Double header at the 2021 WSOP Online [USA]; David Peters locks up third bracelet, Eric Van Auken wins one 

Busy day at the 2021 World Series of Poker Online [USA] with two bracelet events running simultaneously. In the aftermath, one of the world’s high ranking pros David “dpeters17” Peters clinched the WSOP #25: No Limit Hold’em Lucky 7’s High Roller for his career third WSOP gold bracelet and Eric Van Auken claimed his first at the WSOP #26: No Limit Hold’em The Big 500 Encore. Other players running well were Ryan “Protential” Laplante and Justin “PocketProfit” Wong, both reaching their series second final table while Corey “Corgasm” Paggeot was on a back to back final table appearance.

The ongoing series is down to its last week of games. Action kicked off on July 1 at online platform and runs until August 1. The online site is only accessible to players geo located in Nevada and New Jersey. Over US$ 14.1 Million has been paid out and 26 bracelets awarded. Only 7 bracelets remain. Check out our latest recaps and select WSOP updated stats down below.

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Remaining bracelet events

The series is down to just 7 WSOP gold bracelets, including the highlighted US$ 500 buy in No Limit Hold’em Grand Finale US$ 1 Million guaranteed. Here’s a look at the remaining schedule. 

July 26: WSOP #27: Pot Limit Omaha Championship – US$ 1,000 buy in
July 27: WSOP #28: NLH High Roller Championship – US$ 3,200 buy in
July 28: WSOP #29: NLH 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship – US$ 800 buy in
July 29: WSOP #30: NLH 6-Max Championship – US$ 600 buy in
July 30: WSOP #31: NLH Summer Saver – US$ 500 buy in
July 31: WSOP #32: No Limit Hold’em Championship – US$ 1,000 buy in
August 1: WSOP #33: NLH Grand Finale – US$ 1 MILLION guaranteed – US$ 500 buy in

WSOP #25: NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller – David “dpeters17” Peters – US$ 283,940

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The first one million dollar pot was formed at the WSOP #25: No Limit Hold’em Lucky 7’s High Roller with 151 runners (113 uniques, 38 re-entries) forking out the hefty US$ 7,777 buy in for a handsome prize pool of US$ 1,113,927. This was the most expensive event of the series, which in turn became the richest to date. Out of all the big guns that marched for the gold, it was esteemed pro David “dpeters17” Peters clinching it for his career third WSOP bracelet. He also banked US$ 283,940 which currently is the largest first prize of the series. Peters has been running red hot this summer. Prior to this win, he took down three events in June at the PokerGO Tour U.S. Open in Las Vegas for a combined US$ 807,750 in first place payouts.

Taking a quick glance at Peters’ past WSOP achievements, in 2008 he bagged his first ever WSOP cash, title, and ring at the WSOP Circuit Caesars Palace. Two years later, he nearly snatched a bracelet, falling one spot short at the 2010 WSOP $1000 No Limit Hold’em. It wasn’t until 2016 did the dream finally become a reality. Peters won the 47th Annual WSOP $1500 No Limit Hold’em event for his first WSOP bracelet. He also collected a substantial US$ 412,557 which was his largest ever WSOP payout until the 2018 WSOP Europe €100,000 Kings Super High Roller where he banked €1,621,960 (US$ 1,848,000) for runner up. In 2020, Peters added a second bracelet to his treasure chest at the 2020 WSOP OnlineGGPoker $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship. To date, Peters has accrued US$ 4.6 Million in WSOP earnings. 

Aside from WSOP runs, Peters has a thick portfolio amounting to US$ 35 Million in tracked live earnings. With cashes dating back to 2006, he has brought home 26 victories and 8 seven figure payouts. His largest was for US$ 2,699,852 at the 2016 WPT National Philippines US$ 200K Triton Super High Roller Series. 

