2021 WSOP Online [International]: Dmitry Yurasov lands career second bracelet at the Bounty PLO; Amichai Barer runner up, Anson Tsang 7th

Stunning finish at the WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha as Russian pro Dmitry Yurasov came from behind to clinch his career second gold bracelet. Yurasov stopped the bulldozing Canadian high roller Amichai Barer at heads up. Also running deep was double bracelet winner / Hong Kong pro Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang who reached his second series final table, finishing in 7th place. Check out our recap, updated Natural8 leaderboards, and other festival stats down below.  

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For those just tuning in, the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International]  has surpassed its US$ 53M+ guarantee with over US$ 54.8 Million collected across 24 bracelet events. The festival is ongoing at online platform Natural8 [GG Network] until September 12. Eight gold bracelets have yet to be claimed including the series headliner $20M guaranteed Main Event title. Day 1 flights are underway. Players signed up on  Natural8 can 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 #24: $1,050 Bounty PLO – Dmitry Yurasov – Russia – US$ 92,710

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The last Pot Limit Omaha bracelet event of the series was tabled with Russia’s Dmitry Yurasov stealing the win for a career second gold bracelet. Along with the shine, Yurasov shipped the US$ 36,224 first prize plus US$ 56,486 in bounty rewards for a combined US$ 92,710 payday. He followed in the footsteps of champion Radmir “KOPOBA” Sadirov (WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship) to bring Russia its second bracelet in this series. Five days ago, Yurasov also had a strong finish at the WSOP Online: $365 Sunday GIANT where he placed 2nd for US$ 69,972. 

Taking a look at his past achievements, Yurasov cashed at 31 other WSOP events which included a first bracelet and a career high US$ 775,923 at the 2017 WSOP $10K No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship. Later that same year, Yurasov shipped the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) HK$ 250K No Limit Hold’em High Roller for HK$ 3,560,000 (~US$ 456,270). These were his two biggest wins. To date, Yurasov has over US$ 3.7 Million in The Hendon Mob tracked earnings. 

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Day 1 recap

The WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha attracted 538 players with 358 re-entering for 896 total entries and a prize pool of US$ 896,000. Among the Asian players profiting at Day 1 were Takashi “IKAIKA” Ogura (34th), Wei Zhao (35th), Renle “li_xiaolong” Lin (63rd), Shengchao “szhu” Zhu (77th), Jacky “MCPJ” Wong (78th), Li-Ta “Kench” Hsu (88th), and Fubang “SuperHiLo” Huang (107th). For Chinese pro Xuming “scplayer” Qi, he exited in 17th place for US$ 5,875. Qi’s KcKcJh3c was outdrawn by Amichai Barer’s Kh10c9h8c straight on a board 7dJd8dQd4s. (Hand pictured below)

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Just before the close of Day 1, Hong Kong pro Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang won a three way pot that sent his stack soaring to 5th rank. He went on to eliminate Matthew “BTC2zERO” Stone in 11th place. 

Final Day recap

The final day set off with ten players hunting down the gold. At the helm was Germany’s Daniel Perkusic with a massive 105 BB while on the opposite end was Fausto “Fantastik55” Tantillo with 13 BB. The first three shoves saw double ups to “Nowwearefree”, Tsang, and short stacked Tantillo, while the next three were eliminations. Perkusic railed “Nowwearefree”, David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov emptied out “tanqueray10”, and missing the final table by one spot was “trubadur” with Yurasov shipping it with 6c4s4c3c straight over AsQsQh7h set on a board Qc3s4d5s2c

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Only two WSOP decorated players were on the final virtual round, bracelet winner Yurasov and double bracelet winner Tsang who was on his second final table. Tsang placed 2nd at the WSOP #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship. Still holding a strong up top was Perkusic with 92 BB, average at 40 BB, and running second was 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event champion Barer with 47 BB. Within the first twenty minutes, Tsang’s bid for a third strap was denied again. He fell in 7th place to David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov. All in at the flop on a board that completed 7h8hAd2hKc, Tsang had Jd10c9d7s pair, Mzareulov with a better KdQs9s7d two pair. 

