Big names just short; Ivey, Moorman, Seiver Score Finalist

Top players such as Phil IveryChris Moorman and Scott Seiver all came just before a World Series of Poker bracelet over the past week. The poker giants have crumbled in recent days, but have been denied their next material.

Another big headline saw the New Jersey online poker mill Dan Zack (photo in main image, courtesy of earns her second bracelet of the series.

“I started playing poker watching the WSOP on ESPN and I’ve always dreamed of playing it,” he said. USPoker after his first victory this summer. “As a result, even though I rarely play tournaments outside of the WSOP, I’m still here every year to pursue the dream of collecting these things, and therefore every bracelet won is precious.”

It’s going well so far. Here’s a look at his victory as well as all the latest WSOP action.

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Event 37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker

Apparently the way to victory this week was to wear a lucky hat to score gold. Players love Yuliyan Kolev and Fabien Brandes showed headgear that seemed to bring good luck.

Kolev from Bulgaria can now buy a batch of Kentucky Fried Chicken after winning the Millionaire Maker this week. He grabbed his second bracelet and $1.1 million, while carrying a KFC bucket on his head.

Oren Rosen came in second for $695,390. Kolev’s first bracelet came in the 2021 Lucky Sevens at $777 for $146,163.

Kolev is the all-time leader for Bulgarian bracelet holders and now third overall on the Bulgarian all-time earning list with over $2.8 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

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

Brazil’s Own Pedro Brommann landed a field of 121 entries to secure his wristband. He won $294,616 and her first bracelet. It wasn’t easy as he had to beat four-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver one-on-one to take the win. Seiver still brought home $182,086 for his efforts.

The event drew a prize pool of over $1.1 million. Bromfman now lives in the Los Angeles area and works as composer for film, television and video games. Some of his works have been used in films like Robotcop (2014) and TV series like Netflix’s Narcos and The Panama Papers for Epix.

“I’ve been in music all my life,” he said. Told in 2020. “It’s a passion and I love it, and now my passion, my hobby, where I take my mind off of music – is poker.”

The bracelet victory certainly hit the right air.

Also participate in the act of headgear, Fabien Brandes wore a lucky charm Super Mario hat that helped him jump over the competition. He won this event and took home $371,358.

It was his first WSOP bracelet. The field consisted of 719 entries and created on a $1.9 millionn pot.

Brandes has been racing well, recently finishing second in Event 19: $25,000 PLO High Roller for $907,132. He now has over $1.2 million in cashes from PLO events this summer.

Event 40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

New Jersey Crusher Daniel Zac grabbed his third bracelet last week and second of the summer. Zack faced 137 players at Seven Stud Hi-Lo and came out on top for $324,174. The prize pool swelled to over $1.2 million.

The tournament featured fierce competition as Zack took on Shaun Deeb, Eric Kurtzman and Brian Hastings. Deeb and Zack fought verbally and on the felt.

Event 41: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty

Ramsey Stovall of Minnesota made their WSOP debut a memorable moment in this fast-paced tournament. Stovall won his first cash and his first WSOP bracelet. Victory pocketed him $191,223 in less than 24 hours.

The field consisted of 2,227 players for a prize pool of $1.9 million. At the final table, Stovall defeated the two-time bracelet winner Raphael Lebron. Last year’s WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh narrowly missed the final table and finished 11th.

Event 42: $100,000 NLH High Roller

All the big players were there for this event, including the mythical Phil Ivey. In the end, Ivey nearly landed his elusive 11th bracelet. Alexeys Ponakovs wins his second bracelet and defeats the legendary Ivey.

The high roller event attracted 62 entrants for a prize pool of over $5.9 million. Going into the final table, the players had 16 total bracelets won among them.

Event 43: $500 NLH Freezeout

Monday’s event drew a huge field of 4,786 entries in a freezeout tournament. The $500 buy-in made a prize pool worth more $2 million.

David Perry from Las Vegas beat online poker legend Chris Moorman. Perry denied Moorman his second bracelet. The Las Vegas resident won $241,729 for the win and her first bracelet.

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Online Event 3: $400 Ultra DeepStack

Brian Altman won his first bracelet after participating in the online bracelet tournament, Altman won $110,662.

The virtual field has 1,641 entries and is building a prize pool of $757,440. New Jersey was well represented at the final table as Krishna KalidasBrandon Vaysman and Vineet Pahuja have all made appearances,

Online Event 4: $1,000 PLO Six-Max

Matt Syzmaszek from Massachusetts scored online gold last Sunday. He won his first bracelet and $141,705 in liquid. This online event brought in 470 entries and a prize pool of $712,800.

Two-time bracelet winner Nathan Bet finished the event in seventh place for $17,036.

Upcoming Events for WSOP Bracelets

The WSOP continues with a full plate of events this weekend. Look for mixed games as well as the hugely popular Seniors Championship. Here is an overview of some current events and some upcoming tournaments:

  • $2,000 No Limit Holdem (Event 49) – June 23
  • $250,000 Super High Roller NLH (Event 50) – June 23
  • $600 Online Deepstack (Online Event 5) – June 26 at
  • $400 COLOSSUS (Event 51) – June 24-25
  • $2,500 Nine-Game Mix Six-Handed (Event 52) ​​– June 25
  • $5,000 Mixed NLHE, PLO (Event 53) – June 26
  • $500 Tribute to Warriors (Event 54) – June 26
  • $1,000 Tag Team (Event 55) – June 26
  • $50,000 Poker Players Championship Six-Handed (Event 56) – June 26
  • Online Event 5: $600 Online Deepstack Championship – June 26

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