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Date: July 25, 2021
Buy in: US$ 7,777
Entries: 151 (113 uniques, 38 re-entries)
Prize pool: US$ 1,113,927
ITM: 36 places

Final table payouts

1st David “dpeters17” Peters – USA – US$ 283,940
2nd Charles “CherryHillPD” Hook – USA – US$ 175,444
3rd Ryan “Protential” Laplante – USA – US$ 120,638
4th Brandon “DrOctagon” Adams – USA – US$ 84,547
5th Joseph “GLOOTIE” Demestrio – USA – US$ 60,486
6th Christopher “Pay_Son” Staats – USA – US$ 44,780
7th Galen “turkmalloy” Hall – USA – US$ 33,529
8th Jason “EddieVedder” Koon – US$ 25,063 

Briefly recapping the event, with buy in at its highest, it was no surprise to see some of the world’s biggest players attack the virtual felt. Falling before the money were Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu, Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen, Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell, Nick “CashUsKlay” Schulman, Anthony “heheh” Zinno, and several series winners.

The final table was formed on a bad beat delivered by Galen “turkmalloy” Hall to Christopher “beturaise” Brewer with pocket Nines set on the turn burning pocket Queens. Eight players advanced to the final table, among them were three players seeking their second gold bracelet – Brandon “DrOctagon” Adams, Galen “turkmalloy” Hall, and Ryan “Protential” Laplante who was on his series second final table, chip leader Peters was hunting down his third bracelet, and notable pro Jason “EddieVedder” Koon was looking for his first. It took three hours for Peters to nail it shut. Along the way, Charles “CherryHillPD” Hook emptied out three players, Peters railed two which included Laplante in 3rd place. Despite the fall, Laplante still earned a healthy six figures.

Heads up opened with stacks at Peters 55 bb and Hook 77 bb. Although Peters was behind, he was the more experienced, especially having won a bracelet at the Heads Up Championship last year. The final chase ran for nearly one hour. On just the second hand, Peters jumped out front (hand pictured above) then proceeded to grind down Hook. Hook’s desperation came to an end when he was down to 7 bb. He shoved with Qd2h and fell to Peters’ 10c10s. Although Hook missed the gold, he still earned a career high US$ 175,444 for his strong finish while Peters snatched up his third bracelet and first series cash. 

WSOP #26: NLH The Big 500 Encore – Eric “88Bracelets” Van Auken – US$ 93,627

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Big turnout at The Big 500 Encore with 1,118 entries (729 uniques, 389 re-entries) for a worthy prize pool of US$ 503,100. New Jersey’s Eric “88Bracelets” Van Auken shipped it to lift the 26th gold bracelet of the series. This was Vanauken’s first major victory and largest career score of US$ 93,627

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Unlike all the previous events where at least one of the players at the final table were bracelet holders, at this event, everyone was hunting down their first. Among them were three ring winners Naichang “cncly1314” Chen, Dean “nikobellic99” Curreri, and Justin “pocketprofit” Wong. For Wong, it was his second final table appearance with a runner up finish at the WSOP #9: No Limit Hold’em 6-Max. Then there was Corey “Corgasm” Paggeot who was on a back to back final table. Paggeot placed 2nd just yesterday at the WSOP #24: No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack. 

Wong wasn’t able to better his previous finish, departing in 7th place, Curreri followed in 6th place, and Chen settled for 4th place. At three handed, Paggeot went on a shove spree that dried out his tank. His final push was As5d and was ousted by Domnick “Flow_Cold” Sarle KsKd. Heads up, Sarle was up 2:1 or in blinds, 62 bb to Van Auken’s 30 bb. Van Auken dropped even lower to a 6:1 disadvantage, however with the average still deep he closed the gap then took the lead on a higher two pair. On a board 5sAc3c6c7h, Sarle opened 5c7s, Van Auken As6h. From there, the lead switched multiple times until Van Auken shipped a double up with 8h8c straight over Ah10c on a board 7sJh10h5d9s. He closed it out on the next hand. 

