Renan Carlos Bruschi is no stranger to crushing online tournaments across all stakes. According to his PocketFives online profile, Bruschi has earned over 7,000 lifetime cashes for a total of just under $7 million in online tournament earnings. The Brazilian added another big cash to his resume on Friday night with a victory in the GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Event #14: The Big 500, earning himself the tournament’s top prize of $150,327 and his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
The $500 buy-in event drew in 2,639 entries to generate a prize pool of $1,253,525. The massive Day 1 field played down to just 35 players left for Day 2. Bruschi entered the final table second in chips with just under 10 million less than fellow Brazilian Rafael “riskgambler” Furlanetto. But in the end it was Bruschi who came out on top after defeating Leonid “Mikleler” Bilokur heads up.
Thanks to GGPoker’s SnapCam, opposing players and viewers on the rail got a glimpse into how much fun Renan Bruschi was having along the way. The eventual winner posted videos throughout the final table of himself eating, singing, and celebrating.
Bruschi had every reason to be calm and relaxed despite the stakes. The internet pro is no stranger to big final tables; this was the eighth six-figure online score of Bruschi’s career. The Brazilian won a $215 Sunday Million on PokerStars in 2015 for $582,500 under his internet handle “Internett93o” and more recently won $504,583 in the WPT #07 Mini Main Event on PartyPoker last September.
In last year’s GGPoker WSOP online bracelet series, Bruschi cashed 11 times for $58,843. Friday’s cash was Bruschi’s fifth of the 2021 online series thus far. He came close to earning his first WSOP bracelet with a runner-up finish that earned him $66,669 in the $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship on August 3.
Brazilian players continue their dominance in GGPoker bracelet events
Four of the first 11 events in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP online series were won by Brazilian players. That could have easily been five out of the first 12 events as Felipe Mojave came up just shy of the victory with his runner-up finish in Event #12. Brazilian poker fans didn’t have to wait long for another bracelet however as Renan Bruschi picked up this win just two events later.
In addition to having some of the best poker players in the world, Brazil also has some of the most passionate poker fans. Brazilian poker fans have created some of the loudest and most exciting rails at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino over the years. The country was hit hard by COVID-19 vaccine delays earlier this year that could unfortunately make it difficult for many Brazilians to travel to this year’s live WSOP event. But regardless of how attendance pans out this fall, Brazil’s poker fans have had plenty to cheer about during this online series.
Final Table Payouts
1. Renan Bruschi: $150,327
2. Leonid Bilokur: $122,728
3. Rafael Furlanetto: $84,534
4. Arthur Conan: $63,391
5. Nikola Minkov: $47,537
6. Nick Maimone: $35,648
7. Eugenio Pernia: $26,732
8. David Wang: $20,046
9. Andrejs Zukovs: $15,032
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