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WSOP Wraps Online January Super Series; AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi Wins Main Event

WSOP Circuit

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) began a new series of online Circuit Events in 2021. The plan is to host 13 online series throughout the year, once each month plus a championship event. During that time, more than 180 gold rings will be awarded.

With the first month of the year coming to an end, so did the WSOP Circuit January Super Series, which catered to a combined 8,653 entrants and awarded $3,080,707 over its 18 events.

Among the recognizable names to capture rings were Toby "DustPistons" Lewis, Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo, Katie "azulciel" Stone, Alexander "jinyang" Butcher, Jasthi "vkjasthi" Kumar, and Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman, who actually defeated his wife in heads-up play to get the job done.

Meanwhile, New Jersey pro Daniel “juice” Buzgon topped the Player of the Month Leaderboard with 88.84 points (“gldude” was second with 70.46), meaning he earned a spot in the $250,000 WSOP Online Circuit Championship to be held later this year

“jnja1719” Wins Main Event for $67,376.85

The series culminated with a $525 buy-in Main Event on Sunday, January 31. The tournament blew past its $250K GTD as 583 players rebought 310 times to create a $446,500 prize pool, which was paid out amongst the top 120 finishers.

Some familiar names to make the money were James “Meatsweats” Carroll (15th - $4,097.10), Harrison “harrisond33” Dobin (23rd - $2,589.70), John Allan “Beastro” Hinds (26th - $2,589.70), William “swaggyb” Corvino (44th - $1,830.65), Kevin “GoneBananas” Garosshen (65th - $1,428.80), Daniel “juice” Buzgon (73rd - $1,428.80), and Conrad “IamNotBlack” Simpson (94th - $1,294.85).

It took exactly 11 hours of play for a winner to emerge, which came when AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi bested Ian “bootleg23isk” Kurzer in heads-up play to win the title for $67,376.85.

WSOPC January Super Series Main Event Final Table

1AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi$67,376.85
2Ian “bootleg23isk” Kurzer$49,918.70
3William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine$36,836.25
4Angel “chromeking” Lopez$26,968.60
5Doug “CheeksK” Kurth$20,940.85
6Michael “BobMerwald” Bohmerwald$16,074
7Frank “Spaghettiii” Marasco$12,144.80
8Kyle “kdruck” Draucker$9,242.55
9Justin “tamaratibles” Young$7,010.05
WSOP Online Circuit

WSOPC January Super Series Winners

All of the below players won gold rings, which means they are eligible for the season-ending $250,000 WSOP Online Circuit Championship bracelet event (Date TBD). Other ways to get into that tournament are to either win a $10,000 Player of the Month Leaderboard, win a Second Chance Fast Forward, or be one of the top 50 players on the Cumulative Circuit Leaderboard who are not otherwise eligible.

DateTournamentBuy-InPlayersRebuysTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Thursday, January 14Event #1: $75,000 GTD NLH Big 500 Kick-Off$500229169398$185,866Toby "DustPistons" Lewis$35,686.27
Friday, January 15Event #2: $40,000 GTD Limit Omaha 8 or Better$21518566251$50,200Jordan "jdeane287" Deane$9,989.80
Saturday, January 16Event #3: $100,000 NLH Double Stack$320420181601$180,300Aaron "fishfold" Frei$28,739.82
Sunday, January 17Event #4: $125,000 Monster Stack$2157692381007$201,400Romain "terrrr1" Lotti$29,203
Monday, Janury 18Event #5: $50,000 NLH Freezeout$2504630463107,879Morna "HeyNorm" Edmunds$26,430.35
Tuesday, January 19Event #6: $100,000 High Roller$1,00016488252$240,660Daniel "bunzer07" Jordan$49,046.50
Wednesday, January 20Event #7: $50,000 GTD PLO Big 500 6-Max$50010570175$81,725Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke$17,693.46
Thursday, January 21Event #8: $75,000 NLH$320314162476$142,800Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo$24,418.80
Friday, January 22Event #9: $50,000 NLH Knockout$3004060406$114,492Matthew "mattyflushes" Larkin$19,503.54
Saturday, January 23Event #10: $100,000 NLH Double Stack$320380154534$160,200Srikar "sri50k" Chadhivae$27,394.20
Sunday, January 24Event #11: $150,000 Monster Stack$525326104430$215,000Justin "MadTitan" Turner$36,765
Monday, January 25Event #12: $50,000 NLH Deep Stack Turbo$215378150528$105,600Katie "azulciel" Stone$18,057.60
Tuesday, January 26Event #13: $100,000 Super High Roller$2,00011254166$315,400John "macallan25" Riordan$68,284.10
Wednesday, January 27Event #14: $75,000 NLH$215410202612$122,400Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman$19,510.56
Thursday, January 28Event #15: $75,000 NLH 6-Max$320300191491$147,300Naiching "cncly1314" Chen$27,368.34
Friday, January 29Event #16: $50,000 NLH Turbo$250285146431$101,285Alexander "jinyang" Butcher$18,818.75
Saturday, January 30Event #17: $100,000 NLH Double Stack$320381158539$161,700Jasthi 'vkjasthi' Kumar$27,650.70
Sunday, January 31Event #18: $250,000 Main Event$525583310893$446,500AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi$67,376.85

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The next WSOP Circuit Online Series will be the “Planet Hollywood Circuit” running February 17-28. A dozen ring events will be held, so if you’re in either Nevada or New Jersey get in on the action. caters to players in Nevada and New Jersey (players in Delaware are NOT able to participate in the Circuit events).

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  • The @WSOP Circuit January Super Series catered to 8,653 entrants and awarded $3M over its 18 events.

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