Date: July 25, 2021
Buy in: US$ 500
Entries: 1,118 entries (729 uniques, 389 re-entries).
Prize pool: US$ 503,100
ITM: 167 places

Final table payouts

1st Eric “88Bracelets” Van Auken – USA – US$ 93,627
2nd Domnick “Flow_Cold” Sarle – USA – US$ 57,856
3rd Corey “Corgasm” Paggeot – USA – US$ 40,952
4th Naichang “cncly1314” Chen – USA – US$ 29,381
5th Tomasz “ToMRoX” Trelski – USA – US$ 21,331
6th Dean “nikobellic99” Curreri – USA – US$ 15,697
7th Justin “pocketprofit” Wong – USA – US$ 11,722
8th Jacob “tooletime13” Toole – USA – US$ 8,855
9th Jack “Borgia92” McClelland – USA – US$ 6,792

2021 WSOP Online bracelet events numbers and facts

WSOP #1 – #26 prize pool: US$ 14,100,067
Cumulative entries: 21,303
Biggest field: WSOP #10: No Limit Hold’em – 1,517 entries
Biggest pot: WSOP #25: NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller – US$ 1,113,927
Smallest field: WSOP #25: NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller – 151 entries
Smallest pot: WSOP #16: PLO8 6-Handed – US$ 268,920
Most unique players: WSOP #11: NLH Ultra Deepstack – 1,078 unique players
First time bracelet winners: 21
Deepest run by non USA player: Manig “Ohio77” Loeser (Germany) – WSOP #2 champion

2021 WSOP Online champions

WSOP #1: NLH The Big 500 Kick Off – Jose “deposit” Noboa – USA – US$ 105,161
WSOP #2: NLH Monster Stack – Manig “Ohio77” Loeser – Germany – US$ 104,313
WSOP #3: NLH Turbo Deepstack – Donnell “Spreezy52” Dais – USA – US$ 90,801
WSOP #4: NLH Super Turbo – Jeffery “Steelvikes7” Hoop – USA – US$ 73,861
WSOP #5: NLH 8-Max – Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams – USA – US$ 139,600
WSOP #6: NLH Deepstack – Tyler “ShipTheShip” Denson – USA – US$ 175,700
WSOP #7: NLH Lucky 7’s – Michael “Stiltwalk” Mercaldo – USA – US$ 123,574
WSOP #8: NLH Crazy Eights – Carlos “CarlosWelch” Welch – USA – US$ 124,369
WSOP #9: NLH 6-Max – Philip “wingsuiter” Beck – USA – US$ 81,534
WSOP #10: No Limit Hold’em – Michael “njnj17” Leib – USA – US$ 81,645
WSOP #11: NLH Ultra Deepstack – Vijay “Eclypzed” Para – USA – US$ 86,210
WSOP #12: NLH Turbo Deepstack – Bryan “Pellepelle Piccioli – USA – US$ 83,332
WSOP #13: NLH Freezeout – Ryan “Adopt_aDogg0” Leng – USA – US$ 108,654
WSOP #14: No Limit Hold’em – Gionni “COLDWARKID” Demers – USA – US$ 90,023
WSOP #15: $5,300 NLH High Roller Freezeout – Justin “Jsaliba2” Saliba – USA – US$ 253,800
WSOP #16: PLO8 6-Handed – Allen “Acnyc718” Chang – USA – US$ 61,934
WSOP #17: NLH 8-Max – Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka – USA – US$ 75,371
WSOP #18: NLH North American Open – James “Danfriel” Gilbert – USA – US$ 137,570
WSOP #19: PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed – Martin “BathroomLine” Zamani – USA – US$ 92,598
WSOP #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller – Sang “youngkoi” Lee – USA – US$ 241,768
WSOP #21: PLO 6-Handed – Bradley “DrStrange7” Ruben – USA – US$ 69,148
WSOP #22: NLH Knockout Freezeout – Anthony “Lastbullet” Kennedy – USA – US$ 46,796
WSOP #23: No Limit Hold’em Turbo – Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty – USA – US$ 67,207
WSOP #24: No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack – Byung “bhy101” Yoo – USA -US$ 77,475
WSOP #25: NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller – David “dpeters17” Peters – USA – US$ 283,940
WSOP #26: NLH The Big 500 Encore – Eric “88Bracelets” Van Auken – USA – US$ 93,627

