Natural8-WSOPC: Andres “chokitin” Korn wins a WSOPC Ring at the $800 Deepstack NLH Championship; Ukraine’s HuliGPN claims third side win

Eleven days have now breezed by at the Natural8 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021. The newest ring winner was Argentinian pro / WSOP bracelet holder Andres “chokitin” Korn who took down RING #8: $800 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em Championship. At the side events, USA’s Shawn Daniels pocketed six figures, and Ukraine’s HuliGPN shipped a third. To date, the ongoing series has paid out over US$ 39.5 Million across 281 events (8 ring events, 273 side events). Plenty of cash yet to be won with a total of US$ 100 Million promised. Also up for grabs are the last 12 WSOP Circuit Rings. The series runs through May 31st.

Next chance at the coveted merchandise is this weekend. Ring #9: $525 Bounty Deepstack No Limit Hold’em gets underway on May 16 at 02:05 HKT. The following day is RING #10: $100 HUNDRED STACK No Limit Hold’em taking place on May 17 at 02:05 HKT. Both events feature a US$ 500,000 guarantee. Another event players should not miss out on is Ring #11: $400 COLOSSUS featuring the largest guarantee yet of US$ 2.5 Million. Multiple Day 1 flights are running daily. Day 2 is on May 17 at 0405 HKT.

For newcomers, make sure to sign up to online platform Natural8 on the GG Network to avail of all the exclusive player incentives which include LiveX Sponsorship Packages from US$ 10,000 to US$ 50,000, exclusive WSOP Freerolls, 1.5x Cash Game Multiplier, and WSOP Flipouts. Ring #7: BIG 25 winner “Raggaz” has already won one of the LiveX Packages. You can read up on those perks at the bottom of the page.

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WSOPC by the numbers

Day 1 – 11 prize pool: US$ 39,568,831
Seven figure prize pools: 6 ring events, 5 side events
Rings awarded: 8
Side events: 273
Total entries: 313,362
Largest phased ring event: RING #7: BIG 25 – 61,456 entries
Most wins: Artur Martirosian, Alessandro Giannelli, HuliGPN – 3 side events
Most Ring Event final tables – Claas Segebrecht – 2 final tables

WSOP Circuit Ring winners

Ring #1: BangshifuChina – US$ 147,012.67
Ring #2: James “PHJ10” CarrollUSA – US$ 49,835.14
Ring #3: Mario MosboeckAustria – US$ 129,700.43
Ring #4: Uri “JimyT” ReichensteinIsrael – US$ 166,859.75
Ring #5: Jonas “LobyPewis” MackoffCanada – US$ 71,139.69
Ring #6: GangstaZabRussia – US$ 133,179.80
Ring #7: RaggazNew Zealand – US$ 145,994.01

RING #8: $800 Deepstack NLH Championship – ANDRES “chokitin” KORN – US$ 163,388.73

RING #8: $800 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em Championship was the sixth ring event on the roster that guaranteed one million dollars. 1,545 signed up to boost the prize pool to US$ 1,174,200. After nearly ten and a half hours of play, WSOP bracelet holder Andres “chokitin” Korn shipped it on his second bullet to lock up the lion’s share US$ 163,388.73 first prize and his first ever WSOP Circuit Ring.

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Andres Korn. Credit:

Argentinian pro Andres Korn is decorated with a long list of live tournament achievements collected since 2006. To date, he has well over US$ 2 Million in posted earnings with his largest of US$ 618,285 for his victory at the 2017 WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event. This also awarded him his first ever WSOP bracelet. In 2019, Korn came close to a second bracelet, finishing 3rd at the $1,000 Mini Main Event for a second six figure payout of US$ 287,219. His win today was his third largest career score. This was Korn’s 20th WSOP cash and first major win on the GG Network. Korn has also been seen on the Asian felt. In 2019, he finished 9th at the Red Dragon Manila Main Event for US$ 23,898.

