Manig “Ohio77” Loeser Wins WSOP Online Event #2: Monster Stack for 1st Bracelet ($104,313)
On Friday, the second gold bracelet of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series was awarded. Event #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack drew 727 runners who rebought 311 times, which meant the 1,038-entry field resulted in a $560,520 prize pool, and after 11 hours of play, it was Manig “Ohio77” Loeser who came out on top win a $104,313 top prize and his first gold bracelet.
A top poker pro, Loeser has over $11 million in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. He had come close to winning a WSOP gold bracelet on several occasions having finished second twice and third three times. He can now remove his name from the list of “Best Without a Bracelet” thanks to his Online Monster Stack victory.
The gold bracelet is the cherry on top of an already-stellar career that includes a win on the Triton Super High Roller Series for over $2 million and an EPT Monte Carlo victory for $678,393. He has more than a dozen other six-figure scores on his poker résumé, including four others from the WSOP.
2021 WSOP Event Monster Stack Final Table Results
|1||Manig “Ohio77” Loeser||$104,313|
|2||Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke||$64,460|
|4||Damian “martillo1978” Alonso||$32,734|
|5||Jordyn “ThLstCrdBndr” Miller||$23,766|
|6||Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka||$17,488|
|7||Craig “mrjanovich” Mason||$13,060|
|8||Julie “i.win.13” Polatchek||$9,865|
|9||Alexandre “alexmdm” Besse||$7,567|
After three-time WSOP bracelet winner Nick "CashUsKlay" Schulman bubbled the tournament in 168th place, players started falling at a rapid pace.
Among the notables to cash were WSOP bracelet winner Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo (158th - $841), six-time bracelet winner Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (92nd - $861.97), Michael "Whats__next" Gagliano (75th - $1,177), Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva (37th - $2,130), Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger (28th - $2,466), Brad “mrmonkeybear” Owen (17th - $3,699), and Kathy “Luckygal” Liebert (12th - $5,885).
Loeser actually eliminated Liebert after he four-bet jammed with pocket sevens and she called with ace-king suited. It was a big flip and Loeser’s pocket pair held strong to end Liebert’s quest for a second bracelet.
At the final table, Loeser built a big stack and used to apply pressure to his opponents, though he only notched two knockouts. Fortunately, they were the ones that counted as his pocket sixes held against ace-six suited to eliminate “WompDatTHomp” in third place and then in the final hand had his queens hold up against sixes to dispatch Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke in second place.
Here's a look at what Loeser did to celebrate.
On Saturday, July 3 at 3 p.m. PT, Event #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack will take place, and once again we'll be bringing you all the live updates.
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