Event #17: $777 NLH Lucky 7s
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Event Info

Buy-in $777
Prize Pool $394,800
Players 347

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 347
Event #17: $777 NLH Lucky 7s
Day 1 Completed

2021 WSOP.com POY Mike "BrockLesnar" Holtz Wins Event #17: $777 NLH Lucky 7s ($76,157)

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Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz

Event #17: $777 NLH Lucky 7s as part of the 2022 WSOP.com Online wrapped up early Monday morning and saw Mike "BrockLesnar" Holtz defeating Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller during a short heads-up battle to win his first bracelet and $76,157.

In January, Holtz was named the 2021 WSOP.com Player of the Year to win a ring and $10,000 in cash. Deep into 2022 and Holtz now finds himself a WSOP bracelet holder.

The online event attracted 347 entrants, including 217 re-buys, to generate a prize pool of $394,800. Some big names in the field included poker vlogger Johnnie "JohnnieVIBES" Moreno (30th - $2,369), two-time bracelet winners Michael "Unbelievable" Wang (20th - $2,566), Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams (19th - $2,566), streamer Tim "uNORTH0doX" Reilly ($3,514) and Women in Poker Hall of Famers JJ "artiliu" Liu and Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert, who were both eliminated near the money bubble.

WSOP.com Online Event #17 Final Table Results

 PLACEPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE (IN USD)
 1Mike "BrockLesnar" HoltzUnited States$76,157
 2Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" MillerUnited States$55,114
 3Mark "YZAZ." DubeUnited States$40,112
 4Vinny "brownmagic" PahujaUnited States$29,057
 5Paul "rungood27" ScaturroUnited States$21,161
 6Fred "staeks" LiUnited States$15,634
 7Matthew "Foreright" SchulteUnited States$11,489
 8Shane "shanemcd" McdanielUnited States$8,528

Final Table Action

Holtz entered the final table second in chips and was able to quickly jump into first when he eliminated Shane "shanemcd" Mcdaniel in eighth, who got it in with middle pair and a flush draw against the top pair of Holtz and failed to improve.

It was an early sign of things to come as Holtz went on to bust Matthew "Foreright" Schulte in seventh when Schulte's ace-queen couldn't hit against the pocket nines of Holtz.

Holtz had no part in the next few eliminations and Miller took the lead when he won a big three-way all in with aces to send Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja out in fourth. Holtz then re-took a slight lead when he eliminated Mark "YZAZ." Dube in third place, whose flopped second pair was no good against Holtz's top pair.

Jordyn Miller
Jordyn Miller

The 2021 WSOP.com POY dipped a bit but took a big lead when his pocket fives held against Miller's ace-jack for a double. Miller managed to find a double himself before the final hand where he moved in with king-five to be called by the ace-six of Holtz. A flopped pair of fives gave Miller the lead, but an ace on the river gave Holtz the winner to earn him his first WSOP bracelet.

Continued Success

For twelve months last year, Holtz, who grew up in Maryland before recently relocating to Las Vegas, battled against thousands of players on WSOP.com to earn 2021 POY title.

Michael Holtz
Mike Holtz

“It was a pipe dream that I had considered before, but if I’m being honest, I thought it would be unattainable,” Holtz told PokerNews earlier this year. “One person gets it per year, you have to beat out tens of thousands of people. The truth is I wasn’t playing on WSOP.com at the end of 2020. I had good results but I was mostly playing on shady phone apps. I felt like I was doing well and didn’t plan on returning to WSOP online at least for the beginning part of 2021.”

Winning the WSOP.com POY distinction is a remarkable feat, and Holtz now follows it up with his first bracelet victory after winning his first Circuit ring in October 2021 in a $215 buy-in WSOP.com event, bringing his total WSOP earnings to $576,225.

In the field with Holtz in Event #17 was four-time bracelet winner and 2006 WSOP POY Jeff Madsen, who recently began coaching Holtz in mixed games. Madsen ended up in 16th place for $2,843.

Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

"He has been instrumental in the success and improvement of my mixed games," Holtz told PokerNews. "We did 12 hours of sessions before the big PLO bracelet events, where I had two massive five-figure scores back to back.”