Buy in: US$ 800
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Entries: 1,545
Prize pool: US$ 1,174,200
ITM: 224 places
Running time: 10 hours and 20 minutes

Final table payouts

1st Andres “chokitin” Korn – Argentina – US$ 163,388.73
2nd Yannick “ProbierEs” Schumacher – Austria – US$122,523.59
3rd Rafi “CheckYoMama” Elharar – Israel – US$ 91,879.72
4th DontTiltGG – Finland – US$68,900.09
5th Gabriel Schroeder – Brazil – US$51,667.83
6th Patrick “Nelepo10” Ulyssea – Brazil – US$38,745.41
7th jackthewinner – China – US$ 29,054.94
8th Vlad Stefan “HaiFanFan” Lache – Romania – US$ 21,788.16
9th Katie “ShantayUStay” Lindsay – USA – US$ 16,338.84

Final table recap

A few spots from the final table, Romania’s Vlad Stefan “HaiFanFan” Lache eliminated Albania’s “5reijfu4” in 11th place then Brazil’s Eder “BlueMoon” Campana missed his chance at a second final table, falling to fellow countryman Gabriel Schroeder in 10th place. The final table opened with HaiFanFan as chip leader and Andres “chokitin” Korn ranked 7th. Korn was the only player seeking his second career WSOP win.

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WSOP Super Circuit Online Series RING #8: $800 Deepstack NLH Championship final table

The final table clocked in just over two hours. Along the way, AK was very active but not profitable. Lowest ranked Rafi “CheckYoMama” Elharar was first to double up when his Ah6h found a six on the board to outdraw Katie “ShantayUStay” Lindsay’s AcKc. Austria’s Yannick “ProbierEs” Schumacher earned the next big boost with QhQc holding against HaiFanfan’s AdKh that also missed. Immediately after, CheckYoMama shipped another reload with pocket Aces turned set against HaiFanFan’s A2o two pair. Getting very lucky was China’s “jackthewinner” who shoved its last 6 bb from the small blind with 10c7h, got called by big blind Schroeder with AdKh, and once again big slick was no good with 10 on the turn for a double up to the short stack. More of the same, ShantayUStay was sent plummeting after paying another double up, this time to Korn with 6h6s holding against AdKs. Five minutes after, ShantayUStay fell in 9th place to DontTiltGG with AQ dominating KJ.

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WSOP Super Circuit Online Series RING #8: $800 Deepstack NLH Championship

Before the next player fell, there were three double ups. First one was paid by chip leader ProbierEs who shoved on the river with air, CheckYoMama called with the nuts straight to rise to 2nd rank. Jackthewinner also collected off ProbierEs with a winning flush but then lost most of it when AhKh bricked against Korn’s JhJc that improved to quads. Noticing the AK losing streak, HaiFanFan commented “AK not good today”. Two hands after, HaiFanFan 3-bet shoved with AcKh and like everyone before him, it was a dud. HaiFanFan was ousted in 8th place by ProbierEs JcJd. Despite missing the glory, it was an overall good day for HaiFanFan who won one of the WSOPC High Rollers side events for an added US$ 22,843.41 in winnings.

Korn claimed his first bust of the final table with jackthewinner booted in 7th place. Patrick “Nelepo10” Ulyssea followed in 6th place with ProbierEs earning his second knockout. It took forty minutes for the table to lose another. During that time, the blinds climbed and the average stack dropped to as low as 12 bb. Big slick failed again with Korn AhKc paying a double up to CheckYoMama Ac7c when two sevens turned up. Korn avoided the rail when he cracked DontTiltGG’s pocket Aces with KJo two pair. CheckYoMama then finished off the very short stacked Schroeder with pocket eights dominating pocket fours. ProbierEs earned his third victim with QJc cracking DontTiltGG’s pocket Kings.

At three remaining, the average was 12 bb. No action but to shove. Korn doubled up with pocket fives against CheckYoMama Q10s that missed then took the rest to face ProbierEs at heads up with an 8 bb deficit. The second heads-up hand awarded Korn a dominating 4:1 lead with Ah6h staying ahead of KsQs. He closed it out on the next hand with KsQs top pair over 10h9c on a board 3cKd10dJs8c.

Biggest Side Event Winner

WSOPC High Rollers: $1,050 Sunday ME – Day 9

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Shawn Daniels. Credit:

Buy in: US$ 1,050
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Entries: 995
Prize pool: US$ 1,000,000
ITM: 134
Winner: SHAWN DANIELSUSA – US$ 139,088.22

Shawn Daniels took down his first WSOPC side event on a lucky fifth bullet.