Third career bracelet won

David “dpeters17” Peters – WSOP #25: NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller

Second career bracelet won

Bryan “Pellepelle Piccioli – WSOP #12: NLH Turbo Deepstack
Ryan “Adopt_aDogg0” Leng – WSOP #13: NLH Freezeout
Allen “Acnyc718” Chang – WSOP #16: PLO8 6-Handed
Bradley “DrStrange7” Ruben – WSOP #21: PLO 6-Handed

Top 5 champion payouts

WSOP #25: NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller – David “dpeters17” Peters – US$ 283,940
WSOP #15: NLH High Roller Freezeout – Justin “Jsaliba2” Saliba – US$ 253,800
WSOP #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller – Sang “youngkoi” Lee – USA – US$ 241,768
WSOP #6: NLH Deepstack – Tyler “ShipTheShip” Denson – USA – US$ 175,700
WSOP #5: NLH 8-Max – Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams – USA – US$ 139,600

Three final tables

Martin “BathroomLine” Zamani – 4TH (WSOP #4) and 5TH (WSOP #15), and 1st (WSOP #19)
Michael “helionic” Dyer – 9th (WSOP #6), 6th (WSOP #10), and 8th (WSOP #12)
John “Macallan25” Riordan – 7th (WSOP #15), 8th (WSOP #20), 6th (WSOP #24)

Two final tables

Joon “jykpoker” Kim – 9th (WSOP #3) and 2nd (WSOP #8)
Kenneth “ACE710” Neri – 3rd (WSOP #9) and 8th (WSOP #6)
Aaron “WompDatTHomp” Thivyanathan – 3rd (WSOP #2) and 6th (WSOP #9)
Ye “YUAN365” Yuan – 3rd (WSOP #1) and 4th (WSOP #12)
Jonas “Puffin_Nails” Wexler – 9th (WSOP #13) and 5th (WSOP #14)
Joshua “Zeal1906” Ray – 3rd (WSOP #5) and 6th (WSOP #15)
Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka – 6th (WSOP #2) and 1st (WSOP #17)
Felix “madenspauwke” Vandeput – 2nd (WSOP # 11) and 4th (WSOP #18)
John “thirteen” Del Rossi – 5th (WSOP #8) and 3rd (WSOP #19)
Christopher “Basile28” Basile – 2nd (WSOP #1) and 4th (WSOP #20)
Michael “BrockLesnar” Holtz – 9th (WSOP #15) and 2nd (WSOP #21)
Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen – 4th(WSOP #15) and 3rd (WSOP #21)
Ben “WhyIsGamora” Yu – 3rd (WSOP #6) and 4th (WSOP #21)
Troy “troyrlee” Lee – 6th (WSOP #17) and 5th (WSOP #21)
Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty – 5th (WSOP #22) and 1st (WSOP #23)
Ryan “Protential” Laplante – 5TH (WSOP #7) and 3rd (WSOP #25)
Corey “Corgasm” Paggeot – 2nd (WSOP #24) and 3rd (WSOP #26)
Justin “PocketProfit” Wong – 2nd (WSOP #9) and 7th (WSOP #26)

Most cashes by series champion

Martin “BathroomLine” Zamani – 9 cashes, 3 final tables

Final table berth by Asia Pacific players

Ye “YUAN365” Yuan – China – 3rd place (WSOP #1), 4th place (WSOP #12)

Stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you the final recaps of the ongoing series. All times and dates are listed in Las Vegas, Nevada time. 

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Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead 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 and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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