2021 WSOP Online [International]: MAIN EVENT FINAL 9 and Day 2 recap

While every bracelet event that extended a guarantee surpassed its target, the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International]  headliner WSOP #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship fell short of its US$ 20M offer for an overlay of US$ 563K. Unlike last year’s 5,802 entries that amassed a record breaking online poker prize pool of US$ 27.5M+, this year’s attendance was significantly less at 4,092 entries. Despite the drop, it was still a commendable turnout that will eventually see four players bank seven figures. The champion will walk away with the coveted championship gold bracelet and become US$ 2,543,07 richer. In addition, the winner will be inducted into the GG Team Champions and will receive a US$ 50,000 Sponsorship Package. 

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Here’s a look at the final 9 players and a recap of the Day 2 action. The game resumes on September 12 @ 01:00 GMT and will broadcast on GGPoker.tv

Final 9: WSOP #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship

When the Main Event final 9 return, each one will be hunting down their first ever WSOP title. Everyone is guaranteed a minimum US$ 254,308 with seven of them earning their largest score no matter where they place. Brazil and Russia have multiple chances to bring home a first WSOP Main Event championship title with two players from each country in the lineup. Sole woman Christine Do is also looking to rein it in and should she succeed, she will join Norwegian Annette Obrestad as the only other female champion. 

Edson “CrownUpTsu” Tochimitsu Tsutsumi Jr – Brazil – 60,403,59 – 100.7 BB

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Edson Tochimitsu Tsutsumi Jr, Photo Credit – superpoker.com.br

Can’t deny the dominating Brazilian presence at the series with multiple players claiming bracelets. Edson “CrownUpTsu” Tochimitsu Tsutsumi Jr could become the next and the first ever WSOP Main Event champion from Brazil if he maintains his hold on the top spot. As a Natural8 player, a victory here will also earn him a Team Bling US$ 100,000 Sponsorship. Taking a look at his past achievements, Tsutsumi nearly won a circuit ring at the 2019 WSOPC Uruguay, placing 3rd at the Main Event for his largest tracked career score of US$ 49,590. He has over US$ 209K in winnings on Natural8

Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev – Russia – 54,232,812 (90.4 BB)

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Aleksei Vandyshev, Photo Credit – winterpokeropen.blog.theborgata.com

Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev is in fine shape to take down the prestigious title and bring Russia its first WSOP Main Event gold. He is just 10 BB behind the leader. Vandyshev has one prior cash in this series, however his deepest run was at the 2018 WSOPC Sochi where he placed 11th at the Main Event for ~US$ 16.4K. Vandyshev’s largest payout was earned at the 2016 WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event, placing 7th for US$ 132,089.

Joe “assisup4rent” Serock – USA – 45,567,634 (75.9BB)

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Joe Serock, Photo Credit – wsop.com

Entering with over US$ 4.1M in The Hendon Mob tracked earnings, USA’s Joe “assisup4rent” Serock is the most accomplished player at the final table. He has 67 prior WSOP cashes which include three final tables. Serock nearly won a bracelet at the 2009 WSOP $2,5000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event, placing 2nd for 341,783. To date, it his largest career score. If he places 7th or better here, he will surpass that figure. 

Espen Uhlen “COVFEFE-19” Joerstad – Norway – 19,575,928 (32.6 BB)

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Espen Uhlen “COVFEFE-19” Joerstad is looking to become the second player from Norway to win the WSOP Main Event and may well get there with a streak of eight cashes in this series. His GG Network online tracked earnings of US$ 663K are also much higher than his US$ 163.5K live cashes on The Hendon Mob (THM). Last year, Joerstad reached his first WSOP final table, placing 5th at the $400 FORTY STACK for his largest career score of US$ 59,796. 

Christine “Yunaa” Do – Canada – 15,918,120 (26.5 BB)

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Christine Do, Photo Credit – worldpokertour.com

Christine “Yunaa” Do is the only woman to reach the final table. This is her deepest WSOP run yet and is looking to bring it home for Canada. Last year, she just missed the final table by one spot, falling 10th at the $100 No Limit Hold’em WSOP MILLION$. Her largest tracked tournament score of US$ 32,691 was earned at the 2019 WPT Fallsview Classic Main Event. Based on THM, she has US$ 182,763 in winnings. 

Nikita “VSMPZD” Kuznetsov – Russia – 13,454,800 (22.4 BB)

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Russian player Nikita “VSMPZD” Kuznetsov is on his second WSOP final table having reached 4th place at last year’s $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em for a career high US$ 60,178. He has over US$ 1 Million in earnings on the GG Network and US$ 411,679 in THM tracked earnings. 

