Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:45 AM Local Time
Sang "youngkoi" Lee Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller ($241,768)
On Tuesday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker Online Event #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller attracted 312 total entries, which resulted in a $948,840 prize pool.
The tournament marked the second high roller event on the 2021 WSOP schedule, and after more than 12 hours of play, it was Sang "youngkoi" Lee coming out on top to win a $241,768 top prize and his first career bracelet.
Prior to the win, Lee had 37 WSOP-related cashes totaling $192,340 with one circuit ring under his belt after he took down Event #14: $250 NLH in the 2019/20 WSOP Circuit - WSOP.COM Super Circuit Series (Online Circuit) for $36,618.
2021 WSOP Event #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Sang "youngkoi" Lee||$241,768|
|2||Daniel "juice" Buzgon||$149,386|
|3||David "dehhhhh" Coleman||$103,720|
|4||Christopher "Basile28" Basile||$71,990|
|5||Zachary "Kings702" Grech||$51,502|
|6||Jeremy "Chipchecka" Ausmus||$38,129|
|8||John "Macallan25" Riordan||$21,341|
After two-time WSOP bracelet winner James "muskrrr" Moore exited as the bubble bout in 36th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a steady pace which included four-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen (33rd - $6,639), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Anthony "heheh" Zinno (20th - $7,588), Matt "RubberFist" Stout (15th - $10,718), Joseph "biueberry" Cheong (11th - $13,184), Ralph "sosana" Perry (10th - $13,184), and "JIGESH" (9th - $16,598).
Final Table Action
The final table saw most players sitting fairly deep with John "Macallan25" Riordan being the exception as he held less than 10 big blinds when he bowed out in eighth place after jamming with a suited king-queen only to be called by Zachary "Kings702" Grech holding a pair of ladies.
Christopher "Basile28" Basile was dealt back-to-back pocket pairs and eliminated "MadMaz" in seventh place with kings, then Jeremy "Chipchecka" Ausmus in sixth place with queens.
Not long after, Grech hit the elimination train when he jammed his stack into the middle after the flop holding ace-king and was called Lee holding a pair of aces. Grech did turn a broadway draw but he bricked the river and was sent home in fifth place.
With four players remaining the stacks were even and extremely deep, each player sat with roughly 20 big blinds. As blinds were 20-minutes in length, a few went by with Daniel "juice" Buzgon collecting a few doubles to gain enough chips to set up Basile in fourth place.
Three-handed action saw Buzgon hold a chip advantage and that grew after he won a flip with a made hand of nines against David "dehhhhh" Coleman holding Big Slick, dropping him in third place.
Even though Buzgon held a 3:1 chip advantage, Lee secured an early double which led to a series of back-and-forth double-ups until Lee got the final one to eliminate Buzgon in second place.
2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Thus Far
|Date||Tournament||Players||Re-entries||Total Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Prize|
|1-Jul||Event #1: $500 NLH BIG 500 Kick-Off||837||440||1277||$574,650||Jose "deposit" Nooa||$105,161|
|2-Jul||Event #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack||727||311||1038||$560,520||Manig "Ohio77" Loeser||$104,313|
|3-Jul||Event #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack||641||309||950||$427,500||Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais||$90,801|
|4-Jul||Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo||608||242||850||$382,500||Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop||$73,861|
|5-July||Event #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max||459||-||459||$648,700||Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams||$139,600|
|6-July||Event #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack||312||104||416||$769,600||Tyler "ShipTheShip" Denson||$175,700|
|7-July||Event #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's||576||312||888||$621,600||Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo||$123,574|
|8-July||Event #8: $888 Crazy Eights Hold'em||514||268||782||$625,600||Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch||$124,369|
|9-July||Event #9: $400 NLH 6-Max||788||429||1,217||$438,120||Philip "wingsuiter" Beck||$81,534|
|10-July||Event #10: $333 NLH||986||531||1,517||$455,100||Michael "njnj17" Leib||$81,645|
|11-July||Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack||1,078||339||1,417||$510,120||Vijay "Eclypzed" Para||$86,210|
|12-July||Event #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack||654||305||959||$431,550||Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli||$83,332|
|13-July||Event #13: $1,000 NLH Freezeout||561||-||561||$504,900||Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng||$108,654|
|14-July||Event #14: $500 No Limit Hold'em||673||363||1,036||$466,200||Gionni "COLDWARKID" Demers||$90,023|
|15-July||Event #15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezout||188||-||188||$940,000||Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba||$253,800|
|16-July||Event #16: $600 PLO8 6-Handed||293||295||498||$268,920||Allen "Acnyc718" Chang||$61,394|
|17-July||Event #17: $400 NLH 8-Max||747||378||1,125||$405,000||Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka||$75,371|
|18-July||Event #18: $1,000 NLH North American Open||524||232||756||$692,000||James "Danfriel" Gilbert||$137,570|
|19-July||Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed||285||222||507||$405,600||Martin "bathroomline" Zamani||$92,598|
|20-July||Event #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller||221||91||312||$948,480||Sang "youngkoi" Lee||$241,768|
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:38 AM Local Time
Daniel "juice" Buzgon Eliminated in 2nd Place ($149,836)
Daniel "juice" Buzgon moved all in from the small blind for 1,640,308 and was called by Sang "youngkoi" Lee.
