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Brad "1badcajun" Zusman Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver ($79,683)

Event 30 Final Hand

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

PlacePlayerPrize
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
7"KerriP"$9,780
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

Event 30 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
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