Martirosian Wins WSOP Online $10K HU Championship; Vieira Gets Bracelet #3 in $25K GGMillion$

Artur Martirosian x Joao Vieira

Another bracelet round-up from the 2023 WSOP Online is fresh off the press, and it's been a busy week over at GGPoker, with a bunch of high-profile events wrapping up and huge scores being dished out to the winners.

The Heads-Up Championship and $25,000 GGMillion$ SHR were just a couple of the big ones to play out, with the former having one of the craziest hero calls you'll see all year.

No More Near Misses for Martirosian

Artur Martirosian
Artur Martirosian

Some 127 players took their shot in one of the more prestigious events on the WSOP Online schedule, the $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship.

Naturally, poker's elite rocked up to get the biggest slice of the $1,231,900 and further cement their legacies as greats of the game.

In the end, the last player standing was Artur Martirosian, who continued his impressive 2023 form, which has been littered with huge paydays. While it's been an incredible year on the live and online felt for the Russian, it's been full of near misses when it comes to capturing marquee titles with his third and second-place finishes in the 2023 PCA Main Event and $250,000 WSOP Super High Roller being the pick of the bunch. Now, the monkey has firmly been shaken from his back as he defeated Petr Knopp in the finale to win his first WSOP bracelet.

Just eight players made the money with the likes of Jonas Hagstrom, Biao Ding, Goran Mandic and Linglin Zeng locking up the $75,839 min-cash.

In the semi-finals, Martirosian overcame his Finnish opponent Heikki Piira while Knopp beat reigning WSOP $50,000 High Roller champion Leon Sturm.

During the event, Sturm arguably made one of the calls of the year with just king-high, as pointed out by Patrick Leonard

#26: $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship Results

1Artur MartirosianRussua$424,698
2Petr KnoppAustria$242,684
3Heikki PiiraFinland$121,342
4Leon SturmGermany$121,342
5Jonas HagstromSweden$75,839
6Biao DingChina$75,839
7Goran MandicCroatia$75,839
8Linglin ZengChina$75,839

Bracelet #3 for Vieira

Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

Just 14 of the 145 entries made it through to the final day of the $25,000 GGMillion$ Super High Roller Championship, which saw Felipe Ketzer come into Day 2 with the chip lead, ahead of the likes of online savants such as Wiktor Malinowski and Niklas Astedt.

Payouts were reserved for the top 15 players, and after the bubble burst, Jacopo Achille was the first player to bust inside the money, which marked the end of the opening session.

When play resumed, all eyes were on the bracelet and $760,396 set aside for the winner. Surprisingly, Ketzer was among those to bow out before the final table, which was formed following the elimination of Martirosian in tenth place.

Elior Sion, who won a bracelet in the series' Short Deck Championship, departed the FT in ninth and was then followed out by Chris Hunichen, Mikita Badziakouski and Astedt.

German prodigy Sturm then ousted compatriot Thomas Muehloecker in a blind vs. blind encounter. Sturm's king-deuce flushed out his opponent's pocket threes. Shortly after, Sturm was on the wrong end of a preflop cooler. Now second in chips, he moved all in with ace-king from under the gun only to run into aces held by chip leader Joao Vieira.

The Portuguese pro had most of the chips at three-handed play and managed to scoop in the rest after downing Malinowski and then sealing the victory against Pieter Aerts in heads-up play.

#29: $25,000 GGMillion$ Super High Roller Championship Final Table Payouts

1Joao VieiraPortugal$760,396
2Pieter AertsBelgium$593,838
3Wiktor MalinowskiPoland$463,763
4Leon SturmGermany$362,179
5Thomas MuehloeckerGermany$282,847
6Niklas AstedtSweden$220,892
7Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$172,507
8Chris HunichenUnited States$134,721
9Elior SionUnited Kingdom$105,212

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Dzivielevski Misses Out on Third Bracelet of the Year

After claiming his second bracelet in 2023 in the previous WSOP Online round-up, Yuri Dzivielevski was en route to a hattrick of WSOP titles in the space of a few months. The Brazilian maestro made another final table but fell short of winning his fifth bracelet and bowed out in sixth place.

Marius Kudzmanas
Marius Kudzmanas

The eventual winner of #20: $1,000 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH was Lithuania's Marius Kudzmanas, who topped the 1,119-entry field and was awarded $145,523 from the $1,063,050 prize pool.

The victory meant that Kudzmanas more than doubled his WSOP earnings as he crossed the $250,000 mark.

#20: $1,000 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH Final Table Results

1Marius KudzmanasLithuania$145,523
2Yinan ZhouHong Kong$109,126
3Jiazhi ZhongCambodia$81,833
4Steven RohrAustria$61,366
5Andres Gonzalez de AgustinSpain$46,018
6Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$34,509
7Vicente DelgadoSpain$25,878
8Chao DuanHong Kong$19,406
9Mikhail MininRussia$14,552

Luck of the Irish for Mc Dermott

Sven McDermott
Sven Mc Dermott

Ireland's Marc Macdonnell made the poker headlines last week after triggering the record-breaking 'The Deal' jackpot for $826,393.67 on PokerStars. That good fortune then found its way to compatriot Sven Mc Dermott, who took down #21: $1,500 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout for $253,823.

The payout was the biggest Mc Dermott had received throughout his career and improved on the $69,100 he won at the inaugural PokerStars Players Championship, where he finished 44th.

