the world when a series like this is running.
There’s hardly a final table where a WSOP bracelet winner isn’t looking to add more bling to their collection, and those champions aren’t fooling around. While several pros won their first bracelet this series, there were others who just can’t stop winning more.
Here’s what happened so far:
- Ori “try2trick” Hasson took down the first event, a $400 No-Limit Hold’em affair for $58,491 (474 players, 281 rebuys) on September 10. It’s the first bracelet for the man with 45 WSOP cashes.
- Benjamin “Rvrruner” Garrick won his first bracelet in the $500 No-Limit Hold’em event for $64,590 (508 players, 214 rebuys) on September 11. Garrick is a mid-stakes tourney player with some decent wins under his belt, including a victory in a $400 MSPT event in 2021.
- Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell won his second WSOP bracelet in the $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event for $96,087 (74 players, 25 rebuys) on September 11 His first bracelet came in the $1,000 WSOP.com championship in 2021. He also has three Circuit rings, all won online.
- Soheb “TommyConway6” Porbandarwala added a bracelet to his six Circuit rings in the $1,000 PLO 6-Max event for $57K (129 players, 144 rebuys) on September 11. He has 75 cashes in WSOP events for $720K.
- Chris “ccast93” Castiglia won his first bracelet and $44,705 in the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event (348 players, 167 rebuys) on September 15. It’s his first WSOP cash. Ryan Riess, the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion, finished seventh. Riess is still looking for his second bracelet.
- Vito “thesuitbig29” DiStefano made his 50th WSOP cash count by winning his first bracelet in the $320 No-Limit Deepstack tourney for $57,356 (393 players, 119 rebuys) on September 17. He made two WSOP.com Circuit final tables this year.
- Jeremy “ChipChecka” Ausmus won his fifth WSOP bracelet in the $365 No-Limit Hold’em event for $51,807 (571 entries) on September 18. It’s his fourth bracelet within the year, and he had to beat Nick “CashUsKlay” Schulman and his three WSOP bracelets heads-up ($37,792).
- Jesse “Dangerous22″ Lonis won his first bracelet and $73,371 in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max event (238 players, 146 rebuys) on September 18. Lonis has more than $1.7 million in tournament cashes. He beat 2021 bracelet winner Cole Ferraro heads-up ($52,877).
- Timothy “LosingEquity” Faro won his first bracelet in the $600 No-Limit Deepstack event for $50,864 (380 players, 135 rebuys) on September 20. Three days later, he finished 16th in the $1,600 WSOP Circuit event in Council Bluffs for another $5,335.
- William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine won his second bracelet in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout event for $79,754 (153 players) on September 22. The Las Vegas pro is less than $60K away from cracking the WSOP million-dollar mark.
- Tanner “bamatide88” Bibat won his first WSOP bracelet in the $400 PLO 6-Max event for $29,459 (172 player, 193 rebuys) on September 25. It puts him near $250K in lifetime tournament cashes.
- Jesse “Patient0” Yaginuma won his first bracelet in the $400 Ultra Deep Stack event for $47,420 (538 players, 225 rebuys) on September 25. The cash pushes him over seven figures with WSOP $1,000,959 in cashes. He also owns two Circuit rings.
- A player named “bckdrboogie” won Sunday’s $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event for $68,218 (231, players, 134 rebuys). According to SharkScope, this player has 25 tournaments under their belt on WSOP.com in NJ/NV, and it’s their first win.
There are 20 more events from now until October 16.
Bob Pajich is a poker news reporter, creative writer, and poker player who never met suited connectors he didn’t like. If you liked what he is writing about, give him a follow on Twitter: @PondHockey2.
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