At six remaining, the game slowed. During the hour or so long fight, chip leader Perkusic began to lose his grip, paying multiple double ups including one to Barer who moved up to the leader’s spot. Barer continued to ascend and piled in more chips by booting Tantillo in 6th place. With over half the chips in play at his disposal, Barer took full control and delivered a doubled knockout to Mzareulov (5th) and Perkusic (4th). All in preflop, Barer Qs10c9h7c straight, Mzareulov AdJc7h2d pair, Perkusic Jh10s10d4h two pair. (Hand pictured below)

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With his towering stack, Barer continued his hot pursuit, pressuring both Yurasov and Samuel “FishIdiot” Saariaho. This led to a double up to both players however it still didn’t cause much of a dent to his stack. Yurasov finished off Saariaho with Jd9h7d6s straight over Qh8h8c2d trips on a board 9c8s10h6hKc. This brought about heads up with Barer ahead 79 BB to Yurasov’s 38 BB.

Despite Barer’s advantage, it was Yurasov on the attack. Yurasov won a big pot on an uncalled shove on the turn to tighten the gap then followed it up with a double up to switch them up and take a nearly 10:1 lead. Pictured below, Yurasov 10d10c7s2c set, Barer AcKsKhQs top pair on a board 10s5hAh8s7d

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A few minutes later, Barer was still behind roughly 9 BB, the final hand was tabled. All in on the flop, Barer Js7s5c2c, Yurasov Ac9c6h3h, the board completed 10d8d7h4s4c, for a victorious straight and title to Yurasov. For Barer, despite being denied a career first WSOP win, he earned a series high US$ 69,347 to add to his US$ 4+ Million in THM tracked earnings. 

Dates: September 2 to 3
Buy in: US$ 1,050 
Entries: 896 (538 uniques, 358 re-entries)
Prize pool: US$ 896,000
ITM: 134 places

Final table payouts

1st Dmitry Yurasov – Russia – US$ 36,224 + US$ 56,486 bounty = US$ 92,710
2nd Amichai Barer – Canada – US$ 36,134 + US$ 33,213 bounty = US$ 69,347
3rd Samuel “FishIdiot” Saariaho – Finland – US$ 28,724 + US$ 4,906 bounty = US$ 33,630
4th Daniel Perkusic – Germany – US$ 22,805 + US$ 13,925 bounty = US$ 36,730
5th David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov – USA – US$ 18,106 + US$ 15,977 bounty = US$ 34,083
6th Fausto “Fantastik55” Tantillo – Italy – US$ 14,375 + US$ 4,687 bounty = US$ 19,062
7th Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang – Hong Kong – US$ 11,413 + US$ 7,152 bounty = US$ 18,565

Open: WSOP #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT, $20M GTD

The WSOP #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship is underway with 17 qualifying heats leading up to the final day on September 5. Last year, this event generated a massive 5,802 entries for a record breaking US$ 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. Last chance to qualify for the Final Day is on September 5. 

Day 1 flights: August 22 to September 5
Buy in: US$ 5,000
Guarantee: US$ 20,000,000
Final Day: September 5

Bracelet events this week

September 4: WSOP #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold’em
September 5: WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold’em

2021 WSOP Online bracelet events stats

WSOP #1 – #24 prize pool: US$ 54,893,842
Seven figure prize pools: 19 events
Cumulative entries: 87,246
First time bracelet winners: 19
Natural8 champions: 3 
Million dollar payouts: 2 
Multiple final tables: 12 players 
Deepest run by Asian player: Keun Woo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – 1st place at WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em

Fields and Prize Pools

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 #21: $25,00 Super High Roller Championship NLH – US$ 6,247,500
Smallest field: WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship – 144 entries
Smallest pot: WSOP #9: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – US$ 366,600

