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Event #1: $500 NLH Big 500 Kick-Off
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $574,650
Players 1277

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 30,000

Players Info - Day 1

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Entries 1277
Event #1: $500 NLH Big 500 Kick-Off
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Jose "deposit" Noboa Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #1: NLH Big 500 Kick-Off

Chad_Holloway • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Events kicked off on WSOP.com Thursday afternoon with 2021 WSOP Online Event #1: NLH Big 500 Kick-Off, which drew 837 runners who rebought 440 times.

The 1,277-entry field resulted in a $574,650 prize pool, and after 12 hours of play, it was New Jersey’s Jose "deposit" Noboa who came out on top win a $105,161 top prize.

According to their database, Noboa has nine WSOP-related cashes totaling $39,341, including six online cashes for $17,227. Now, he has a six-figure score to his name and the first gold bracelet of the summer.

2021 WSOP Event #1 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jose "deposit" Noboa$105,161
2Christopher "basile28" Basile$64,935
3Ye "yuan365" Yuan$46,144
4Ashton “LND999” Freemon$33,330
5Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin$24,250
6Steve “gborooo” Gross$17,872
7Charles “chuckthebum” Varner$13,389
8Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr$10,114
9Michael “ParxBigStax” Marder$7,758

After Poker Hall of Famer Jack "borgia92" McClelland" bubbled the tournament in 181st place, the eliminations came at a rapid pace. Among the notables to cash were two-time WSOP bracelet winner Anthony "heheh" Zinno (151st - $861.97), fifteen-time bracelet winner Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth (141st - $861.97), defending champ Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler (75th - $1,149.30), Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert (39th - $2,126.20), Nick "CashUsKlay" Schulman (38th - $2,126.20), Jason "eddievedder" Koon (37th - $2,126.20), and last year’s Championship Event runner-up Norman "Abnormality" Michalek (13th - $4,769.59).

The final table, which was streamed on the PokerNews Twitch channel, was filled with recognizable names including Michael “ParxBigStax” Marder, who busted after running queens into aces, and Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr, who lost with king-ten to the ace-king of two-time WSOP Circuit online ring winner Christopher “basile28” Basile.

Steve “gborooo” Gross, fresh off winning a gold ring in the online Summer Super Circuit Series, was eliminated in sixth place after losing a race with pocket fours to the ace-nine of Ye "yuan365” Yuan, who you might recall as being at the 2020 WSOP Domestic final table last December.

Ye Yuan
Ye "yuan365" Yuan

Yuan, a student at the University of Wisconsin, made a run at the bracelet but ultimately came up two spots short in third place. It happened after he called off his stack with top pair of kings only to see Noboa roller over a rivered straight.

Heads-up play began with Basile and Noboa near even in chips, but before too long the latter pulled out to a big lead. Eventually, after more than 11 hours of play, Noboa sealed the deal after flopping a full house and getting Basile to call off with two pair.

On Friday, July 2 at 3 p.m. PT, Event #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack will take place, and once again we'll be bringing you all the live updates.

Tags: Jose Noboa

Christopher "basile28" Basile Eliminated in 2nd Place ($64,935)

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

Christopher "basile28" Basile raised and Jose "deposit" Noboa called to see a {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} flop.

Noboa check-raised Basile's 240,00 continuation bet to 570,000 and Basile called bring the {a-Clubs} turn. Noboa this time led out for 1,080,000 and Basile called to see the {6-Spades} complete the board on the river.

Noboa moved all in for 19,007,712 and Basile called off his remaining 2,692,288 stack.

Jose "deposit" Noboa: {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Christopher "basile28" Basile: {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Noboa flopped the full house to eliminate Basile in second place for $64,934.

Jose "deposit" Noboa US
Jose "deposit" Noboa
US 25,540,000 5,332,288
Christopher "basile28" Basile US
Christopher "basile28" Basile
US Busted

Tags: Jose NoboaChristopher Basile

Heads Up Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Jose "deposit" Noboa US
Jose "deposit" Noboa
US 20,207,712 6,427,888
Christopher "basile28" Basile US
Christopher "basile28" Basile
US 5,332,288 -3,432,338

Break Time

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

The final two players are on a five-minute break.

Level:
41
Blinds:
120,000/240,000
Ante:
30,000

Ye "yuan365" Yuan Eliminated in 3rd Place ($46,144)

AnthonyThompson • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Ye Yuan
Ye Yuan

Ye "yuan365" Yuan opened on the button for 440,000 and Jose "deposit" Noboa defended his big blind to see a {k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop appear.

Noboa check-called the 527,500 continuation bet from Yan and the {2-Spades} turn was checked by both players bringing the {7-Spades} river.

Noboa check-jammed for 7,890,677 after Yuan fired out 900,000 and Yuan called off his 3,779,150 stack.

Yuan rolled over {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for a pair of kings but it was no good as Noboa showed {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for the jack-high straight and Yan was eliminated in 3rd place for $46,144.

Ye Yuan
Yuan Dropped in 3rd Place
Jose "deposit" Noboa US
Jose "deposit" Noboa
US 13,779,824 3,294,600
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
Busted

Tags: Jose NoboaYe Yuan

Ashton “LND999” Freemon Eliminated in 4th Place ($33,330)

Chad_Holloway • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Jose "deposit" Noboa limped the small blind and Ashton “LND999” Freemon checked their option from the big to bring about a flop of {5-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}.

Noboa check-called a bet of 200,000 and then check-called one of 456,325 on the {4-Clubs} turn.

When the {3-Hearts} completed the board on the river, Noboa checked for the third time and Freemon bet 756,325. Noboa woke up with a check-raise to 3,418,975 and Freemon called off for 3,150,721 total.

Jose "deposit" Noboa: {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Ashton “LND999” Freemon: {3-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Both players had a boat but Noboa's was better to send Freemon out the door in fourth place.

Jose "deposit" Noboa US
Jose "deposit" Noboa
US 10,485,224 3,857,046
Ashton “LND999” Freemon
Ashton “LND999” Freemon
Busted

Tags: Ashton Freemon

Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin Eliminated in 5th Place ($24,250)

AnthonyThompson • Level 40: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Ryan Franklin
Ryan Franklin

Action folded to Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin who raised all in for 2,092,382 from the hijack and Jose "deposit" Noboa isolated from the cutoff.

Jose "deposit" Noboa: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Franklin was behind holding two overs but didn't find either on the {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop. The {q-Diamonds} turn gave Franklin more outs with a broadway draw but the {2-Hearts} river ended his night in fifth place for $24,250.

Ryan Franklin
Franklin Eliminated in 5th Place
Jose "deposit" Noboa US
Jose "deposit" Noboa
US 6,628,178 4,110,512
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin US
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin
US Busted

Tags: Jose NoboaRyan Franklin

Level:
40
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000