Two more days in the books at the Natural8 – WSOP Super Circuit Online Series with Day 17 and Day 18 completed. USA’s Ian “potamophobia” Matakis crushed Ring #12: $800 Pot Limit Omaha Championship to grab his first ever WSOPC Ring. At the side games, New Zealand’s David Yan banked six figures, Carter Swidler and David Coleman won their fourth, Connor Drinan shipped two on Day 18, Juan Pardo Dominguez and Natural8’s RUMUKULUS took down their second. We’ve got those results and recaps for you along with a series update.
Next chance at the shiners is this weekend with 3 WSOPC Rings up for grabs and a combined US$ 2 Million in guarantees. Up first is Ring #13: $210 Bounty 6 Max No Limit Hold’em which takes place on May 22 at 18:05 UTC / May 23 at 02:05 HKT. This is followed by Ring $14: $77 LUCKY7’s No Limit Hold’em which takes place on May 23 at 18:05 UTC / May 24 at 02:05 HKT. Both events feature a US$ 500,000 guarantee. Day 1 flights are currently ongoing for Ring #15: $400 PLOSSUS, US$ 1 Million guaranteed. Day 2 is on May 23 at 20:05 UTC / May 24 at 04:05 HKT.
Players can also start securing their seats to the festival highlight Ring #18: $525 MAIN EVENT, US$ 5 Million guaranteed. Day 1 flights run daily leading up to Day 2 which is on May 30 at 20:05 UTC / May 31 at 04:05 HKT. To get in for less, there are an ample number of satellites running daily.
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WSOPC by the numbers
Day 1 – 18 cumulative prize pool: US$ 62,778,642 Seven figure prize pools: 7 ring events, 7 side events Rings awarded: 12 Side events: 482 Total entries: 488,666 Largest phased ring event: RING #7: BIG 25 – 61,456 entries Largest single day ring event: Ring #10 $100 HUNDRED STACK – 8,404 entries
Multiple Ring Event final tables
Jonas “LobyPewis” Mackoff – two Claas Segebrecht – two TooStonedMonkey – two Tim “BeardOilGuy” Rutherford – two
Most Side Event wins
Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza – four David Coleman – four Carter Swidler – four
WSOP Circuit Ring winners
Ring #1: Bangshifu – China – US$ 147,012.67 Ring #2: James “PHJ10” Carroll – USA – US$ 49,835.14 Ring #3: Mario Mosboeck – Austria – US$ 129,700.43 Ring #4: Uri “JimyT” Reichenstein – Israel – US$ 166,859.75 Ring #5: Jonas “LobyPewis” Mackoff – Canada – US$ 71,139.69 Ring #6: GangstaZab – Russia – US$ 133,179.80 Ring #7: Raggaz – New Zealand – US$ 145,994.01 Ring #8: Andres “chokitin” Korn – Argentina – US$ 163,388.73 Ring #9: Aleksey “ somebody444” Churbanov – Russia – US$ 69,142.65 Ring #10: David “Alw4ysinduc3” Vinayagamoorthy – Norway – US$ 84,831.28 Ring #11: PDC Mayor – Mexico – US$ 330,506.72
RING #12: $800 PLO Championship – IAN “POTAMOPHOBIA” MATAKIS – US$ 87,386.17
The first Pot Limit Omaha Ring Event took place on Day 18 with 669 lighting up the virtual felt. At US$ 800 buy-in each, it more than double the advertised US$ 250K guarantee for a final prize pool of US$ 508,440. Taking it to the limit was USA’s Ian “potamophobia” Matakis who eliminated four final table players to lock up his first ever WSOP win and the coveted WSOPC Ring. In cash, Matakis pocketed US$ 87,386.17 for his largest career WSOP payout. Recap below.
1st Ian “potamophobia” Matakis – USA – US$ 87,386.17 2nd Majki365 – Slovakia – US$ 63,181.57 3rd Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich – UK – US$ 45,681.50 4th Pwndidi – Austria – US$ 33,028.65 5th Natashenka – Russia – US$ 23,880.39 6th Tim “BeardOilGuy” Rutherford – Canada – US$ 17,265.98 7th Daniakak! – Slovenia – US$ 12,483.63
Notables in the money: Gaurav “Haversham” Sood (9th), Joao Simao (10th), Joe “DietrichFats” Serock (12th), Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka (24th), Bernardo “GGeKKo” Dias (57th), Chris Moorman (64th), Chris Puetz (81st).
