The poker action continues to reward players who show they have the right stuff
This was a busy weekend for poker players currently participating in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series, and it finished with three more bracelets being granted to three different players. Actually, one of those bracelets was given to a player who had never played online poker before that event. Starting on Friday evening, Event #9 took place, then Events #10 and #11 came later to put the icing on the top of a great weekend for online poker.
Event #9 was played on Friday evening and it drew 1,026 entries at the $600 buy-in tourney to create a total prize pool of almost $1 million. The event lasted for ten hours and the winner of the top prize of $188,214 was 70-year-old Ron McMillen, who, quite impressively, was opening a virtual poker lobby for the first time in his poker career and yet he defeated everyone else. McMillen now has his first WSOP bracelet to add to his career record and the honor of leaving behind some big names in the current poker history.
Event #10, the $6000-entry NLHE MonsterStack WSOP, was also full of talented players fighting for one of the bracelets. It registered more entries than any other event, with 2,074 total entries, and this event offered the largest prize pool so far in the WSOP Online series at $1.1 million. The top prize and golden bracelet were for Ryan Torgerson, who previously lost the final heads-up against McMillen during Event# 9 and impressively made it again to the final table in the very next event.
Finally, Event #11 took place on Saturday and into Sunday with 1,691 entries on a $500 buy-in. In this case, the winner was Raman Afansenka, who took home the gold bracelet and the top prize of $128,601. This tournament showcased a long run between the winner and pro player Chance Kornuth all the way to the third place.