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Zamani Takes Down $5,300 NL Hold'em WSOP.com Online Bracelet Event

Martin Zamani

The first two off 11 WSOP online bracelet events crowned their champions on October 3, Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani and "NJ_AcesmarkA" being the last two players in their respective events. It was bracelet number two for Zamani, while NJ_AcesmarkA secured their first piece of poker jewelry.

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Zamani Triumphant in the $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Online Freezeout

Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani of Boca Raton, Florida earned his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet early Monday morning by taking down WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $5,300 NL Hold’em Freezeout for $210,600. Zamani locked up the bracelet and six-figure score after defeating Ankush "Rickrosstheb" Mandavia during a short heads-up battle. For his runner-up finish, Mandavia cashed for $122,850.

The one-day, single-entry online tournament attracted 156 runners and paid out 30 players. Play lasted for nearly 11 hours and then the final table commenced with eight players remaining.

Soheb "TommyConway6" Porbandarwala was eliminated on the final table bubble when his queen-ten couldn't get there against the king-eight of Calvin "projector52" Anderson, who eventually finished in fourth place for $54,600.

Zamani, who took down the WSOP.com Event #19: PLO Crazy Eights - 8 Handed in July for $92,598, stayed quiet during the first hour or so of play at the final table and won a big hand when he knocked out Anderson with two-pair against top pair.

Ankush Mandavia
Ankush Mandavia had to settle for second place.

Not long after, Zamani won a crucial flip to eliminate Brian "JackBogle" Altman in third place and entered heads-up play with a massive chip advantage. He eliminated Mandavia when he got it in with jack-seven against king-five and flopped trips.

Jason "EddieVedder" Koon and Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen both made the final table and were eliminated in sixth and eighth place, respectively. Other notable players in the field who didn't reach the final table include Daniel "Dnegs" Negreanu and Connor "666666" Drinan, who was multi-tabling and eventually took down Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better.

WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $5,300 NL Hold’em Freezeout Final Results

 PlaceNameCountryPrize (USD)
 1Martin "Bathroomline" ZamaniUnited States$210,600
 2Ankush "Rickrosstheb" MandaviaUnited States$122,850
 3Brian "JackBogle" AltmanUnited States$70,200
 4Calvin "projector52" AndersonUnited States$54,600
 5Daniel "spicoli24" SepiolUnited States$46,800
 6Jason "EddieVedder" KoonUnited States$39,000
 7Joe "swansong79" KuetherUnited States$29,640
 8Alex "OrcinusOrca" FoxenUnited States$18,720

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Mark "NJ_AcesmarkA" Herm Wins WSOP Gold in WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500

Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 Results
Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 Results

After nearly 12 hours of action on WSOP.com, Mark "NJ_AcesmarkA" Herm beat “Skullkid” heads up to claim the second online tournament of the 2021 World Series of Poker’s opening weekend. Herm outlasted 742 players and 325 rebuys to win a WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $89,356 from a $480,150 prize pool in the WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500. It marked his second career bracelet.

Among the 742 entrants were a plethora of decorated champions that made their presence felt late in the tournament. WSOP gold bracelet winners Brent "UncleRon" Hanks (24th - $2,593), David "vincevegas" ODB Baker (14th - $3,985), and former main event champion Ryan "BitC0in" Riess (11th - $5,042) all went on a deep run but fell short of collecting more WSOP gold. Six-time WSOP champion Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu chipped up throughout the day but finished in 54th place after faltering in the final stretch.

WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 Final Table Results

1Mark "NJ_AcesmarkA" HermUnited States$89,356
2Steven “Skullkid” RiveroUnited States$55,217
3Matthew “DrDonkitoff” ZazaianUnited States$39,084
4Karina “SwaggyK” JettUnited States$28,041
5Jeremy "Thekid101" PekarekUnited States$20,358
6Jesse "Patient0" YaginumaUnited States$14,981
7Melissa "LuckMgmt" BryneUnited States$11,187
8Giovanni "John7012" BalistreriUnited States$8,451
9Stephanie “BDub0927” BakerUnited States$6,482

Final table action got underway quickly with the elimination of Stephanie “BDub0927” Baker when Matthew “DrDonkitoff” Zazaian turned an ace to bust pocket queens. The final table’s lone WSOP champion Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek soon eliminated Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri in eighth place and Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne bowed out in seventh after an impressive run.

Jeremy Pekarek

The turning point for final table chip leaders Herm and Steven “Skullkid” Rivero came when six players remained and Herm busted Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma with pocket kings. Rivero eliminated Pekarek in fifth place with pocket tens and Herm sent Karina "SwaggyK" Jett to the rail in fourth place with a turned straight.

Herm extended his lead early in three-handed play and soon eliminated Zazaian in third place with a pair of eights on the flop. Rivero started heads up with a deficit and fought hard to gain an advantage over nearly 30 minutes, but Herm fended off the challenge and closed the deal on the WSOP gold bracelet shortly after 5 a.m. PT.

This wraps up coverage of the WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500. Thank you for joining the PokerNews live reporting team and be sure to check back tomorrow to follow all of the action live from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners

DateTournamentPlayersRebuysEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Sunday, October 3Event #1: $5,300 NLH Freezeout1560156$780,000Martin "BathroomLine" Zamani$210,600
Sunday, October 3Event #2: $500 NLH BIG 5007423251067$480,150Mark "NJ_AcesmarkA" Herm$89,336
Sunday, October 10Event #3: $400 NLH Ultra Deepstack1,0233341,357$488,520Pete "PeteChen" Chen$82,560
Sunday, October 17Event #4: $888 PLO Crazy 8's 8-Max295227522$417,600Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker$95,338
Sunday, October 24Event #5: $1,000 Championship555299854$768,600Kazuki 'hyahhoo3' Ikeuchi$152,797.68
Sunday, October 31Event #6: $666 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max7203091,029$617,400John "Relevancy" Ripnick$114,898.14
Sunday, November 7Event #7: $3,200 NLH High Roller 8-Max319115434$1,319,360Jacob "incel4life" Neff$318,889
Sunday, November 14Event #8: $7,777 NLH High Roller18347230$1,696,710Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs$432,491
Sunday, November 14Event #9: $777 Lucky 7's NLH7323901,122Yuliyan "Dr.Feelg00da" Kolev$146,162.94 

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