As expected, the players turned out in their droves and created a 1,358-entry field that made for a $1,935,150 prize pool.

#21: $1,500 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH Final Table Results

1Sven Mc Dermott$253,823
2Davide Suriano$190,339
3Daniel Heredi$142,734
4Martus Markusek$107,036
5Damir Zhugralin$80,265
6Viktor Goryaev$60,191
7Krasimir Yankov$45,137

Marks, Yanovich, Hu Among Latest Bracelet Winners in 2023 WSOP Online

Zobian Bags His Maiden Bracelet

Aram Zobian
Aram Zobian

Aram Zobian beat Taiwanese pro Nevan Chang in heads-up to win his first piece of WSOP hardware after the former reigned supreme in #25: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty.

Zoban narrowly bested Chang's prize, with the duo boosting their bankrolls by $50,393 and $50,267, respectively. However, the champion's additional $59,229 from bounties propelled his final score to $109,622, while Chang ended up with a total of $63,428.

Notable names to make the final table included Gilles "23 Savage" Simon and Fabiano Kovalski, who is currently starring in the new poker show, the Mystery Cash Challenge.

The tournament was well attended with 2,516 entries and saw another seven-figure prize pool, with the final tally being $1,258,000.

#25: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty Final Table Results

1Aram ZobianUnited States$59,229$50,393$109,622
2Nevan ChangTaiwan$13,161$50,267$63,428
5"B Binder"Austria$7,356$19,429$26,785
6Gilles "23 Savage" SimonAustria$12,423$14,147$26,570
7Fabiano KovalskiBrazil$10,144$10,301$20,445
8"Xxtter"Hong Kong$12,503$7,500$20,003

Yacov Picks Up PLO Title

#27: $500 FIFTY STACK Pot-Limit Omaha was one of the tournaments delayed by the technical issues that GGPoker experienced last week. That event has now reached its conclusion with Amit Ben Yacov being the player to walk away as the winner.

Yacov turned $500 into $76,703 after outlasting the 1,080-entry field.

#27: $500 FIFTY STACK Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results

1Amit Ben YacovIsrael$76,703
2Yunlong WuHong Kong$55,457
3Nikita KuznetsovMontenegro$40,096
4Pavlo VertikoUkraine$28,990
5Fernando VianaBrazil$20,961
6Tom TalboomNetherlands$15,155
7Gheorge ButucMoldova$10,957

Yuri Dzivielevski Becomes a Four-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner on GGPoker

2023 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Table

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPayout
#1: $108 Bankroll Builder Bounty NLHE7,619$761,900Or "Nezer21" Nezer$58,884
#2: $300 Gladiators of Poker Opener, $2.5M GTD [Final Day]9,488$2,647,152Vinicius Steves$234,707
#3: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship667$1,354,000Sergei "Meruemu" Koliakov$158,345
#4: $840 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha706$564,800 Paulius "redpillgame" Vaitiekunas$81,848
#5: $500 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship167$79,325Jessica “butfirstwine” Marks$16,613
#6: $1,500 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em1,207$1,719,975Sean "EEewashu99" Boyle$231,821
#7: $210 Mystery Millions - $1M Top Bounty, $10M GTD [Day 2]51,211$10,242,200Yurii "pumbiko_O" Olinyk$360,139
#8: $2,500 Limit Hold'em Championship124$294,500Terrance Chan$64,021
#9: $315 Bounty No-Limit Hold'em2.856$848,232Sergio "Nextgoal" Ballestin Mur$65,595
#10: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty NLH956$956,000Leonid Yanovich$110,843
#11: $100 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em, $1M GTD [Go Stage]7,688$1,260,365Jinlong “yiliuqi” Hu$122,587
#12: $500 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em, $2.5M GTD8,709$3,565,350Peng "gaosinimen999" Zhou$326,692
#13: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship487$2,313,250Boris "Zivakov" Neykov$426,171
#14: $500 The BIG Bounty NLH2,623$1,245,925Oleg "Ispanec" Tarnovski$106,133
#15: $800 Ultra Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em1,573$1,195,480Panagiota "ANXXOO333" Dimitrakopoulou$153,195
#16: $1,050 Secret Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha865$865,000Geraldo “UmReiNoRiver” Neto$159,567
#18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack]126$598,500"SuperSolid"$153,471
#19: $777 LUCKY SEVENS Bounty 7-Handed NLH2,052$1,514,684Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk$150,011
#20: $1,000 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH [2-Stack]1,119$1,063,050Marius Kudzmanas$145,533
#21: $1,500 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH1,358$1,935,150Sven Mc Dermott$253,823
#22: $400 COLOSSUS, $3M GTD10,812$4,065,312Aayush Arya$326,901
#23: $400 PLOSSUS3,847$1,431,084Ognyan Dimov$148,786
#24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship153$1,484,100Yuri Dzivielevski$368,343
#25: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em2,516$1,258.000"Symmetry"$109,622
#26: $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship127$1,231,900Artur Martirosian$424,698
#27: $500 FIFTY STACK Pot-Limit Omaha1,080$513,000Amit Ben Yacov$76,703
#29: $25,000 GGMillion$ Super High Roller Championship145$3,552,500Joao Vieira$760,396
  • Marius Kudzmanas and Sven Mc Dermott are also some of the latest WSOP bracelet winners.

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