Live Events 1
Event #17: $400 NLH 8-Max

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $405,000
Players 1,125

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1,125



Event #17: $400 NLH 8-Max
Day 1 Completed

Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #17: $400 NLH 8-Max ($75,371)

Chad_Holloway • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Justin Lapka
Justin Lapka

On Saturday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #17: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max attracted 747 players who rebought 378 times. The 1,125-entry field resulted in a $405,000 prize pool. After nearly 11 hours of play, it was Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka coming out on top to claim the $75,371 first-place prize and his first gold bracelet.

Lapka, who originally hails from St. Paul, Minnesota, is a well-known Twitch streamer at It’s there he describes himself as “a 29-year-old online poker player trying to find my place in the world through experiencing travel, poker, meeting new people, understanding other perspectives. and learning something new every day.”

He adds: “I have been studying poker as a serious hobby for about 6-7 years now and playing professionally online for close to four years … Traveler, poker player, masters grad, and humanist who is trying to make a better life for myself and other people one day at a time.”

Prior to the win, Lapka had $183,459 inWSOP-related cashes with his previous best being $65,392 for finishing fifth in the 2018 WSOP Event #61: $1,000 Online NLH Championship. According to The Hendon Mob, Lapka has $104,292 in lifetime live earnings.

2021 WSOP Online Event #17 Final Table Results

1Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka$75,371
2Uke “ooopsmybad” Dauti$46,575
3Eugene “Beratna” Kwak$32,967
4Chance “BingShui” Kornuth$23,652
5Jason “TheBigGift” Gooch$17,172
6Troy “troyrlee” Lee$12,636
7Joseph “ShoeGoat” Walters$9,437
8Brandon “Omni27” Ienn$7,128

The top 167 finishers made the money including Jeremiah “freestyler” Williams (13th - $3,362), Donnell “spreezy52” Dais (17th - $2,673), Ryan “Adopt_aDogg0” Leng (21st - $2,187), Tony “Panoramic” Dunst (32nd - $1,782), Anthony "heheh" Zinno (40th - $1,539), Jesse “mrjessejames” Sylvia (73rd - $850.50), Anthony “flawlessbink” Maio (100th - $648), Martin “bathroomline” Zamani (123rd - $648), and Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo (137th - $648).

Final Table Action

Event 17 final table
Event 17 final table

It didn’t take long for Brandon “Omni27” Ienn to run pocket treys smack dab into the nines of Eugene “Beratna” Kwak to fall in eighth place, and then Joseph “ShoeGoat” Walters followed him out the door in seventh losing ace-five all in preflop to the ace-jack of Chance “BingShui” Kornuth.

Troy “troyrlee” Lee lost his short stack with king-nine to the ace-seven of Lapka to fall in sixth and moments later bracelet winner Jason “TheBigGift” Gooch hit the rail after running pocket sevens into Kornuth’s two black nines.

Despite knocking a couple of players out early at the final table, Kornuth saw his run at a third career bracelet come to an end in fourth place. He lost most of his chips in a race holding pocket fives against the ace-king of Uke “ooopsmybad” Dauti, who turned a Broadway straight.

Kwak then lost a big flip with ace-king to Lapka’s pocket eights, and that allowed the latter to take a more than 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Dauti. Lapka set about whittling away at his opponent until a cooler hand saw Dauti get it in with the nut flush only to see Lapka roll over a full house.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Sunday with Event #18: $1,000 NLH North American Poker Open. PokerNews will be live reporting and streaming the action, so be sure to join us then.

