New Jersey player wins WSOP Online championship, $146K

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Drew O’Connell won the main lawsuit of the U.S. information of the World Series of Poker Online aboriginal Sunday.

O’Connell prevailed successful a tract of 821 entries (537 players and 284 re-entries) successful the $1,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em Championship connected WSOP.com. Playing nether the surface sanction “dudeguydrew,” the New Jersey nonmigratory won $146,893 and his archetypal WSOP bracelet. (The WSOP awards trophy bracelets for tourney victories.)

Jason Rivkin (JayRiv) took 2nd for $90,811, and Felix Vandeput (madenspauwke) was 3rd for $63,545. Alex Foxen, an elite tourney subordinate with much than $18 cardinal successful vocation earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database, fell abbreviated of his archetypal bracelet, taking 4th for $45,147.

Holding a monolithic spot lead, O’Connell called and won with ace-queen against Rivkin’s all-in earlier the flop with ace-three.

O’Connell had $129,873 successful WSOP tourney net coming into the event, each of them earned online during the past 2 years.

The U.S. information of the WSOP Online was acceptable to reason aboriginal Monday with the $500 No-limit Hold’em Grand Finale.

First-time bracelet winners dominated the WSOP Online, but respective players picked up their 2nd (or third) portion of hardware.

David Peters, who has much than $34 cardinal successful vocation earnings, grabbed his 3rd bracelet by winning the $7,777 No-limit Hold’em Lucky 7’s High Roller for $283,940. Chris Moorman, who has much than $6 cardinal successful vocation earnings, took location his 2nd bracelet by winning the $800 No-limit Hold’em 8-Max Turbo Deepstack for $102,406.

Allen Chang, Ryan Leng, Bryan Piccioli and Bradley Ruben besides won their 2nd bracelets during the series.

The WSOP Online was created past twelvemonth aft the flagship WSOP astatine the Rio was postponed, past canceled due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic. The online bid returned to the calendar this year with the flagship WSOP delayed until the fall.

Because of America’s online poker laws, the satellite cannot play together. The U.S. mentation of the WSOP Online was constricted to players physically located successful Nevada and New Jersey.

An international version is underway and runs done Sept. 12 connected GGPoker. After WSOP.com precocious launched successful Pennsylvania, a second U.S. mentation of the WSOP Online volition beryllium held for players physically located successful that authorities Aug. 8 to 15.

The live WSOP volition beryllium held Sept. 30 to Nov. 23 astatine the Rio with 88 bracelet events.

Contact Jim Barnes astatine jbarnes@reviewjournal.com oregon 702-383-0277. Follow @JimBarnesLV connected Twitter.

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