Live Events 1
Event #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $427,500
Players 950

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 950

Highlights

Highlights

Tune Into Jeff Platt's Twitch Stream Now for Early WSOP Coverage!

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Jeff Platt Twitch
Jeff Platt Twitch

For each of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online bracelet events, Jeff Platt will be streaming early play up to the final table, which will then air on the PokerNews Twitch Channel. Early action of this event is streaming now, so be sure to tune in to see who walks away with the WSOP gold bracelet!

“I am thrilled to team up with PokerNews to present coverage of the 2021 WSOP Online,” said Platt, who is a co-host of the PokerNews Podcast. “We learned last year that the prestige of bracelet events draws an incredibly passionate audience on Twitch. I can’t wait to interact with that audience again as we crown poker’s newest champions.”

Watch the Jeff Platt's live stream here

Alabama's All-Time Earnings Leader Shannon Shorr Looking For Some Diaper Money

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Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

One of the most consistent crushers of the last fifteen years has been Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr, who tops the Alabama all-time earnings list on Hendon Mob, with nearly $8.6 million in recording earnings. Shorr, who recently announced that he and his wife Joy are expecting their first child, is in action today and will be looking for more success on the virtual felt after some early success on the live felt this year.

Shorr, who had six cashes in last year's WSOP.com Online Bracelet series, but has yet to win a WSOP Gold Bracelet, found his first victory of the year in Event #28: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack, and for besting a 287-entrant field, Shorr added a healthy $296,535 to his bankroll. Shorr has also found a quartet of cashes in PokerGO branded events, including a fourth-place performance at the $10,000 NLH High Roller at The Venetian, good for $77,000.

With another full summer of bracelet events on the docket, will this be the year that Shorr breaks through for a WSOP Gold Bracelet to add another accolade to an already illustrious career? We'll be watching his status all summer long as "Aulophobia" shoots for the stars.

Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
27,825 -75

Tags: Shannon Shorr

Assorted Level 13 Chip Counts

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Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett
35,505
Mike "Mkspresident" Shin
Mike "Mkspresident" Shin
33,160 -6,840
Krista "Pollux" Gifford us
Krista "Pollux" Gifford
us 32,606 -7,394
Owais "oerockets" Ahmed
Owais "oerockets" Ahmed
32,579 -7,421
Nick "DrPayne" Jivkov bg
Nick "DrPayne" Jivkov
bg 29,080 -14,240
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
27,900 -7,560
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo
26,600 -18,760
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman
13,519 -27,731
Yong Keun "LuckySpewy1" Kwon
Yong Keun "LuckySpewy1" Kwon
8,142 -31,858
Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio
Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio
7,317

Shorr Doubles Through Gross

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Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

Blinds: 160/320/40

After an initial 705 raise, four players saw a {6-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop and action was checked to Joon "standardiu" Park who fired out 705.

Only Joshua "forbinalumni" Gross from the small blind and Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr called, bringing the {10-Diamonds} turn. All three players checked and the {7-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

Gross check-called Shorr's 13,303 all in bet while Park folded and the two hands were revealed. Gross held {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for top two-pair but it was no good as Shorr held the jack-high straight with {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

Shannon Shorr
Shorr Finds a Double
Joshua "forbinalumni" Gross US
Joshua "forbinalumni" Gross
US 45,780 45,780
Joon "standardiu" Park us
Joon "standardiu" Park
us 45,085 45,085
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
35,460 35,460

Tags: Shannon Shorr

Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli Going For Another Summer of Big Cashes

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Bryan Piccioli
Bryan Piccioli

Former WSOP November Niner and WSOP Gold Bracelet winner Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli spent his time in the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series getting his grind on, and the sheer volume of results for Piccioli, who sports over $4.5 million in lifetime Hendon Mob reported earnings, speaks for itself.

Piccioli started his WSOP Online series with the WSOP.com series, and recorded a staggering 14 cashes during the 31-event series. He netted an eleventh-place finish in Event #29: $2,000 NLH Deepstack for $15,612, and followed that up with a deep run in the final event, Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship, finishing in twenty-seventh place for $9,897.

The next month, during the GGPoker portion of the WSOP Online, Piccioli added six more cashes to his resume, including another deep run in Event #77: $5,000 NLH Main Event. Piccioli managed to navigate his way to a twenty-third place finish in the event that was eventually won by Stoyan Madanzhiev, and for that deep run, Piccioli added another $79,625 to his account.

Can Piccioli top last year's impressive run of 14 cashes in this year's WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series? We'll be keeping an eye on "Pellepelle" all series long to see if he can add to his bracelet he earned in 2013 at the WSOP Asia-Pacific $1,100 NLH Accumulator Event.

Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli US
Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli
US 48,915 -40

Tags: Bryan PiccioliStoyan Madanzhiev

Assorted Level 11 Chip Counts

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Jason "eddievedder" Koon
Jason "eddievedder" Koon
76,925 16,864
Matthew "dirtyvladboy" Beyerlein us
Matthew "dirtyvladboy" Beyerlein
us 75,504
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili
66,303
Wendy "Cardthartic" Freedman
Wendy "Cardthartic" Freedman
55,815
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen
53,582 5,910
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
51,780 13,610
Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli US
Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli
US 48,955
Shawn "Clairvoyant" Kjetland
Shawn "Clairvoyant" Kjetland
46,890 6,890
Ryan "Protential" Laplante
Ryan "Protential" Laplante
45,889 5,889
Michael "Bballlind10" Lind
Michael "Bballlind10" Lind
44,259 4,259

Balistreri Gets Cool Double Up

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Blinds: 120/240/30

"AraMir" limped in under the gun, Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri raised to 1,200 from the next seat over and action quickly folded back to "AraMir" who three bet to 4,200.

Balistreri four-bet jammed for 38,914 and "AraMir" snap-called.

"AraMir": {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Balistreri held a better pair with cowboys and the {7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs} runout secured his double.

Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri us
Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri
us 78,460

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Melissa "luckmgmt" Bryne Looking to Bring the "GrindHaus" Some WSOP Gold

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Melissa Bryne
Melissa Bryne

Texan poker pro Melissa "luckmgmt" Bryne has spent the majority of quarantine firing up her Twitch stream and grinding the online streets, and Bryne, who now calls Las Vegas home, is looking for some WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series success.

Bryne says that in general, "I primarily play online but definitely mix in some live cash and tournaments when I need a break from the computer," according to her Twitch bio, but she's shown her chops in live tournaments, as well. In one of the last WSOP Circuit events before the Covid-19 pandemic, Bryne chalked up four cashes at the WSOPC Choctaw series, including a deep run in the $1,700 Main Event, ultimately finishing in twenty-ninth place for $7,421. Bryne's biggest score came in 2017, when she defeated a field of 327 entrants in a $500 No Limit Hold'em event at the Wynn to earn $36,708.

Bryne is a part of the "GrindHaus", a group of poker players living together in Las Vegas that includes Bryne's boyfriend, Jerod "whiskeydeck" Smith and Brian "TGBpoker" Frenzel among others. The group all participate in Twitch streams, podcasts, and other general hijinks on their active and entertaining social media pages.

Bryne, who is in today's field, will be looking to catch her first WSOP Gold Bracelet on stream in front of her loyal fanbase, and we'll be keeping tabs on her throughout today's play.

Melissa "luckmgmt" Bryne
Melissa "luckmgmt" Bryne
39,580 39,580

Tags: Brian FrenzelJerod SmithMelissa Bryne