As always, Sunday was red hot at the Natural WSOP 2021 Super Circuit Online Series with two WSOPC Rings claimed and 33 side events conquered. The newly minted champions were Germany’s “Ficho” and Japan’s “RyutaroYT”. At the side games, Blake “Beast2018!” Bohn won big, David Coleman landed his fifth, Pablo “Singleleg” Wesley shipped his third, Natural8 Team Hot Pro Kosei Ichinose was among the six players earning their second win, and India’s Rajat “Oye Como Va” was one of the first time winners. Good day as well for Greece’s Ioannis Konstas with deep runs at both Ring events.
With 23 days completed, the series entered its final week. To date, the series has paid out over US$ 77.6 Million across 654 events (15 Ring Events, 639 side events). Plenty of more cash to be won along with 3 WSOPC Tournament Rings and 2 WSOPC CashGame Rings. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to secure your seat to the festival’s main highlight, Ring #18: $525 MAIN EVENT featuring a US$ 5 Million guarantee. Day 1 flights run daily. Day 2 is on May 30 at 20:05 UTC / May 31 at 04:05 HKT.
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WSOPC by the numbers
Day 1 – 23 cumulative prize pool: US$ 77,672,735 Seven figure prize pools: 8 ring events, 9 side events Rings awarded: 15 Side events: 639 Total entries: 615,830
Largest Ring Event turnout
Phased: RING #7: BIG 25 – 61,456 entries Single Day: Ring #14: $77 LUCKY 7’s – 9,966 entries
Multiple Ring Event final tables
Jonas “LobyPewis” Mackoff – two Claas Segebrecht – two TooStonedMonkey – two Tim “BeardOilGuy” Rutherford – two
WSOP Circuit Ring winners
Ring #1: Bangshifu – China – US$ 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: Ian “potamophobia” Matakis – USA – US$ 87,386.17 Ring #13: NuttedDreams – Austria – US$ 51,285.42
Ring Events remaining
RING #16: $840 Bounty Hunters Championship Date: May 25 @ 18:05 UTC / May 26 @ 02:05 HKT Guarantee: US$ 1,000000 RING #17: $52.50 Ultra Deepstack Bounty Turbo NLHE Date: May 29 @ 18:05 UTC / May 30 @ 02:05 HKT Guarantee: US$ 250,000 RING #18: $525 MAIN EVENT Guarantee: US$ 5,000,000 Day 1: Daily flights running Day 2: May 30 @ 20:05 UTC / May 31 @ 04:05 HKT
Natural8 LiveX Sponsorship Package winners
Ring #7 winner – New Zealand’s “Raggaz” Ring #10 winner – Norway’s David “Alw4ysinduc3” Vinayagamoorthy
RING #14: $77 LUCKY 7’s – FICHO – US$ 76,029.52
Incredible turn of events at Ring $14: $77 LUCKY 7’s No Limit Hold’em with German player nicknamed “Ficho” defying the odds at heads-up to steal the win and the WSOPC Ring. In cash, Ficho pocketed the US$ 76,029.52 first prize which was his biggest score on the GGNetwork. To date, this event drew the largest single day turnout of 9,966 entries overtaking Ring #10: $100 HUNDRED STACK No Limit Hold’em that saw 8,404 entries. The half a million dollars guarantee was also easily breached for a wealthier US$ 705,991.44 prize pool.
1st Ficho – Germany – US$ 76,029.52 2nd Lovejuoo – Ecuador – US$ 57,007.69 3rd Danii “AllinFanLOL” Maksimchuk – Russia – US$ 42,749.76 4th huanli8 – Finland – US$ 32,057.81 5th Fox News – Finland – US$ 24,039.98 6th SO LILLO – Tunisia – US$ 18,027.40 7th w00ls – Iceland – US$ 13,518.66 8th Anybody11 – Austria – US$ 10,137.57 9th FreshHotdog – Canada – US$ 7,602.10
Among the 1,332 players earning a portion of the pot, notable players in the top 100 were Ioannis Konstas (13th), Shannon Shorr (25th), Richard Gryko (50th), Joshua McCully (58th), and Anab “ChampakBhoomiya” Naiyer (83rd).
