2021 WSOP Online [International]: Andrii Derzhypilskyi wins the 6-Handed Bounty NLH for first career gold

After an intense one hour heads up battle that saw the chip lead switch multiple times, Ukraine’s Andrii Derzhypilskyi outlasted Brazil’s Luciano Santos de Hollanda to claim his first ever WSOP title and gold bracelet. Derzhypilskyi became Ukraine’s ninth bracelet winner and first of this series. Down the rung was Natural8 player Karolis “Internecik” Sereika who placed 7th, and just missing a third final table was bracelet winner Joao Vieira in 8th place. Check out our recap, updated Natural8 leaderboards, and other festival stats down below.  

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If you are just tuning in, the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International] has been running since August 1 at online platform Natural8 [GG Network]. To date, over US$ 40 Million has been collected with 15 out of 19 events pulling in seven figures. 14 gold bracelets are still up for grabs and plenty of cash yet to be won with games ongoing until September 12. For players signed up on Natural8, expect plenty of added perks and exclusive prizes. You can read up on those incentives at the bottom of the page or via this link:

Natural8 offers $400,000 incentive to play 2021 WSOP Online

WSOP #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em – Andrii Derzhypilskyi – US$ 154,322

Another seven figure prize pool at the series with the WSOP #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em seeing a turnout of 2,053 entries (1,360 uniques, 693 re-entries) for US$ 1,642,000. After a five hour final day hunt, Ukraine’s Andrii Derzhypilskyi shipped it on his third bullet to earn his first ever WSOP gold and US$ 66,950. In addition, Derzhypilskyi pocketed a heftier US$ 87,732 in bounty rewards for a combined payout of US$ 154,322. This was Derzhypilskyi largest recorded cashout beating his previous high score of US$ 83,254 earned at last year’s series where he placed 5th at the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed.

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Date: August 26 to 27
Buy in: US$ 840
Entries: 2,053 (1,360 uniques, 693 re-entries)
Prize pool: US$ 1,642,000
ITM: 296 places

Day 1 reached the limit of 32 levels with 21 players remaining. Among the top 150 in the money were Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima (64th), Kacper Pyzara (76th), Martijn “visacard” Gerrits (88th), Jinho Hong (101st), Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis (102nd), Guoliang “SPARK1207” Wei (105th), Paul “Rahchan” Hong (108th), Daniel Negreanu (111st), Muhammad “foldnutsjam1” Siddiqui (112th), and Gab Yong “GabD” Kim (149th). 

The final day opened with Brazil’s Luciano Santos de Hollanda up top and Thailand’shitorrun” on the opposite end. “Hitorrun” came out firing, landing three double ups to quickly become one of the leaders, however still met the rail in 16th place with Derzhypilskyi raking it in. Bracelet holder Joao Vieira fared better, he was second to the bottom and lifted his stack all the way to 8th place, just missing the final table by one spot. Vieira also busted to Derzhypilskyi with pocket Queens over pocket Threes. Vieira’s fall meant every player at the finals was gunning for their first ever WSOP title. Also denied were the last of the Asian players: Hong Kong’sAustin22” (9th), Vietnam’sRagna2” (10th), and Japan’s Syunta Laplace_RED” Muramatsu (11th). 

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The final table opened with Derzhypilskyi and Portugal’s Silvio Domingues “valterzao” Costa both sitting with over 110 BB stacks. Costa earned his massive pile by knocking out five players which included a double elimination to bracelet winners Huahuan “F7588” Feng KdJh in 15th place and Nick Maimone Ad8d in 14th place with JdJc full house on a board 3cQc2c2d2h. Three Brazilians made the cut, Eder Rodrigues “BlueMoon” Campana, Kelvin Brunetto Kerber, and Luciano Santos de Hollanda who was ranked 6th with 8 BB. To complete the list, Natural8 player Karolis “Internecik” Sereika was ranked 6th and Ivan “Im4bet” Ciursin was shortest with just 5 BB. 

Final table recap

Early action was dominated by Costa who first padded up Ciursin then followed it up with two busts, Sereika in 7th place with JsJd winning over KcQd that missed and Kerber in 6th place with 10d10c over 9h9c. After Hollanda climbed out of the danger zone on a double up through Derzhypilskyi, Costa outkicked Ciursin with KhJd trips over Kd9d trips on a board 2d6hKsKc8c. This gave Costa a huge lead of 165 BB with average at 80 BB. 

