Karapet Galstyan, Mario Damiao win bracelets as domestic WSOP Online series concludes

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: October 18, 2023 12:20 PDT

The final two bracelets awarded during the domestic-US portion of the WSOP Online series have been claimed as the series wrapped up play late Wednesday on WSOP.com's Nevada/New Jersey platform. Karapet "Siro74" Galstyan was victorious in Event #32, $400, NLH Deepstack on Tuesday, while Mario "DrMtg" Damiao took down Event #33, $888 Fall Finale Crazy 8's.

The wins marked the debut bracelet triumphs for both players. Galstyan, a prior WSOP Circuit ring winner, avenged his runner-up finish in Event #21, $500 NLH Super Turbo earlier in the series. Damiao is a relatively new player on the WSOP.com playing from New Jersey, who scored a bracelet win in just his sixth-ever WSOP cash.

Galstyan triumphs in deepstack tourney

Galstyan logged the largest cash of his WSOP career, $43,395, in taking down Tuesday's deepstack event, which garnered 528 total entries and offered a $190,180 prize pool.

Galstyan outdueled Leonard "luckyleo1980" August for the bracelet, leaving August to collect a $26,744.25 payout. Three-time bracelet winner Jim Collopy finished third for $18,266.68, and Guy "Phillaak" Dunlap finished fifth in a bid to become the series' only three-time winner.

The top 72 players cashed, and the final-table finishers in Event #32, $400 NLH Deepstack, were as follows:

  1. Karapet "Siro74" Galstyan - $43,395.26
  2. Leonard "luckyleo1980" August - $26,744.25
  3. Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy - $18,266.68
  4. "mcal19" - $12,697.34
  5. Guy "Phillaak" Dunlap - $9,009.79
  6. "anansipkr" - $6,500.73
  7. Russel “Tommy_Nubs” McClean - $4,790.01
  8. Thomas "KingzFullz" Merighi - $3,592.51
  9. Kutay "misterkk" Kalkan - $2,756.16

Damiao claims Crazy 8's finale

Mario Damiao's win in Event #33 was a triumph for the unheralded, as he outlasted several notables on the way to his debut bracelet win. Damiao's final foe was bracelet and three-time Circuit ring winner Kenny "chopuh" Huynh, while bracelet winners Joe Kuether, Fred Li, and Andrew Lichtenberger also made the final eight.

Damiao, who had less than $2,800 combined in his five previous WSOP cashes, earned $75,450.40 here. Huynh cashed for $46,620, while Matthew "RustinCohle" Diehl claimed $32,056.80 for third.

The series finale drew 215 players, who also contributed another 155 re-entries. The resulting $296,000 prize pool was split among the top 36 players. The final-table finishers in Event #33, $888 Fall Finale Crazy 8's, were as follows:

  1. Mario "DrMtg" Damiao - $75,450.40
  2. Kenny "chopuh" Huynh - $46,620.00
  3. Matthew "RustinCohle" Diehl - $32,056.80
  4. Joe "swansong79" Kuether - $22,466.40
  5. Samuel "samp393" Preis - $16,072.80
  6. Fred "staeks" Li - $11,899.20
  7. Brent "grebnrets" Roberts - $8,909.60
  8. Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger - $6,660.00