Dawid Smolka – Poland – 13,154,945 (21.9 BB)

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Dawid Smolka, Photo Credit – PokerTexas.net

Last April, online player Dawid Smolka shipped the N8-GG Spring Festival Big Bounty tournament for US$ 293,548. This is currently his largest known takedown, however, if he places 8th or better here, he will set a new personal high score. If Smolka wins it, he will be the first Polish to ever be crowned WSOP Main Event champion. Based on his stats, he has the goods to achieve it. Out of all the finalists, Smolka has the most GG Network earnings amounting to US$ 1.2 Million. 

Renan “legal” Meneguetti – Brazil – 12,581,552 (21 BB)

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Brazilian player Renan “legal” Meneguetti may not have an extensive list of stats to prove his worth however he is at the final table for his deepest WSOP run. No matter where he places, he will have banked his largest career payout, easily surpassing the US$ 15,334, he earned two weeks prior at the WSOP Online Daily Main side event for 2nd place. Last May, Meneguetti won the WSOPC Series $100 Deepstack Special for US$ 13,470. He has over US$ 228.1K in GG Network earnings. 

Dimitrios Farmakoulis – Greece – 9,067,144 (15.1 BB)

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Dimitrios Farmakoulis, Photo Credit – pokerstars.com

Greek player Dimitrios Farmakoulis completes the final 9 players. He has 10 prior WSOP cashes which includes a 33rd place finish at this year’s MILLIONAIRE MAKER for US$ 11,750. Based on THM, Farmakoulis has accrued US$ 840K in tracked online and live earnings. He earned his largest career payout of US$ 253,756 at the 2020 WPTDeepStacks Online Championship for 3rd place. 

Remaining payouts

1st US$ 2,543,072
2nd US$ 1,907,034
3rd US$ 1,430,073
4th US$ 1,072,405
5th US$ 804,190
6th US$ 603,057
7th US$ 452,229
8th US$ 339,123
9th US$ 254,308

Day 2 recap

The $5K MAIN EVENT Online Championship drew 4,092 entries across multiple starting days for an overlay of US$ 563K. Day 2 opened with 720 qualifiers. Only the top 450 players earned a cut of the US$ 20,000,000 prize pool

Date August 22 to September 5
Buy in: US$ 5,000
Guarantee: US$ 20,000,000 
Entries: 4,092
Prize pool: US$ 20,000,000
Overlay: US$ 563,000
ITM: 450 places

Just before the final five tables was formed, Singapore’s Feng “dynastyzhao” Zhao fell in 41st place to Ryan “ScottyDoesntNo” Franklin with AsJh top two pair losing to 10d9d flush on a board 7h6dAd7dJc. Series champion Nuno “Albertov” Capucho busted 38th on a three way, and was followed by Thailand’s Kannapong “Sakooh” Thanarattrakul (36th) with Ks10c top pair dominated by Nikita “VSMPZD” Kuznetsov”s 2d2c set on a board 2hKhJhAh3s. Next Asian to tumble was China’s Chao “Butterthelab” Tang (34th) who gambled with Ks7s that lost to Joe “assisup4rent” Serock AcQs

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One hour later, Brazil’s Edson “CrownUpTsu” Tsutsumi pushed on a board Jc8d9s10d2h, Kartik “Mandovi” Ved tank-called for all his chips with QsJs straight only to bust in 27th place to KcQd higher straight. China’s Xinlong “XLongHuang” Huang joined the rail in 17th place with A10 beaten by AQ. 

At the final 16, Christine “Yunaa” Do was dead last with 10.8 BB and Dimitrios Farmakoulis just one notch higher with 13.9 BB. Only two WSOP decorated players remained, bracelet winner Thomas Cazayous and 5x ring / bracelet winner Mike Leah. After Serock eliminated Sebastian “Weizen” Gaehl (16th – US$ 90,324), Espen Uhlen “COVFEFE-19” Joerstad put the brakes on Cazayous (15th – US$ 90,324) with KsQh spiking the queen to dust As8h. Nicolo “Do-What-You-lov3” Bartolone AhJh cleaned out Leah Ad9d (13th – US$ 103,870), Serock’s JsJd held against As10d to bounce out Australia’s Matthew “Un Gamja!” Wakeman (11th – US$ 119,449), “Yunaa” doubled up with AhKd both pairing up to survive Joerstad’s 9h9c, and Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev’s Js10d jack on the flop outdrew Bartolone’s AsKd to end the day with the final 9 players established. Bartolone walked away with US$ 137,363. 

