Brazilians Dominate GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Day 1f; Miner Strikes Gold in Short Deck Championship

The WSOP Online Main Event on GGPoker is fast approaching its conclusion, with only two more starting flights scheduled before Day 2 gets underway on Monday, October 2.

The sixth Day 1 flight of the Main Event wrapped up yesterday and saw a host of Brazilian players make it through to the next stage while “Braniak6388” bagged best out of the 56 advancing entries.

Another bracelet was also awarded, with the United States’ Benjamin Miner going all the way in the $5,000 buy-in Short Deck Championship to become the latest GGPoker WSOP Online winner.

Campana, Ramos and Nascimento Bag Big in Day 1f

A further 380 players took to the virtual felt for Day 1f of the WSOP Online Main Event to bring the overall entries to 3,265. Just 56 of those entries survived the 15 Level starting flight and will join the 437 players who have already booked their seat for Monday’s Day 2.

Yesterday’s field added another $1,805,000 into the prize pool to bring the current tally to $15,508,750, which is $4,491,250 shy of the $20 million guarantee.

Day 1f was a fruitful venture for a host of Brazilian poker players. Eder Campana (845,058), Dennys Ramos (713,493) and Murilo “RaiseBluff” Nascimento (678,634) all finished inside the top ten chip counts. They were joined by seven more of their compatriots in making it over the first hurdle, which included the likes of Eduardo Pires (637,358), Pedro Garagnani (393,042) and Michel Dattani (203,192).

Damian Salas
Damian Salas

2020 WSOP Main Event winner Damian Salas (295,303) was also among the notable names to bag and tag a stack.

2022 GGPoker WSOP Online winners Ami Barer (501,359) and Jans Arends (383,820) also were successful in piloting over a stack to Day 2. The bracelet winning duo picked up their maiden WSOP titles after Barer pocketed $60,889 for taking down Event #9: $525 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha. Arends was then the last player standing in Event #26: $600 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH and took home the $129,745 up top.

As mentioned, “Braniak6388” ended the session as the chip leader, with Pavels Spirins (1,119,015) and Simon Mattsson (885,053) finishing Day 1f in second and third place respectively.

WSOP Online Main Event Day 1f Top 10 Chip Counts

1 “Braniak6388” Kazahkstan 1,309,818
2 Pavels Spirins Latvia 1,119,015
3 Simon Mattsson Norway 885,053
4 Kazuki Ikeuchi Japan 870,862
5 Eder Campana Brazil 845,058
6 Dennys Ramos Brazil 713,493
7 Marco Fontanella Italy 697,759
8 Murilo “RaiseBluff” Nascimento Brazil 678,634
9 “fizoka” Russia 666,346
10 Dimtri Farmakoulis Greece 641,932

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Remaining GGPoker WSOP Online Schedule

Date Time (UTC) Event Guarantee
Sep-24 6:30 p.m. $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1G $20,000,000
Sep-25 6:30 p.m. $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1H $20,000,000
Sep-26 6 p.m. $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 2 $20,000,000
Sep-27 6 p.m. $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Final Day $20,000,000

GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Current Stats

Pulkit Goyal
Pulkit Goyal
Event Entries Advanced Chip Leader Prize pool
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1a 437 61 Leonard “Sheogorath” Mendes (1,403,424) $2,075,750
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1b 679 105 Xing “Mai_K_4_Life” He (1,505.388) $3,225,250
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1c 691 103 Luc “AAlataKK” Bindel (1,341,648) $3,282,250
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1d 716 115 Angelos “Aggelaras17” Michael (1,290,894) $3,401,000
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1e 356 53 Pulkit Goyal (1,165,881) $1,691,000
WSOP Online MAIN EVENT Day 1f 380 56 “Braniak6388” (1,1309,818) $1,805,000
Current Totals 3,265 493 $15,508,750

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Miner Strikes Gold in Short Deck Championships

Benjamin Miner
Benjamin Miner

On Wednesday night, the final day of the $5,000 Short Deck Championship crowned its winner, with Benjamin Miner topping the 145 entry-field to win his first WSOP bracelet and the $172,678 first-place prize.

When the late registration period closed, the final prize pool was confirmed at $688,750. Only the top 20 finishers would see a return on their investment, with the min-cash being set at $8,982.

Mauricio “Promoking” Pais Ferreira (19th – $8,982), who finished third in this series’ $400 COLOSSUS for $212,848, was able to narrowly make the money while high stakes crushers Chris Brewer (14th – $9,585) and Rodrigo Selouan (9th – $10,915) missed out on making the seven-handed final table.

Event #29: $5,000 Short Deck Championship Final Table Results

1 Benjamin Miner United States $172,678
2 Alex Mezhenkov Ukraine $124,850
3 Sergey Lebedev Russia $90,269
4 Spider Fuji Thailand $65,266
5 Thaer Khoury Israel $47,189
6 Ioannis Konstas Greece $34,118
7 “5cDbHiLoDrMH” China $24,668

Remaining GGPoker WSOP Online Schedule

Sep-23 Thu 18:00 #30: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold’em [Day 2] $840
Sep-24 Sat 18:00 #31: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout $1,050
Sep-25 Sun 18:00 #32: $400 The Closer NLH [Series Saver] $400
Sep-26 Mon 18:00 #33: $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT [Day 2] $5,000 $20,000,000

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Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum’s proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.

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