Zachary Grech & Blaze Gaspari Pick Up NV/NJ WSOP Online Bracelets

Zachary Grech

The latest tournament as part of the NV/NJ WSOP Online Bracelet Events wrapped up on Thursday, July 6, and Saturday, July 8 with Zachary "Kings702" Grech and Blaze "skillz225" Gaspari walking away as the winners.

Be sure to take a look at this summer's online bracelet winners and find out how Grech and Gaspari were able to capture their own piece of WSOP glory.

2023 NV/NJ Online Bracelet Event Winners

EventBuy-inEntriesPrize PoolWinnerFirst Place Prize
Online Event #1: $333 No-Limit Hold'em Triple Treys Summer Tip Off$3332,166$634,800Cody Bell$87,666
Online Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Bankroll Builder$5001,942$873,900Ian Matakis$120,686
Online Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$1,000987$888,300Ryan Hughes$145,059
Online Event #4: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack$6001,656$894,240Danny Wong$130,648
Online Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max$4002,451$882,360Gary Belyalovsky$121,854
Online Event #6: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo$5001,879$845,550Harley Brooks$134,527
Online Event #7: $500 PLO 8-Max$5001,122$504,900Joe Serock$93,911
Online Event #8: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller$3,200532$1,489,600Jeremy Ausmus$360,036
Online Event #9: $1,000 PLO Championship$1,000674$606,600Stanislav Barshak$128,842
Online Event #10: $400 No-Limit Ultra Deepstack$4002,901$1,044,360Ryan Eriquezzo$145,375
Online Event #11: $888 No-Limit Hold'em Crazy 8's$8881,679$1,343,200Robert Como$227,001
Online Event #12: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$5002,961$1,210,950Thomas Hall$176,920
Online Event #13: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship$5,300408$2,040,000Sam Soverel$393,516
Online Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo$4001,767$636,120Zachary Grech$107,504
Online Event #15: $1,000 NLH Championship$1,0001,365$1,228,500Blaze Gaspari$224,816
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Grech Finds Turbo Success

Zachary Grech

Grech took down Online Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo after defeating Amit "rocketsbaby" Makhija in heads-up play for his first bracelet and the $107,504 up top.

It's the biggest recorded score of his career, besting his $57,029 and $51,502 paydays from this summer's Online Event #3 and Online #20. The Californian finished in fourth and fifth, respectively, in those tournaments. Grech also came close to a bracelet on the live felt last year, where he achieved another fourth-place finish in Event #23 $3,000 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed for $41,191.

The latest result marks his eighth cash of the 2023 WSOP, and Grech is also still in contention for the Main Event, as he bagged 149,000 from Day 2abc.

Grech spoke to PokerNews after the win, and felt a sense of relief after falling short a few times before.

"I’ve had a few close calls over the past few years in the online bracelet events. It definitely feels amazing to get one," said the newly minted bracelet winner. "Big shoutout to my family, friends, and amazing girlfriend for always supporting me through the highs and the lows."

Grech pointed out that with the nature of turbo tournaments, or any tournament, you have to run amazingly and gave an example when two tables remained.

"I got there big time with 18 left when the button jammed for ten big blinds with eights, we rejammed AxJx for 12 big blinds. The big blind also woke up with AxKx. (I) flopped the jack and held and just never looked back."

Grech also mentioned that he had ran a big bluff on the final table that if it didn't get through, his pursuit of the bracelet would have been over there and then.

The turbo event attracted 1,178 entries and saw a further 589 rebuys to make the $636,120 prize pool. Of those entries, just 248 players made the money with the min-cash set at $636.

WSOP Online Event #14 Final Table Results

1Zachary "Kings702" GrechUnited States$107,504
2Amit "rocketsbaby" MakhijaUnited States$66,284
3Connor "beefstew93" StueweUnited States$47,709
4"BadAtLivePkr"United Kingdom$34,669
5Huayi "Hxz131530" ZhengUnited States$25,508
6"SenorBubby"United States$18,956
7Matthew "PokerPonzi" LangoneUnited States$14,249
9"KarlTowns"United States$8,333

Gaspari Wins $1,000 NLH Championship

Yesterday's action on saw Gaspari defeat Matthew "Sucra71" Gillingham in the final two to become the most recent online bracelet winner for $224,816.

Gaspari has found success under the WSOP umbrella before, picking up two online Circuit rings in 2022. He has 24 WSOP cashes, all coming from the virtual felt.

Event #15: $1,000 NLH Championship saw 883 players rebuy 482 times, which resulted in a 1,365-entry field that awarded its $1,228,500 prize pool to the top 180 finishers.

Leon Sturm
Leon Sturm

$50,000 High Roller winner Leon "ShepelSimp" Sturm made the final table and bowed out in eighth-place for $21,622. 2023 PCA Main Event fifth-place finisher Alexandre "raking-even" Raymond also put in a deep run and came third for just shy of six-figures.

Raymond made one of the folds of the year in The Bahamas after he quickly and correctly laid down a full house on the final table.

WSOP Online Event #15 Final Table Results

1Blaze "skillz225" GaspariUnited States$224,816
2Matthew "Sucra71" GillinghamCanada$138,821
3Alexandre "raking-even" RaymondCanada$98,649
4Jeff "Yarch1" YarcheverUnited States$71,253
5Ryan "Shrug" Van SanfordUnited States$51,843
6Chris "battenfield" BattenfieldUnited States$38,206
7Matthew "MDInvest" DavisUnited States$28,624
8Leon "ShepelSimp" Sturm (pictured)Germany$21,622
9David "d2013" GagoUnited States$16,585

Remaining Schedule for 2023 NV/NJ Online Bracelet Events

On Sunday, July 9 at 4:30 p.m. PST marks the start of Event #16: $600 Online Deepstack Championship. Once completed, there will just be four online bracelet events remaining for NV/NJ players.

Sunday, July 94:30 p.m. PSTEvent #16: $600 Online Deepstack Championship
Tuesday, July 113:30 p.m. PSTEvent #17: $1,000 NLH 6-Max Championship
Saturday, July 153:30 p.m. PSTEvent #18: $2,000 Freezeout Championship
Sunday, July 163:30 p.m. PSTEvent #19: $500 NLH Summer Saver
Sunday, July 164:30 p.m. PSTEvent #20: $777 NLH Lucky 7's
  • Check out the latest results from the NV/NJ WSOP Online Bracelet Events.

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Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum's proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.

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