2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $738,900
Players 821

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 24,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 821
Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship
Day 1 completed

Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship ($146,893)

Chad_Holloway • Level 39: 120,000-240,000, 24,000 ante
Drew O'Connell
Drew O'Connell

On Saturday night, the penultimate tournament of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online took place. Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship attracted 537 players who rebought 284 times, which resulted in a $738,900 prize pool.

After nearly 11 hours of play, New Jersey’s Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell prevailed over the 821-entry field to win the tournament for $146,893 and his first gold bracelet.

It was the second piece of WSOP gold O’Connell has captured in 2021 after winning his first circuit ring back in March in the WSOP.com Silver Legacy Circuit Event #4: $50,000 GTD NLH Deep Turbo. A week later, he also finished second in Event #12: $150,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max for $39,044.

It was a bit of redemption for O’Connell, who just two days earlier finished sixth at the final table of the 2021 WSOP Online Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship for $13,615.

Prior to the score, O’Connell had $129,873 in WSOP-related cashes.

2021 WSOP Event #32: $1,000 NLH Championship

PlacePlayerPrize
1Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell$146,893
2Jason “jayriv” Rivkin$90,811
3Felix “madenspauwke” Vandeput$63,545
4Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen$45,147
5Kfir “Nahumus” Nahum$32,512
6Dan “omg_its_dan” Gallegos$23,793
7Michael “annie_r_u_ok” Trivett$17,660
8Kyle “Kpcp22” Phillips$13,300
9Millard “meekmill” Hale$10,197

Among those to finish in the top 126 spots and make the money were Shawn “clairvoyant” Kjetland (11th - $7,906), Mike “Mouth123” Matusow (17th - $5,025), Manig “Ohio77” Loeser (23rd - $4,138), Landon “ActionDealer” Tice (28th - $3,399), Ryan “joeyisamush” Depaulo (43rd - $2,882), Ryan “WHOSYOURDODD” Dodd (58th - $2,143), and Jeff “mavsusc” Platt (82nd - $1,626).

Final Table Action

Event 32 Final Table
Event 32 Final Table

Minutes into the final table, Millard “meekmill” Hale got his stack all in preflop with ace-king and was primed to double through Kyle “Kpcp22” Phillips, who held ace-queen. Unfortunately for Hale, a queen appeared on the flop and he became the first final table casualty.

Despite scoring the first knockout, Phillips was the next to go after running pocket nines smack dab into the jacks of Jason “jayriv” Rivkin. From there, Michael “annie_r_u_ok” Trivett lost most of his stack with king-queen against aces, and then he got his crumbs all in preflop with queen-deuce alongside Dan “omg_its_dan” Gallegos, who was at risk with pocket tens, and Rivkin, who had Big Slick suited. A king on the turn gave the pot to Rivkin, who scored a double knockout.

MSPT champ Kfir “Nahumus” Nahum bowed out in fifth place after getting it in with trip queens on the turn only to see Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen, who was at his third final table of the summer, roll over queens full of kings. Not long after, Foxen followed him out the door after flopping top pair of nines against O’Connell, who had him crushed with two pairs nines and sevens.

Three-handed play lasted a good bit before Felix “madenspauwke” Vandeput lost with ace-deuce to the ace-ten of Rivkin, who entered heads-up play down just a bit in chips against O’Connell. Rivkin, who qualified for the tournament via a $37 satellite, took over the chip lead, but O’Connell doubled through, and not long it was over.

In the final hand, Rivkin got his short stack all in preflop with ace-three only to see O’Connell have him crushed with ace-queen. Rivkin had to settle for second place and $90,811 in prize money, a healthy return on investment from the satty.

The 2021 WSOP Online will conclude on Sunday with the final tournament of the series – Event #33: $500 NLH Grand Finale , which features a $1,000,000 guarantee. 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
20-JulyEvent #20: $3,200 NLH High Roller22191312$948,480Sang "youngkoi" Lee$241,768
21-JulyEvent #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed281270551$297,540Bradley "drstrange7" Ruben$69,148
22-JulyEvent #22: $600 NLH Knockout612-612$342,720Anthony "Lastbullet" Kennedy$46,796
23-JulyEvent #23: $500 NLH Turbo457237694$312,300Ryan “hagzzz021” Hagerty$67,207
24-JulyEvent #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack8263501,176$423,360Byung "bhy101" Yoo$77,475
25-JulyEvent #25: $7,777 NLH Lucky 7's High Roller11338151$1,113,927David "dpeters17" Peters$283,940
25-JulyEvent #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore7293891,118$503,100Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken$93,627
26-JulyEvent #27: $1,000 PLO Championship221177398$367,050David "lox10" Goldberg$86,440
27-JulyEvent #28: $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship20263265$805,600Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus$205,347
28-JulyEvent #29: $800 NLH 8-Max Turbo Deepstack418205623$448,560Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman$102,406
29-JulyEvent #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship523260783$422,820Mitchell "franzia" Halverson$84,057
30-JulyEvent #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver632285917$412,650Brad "1badcajun" Zusman$79,683
31-JulyEvent #32: $1,000 NLH Championship537284821$738,900Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell$146,893

Tags: Drew O'Connell

Jason "jayriv" Rivkin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($90,811)

• Level 39: 120,000-240,000, 24,000 ante

Jason "jayriv" Rivkin lost a vast majority of his stack when his pair of sixes was no good vs the trip jacks of Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell.