Buzgon had the , while Lee had a chance to win the bracelet with the .
The flop came the to pair the nine and send Buzgon into the led. The turn was the but the river was the to pair the queen and end it for Buzgon.
|Sang "youngkoi" Lee||7,800,000||2,684,204 |
|Daniel "juice" Buzgon||0||-2,684,204 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:34 AM Local Time
Remaining 2021 WSOP.com Online Series Schedule
|July 21||#21: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed|
|July 22||#22: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout|
|July 23||#23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo|
|July 24||#24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monsterstack|
|July 25||#25: $7,777 No-Limit Hold'em Lucky 7s High Roller|
|July 25||#26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em The Big 500 Encore|
|July 26||#27: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship|
|July 27||#28: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship|
|July 28||#29: $800 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship|
|July 29||#30: $600 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship|
|July 30||#31: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver|
|July 31||#32: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship|
|Aug. 1||#33: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grand Finale ($1M Guaranteed)|
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:32 AM Local Time
Lee Flips the Table
Daniel "juice" Buzgon limped from the small blind, Sang "youngkoi" Lee shoved and Buzgon called.
Buzgon had a chance to end it with the but would need to come from behind against the .
The board ran out the and Lee was the commanding chip leader.
|Sang "youngkoi" Lee||5,115,796||3,205,898 |
|Daniel "juice" Buzgon||2,684,204||-3,095,898 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:21 AM Local Time
Buzgon Takes the Lead
|Daniel "juice" Buzgon||5,780,102||2,660,000 |
|Sang "youngkoi" Lee||1,909,898||-2,770,000 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:20 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:07 AM Local Time
WSOP History: Looking Back at the November (and October) Nines
No stage in poker stood as a bigger goal for a tournament player than the final table of the WSOP Main Event. For years, that meant going to sleep knowing you had the chance of a lifetime, to go down in poker history in the next few days as the cameras captured your every bet, raise and fold.
All of that changed in 2008.
The year after Jerry Yang's Main Event victory was broadcast to all on ESPN's standard tape delay, organizers made a decision to try to increase the excitement and anticipation around the final table: after the final nine was reached, play would be paused. At that point, everyone left would go home with 9th-place money and the players would reconvene a few months later to play out the final table on a short tape delay.
That lasted until 2016, and this is the history of the November (and October) Nines.
Click here to read the article about the history of the WSOP November Nine
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:00 AM Local Time
Heads Up Chip Counts
|Sang "youngkoi" Lee||4,679,898||2,006,262 |
|Daniel "juice" Buzgon||3,120,102||-2,142,324 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:00 AM Local Time
Level 34 started
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:55 AM Local Time
The final two players are on a five-minute break.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
David "dehhhhh" Coleman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($102,720)
David "dehhhhh" Coleman was all in preflop with the vs the of Daniel "juice" Buzgon.
It was a massive flip and the board would run out in favor of Buzgon as it came the and Coleman was eliminated in third place.
|Daniel "juice" Buzgon||5,262,426||1,833,228 |
|David "dehhhhh" Coleman||0||-1,030,014 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:44 AM Local Time
Two-Time Bracelet Winner Nathan Gamble Bags First Gold Ring
The WSOP Summer Online Circuit recently kicked off to run alongside the bracelet events. The fourth tournament of the series was the $320 buy-in Event #4: $50,000 GTD PLO 8-Max, which attracted 167 players who rebought 146 times. The 313-entry field resulted in a $93,900 prize pool that was reserved for the top 36 finishers.
