China’s Jifeng Huang wins 2021 WSOPC Winter Online Main Event; USA’s David Miscikowski runner up; final festival results and Asia highlights

The 2021 World Series of Poker Winter Circuit Online came to a close with the biggest win going to Asia. The newest hero was China’s Jifeng “Snakey” Huang who shipped the Main Event for a career high US$ 664,725. Along with the cash, Huang locked up the WSOPC championship ring and became the fourth player to win from the region.

That wraps up the series which ran from December 12 to January 15 at Natural8-GGNet. Over US$ 145.6 Million was paid out and 18 rings awarded. India’s Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni was the only player to walk away with a N8 LiveX $10K Sponsorship Package. We’ve got the final results and other festival highlights for you down below.

China’s Jifeng “Snakey” Huang wins Main Event for US$ 664,725

The Main Event saw a massive turnout of 14,235 entries, and with buy-in at US$ 525 each, it absolutely crushed the $5M guarantee in exchange for a mightier US$ 7,117,500 prize pool. Out of the 2,081 Day 2 qualifiers, a substantial 1,500 earned a cut. Just past the 8th hour of play, USA’s David Miscikowski denied Australias Jason “Cracked_” Pritchard in 10th place with Jd9h spiking the nine to dust QsJh to form the final table.

Miscikowski was already running hot at the series with a deep third place finish at Ring #5: SUPER MILLION$ High Roller NLH. He was also the only WSOP bracelet holder at the final table, and with his overwhelming big stack, he hoped to match it up with a ring. 

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WSOP Winter Circuit Online – Main Event

The chase resumed five days later. Among the contenders were several players from Asia looking to bring home a fourth ring for the region. After three and a half hours of play, China’s Jifeng “Snakey” Huang did just that, eliminating the last three players to secure the title, the championship ring, and the US$ 664,725 first prize. This was Huang’s largest recorded score. Prior to the win, Huang shipped the WSOPC Series $1,050 Saturday Knockout HR Bounty side event for US$ 33,636 and placed 9th at Ring #11: $1,500 6-Handed Championship for US$ 17,238. Huang has over US$ 782K in GGNet winnings. 

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David Miscikowski – Photo Credit: WSOP

For runner up Miscikowski, it was another strong finish for a score of US$ 498,472, however, he was in danger of early elimination. At seven handed, Miscikowski dropped to the shortest stack with just 7 bb left then got back on track with two double ups. Like Miscikowksi, Uruguay’s Rodrigo “Sepico77” Presutti was also on his second final table having placed 6th at Ring #11: $1,500 6-Handed Championship. After Bulgaria’s Georgi Sandev busted to Huang in 4th place, Huang amassed a monster lead that neither Presutti nor Miscikowski could overcome. Natural8 player Vu Duc “Taicu” Tai settled for 8th place. 

Buy in: US$ 525
Guarantee: US$ 5,000,000
Entries: 14,235
Final day qualifiers: 2,081
Prize pool: US$ 7,117,500
ITM: 1,500 places 

Final table payouts

1st Jifeng “Snakey” Huang” – China – US$ 664,725
2nd David Miscikowski – USA – US$ 498,472
3rd Rodrigo “SePico77” Presutti – Uruguay – US$ 373,801
4th Georgi Sandev – Bulgaria – US$ 280,311
5th “hamzes” – Austria – US$ 210,203
6th Naoya “Giriri7” Katagiri – Japan – US$ 157,630
7th Chunyang “NanaPS” Hao – China – US$ 118,206
8th Vu Duc “Taicu” Tai – Vietnam – US$ 88,642
9th Nikita “FatGarry” Kupchin – Russia – US$ 66,472

Ring Winners from Asia

MAIN EVENT: Jifeng “Snakey” Huang – China – US$ 664,725

Ring #1: Aniket “lockstock” Waghmare – India – BIG 50 MILLION$ – US$ 89,738
Ring #3: Wei Guo “SPARK1207” Liang – China – Deepstack Championship – US$ 182,219
Ring #17: Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – India – GGMasters HR Freezeout – US$ 219,808 (Natural8)

In addition to the four Asian ring winners were four runner ups and 19 other final table finishers. India’s Sam “Lokimon” Anand, Japanese rising star Nana “Nanacharachan” Sanechika, and two Chinese players nearly joined the winner’s circle in 2nd place. Hong Kong player “TUTUTUTUTUTUTU” was the only Asian to reach two final tables. Here’s a breakdown: 

MAIN EVENT
6th Naoya “Giriri7” Katagiri – Japan – US$ 157,630
7th Chunyang “NanaPS” Hao – China – US$ 118,206
8th Vu Duc “Taicu” Tai – Vietnam – US$ 88,642

Ring #1: BIG 50 MILLION$
2nd Nana “Nanacharachan” Sanechika – Japan – US$ 67,294
3rd En Ching “Pizza Hut” Wu – Taiwan – US$ 50,463
7th “TUTUTUTUTUTUTU” – Hong Kong – US$ 15,958
8th Wen Chi “Rebirth_fish” Wang – Taiwan – US$ 11,966

Ring #4: SUPER SIX Bounty NLH
2nd Yunlong “maxiajiang” Qian – China – US$ 49,010
5th Chin Wei “davidchien88” Chien – Taiwan – US$ 20,957