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Asia Pacific players ITM

Matthew “Un Gamja!” Wakeman (11th), Xinglong “XLongHuang” Huang (17th), Kartik “Mandovi” Ved (27th), Chao “Butterthelab” Tang (34th), Kannapong “Sakooh” Thanarattrakul (36th), Feng “dynastyzhao” Zhao (41st), Vishal “SpewSolver” Bajaj (83rd), Jinho Hong (97th), Thananat Therdtakoonrat (117th), Tetsuya “jacky chun” Enoki (119th), Pranav Bang (164th), Shota “Daniel Negranue” Murakami (174th), Eummi “storycruise” Kwon (218th), Raghav “TheCooon” Bansal (220th), Kosei Ichinose (241st), Kitty Kuo (267th), Xue “xuesong” Song (301st), Jingxiang “Fuzzy Wuzzy!” Ong (320th), Anson Tsang (332nd), Wei Guo “SPARK1207” Liang (336th), Gaurav “Haversham” Sood (346th), Dicky “Floatinworld” Tsang (358th), Xuming “scplayer” Qi (365th), Qibing “degenkaliu” Wang (384th), Hyungyu “GHSLG” Park (391st), Thai Loc “MinaNina” Le (393rd), Hon Cheong “GoodahGoodah” Lee (397th), Huahuan “F7588” Feng (404th), Chi Jen “PetitFoxxx” Chu (410th), Fan Chih Wei (423rd), Stevan Chew (437th), and Hojin “Nalra” Kim

Final week bracelet events

September 9: WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em
September 11: WSOP #30: $525 WSOP Beat the Pros [Freezeout]

Phased Events – Day 1 flights running

September 12: WSOP #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival [Final Day]
September 12: WSOP #32: $210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLIONS [Final Day]
September 12: WSOP #33: $500 The Closer [Final Day] 

2021 WSOP Online bracelet events stats

WSOP #1 – #27 prize pool: US$ 78,362,936.10
Seven figure prize pools: 22 events
Cumulative entries: 95,702
First time bracelet winners: 21
Natural8 champions: 3 
Million dollar payouts: 2 
Multiple final tables: 17 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 #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship – US$ 20,000,000
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 #15: $10K Heads Up NLH Championship  – Arthur Conan – France – US$ 466,167
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
WSOP #25: #777 LUCKY SEVENS 7-Handed NLH – David “Z0NEDin” Jackson – USA – US$ 194,178
WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH – Alexandru Papazian – Romania – US$ 241,127

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
WSOP #25: #777 LUCKY SEVENS 7-Handed NLH – US$ 1,486,634.10
WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH – US$ 1,982,460
WSOP #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship – US$ 20,000,000

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
Alexandru Papazian – WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH

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
USA – 2
Germany – 1
Hungary – 1 
Korea – 1
Lithuania – 1
Israel – 1
Finland – 1
Ukraine – 1
Portugal – 1
France – 1 
Romania – 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 

Arthur Conan
4th – WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500
1st – WSOP #15: $10K Heads Up NLH Championship 

Lucio “Wizard0fAz” Lima
1st – WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH 
5th – WSOP #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS 7-Handed NLH

Michael Watson 
3rd – WSOP #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE Pot Limit Omaha
4th – WSOP #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS 7-Handed NLH

Nikola Minkov 
5th – WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500
7th – WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH 

Eugenio “Ausestep_255” Pernia 
7th – WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500
9th – WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH 

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 – 8,483.44 points
Vincent “Moist” Huang – New Zealand – 4,140.24 points
Luke “Imar54” Martinelli – New Zealand – 4,012.35 points
David “MPEW299” Wang – Malaysia – 2,630.26 points
David Yan – Australia – 2,510.66 points
BeginAgain – New Zealand – 2,411.02 points

Latin America
Rafael “riskgambler” Furlanetto – Brazil – 8,437.90 points
Eduardo Augusto Pires – Brazil – 5,910.42 points
Marcelo Asensio – Brazil – 5,504.11 points
Luciano Santos de Hollanda – 5,201.51 points
Assad “KammyStyyle” Kamran – Argentina – 4,638.98 points 
Allison Eleres – Brazil – 4,379.44 points
Daan “DaanOss” Mulders – Mexico – 4,169.51 points

Rest of World 
Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis – Lithuania – 8,045.46 points
Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – 7,479.82 points
Isaac Haxton – Canada – 6,781.16 points

Taiwan 
Pete Chen – 4,553.06 points
Yen-liang “yao_poker” Yao – 2,847.70 points
“SuperB2000” – 1,397.42

Thailand 
George Kitsios – 3,225.32 points
Sorakit “LuffyJd” Saengcharuern – 2,103.07 points
Jitlada “SpeedWrap” Boonnak – 1,193.66

Vietnam
Ahn Nguyen “LittleFishVN” Ngoc – 1,805.16 points
Van Phinh “QuiCoc” Nguyen – 1,308.9 points
“huethuong89” – 1,010.35 points

Japan 
Kazuki “8809” Ikeuchi – 2,220.70 points
Takashi “IKAIKA” Ogura – 1,598.60 points

Hong Kong 
Dicky Siu Hang “Floatinworld” Tsang – 6,049.12 points
Edward “edyam1” Yam – 2,530.92 points

India
Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – 5,458.26 points
Abhinav “OBellaCiao” Iyer – 2,584.69

Exclusive Natural8 promos

To give more value to your buck, Natural8 players can expect added incentives amounting to US$ 400,000 up for grabs running 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
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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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