Picking up the action at the final two tables, Russia’s Danii “AllinFanLOL” Maksimchuk set delivered a bad beat bust to balcerzak93 in 16th place, Germany’s Ficho railed bandicoot5 (15th), Austria’s Anybody11 denied PrinceHamed (14th) a second final table berth, Ioannis Konstas (13th), Show Maker (12th), and talkingcrow (11th) all followed out, Ecuador’s Lovejuoo landed a huge double up with flush against Tunisia’s SO LILLO’s straight on a board to enter the final table as massive chip leader after Panpies23 fell in 10th place.
The final table ran for an hour and fifteen minutes with Lovejuoo in command up until the very last hand. Action kicked off with the leader amassing well over half the chips in play after eliminating the first two players, Canada’s FreshHotdog (9th) with beating that missed, and Austria’s “Anybody11” (8th) with flush over top pair on a board .
Finland’s “huanli8” knocked out the next two players, Iceland’s “w00ls” in 7th place with dominating and SO LILLO in 6th place with spiking the king to overtake . Returning from a break, Ficho doubled up through huanli8 then Lovejuoo cleaned out Fox News (5th). At four-handed, huanli8 shoved its last 8 bb from the button with only to fall to big blind Ficho with . Down to three players, Lovejuoo had 34 bb, Ficho with 8 bb, and AllinFanLOL with 6 bb. Lovejuoo shoved repeatedly leading to a double up to Ficho with dominating , however, not so fortunate for AllinFanLOL (3rd) who fell to Lovejuoo with spiking two nines to dust .
Heads-up was just four quick hands. Lovejuoo had a monstrous lead of 41.4 bb to Ficho’s 6.5 bb. First hand Ficho doubled up with outdrawing with a Jack on the river. Lovejuoo picked up the blinds on the next hand. On the third hand, Ficho doubled up again with rivering the four to overtake . For the first time in the entire final table, Lovejuoo was dethroned. The next hand was the last with leader Ficho’s dominating Lovejuoo’s. Ficho gave Germany its first ring of the series.
RING #15: $400 PLOSSUS – RYUTAROYT – US$ 140,050.95
Japan was awarded its first WSOPC Ring of the series after RyutaroYT emerged victorious at Ring #15: $400 PLOSSUS. RyutaroYT outlasted 444 players to lock up the coveted merchandise and the US$ 140,050.95 first prize.
Buy in: US$ 400 Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000 Entries: 2,935 Prize pool: US$ 1,103.65 Day 2 qualifiers: 445 players ITM: 300 places Day 2 running time: 7 hours and 50 minutes
Final table payouts
1st RyutaroYT – Japan – US$ 140,050.95 2nd Belmiro Ribeiro – Brazil – US$ 101,258.26 3rd Potsticker – Canada – US$ 73,211.74 4th Aristeidis “karapepono” Moschonas – Greece – US$ 52,933.53 5th v_Nistelrooy – Russia – US$ 38,272.04 6th Ioannis Konstas – Greece – US$ 27,671.43 7th Kentaro “ken-PoLi” Hori – Japan – US$ 20,006.98
After a weeklong of Day 1 flights, the event drew 2,935 entries with 445 players advancing to Day 2. Many notable players fell before the money such as WSOP bracelet holders Chris Rudolph and Juha Helppi. Once the money flowed more famed players fell. Among the top 100 to cash were Kristof “ultrafish” Segers (9th), Anton “storytellerA” Morgenstern (10th), Joseph “B3ndTheKnee” Liberta (14th), Pulkit Goyal (18th), Jonas “LobyPewis” Mackoff (22nd), Nicolo Molinelli (27th), Jack Salter (42nd), Simon Lofberg (49th), Raggaz (51st), Chance Kornuth (56th), Tim “BeardOilGuy” Rutherford (59th), Connor Drinan (60th), Alessandro Giannelli (75th), Michael Watson (78th), and Mike Leah (96th).
Leading up to the final table, eventual champion RyutaroYT eliminated Joseph “B3ndTheKnee” Liberta (14th), Canada’s “Potsticker” railed Anton “storytellerA” Morgenstern (10th), then Russia’s “v_Nistelrooy” denied Germany’s “alltimetilt” (8th) a spot at the final table.
