Gagliano, Stone, Lewis win bracelets in US-domestic WSOP Online series

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Posted on: September 25, 2023 19:24 PDT

Three more World Series of Poker bracelets have been awarded in recent action in the domestic (United States) portion of the ongoing WSOP Online series. Americans Michael Gagliano and Matthew Stone joined British pro Toby Lewis in winning the latest events to conclude on WSOP.com's joint Nevada/New Jersey platform.

Michael Gagliano wins NHL 6-Max title

Playing in this series as "itwasthator0", New Jersey's Michael Gagliano collected his third career bracelet in Event #8 on the NV/NJ platform, $500 NLH 6-Max. Gagliano, popularly known as "Gags 30" on other sites, topped a 513-entry field to win $54,041.98 as well, the largest share of a $230,850 prize pool where the top 63 players cashed.

Gagliano eliminated another three-time bracelet winner, Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy, to seal the win. Collopy's second-place finish was worth $33,542.50, while Pierce "Victoria53" McKellar finished third for $22,807.98.

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #8, $500 NHL 6-Max, were as follows:

  1. Michael "itwasthator0" Gagliano - $54,041.98
  2. Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy - $33,542.50
  3. Pierce "Victoria53" McKellar - $22,807.98
  4. Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim - $15,790.14
  5. "goingtoship" - $11,173.14
  6. Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian - $8,056.66

Matthew Stone triumphs in Turbo Deepstack

In Event #9, $600 NHL Turbo Deepstack, Matthew "hunidegrande" Stone took down the bracelet in an event that drew 353 entries and offered a $190,620 prize pool to its top 36 finishers. New Jersey's Stone earned his first bracelet here, to add to the three WSOP Circuit rings he's already earned.

Stone's victory was worth $48,589.03 came at the expense of runner-up Kenny "Chopuh" Huynh, who fell just short of a second career bracelet in his second deep run of the series. Huynh earned $30,022.65, while third-place finisher Karapet "Siro74" Galstyan cashed for $20,644.14.

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #9, $600 NHL Turbo Deepstack, were as follows:

  1. Matthew "hunidegrande" Stone - $48,589.03
  2. Kenny "Chopuh" Huynh - $30,022.65
  3. Karapet "Siro74" Galstyan - $20,644.14
  4. Spencer "madornah" Champlin - $14,468.05
  5. Jacob "tibbz" Thibodeau - $10,350.66
  6. John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza - $7,662.92
  7. Lawrence "larryb27" Berg - $5,737.66
  8. Christopher "foru2nvchill" Hill - $4,288.95
  9. "insanepkr7" - $3,335.85

UK's Toby Lewis takes down $2,500 NLH Freezeout

In the most recent event to conclude, England's Toby Lewis claimed his first WSOP bracelet in Event #10, $2,500 NLH Freezeout. Lewis, who's most famous in poker for placing seventh in the 2023 WSOP Main Event, sealed his first bracelet win an event that drew 105 players and offered $241,500 in prize money.

Lewis, who played as "DustPistons" here, added a $59,505.60 payday here to push his lifetime tournament winnings to nearly $2.7 million. Byung Eun "TeddyMalkov" Shin finished second in the freezeout-format event for $42,479.85, while Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez took third for $30,332.40.

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #10, $2,500 NHL Freezeout, were as follows:

  1. Toby "DustPistons" Lewis - $59,505.60
  2. Byung Eun "TeddyMalkov" Shin - $42,479.85
  3. Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez - $30,332.40
  4. David "drwingdead" Botcowsky - $21,686.70
  5. Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka - $15,480.15
  6. Erik "NW1Time" Seidel - $11,060.70
  7. Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai - $7,897.05
  8. Michael "mygame" Lavenburg - $5,625.95
  9. Maximilian "Schindlebot" Schindler - $5,119.80

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