2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentPlayersRe-entriesTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
1-JulEvent #1: $500 NLH BIG 500 Kick-Off8374401277$574,650Jose "deposit" Nooa$105,161
2-JulEvent #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack7273111038$560,520Manig "Ohio77" Loeser$104,313
3-JulEvent #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack641309950$427,500Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais$90,801
4-JulEvent #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo608242850$382,500Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop$73,861
5-JulyEvent #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max459-459$648,700Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams$139,600
6-JulyEvent #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack312104416$769,600Tyler "ShipTheShip" Denson$175,700
7-JulyEvent #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's576312888$621,600Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo$123,574
8-JulyEvent #8: $888 Crazy Eights Hold'em514268782$625,600Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch$124,369
9-JulyEvent #9: $400 NLH 6-Max7884291,217$438,120Philip "wingsuiter" Beck$81,534
10-JulyEvent #10: $333 NLH9865311,517$455,100Michael "njnj17" Leib$81,645
11-JulyEvent #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack1,0783391,417$510,120Vijay “Eclypzed” Para$86,210
12-JulyEvent #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack654305959$431,550Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli$83,332
13-JulyEvent #13: $1,000 NLH Freezeout561-561$504,900Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng$108,654
14-JulyEvent #14: $500 No Limit Hold'em6733631,036$466,200Gionni "COLDWARKID" Demers$90,023
15-JulyEvent #15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezout188-188$940,000Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba$253,800
16-JulyEvent #16: $600 PLO8 6-Handed293295498$268,920Allen "Acnyc718" Chang$61,394
17-JuluEvent #17: $400 NLH 8-Max7473781,125$405,000Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka$75,371

Tags: Justin Lapka

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti Eliminated in 2nd Place ($46,575)

jeffmcmillan • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Uke Dauti
Uke Dauti

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti raised from the button to 400,000 and was called by Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka.

The flop came the {j-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Dauti bet 425,000, Lapka check-raised to 1,205,000 and Dauti called.

The turn was the {a-Hearts}. Lapka bet 800,000, Dauti raised to 1,600,000 and Lapka called.

The river ended up being a bombastic one as the {k-Hearts} came to put four hearts on the board, Dauti jammed all for their remaining 2,820,655 and was snap called.

Dauti had the {q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for the nut flush but it was second best as Lapka had the {k-Spades}{5-Spades} for a rivered full boat and just like that Dauti was eliminated in 2nd place while Lapka was the champion.

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka US
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka
US 16,875,000 5,296,094
Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti us
Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti
us Busted

Eugene “Beratna” Kwak Eliminated in 3rd Place ($32,967)

Chad_Holloway • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti raised the button to 320,000 and Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka three-bet jammed for 8,216,888 from the small blind. Eugene “Beratna” Kwak then called off for 2,982,018 from the big and Dauti folded.

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka: {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Eugene “Beratna” Kwak: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

It was a big flip and Kwak needed to improve to stay alive. Unfortunatley for him, that proved easier said than done as the board ran out {9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades} to give Lapka the win.

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka US
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka
US 11,578,906 7,268,267
Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti us
Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti
us 5,296,094 -1,038,092
Eugene “Beratna” Kwak US
Eugene “Beratna” Kwak
US Busted

Tags: Justin LapkaEugene Kwak


Chance "BingShui" Kornuth Eliminated in 4th Place ($23,652)

jeffmcmillan • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti raised under the gun, Chance "BingShui" Kornuth shoved from the small blind for 3,251,139 and was called.

Dauti was at risk with the {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}, Kornuth barely had him covered with the {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{q-Clubs} to give a broadway draw. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} to give Dauti the straight and the river was the {k-Clubs} to send Kornuth down to barely over one big blind. He was then eliminated a couple of hands later after one small double.

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti us
Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti
us 6,334,186 3,719,593
Chance "BingShui" Kornuth
Chance "BingShui" Kornuth

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch Eliminated in 5th Place ($17,172)

Chad_Holloway • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Jason Gooch
Jason Gooch

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch moved all in for 1,009,298 from the button and Chance "BingShui" Kornuth called from the big blind.

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Chance "BingShui" Kornuth: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Gooch had the inferior pocket pair and there was no "seven from heaven" to save him as the board ran out {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Chance "BingShui" Kornuth
Chance "BingShui" Kornuth
3,650,185 1,150,185
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch us
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch
us Busted

Tags: Jason GoochChance Kornuth

Troy "troyrlee" Lee Eliminated in 6th Place ($12,363)

jeffmcmillan • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Troy "troyrlee" Lee jammed for about five big blinds for 540,321 from the button. Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka flatted from the small blind.
Chance "BingShui" Kornuth took a few moments in the big blind before folding.

Lee had the {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} up against the {a-Hearts}{7-Spades} of Lapka.

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and Lee was gone in sixth place.

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka US
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka
US 4,310,639 2,251,821
Troy "troyrlee" Lee US
Troy "troyrlee" Lee
US Busted