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Friday, July 30, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021 Event #31: No Limit Hold'em Summer Saver

  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: 1


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Saturday, July 31, 2021 2:18 AM Local Time
Brad "1badcajun" Zusman Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver ($79,683)

On Friday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver attracted 632 players who rebought 285 times.

The 917-entry field generated a $412,650 prize pool, and after 11 hours of play, it was Brad "1badcajun" Zusman coming out on top to win a $79,683 first-place prize and his first career gold bracelet.

Prior to the win, Zusman had seven WSOP-related cashes totaling $48,521 with his best prior WSOP cash being $17,135 for placing 941st in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.

2021 WSOP Event #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver

1Brad "1badcajun" Zusman$79,683
2Mark "victb" Ioli$49,270
3Josh "YoelRomero" King$34,704
4Jeff "bortzork" Miller$24,759
5Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch$17,909
6Orson "borgatcha" Young$13,122
8Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard$7,386
9David "dave419" Nodes$5,653

After Puneeth "kimisraunchy" Modha had his set of aces cracked on the money bubble in 144th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a steady pace which included WSOP bracelet winner Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert (132nd - $701), four-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen (82nd - $867), WSOP bracelet winner Joseph "biueberry" Cheong (33rd - $1,857), Sang "youngkoi" Lee (13th - $3,466), and "shady_1" (10th - $4,374).

Final Table Action

Final Table
Final Table

After a few final table doubles, Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch was finally able to drop the first player after he coolered David "dave419" Nodes with kings against queens.

The next two eliminations came in quick succession after Josh "YoelRomero" King won a with ace-queen against the king-ten of Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard and "KerriP" lost a race holding a pair of fives to Mark "victb" Ioli holding Big Slick, bowing out in eighth and seventh place respectively.

Orson "borgatcha" Young exited in sixth place after his queen-ten was out-flopped by the nine-two of Gooch, and then Gooch ran his king-queen into Ioli''s Big Slick to fall in fifth place.

Jeff "bortzork" Miller fell in fourth place when his king-six offsuit failed to overcome the pocket nines of Ioli, and then Ioli won another hand with Big Slick to dispatch King in third place.

Heads-up play began with the final two players dead even in chips, but Ioli fell sort and lost with a pair of ladies after Zusman turned an ace holding ace-jack.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Saturday with Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship. PokerNews will be live reporting and streaming the action, so be sure to join us then.

2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentPlayersRe-entriesTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
1-JulEvent #1: $500 NLH BIG 500 Kick-Off8374401277$574,650Jose "deposit" Nooa$105,161
2-JulEvent #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack7273111038$560,520Manig "Ohio77" Loeser$104,313
3-JulEvent #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack641309950$427,500Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais$90,801
4-JulEvent #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo608242850$382,500Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop$73,861
5-JulyEvent #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max459-459$648,700Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams$139,600
6-JulyEvent #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack312104416$769,600Tyler "ShipTheShip" Denson$175,700
7-JulyEvent #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's576312888$621,600Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo$123,574
8-JulyEvent #8: $888 Crazy Eights Hold'em514268782$625,600Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch$124,369
9-JulyEvent #9: $400 NLH 6-Max7884291,217$438,120Philip "wingsuiter" Beck$81,534
10-JulyEvent #10: $333 NLH9865311,517$455,100Michael "njnj17" Leib$81,645
11-JulyEvent #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack1,0783391,417$510,120Vijay "Eclypzed" Para$86,210
12-JulyEvent #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack654305959$431,550Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli$83,332
13-JulyEvent #13: $1,000 NLH Freezeout561-561$504,900Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng$108,654
14-JulyEvent #14: $500 No Limit Hold'em6733631,036$466,200Gionni "COLDWARKID" Demers$90,023
15-JulyEvent #15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezout188-188$940,000Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba$253,800
16-JulyEvent #16: $600 PLO8 6-Handed293295498$268,920Allen "Acnyc718" Chang$61,394
17-JulyEvent #17: $400 NLH 8-Max7473781,125$405,000Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka$75,371
18-JulyEvent #18: $1,000 NLH North American Open524232756$692,000James "Danfriel" Gilbert$137,570
19-JulyEvent #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed285222507$405,600Martin "bathroomline" Zamani$92,598
20-JulyEvent #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller22191312$948,480Sang "youngkoi" Lee$241,768
21-JulyEvent #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed281270551$297,540Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben$69,148
22-JulyEvent #22: $600 NLH Knockout612-612$342,720Anthony "Lastbullet" Kennedy$46,796
23-JulyEvent #23: $500 NLH Turbo457237694$312,300Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty$67,207
24-JulyEvent #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack8263501,176$423,360Byung "bhy101" Yoo$77,475
25-JulyEvent #25: $7,777 NLH Lucky 7's High Roller11338151$1,113,927David "dpeters17" Peters$283,940
25-JulyEvent #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore7293891,118$503,100Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken$93,627
26-JulyEvent #27: $1,000 PLO Championship221177398$367,050David "lox10" Goldberg$86,440
27-JulyEvent #28: $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship20263265$805,600Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus$205,347
28-JulyEvent #29: $800 NLH 8-Max Turbo Deepstack418205623$448,560Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman$102,406
29-JulyEvent #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship523260783$422,820Mitchell "franzia" Halverson$84,057
30-JulyEvent #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver632285917$412,650Brad "1badcajun" Zusman$79,683
Saturday, July 31, 2021 2:11 AM Local Time
Mark "victb" Ioli Eliminated in 2nd Place ($49,270)

Mark Ioli

Mark "victb" Ioli raised to 480,000 from the small blind, Brad "1badcajun" Zusman three-bet to 1,245,000 and Ioli four-bet jammed for 7,944,932 and was called.

