2021 WSOP Online [International] pays out over $90M; Final wrap includes Asia Pacific stats & Natural8 promo results

The 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International] concluded its 43 day run at online platform Natural8GG Network with 33 bracelets awarded and over US$ 90.1 Million paid out. In addition, the side events hauled in US$ 104.5+ Million for a grand prize pool exceeding US$ 194,685,000. Here’s a breakdown of the series, including top Asia Pacific performers and Natural8 promo results.

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2021 WSOP Online bracelet events stats

WSOP #1 – #33 prize pool: US$ 90,176,806.10
Seven figure prize pools: 26 events
Cumulative entries: 127,969
First time bracelet winners: 28
Biggest earner: Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev – MAIN EVENT – US$ 2,543,072
Most bracelets: Brazil
Natural8 champions: 3 
Million dollar payouts: 6
Multiple final tables: 22 players 

Fields and Prize Pools

Largest phased field: WSOP #1: $50 The Return NLH – 30,810 entries
Largest two day event: 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 (two day event): 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

Bracelets breakdown

Brazil – 6
WSOP #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event – Joao Simao – US$ 206,075
WSOP #4: $800 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH – Thiago “IneedWasabi” Macedo – US$ 161,636
WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – Eduardo Pires – US$ 1,384,013
WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH – Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima – US$ 91,204
WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500 – Renan Carlos Bruschi – US$ 150,326
WSOP #20: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout – Eduardo Cappellaro “Ghazbaran” Rodrigues – US$ 212,815

Russia – 3 
MAIN EVENT Online Championship – Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev – US$ 2,543,072
WSOP #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship – Radmir “KOPOBA” Sadirov – US$ 169,110
WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha – Dmitry Yurasov – US$ 92,710

Poland – 3
WSOP #1: $50 The Return NLH – Bartlomiej “Chester20o” Swieboda – US$ 161,110
WSOP #5: $315 Bounty Deepstack No Limit Hold’em – Kacper Pyzara – US$ 79,789
WSOP #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship – Dominik Panka – US$ 185,228 

Italy – 2
WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship – Nicolo Molinelli – US$ 88,461 
WSOP #22: $400 COLOSSUS – Armando D’avanzo – US$ 409,007

Greece – 2 
WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em – Georgios Sotiropoulos – US$ 117,022
WSOP #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH – Alexandros Theologis – US$ 1,212,032

USA – 2
WSOP #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller – Erik Seidel – US$ 977,842
WSOP #25: #777 LUCKY SEVENS 7-Handed NLH – David “Z0NEDin” Jackson – US$ 194,178

France – 2
WSOP #15: $10K Heads Up NLH Championship  – Arthur Conan – US$ 466,167
WSOP #33: $500 The Closer – Arnaud “Chocolatine” Enselme – US$ 360,223

Ukraine – 2
WSOP #19: $840 6 Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em – Andrii Derzhypilskyi – US$ 154,322
WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em – Vlad Martynenko – US$ 250,198

Canada – 2
WSOP #30: $525 Beat the Pros [Freezeout] – Jase “RetiredFedor” Regina – US$ 75,342
WSOP #32: $210 Bounty Double MILLION$ – Ruslan “Sovs20” Rishko – US$ 194,095

Germany – 1
WSOP #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship – Daniel Smiljkovic – US$ 423,426

Hungary – 1 
WSOP #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – Roland “Quina Quen” Czika – US$ 55,369

Korea – 1 
WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em – Keun Woo “POLALIFE!” Lee – US$ 635,575

Lithuania – 1
WSOP #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship – Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – US$ 268,926

Finland – 1
WSOP #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH – Samuel Vousden – US$ 274,519

Israel – 1
WSOP #17: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty] – Gabi “kidrurim” Livshitz – US$ 152,165

Portugal – 1
WSOP #23: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH – Nuno “Albertov” Capucho – US$ 190,273

Romania – 1
WSOP #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH – Alexandru Papazian – US$ 241,127

Hong Kong – 1
WSOP #31: ¥815 Zodiac Autumn Festival – Henry “Coke@Macu” Luo – CN¥563,256 (~US$ 87,403)

