Denise Pratt, Frank Brannan win bracelets in domestic WSOP Online Series

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: October 09, 2023 21:18 PDT

The US-domestic portion of the WSOP Online series rolls on, with two first-time bracelets winners taking down titles in major Sunday events on Denise Pratt survived a tough battle during three-way play to win the largest buy-in event of the weekend in Event #24, the $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship. At almost the same time, Frank Brannan finished off the win in Event #23, $600 NLH Deepstack Championship.

The wins for Pratt and Brannan were the first bracelet-event victories for both. Pratt earned $104,690 in addition to the title, while Brannan collected $69,664.33 for his triumph.

Pratt stops double-bracelet tries by Foxen and Shorr

Double-bracelet winners have been the primary theme to date in the domestic WSOP Online series, where five different players have managed to win two events each over the course of the first 22 events. The double-bracelet theme factored into both of Sunday's events as well, particularly in the High Roller Championship as well, where Pratt fended off Kristen Foxen and Shannon Shorr, both of whom were also looking for their second bracelets of the series. Foxen previously won Event #6, $888 NLH Crazy 8’s, while Shorr claimed a long-sought first bracelet in Event #17, $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max.

Pratt, Foxen, and Shorr engaged in a tight and lengthy battle during three-handed play where each player held the lead at one or more points. Shorr, playing as "aulophobia", finally moved a bit ahead of the others before Platt doubled through him to take command. Platt, who played here as "dprx1" but is widely knowm as @SneakieNesie on X/Twitter, then finished off Shorr moments later.

The knockout left Pratt with more than three-fourths of the chips in play. with a short-stacked Foxen, who played as "krissyb24", the last player between Pratt and the win. The inevitable all-in collision occurred just moments later, and Pratt emerged as the latest World Series of Poker bracelet holder.

The event drew 125 total entries and paid out a $380,000 prize pool to the top 15 finishers. The final-table payouts in Event #24, $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship, were as follows:

  1. Denise "dprx1" Pratt - $104,690
  2. Kristen "krissyb24" Foxen - $68,400
  3. Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr - $44,650
  4. Alexander "ShadowFiend1" Condon - $32,490
  5. Clemen "__juice__" Deng - $23,940
  6. Brian "tsarrast" Rast - $18,240
  7. Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger - $14,250
  8. Michael "insanepkr7" Wolf - $11,210
  9. "insolvent11" - $9,690

Brannan outduels Collin Ball for Deepstack win

In Event #23, Frank "frankbanks9" Brannan outdueled yet another player looking for a second bracelet win in the series, Collin "khurizma" Ball. Brannan outlasted Ball to collect $69,654.33. Ball, who won the second event in the WSOP Online series, $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em, earned $42,927.57 as the runner-up.

Third place and $29,320.11 went to Benjamin "lunar" Reed. This event garnered 565 total entries and paid out a $305,100 prize pool across its top 72 players.

The final-table players and payouts in Event #23, $600 NLH Deepstack Championship, were as follows:

  1. Frank "frankbanks9" Brannan - $69,654.33
  2. Collin "khurizma" Ball - $42,927.57
  3. Benjamin "lunar" Reed - $29,320.11
  4. Mitchell "Franzia" Halverson - $20,380,68
  5. Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler - $14,461.74
  6. Luke "fulish1" Fu - $10,434.42
  7. Dan "feeltheflow" Sindelar - $7,688.52
  8. Ryan "adopt_adoggo" Leng - $5,766.39
  9. Thomas "goodluckchuk" Holowchuk - $4,423.95

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