That wraps up PokerNews' live reporting of Event #17: $777 NLH Lucky 7s. Be sure to check out the 2022 WSOP Online live portal for more coverage of the latest bracelet events.

Tags: JJ LiuJohnnie MorenoJordyn MillerKathy LiebertMike Holtz

Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller Eliminated in 2nd Place ($55,114)

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Jordyn Miller
Jordyn Miller

Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller managed to double up through Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz before open-shoving from the button and getting called by the bigger-stacked Holtz.

Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller: {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz: {a-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

The flop came {5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts} to give Miller the lead with a pair of fives, and the {4-Spades} on the turn didn't change things. However, the {a-Spades} on the river appeared to give Holtz the winner and to send Miller out in second place for $55,114.

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz us
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us 5,205,000 -1,644,106
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller us
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller
us Busted

Holtz Wins Flip to Double Through Miller

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Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller limped in from the button and Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz moved all in for 3,409,553. Miller called with the bigger stack.

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz: {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Holtz survived the flip as the board ran out {4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades} to earn him a huge double through his heads-up opponent.

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz us
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us 6,849,106 2,430,953
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller us
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller
us 1,610,894 -2,430,953

Mark "YZAZ." Dube Eliminated in 3rd Place ($40,112)

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Dube
Dube

Blinds: 50,000/100,000/12,500

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz opened to 200,000 on the button and Mark "YZAZ." Dube defended from the big blind.

Dube checked on the flop of {8-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Holtz bet 143,363. Dube check-jammed for 1,529,540 and Holtz called with a bigger stack.

Mark "YZAZ." Dube: {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Dube had flopped a pair of eights but was behind the pair of tens of Holtz. Dube couldn't improve as the board finished out {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} to mark his elimination in third place.

Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz us
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us 4,418,153 607,040
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller us
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller
us 4,041,847 -90,000
Mark "YZAZ." Dube us
Mark "YZAZ." Dube
us Busted

Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja Eliminated in 4th Place ($29,057)

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Pahuja
Pahuja

Blinds: 30,000/60,000/7,500

Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller opened to 120,000 from under the gun and Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja three-bet jammed a stack of 1,137,625 from the button. Mark "YZAZ." Dube re-shoved a bigger stack in the small blind and Miller called.

Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Mark "YZAZ." Dube: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Miller's aces stayed ahead as the board ran out {2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades} for Pahuja to be eliminated in fourth place and for Miller to nearly triple his way to the chip lead.

Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller us
Jordyn "ThLstCrdBndr" Miller
us 4,131,847 2,747,236
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz us
Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz
us 3,811,113 -142,500
Mark "YZAZ." Dube us
Mark "YZAZ." Dube
us 517,040 -1,114,611
Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja us
Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja
us Busted

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro Eliminated in 5th Place ($21,161)

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Scaturro
Scaturro

Blinds: 30,000/60,000/7,500

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro open-jammed a stack of 699,820 from the small blind and Mark "YZAZ." Dube called out of the big blind with a bigger stack.

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Mark "YZAZ." Dube: {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

The flop landed {2-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} to give Dube the lead with a pair of queens. The {k-Clubs} turn gave Scaturro additional outs with a gutshot but the {9-Spades} bricked off to mark his elimination in fifth place.

Mark "YZAZ." Dube us
Mark "YZAZ." Dube
us 1,646,651 316,933
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
us Busted

Fred "staeks" Li Eliminated in 6th Place ($15,634)

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Li
Li

Blinds: 30,000/60,000/7,500

Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja opened to 120,000 from early position and Fred "staeks" Li three-bet jammed a stack of 589,029 from the button. Pahuja called with a bigger stack.

Fred "staeks" Li: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The flop and turn came {j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} to give Li hope with a flush draw, but the {3-Clubs} on the river bricked off to mark his elimination in sixth place.

Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja us
Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja
us 1,820,125 1,532,488
Fred "staeks" Li us
Fred "staeks" Li
us Busted