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

Asia Pacific: Bracelet winners

Keun Woo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – 1st place at WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em
Henry “Coke@Macu” Luo – Hong Kong – 1st place WSOP #31: ¥815 Zodiac Autumn Festival 

Seven figure earners

Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev – MAIN EVENT – US$ 2,543,072
Edson “CrownUpTsu” Tochimitsu Tsutsumi Jr – MAIN EVENT – US$ 1,907,034
Nikita “VSMPZD” Kuznetsov – MAIN EVENT – US$ 1,430,073
Eduardo Pires – $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – US$ 1,384,013
Alexandros Theologis – $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH – US$ 1,212,032
Christine “Yunaa” Do – MAIN EVENT – US$ 1,072,405

Asia Pacific: Six figure earners

Keunwoo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – US$ 635,575
Xiongbin “zxb8553624” Zhang – China – US$ 498,114
Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – India – US$ 357,408
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima – Japan – US$ 306,706
Xuming “scplayer” Qi – China – US$ 306,145
Kazuki “8809” Ikeuchi – Japan – US$ 270,127
Yi “jolen” Wang – China – US$ 268,018
Qibing “degenkaliu” Wang – China – US$ 205,859
Zac “Psychedelic” Duce – Australia – US$ 154,372
Tarun “AreYouAhead” Goyal – India – US$ 129,337
Cuong “CLVT” Trinh – Vietnam – US$ 120,810
Soo Jo “choleeek89” Kim – South Korea – US$ 119,674
Xuejian “LuckyCat00” Li – China – US$ 113,022

Asia Pacific: ROAD TO VEGAS package winners

Abhinav “OBellaCiao” Iyer – India
Apratim “checm@te” Sharma – India
Kazuki “8809” Ikeuchi – Japan
Koki “kirrard28” Kudo – Japan
Vincent “Moist” Huang – Australia
Sean “Raggaz” Ragozzini – Australia
“Gemini8” – Singapore

*Package includes US$ 10K WSOP Main Event entry, seven nights at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and $1,250 travel expenses

Natural8: Team Bling US$ 10K Sponsorship Package winners

Joao Simao – WSOP #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event
Eduardo Augusto Pires – WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH
Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – WSOP #13: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship 

Most final tables: Stanislav Kuvaev

8th – WSOP #3: $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship
5th – WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH 
3rd – WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 

Asia Pacific: Multi final tables

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

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

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

Asia Pacific: Highest final table turnout

WSOP #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK NLH
1st Keun Woo “POLALIFE!” Lee – Korea – US$ 635,575
3rd Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – India – US$ 357,408
4th Yi “jolen” Wang – China – US$ 268,018
7th Xuejian “LuckyCat00” Li – China – US$ 113,022
9th Manish “thekid” Lakhotia – India – US$ 63,557

WSOP #33: $500 The Closer 
2nd Kazuki “8809” Ikeuchi – Japan – US$ 270,127
6th Ryosuke “allin-ryo” Matsumoto – Japan – US$ 85,421
7th Koki “kirrard28” Kudo – Japan – US$ 64,057
8th Ethan “Bubbles12” Reid – Australia – US$ 48,036
9th Qiu “yuyue105200” Kefei – China – US$ 36,022

WSOP #31: ¥815 Zodiac Autumn Festival 
1st Henry “Coke@Macu” Luo – Hong Kong – CN¥563,256
4th Ryosuke “KBD05” Kubodera – Japan – CN¥ 237,522
6th Yuhan “HansNeverLose” Liu – China – CN¥ 133,568
8th Sota “shishi44” Yamashita – Japan – CN¥ 75,111

Asia Pacific: 2nd place finishers

China 
Xuming “scplayer” Qi – WSOP #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship – US$ 306,145
Lei “A LEI” Yang – WSOP #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – US$ 40,032
Qibing “degenkaliu” Wang – WSOP #16: $1,050 GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH – US$ 205,859
Dian Feng “Shandongmenghu” Wang – WSOP #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship – US$ 107,117

Japan
Kosuke “PXR-51” Tajima – WSOP #22: $400 COLOSSUS – US$ 306,706
Kazuki “8809” Ikeuchi – WSOP #33: $500 The Closer  – US$ 270,127