Potsticker carried in the biggest stack of 89 bb, nearly double the stack of second ranked v_Nistelrooy with 49 bb. Ten minutes in, v_Nistelrooy two pair eliminated Japan’s Kentaro “ken-PoLi” Hori in 7th place on a board . Fifteen minutes later, Potsticker cleaned out Greece’sIoannis Konstas with outkicking on a board .
Next showdown, v_Nistelrooy paid Aristeidis “karapepono” Moschonas a costly double up then fell to eventual champion RyutaroYT in 5th place. At four remaining, Potsticker quads amassed a nearly half the chips in play after railing karapepono on a board however, several orbits later, RyutaroYT won a preflop war against Potsticker to take the lead.
From there, Ryutaro went on to rail Potsticker (3rd) with over on a board . Ahead with 48.4 bb to Belarmino Ribeiro’s 9.8 bb, heads up was all of one hand. RyutaroYT , Ribeiro and a final board .
David Coleman lands side event win #5
On Day 23, Canada’s David Coleman set the victory bar up one notch after capturing his fifth side event. His latest win was the biggest yet of US$ 55,109.37 at Sunday’s WSOPC High Rollers $3,150 Blade Bounty King. Additionally, Coleman finished 10th at the $5,250 Sunday 250 for US$ 10,330.92 and reached the final table of the network’s Super MILLION$ $ 10,300, $1.5M GTD where he is currently ranked 2nd in chips.
Coleman’sother WSOPC High Rollers side event wins were at the $1,500 Deepstack Special on Day 6 for US$ 24,553.13, $2,625 Blade Mulligan on Day 13 for US$ 18,765.39, $1,050 Daily Heater Bounty Turbo on Day 14 for US$ 13,368.53, and his fourth win was on Day 17 at the $3,150 Blade Bounty King for US$ 28,838.34. In victories alone, Coleman has collected US$ 140,634.76.
After a heads-up deal with Poland’s Georgi Sandev, Brazil’s Rodrigo Selouan went on to claim his second side event win. He shipped his first on Day 10 at the WSOPC Series $525 Bounty Hunters HR for US$ 40,849.50.
Third WSOPC High Rollers win for Brazil’s Pablo “Singleleg” Wesley. He shipped his first on Day 19 at the $1,050 Daily Heater HR Bounty Turbo for US$ 17,316.83 then picked up his second win on Day 21 at the same event for US$ 16,987.40.
A much bigger side event win for Italy’s Alessandro “MonkeyD93” Pichierri on Day 23. He shipped his first on Day 18 at the WSOPC Series $25 Daily Mini Main Event for US$ 7,316.50. Pichierri also cashed US$ 2,905.02 at Ring #13: $210 Bounty 6 Max No Limit Hold’em for 12th place.
WSOPC Series: $525 Bounty Hunters Sunday PLO
Buy in: US$ 525 Guarantee: US$ 100,000 Entries: 235 Prize pool: US$ 117,500 ITM: 35 places Winner: ROBERT LE ROUX – South Africa – US$ 24,549.20
Second side event win for South Africa’s Robert Le Roux. He shipped his first on Day 12 at the WSOPC High Rollers $840 Bounty Warmup for US$ 14,318.25.
Second PLO side event win for Natural8 Team Hot pro Kosei Ichinose. Ichinose shipped his first on Day 1 at the WSOPC Series $525 Bounty Hunters PLO for US$ 11,864.89. Other deep runs were 3rd place at the $100 Deepstack Special on Day 5 and runner up on Day 9 at the $525 Bounty Hunters Sunday PLO.
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WSOPC – Natural8 Exclusive Promos
Natural8 will be giving away free WSOP tickets via their hourly freerolls, VIP ClubFreerolls, First Deposit Freerolls, and Natural8 Exclusive WSOP Freerolls. Players can win satellite tickets and WSOP tickets worth over US$ 2,000 weekly.
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Win one of the other WSOPC Ring Events and this package is yours! New Zealand’s “Raggaz” and Norway’sDavid “Alw4ysinduc3” Vinayagamoorthy have already won one of these packages. The sponsorship package includes:
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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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