GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event SMASHES $20M Guarantee; Three More Bracelets Dished Out


There was plenty more World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online action over the weekend on GGPoker which saw Days 1f and 1g of the Main Event play out while three more bracelets were awarded on the platform.

Following the two starting flights for the Main Event, the $20 million guarantee was finally surpassed. Day 1h was due to be the final Day 1 flight however, a Last Chance leg has been added to give players one more go at WSOP glory. That plays out at 1:30 p.m. UTC on Monday, September 21 before Day 2 gets underway at 6:30 p.m. UTC on the same day.

Joni Jouhkimainen and Claas Segebrecht were also among the trio of this weekend's bracelet winners after the duo took down Event #30: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold'em and Event #31: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout respectively.

Hafner and Puetz Top WSOP Online Main Event End of Day 1g Counts

Christopher Puetz
Christopher Puetz

Another $2,251,500 was added to the GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event prize pool thanks to the 474 entries in Day 1g. The starting flight saw saw Lukas "rustyhusky" Hafner and Christopher Puetz top the end of day chip counts.

Notable names such as Yiannis "GreekFreaker" Liperis and Joseph Cheong also had fruitful sessions, with both players bagging and tagging a top ten stack. Ole Schemion, Arthur Conan and Chris Hunichen were also among the 73 Day 1g qualifiers.

High stakes crushers Dan Smith, David Peters and Andras Nemeth were just some the well known players to end up on the wrong side of the rail.

GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Day 1g Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Lukas "rustyhusky" HafnerAustria1,188,707
2Christopher PuetzGermanu947,473
5Yiannis "GreekFreaker" LiperisUnited Kingdom845,190
6Samuli SipilaFinland829,909
7"LeSSaH"Hong Kong804,403
10Joseph CheongUnited States726,439

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Poker Bunny Bags Big in Day 1f of WSOP Online Main Event

Paulina Loeliger
Paulina "Poker Bunny" Loeliger

In what was due to be the final Main Event starting flight, Day 1h garnered a further 686 entries to bring the overall total to 4,419. Of those 686 entries, another 110 players booked their seat for Day 2 after surviving the first 15 levels of play. This now sees 676 players in today's Day 2, with that number guaranteed to rise after today's final Day 1.

A huge $3,258,500 was added to prize pool following Day 1h, and brought the current prize pool to $20,990,250, meaning the Main Event eclipsed its ambitious $20 million guarantee. The final total will be confirmed once the Last Chance flight concludes but it will almost certainly fall short of the record-breaking prize pool from 2020 ($27,559,500).

Canada's Jonah Silverstein ended the day on top of the chip counts and was joined by Darlings Prague, Ramiro Petrone, "P1zzAdreAmer" and Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom as the only other players to finish with seven-figure stacks.

Paulina "Poker Bunny" Loeliger, who operates under the "NuttedOn587" alias also bagged big, and finished with a stack of 881,364.

A stand out name who is yet to advance to Day 2 of the Main Event is Wiktor Malinowski. The online poker legend fired bullets in both Day 1g and Day 1h but failed to navigate the first hurdle. Malinowski will likely feature in today's recently added last chance flight.

GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Day 1f Top 10 Chip Counts

1Jonah SilversteinCanada1,231,781
2Darlings PragueAustria1,227,450
3Ramiro PetroneUruguay1,096,723
5Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" TalboomNetherlands1,037,317
6N NetoBrazil907,487
7Paulina "NuttedOn587" LoeligerUnited States881,364
9Diogo CardosoBrazil760,268
10Lissa "Trypta" SzymonowiczUnited Kingdom740,433

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GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Current Stats

Luc Bindel
Luc "AAlataKK" Bindel
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1a43761Leonard "Sheogorath" Mendes (1,403,424)$2,075,750
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1b679105Xing "Mai_K_4_Life" He (1,505.388)$3,225,250
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1c691103Luc "AAlataKK" Bindel (pictured) (1,341,648)$3,282,250
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1d716115Angelos "Aggelaras17" Michael (1,290,894)$3,401,000
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1e35653Pulkit Goyal (1,165,881)$1,691,000
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1f38056"Braniak6388" (1,1309,818)$1,805,000
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1g47473Lukas "rustyhusky" Hafner (1,188,707)$2,251,500
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1h686110Jonah Silverstein (1,231,781)$3,258,500
Current Totals4,419676-$20,990,250

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Bracelet Woes Jouhkimainen Finally Over

Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen

At the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), Joni Jouhkimainen ended up as the runner-up in Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and narrowly missed out on his first bracelet win. Well, the Finnish poker player only had to wait another ten months before going all the way and getting his first taste of WSOP gold.

Jouhkimainen topped the 2,024 entry field and overcame Emerson "EmersonSheik" Rocha in heads up play to claim the $66,004 first-place prize and a further $80,063 in bounties ($146,067 combined total).

Rocha was just one of five Brazilians to make the seven-handed final table and boosted his bankroll with a further $93,086. "Maicen" (4th - $46,543), Rodrigo "digopapel" Semeghini (5th - $30,260), Dennys Ramos (6th - $33,149) and Danilo "Olag" Gomes (7th - $31,900) all took a sizeable chunk of the $1,619,200 prize pool.

