2021 WSOP Online [International]: Roland Czika strikes gold at the Double Chance PLO; N8 Michael Watson finishes third

Another dream gold locked up at the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International] with Roland “Quina Quen” Czika emerging victorious at the WSOP #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO. Czika became the sixth player from his country to win a coveted bracelet and the first in this series. Also running well was Natural8 player Michael Watson who finished in 3rd place. Check out our event recap, updated N8 leaderboards, and other festival stats down below. 

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The international bracelet series has been running for two straight weeks at online platform Natural8 [GG Network] and there’s plenty more to look forward to with games ongoing until September 12. The festival features US$ 53+ Million in guaranteed prize pools. To date, over US$ 18 Million has been paid out with 7 events pulling in seven figures. 23 coveted bracelets are still up for grabs. For players that sign up on Natural8, expect plenty of added perks amounting to US$ 400,000 in exclusive prizes. Natural8 players Joao Simao and Eduardo Augusto Pires have already won one of the Team Bling US$ 10,000 Sponsorship Packages. You can read up on those perks at the bottom of the page or via this link: 

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

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

The tenth bracelet of the series was for Omaha enthusiasts with the $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO heating up Saturday night. The two day event attracted 590 players with 385 re-entries for 975 total entries and a prize pool of US$ 366,600. After three hours of final table action, Hungary’s Roland “Quina Quen” Czika shipped it to capture his first ever WSOP title and bracelet. Along with the coveted merch, Czika earned a cool US$ 55,369 which more than exceeded his total tracked earnings of just US$ 10.3K.  

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Date: August 14
Buy in: US$ 400
Entries: 975 (590 uniques, 385 re-entries)
Prize pool: US$ 366,600
ITM: 152 places

Final table payouts 
1st Roland “Quina Quen” Czika – Hungary – US$ 55,369
2nd Lei “A LEI” Yang – China – US$ 40,032
3rd Michael Watson – Canada – US$ 28,944
4th Noam “lamalo21” Garama – Israel – US$ 20,927
5th Mariam “WsidomTree” Nozadze – Georgia – US$ 15,130
6th Arkadiusz “Noksukow” Liszewski – Poland – US$ 10,939
7th Stanislav “shrekpoker91” Halatenko – Ukraine – US$ 7,909

Leading up to the end of Day 1, a long list of Asia Pacific and Natural8 players profited, among them were Daisuke “REDJOE” Ogita (17th), Edward “edyam1” Yam (20th), Park Yu Sparrow “FacelessMan” Cheung (23rd), Teoh “Paul Teoh” Ming Juen (31st), Yen-liang “yao_poker” Yao (38th), Hok Yiu Lee (65th), Dingxiang “dydgg66” Ong, Abhishek “muckmuckgo” Goindi (70th), and Li-ta “Kench” Hsu (117th). This was also the first time Taiwanese pro / bracelet winner James Chen earned a piece of the pot, placing 32nd for US$ 1,793. Day 1 closed with 12 players remaining, led by China’s Lei “A LEI” Yang and closely trailed by Natural8 player Michael Watson

With only 5 busts needed to form the final table, it took just over half an hour to set. China’sKingofeast” was out 12th, Singapore’s Jingxiang “FuzzyWuzzy!” Ong was dusted in 11th place, George Wolff lost his chance at a second final table after falling 10th, Watson denied Vangelis “love4betting” Kaimakamis a second bracelet in 9th place, and India’s Pulkit Goyal missed the final table by one spot, taking 8th place. 

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Like the previous event, it was another all international lineup with players hailing from different countries. Yang maintained his lead while Israel’s Noam “lamalo21” Garama moved up to second rank. Ten minutes in, Yang tabled four of a kind Queens to end Ukraine player Stanislav “shrekpoker91” Halatenko in 7th place. Garama cleaned out the next two players, Poland’s Arkadiusz “Noksukow” Liszewski in 6th place and Georgia’s Mariam “WsidomTree” Nozadze in 5th. For Liszewski, it was another strong finish having placed 2nd at the 2021 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Main Event in June. 

The four handed round was a lengthy one, running for nearly an hour and a half before the next bust. With each player healthily stacked, they all took turns at the top and at bottom rank. At one point, Czika was deep in the danger zone with just 6 bb left but two double ups and a follow up pot sent him catapulting back to the top. Czika widened his lead by emptying out Garama in 4th place. At three handed, Watson was under fire with Yang and Czika shaving him down to 5 bb which was eventually claimed by Czika

Heads up opened with Czika up by 14 bb. It quickly grew to a 5:1 advantage. The desperate Yang was down to 11 bb when he shoved Ks9d5d2s draw on a turn board 3h2c10sQs, Czika snap called with KcQh9s7h top pair, the river Ac sealed the win and the gold bracelet for Czika

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August 19: WSOP #14: $500 THE BIG 500 [2 Day event]
August 21: WSOP #15: $10,000 Heads Up NLH Championship [128 cap]
August 22: WSOP #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, $2,000,000 GTD [2 Day event]
August 22: WSOP #17: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty], $1,000,000 GTD [Final Day]

*Day 1 flights currently ongoing

2021 WSOP Online bracelet events stats

WSOP #1 – #10 prize pool: US$ 18,046,699
Cumulative entries: 52,694
Biggest phased field: WSOP #1: $50 The Return NLH – 30,810 entries
Biggest one day entry field: WSOP #5: $315 Bounty Deepstack NLH – 2,989 entries
Biggest pot: WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – US$ 7,747,725
Smallest field: WSOP #3: $2500 Limit Hold’em Championship – 180 entries
Smallest pot: WSOP #9: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – US$ 366,600
First time bracelet winners: 8
Largest payout: WSOP #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – Eduardo Pires – US$ 1,384,013

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: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO – Roland “Quina Quen” Czika – US$ 55,369

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 

Bracelets by Country

Brazil – 4
Poland – 2
Italy – 1 
Greece – 1 
Germany – 1
Hungary – 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

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

Natural8 WSOP 2-in-1 Challenge Week 1 winners

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

Natural8 WSOP Amazing Race Leaderboard update (current top 3 for each category)

Asia Pacific 
Joshua McCully – New Zealand – 4,284.84 points
“Imar54” – New Zealand – 1,820.2 points
Stevan Chew – Indonesia – 1,144.1 points

Latin America
Eduardo Augusto Pires – Brazil – 3,618.51 points
Rafael “riskgambler” Furlanetto – Brazil – 3,158.92 points
Joao Simao – Brazil – 2,347.21 points

Rest of World
Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis – Lithuania – 2,706.96 points
“Rumukulus” – Austria – 2,404.79  points
Isaac Haxton – USA – 2,248.16  points

Taiwan 
Pete Chen – 1,581.24 points
Chih Wei “FanChihWei” Fan – 718.74 points
“Tze-wei” – 710.14 points

Thailand 
George Kitsios – Greece – 919.25 points
“LuffyJd” – 666 points
“PopDuck” – 488.55 points

Vietnam
Cuong “CLVT” Trinh – 925.98 points
“19_01” – 603.9 points
“AndyPokerV” – 570.72 points

Japan 
Shota “shorta222” Nakanishi – 479.91 points
“Tezyy” – 452.5 points
J Lin – 394.23 points

Hong Kong 
Dicky Siu Hang “Floatingworld” Tsang – 3127.25 points
Anson Tsang – 967.23  points
Vincent Kwun Ngai Li – 655.15 points

India
Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – 1,683.04 points
Abhinav “OBellaCiao” Iyer – 1,141.45 points
Gaurav “Haversham” Sood – 810.27 points

*China results listed under APAC category

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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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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