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Most action ends at WSOP with NJ Grinders scoring big


The Main Event took center stage during the week, but many other tournaments were part of the mix of the World Series of Poker. This included beautiful scores of New Jersey grinders at live and online events.

Several players also picked up their first victories and players from France also produced major results. texas player Laurent Brandt (pictured above) also scored his second bracelet in the series.

The WSOP live and online schedule mostly ended with the Tournament of Champions only remains to be decided. Here’s a look at the last week of action.

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Event 75: $777 Lucky 7s NLHE 7-Handed

Long live France! French Gregory Teboul won their first bracelet in this event with a friendly slot payout of $777,777. This massive event saw 6,891 entries for a prize pool of $4.7 million.

georgia Rodney Tourvin finished second for $400,777. It’s been quite a journey Las Vegas for Teboul. Days before the Lucky 7 win, he also landed a $400 WSOP Daily Deepstack for $31,583.

“I feel very, very good because winning a tournament in Las Vegas is a big deal,” he said after his bracelet. “It’s my fifth year here and it was the right year.”

Event 77: $1,500 NLHE mixed; Pot Limit Omaha

This event featured two of the most popular poker games and Sandeep Pulusani found her second bracelet. The Huntsville, Alabama player won $277,949 for his efforts. The victory came nine years after Pulusani’s first bracelet win.

Longtime poker pro Esther Taylor Brady took second place for $171,787. The tournament attracted 1,234 entries for a prize pool of $1.6 million.

Event 78: $2,500 NLHE

from Canada Sebastien Aubewho lives in Quebec, scored her first bracelet in this event for $499,636. The tournament produced 1,364 entries for a $3 million prize pool.

France Jilien Loire finished second for $308,817. It was only Aube’s second WSOP win and he was inspired by a poker pro to start playing again in the past few years.

“I played recreationally in my twenties and when I opened my last business during the pandemic, I came across the MasterClass of Daniel Negreanu“, he said after the win. “I always liked the guy, so I was like, ‘Okay, let’s go. He really turned me on. It’s the same recipe for succeed in poker than in business, so that really appealed to me.

Event 79: $10,000 Razz Championship

This lowball tournament attracts big names and it has continued this year. When the dust settled, another Frenchman found the top spot. Julien Martini wins his fourth bracelet for $328,906. The tournament attracted 125 participants for a prize pool of $1.2 million.

Martini is a bit of a mixed game specialist with his previous bracelets in Omaha Hi/Lo, Short Deck and Eight-Game Mix. These last two came in 2021 in the WSOP Europe.

He also finished third for $134,587 in the same Razz Championship in 2018. New York’s Hal Rotholz finished second for $203,281.

Online Event 10: $3,200 High Roller

Online poker bracelet action returned on Tuesday and another Canadian found a win. Julien Perugiaof Toronto, scored a bracelet and $324,767. This is the Canadiens’ fourth win, all in online events.

poker professional Calvina Anderson finished second for $202,627. He also added a second-place finish in a WSOP.com Online Circuit event on the same day for $49,130.

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Event 80: $600 NLHE mixed; Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack

This low buy-in event had 2,107 entries for a prize pool of $1.1 million. In the end, Latvia Voitov Novels reached the winner’s circle for $158,609 and her first bracelet. New York’s Michael Dobbs finished second for $98,026.

Event 81: $5,000 Freezeout NLHE

The Texans played a big role in the early WSOP and we found a bracelet in that freezeout. Mohammad Araniof Map, Texas, scored his first bracelet for $665,459. The win came on his 52nd money streak and Arani credited another poker pro for helping him get to the finish line.

The tournament saw 756 entries for a $3.5 million jackpot. Johannes Straverof the Netherlands, finished second for $411,279.

Event 82: $800 NLHE Eight-Handed Deepstack

from minnesota Richard Alsup won this event for his first bracelet and $272,065. The poker pro topped a field of 2,812 entries, which created a prize pool of $2 million.

