2021 WSOP Online MSPT Riverside 2021 Tallinn Summer Showdown €1,100 Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $621,600
Players 888

Level Info

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

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 888
Event #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's
Day 1 Completed

Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo Wins WSOP Online Event #7: $777 Lucky 7’s ($123,574)

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

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online continued Wednesday evening with Event #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7’s, a tournament that attracted 888 entries and offered up a $621,600 prize pool. It took nearly 11 hours of play for New Jersey’s Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo to emerge victorious to claim a $123,574 top prize and the first bracelet of his career.

He did so by defeating 2019 WSOP Little One for One Drop champ James "biggs2424" Anderson in heads-up play, denying him a second bracelet in the process. According to The Hendon Mob, Mercado more than $148K in live tournament earnings, of which $98K has come from WSOP-related cashes.

Event #7: $777 Lucky 7’s Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1stMichael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo$123,574
2ndJames "biggs2424" Anderson$76,395
3rdJustin “MadTitan” Turner$53,458
4thAngel “ChromeKing” Lopez$37,980
5thRyan “Protential” Laplante$27,350
6thJake “nattydaddy24” Hernandez$20,016
7thPaul “presicion” Zappulla$14,856
8thKrista “Pollux” Gifford$11,189

The top 126 finishers made the money including Dylan "PokerNpizza" Hortin (11th - $6,651), Matthew "saul_goodman" Rosen (21st - $3,481), Ema “Momma_says” Zajmovic (35th - $2,859), Jamie “DanBilzerian” Kerstetter (52nd - $2,113), Daniel “centrfieldr” Lupo (56th - $1,803), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (66th - $1,616), Kyle “kdruck” Draucker (82nd - $1,368), and Scott “miamicane” Davies (90th - $1,368).

Final Table Action

Krista “Pollux” Gifford was the first to fall from the final table after her king-nine suited failed to outdraw the king-queen of Anderson, and then Paul “presicion” Zappulla lost with king-eight to the king-jack of Jake “nattydaddy24” Hernandez.

Despite winning that hand, Hernandez was the next to go after running jacks smack dab into Anderson’s kings, and then bracelet winner Ryan “Protential” Laplante followed him out the door losing a flip with queen-jack to Justin “MadTitan” Turner’s pocket nines.

Turner then dispatched Angel “ChromeKing” Lopez in fourth place before taking his own leave in third place running king-jack into Mercaldo’s pocket aces.

Heads-up play began with Mercaldo and Anderson nearly even in chips, but it proved to be a wild back-and-forth affair with both players holding the chip lead. Eventually, Mercaldo picked off a bluff to double through Anderson and then flopped a straight against the latter’s two pair to seal the deal.

James Anderson
Runner-up James Anderson

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Tags: Michael Mercado

James "biggs2424" Anderson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($76,395)

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
James Anderson
James Anderson

James "biggs2424" Anderson raised to 320,000 and Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo called bringing the {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop.

Mercaldo check-called the 299,999 continuation bet from Anderson and the {a-Clubs} turn saw Mercaldo check-called Anderson's 1,928,471 all in bet.

James "biggs2424" Anderson: {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}

Mercaldo flopped the goods but Anderson was still live drawing to any nine or seven but the {k-Diamonds} river ended his tournament.

James Anderson
Anderson Can't Fill Up
US
Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo
US 13,320,000 6,765,347
US
James "biggs2424" Anderson
US Busted

Tags: James AndersonMichael Mercaldo

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

Back to Even

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
US
James "biggs2424" Anderson
US 6,765,347 277,550
US
Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo
US 6,554,653 -277,550
Level:
38
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Justin "MadTitan" Turner Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,458)

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

Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo raised to 200,000 from the button and called when Justin "MadTitan" Turner three-bet jammed for 1,650,668 from the small blind.

Justin "MadTitan" Turner: {j-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and Turner, who captured his first WSOPC gold ring in the online Winter Super Series, bowed out in third place.

US
Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo
US 6,832,203 2,256,918
US
James "biggs2424" Anderson
US 6,487,797 -556,250
us
Justin "MadTitan" Turner
us Busted

Tags: Justin TurnerMichael Mercaldo

Break Time

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

The final three players are on a five-minute break.

US
James "biggs2424" Anderson
US 7,044,047 2,970,906
US
Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo
US 4,575,285 1,868,091
us
Justin "MadTitan" Turner
us 1,700,668 -3,857,422
Level:
37
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
12,500

Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,980)

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez was all in preflop for roughly 1,000,000 holding a pair of {6-}{6-} and was called by Justin "MadTitan" Turner holding a suited {q-}{8-}.

Turner flopped an eight and Lopez couldn't find a set as he was eliminated in fourth place for $37,980.

Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez
Busted

Tags: Angel LopezJustin Turner