Vietnam
Cuong “CLVT” Trinh – WSOP #1: $50 The Return – US$ 120,810

Taiwan
Yen-liang “yao_poker” Yao –  WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em – US$ 90,371

Hong Kong
Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang – WSOP #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH – US$ 66,918

Asia Pacific: Multiple side event wins

Wei Zhao – China – 10 wins
Shota “shorta222” Nakanishi – 4 wins 
Joshua McCully – Australia – 4 wins

2021 WSOP Online champions

MAIN EVENT Online Championship – Aleksei “Ha KoJleHu” Vandyshev – Russia – US$ 2,543,072

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: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH – Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima – Brazil – US$ 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: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH – Nuno “Albertov” Capucho – Portugal – US$ 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
WSOP #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship – Dominik Panka – Poland – US$ 185,228
WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em – Vlad Martynenko – Ukraine – US$ 250,198
WSOP #30: $525 Beat the Pros [Freezeout] – Jase “RetiredFedor” Regina – Canada – US$ 75,342
WSOP #31: ¥815 Zodiac Autumn Festival – Henry “Coke@Macu” Luo – Hong Kong – CN¥563,256 (~US$ 87,403)
WSOP #32: $210 Bounty Double MILLION$ – Ruslan “Sovs20” Rishko – Canada – US$ 194,095
WSOP #33: $500 The Closer – Arnaud “Chocolatine” Enselme – France – US$ 360,223

Seven figure prize pools

$5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship – US$ 20,000,000

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 #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship – US$ 2,128,000
WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em – US$ 1,863,900
WSOP #32: $210 Bounty Double MILLION$ – US$ 2,832,400
WSOP #33: $500 The Closer – US$ 3,373,925

Natural8: WSOP Amazing Race winners

Asia Pacific
Joshua McCully – New Zealand – 11,340.03 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package
Vincent “Moist” Huang – New Zealand – 5,817.14 points – $3,000 WSOP LiveX Package 
Luke “Imar54” Martinelli – New Zealand – 4,513.52 points – $2,000 WSOP LiveX Package
Dylan “ReBuyofDie” Foster – New Zealand – 3,108.25 – T$ 1,000
David Yan – Australia – 2,862.46 points – T$ 1,000
Hun Wei Lee – 2,847.99 points – T$ 1,000

Latin America 
Rafael “riskgambler” Furlanetto – Brazil – 10,333.68 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package
Eduardo Augusto Pires – Brazil – 6,534.96 points – $3,000 WSOP LiveX Package 
Luciano Santos de Hollanda – 6,047.61 points – $2,000 WSOP LiveX Package 
Marcelo Asensio – Brazil – 5,891.64 points – $2,000 WSOP LiveX Package 
Assad “KammyStyyle” Kamran – Argentina – 5,155.92 points 
Allison Eleres – Brazil – 5,559.80 points – T$ 1,000
Assad “KammyStyyle” Kamran – Argentina – 5,333.25 points – T$ 1,000
Pablo “SingleLeg” Wesley – Brazil – 4,526.78 points – T$ 1,000

Rest of World 
Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas – 9,714.03 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package 
Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis – Lithuania – 9,649.66 points – $3,000 WSOP LiveX Package

Taiwan 
Pete Chen – 5,015.68 points –  $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package
Yen-liang “yao_poker” Yao – 2,936.56 points – $3,000 WSOP LiveX Package

Thailand 
George Kitsios – 3,313.01 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package 
Sorakit “LuffyJd” Saengcharuern – 2,368.68 points – $3,000 WSOP LiveX Package 

Vietnam
Tien Thanh “Terryboom” Nguyen – 1,878.33 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package
Ahn Nguyen “LittleFishVN” Ngoc – 1,858.79 points – $3,000 WSOP LiveX Package

Japan 
Kazuki “8809” Ikeuchi – 4,777.46 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package

Hong Kong
Dicky Siu Hang “Floatinworld” Tsang – 7,273.95 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package 

India 
Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – 5,870.08 points – $5,000 WSOP LiveX Package 

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
Phil “Flip888” Woodhead – 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

Week 5
“datfigga” – Canada – 851.94
“Hoxi888” – Thailand – 624.04
Van Phinh “QuiCoc” Nguyen – Vietnam – US$ 457.42

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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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