Live Events 1
Event #8: $888 NLH Crazy Eights

Event Info

Buy-in $888
Prize Pool $625,600
Players 782

Level Info

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

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 782



Event #8: $888 NLH Crazy Eights
Day 1 Completed

Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #8: $888 Crazy Eights ($124,369)

Jaxon • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch Wins Event #8
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch Wins Event #8

After nearly 11 hours of play on Thursday evening, Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch defeated Joon "jykpoker" Kim in heads-up play to win the 2021 WSOP Online Event #8: $888 Crazy Eights Hold'em for his first WSOP bracelet and the huge $124,369 top prize.

The event attracted 782 entries including 268 re-entries to create a $625,600 prize pool with the top 126 players collecting at least a $1,251 min-cash.

Welch, who has been in the poker world for quite a while, is a longtime poker coach who has written a plethora of strategy articles right here on PokerNews. While his live tournament earnings are just under $50,000, according to the Hendon Mob, taking down a career-high $124,369 and winning a piece of WSOP hardware sure adds to the list of achievements.

2021 WSOP Event #8: $888 Crazy Eights Final Table Results

1Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch$124,369
2Joon "jykpoker" Kim$76,886
3Dylan "thesmith" Smith$53,802
4Adam "PESOPESO" Krach$38,224
5John "thirteen" Del Rossi$27,526
6Dan "fatdan44" Wach$20,144
7Isaac "going2ship" Fermin$14,952
8Joey "JoeBeagles" Katzen$11,260

After "BabyBrunson3" was eliminated by Benjamin "BigBlindAnte" Miner on the money bubble, the 126 remaining players started falling at a rapid pace.

Among the notables to cash were Anthony "Turbo1" Huntsman (42nd - $2,440), Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli (24th - $3,503), Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng (22nd - $3,503), Daniel "pepperprince" Zack (15th - $5,318), and Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech (11th - $6,694).

Final Table Action

The final table saw most players sitting fairly deep with Joey "JoeBeagles" Katzen holding over 20 big blinds when he bowed out in eighth after being dominated by Adam "PESOPESO" Krach, who began the final table second in chips.

From there, Isaac "going2ship" Fermin lost a race to eventual champ Welch to fall in seventh place while Dan "fatdan44" Wach was set-up by Dylan "thesmith" Smith and rolled out in sixth place.

Krach found their way to another elimination after they called John "thirteen" Del Rossi's all-in bet holding big slick and Del Rossi was dominated holding ace-jack. Unfortunately for Krach, after some brutal hands, they were next on the chopping block after their ace-four was dominated by Kim's ace-ten.

The final three jostled for a bit before Dylan "thesmith" Smith grew short and three-bet shoved the small blind with a suited king-five only to get called by Kim, who had initially raised on the button with pocket kings. Kim's made of kings hand held strong, and that saw Kim take 7.8 million chips into heads-up play against Welch, who had 3.9 million.

Even though Kim held a 2:1 chip advantage, Welch secured an early double before winning the event denying Kim his second WSOP bracelet shortly after when his ace-six was good enough to beat ace-four.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Friday with Event #9: $400 NLH 6-Max. PokerNews will be live reporting and streaming the action, so be sure to join us then.

Tags: Carlos WelchDan WachDylan SmithIsaac FerminJoey KatzenJohn Del RossiJoon Kim

Joon "jykpoker" Kim Eliminated in 2nd Place ($76,886)

jeffmcmillan • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Final Hand
Final Hand

After taking a large chunk the previous hand after jamming on the river over a 720,000 bet to force a fold, Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch moved all from the button and was called by the Joon "jykpoker" Kim who had 2,120,344 left and put it all in the middle.

Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch: {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Joon "jykpoker" Kim: {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

Welch was in pole position for his first bracelet. The flop came the {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Spades} to open up some chances for a chop but the turn was the {6-Hearts} to pair Welch and the river was the {5-Spades} to confirm Kim's elimination as runner-up.

Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch US
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch
US 11,730,000 7,801,700
Joon "jykpoker" Kim us
Joon "jykpoker" Kim
us Busted

Dylan "thesmith" Smith Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,802)

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith

Joon "jykpoker" Kim raised to 320,000 on the button and then called the 1,784,760 three-bet jam Dylan "thesmith" Smith made from the small blind.

Joon "jykpoker" Kim: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Dylan "thesmith" Smith: {k-Spades}{5-Spades}

Smith was in rough shape after jamming into Kim's aces and the {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{a-Clubs} runout ended his tournament.

Dylan Smith
Smith Jams Into Kings
Joon "jykpoker" Kim us
Joon "jykpoker" Kim
us 7,801,700 3,489,353
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch US
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch
US 3,928,300 462,475
Dylan "thesmith" Smith us
Dylan "thesmith" Smith
us Busted

Tags: Dylan SmithJoon Kim


John "thirteen" Del Rossi Eliminated in 5th Place ($27,526)

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

John "thirteen" Del Rossi shoved 612,500 from under the gun, it folded to PESOPESO in the small blind, who jammed his larger stack and the big blind quickly got out of the way.

Del Rossi was at risk with the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} vs the {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} of PESOPESO

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Del Rossi became the next victim.

Adam "PESOPESO" Krach US
Adam "PESOPESO" Krach
US 3,111,267 40,713
John "thirteen" Del Rossi us
John "thirteen" Del Rossi
us Busted

Dan "fatdan44" Wach Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,144)

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

A series of preflop raises saw Dan "fatdan44" Wach moved his 1,130,620 stack in the middle from the cutoff and Dylan "thesmith" Smith called from the hijack.

Dan "fatdan44" Wach: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Dylan "thesmith" Smith: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Wach had Smith crushed until the {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Hearts} flop appeared giving Smith a set of sixes. The {2-Clubs} turn left Wach drawing to a nine but the {2-Diamonds} river ended his tournament.

Dan Wach
Wach Gets Set Up
Dylan "thesmith" Smith us
Dylan "thesmith" Smith
us 2,741,928 2,016,274
Dan "fatdan44" Wach us
Dan "fatdan44" Wach
us Busted

Tags: Dan WachDylan Smith