At four left, Costa slowed down while Hollanda went on a spree claiming three big pots that included all of Campana’s chips. Hollanda had JhJc that held against Campana’s AhKh overcards. At three remaining, the spotlight shifted to Derzhypilskyi who claimed multiple pots off Hollanda and Costa. Derzhypilskyi took the lead when he raised with Kh6c straight on a board 8s5cAc7h4s, Costa tank-called with 8c4c two pair. From there, Costa’s stack swung wildly and met his end in 3rd place with KhQd brick falling to Derzhypilskyi’s AdAc

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Heads up opened with Derzhypilskyi ahead 79.5 BB to Hollanda’s 48.8 BB. With stacks still quite deep, it took one hour of heavy action for Derzhypilskyi to close it out. On the second hand, Hollanda claimed a big pot to switch them up. From there, both players tugged at the chip lead. Derzhypilskyi won five consecutive hands to rise to a 2:1 advantage, but Hollanda chopped it down then took command briefly with pocket Fives winning over Ace high. Unfazed, Derzhypilskyi grinded to reclaim the lead and built a 79 BB to 6 BB advantage, however, Hollanda scored two double ups to trim the gap to 2:1. 

Once again, Derzhypilskyi answered with pots of his own to climb to a 6:1 advantage but Hollanda would not be removed as he doubled up three more times to retake the lead. On one of the hands (pictured below) his KcQc  improved to two pair to overtake As10d top pair. 

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Back to the grind, Derzhypilskyi clawed his way to the top again, winning multiple pots with barely a showdown. Just minutes past the one hour mark of heads up battle, Derzhypilskyi finally closed it out. The last hand was Hollanda 5d5c, Derzhypilskyi AcKh, the board 7dAs2dKc3s for a victorious two pair. Derzhypilskyi captured the dream gold bracelet and a career high score of US$ 154,322. For runner up Hollanda it was also a career high US$ 88,465 payout. 

Final table payouts

1st Andrii Derzhypilskyi – Ukraine – US$ 66,950 + US$ 87,372 bounties = US$ 154,322
2nd Luciano Santos de Hollanda – Brazil – US$ 66,784 + US$ 21,681 bounties = US$ 88,465
3rd Silvio Domingues “valterzao” Costa – Portugal – US$ 49,448 + US$ 32,774 bounties = US$ 82,222
4th Eder Rodrigues “BlueMoon” Campana – Brazil – US$ 36,567 + US$ 15,650 bounties = US$ 52,217
5th Ivan “Im4bet” Ciursin – Moldova – US$ 27,042 + US$ 3,050 bounties = US$ 30,092
6th Kelvin Brunetto Kerber – Brazil – US$ 19,998 + US$ 2,150 bounties = US$ 22,148
7th Karolis “Internecik” Sereika – Austria – US$ 14,788 + US$ 5,661 bounties = US$ 20,449

Events this week + MAIN EVENT

The MAIN EVENT is underway with 17 qualifying heats leading up to the final day on September 5. Last year, this event generated a massive 5,802 entries for a record breaking US$ 27,559,000 online tournament prize pool. This year’s edition will see the buy in remain at US$ 5,000 with a US$ 20,000,000 guarantee in tow. Only three Day 1 buy ins maximum permitted per player and same day re-entry is not allowed. 

Another phased event running is the COLOSSUS with 16 qualifying heats leading up to the final day on August 29. Buy in is US$ 400. Last year this event amassed 12,757 entries for a US$ 4.7 Million prize pool. 

August 22 to September 5:  WSOP #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship, $20 Million GTD
August 22 to 29: WSOP #22: $400 COLOSSUS, $3 Million GTD
August 28: WSOP # 20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK  NLH [Freezeout]
August 29: WSOP #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH, $5 Million GTD

2021 WSOP Online bracelet events stats

WSOP #1 – #19 prize pool: US$ 40,087,154
Cumulative entries: 71,292
Seven figure prize pools: 15

Largest phased field: WSOP #1: $50 The Return NLH – 30,810 entries
Largest one day entry field: WSOP #5: $315 Bounty Deepstack NLH – 2,989 entries
Biggest pot (phased): WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – US$ 7,747,725
Biggest pot (single day entry): WSOP #12: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH – US$ 6,052,800
Smallest field:WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship – 144 entries
Smallest pot: WSOP #9: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – US$ 366,600

First time bracelet winners: 15
Natural8 champions: 3 
Largest payout: WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – Eduardo Pires – US$ 1,384,013
Deepest run by Asian player: Keunwoo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – 1st place at WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em

