2021 WSOP Online

Event Info

Prize Pool $297,540
Players 551

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 1

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Entries 551
Event #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed ($69,148)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Bradley Ruben
Bradley Ruben

On Wednesday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed attracted 281 players who rebought 270 times. The 1,551-entry field generated a $297,540 prize pool and after 11 hours of play, Florida native Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben captured a $61,148 top prize and his second gold bracelet.

Ruben, who is a professional poker player and real estate investor in the Sunshine State, cashed 11-times last year in the GGPoker portion of the WSOP online bracelet events for $288,376.

His best performance came from Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha when he claimed his first WSOP bracelet and an online best $220,160.

2021 WSOP Event #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben$69,148
2Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz$42,816
3Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen$27,909
4Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu$18,656
5Troy "troyrlee" Lee$12,764
6Dylan "thedogsofwar" Wilkerson$8,956

After Garry "GoKnightsGo" Gates exited as the bubble boy in 67th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a steady pace which included WSOP bracelet winner Ari "PalmTreeB" Engel (59th - $1,131), Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr (35th - $1,398), Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger (22nd - $2,261), Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch (12th - $3,600), Mark "Nostradonkus" Liedtke (9th - $4,761), and Anirudh "WeLikeToPrty" Seth (7th - $6,457).

Final Table Action

Final Table
Finale Table

With six players to start the final table, one of them had to be the first to fall and after a few levels went by that person was Dylan "thedogsofwar" Wilkerson. Wilkerson was heads-up against Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz after a queen-high flop and Wilkerson called off his stack with a pair of jacks. Wilkerson was ahead but Holtz turned a king to eliminate him in sixth place.

A few hands later, Holtz continued with another elimination after he turned two-pair to send Troy "troyrlee" Lee home in fifth place.

Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu, along with Ruben, were the only two players at the final table who already had a WSOP bracelet to their name, but Yu's hope of securing another came up short after he failed to crack Ruben's queens and fell in fourth place.

With the final three players sitting fairly even, the action was slow for the first few levels until Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen decided to gamble and called off his stack on the turn holding the nut flush draw but was set up by Ruben in third place.

The heads-up battle saw Ruben hold the majority of the chips in play and he made quick work of Holtz to earn his second WSOP bracelet.

Alex Foxen
Foxen Gets Set Up in third Place

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Thursday with Event #22: $600 NLH Knockout. 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-JulyEvent #17: $400 NLH 8-Max7473781,125$405,000Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka$75,371
18-JulyEvent #18: $1,000 NLH North American Open524232756$692,000James "Danfriel" Gilbert$137,570
19-JulyEvent #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed285222507$405,600Martin “bathroomline” Zamani$92,598
20-JulyEvent #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller22191312$948,480Sang "youngkoi" Lee$241,768
21-JulyEvent #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed281270551$297,540Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben$69,148

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Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($42,816)

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Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz limped from the small blind, Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben raised to 300,000 from the big blind, Holtz three-bet to 900,000 and Ruben called.

The flop came all spades, the {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}. Action went check-check.

The turn was the {8-Hearts}. Ruben bet 1,800,000 which was easily covering Holtz who called it.

Ruben had the flush with the {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} while Holtz would need to find a full boat as he held the, {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}.

The but river was the {6-Spades} to secure the best hand for Ruben and eliminate Holtz in second place.

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Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben
us 8,265,000 1,959,392
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Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us Busted

Two-Time Bracelet Winner Nathan Gamble Bags First Gold Ring

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
WSOP Summer Circuit Event 4
WSOP Summer Circuit Event 4

The WSOP Summer Online Circuit recently kicked off to run alongside the bracelet events. The fourth tournament of the series was the $320 buy-in Event #4: $50,000 GTD PLO 8-Max, which attracted 167 players who rebought 146 times. The 313-entry field resulted in a $93,900 prize pool that was reserved for the top 36 finishers.

Among those to cash were Scott "Rumcake" Ball (10th - $1,558.74), Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen (14th - $1,183.14), Ankush "rickrosstheb" Mandavia (18th - $901.44), and Event #3 champ Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli (26th - $704.25)

After six and a half hours of play, it was two-time bracelet winner Nathan "surfbum" Gamble besting Roland "Prngls12" Israelashvili in heads-up play to win a $19,137 top prize and his first gold ring.

Gamble won his first bracelet back in 2017 when he took down Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $223,339, and then last summer he won WSOP.com Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed for $89,424.

WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #4 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Nathan "surfbum" Gamble$19,136.82
2Roland "Prngls12" Israelashvili$14,432.43
3"modothead"$10,742.16
4"CarVig989"$8,056.62
5Jesse "mrjessejames" Sylvia$6,065.94
6Calvin "projector52" Anderson$4,572.93
7Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan$3,455.52
8Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman$2,572.86
9David "dwpoker" Williams$1,962.51

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($27,909)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen raised to 250,000 on the button and Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben defended his big blind to see a {j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Spades} flop.

Ruben check-raised to 1,187,500 after Foxen continued for 212,500 and Foxen called bringing the {6-Hearts} turn. Ruben led out and Foxen called off his 771,686 stack.

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Foxen was behind needing a spade but the {4-Hearts} river ended his tournament in third place for $27,909.

Alex Foxen
Foxen Gambles for Bracelet
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Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben
us 6,305,608 2,683,446
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Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us 1,959,392 -2,021,847
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Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen
us Busted

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Remaining 2021 WSOP.com Online Series Schedule

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DateTournament
July 22#22: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout
July 23#23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
July 24#24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monsterstack
July 25#25: $7,777 No-Limit Hold'em Lucky 7s High Roller
July 25#26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em The Big 500 Encore
July 26#27: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
July 27#28: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship
July 28#29: $800 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship
July 29#30: $600 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship
July 30#31: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver
July 31#32: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Aug. 1#33: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grand Finale ($1M Guaranteed)
Level:
31
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
0

WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner Michael Mizrachi

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

The World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC), which was created in 2006, is considered the tournament where the best of the best take on one another and duke it out in a variety of poker games, a reflection of all-around poker skill. Imagine playing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu five days in a row in a short-handed mixed format.

Needless to say, the hefty price tag coupled with a small, elite field created a legacy for the PPC where champions are considered among the greatest overall poker players. A quick glance at its 14-year history shows nothing but greatness among champions, from John Hennigan to Mike Gorodinsky, and with the late David "Chip" Reese as perhaps the event's most fitting inaugural winner back in 2006.

Winning once is the poker professional's dream. Winning two? You're in a league of your own. But winning the toughest event with poker's best three times? Only one man achieved that improbable feat on this day back in 2018, after winning his first two titles in 2010 and 2012: Michael Mizrachi.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu Eliminated in 4th Place ($18,656)

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu raised to 210,000 on the button and then called off his 526,314 stack after Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben three-bet to 660,000 from the big blind.

Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

Yu was behind needing help and the {4-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop gave him more outs with an open-ended straight draw.

Unfortunately for Yu, the outs he had never came as the {6-Hearts} turn and {2-Clubs} river ended his tournament in fourth place for $18,656.

Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben
Yu Misses Everything
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Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben
us 3,622,162 1,202,354
Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu
Busted

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Level:
30
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
0