David "ZONEDin" Jackson Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet
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David "ZONEDin" Jackson of the United States earned his first WSOP bracelet after taking down Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS as part of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. Jackson made it through a field of 2,014 entries to win the bracelet and a $194,178 cash. He defeated Dumitru "DDimancescu" Pora during heads-up play, sending the Romanian pro home with $140,394.
The $777 buy-in tournament did not have a guarantee but saw a prize pool of $1,486,634. Only 22 players made it to Day 2 after nine hours of play on Day 1.
Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||David "ZONEDin" Jackson||United States||$194,178|
|2||Dumitru "DDimancescu" Pora||Romania||$140,394|
|3||Weilin "Ace predator" Wang||China||$101,508|
|5||Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima||Brazil||$53,064|
|6||Ken "[email protected]" Okada||Japan||$38,366|
|7||Masakazu "Brian-Miyamoto" Miyamoto||Japan||$27,740|
Jackson, who is from Jacksonville, Florida, already had a WSOP ring under his belt from winning the 2017 WSOP Circuit Event #3: $580 No-Limit Hold'em in North Carolina for a score of $39.938. He entered Day 2 of the tournament fourth in chips and reached the seven-handed final table in the same position.
Jackson played tight in the early stages of the final table and took down a big pot when he made two-pair with ace-king against his opponent's smaller two-pair. He later took the chip lead during three-handed play after doubling when his pocket fours held against the ace-queen of eventual runner-up Pora.
Papazian, Matakis, and Lofberg Among 31 Players Left in Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS
Only 31 players remain out of 2,350 entrants after 32 levels of play in Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed. The biggest stack was bagged by Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia from Venezuela, with Romanian Alex Papazian and Bulgarian Bahar Musa not far behind, all with over 4 million chips.
While all of the remaining 31 players already have $6,345 locked up, the majority of the $1,982,640 prize pool will be given out at the final table tomorrow, including the $241,128 first-place prize which comes with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Among the notables to make Day 2 was Ian Matakis, who won a WSOP Circuit Ring on GGPoker earlier this year, Patrick Mahoney, Swede Simon Lofberg, and poker streamer Denys Chufarin.
Event #26 Day 1 Top Ten Chips
|1||Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia||Venezuela||4,953,264|
|3||Bahar "reallyeasy" Musa||Bulgaria||4,106,684|
|4||Cristian "Peitodeperu" Nagaki||Peru||3,302,121|
|5||Danilo "Olag" Gomes||Brazil||2,785,192|
|7||Ian "potamophobia" Matakis||USA||2,621,198|
|8||Aleksey "somebody444" Churbanov||Russian Federation||2,619,776|
|9||Marat "MOB17111" Begenov||Kazakhstan||2,586,464|
|10||Patrick "CocoTheDog" Mahoney||USA||2,570,639|
Day 2 action for Event #26 picks up on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. EST, and PokerNews will be there to follow it to the end as they play down to a bracelet winner.