After 29 days of nonstop poker action, the Natural8 WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 is down to its final day. Only one WSOPC Ring Event remains and it is the grandest of all, the $525 MAIN EVENT. The US$ 5M guarantee has already been breached. The pot is over US$ 5.4 Million and is still climbing. Only several hours left to qualify into Day 2 and join the long list of players that have secured their spots.
Among the qualifiers hunting down another WSOP bling are Adrian Mateos, Damian Salas, Ryan Riess, David Peters, Mike Leah, Joseph Cheong, Shankar Pillai, Yuri Dzivielevski, Mark Radoja, Michael Addamo, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Daniel Dvoress, Shawn Buchanan, and recent WSOPC 2021 ring winners Andres Cacho “chokitin” Korn, David “Alw4ysinduc3” Vinayagamoorthy, Raggaz, Jonas “LobyPewis” Mackoff. Mario Mosboeck, “davidchien88”, “GangstaZab”, and “Ficho”.
Asia Pacific will also be well represented. Natural8 Team Hot pros Pete Chen, Kosei Ichinose, and Phachara Wongwichit have advanced, including WSOP decorated Hun Wei Lee, and notable players Jingxiang “Fuzzy Wuzzy!” Ong, Justin Shin, Vincent “Moist” Huang, Wei Zhao, Vincent Li, Terry “Terryboom” Nguyen, Joshua McCully, Jinho Hong, and Paul “Rahchan” Hong. Day 2 sets off on May 30 @ 20:05 UTC / May 31 @ 04:05 HKT.
On the series penultimate day, “N@pudp6hjas” locked up the first WSOPC 2021 series ring for Estonia. To date, the series has now paid out over US$ 90 Million across 843 events. The latest WSOPC side event winners included Jon Proudfoot, Enrico Camosci, Natural8 player “yao_poker”, Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun, Rehg “Queenrehg888” Delos Reyes, Gediminas Uselis, and many more. Ring event recap and Day 29 top results are provided below.
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WSOPC by the numbers
Day 1 – 29 cumulative prize pool: US$ 90,152,742.04 Seven figure prize pools: 9 ring events, 9 side events Rings awarded: 17 Side events: 826 Total entries: 726,886
WSOPC 2021 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 #14: Ficho – Germany – US$ 76,029.52 Ring #15: RyutaroYT – Japan – 140,050.95 Ring #16: davidchien88 – Taiwan – US$ 113,881.23
The last budget ring event – Ring #17: $52.50 Ultra Deepstack Bounty Turbo NLHE – heated up Saturday night with 6,233 getting on the saddle. After a speedy seven hours, Estonia’s “N@pudp6hjas” fourth bullet reached the finish line to lock up the coveted WSOPC ring. In cash, N@pudp6hjas pocketed the US$ 12,241.61 first prize plus US$ 9,505.42 in collected bounties for a combined US$ 21,742.03. This was N@pudp6hjas’s single largest takedown in the GG network.
1st N@pudp6hjas – Estonia – US$ 21,747.03 2nd running well – Hungary – 15,359.15 3rd JDbirdzz – Canada – US$ 10,347.49 4th jomud9ahsorjai – Hong Kong – US$ 8,300.89 5th Bank_E – Canada – US$ 5,825.71 6th Pedro “Xororo” Gil – Brazil – US$ 3,793.35 7th _Inkognito! – Ukraine – US$ 2,933.86 8th madeezy – Kazakhstan – US$ 2,767.71 9th Xu Fan – China – US$ 1,776.79
Just over three hours of play, the money was in. This led to an even faster and more brutal game with bustouts trending at every table. With the average stack at only 20 bb, it took only an hour and fifteen minutes to downsize from 764 ITM players to 100. Another hour later, only two tables remained. Hungary’s “running well” railed Ukraine’s “Gleb 1911” in 11th place with spiking the Jack to dust . This gave “running well” a commanding lead of 113.7 bb entering the final table. The closest challenger was Hong Kong’s “jomud9ahsorjai” with 60 bb. Eventual champion N@pudp6hjas was ranked 7th with 27.6 bb.
The final table ran for just one quick hour. Brazil’s Pedro “Xororo” Gil came out aggressive, picking up five of the first six hands to climb up from 5th rank to 2nd rank. First all in showdown was a three way that led to the fall of China’s Xu Fan who pushed with just 8 bb. From here, N@pudp6hjas began to ascend. N@pudp6hjas railed Kazakhstan’s “madeezy” in 8th place. Madeezy shoved on a board , N@pudp6hjas called with , the turn gave N@pudp6hjas a pair that held at the river .
After the fall of Ukraine’s “_Inkognito!” (7th), Xororo (6th), and Canada’s “Bank_E” (5th), N@pudp6hjas shipped another player’s stack, eliminating jomud9ahsorjai with over that missed. Heads-up arrived at the fall of Canada’s “JDbirdzz” to “running well” with K2o dominating QJo. N@pudp6hjas had the larger stack of 58 bb, “running well” had 30 bb. It took ten minutes for N@pudp6hjas to nail it shut. The final hand saw a turn board , “running well” shoved with flush draw pair, N@pudp6hjas called with set, the river improved them both with N@pudp6hjas completing a dominating full house.
