Live Events 2
Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $600
Prize Pool $422,820
Players 783

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 783



Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship
Day 1 Completed

Mitchell "franzia" Halverson Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship ($84,057)

Chad_Holloway • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Mitchell Halverson
Mitchell Halverson

On Thursday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online continued with Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship, which attracted 523 players who rebought 260 times. The 783-entry field resulted in a $422,820 prize pool and after more than 10 hours of play, it was Mitchell "franzia" Halverson claiming the bracelet and $84,057 top prize.

According to, Halverson hails from Oregon and had 33 WSOP-related cashes totaling $69,365. That included seven cashes in gold bracelet events this summer, though his deepest prior run was 29th in Event #14: $500 No-Limit Hold’em. In the live realm, Halverson has $112,206 in lifetime earnings according to The Hendon Mob.

2021 WSOP Online Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship

1Mitchell "franzia" Halverson$84,057
2Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris$51,965
3Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella$36,363
4Nipun “javatini” Java$25,834
5James “Danfriel” Gilbert$18,604
6Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell$13,615

Among those to finish in the top 126 and get paid were Ryan “protential” Laplante (8th - $7,611), Tony “Panoramic” Dunst (9th - $5,835), Jesse “MrJesseJames” Sylvia (11th - $4,524), Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell (15th - $3,594), Bryan “Pellepelle” Piccioli (18th - $2,875), Mike “Mouth123” Matusow (22nd - $2,368), Landon “ActionDealer” Tice (38th - $1,649), Carlos “carloswelch” Welch (44th - $1,649), and David “dwpoker” Williams (60th - $1,226).

Final Table Action

Event 30 Final Table
Event 30 Final Table

Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell began the final table with just over a single big blind, so it was no surprise to see him fall in the very first hand. Not long after, the short-stacked James “Danfriel” Gilbert got shoved his last five bigs from the small blind with ten-five only to have Joshua “Kenjiboi7” Faris call with ace-nine from the big. Gilbert failed to get lucky and had to settle for a fifth-place finish.

Before the level concluded, two-time bracelet winner Nipun “javatini” Java bowed out after three-bet jamming the big blind with ace-deuce suited only to see Halverson, who had raised from the button, call with pocket tens. A third ten on the turn sent Java out the door in fourth place.

Next to go was WSOP bracelet winner Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella, who was coolered after flopping two pair jacks and sevens only to see Faris roll over a bigger two pair jacks and nines.

That allowed Faris to take a 3:2 chip lead into heads-up play against Halverson, but on the very first hand between the two the latter won a race to double. The duo battled back-and-forth for a little bit before the final hand in which Faris got it in with top pair of aces with a queen kicker, which was no good against the two pair nines and eights of Halverson.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Friday with Event #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver. 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
26-JulyEvent #27: $1,000 PLO Championship221177398$367,050David "lox10" Goldberg$86,440
27-JulyEvent #28: $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship20263265$805,600Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus$205,347
28-JulyEvent #29: $800 NLH 8-Max Turbo Deepstack418205623$448,560Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman$102,406
29-JulyEvent #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship523260783$422,820Mitchell "franzia" Halverson$84,057

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Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris Eliminated in 2nd Place ($51,965)

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

Mitchell "franzia" Halverson limped-in on the button and then called the 442,500 raise from Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris.

The {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop was checked by both players bringing the {9-Diamonds} turn. Faris led out for 332,000 and Halverson called to see the {4-Clubs} complete the board on the river.

Faris led out for 675,000 and then called off his 2,916,236 stack after Halverson raised all in for 11,153,764.

Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Mitchell "franzia" Halverson: {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Faris flopped his ace but Halverson turned two-pair to win the pot along with his first WSOP bracelet while Faris took home $51,965 for second place.

Mitchell "franzia" Halverson
Mitchell "franzia" Halverson
15,660,000 9,811,246
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris

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Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella Eliminated in 3rd Place ($18,604)

MattHansen • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Anthony Spinella
Anthony Spinella

Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris completed from the small blind and Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella checked his option to see a flop.

The flop was {7-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Faris checked. Spinella bet 142,500 and Faris check-raised to 450,000. Spinella went all in for 2,473,170 and Faris called.

Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella: {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris: {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Faris had the higher two pair and a {q-Diamonds} turn was no help to Spinella. The {2-Spades} river sealed the deal and Spinella was eliminated in third place.

Spinella Eliminated in 3rd Place
Spinella Eliminated in 3rd Place
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
9,650,309 3,422,233
Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella
Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella

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Nipun "javatini" Java Eliminated in 4th Place ($25,834)

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Nipun Java
Nipun Java

Mitchell "franzia" Halverson raised to 200,000 on the button and then called when Nipun "javatini" Java jammed from the big blind.

Nipun "javatini" Java: {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Mitchell "franzia" Halverson: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Java was behind and didn't get any help from the {7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop.

The {10-Hearts} turn was even worse for Java as it left him drawing dead and the {j-Diamonds} river ended his tournament.

Mitchell "franzia" Halverson
Mitchell "franzia" Halverson
5,848,754 1,571,014
Nipun "javatini" Java
Nipun "javatini" Java

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James "Danfriel" Gilbert Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,604)

Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

James "Danfriel" Gilbert moved all in for 495,671 from the small blind and Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris called from the big.

James "Danfriel" Gilbert: {5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris: {9-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

Gilbert was behind and fell even more so when the {5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades} flop paired Faris. The {4-Spades} turn was a brick for Gilbert and so was the {6-Hearts} river to end his run in fifth place.

Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
6,228,076 508,171
James "Danfriel" Gilbert
James "Danfriel" Gilbert

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Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell Eliminated in 6th Place ($13,615)

MattHansen • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Drew O'Connell
Drew O'Connell

Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell open jammed from the button for 118,170 as the final table got underway. Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris and Nipun "javatini" Java both called and O'Connell had the opportunity for a triple-up.

The board was {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Spades}{8-Hearts}, which Java and Faris checked all the way down to the river. Faris showed {k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for a pair of kings to beat O'Connell's {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and the mucked hand of Java.

O'Connell Eliminated in 6th Place
O'Connell Eliminated in 6th Place
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris
5,719,905 273,840
Nipun "javatini" Java
Nipun "javatini" Java
2,715,764 -129,670
Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell us
Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell
us Busted

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Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
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