Kazuki 'hyahhoo3' Ikeuchi Wins WSOP Online Event #5: $1,000 NLH ($152,797)

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On Sunday, October 24, the latest 2021 World Series of Poker online bracelet tournament — Event #5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship — took place on WSOP.com for players in Nevada and New Jersey. When all was said and done, Kazuki "hyahhoo3" Ikeuchi shipped topped an 854-entry field to claim his first bracelet and a $152,797 top prize.

When registration closed four levels into the tournament, 555 players were registered, plus another 299 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $768,000.

Ikeuchi, who hails from Tokyo, Japan, won his first bracelet and picked up his 42nd career WSOP cash, 22 of which were earned online. The Japanese pro, who played in the online bracelet event from Nevada, has three cashes this fall at the live WSOP in Las Vegas. His best run in a live event this month was a 17th-place finish for $7,301 in Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em.

On Sunday, he stood at the top of the mountain, defeating some of the best players in the game, including pros such as Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (96th place for $1,614) and David "dwpoker" Williams (70th place for $1,998).

WSOP Online Bracelet Event #5 Final Table Results

1Kazuki "hyahhoo3" IkeuchiJapan$152,797
2Dennis “dwilbs” WilberUnited States$94,460
3Qinghai “011pokerdr” PanUnited States$66,099
4James "fullmast" GilbertUnited States$51,787
5Mike "SammyTwizz" AzzaroUnited States$33,818
6Artem "Vidomina" SloitsevRussia$24,748
7Anthony "adversity45" PaganUnited States$18,369
8Dan "Albacazapada" StavilaUnited States$13,834
9Simon "sleevy98" LevyUnited States$10,606

Wilber Can't Hold Chip Lead

With six players remaining, it appeared "dwilbs" was destined to win the bracelet with a 2:1 chip advantage over the nearest competitor. But the tides turned down the stretch as Ikeuchi began to take over the game, and eventually the chip lead.

After Qinghai “011pokerdr” Pan lost AxQx to the Ax9x of the eventual champion (a nine hit on the flop], he was out in third place, setting up a heads-up match between Ikeuchi and "dwilbs."

During that heads-up battle, Ikeuchi dominated play and quickly dwindled down his opponent's stack to crumbs. On the final hand, "dwilbs" shoved 9x4x on the button, but ran into the QxQx of Ikeuchi. The worst preflop hand didn't suck out, and "dwilbs" had to settle for second place and $94,460.

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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