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Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $503,100
Players 1118

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 160,000 / 320,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1118
Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore
Day 1 Completed

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken 2021 WSOP Online Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore ($93,627)

jeffmcmillan • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

On Sunday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #26 $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore attracted 729 players who rebought 389, making 1,118 total entries which built a $503,100 prize pool.

The tournament was an encore to the first event on the 2021 WSOP schedule, and after more than 12 hours of play, it was Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken coming out on top to win a $93,627 top prize for his first career bracelet and topping his previous career high cash of $39,994 by some distance.

According to Hendon Mob, the New Jersey native has accumulated $112,063 in winnings thus far in his career, meaning this top prize nearly doubles his career winnings in one fell swoop.

2021 WSOP Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken$93,627
2Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle$57,856
3Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot$40,952
4Naichang "cncly1314" Chen$29,381
5Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski$21,331
6Dean "nikobellic99" Curreri$15,697
7Justin "pocketprofit" Wong$11,722
8Jacob "tooletime13" Toole$8,855
9Jack "Borgia92" McClelland$6,792

After "oneTiger" exited as the bubble bout in 167th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a steady pace which included two-time WSOP bracelet winner Ryan "adopt_adogg0" Leng (130th - $805), Ryan "hagzzz021" Hagerty (64th - $1,157), Ye "yuan365" Yuan (28th - $2,214), Brett "Metanemesis" Apter (18th - $3,320), and (10th - $6,457).

Final Table Action

Jack "Borgia92" McClelland was the first final table victim as his ace-king fell to pocket queens when a straight came in to take out the flopped king. Next to go out was Jacob "tooletime13" Toole who lost a flip with ace-queen vs jacks.

Justin "pocketprofit" Wong hit the rail in seventh place, falling to pocket kings. Dean "nikobellic99" Curreri fell in sixth after being able to chase down ace-queen with king-jack.

Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski was eliminated in fifth place after taking the lead with king-eight on the flop but going back behind on the turn to an ace to pair his opponent's ace-ten. The next player to go was Naichang "cncly1314" Chen in fourth place when his ace-jack could not overcome ace-queen.

In third place was Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot who enjoyed another amazing run following his second place finish in last night's Event #24.

Heads up play began with Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle holding a 3:1 chip lead over Van Auken but it was Van Auken who would immediate start to chip into the lead and eventually draw close. After a series of big hands, he would take a 3:1 chip lead himself, completely flipping the table. Sarle did get a double up to bring the stacks to even but Van Auken would put a hammer lock on it in a big all in when his pocket eights made a straight on the river to over take the ace-ten of Sarle who had flopped a ten. Van Auken won a couple of hands later.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Monday with Event #27: $1,000 PLO Championship. 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
22-JulyEvent #22: $600 NLH Knockout612-612$342,720Anthony "Lastbullet" Kennedy$46,796
23-JulyEvent #23: $500 NLH Turbo457237694$312,300Ryan “hagzzz021” Hagerty$67,207
24-JulyEvent #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack8263501,176$423,360Byung "bhy101" Yoo$77,475
25-JulyEvent #25: $7,777 NLH Lucky 7's High Roller11338151$1,113,927David "dpeters17" Peters$283,940
25-JulyEvent #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore7293891,118$503,100Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken$93,627

Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle Eliminated in 2nd Place ($57,857)

MattHansen • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken was first to act with a commanding stack and went all in. Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle made the quick call for 2,583,940.

Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle: {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken: {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The board {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} offered no improvement for Sarle and he was eliminated in heads up action.

Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
Busted

Tags: Dominick SarleEric Van Auken

Level:
43
Blinds:
160,000/320,000
Ante:
40,000

Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot Eliminated in 3rd Place ($40,952)

jeffmcmillan • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante
Corey Paggeot
Corey Paggeot

Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot jammed from the button and was called by Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle.

Paggeot had the {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds} against the {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} of Sarle.

Paggeot would need to find an ace, the flop came the {4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, the turn was the {j-Clubs} and the river the {k-Hearts} to finish off Paggeot after another deep run.

Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
15,014,598 6,591,507
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot us
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot
us Busted
Level:
42
Blinds:
140,000/280,000
Ante:
35,000

Naichang "cncly1314" Chen Eliminated in 4th Place ($29,381)

MattHansen • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Naichang Chen
Naichang Chen

Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle raised from the button to 480,000. Naichang "cncly1314" Chen jammed from the small blind for 3,004,607. Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken re-raised from the big blind to 5,529,214 and Sarle folded.

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Naichang "cncly1314" Chen: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

The board came {7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds} with no help for Chen and he was eliminated from the tournament in 4th place.

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken US
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken
US 9,133,821 2,318,026
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
8,423,091 -545,000
Naichang "cncly1314" Chen us
Naichang "cncly1314" Chen
us Busted

Tags: Eric Van AukenNaichang Chen

Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski Eliminated in 5th Place ($21,331)

MattHansen • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski jammed under the gun for 1,100,379 and got a call from Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken on the button.

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski: {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The board of {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{2-Spades} gave Van Auken a pair of aces and eliminated Trelski from the tournament in 4th place.

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken US
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken
US 6,815,795 4,605,587
Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski US
Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski
US Busted

Tags: Eric Van AukenTomasz Trelski

Level:
41
Blinds:
120,000/240,000
Ante:
30,000