WSOP Weekly: Music Producer Steve Albini Scores Bracelet No. 2; Big Names Run Deep

June 20, 2022
WSOP Weekly: Music Producer Steve Albini Scores Bracelet No. 2; Big Names Run Deep

A few big names entered the playing field over the weekend at the World Series of Poker including soccer star Neymar Jr. and legendary music producer Steve Albini. The well-known music producer has been a part of hit albums such as Nirvana’s In Uterom and also now has two WSOP bracelets.

Some big name also made deep runs at the series over the last week including Scott Seiver, Eli Elezra, and Phil Hellmuth. Several players from outside the US also took home bracelets iu recent events. Here’s a look at some of the action over the last week.

Event 32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E

It was music to Steven Albini’s ears after he won the the $1,500 HORSE (Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, Hi-Lo) event for $196,089. The former music producer for Nirvana brought home some series cash.

The tournament reached a prize pool of over $1 million and Albini brought home his second bracelet. Albini previously won a bracelet in Seven Card Stud in 2018. Unfortunately he will have to take it to a jeweler to get repaired after a small mishap. 

James Morgan of Canada in runner-up and other notable cashes included Phil Ivey in 26th and David Williams in ninth. 

Event 33: $3,000 Six-Max NLH

Germany’s Nino Ullman overcame 1,348 players to bring home the biggest win of his life. Ullman conquered captured his first bracelet and a payday of $594,079.

Timothy Flank had to settle for second place after losing to Ullman heads up, but still scored $367,184. The six-max included a tough final table with top notch players such as BetMGM ambassador Darren Elias and David Peters.

Another familiar face was among the field. International soccer superstar and PokerStars ambassador Neymar Jr. took part in multiple WSOP events including this event.

Event 34: $1,500 Freezeout NLHE 

Justin Pechie took down this tournament over the weekend and grabbed his second bracelet. He topped a field of 1,774 entries and won a grand prize of $364,899. Pechie’s scored his first bracelet at the WSOP in 2011. According to PokerGO, he came in with some confidence. 

“I came in and I said I’m just going to play like I know how to play. And it worked,” he said.

Pechie had some stiff competition to overcome to grab his win. He defeated two-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Zolotow.

“It was crazy in here. It was fun. I enjoyed it,” Pechie said about the atmosphere at the final table. “Even when they were beating me, I enjoyed it.”

Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event 

The Mixed Big Bet tournament consists of No Limit or Pot Limit-style betting. The tournament is made up of games such as Omaha, Hold’em, Hi-Low, 2-7 and Big O, to name a few. In the end Hong Kong’s Lok Chan was the victor. 

Chan defeated Drew Scott of Canada heads-up to take down the $144,338 top prize. The tournament included 281 entries.

Event 36: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo

Ali Eslami won his first bracelet late Saturday night. He beat out 471 players to take the title and score $135,260. Among the final table players were four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen, bracelet winner Kenny Hsiung, and seven-time WSOP Circuit ring winner John Holley. 

Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

Brazil’s Pedro Bromfman (pictured in lead image, courtesy PokerGO) overcame a tough final table to win this event for his first bracelet and $294,616. Scott Seiver took the runner-up spot for $182,086 and Cary Katz finished third for $131,362.

After winning a bracelet already, Alex Livingston continued his nice run as well, finishing fourth for $96,104. Eli Elezra took seventh and Phil Hellmuth finished ninth. The tournament attracted 121 entries for a $1.1 million prize pool.

Upcoming WSOP bracelet events

WSOP will offer a full range of games over the next few days. That includes a high roller, pot limit Omaha, and a turbo bounty event event. The $1,500 Millionaire Maker should also declare a new millionaire in the next couple days. Here’s a look at some events in progress and a few upcoming tournaments:

  • $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (Event 38) – June 18
  • $3,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 39) – June 18
  • $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship (Event 40) – June 18
  • $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty Freezeout (Event 41) – June 19 
  • $1,000 PLO ONLINE ( Event 4 ) – June 19
  • $500 NLH Freezeout (Event 43) – June 20 
  • $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship (Event 44) – June 20
  • $1,500 PLO Eight-Max (Event 45) – June 21
  • $5,000 NLH Six-Max (Event 46) –June 21

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