David “ZONEDin” Jackson Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet

David “ZONEDin” Jackson of the United States earned his first WSOP bracelet after taking down Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS as part of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. Jackson made it through a field of 2,014 entries to win the bracelet and a $194,178 cash. He defeated Dumitru “DDimancescu” Pora during heads-up play, sending the Romanian pro home with $140,394.

The $777 buy-in tournament did not have a guarantee but saw a prize pool of $1,486,634. Only 22 players made it to Day 2 after nine hours of play on Day 1.

Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (in USD)
1 David “ZONEDin” Jackson United States $194,178
2 Dumitru “DDimancescu” Pora Romania $140,394
3 Weilin “Ace predator” Wang China $101,508
4 Mike Watson Canada $73,392
5 Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima Brazil $53,064
6 Ken “[email protected]” Okada Japan $38,366
7 Masakazu “Brian-Miyamoto” Miyamoto Japan $27,740

Jackson, who is from Jacksonville, Florida, already had a WSOP ring under his belt from winning the 2017 WSOP Circuit Event #3: $580 No-Limit Hold’em in North Carolina for a score of $39.938. He entered Day 2 of the tournament fourth in chips and reached the seven-handed final table in the same position.

Jackson played tight in the early stages of the final table and took down a big pot when he made two-pair with ace-king against his opponent’s smaller two-pair. He later took the chip lead during three-handed play after doubling when his pocket fours held against the ace-queen of eventual runner-up Pora.

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Papazian, Matakis, and Lofberg Among 31 Players Left in Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS

Only 31 players remain out of 2,350 entrants after 32 levels of play in Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed. The biggest stack was bagged by Eugenio “Ausetep_255” Pernia from Venezuela, with Romanian Alex Papazian and Bulgarian Bahar Musa not far behind, all with over 4 million chips.

While all of the remaining 31 players already have $6,345 locked up, the majority of the $1,982,640 prize pool will be given out at the final table tomorrow, including the $241,128 first-place prize which comes with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Among the notables to make Day 2 was Ian Matakis, who won a WSOP Circuit Ring on GGPoker earlier this year, Patrick Mahoney, Swede Simon Lofberg, and poker streamer Denys Chufarin.

Event #26 Day 1 Top Ten Chips

Place Player Country Chips
1 Eugenio “Ausetep_255” Pernia Venezuela 4,953,264
2 Alex Papazian Romania 4,580,301
3 Bahar “reallyeasy” Musa Bulgaria 4,106,684
4 Cristian “Peitodeperu” Nagaki Peru 3,302,121
5 Danilo “Olag” Gomes Brazil 2,785,192
6 La Papualda Uruguay 2,671,544
7 Ian “potamophobia” Matakis USA 2,621,198
8 Aleksey “somebody444” Churbanov Russian Federation 2,619,776
9 Marat “MOB17111” Begenov Kazakhstan 2,586,464
10 Patrick “CocoTheDog” Mahoney USA 2,570,639

Day 2 action for Event #26 picks up on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. EST, and PokerNews will be there to follow it to the end as they play down to a bracelet winner.

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