Leading up to the money round, a long list of players fired multiple bullets with some cashing in and some way off. Forking out the most was Norway’s Joachim “jochee” Haraldstad with 10 buy-ins contributed and walking away without any pay; fellow countryman Alfred Karlsson reached the money in 34th place but with 8 bullets fired, he too was in the red. At the final table, Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich was on his sixth buy-in while eventual champion Ian “potamophobia” Matakis was on his third.
At 18 players remaining, potamophobia was riding high up top and held on until the final two tables. Action proceeded, Joe “DietrichFats” Serock (12th) fell to Gaurav “Haversham” Sood, UAE’s DaiMing141319 (11th) was booted next with Majki365 scooping it up. The lone Brazilian Joao Simao lost a costly showdown against Majki365 then busted in 10th place. Austria’s “Pwndidi” finished off the short stacked Haversham in 9th place, and Turkey’s “yirtilco” missed the final table with Slovenia’s Daniakak! shipping it.
The final table opened with everyone gunning for their first WSOP win. Pwndidi was chip leader, potamophobia ranked second, and Canada’s Tim “BeardOilGuy” Rutherford ranked sixth was on his second final table. The final race for the ring clocked in at just over an hour and a half. Daniakak! was first to go with potamophobia raking it in. Daniakak! was all in on the flop with draw, potamophobia , the board ran out . Despite the early fall, it was a good day for Daniakak! with a WSOPC High Rollers side event win at the $840 Bounty Warmup for an additional US$ 16.6K. As for potamophobia, it gave him the lead which he never relinquished.
Shortly after, potamophobia widened his lead after shaving off a large portion of BeardOilGuy’s stack, then Pwndidi collected the rest. Next on potamophobia’s chopping block was Russia’s “Natashenka” (5th) to amass over half the chips in play. Before falling in 4th place, Pwndidi paid two double ups, one each to Gr4vyB04t and Majki365, potamophobia took the rest with two pair outdrawing , on a board . Shoves were on the flop.
Heads-up arrived at the fall of Gr4vyB04t to Majki365. On a board , Gr4vyB04t had two pair, Majki365 trips. Several minutes in, the final hand was tabled. Maji365 , potamophobia , the final board .
Two wins for Connor Drinan on Day 18
USA’s Connor Drinan became the newest entry in the triple WSOPC side event winner list after shipping two games on Day 18. All his wins were at high rollers events. The first one was on Day 16 at the $3,150 Blade Bounty King, topping a field of 31 entries, for a US$ 38,949.22 payout. His latest wins are listed below.
WSOPC High Rollers: $1,050 Daily Heater HR [Bounty Turbo] – Day 18
Buy in: US$ 1,050 Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000 Entries: 1,075 Prize pool: US$ 1,075,000 ITM: 152 places Winner: DAVID YAN – New Zealand – US$ 151,298.44
Carter Swidler and David Coleman land fourth side event win
Canadian pros Carter Swidler and David Coleman joined Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza as the only players to ship four WSOPC side events. Swidler’s first two wins were on Day 2 at the $250 Sunday Monster Stack for US$ 28,983.98 and on Day 15 at the $315 Bounty King Circuit for US$ 16,874.84. On Day 16, he shipped the WSOPC Series $300 Sunday Closer HR for US$ 13,394.40, then two days after, he took down the $250 Daily Main for US$ 22,596.33.
Taking a look at Coleman’s wins, he shipped his first on Day 6 at the WSOPC High Rollers $1,500 Deepstack special for US$ 24,553.13 then won a second event on Day 12 at the $2,625 Blade Mulligan on a flip with Daniel Smiljkovic who was ahead at the heads-up deal. On Day 14, Coleman claimed his third high rollers event at the $1,050 Daily Heater [Bounty Turbo] for US$ 13,368.53. His latest win was on Day 17 at the $3,150 Blade Bounty King for US$ 28,838.34.
WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King – Day 17
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WSOPC – Natural8 Exclusive Promos
Natural8 will be giving away free WSOP tickets via their hourly freerolls, VIP ClubFreerolls, First Deposit Freerolls, and Natural8 Exclusive WSOP Freerolls. Players can win satellite tickets and WSOP tickets worth over US$ 2,000 weekly.
US$ 50,000 LiveX Sponsorship Package
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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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