Ioli was at risk and ahead with the    vs the    of Zusman.

The flop zoomed Zusman ahead as it came the    . The turn was the  . The rover came the   to finish it off and eliminate Ioli in second place.

Brad "1badcajun" Zusman18,340,0009,554,932
Mark "victb" Ioli0-9,554,932
Saturday, July 31, 2021 2:06 AM Local Time Summer Online Circuit Winners
Summer Online Circuit Event
Summer Online Circuit Event

The Summer Online Circuit Event began on July 16 and will ran through July 27 right alongside the 2021 WSOP Online bracelet events. During that time a dozen gold rings were awarded, 4,714 combined entrants competed, and $1,853,615 in prize money was awarded.

Here's a look at all those who captured titles during the Summer Online Circuit:

DateTournamentBuy-inPlayersRebuysTotal EntriesPrize PoolPlayerPrize
16-JulEvent 1: $40K GTD Limit O8 or Better 8-Max$32014251193$57,900Aaron "Sagevsal" Henderson$12,077.94
17-JulEvent 2: $75K GTD NLH$215383217600$120,000Ryan "sychosid" Hohner$20,520
18-JulEvent #3: $150K GTD NLH Monster Stack$525397144541$270,500Tom ".beast." Cannuli$46,255.50
19-JulEvent #4: $50,000 GTD PLO 8-Max$320167146313$93,900Nathan "surfbum" Gamble$19,136.82
20-JulEvent #5: $75,000 GTD NLH 6-Max$320263137400$120,000Ryan "whosyourdodd" Dodd$22,296
21-JulEvent #6: $75,000 GTD PLO High Roller 8-Max$1,00010159160$152,800Dylan "TheSmith" Smith$33,081.20
22-JulEvent #7: $50,000 GTD NLH Freezeout$250424-424$98,792Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot$24,204.04
23-JulEvent #8: $50,000 GTD NLH Deepstack Turbo$215305116421$84,200Hye "hellofriend" Park$14,398.20
24-JulEvent #9: $100,000 GTD NLH Double Stack$320305165470$141,000Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka$24,111
25-JulEvent #10: $200,000 GTD NLH Main Event$525413230643$321,500Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli$51,247.10
26-JulEvent #11: $50,000 GTD PLO Big 500 6-Max$500144125269$125,623John "macallan25" Riordan$26,204.95
27-JulEvent #12: $100,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max$1,00018793280$267,400Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio$53,212.60
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time

The final two players are on a five-minute break.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time
Josh "YoelRomero" King Eliminated in 3rd Place ($34,704)

Mark "victb" Ioli raised on the button and then called the 2,950,927 three-bet jam Josh "YoelRomero" King made from the small blind.

Mark "victb" Ioli:   
Josh "YoelRomero" King:   

King was behind holding two live-suited cards and the     flop did give him the diamond flush draw.

Unfortunately for him, both the   turn and   river were bricks, ending his night in third place for $34,704.

Mark "victb" Ioli9,554,9322,675,927
Brad "1badcajun" Zusman8,785,0681,062,500
Josh "YoelRomero" King0-3,538,427
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Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:53 AM Local Time
Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio Wins WSOP Summer Circuit Event #12

WSOP Summer Circuit Event 12

On Tuesday, July 27, the WSOP Summer Online Circuit concluded.

The 12th and final tournament of the series was the $1,000 buy-in Event #17: $100,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max, which attracted 187 runners who rebought 93 times. The 280-entry field resulted in a $267,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 42 finishers.

Among those to cash were Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar (10th - $4,171.44), Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo (13th - $3,128.58), Joseph "kolebear" Hebert (15th - $3,128.58), Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger (19th - $1,871.80), Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot (20th - $1,871.80), and Landon "ActionDealer" Tice (25th - $1,871.80).

In the end, it was Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio besting Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen in heads-up play to win a $53,212.60 top prize and his fourth gold ring.

WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #12 Final Table Results

1Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio$53,212.60
2Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen$40,003.04
3Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey$30,029.02
4Andrew "RobertB14" Robl$22,541.82
5Daniel "juice" Buzgon$16,846.20
6David "dehhhhh" Coleman$12,728.24
7Frank "Spaghettiii" Marasco$9,572.92
8Jonathan "jetsfan14" Borenstein$7,086.10
9Arkadiy "Crocofantos" Tsinis$5,348
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:53 AM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 30,000
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:51 AM Local Time
Jeff "bortzork" Miller Eliminated in 4th Place ($24,759)

Jeff "bortzork" Miller shoved from the small blind for 3,007,504 and was called by Mark "victb" Ioli in the big blind.