Among those to cash were Scott "Rumcake" Ball (10th - $1,558.74), Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen (14th - $1,183.14), Ankush "rickrosstheb" Mandavia (18th - $901.44), and Event #3 champ Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli (26th - $704.25)
After six and a half hours of play, it was two-time bracelet winner Nathan "surfbum" Gamble besting Roland "Prngls12" Israelashvili in heads-up play to win a $19,137 top prize and his first gold ring.
Gamble won his first bracelet back in 2017 when he took down Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $223,339, and then last summer he won WSOP.com Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed for $89,424.
WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #4 Final Table Results
|1||Nathan "surfbum" Gamble||$19,136.82|
|2||Roland "Prngls12" Israelashvili||$14,432.43|
|5||Jesse "mrjessejames" Sylvia||$6,065.94|
|6||Calvin "projector52" Anderson||$4,572.93|
|7||Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan||$3,455.52|
|8||Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman||$2,572.86|
|9||David "dwpoker" Williams||$1,962.51|
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:41 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:40 AM Local Time
Christopher "Basile28" BasileEliminated in 4th Place ($71,990)
Action folded around to Daniel "juice" Buzgon who limped-in from the small blind and Christopher "Basile28" Basile raised to 214,064 from the big blind.
Buzgon three-bet all in for 1,754,596 and Basile called off his 1,650602 stack.
Daniel "juice" Buzgon:
Christopher "Basile28" Basile:
Basile was way ahead and nothing changed after the flop.
The turn however, came the giving Buzgon a set of sixes but Basile also picked-up the heart flush draw.
The tables were turned on Basile as he now needed any ten or non jack heart but the appeared on the river and ended his tournament in fourth place for $71,990.
|Daniel "juice" Buzgon||3,429,198||1,825,102 |
|Christopher "Basile28" Basile||0||-1,902,602 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:34 AM Local Time
WSOP Offering 8 Bracelet Events to Pennsylvania Players August 8-15
On July 12, WSOP.com launched in Pennsylvania, and now players from the Keystone State can look forward to competing in gold bracelet events.
From August 8-15, WSOP will offer eight daily bracelet events, each starting at 5:30 p.m. EST. Buy-ins range from $400 up to the $3,200 High Roller. The weeklong series will culminate in a $1,000 NLH PA Championship on Sunday, August 15. Additionally, there will be a pair of Progressive Knockout (PKO) events, marking the first time the WSOP will award a PKO bracelet.
WSOP.com PA will also offer daily satellites with buy-ins as low as $1 that provide an opportunity to win a seat into this Fall's live WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania," said Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment. "The real winners in this expansion are the players who join us at WSOP.com. Our team is laser-focused on providing the most value to poker players in the state and are confident in the potential of our online poker product. With our industry-best sign-up promotions and the special bracelet series catered specifically to players in Pennsylvania, we welcome all players, from the casuals to the professionals and everyone in between."
Pennsylvania Bracelet Event Schedule
While WSOP.com is in the middle of their 33-bracelet series open to Nevada and New Jersey players, players from Pennsylvania will have the chance to battle for eight daily bracelet events from Sunday, August 8 through Sunday. August 15.
Players must be within state borders in order to participate and will need to register for a new account at WSOP.com/start. Once signed up, be sure to link your Caesars Rewards to your account as every hand played earns points toward rewards.
Remember, players can withdraw and deposit funds at the cage inside Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.
|1||Event #1: $500 NLH Keystone Kickoff||Sunday||8/8/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|2||Event #2: $500 NLH PKO||Monday||8/9/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|3||Event #3: $3,200 NLH High Roller||Tuesday||8/10/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|4||Event #4: $400 NLH 6-Max||Wednesday||8/11/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|5||Event #5: $777 NLH Lucky 7's||Thursday||8/12/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|6||Event #6: $400 NLH PKO||Friday||8/13/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|7||Event #7: $600 NLH MonsterStack||Saturday||8/14/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
|8||Event #8: $1,000 NLH PA Championship||Sunday||8/15/21||5:30 p.m. EST|
Free Play and Freeroll Promotions
Pennsylvania players are invited to capture the benefits of the Welcome Offer, the most valuable poker deposit promotion on the table. Available now, players who deposit a minimum of $10 into their account will be rewarded with $50 in free play, a 100% match on all deposits up to $1,000, and 7 freeroll tickets into the Welcome Week Freerolls.