“It’s phenomenal,” he said afterwards. “I haven’t really been a bracelet hunter but this one is really special. It’s really special because my travel buddy Rob Wazwaz won the same event a month before. The stars aligned, I wasn’t even going to play.

Gary WhiteHeadfrom the United Kingdom, finished in second place for $168,093.

Event 83: $50,000 High Roller

The beefy price action returned with Portugal João Vieira raising his hands in victory for his second bracelet. The tournament attracted 107 entries for a $4.6 million jackpot and Vieira landed $1.4 million.

Vieira’s first bracelet arrived in 2019 at a $5,000 NLHE event for $758,011. He now has 83 cashes at the WSOP for $3.2 million. spain Lander Lijo found second place for $855,631.

Event 84: $3,000 HORSE

Another Texan not only scored a bracelet, but his second of the summer in this event. Laurent Brandt rode the HORSE action to victory and a $205,319 payday. The tournament produced a field of 327 entries for a prize pool of $873,090.

In June, Brandt also won a $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event for $289,610. With the Main Event champion Espen Jorstad and Daniel ZacBrandt becomes the third double winner of the summer.

“It’s great because it’s my first HORSE tournament,” Brandt said afterwards. “The only reason I played this tournament was because I won the first one and stayed until the Tournament of Champions, so running deep was a dream, getting to the final table was crazy I came in third in chips today but felt really good and confident and the cards went my way.

the New York one Roberto Marine finished second for $126,895.

Event 85: Nearest $1,500

from New Jersey Minh Nguyen won one of the last events of the summer, eliminating The Closer for $536,280 and her first bracelet. The event drew 2,968 entries for a $4 million prize pool. South African Ahmed Karrim finished second for $331,470.

Event 86: $10,000 NLHE Six-Man Championship

Gergory Jensen, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, found first place in this event for his first bracelet and $824,649. Czech Pavel Plesuv finished second for $509,674 in an event that saw 394 entries for a $3.7 million prize pool.

Michael Wang shows off his latest piece of WSOP material. (photo courtesy WSOP)

Event 87: Eight-man $5,000 NLHE

Another grinder from New Jersey picked up a victory in this event. Michael Wangof Livingston, won her second bracelet and $541,604. Farid Jattin of Miami, Fla., was second for $334,747.

Poker legend Erik Seidel took third place for $238,321. The tournament drew 573 entries for $2.6 million.

Online Event 11: $777 Lucky 7s Second Chance

The online action was back with Ohio’s Fred Li win this one for $159,060. Zachary Okin of New York won the silver medal for $98,291. The tournament drew a prize pool of $854,700 from 781 entries.

Event 88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em

A Canadian again won gold in this tournament. Jaspal Brarof Edmonton, Alta., won this fast-paced event for $190,731. Oregon’s Jese Lonis took second place for $117,872. The tournament saw 1,282 entries for $1.1 million.

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Online Event 12: $5,300 High Roller Freezeout Encore

italy Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza won this title for $324,625. Paul Scaturro, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, took second place for $189,875. The 245 entries created a prize pool of $2.1 million.

Online Event 13: $500 NLHE Summer Saver

Another New Jersey player scored big here, with Succasunna Shaun “BabyLegs” O’Donnell winning for $125,330. This is the first wristband for the regular inline grinder.

Benjamin Chung, of Los Angeles, finished second for $77,275. The tournament drew 1,189 entries for a prize pool of $741,600.

Tournament of Champions

The $1 million freeroll is for any WSOPC championship bracelet or ring within the past year. After starting on Monday with 463 playersonly 144 were due to return to action on Tuesday.

The TOC is the final event on the WSOP schedule and ends on Wednesday with the winner walking away with a bracelet and a nice payout. However, the payments have not yet been determined. A total of 575 players were eligible and some of them can still participate on Day 2.

The United Kingdom Robert Cowen leads the pack after winning the $50,000 High Roller PLO earlier in the series for $1.4 million. Return to USPoker later in the week for the winner of this event.

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