The third gold bracelet event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online series was awarded in the $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Turbo Deepstack’ event. The fast-paced tournament attracted a field of 950 total entries, building a prize pool of $427,500. In the end, the bracelet and the top prize of $90,801 were awarded to Donnell ‘Spreezy52’ Dais. This was the largest score of the Atlanta, GA resident’s tournament career, surpassing the $19,477
he earned as the ninth-place finisher in the 2018 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans main event.
The top 99 finishers made the money in this event, with plenty of big names making deep runs including Jamie ‘DanBilzerian’ Kerstetter (82nd – $1,112), bracelet winner Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler (74th – $1,154), 15-time bracelet winner Phil ‘Lumestackin’ Hellmuth (58th – $1,368), Christian ‘GiddyPotts’ Harder (33rd – $2,052), bracelet winner Bryan ‘Pellepelle’ Piccioli (24th – $2,480), and four-time bracelet winner Jeff ‘NedrudRelyt’ Madsen (20th – $2,480).
2020 WSOPO bracelet winner Joon ‘jykpoker’ Kim finished ninth for $5,985 when his pocket fours ran into the pocket tens of Mike ‘SammyTwizz’ Azzaro. Yonghui ‘pokermaster8’ Jiang was next to go when his pocket jacks lost a race against the AK of Azzaro, who moved into second chip position following these back-to-back knockouts. Jiang cashed for $7,823 as the eighth-place finisher. ‘itilthard’ followed to the virtual rail not long after, earning $10,388 for a run to the top seven.
Poker vlogger Andrew ‘grandpaed’ Neeme’s run in this event came to an end when his K8 clashed with the A4 of John ‘sn1p3rjdubz’ Duci, who turned the wheel to leave Neeme drawing dead. He took home $14,022 for his sixth-place showing.
Dais earned his first knockout of the final table when his AK held up against the A10 of 2018 World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Festival main event winner Simon ‘BagelBites’ Lam. Noth palyers flopped an ace, but Lam failed to improve any further and was elimianted in fifth place ($19,323).
Duci won a preflop coin flip to knock out Patrick ‘Brokerpat’ Megna in fourth place ($27,061). Shortly after that he lost a big pot to fall to the bottom of the chip counts, and was soon knocked out in third place ($38,518) when his A9 failed to hold up against the small-blind shove of Dais, whose 85 made two pair.
Dais took nearly a 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Azzaro, and was able to further extend that advantage as play continued. In the final hand, Azzaro shoved his last 9.6 big blinds from the button with A9 and Dais called with QJ from the big blind. The board ran out KJ986 and Dais made a pair of jacks to earn the pot and the title. Azzaro took home $55,703 as the second-place finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:
|1||Donnell ‘Spreezy52’ Dais||$90,801|
|2||Mike ‘SammyTwizz’ Azzaro||$55,703|
|3||John ‘sn1p3rjdubz’ Duci||$38,518|
|4||Patrick ‘Brokerpat’ Megna||$27,061|
|5||Simon ‘BagelBites’ Lam||$19,323|
|6||Andrew ‘grandpaed’ Neeme||$14,022|
|8||Yonghui ‘pokermaster8’ Jiang||$7,823|
|9||Joon ‘jykpoker’ Kim||$5,985|
Dais photo credit: Borgata Poker Blog.