Ring #7: PLO Championship
7th King Yin “pokerfrank” Liu – Hong Kong – US$ 18,487

Ring #8: LUCKY SEVENS Bounty NLH
4th Xuming “scplayer” Qi – China – US$ 34,164

Ring #9: MONSTER STACK NLH
2nd “VINSON88” – China – US$ 162,742
6th Peng “FxxXp” Yang – China – US$ 51,463
8th Hyunsup “dipper27” Kim – Korea – US$ 28,940

Ring #10: PLOSSUS
5th “irene-su” China – US$ 29,773

Ring #11: 6-Handed Championship
5th “jolly4566” – India – US$ 55,914

Ring #12: CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty NLH
7th “RockmuraKuppuku – Japan – US$ 18,944
9th Shanqi “smallyellowyu” Huang – China – US$ 12,770

Ring #13: DOUBLE STACK NLH
6th Wei Lun “PenangCKT” Loh – Malaysia – US$ 41,103

Ring #14: MILLION$ Mini Main Event
2nd Sam “Lokimon” Anand – India – US$ 152,839
8th “LRS2020” – China – US$ 25,459

Ring #15: Bounty Hunters Championship
8th Wenjie “Jerome001” Huang – China – US$ 28,785

Ring #17: GGMasters HR Freezeout
6th “TUTUTUTUTUTUTU” – China – US$ 52,124

Festival results

Ring #1 – #18 prize pool: US$ 35,248,022.80
Side events: US$ 110,390,800
Cumulative entries: 103,658 (ring events)
Largest field: $100 MILLION$ Mini Main Event – 25,625
Biggest pot: $525 Main Event – US$ 7,117,500
Richest ring event winner: Dario Sammartino – SUPER MILLION$ High Roller NLH – US$ 740,917
Natural8 winner: Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – $10K Package LiveX Sponsorship Package

Overlay: BIG 500 No Limit Hold’em – US$ 236,800

Ring Winners

MAIN EVENT: Jifeng “Snakey” Huang – China – US$ 664,725

Ring #1: Aniket “lockstock” Waghmare – India – BIG 50 MILLION$ – US$ 89,738
Ring #2: Adria Faura Calonge – Spain – BIG 500 NLH – US$ 251,427
Ring #3: Wei Guo “SPARK1207” Liang – China – Deepstack Championship – US$ 182,219
Ring #4: Vladimirs “justVOL” Sarigins – Latvia – SUPER SIX Bounty NLH – US$ 86,481
Ring #5: Dario Sammartino – Italy – SUPER MILLION$ High Roller NLH – US$ 740,917
Ring #6: Nenad “O O L” Djukic – Serbia – COLOSSUS – US$ 368,421
Ring #7: Tommi “wnbgambb” Lankinen – Finland – PLO Championship – US$ 129,414
Ring #8: Ole Schemion – Germany – LUCKY SEVENS Bounty NLH – US$ 89,568
Ring #9: “Futti18” – Poland – MONSTER STACK NLH – US$ 217,020
Ring #10: Andrey “Mr-Doberman” Nikonorov – Russia – PLOSSUS – US$ 136,309
Ring #11: Yulian “Ector” Bogdanov – Bulgaria – 6-Handed Championship – US$ 204,609
Ring #12: Silvio “valterzao” Costa – Portugal – CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty NLH – US$ 113,886
Ring #13: Sylvain “LaBeSSeRoyA” Cisterna – France – DOUBLE STACK NLH – US$ 154,605
Ring #14: Guilherme “wolverine27” Schreiber – Brazil – MILLION$ Mini Main Event – US$ 118,160
Ring #15: Christian Jeppsson – Sweden – Bounty Hunters Championship – US$ 209,989
Ring #16: Andreas Nasman – Finland – Thursday Thriller Bounty – US$ 49,995
Ring #17: Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni – India – GGMasters HR Freezeout – US$ 219,808

Event recaps

2021 WSOP WC Online recap: Ring winners #1 – #6
2021 WSOP WC Online recap: Ring winners #7 – #12
2021 WSOP WC Online recap: Ring winners #13 – #15
2021 WSOP WC Online recap: Ring winners #16 – #17

Multiple final tables

David Miscikowski
3rd – Ring #5: $10,300 Super MILLION$
2nd – $525 MAIN EVENT 

Rodrigo “Sepico77” Presutti
6th – Ring #11: $1,500 6-Handed Championship
3rd – $525 MAIN EVENT 

Ravid Garbi
2nd –  Ring #8 $777 LUCKY SEVENS Bounty No Limit Hold’em
4th – Ring #11 $1,500 6-Handed Championship No Limit Hold’em

Simon Mattsson
4th – Ring #3: $1,500 Deepstack Championship
5th – Ring #15: $2,100 Bounty Hunters Championship

Ognyan “fizoka” Dimov
9th – Ring #3 $1,500 Deepstack Championship
5th – Ring #5: $10,300 Super MILLION$ 

“TUTUTUTUTUTUTU”
7th – Ring #1: Big 50 MILLION$
6th – Ring #17: $1,050 GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH 

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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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