It was the    of Miller vs the    of Ioli.

The board ran out       and it was over for Miller.

Mark "victb" Ioli6,879,0053,057,504
Jeff "bortzork" Miller0-3,257,504
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:47 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Brad "1badcajun" Zusman7,722,5686,501,470
Mark "victb" Ioli3,821,501-2,548,784
Josh "YoelRomero" King3,538,427-1,465,644
Jeff "bortzork" Miller3,257,504941,252
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:43 AM Local Time
WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

WSOP Legend Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

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Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:35 AM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 25,000
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:32 AM Local Time
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch Eliminated in 5th Place ($17,909)

Jason Gooch

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch open-jammed for 2,920,773 and Mark "victb" Ioli called from the big blind.

Mark "victb" Ioli:   
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch:   

Gooch was dominated and things got worse after the     flop gave Ioli trip aces.

The   turn left Gooch drawing dead and the   river ended his tournament.

Mark "victb" Ioli6,370,2852,274,675
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch0-5,792,969
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:24 AM Local Time
Orson "borgatcha" Young Eliminated in 6th Place ($13,122)

Orson Young

Orson "borgatcha" Young raised to 240,000 from the cutoff. Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch defended from the big blind.

The flop came the    . Young bet 160,500, Gooch raised to 545,000 and Young called the raise.

The turn was the  . Gooch bet enough to put Young all in who called.

Gooch had the    two pair, which was on top of the    of Young.

The river was the   and Young was eliminated.

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch5,792,9692,047,272
Orson "borgatcha" Young0-1,957,272
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:20 AM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 20,000
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:17 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Josh "YoelRomero" King5,004,071-178,049
Mark "victb" Ioli4,095,6101,317,500
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch3,745,697-132,500
Jeff "bortzork" Miller2,316,252-435,250
Orson "borgatcha" Young1,957,272487,386
Brad "1badcajun" Zusman1,221,098-2,001,837
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Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:13 AM Local Time
John "Macallan25" Riordan Wins WSOP Summer Circuit Event #11

WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event 11

On Monday, July 26, the WSOP Summer Online Circuit continued alongside the bracelet events. The 11th tournament was the $500 buy-in Event #11: $50,000 GTD PLO Big 500 6-Max, which attracted 144 runners who rebought 125 times. The 269-entry field resulted in a $125,623 prize pool that was paid out to the top 30 finishers.

Among those to cash were YK "LuckySpewy1" Kwon (13th - $1,658.22), Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen (16th - $1,331.60), Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman (17th - $1,331.60), Anthony "heheh" Zinno (21st - $1,055.23), Ryan "Protential" Laplante (25th - $1,055.23), and Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma (30th - $1,055.23).

In the end, it was John "Macallan25" Riordan besting Joseph "biueberry" Cheong in heads-up play to win a $26,204.95 top prize and his third gold ring.

WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #11 Final Table Results

1John "Macallan25" Riordan$26,204.95
2Joseph "biueberry" Cheong$19,760.49
3Chris "BetURaise" Brewer$14,735.57
4Brent "grebnrets" Roberts$11,067.38
6Ankush "Rickrosstheb" Mandavia$6,318.83
7Zachary "Kings702" Grech$4,748.54
8Tomas "Excella" Soderstrom$3,555.13
9Kevin "VamonosPest" Lutz$2,726.01
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:06 AM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 15,000
Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
"KerriP" Eliminated in 7th Place ($9,780)

"KerriP" raised all in for 855,024 and got isolation from Mark "victb" Ioli who came over the top for 1,685,586 directly to their left.

Mark "victb" Ioli:   

"KerriP" was in the lead with their made hand and the     flop.

The turn however, came the  , pairing Ioli's ace but it also gave "KerriP" outs drawing to the Wheel.

Unfortunately for "KerriP", the   completed the board on the river end ended their tournament.

Mark "victb" Ioli2,778,1102,160,317
Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard Eliminated in 8th Place ($7,386)

Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard raised to 400,000 from early position, Josh "YoelRomero" King called on the button.

The flop came the    . Menard led jammed for 51,476 and was called.

Menard had the    while King had the   ,

The turn was the   and the river the   to eliminate Menard.

Josh "YoelRomero" King5,182,120506,476
Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard0-931,476
Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:49 AM Local Time
David "dave419" Nodes Eliminated in 9th Place ($5,653)

Josh "YoelRomero" King raised from the cutoff, Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch three-bet on the button and David "dave419" Nodes four-bet all in for 1,311,374 from the big blind.

King folded while

David "dave419" Nodes:   
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch:   

Nodes woke-up in a cooler and the       runout made him the first elimination at the final table.

Josh "YoelRomero" King4,675,644-443,512
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch3,878,1971,039,581
David "dave419" Nodes0-924,874
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