WSOP Online: Justin Lapka wins Super High Roller, Jed Hoffman takes Super Turbo

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: October 17, 2023 04:17 PDT

As the World Series of Poker's domestic WSOP Online bracelet series nears its conclusion, two more events have found their bracelet winners. In Event #29, $500 NLH Super Turbo 6-Max, Jed Hoffman, a four-time Circuit ring winner, surged to his first career bracelet, while in Event #31, $5,300 NLH Super High Roller Freezeout, Justin Lapka secured a second bracelet to join the one he claimed in a 2021 WSOP Online NLH 8-Max event.

Combined with Darren Rabinowitz's victory in Event #30, the NHL Online Championship, just two events remain on the domestic WSOP online series slate. Including another 33 bracelet events on the international WSOP platform hosted by GGPoker and an additional 10 bracelet tourneys in firewalled jurisdictions in Canada and the US, a total of 76 bracelets will have been awarded by the time the series concludes Wednesday night.

'jchak' surges to 6-max super-turbo triumph

Hoffman, a Reno-based pro playing as "jchak" on's Nevada/New Jersey platform, earned $35,099.73 for taking down the fast-paced Event #29, the super-turbo 6-max tourney. The event drew 255 total entries from 172 unique players who also contributed 83 re-buys, which built a $137,700 prize pool.

Hoffman's final foe was Joseph "Kingjoe" Casseus, who had to settle for $21,687.75 as the runnerup. Mitchell "franzia" Halverson completed the podium spots with a third-place run worth $14,912.91. Well-known World Poker Tour commentator Tony Dunst finished fourth, while Event #22 winner Tjan Tepes fell short of winning his second bracelet of the series, finishing fifth.

Overall, 36 players made the money. The final-table finishers in Event #30, NLH Super Turbo 6-Max, were as follows:

  1. Jed "jchak" Hoffman - $35,099.73
  2. Joseph "Kingjoe" Casseus - $21,687.75
  3. Mitchell "franzia" Halverson - $14,912.91
  4. Tony "Panoramic" Dunst - $19,451.43
  5. Tjan "INeedCougars" Tepes - $7,477.11
  6. James "NokiloK" McCrink - $5,535.54

Lapka claims Super High Roller Freezeout bracelet

Minnesota native Justin "lappypoker" Lapka took the bracelet win in the priciest tourney on the domestic WSOP Online slate, Event #31, $5,300 NLH Super High Roller Freezeout. Lapka's win was worth $106,067.50, pushing his total WSOP earnings to date to roughly $750,000, including his two online bracelet victories.

Lapka claimed the largest share of the tourney's $385,000 prize pool, which was spread across the top 15 finishers in the 77-player event. The super high roller featured numerous prior bracelet winners and offered a loaded final table. Lapka busted Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim to claim the bracelet, leaving Kim with a $69,300 second-place payout. Third-place money of $45,237.50 went to Fred "staeks" Li.

The final-table finishers in Event #31, $5,300 NLH Super High Roller Freezeout, were as follows:

  1. Justin "lappypoker" Lapka - $106,067.50
  2. Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim - $69,300
  3. Fred "staeks" Li - $45,237.50
  4. Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii - $32,917.50
  5. Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu - $24,255
  6. Brian "pure__reason" Wood - $18,480
  7. Jon "London_Jon" Shoreman - $14,437.50
  8. Chris "2fly2die" Hunichen - $11,357.50
  9. Jeremy "chipchecka" Ausmus - $9,817.50