First-time depositors who make a deposit by Sunday, Aug. 15 will also receive a ticket to participate in an exclusive $50,000 Depositors Freeroll on Sunday, Aug. 22. The Freeroll will award three seats to the WSOP Main Event – two seats to the top tournament finishers, and one seat from a randomly selected drawing of all players that entered.
The Ultimate Poker Experience
To prioritize Pennsylvania players in the launch of WSOP.com in the state, a variety of special events and tournaments are being offered daily throughout the summer.
- BLAST Poker – Starting Monday, July 12, BLAST poker debuts in Pennsylvania where players have a chance to win their share of up to $300,000 in a matter of minutes. Players can win up to 10,000x their buy-in amount in this a lightning fast three-handed game that starts when three players enter in this Sit and Go format.
- WSOP Satellites – Only on WSOP.com can players win a full package to play in live WSOP events including the 2021 Main Event in Las Vegas, for as little as $1 and special Main Event Freerolls. Visit the promotions page for more information on MEGA satellite structures and schedules.
- Sunday $75,000 Guarantee – Beginning Sunday, July 18, this flagship tournament will award a guaranteed payout of $75,000 with a $215 buy-in beginning at 4 p.m. every Sunday.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:24 AM Local Time
Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli Wins WSOPC Gold Ring to Go Along with Bracelet
The WSOP Summer Online Circuit recently kicked off to run alongside the bracelet events. The third tournament of the series was the $525 buy-in Event #3: $150,000 GTD NLH Monster Stack, which attracted 397 players who rebought 144 times. The 541-entry field resulted in a $270,500 prize pool that was reserved for the top 80 finishers.
Among those to cash were Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman (72nd - $974), Aaron "FrankDux" Massey (63rd - $974), Katie "katelin" Lindsay (43rd - $1,217), Orson "borgatcha" Young (27th - $1,704), Ethan "Rampunts" Yau (19th - $1,704), Landon "ActionDealer" Tice (13th - $2,813), Darren "darrenelias" Elias (8th - $6,357), and Kevin "DegenLen" Sullivan (3rd - $25,238).
In the end, Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli bested "yogotttmepro" in heads-up play to win the title for $46,256 and his first gold ring, which will go nicely with the bracelet he won at the 2017 WSOP Event #61: $3,333 WSOP.com Online NLH High Roller for $322,815. Cannuli also finished sixth in the 2015 WSOP Main Event for $1.4 million.
WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #3 Final Table Results
|1||Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli||$46,256|
|3||Kevin "DegenLen" Sullivan||$25,238|
|4||Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj||$18,556|
|5||James "NJCrusher13" Ackerman||$14,418|
|6||Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro||$11,009|
|7||Michael "miw210x" Wang||$8,358|
|8||Darren "darrenelias" Elias||$6,357|
|9||Andrea "Andrewbull88" Buonocore||$4,734|
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:16 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:08 AM Local Time
Zachary "Kings702" Grech Eliminated in 5th Place ($51,502)
Zachary "Kings702" Grech raised to 375,000 Sang "youngkoi" Lee called from the small blind.
The flop came the . Grech jammed for 413,318 and was snap called.
Lee had the pocket blades , Grech had the .
The turn was the and the river the and Grech was gone in fifth place.
|Sang "youngkoi" Lee||2,673,636||852,566 |
|Zachary "Kings702" Grech||0||-1,432,055 |
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time
The final five players are on a quick break.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:54 AM Local Time
Jeremy "Chipchecka" Ausmus Eliminated in 6th Place ($38,129)
Christopher "Basile28" Basile raised on the button and then called the 778,745 three-bet jam Jeremy "Chipchecka" Ausmus made from the small blind.
Jeremy "Chipchecka" Ausmus:
Christopher "Basile28" Basile:
Basile woke-up with another pocket pair and the runout sent Ausmus to the rail.
|Christopher "Basile28" Basile||1,973,102||838,745 |
|Jeremy "Chipchecka" Ausmus||0||-1,108,345 |