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: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em – Keun Woo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – US$ 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
WSOP #20: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout – Eduardo Cappellaro “Ghazbaran” Rodrigues – Brazil – US$ 212,815
WSOP #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH – Alexandros Theologis – Greece – US$ 1,212,032
WSOP #22: $400 COLOSSUS – Armando D’avanzo – Italy – US$ 409,007
WSOP #23: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH – Nuno “Albertov” Capucho – US$ 190,273
WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha – Dmitry Yurasov – Russia – US$ 92,710

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
Dmitry Yurasov – WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Seven figure payouts

Eduardo Pires – WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – US$ 1,384,013
Alexandros Theologis – WSOP #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH – US$ 1,212,032

Bracelets by Country

Brazil – 6
Poland – 2
Italy – 2
Greece – 2 
Russia – 2
Germany – 1
Hungary – 1 
Korea – 1
USA – 1
Lithuania – 1
Israel – 1
Finland – 1
Ukraine – 1
Portugal – 1

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

Giuseppe Dario Sammartino 
5th – WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship
2nd – WSOP #20: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout 

Romain Jean “Flingue” Dours 
6th – WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship 
6th – WSOP #20: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout 

Karolis “Internecik” Sereika
7th – WSOP #19: $840 6 Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em
9th – WSOP #20: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout 

Mark Radoja
9th – WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship
5th – WSOP #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH 

Rui Neves Ferreira 
9th – WSOP #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller
7th – WSOP #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH 

Felipe Ramos
2nd – WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em
9th WSOP #23: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH 

Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang
2nd – WSOP #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship
7th – WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 

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
WSOP #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH, Freezeout – US$ 1,539,000
WSOP #21: $25,00 Super High Roller Championship NLH – US$ 6,247,500
WSOP #22: $400 COLOSSUS – US$ 4,099,528
WSOP #23: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH – US$ 1,607,400

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

Week 4
“Alexander800” – Taiwan – US$ 841.51
“IMEMYSELF” – India – US$ 616.58
“Kachikaku” – Japan – US$ 451.95

Natural8 WSOP Amazing Race Leaderboard update

Asia Pacific
Joshua McCully – New Zealand – 7,761.51 points
“Imar54” – New Zealand – 3,572.16 points
Vincent “Moist” Huang – New Zealand – 3,565.45 points
Michael Addamo – 3,547.88 points
David “MPEW299” Wang – Malaysia – 2,630.26 points
Hun Wei Lee – New Zealand – 2,121.43 points

Latin America
Rafael “riskgambler” Furlanetto – Brazil – 8,242.98 points
Eduardo Augusto Pires – Brazil – 5,207.47 points
Marcelo Asensio – Brazil – 4,630.36 points
Luciano Santos de Hollanda – 4,174.54 points
Daan “DaanOss” Mulders – Mexico – 4,169.51 points
Joao Simao – Brazil – 4,017.87 points
Assad “KammyStyyle” Kamran – Argentina – 3,651.57 points

Rest of World 
Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – 7,034.46 points
Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis – Lithuania – 6,980.83 points
Isaac Haxton – Canada – 6,073.36 points

Taiwan 
Pete Chen – 4,105.93 points
Yen-liang “yao_poker” Yao – 2,450.39 points
Chin-Wei “davidchien88” Chien – 1,365.61 points

Thailand 
George Kitsios – 2,467.99 points
“LuffyJd” – 2,053.23 points
SpeedWrap – 1,111.27

Vietnam
“LittleFishVN” – 1,585.58 points
“QuiCoc” – 1,018.52
“huethuong89” – 1,010.35 points

Japan 
“8809” – 2,090.45 points
Takashi “IKAIKA” Ogura – 1,201.12 points

Hong Kong 
Dicky Siu Hang “Floatinworld” Tsang – 5,891.71 points
Edward “edyam1” Yam – 2,238.06 points

India
Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – 5,195.86 points
“happysim” – 2,505.95 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 nine 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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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and 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 blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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