The international portion of the WSOP Online series is nearing the conclusion of its 33-bracelet run, and four more bracelet winners were decided in recent action on the World Series of Poker’s international partner site, GGPoker. Canada’s Ben Wilinofksy, Brazil’s Rodrigo Sirichuk, and Andorra’s “DrBeltran” all collected bracelet gold in normally scheduled events.
Ireland’s Sven “svencalls” McDermott also won a bracelet in an event delayed from last month when a service outage postponed two WSOP Online tourneys.
‘DrBeltran’ takes down 6-Handed Bounty
“DrBeltran”, whose real identity has yet to be published by the WSOP, captured top honors in Event #30, $2,100 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. The Moldova-based player earned a total of $207,599.10 for the win, including $78,122.51 for first place and a whopping $129,476.59 in accumulated bounties.
DrBeltran topped a prior bracelet winner, Ukraine’s Andrii “A Derzhypilskyi” Derzhypilskyi, for the title, leaving Derzhypilskyi to collect a combined $127,675.56 in payout and bounties. Third place went to Brazil’s Fernando “Ops zikei” Nogami, who took in a combined $110,963.73 payout.
Event #30 drew 976 entrants and paid out $1,952,000 in prize money. The final-table finishers and combined prize-and-bounties payouts in Event #30, $2,100 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, were as follows:
- “DrBeltran” (Moldova) – $207,599.10
- Andrii “A Derzhypilskyi” Derzhypilskyi (Ukraine) – $127,675.56
- Fernando “Ops zikei” Nogami (Brazil) – $110,963.73
- Arsenii Malinov (Russia) – $65,632.58
- Miguel “kryingkid10” Silva (Romania) – 52,017.75
- “Namaste89” (Austria) – $51,862.17
Wilinofsky tops $5K PLO High Roller
Veteran Canadian online pro Ben Wilinofsky added his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet to his considerable array of accolades by winning Event #31, $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. Wilinofsky outlasted a loaded 228-entry field to collect $243,934.16 in addition to the bracelet.
Brazilians Joao Simao and Renan Bruschi finished second and third, respectively, for payouts of $176,369.16 and $127,518.50. Overall, the event offered $1,083,000 in prize money.
The final-table finishers in Event #31, $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, were as follows:
- Ben Wilinofsky (Canada) – $243,934.16
- Joao Simao (Brazil) – $176,369.16
- Renan Bruschi (Brazil) – $127,518.50
- “soyboycuck” (Macau) – $92,198.35
- Janne Peltoniemi (Finland) – $66,661.30
- Sam Greenwood (Canada) – $48,197.48
- Yuri Dzivielevski (Brazil) – $34,847.68
- Elias Harala (Finland) – $18,436.08
Sirichuk claims ‘The Closer’ Gold
Brazil’s Rodrigo Sirichuk was the most recent bracelet winner on GGPoker, taking down Event #32, $1,500 “The Closer” NLH (Bounty Turbo). Sirichuk won the final bounty event on GGPoker’s international slate of WSOP Online events, where the format has been heavily featured this series. This event drew 1,263 entires and paid out $1,799.775 in total prizes.
Sirichuk eliminated fellow Brazilian Yago “porco1337” Simplicio Dos Santos to collect a combined prize-and-bounties payout of $187,119.71 in addition to his first career WSOP bracelet. Simplicio Dos Santos earned a combined $108,778.96 as the runner-up. Ireland’s Sven “svencalls” McDermott finished third for a combined $89,021.95 while narrowly missing becoming the first double-bracelet winner of the imternational portion of the WSOP Online series (below).
The final-table finishers and combined payouts in Event #32, $1,500 “The Closer” NLH (Bounty Turbo), were as follows:
- Rodrigo Sirichuk (Brazil) – $187,119.71
- Yago “porco1337” Simplicio Dos Santos (Brazil) – $108,778.96
- Sven “svencalls” McDermott (Cambodia) – $89,021.95
- Linus Hjulstrom (Norway) – $66,397.62
- Manfred “MissGranger” Hermann (Austria) – $56,215.93
- Ioannis Konstas (Ireland) – $33,722.06
- “VERY_INTERESTNG” (Moldova) – $33,255.79
- Florian Gaugusch (Austria) – $28,697.96
- Mario “Iamlucky” Tony (Brazil) – $26,950.58
McDermott wins delayed GGMasters High Roller
Ireland’s Sven “svencalls” McDermott, playing from Cambodia, also emerged as a bracelet winner in the resumption of Event #21, $1,500 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, that was forced to a delayed restart after a server crash earlier in the series.
McDermott eliminated Italy’s David Suriano to seal the victory and earn $253,823 and his first career WSOP bracelet. Suriano pocketed $190,339 as the runner-up, while Norway’s Daniel Heredi collected $142,734 for third.
The GGMasters High roller drew in 1,358 total entries and paid out $1,935,150 in total to its top 233 finishers. The final-table finishers and payouts in Event #21, $1,500 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, were as follows:
- Sven Mc Dermott (Ireland) – $253,823
- David Suriano (Italy) – $190,339
- Daniel Heredi (Norway) – $142,734
- Matus Markusek (Slovakia) – $107,036
- Damir Zhugralin (Kazakhstan) – $80,265
- Viktor Goryaev (Uzbekistan) – $60,191
- Krasimir Yankov (Bulgaria) – $45,137
- Frederic Normand (Canada) – $33,848
- Bruno Alava (Argentina) – $25,382
Thirty-one of the 33 bracelets available in the international portion of the 2023 WSOP Online series have now been claimed. Two bracelets remain — one for the winner of the Main Event, which concludes on Friday, and the other for the winner of Event #17, Millionaire Maker in Paradise. That event was suspended with 100 players remaining. The final 100 will gather at the WSOP/GGPoker Paradise series in the Bahamas in December, where the tourney will play to its conclusion.