2021 WSOP Online champions

WSOP #1: $50 The Return NLH – Bartlomiej “Chester20o” Swieboda – Poland – US$ 161,110
WSOP #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event – Joao Simao – Brazil – US$ 206,075
WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship – Nicolo Molinelli – Italy – US$ 88,461
WSOP #4: $800 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH – Thiago “IneedWasabi” Macedo – Brazil – US$ 161,636
WSOP #5: $315 Bounty Deepstack No Limit Hold’em – Kacper Pyzara – Poland – US$ 79,789
WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em – Georgios Sotiropoulos – Greece – US$ 117,022
WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – Eduardo Pires – Brazil – US$ 1,384,013
WSOP #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship – Daniel Smiljkovic – Germany – US$ 423,426
WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH – Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima – US$ 91,204
WSOP #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – Roland “Quina Quen” Czika – Hungary – US$ 55,369
WSOP #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller – Erik Seidel – USA – US$ 977,842
WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em – Keunwoo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – US$ 635,575
WSOP #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship – Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – Lithuania – US$ 268,926
WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500 – Renan Carlos Bruschi – Brazil – US$ 150,326
WSOP #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH – Samuel Vousden – Finland – US$ 274,519
WSOP #17: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty] – Gabi “kidrurim” Livshitz – Israel – US$ 152,165
WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship – Radmir “KOPOBA” Sadirov – Russia – US$ 169,110
WSOP #19: $840 6 Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em – Andrii Derzhypilskyi – Ukraine – US$ 154,322

Ninth career bracelet won

Erik Seidel – USA – WSOP #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller

Second career bracelet won

Nicolo Molinelli – WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship
Georgios Manousos Sotiropoulos – WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em

Multiple final tables

Stanislav Kuvaev 
8th – WSOP #3: $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship
5th – WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH 

Renan Carlos Bruschi 
2nd – WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship
1st – WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500 

David “MPEW299” Wang 
5th – WSOP #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
8th – WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500 

Joao Vieira
7th – WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship
2nd – WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship

Yen Liang “yao_poker” Yao
2nd – WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em
3rd – WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship

Bracelets by Country

Brazil – 5
Poland – 2
Italy – 1 
Greece – 1 
Germany – 1
Hungary – 1 
Korea – 1
USA – 1
Lithuania – 1
Israel – 1
Finland – 1
Russia – 1
Ukraine – 1

Seven figure prize pools

WSOP #1: $50 The Return NLH – US$ 1,417,260
WSOP #2: Caesars Cares Charity Event  – US$ 1,759,824
WSOP #4: $800 Double Chance NLH – US$ 1,248,680
WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em – US$ 1,209,920
WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – US$ 7,747,725
WSOP #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship – US$ 2,275,250
WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH – US$ 1,114,500
WSOP #11: $1,000 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH – US$ 5,599,300
WSOP #12: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH – US$ 6,052,800
WSOP #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship – US$ 1,268,250
WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500 – US$ 1,253,525
WSOP #15: $10K Heads Up NLH Championship – US$ 1,561,700
WSOP #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH – US$ 2,240,000
WSOP #17: $400 PLOSSUS – US$ 1,738,880
WSOP #19: $840 6 Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em – US$ 1,642,000

Natural8 Exclusive Promo results

Natural8 Team Bling Sponsorship Package winners

Joao Simao – WSOP #2: Caesars Cares Charity Event – US$ 10,000 Sponsorship
Eduardo Augusto Pires – WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – US$ 10,000 Sponsorship
Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – WSOP #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship – US$ 10,000 Sponsorship

Natural8 WSOP 2-in-1 Challenge winners

Week 1
“Masukito83” – Dominican Republic – US$ 823.61
“DanielTsai” – Taiwan – US$ 597.12
“LotusFocus” – India – US$ 433.33

Week 2
Wai Yew “wong0410” Wong Malaysia – US$ 851.94
Richard Gryko – Canada – US$ 624.04
“All6886” – Vietnam – US$ 457.42

Week 3
Jonathan Katz – Argentina – US$ 851.94
“Flip888” – Hong Kong – US$ 624.04
“PhilIveyBrother” – Vietnam – US$ 457.42

