WSOP Weekly: Bradley Ruben Wins Second Bracelet, Daniel Negreanu Earns Third Place

July 23, 2021
WSOP Weekly: Bradley Ruben Wins Second Bracelet, Daniel Negreanu Earns Third Place

Some big names made deep runs over the last few days at the World Series of Poker Online at and that includes Daniel Negreanu. He scored a third-place finish Thursday night as he searches for a seventh bracelet. played host to the full range of events this past week including high rollers, Pot Limit Omaha, and knockout bracelet events. Here’s a look at some of the latest action.

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EventTournamentEntriesPrize poolWinnerWinner payout
1$500 NLHE BIG 500 Kickoff (July 1)1,277$574,650Jose “Deposit” Noboa$105,161
2$600 NLHE Monster Stack (July 2)1,038$560,520Manig “Ohio77” Loeser$104,313
3$500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack (July 3)950$427,500Donnell “Spreezy52” Dais$90,801
4$500 NLHE Super Turbo (July 4)850$382,500Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop$73,861
5$1,000 NLHE 8-Max459$648,700Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams$139,600
6$2,000 NLHE Deepstack416$769,600Tyler "ShipTheShip" Denson$175,700
7$777 Lucky Sevens888$621,600Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo$123,574
8$888 Crazy Eights782$625,600Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch$124,369
9$400 NLHE Six-Max788$438,120Philip "wingsuiter" Beck$81,534
10$2,000 NLHE1,517$455,100Michael "njnj17" Leib$81,645
11$400 NLHE Ultra Deepstack1,417$510,120Vijay "Eclypzed" Para$86,210
12$500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack958$431,550Bryan “Pellepelle” Piccioli$83,332
13$1,000 NLHE Freezeout561$504,900Ryan “Adopt_aDogg0” Leng$108,654
14$500 NLHE671$466,200Gionni “Coldwarkid” Demers$90,023
15$5,300 NLHE High Roller188$940,000Justin “Jsaliba2” Saliba$253,800
16$600 PLO Hi/Lo Six-Handed498$268,920Allen “Acnyc718” Chang$61,394
17$400 NLHE 8-Max747$405,000Justin “LappyPoker” Lapka$75,371
18$1,000 North American Open756$692,000James “Danfriel” Gilbert$137,570
19$888 PLO Crazy Eights Eight-Handed507$405,600Martin “bathroomline” Zamani$92,598
20$3,200 NLHE High Roller311$948,840Sang “youngkoi” Lee$241,768
21$600 PLO Six-Handed1,551$297,540Bradley “DrStrange7” Ruben$61,148
22$600 NLHE Knockout612$342,720“LastBullet”$46,796
23$500 NLHE Turbo694$312,300Ryan “hagzzz021” Hagerty$67,207
24$400 NLHE MonsterStack1,176$423,360Byung “bhy101” Yoo$77,475
25$7,777 High Roller151$1,113,927David “dpeters17” Peters$283,940
26$500 NLHE Big Encore1,118$503,100Eric “8Bracelets” Van Auken$93,627
27$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship398$367,050David “lox10” Goldberg$86,440
28$3,200 High Roller Championship265$805,600Daniel “RiverRats” Lazarus$205,347
29$800 NLHE Turbo 8-Max Turbo Deepstack623$448,560Chris “Robotbob47” Moorman$102,406
30$600 NLHE Six-Max Championship783$422,820Mitchell “franzia” Halverson$84,057
31$500 NLHE Summer Saver917$412,650Brad “1badcajun” Zusman$79,683
32$1,000 NLHE Championship821$738,900Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell$146,893
33$500 Grand Finale 2,024$159,100Dan “feeltheflow” Sindela$1,000,000

Event 20: $3,200 NLHE High Roller (July 20)

Sang “youngkoi” Lee took down this event on Tuesday night, his first bracelet and $241,768. The event attracted 311 entries for a $948,840 prize pool.

The accomplishment was no easy task for New Jersey’s Lee. He had to bypass a final table of of other Garden State online powerhouses.

That included David “Dehhhhh” Coleman, Daniel “Juice” Buzgon, and Christopher “Basile28” Basile. Basile is currently the top online player in the United States.

Buzgon is also no stranger to online success. USPoker recently caught up with him about his runner-up finish and recent success in the partypoker Ultimate Super Satellite.

“I haven’t had the best track record over the years in bracelet events so making a run like that feels pretty good,” he says. “Getting second in any tournament let alone a WSOP bracelet event can be depressing if you let it. I obviously wasn’t feeling great after busting, but then reality starts to set in a few hours later and you realize how insane you ran to get to that point.”

Event 21: $600 PLO Six-Handed (July 21)

Bradley “DrStrange7” Ruben added his second bracelet came to him Wednesday night along with $61,148. The tournament drew a field of 1,551 and a prize pool of $297,540.

Bradley Ruben’s first bracelet came in a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event in 2020 at GGPoker. Other notable cashes included Ari “PalmTreeB” Engel, Shannon “Aulophobia” Shorr, and Andrew “Watchguy42” Lichtenberger. 

Event 22: $600 NLHE Knockout (July 22) 

A player by the online name “LastBullet” outshot Daniel “Dnegs” Negreanu on the final table of the $600 Knockout Thursday night. The event brought in 612 players and a prize pool of $342,720.

LastBullet scored $46,796 for the win. Ryan “badbeatbill” Basile finished in second place for $28,708.

A possible Negreanu bracelet win drew plenty of interest among poker fans online. He streamed his play at the final table, eventually taking third for $19,851.

Upcoming WSOP bracelet events: will offer a full range of games over the next few days. That includes a high roller, Pot Limit Omaha, and a MonsterStack.

Here’s a look at the action over the weekend and Monday:

  • $500 NLHE Turbo (Event 23, July 23)
  • $400 NLHE MonsterStack (Event 24, July 24)
  • $7,777 NLHE High Roller  (Event 25, July 25)
  • $500 NLHE Big Encore (Event 26, July 25)
  • $1,000 PLO Championship (Event 27, July 26)

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Tracking Catena poker team battle

The race continues for the Catena poker team standings over the last week. Content manager Valerie Cross remains in the top spot. Runner-up finishes by Joon Kim and Jonathan Dokler have helped her add a couple $5,000 bonuses to her total.

However, USPoker editor and site runner Sean Chaffin snagged a nice score over the last week. Dan Buzgon notched a runner-up, adding $154,380 to Chaffin’s total. Cross still holds a hefty lead however, and he’ll need more scores like that to get back in it.

Here’s a look at the action so far:

  1. Valerie Cross – $262,326
  2. Sean Chaffin – $171,453
  3. Anthony Cicali – $27,681

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