WSOP Roundup: US Online Players Notch Big Finishes At GGPoker; Erik Seidel, David Jackson Win Bracelets

September 9, 2021
WSOP Roundup: US Online Players Notch Big Finishes At GGPoker; Erik Seidel, David Jackson Win Bracelets

The World Series of Poker Online may have come to a close at the end of July for US-based players, but the bracelet action still rolls on at GGPoker. The series picked up at the site for international players in August and quite a few Americans are competing for gold.

The series promises players 33 bracelet events running through Sept. 12 with $45 million guaranteed.

Several US players have made some big scores as the series played out including a couple of big wins. Here’s a look at how some American rounders are faring with only a few days left in the series.

Seidel grabs eighth bracelet

The biggest story of the series for American players came in the 11th event of the series. Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel scored his eighth bracelet by winning the $10,000 Super Millions High Roller.

The title brought a massive payout of $977,842 and his first WSOP title since 2007. He now has more than $6 million in WSOP winnings alone.

Seidel started the final table seventh in chips, but rallied to secure the title. He battled Uruguay’s Francisco Benitez heads-up with the runner-up taking home $759,419.

The eight-time bracelet winner was magnanimous after his win. Not known as an online poker player, GGPoker has been good for Seidel. 


Lucky Sevens deliver for David Jackson

Seidel hasn’t been the only player taking gold. David Jackson took down the $777 Lucky Sevens event for $194,178. The victory secured the Florida rounder the first bracelet of his career.

Jackson has more than $2.7 million in live tournament winnings during a career stretching back to 2008. He’s a regular on the Borgata poker scene in Atlantic City.

David Jackson recently won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at GGPoker.

In 2019, he won the $2,700 Fall Poker Open Championship for $211,334. That title came after winning the $2,700 Borgata Spring Poker earlier in the year for $304,929.

Already with a WSOP Circuit ring in his collection, Jackson now has a bracelet to match.

Americans score in heads-up, another player earns colossal finish

In the $10,000 Heads-up Championship, many big names showed up for a shot at a major title. Plenty of eyes were on Spanish superstar Adrian Mateos as he attempted to win his fourth WSOP bracelet.

In the end, France’s Arthur Conan took the title for $466,167. New Jersey’s Daniel Soltys also made a deep run, getting into the semifinals before bowing out for a score of $155,389. Mateos also fell in the semis to win the same amount.

In the same event, Carlos Chadha-Villamarin, of Washington DC, finished 10th for $31,078.

The Colossus has become a big-field staple at the live WSOP in Las Vegas over the last few years. The event was also held this summer at GG with a $400 buy-in.

Pennsylvania grinder Kenneth Smaron was one of those at the final table, finishing fourth for $172,474. Smaron adds to a growing poker resumé that includes an EPT title and a PokerStars Panama Championship.

Several more rounders flourish

The eighth event in the series also brought another nice finish for an American player. George Wolff took fifth in the $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Championship for $115,712.

That score added to a string of several cashes in the series. He also finished 24th in the WPT Venetian event in March for $26,650.

The Big 500 saw another nice run by an American player. Nick Maimone finished sixth for $35,648 in an event that attracted 301 entries for an $812,700 prize pool.

Maimone is no stranger to the WSOP Online and scored a bracelet in the $1,500 Marathon last summer for $302,472. He also has several other cashes this summer.

Another big-field event produced a nice finish for Illinois’ and WSOP Circuit ring winner Chris Karambinis. He finished seventh in the $1,500 Monster Stack for $37,844.

In the $25,000 Super High Roller Championship, another player from Illinois saw a nice finish. Timothy Nuter took ninth for $151,504. This was the second nice score in an online bracelet event. In 2019, he finished third in a $3,200 High Roller at for $144,169.

Texas player David Mzareulov also chalked up a nice cash in the $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha, taking fifth for $34,084. The WSOP Online action continues this week with several events remaining.

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