RING #18: $525 MAIN EVENT – Team Champions and N8 LiveX Sponsorship
As mentioned above, last chance to enter the final ring event of the series, the $525 MAIN EVENT. The US$ 5 Million guarantee has already been surpassed with the pot way over US$ 5.4 Million. At the time of writing, only five Day 1 flights remain. Day 2 gets underway tonight – May 30 @ 20:05 UTC / May 31 @ 04:05 HKT.
As added incentive, the eventual MAIN EVENT champion will receive a US$ 50,000 Sponsorship and become the first member of the Team Champions. Sponsorship package includes: GGPoker Online Series Main Event, Live WSOP Main Event, Live WSOP Europe Main Event, other events upon agreement, exclusive access to the GG lounge at live events, and other network perks.
If the eventual champion is a Natural8 member, he/she will also be awarded the US$ 50,000 LiveX Sponsorship Package which includes 12 months of LiveX Crew Sponsorship, US$ 15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses), and US$ 35,000 for live event sponsorships over 12 months.
Two Cash Game Rings – Hold’em and PLO
Once theRing Events complete, two more rings will be awarded. For the first time ever, two CASH GAME RINGS are up for grabs, one for Hold’em players and one for Omaha players. Only the top 9 players ranked by “highest weighted bb” will be invited to the final table of each variant. Today is the last chance to earn more points. The invited players will then compete on June 5 at 18:00 UTC / June 6 at 02:00 HKT. Each of the qualifiers are guaranteed a minimum payout of T$ 300, the first prize is T$ 2,600. For Natural8 members that qualify, your prize money will have a bonus 1.5x multiplier. You can view the current standings and the payouts via the link provided.
Cash Game Rings standings and payouts
Biggest Daily WSOPC Side Event Winners
WSOPC High Rollers: $1,050 Super Tuesday [2 Day Event] – Day 26
Day 6: WSOPC Series $50 Fifty Stack PLO for US$ 2,383.57 Day 24: WSOPC Series $50 Fifty Stack PLO for US$ 1,810.74 Day 24: WSOPC Series $525 Bounty Hunters PLO for US$ 8,451.76
Back to back wins for David “KGB Plus eV” Sheinin and Taiwan’s “yao_poker”
USA’s David KGB Plus ev” Sheinin and Taiwan’s yao_poker” (Natural8 player) came out swinging with consecutive WSOPC side events. Sheinin claimed one on Day 27 and Day 28 while yao_poker won two on Day 29. Both players now have three wins each. Their wins are listed below.
USA’s David KGB Plus ev” Sheinin’s recent wins:
WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King – Day 27
Buy in: US$ 3,150 Guarantee: US$ 50,000 Entries: 17 Prize pool: US$ 51,000 ITM: 2 places Winner: DAVID “KGB Plus eV” SHEININ – USA – US$ 24,876.29
WSOPC Series: $525 Bounty Hunters HR – Day 28
Buy in: US$ 525 Guarantee: US$ 100,000 Entries: 222 Prize pool: US$ 111,000 ITM: 31 places Winner: DAVID “KGB Plus eV” SHEININ – USA – US$ 24,207.05
Sheinin shipped his first on Day 23 at the $300 Sunday Closer HR for US$ 12,614.43.
Natural8’s’ “yao_poker” recent wins:
WSOPC High Rollers: $1,050 Daily Heater [Bounty Turbo] – Day 29
Taiwan’s “yao_poker” shipped a first on Day 15 at the $250 Monster Stack for US$ 10,123.45.
WSOPC Series FLIP Celebration – MAGICMASCHMO – US$ 2,492.99
Adding more good fun to the Saturday night WSOPC 2021 festivities was the Fantastic Ladies In Poker aka FLIP Celebration event featuring Lithuanian poker pro Daiva Byrne. Unfortunately for Byrne, her fourth buy-in only got her as far as 259th place. On the flipside, MagicMASCHMO took it to the limit and pocketed the US$ 2,492.99 first prize. One player was also recognized for running the deepest of the FLIP community and was awarded a special “Tiffany Ring” inspired by the ongoing series. We will have that info as soon as it becomes available. Buy-in for the event was US$ 10. It drew 2,098 entries for a prize pool of US$ 20,000.
Asia Pacific – WSOPC Side Event Winners
WSOPC High Rollers: $1,500 Deepstack Special – Day 26
China’s “gokchinees!” won its second WSOPC Series: $250 Monster Stack Turbo event with the first one shipped on Day 25 for US$ 8,952.81. That’s now three side event wins for gokchinees! who took down its first on Day 12 at the High Rollers $1,050 Daily Heater HR Bounty Turbo for US$ 17,796.96.
Second WSOPC High Rollers side event win for Estonia’s Ottomar Ladva with the first one shipped on Day 19 at the $2,625 Blade Mulligan for US$ 32,621.26.. Ladva railed Russia’s Artur Martirosian in 2nd place to deny him a sixth win.
Third WSOPC Series side event win for Andorra’s “Pur3WiT” with the first one shipped on Day 23 at the $400 Sunday Forty Stack HR for US$ 22,603.08 and the second on Day 25 at the $315 Bounty King Circuit for US$ 21,450.65.