Guy Dunlap and Qinghai Pan win bracelets in WSOP Online domestic series

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: October 01, 2023 12:29 PDT

Guy "PhilLaak" Dunlap and Qinghai "011pokerdr" Pan have become the latest players to claim WSOP bracelet gold in the domestic (US) portion of the ongoing WSOP Online poker series. Dunlap triumphed in Event #14, $1,000 NLH Bounty Freezeout, while Pan claimed the victory in Event #15, $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo.

For both players, the wins were their second career bracelet victories. Dunlap won his first bracelet in a PLO event in the 2020 WSOP Online series, while Pan's prior bracelet also came in a WSOP Online tourney, in a 2022 NLH "Deep Freeze" event.

'PhilLaak' tops Baldwin for $1K freezeout win

Veterans of the WSOP.com platform know that "PhilLaak" on the site isn't actually the famed Laak, but is instead Dunlap, a Portland, Oregon native and a veteran online pro. Dunlap's win in Event #4 came at the expense of another two-time bracelet winner, Eric Baldwin, who was well behind Dunlap as heads-up action began and was never able to move into the lead.

Dunlap's victory was worth $24,329.58, plus $3,000 in knockout money, as the event awarded $300 for each knockout victim a player recorded. Baldwin, playing as "circleball", collected $17,533.80 plus another $2,400 for his eight knockouts.

Third place went to another well-known pro and prior WSOP bracelet winner, Yueqi Zhu. Playing as "anoob", Zhu earned $12,812.28 plus $3,300 for his own 11 knockouts. Zhu was the only participant to bust more players than Dunlap, who had 10.

This event drew 191 entrants and paid out $171,900 in prize money, with 36 players cashing. The final-table finishers and total payouts in Event #10, $1,000 NLH Bounty Freezeout, were as follows:

  1. Guy "phillaak" Dunlap - $24,329.58 + $3,000
  2. Eric "circleball" Baldwin - $17,533.80 + $2,400
  3. Yueqi "anoob" Zhu - $12,812.28 + $3,300
  4. "myluckyday" - $9,282.60 + $2,100
  5. Jason "Daluxxx" Luxenburg - $6,704.10 + $1,200
  6. "2bubbles" - $4,893.42 + $600
  7. Ryan "bitc0in" Riess - $3,564.06 + $2,700
  8. Clayton "clayfletch" Fletcher - $2,635.80 +$1,500
  9. Anthony "boom81boom" Chin - $1,936.74 +$1,800

Qinghai Pan takes down the turbo, denies Negreanu and others

In Event #15, Qinghai "011pokerdr" Pan emerged from a 407-entry field to earn $42,875.41 and his second career bracelet victory. Pan's last remaining foe was Don "blonde2020" Himpele, whose runner-up showing was worth $26,611.69.

Kutay "misterkk" Kalkan earned a third-place payout worth $18,095.22, while six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu came close to ending his decade-long bracelet drought but finished fourth for $12,527.46.

Event #15, $500 NLH Turbo, paid out $183,150 in total to the top 63 finishers. The final-table finishers and payouts were as follows:

  1. Qinghai "011pokerdr" Pan - $42,875.41
  2. Don "blonde2020" Himpele - $26,611.69
  3. Kutay "misterkk" Kalkan - $18,095.22
  4. Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu - $12,527.46
  5. Terry "mrterry007" Fleischer - $8,864.46
  6. David "d2013" Gago - $6,391.93
  7. Josh "typeoftime" Bergman - $4,688.64
  8. Michael "sorryman" Renna - $3,516.48
  9. Vikrant "vik250" Shah - $22,710.62