John Riordan becomes third double-bracelet winner of domestic WSOP Online series

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: October 04, 2023 14:48 PDT

Just 19 events into its 33-bracelet-event slate, the domestic portion of the 2023 WSOP Online series has produced its third double-bracelet winner to date, John "mcallan25" Riordan. Riordan joined Calvin Anderson and Daniel Chan in logging the bracelet double by taking down Event #19, $777 Lucky 7's, topping a 346-entry field to earn $61,736.78 in prize money.

Riordan, a Florida native, was joined in the list of recent bracelet winners on the's joint Nevada/New Jersey platform by Brian "pure__reason" Wood, who earned the win in Event #18, $500 No-Limit Hold'em. Wood, a Texas native, outlasted a 435-entry field to collect $49,896.67 in addition to his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Riordan earns second career bracelet

Riordan's second victory of the series follows his earlier triumph in the festival's opening days, when he claimed top honors in Event #3, $3,200 NLH High Roller 6-Max. In yesterday's Lucky 7's finale, he sealed the bracelet win by knocking out Bruce "Robert1951" Yamron.

Yamron pocketed $38,146.50 in second-place money, while third-place finisher Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio collected a $26,230.26 payout. The event's 344 entries produced a $242,200 prize pool distributed to the top 36 players.

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #19, $777 NLH Lucky 7's, were as follows:

  1. John "mcallan25" Riordan - $61,736.78
  2. Bruce "Robert1951" Yamron - $26,230.26
  3. Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio - $242,200
  4. Adam "Demerssa" Demersseman - $18,382.98
  5. Rudy “SiParaTu” Cadenas - $13,151.46
  6. Joseph “jah_dan” Spanne - $9,736.44
  7. Taylor "readygambo" Black - $7,290.22

Brian Wood tops $500 NLH field

Brian Wood's debut bracelet in Event #18, $500 No-Limit Hold'em, came in Monday night's action. Playing from Nevada, he bested a 433-entry field to earn the event's $49,896.67 winner's payday. Wood bounced David "bewater" Goodman to lock up his first career bracelet win.

Goodman earned $30,860.32 as the runner-up, while veteran WSOP grinder Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili finished third for $21,199.72. Daniel Chan finished in fifth ($10,629.22) while making a deep run at his third bracelet of the series.

The 435 total entries combined to build a $195,750 prize pool, which was spread across the event's top 36 finishers. The final-table finishers and prize payouts in Event #18, $500 No-Limit Hold'em, were as follows:

  1. Brian "pure__reason" Wood - $49,896.67
  2. David "bewater" Goodman - $30,830.62
  3. Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili - $21,199.72
  4. Adam "PESOPESO" Krach - $14,857.42
  5. Daniel "stayactive" Chan - $10,629.22
  6. Richard "callmelater" Alati - $7,869.22
  7. Basel "Bchaura" Chaura - $5,892.07
  8. Jamie "danbilzerian" Kerstetter - $4,404.37
  9. Jason "Jaybangs" Obinger - $3,425.62

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