2021 WSOP Online [International]: Vlad Martynenko wins career first gold bracelet at the FIFTY STACK NLH; Only four bracelets left

After six weeks of nonstop games, the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [International] is down to its final weekend. 28 bracelets have already been claimed with Ukraine’s Vlad Martynenko as the newest champion. Martynenko captured the coveted gold at the WSOP #29: $1,50 0 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em. Also running deep were Stanislav Kuvaev who became the first player to reach three final tables in this series and Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar who was on a back to back appearance. Asia’s last hope, Hong Kong pro Tan Shing “Anson” Tsang, missed the final table by one spot.

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Check out our event recap, updated Natural8 leaderboards, and other festival stats down below. For those just tuning in, only four bracelets remain. Make sure to sign up on Natural8 for added perks and exclusive prizes. You can read up on those incentives at the bottom of the page. 

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

WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em – Vlad Martynenko – US$ 250,198

The WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em drew 844 players with 464 re-entering for 1,308 total entries and a prize pool of US$ 1,863,900. Ukrainian online pro Vlad Martynenko closed it out in just under four hours of final day play to capture his first ever gold bracelet and a career high payout of US$ 250,198. Also cashing in were four stakers who bought shares of the champion. Among them was Canadian pro Shawn Buchanan who earned 5%. Martynenko followed in the footsteps of WSOP #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty No Limit Hold’em champion Andrii Derzhypilskyi to bring Ukraine its second win in this series. As a regular on the GG Network, Martynenko has accrued well over US$ 5.2 Million in earnings. One of his wins was for US$ 72,557 at last year’s WSOP $1,500 Deep Stack side event. 

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Final Day recap

Date: September 9 to 10
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 1,308 (844 uniques, 464 re-entries)
Prize pool: US$ 1,863,900
ITM: 215 places

The final day kicked off with 20 players remaining. USA’s Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka was the only player with over 100 BB, and continued his ascent by railing four players before the final table was formed. The last Asian remaining was Hong Kong pro Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang who entered in 19th rank and landed two double ups to climb out of the danger zone. His first was JhJd staying ahead of KsQs then 8s8d also holding against overcards. However, on the bubble round to the final table, small blind Stefan “C3H5N3O6” Lehner pushed preflop with 10h3d, big blind Tsang risked it with KcQh, the board ran 2s8c3h10c2h to send him out in 10th place. (Hand pictured below)

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The final table saw two WSOP bracelet winners on the virtual round namely, Sweden’s Simon Klas Lofberg and Hungary’s Peter “MrDagobert” Traply. Both players were also the shortest stacks. Back for his third final table in this series was Russia’s Stanislav Kuvaev; returning as well was Israel’s Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar who reached the final table of the previous event. Up top was Jaka with a massive 140 BB stack which was more than double that of second ranked Vlad Martynenko with average at 45.4. BB. Jaka also carried in the most WSOP experience with 65 cashes amounting to over US$ 1.5 Million. 

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It took 2.5 hours for Martynenko to seize the gold. Within the first half hour, Lofberg fell to Amar with pocket Aces dominating pocket Eights, Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk bad beat Traply with 10d10h improving to a full house to dust QdQc, and Jaka outdrew Tzlil “opener” Ozer with Qc9c flush beating Ad10d on a board 6c7s2d5c2c

The next hour saw another three drop out with Martynenko getting lucky twice. He was all in with 5d5c, Amar had QcQs, the board ran 9c4s5h3c5s for quads Fives. On Martynenko’s next showdown, he avoided the rail when his JcJs improved to a set to double up through Kosk’s QsQh. Kuvaev finished off Kosk, and Jaka did the same to Lehner to bring it down to the final three. Lehner walked away with a career high six figure payout of US$ 105,507. 

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The battle for the gold intensified at three handed. Jaka had over half the chips in play but couldn’t keep the shorter stacks from attacking and shaving him down. Martynenko picked up multiple big pots to tighten the gap then took the lead on an uncalled river shove on a board 7s4c9h8c6c. From there, Martynenko kept climbing while Jaka and Kuvaev struggled to stay afloat. Kuvaev dropped to 5 BB then lost it to Jaka. Heads up was all of one hand. Jaka pushed with Ad6d, Martynenko had As7d, the board ran 4s7c2s8s8h

Final table payouts

1st Vlad Martynenko – Ukraine – US$ 250,198
2nd Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka – USA – US$ 187,621
3rd Stanislav Kuvaev – Russia – US$ 140,696
4th Stefan “C3H5N3O6” Lehner – Austria – US$ 105,507
5th Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk – Estonia – US$ 79,119
6th Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar – Israel – US$ 59,331
7th Tzlil “opener” Ozer – Israel – US$ 44,492
8th Peter “MrDagobert” Traply – Hungary – US$ 33,364
9th Simon Klas Lofberg – Sweden – US$ 25,019

Final week bracelet events

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 – #29 prize pool: US$ 82,354,836.10
Seven figure prize pools: 24 events
Cumulative entries: 98,074
First time bracelet winners: 23
Natural8 champions: 3 
Million dollar payouts: 2 
Multiple final tables: 21 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: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLH – Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima – Brazil – US$ 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: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH – Nuno “Albertov” Capucho – US$ 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

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
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

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 – 3
Italy – 2
Greece – 2 
Russia – 2
USA – 2
Ukraine – 2
Germany – 1
Hungary – 1 
Korea – 1
Lithuania – 1
Israel – 1
Finland – 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 
3rd – WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 

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 

David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov
5th – WSOP #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 
4th – WSOP #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship 

Chris Moorman 
4th – WSOP #6: $200 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em
7th – WSOP #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship

Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar
3rd – WSOP #28: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship
6th – WSOP #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 

Natural8 Exclusive Promo results

Natural8 Team Bling Sponsorship Package winners

Joao Simao – WSOP #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event – US$ 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 Amazing Race Leaderboard update

Asia Pacific
Joshua McCully – New Zealand – 10,011.9 points
Vincent “Moist” Huang – New Zealand – 5,484.47 points
Luke “Imar54” Martinelli – New Zealand – 4,118.96 points
David “MPEW299” Wang – Malaysia – 2,630.26 points
David Yan – Australia – 2,607.51 points
Hun Wei Lee – 2,607.51 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

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

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
$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

Last weekend ahead so stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you final 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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