David Eldridge Wins PA WSOP Online Mini Main Event ($41,553)
On November 23, WSOP.com crowned a World Series of Poker (WSOP) online bracelet winner in the $1,000 Mini Main Event, a no-limit hold'em tournament. That champion is David Eldridge, who won his first ever WSOP bracelet. He took home $41,553 for his impressive performance.
The tournament attracted 171 entries and 30 players shared the $153,900 prize pool. Only those within the Keystone State during the event were eligible to compete, although being a resident of PA wasn't a requirement.
On that same day, WSOP.com awarded a separate online bracelet to Daniel "SilasSilver" Turner, who shipped the $1,000 Mini Main Event for $142,663 on the New Jersey/Nevada platform.
First Time for Everything
When the final table in the PA online Mini Main Event kicked off, there wasn't a previous WSOP bracelet winner remaining. In fact, four of the players had never cashed in a World Series of Poker event, online or live. By the end of the day, one of them became a bracelet winner and it was the most accomplished player at the table.
Eldridge, who resides in Pennsylvania, has nearly $1.6 million in live tournament cashes, and now an impressive online score. He beat Zachary Weatherford heads-up for the title. Weatherford earned his first ever WSOP cash, which paid $24,239. Paul Kitchen, another player with minimal experience at the WSOP, took third place for $13,851.
WSOP.com PA $1,000 Mini Main Event Final Table Results
|1||David Eldridge||United States||$41,553|
|2||Zachary Weatherford||United States||$24,239|
|3||Paul Kitchen||United States||$13,851|
|4||Andrew Carnevale||United States||$10,773|
|5||Mark Podgurski||United States||$9,234|
|6||Robert Lavin||United States||$7,695|
|7||Adam Jones||United States||$5,848|
|8||Max Pinnola||United States||$3,694|
|9||Jeffrey Cole||United States||$2,616|
Each of the final nine were Americans, and six reside in Pennsylvania. Weatherford (Massachusetts), Jones (Virginia), and Cole (New Jersey), were the only ones at the final table who live in another state.
That officially wraps up our 2021 World Series of Poker coverage at PokerNews.