Philip Gillespie, Daniel Chan, Jesse Yaginuma win latest WSOP Online domestic bracelets

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: September 27, 2023 12:02 PDT

Three more winners have been decided in bracelet events in the ongoing WSOP Online domestic series being held on's Nevada/New Jersey platform. In the latest events to conclude, Philip "minikiwi9" Gillespie, Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma, and Daniel "stayactive" Chan have all emerged with bracelet triumphs. All three players earned their first career bracelets with the online wins.

Philip Gillespie grabs gold in his first online bracelet event

Gillespie, of North Las Vegas, claimed his debut bracelet in Event #11, $365 NLH Monster Stack. He fended off New Jersey's Kenneth Neri for the $58,164 top payout, while Neri earned $35,958 in second-place money. Well-known pro Eric Wasserson, playing from New Jersey, took third for $25,162.

The event drew 892 total entries and built a $292,576 prize pool. For Gillespie, who posted his progress on his @Minikiwi_9 X (Twitter) account, it was the first time he'd ever participated in a bracelet event:

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #11, $365 NLH Monster Stack, were as follows:

  1. Philip "Minikiwi9" Gillespie - $58,164
  2. Kenneth "ace710" Neri - $35,958
  3. Eric "iluvdrawmaha" Wasserson - $25,162
  4. Matthew "dumbochili" O'Meara - $17,876
  5. John "Relevancy" Ripnick - $12,873
  6. Wu "skyking" Zhou - $9,421
  7. Alex "sundsolar" Soares - $6,993
  8. Robin "SageGrouse" Simonds - $5,266
  9. Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett - $4,038

Jesse Yaginuma takes 6-Max title

In Event #12, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max, Maryland native Jesse "patient0" Yaginuma powered to the win in a short-tabled event that drew 134 players and 230 total entries. Yaginuma's $80,612.12 winner's payday was the largest share of a $316,520 prize pool distributed among the event's top 36 finishers.

Yaginuma's win came at the expense of David "drawngDEAD" Botcowsky, who has finished 12th or better in four of the series' first 12 events. Botcowsky collected $49,809, while Jacob Perry's third-place run was worth $34,250.

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #12, $1,500 NLH 6-Max, were as follows:

  1. Jesse "patient0" Yaginuma - $80,612
  2. David "drawngDEAD" Botcowsky - $49,809
  3. Jacob "ROOMservice" Perry - $34,250
  4. Christopher "battenfield" Battenfield - $24,003
  5. John "Relevancy" Ripnick - $17,172
  6. Zachary "lovepuddle" Schwartz - $12,713

Five-time Circuit ring winner Daniel Chan collects first bracelet

The most recent WSOP Online NV/NJ tourney to conclude was Event #13, $500 No-Limit Hold'em, where five-time Circuit ring winner Daniel Chan collected a larger sort of WSOP jewelry. New York's Chan, playing as "stayactive" in this series, outlasted a 486-entry field to also earn a $51,197.67 payday.

Finishing second here for $31,777.11 was Michael "myapologies" Hauptman, while David "Chega Saudade" Funkhouser took third for $21,607.56. Sixty-three players divvied up the tourney's $218,700 prize pool.

The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #13, $500 No-Limit Hold'em, were as follows:

  1. Daniel "stayactive" Chan - $51,197.67
  2. Michael "myapologies" Hauptman - $31,777.11
  3. David "Chega Saudade" Funkhouser - $21,607.56
  4. Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder - $14,959.08
  5. Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro - $10,585.08
  6. Adam "Demerssa" Demersseman - $7,632.63
  7. Ryan "bitc0in" Riess - $5,598.72
  8. Adam "phsgoldshoes" Hendrix - $4,199.04
  9. Nicholas "nickynofolds" Funaro - $3,236.76