2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights - 8-Handed

Event Info

Buy-in $888
Prize Pool $405,600
Players 507

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 507
Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights - 8-Handed
Day 1 completed

Martin “bathroomline” Zamani Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights ($92,598)

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Martin Zamani
Martin Zamani

On Monday, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online continued with Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed attracted 285 players who rebought 222 times. The 507-entry field resulted in a $405,600 prize pool and after 11 hours of play, it was Martin “bathroomline” Zamani coming out on top to win a $92,598 top prize and his first gold bracelet.

Zamani, who won a WSOP Circuit gold ring in February 2020 when he took down the WSOPC Rio Las Vegas Event #14: $2,200 High Roller for $89,143, has nearly $2.7 million in lifetime live earnings according to The Hendon Mob.

In 2019, Zamani won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $25,000 High Roller for a career-high $895,110, and a month later finished fourth in the US Poker Open $100,000 Main Event for $330,000. More recently just two weeks ago, he finished third in the Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH event for $155,995.

Earlier in this series, Zamani finished fifth in Event #15: $5,300 High Roller for $56,400 and fourth in Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo for $22,950.

2021 WSOP Online Event #19 Final Table Results

1Martin “bathroomline” Zamani$92,598
2Shawn “Shadysteem” Stroke$57,068
3John “thirteen” Del Rossi$38,978
4Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo$27,094
5Jose "Bobbybaldwin" Barbero$19,225
6Arkadiy “Crocofantos” Tsinis$13,872
7Loren “BabyJesus” Klein$10,221
8Joseph “biueberry” Cheong$7,666

The top 72 finishers made the money including Ema “Momma_says” Zajmovic (12th - $4,583.28), Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger (17th - $3,001.44), Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech (18th - $3,001.44), Alex “rip_neiko” Rocha (26th - $2,474.16), YK “LuckySpewy1” Kwon (36th - $2,109.12), Matt “RubberFist” Stout (51st - $1,662.96), and Michael “annie_r_u_ok” Trivett (66th - $1,419.60).

Final Table Action

Event 19 Final Table
Event 19 Final Table

The final table actually began with just seven players as Joseph “biueberry” Cheong and Kyle “Vin_Gambini” Bowker busted in eighth and ninth place respectively in the same hand on the bubble.

Loren “BabyJesus” Klein was denied a fifth gold bracelet after getting his stack in with two pair against the straight and nut flush draws of Zamani. The spade flush came in on the turn and the river failed to pair Klein to send him packing in seventh place for $10,221.

Arkadiy “Crocofantos” Tsinis then bowed out in sixth place getting his short stack in with big cards only to see Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo roll over pocket aces and hold. John “thirteen” Del Rossi then eliminated the short-stacked Jose "Bobbybaldwin" Barbero in fifth place before Depaulo followed him out the door in fourth.

Depaulo, who famously won an online gold bracelet last summer while playing from a New Jersey Whole Foods parking lot, flopped the nut straight with a flush redraw while Zamani flopped the same straight with two pair. The latter filled up on the river and Depaulo’s quest for a second bracelet came up three spots short.

Three-handed play saw the chip lead exchange hands several times, but eventually, Del Rossi fell in third with pocket kings into Zamani’s flopped set. The latter then took a slight lead into heads-up play against Shawn “Shadysteem” Stroke, but despite them both being deep, it didn’t take long for the final hand to play out.

It happened when Stroke got it in with kings only to see Zamani table aces. The bigger pocket pair held and Stroke had to settle for second place.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Tuesday with Event #20: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. PokerNews will be live reporting and streaming the action, so be sure to join us then.