Event #30: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryBountyPayoutTotal Prize
1Joni JouhkimainenFinland$80,063$66,004$146,067
2Emerson "EmersonSheik" RochaBrazil$27,245$65,841$93,086
3"imfish 007"Vietnam$ 15,359$48,750$64,109
4"Maicen"Brazil$ 10,492$36,051$46,543
5Rodrigo "digopapel" SemeghiniBrazil$3,600$26,660$30,260
6Dennys RamosBrazil$13,433$19,716$33,149
7Danilo "Olag" GomesBrazil$17,320$14,580$31,900

Second Series Bracelet for Segebrecht

Claas Segebrecht
Claas Segebrecht

Claas Segebrecht had a storming start to the 2022 WSOP Online series, triumphing in Event #2: $1,111 Every 1 for War Relief for $102,152. Segebrecht then went on to rack up a plethora of impressive scores in the weeks to come and last night he became the first double winner of the series after being the last player standing in the $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout event.

The German poker player pocketed $161,985 of the $1,318,000 prize pool and outlasted 1,317 other entries.

Event #31: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryBountyPayoutTotal Prize
1Claas SegebrechtGermany$107,670$54,315$161,985
5Vicente DelgadoSpain$13,273$24,235$37,508
6Anton "FrenchDonk66" VasilyevBelarus$9,672$18,527$28,199
7"i am lokky"Russia$4,719$14,163$18,882
8Matheus LuizBrazil$3,625$10,827$14,452
9Daniel "Razer2311" RezaeiAustria$3,609$8,277$11,886

Brazilians Dominate GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Day 1f

"Pelinkovac89" Pockets Six-Figure Score in Penultimate Event

Daniel Rezaei
Daniel Rezaei

The Closer NLH was the penultimate event of the 2022 WSOP Online festival and attracted 3,403 entries and generated a $1,279,528 prize pool. Croatia's "Pelinkovac89" reigned supreme in the series saver after they despatched Daniel "Razer2311" Rezaei in heads up play and took home the winner's spoils of the $147,983 first place prize and WSOP bracelet.

Event #32: $400 The Closer NLH [Series Saver] Final Table Results

2Daniel "Razer2311" RezaeiAustria$110,970
4Owen MessereUnited Kingdom$62,403
7Ivan LucaRussia$26,315
8Leonid "Mikleler" BilokurRussia$19,734

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2022 GGPoker WSOP Online Winners

EventEntriesWinnerfirst place prizeprize pool
#1: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em5,099Stefan Schillhabel$296,409$2,422,025
#2: $1,111 Every 1 for War Relief730Claas Segebrecht$102,152$811,030
#3: $2,500 Limit Hold'em Championship124Rafael "BruxoR10" Caiaffa$64,671$294,500
#4: $1,050 Bounty Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em986Jacopo "JESUSYAAZY" Achille$96,796$986,000
#5: $315 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold'em2,312Jon "Marklanders1" Garde$60,714$693,600
#6: $800 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em1,797Jonas Lauck$173,224$1,365,720
#7: Million Dollar Mystery Bounty51,003Tapio Vihakas$367,953$10,200,600
#8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship430Pieter Aerts$400,213$2,042,500
#9: $525 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha1,142Ami Barer$60,889$571,000
#10: $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship97Dimitar Danchev$327,668$702,147 
#11: $400 DOUBLE STACK Bounty No-Limit Hold'em3,550Gustavo "Astor" Mastelotto$106,562$1,349,000
#12: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH593David Yan$985,5655,752,100
#13: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH4,706Markus Prinz$1,188,098$6,706,050 
#14: $2,500 Deepstack Championship NLH705Almaz Zhdanov$246,495$1,674,375
#15: $777 LUCKY SEVENS Bounty 7-Handed NLH1,778Pete Chen$116,247$1,312,431
#16: $1,000 Ultra Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em1,156"FerdaBois"$149,520$1,098,200
#17: THE BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em3,141Vicente Delgado$174,497$1,491,975
#18: $100 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em6,556Ewald "PAUPAU" Mahr$143,267$1,303,305
#19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship272Rui Ferreira$287,736$1,292,000
#20: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty 8-Handed NLH1,922Sean "quackhouse" Prendiville$151,672$1,621,399
#21: $500 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship362Huanhua "King-Dong" Long$31,326$171,950 
#22: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH2,372Mario Navarro$288,507$2,372,000
#23: $400 PLOSSUS3,850Jose Castillo$144,286$1,463,000
#24: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship985"Winner51"$171,122$1,970,000
#25: $315 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em3,015Jonathan "Be LeGenDarY" Therme$75,620$904,500
#26: $600 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH1,777Jans Arends$129,745$1,012,890
#27: $1,500 FIFTY STACK Bounty No-Limit Hold'em1,597Mark Radoja$214,509$2,275,725
#28: $400 COLOSSUS10,090"SlimLady"$378,508$3,793,840
#29: $5,000 Short Deck Championship145Benjamin Miner$172,678$688,750
#30: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold'em2,024Joni Jouhkimainen$146,067$1,619,200
#31: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout1,318Claas Segebrecht$161,985$1,318,000
#32: $400 The Closer NLH3,403"Pelinkovac89"$147,983$1,279,528
#33: $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT----
  • Claas Segebrecht picked up his second bracelet of the series while Joni Jouhkimainen tasted WSOP gold for the first time.

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