Multiple Side Event Winners

WSOPC Series: $315 Bounty King PLO – Day 11

Buy in: US$ 315
Guarantee: US$ 25,000
Entries: 75
Prize pool: US$ 25,000
ITM: 11 places
Winner: HuliGPNUkraine – US$ 6,109.10

With this win, Ukraine’s “HuliGPN” became the third player to bag three side events. HuliGPN joined Artur Martirosian and Alessandro Giannelli in the exclusive list. HuliGPN’s first win was on Day 6 at the WSOPC Series $105 Bounty Hunters PLO for US$ 3,712.86, the second win came on Day 7 at the WSOPC Series $50 Fifty Stack PLO for US$ 2,163.56.

WSOPC Series: $105 Daily Heater [Bounty Turbo] – Day 10

Buy in: US$ 105
Guarantee: US$ 50,000
Entries: 479
Prize pool: US$ 50,000
ITM: 71 places
Winner: MACALEONEBrazil – US$ 6,479.37

This was macaleONE’s second side event win. The first win was on Day 9 at the WSOPC Series: $315 Sunday Bounty King for a much larger US$ 42,663.87 payout.

Asia Pacific – Side Event Winners

WSOPC Series: $50 Fifty Stack – Day 10

Buy in: US$ 50
Guarantee: US$ 50,000
Entries: 1,184
Prize pool: US$ 54,464
ITM: 170 places
Winner: AA12345678China – US$ 7,864.97

WSOPC High Rollers: $1,500 Deepstack Special – Day 10

Buy in: US$ 1,500
Guarantee: US$ 75,000
Entries: 82
Prize pool: US$ 116,850
ITM: 11 places
Winner: CHOUNIZADIChina – US$ 27,256.12

WSOPC Series: $25 Daily Mini Main Event – Day 10

Buy in: US$ 25
Guarantee: US$ 50,000
Entries: 2,523
Prize pool: US$ 58,029
ITM: 368 places
Winner: ENDLESSLEEChina – US$ 7,495.14

WSOPC High Rollers: $1,050 Daily Heater HR [Bounty Turbo] – Day 10

Buy in: US$ 1,050
Guarantee: US$ 50,000
Entries: 59
Prize pool: US$ 59,000
ITM: 7 places
Winner: FOGKAIIIChina – US$ 20,473.08
2nd Shuoqian “raisetwice88” WangChina – US$ 7,592.18

WSOPC Series: $50 Fifty Stack PLO – Day 11

Buy in: US$ 50
Guarantee: US$ 10,000
Entries: 234
Prize pool: US$ 10,764
ITM: 31 places
Winner: WMRHNChina – US$ 2,449.26

Exclusive Natural8 Promos

There are US$ 250,000 worth of reasons to sign up on Natural8 for the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. We’ve listed them all down below or for a more detailed breakdown, head to the link provided.

WSOPC – Natural8 Exclusive Promos


Natural8 will be giving away free WSOP tickets via their hourly freerolls, VIP Club FreerollsFirst Deposit Freerolls, and Natural8 Exclusive WSOP Freerolls. Players can win satellite tickets and WSOP tickets worth over US$ 2,000 weekly.

US$ 50,000 LiveX Sponsorship Package

Win the Main Event and this package is yours! The sponsorship package includes:

12 months LiveX Crew Sponsorship
US$ 15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses)
US$ 35,000 for live event sponsorships over 12 months

US$ 10,000 LiveX Sponsorship Package

Win one of the other WSOPC Ring Events and this package is yours! New Zealand’s “Raggaz” has already won one of these packages after shipping the Ring #7: BIG 25 event. The sponsorship package includes:

6 months LiveX Crew Sponsorship
US$ 10,000 Las Vegas Package

Natural8 WSOP Flipouts

For N8 members that play any of the WSOPC events, you gain entry to exclusive Natural8 Exclusive WSOP Flipouts with each entry increasing your stack. $5,000 in WSOP tickets are up for grabs. Flipouts happen every Saturday on May 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 23:00 UTC.

WSOP 1.5x Cash Game Prize Multiplier

As announced, the WSOPC will be awarding 2 Cash Game Rings – one for No Limit Hold’em players and one for PLO players. Any Natural8 player that reaches the final table will see their prize money increase by 1.5x.

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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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