Following that hand he was suddenly at a massive chip deficit and jammed for 2,470,832 from the small blind on the very next hand which O'Connell called.

Rivkin had the {a-Spades}{3-Hearts} vs the {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} of O'Connell and would need help to stay alive.

The flop came the {2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river came the {2-Diamonds} and Rivkin was eliminated in second place.

Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell nz
Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell
nz 16,420,000 7,520,466
Jason "jayriv" Rivkin us
Jason "jayriv" Rivkin
us Busted

WSOP.com Summer Online Circuit Winners

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 120,000-240,000, 24,000 ante
Summer Online Circuit Event
Summer Online Circuit Event

The WSOP.com Summer Online Circuit Event began on July 16 and will ran through July 27 right alongside the 2021 WSOP Online bracelet events. During that time a dozen gold rings were awarded, 4,714 combined entrants competed, and $1,853,615 in prize money was awarded.

Here's a look at all those who captured titles during the Summer Online Circuit:

DateTournamentBuy-inPlayersRebuysTotal EntriesPrize PoolPlayerPrize
16-JulEvent 1: $40K GTD Limit O8 or Better 8-Max$32014251193$57,900Aaron "Sagevsal" Henderson$12,077.94
17-JulEvent 2: $75K GTD NLH$215383217600$120,000Ryan "sychosid" Hohner$20,520
18-JulEvent #3: $150K GTD NLH Monster Stack$525397144541$270,500Tom ".beast." Cannuli$46,255.50
19-JulEvent #4: $50,000 GTD PLO 8-Max$320167146313$93,900Nathan "surfbum" Gamble$19,136.82
20-JulEvent #5: $75,000 GTD NLH 6-Max$320263137400$120,000Ryan "whosyourdodd" Dodd$22,296
21-JulEvent #6: $75,000 GTD PLO High Roller 8-Max$1,00010159160$152,800Dylan "TheSmith" Smith$33,081.20
22-JulEvent #7: $50,000 GTD NLH Freezeout$250424-424$98,792Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot$24,204.04
23-JulEvent #8: $50,000 GTD NLH Deepstack Turbo$215305116421$84,200Hye "hellofriend" Park$14,398.20
24-JulEvent #9: $100,000 GTD NLH Double Stack$320305165470$141,000Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka$24,111
25-JulEvent #10: $200,000 GTD NLH Main Event$525413230643$321,500Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli$51,247.10
26-JulEvent #11: $50,000 GTD PLO Big 500 6-Max$500144125269$125,623John "macallan25" Riordan$26,204.95
27-JulEvent #12: $100,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max$1,00018793280$267,400Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio$53,212.60
Level:
39
Blinds:
120,000/240,000
Ante:
24,000

Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput Eliminated in 3rd Place ($63,545)

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Felix Vandeput
Felix Vandeput

Jason "jayriv" Rivkin limped-in on the button and then called the 2,767,618 all in raise Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput made from the small blind.

Jason "jayriv" Rivkin: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput: {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}

Vandeput was dominated and the {3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} runout ended his tournament in third place for $63,545.

Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput
Vandeput Out Kicked
Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell nz
Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell
nz 8,899,534 3,634,989
Jason "jayriv" Rivkin us
Jason "jayriv" Rivkin
us 7,520,466 2,116,118
Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput be
Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput
be Busted

Tags: Jason RivkinFelix VandeputDrew O'Connell

Level:
38
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
20,000

Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio Wins WSOP Summer Circuit Event #12

AnthonyThompson • Level 37: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante
WSOP Summer Circuit Event 12
WSOP Summer Circuit Event 12

On Tuesday, July 27, the WSOP Summer Online Circuit concluded.

The 12th and final tournament of the series was the $1,000 buy-in Event #17: $100,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max, which attracted 187 runners who rebought 93 times. The 280-entry field resulted in a $267,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 42 finishers.

Among those to cash were Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar (10th - $4,171.44), Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo (13th - $3,128.58), Joseph "kolebear" Hebert (15th - $3,128.58), Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger (19th - $1,871.80), Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot (20th - $1,871.80), and Landon "ActionDealer" Tice (25th - $1,871.80).

In the end, it was Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio besting Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen in heads-up play to win a $53,212.60 top prize and his fourth gold ring.

WSOP Summer Online Circuit Event #12 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Anthony "flawlessbink" Maio$53,212.60
2Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen$40,003.04
3Matt "berkey11_s4y" Berkey$30,029.02
4Andrew "RobertB14" Robl$22,541.82
5Daniel "juice" Buzgon$16,846.20
6David "dehhhhh" Coleman$12,728.24
7Frank "Spaghettiii" Marasco$9,572.92
8Jonathan "jetsfan14" Borenstein$7,086.10
9Arkadiy "Crocofantos" Tsinis$5,348
Level:
37
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
16,000