2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentPlayersRe-entriesTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
1-JulEvent #1: $500 NLH BIG 500 Kick-Off8374401277$574,650Jose "deposit" Nooa$105,161
2-JulEvent #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack7273111038$560,520Manig "Ohio77" Loeser$104,313
3-JulEvent #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack641309950$427,500Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais$90,801
4-JulEvent #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo608242850$382,500Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop$73,861
5-JulyEvent #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max459-459$648,700Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams$139,600
6-JulyEvent #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack312104416$769,600Tyler "ShipTheShip" Denson$175,700
7-JulyEvent #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's576312888$621,600Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo$123,574
8-JulyEvent #8: $888 Crazy Eights Hold'em514268782$625,600Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch$124,369
9-JulyEvent #9: $400 NLH 6-Max7884291,217$438,120Philip "wingsuiter" Beck$81,534
10-JulyEvent #10: $333 NLH9865311,517$455,100Michael "njnj17" Leib$81,645
11-JulyEvent #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack1,0783391,417$510,120Vijay “Eclypzed” Para$86,210
12-JulyEvent #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack654305959$431,550Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli$83,332
13-JulyEvent #13: $1,000 NLH Freezeout561-561$504,900Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng$108,654
14-JulyEvent #14: $500 No Limit Hold'em6733631,036$466,200Gionni "COLDWARKID" Demers$90,023
15-JulyEvent #15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezout188-188$940,000Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba$253,800
16-JulyEvent #16: $600 PLO8 6-Handed293295498$268,920Allen "Acnyc718" Chang$61,394
17-JulyEvent #17: $400 NLH 8-Max7473781,125$405,000Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka$75,371
18-JulyEvent #18: $1,000 NLH North American Open524232756$692,000James "Danfriel" Gilbert$137,570
19-JulyEvent #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights 8-Handed285222507$405,600Martin “bathroomline” Zamani$92,598

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Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke Eliminated in 2nd Place ($57,068)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Shawn Stroke
Shawn Stroke

A series of preflop raises saw Martin "bathroomline" Zamani four-bet to 6,750,000 and Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke called off his 2,638,908 stack.

Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

Stroke woke up with cowboys at the wrong time as the {4-Spades}{q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} runout ended his tournament in second place for $57,068.

Martin "bathroomline" Zamani US
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani
US 10,140,000 4,838,908
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke us
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke
us Busted

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John "thirteen" Del Rossi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($38,978)

MattHansen • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani opened from the small blind for 240,000 and John "thirteen" Del Rossi raised from the big blind to 720,000. Zamani called and the flop came {q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

Zamani fired a pot bet of 1,440,000 and Del Rossi called for his remaining 1,379,315. Del Rossi showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Zamani flipped over {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a set of threes.

The turn was {7-Diamonds} and the river {4-Spades}, giving Zamani threes full of fours and eliminating Del Rossi in third place for $38,978.

Martin "bathroomline" Zamani US
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani
US 5,301,092 2,099,315
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke us
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke
us 4,838,908 -534,068
John "thirteen" Del Rossi us
John "thirteen" Del Rossi
us Busted

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Del Rossi Finds a Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke raised to 280,000 on the button and John "thirteen" Del Rossi defended his big blind to see a {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop.

Del Rossi jammed for his last 482,988 and Stroke snap-called.

John "thirteen" Del Rossi: {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

Stroke was ahead with his cowboys and the {3-Diamonds} turn didn't change a thing.

Del Rossi needed some help and he received it after the {10-Spades} river gave him two-pair to secure his double-up.

Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke us
Shawn "Shadysteem" Stroke
us 5,372,976 2,880,516
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani US
Martin "bathroomline" Zamani
US 3,201,777 -1,042,775
John "thirteen" Del Rossi us
John "thirteen" Del Rossi
us 1,565,976 -1,447,012

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WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner Michael Mizrachi

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

The World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC), which was created in 2006, is considered the tournament where the best of the best take on one another and duke it out in a variety of poker games, a reflection of all-around poker skill. Imagine playing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu five days in a row in a short-handed mixed format.

Needless to say, the hefty price tag coupled with a small, elite field created a legacy for the PPC where champions are considered among the greatest overall poker players. A quick glance at its 14-year history shows nothing but greatness among champions, from John Hennigan to Mike Gorodinsky, and with the late David "Chip" Reese as perhaps the event's most fitting inaugural winner back in 2006.

Winning once is the poker professional's dream. Winning two? You're in a league of your own. But winning the toughest event with poker's best three times? Only one man achieved that improbable feat on this day back in 2018, after winning his first two titles in 2010 and 2012: Michael Mizrachi.

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