The largest winner’s payday to date in the ongoing 2023 WSOP Online International series to date has been claimed by Russia’s Boris “Zivakov” Neykov, the winner of Event #13, $5,000 NLH Six-Handed Championship. Neykov topped a 487-entry field in winning his first gold bracelet in addition to the event’s $426,171.40 top prize.
Neykov’s win also marked his seventh cash of the young series to date, and he topped online veteran “GodsofMongols” to seal the win. GodsofMongols earned $308,130.30 for the runner-up showing, while Event #6 winner Sean “EEewashu99” Boyle came close to a second bracelet here, finishing third for $222,784.43.
High-profile pro and GGPoker brand ambassador Daniel Negreanu finished 19th in the event, just missing the final three tables. Overall, the event paid out a $2,313,250 prize pool to its top 71 finishers.
‘Ispanec’ takes $500 BIG Bounty gold
In Event #14, $500 BIG Bounty NLH, Moldova’s “Ispanec” topped a huge 2,623-entry field to win bracelet gold, along with a combined winner’s prize and bounties total of $106,133.63, comprised of $47,281.39 for first and $58,852.24 in accumulated bounties.
Ispanec finished off Germany’s Manfred “MissGranger” Hermann for the bracelet win. Hermann, playing from Austria, collected $47,164.07 for second place, plus $3,234.3 in bounties for a combined $50,398.45 payout.
Ouimette Wins Ontario Mini Main
One other WSOP online gold bracelet was awarded in recent days, and that took place in the separate WSOP Online Canada series, open only to players in Ontario and held at WSOP.ca. There, in Event #3, $300 MILLION$ Mini Main, Justin Ouimette collected his first WSOP bracelet and a $25,369 winner’s payday.
Ouimette topped a 2,004-entry field that built a collective a $184,368 prize pool. Ouimette’s last challenger was Shahraz “Kyle Gene” Khan, who earned $19,029 for the runner-up showing.