Natural8 WSOP Amazing Race Leaderboard update

Asia Pacific
Joshua McCully – New Zealand – 6,358.55 points
“Imar54” – New Zealand – 3,296.93 points
Vincent “Moist” Huang – New Zealand – 3,089.58 points
David “MPEW299” Wang – Malaysia – 2,630.26 points
Hun Wei Lee – New Zealand – 1905.6 points
“TradingHalt” – New Zealand – 1,862.31 points

Latin America
Rafael “riskgambler” Furlanetto – Brazil – 6,651.21 points
Eduardo Augusto Pires – Brazil – 4,147.55 points
Daan “DaanOss” Mulders – Mexico – 4,053.39 points
Marcelo Asensio – Brazil – 3,777.41 points
Joao Simao – Brazil – 3,690.55 points
Assad “KammyStyyle” Kamran – Argentina – 3,441.30 points
Allison Eleres – Brazil – 2,773.63 points

Rest of World
Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis – Lithuania – 5,578.19 points
Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – 5,539.39 points
Isaac Haxton – Canada – 5,081.39 points

Pete Chen – 3,514.37 points
Yen-liang “yao_poker” Yao – 2,123.21 points
Chin-Wei “davidchien88” Chien – 1,365.61 points

George Kitsios – 2,241.61 points
“LuffyJd” – 1,192.91 points
Phachara Wongwichit – 795.74

“LittleFishVN” – 1,316.56 points
“Huethuong89” – 1,010.35 points
Cuong “CLVT” Trinh – 925.98 points

“8809” – 1,404.39 points
Takashi “IKAIKA” Ogura – 1,100.58 points
Shota “shorta222” Nakanishi – 953.01 points

Hong Kong 
Dicky Siu Hang “Floatinworld” Tsang – 5,056.94 points
Edward “edyam1” Yam – 1,705.99 points
Anson Tsang – 1,656.68 points

Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – 4,547.52points
“happysim” – 2,407.82 points
Gaurav “Haversham” Sood – 2,039.83 points

Exclusive Natural8 promos

To give more value to your buck, Natural8 players can expect added incentives amounting to US$ 400,000 up for grabs throughout the series. We’ve broken them down right here. 

WSOP Team Bling Sponsorship

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Win any of the 2021 WSOP Online bracelet events and you are assured entry to Team Bling along with one of these fine sponsorship packages listed: 

Main Event = $100,000 Team Bling Sponsorship*

Win the WSOP Main Event and you’ll not only become a part of Team Bling, you’ll be the CAPTAIN of the team. This exclusive package includes:

12 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$25,000 for live event buy in sponsorships
$5,000 to cover expenses
T$70,000 in online event sponsorships, paid out over 12 months

Buy-ins of $1,000 and above = $10,000 Team Bling Sponsorship*

Win a WSOP Bracelet from any event with a buy-in of $1,000 and above, and you’ll get a Team Bling package that includes:

6 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$7,500 for live event buy in sponsorships
$2,500 to cover expenses

Buy-ins from $50 to $999 = $5,000 Team Bling Sponsorship*

Win a WSOP Bracelet from any event with a buy-in of $999 and below, and you’ll get a Team Bling package that includes:

6 month Team Bling Sponsorship
$3,500 for live event buy in sponsorships
$1,500 to cover expenses

WSOP Amazing Race

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Top the leaderboards to win a piece of the US$ 75,000 prize pool! There are ten leaderboards running throughout the series with varying prizes. Points can only be earned at bracelet events and WSOP side events. Three different LiveX packages up for grabs are listed: 

US$ 5,000 LiveX Gold which includesUS$ 3,500 live event buy in sponsorship and US$ 1,500 in expenses. 

US$ 3,000 LiveX Silver which includes US$ 2,000 live event buy in sponsorship and US$ 1,000 in expenses. 

US$ 2,000 LiveX Bronze which includes US$ 1,500 live event buy in sponsorship and US$ 500 in expenses. 

WSOP 2-in-1 Challenge

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Win a share of US$ 30,000 via the WSOP 2-in-1 incentive. This unique perk is only offered in Natural8. To start off, play any of the WSOP bracelet events and WSOP side events to earn points. As written on the website,

Take part in any WSOP Branded Tournaments to earn points and boost those points by playing in cash games. We’ll multiply the points you’ve earned by playing tournaments with the points from cash games to reveal your chipstack for the final WSOP 2-in-1 Challenge Flipout.

Natural8 offers $400,000 incentive to play 2021 WSOP Online

Plenty of action ahead so stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you recaps of the ongoing 2021 WSOP Online [International] on Natural8. 

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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