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Israelashvili, Dodd & Kwon Among WSOP Spring Online Super Circuit Winners


Earlier this week, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) wrapped up its Spring Online Super Circuit, which catered to players in Nevada and New Jersey. The 18-event series guaranteed more than $1 million in guarantees, and after more than two weeks of action, they wound up paying out $2,189,704 in prize money as a combined 5,743 entrants competed.

Among those to win rings during the series were Jerod “whiskeydeck” Smith, 2020 WSOP.com Player of the Year YK “LUCKYSPEWY1” Kwon, and Alexander “losingplayer” Farin, who actually captured a pair of rings.

First, Farin topped a 212-entry field to win Event #4: $150,000 GTD NLH High Roller for $42,233.15, and then nine days later he bested a 181-entry field to win Event #13: $75,000 GTD NLH 6-Max for an additional $16,775.70

All those who captured gold rings are now eligible for the year-end $250K GTD WSOP Online Circuit Championship. There are multiple ways a player can become eligible for that event:

  • Win a WSOP Gold Ring Event during the 2021 season
  • Win a $10,000 Player of the Month Leaderboard
  • Win a Second Chance Fast Forward Be one of the top 50 players on the Cumulative Circuit Leaderboard who are not otherwise eligible (50)

Ryan Dodd Wins Main Event

Ryan Dodd
Ryan Dodd

On Sunday, April 25, the $525 buy-in $300K GTD Main Event took place with 397 players rebuying 195 times to create a 592-entry field. The top 80 finishers for a piece of the $300,000 prize pool including

After 10 hours and 35 minutes of play, it was New Jersey’s Ryan “WHOSYOURDODD” Dodd besting Fadi “fadiphatu1” Elsmaily emerging victorious to claim a $51,300 top prize and his first WSOPC gold ring.

“It feels great to win my first ring, even better that it was in a Main Event,” Dodd told PokerNews. “We have a group that has been studying a lot over the last few months and this is just piggybacking on their successes, so it was nice to finally join the party.”

He continued: “One hand really sticks out. I was a short-to-average stack for a while at the final two tables, I got down to around 10 blinds and I was under the fun with aces and I snap-min-opened. The player who had all the chips and was opening every hand min-three-bet me, which I believe was due to him not seeing my open. So when I jammed he was so committed he had to call off with the {3-}{2-} suited and I luckily doubled and didn’t look back from there.”

Among those to cash the tournament but fall short of the final table were Wendy “Cardthartic” Freedman (10th – $4,050), Michael “SammyTwizz” Azzaro (12th – $4,050), Jeremy “nothinpersnl” Kottler (22nd – $1,890), Christopher “pokeher2014” Fuchs (33rd – $1,680), and Ross “BlueTang” Gottlieb (54th – $1,170).

WSOPC Spring Series Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Ryan “WHOSYOURDODD” Dodd $51,300
2 Fadi “fadiphatu1” Elsmaily $37,950
3 Justin “MadTitan” Turner $27,990
4 Zach “thepepster5” Epstein $20,580
5 Leo “feelsgoodman” Wolpert $15,990
6 “Pokernut” $12,210
7 Krishna “Ninjago” Kalidas $12,210
8 Daniel “TheDinosaur” Marder $7,050
9 “qqlove” $5,250

Israelashvili Bests Schulman in High Roller

Roland Israelashvili
Roland Israelashvili

The biggest buy-in of the series was the $2,000 buy-in Event #11: $150,000 GTD Super High Roller, which drew 62 players who rebought 35 times. That meant the $184,300 prize pool was paid out to the top 15 finishers, and some of those to cash but fall short of the final table was Adam “rwethereyet” Croffut (10th – $3,612.28), John “macallan25” Riordan (13th – $2,948.80), and Eli “sketchem” Mirlis (15th – $2,948.80), just to name a few.

The final table was a stacked affair including Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu and Tony “Panoramic” Dunst, but in the end, the title came down to a pair of well-respected poker pros in Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili and Nick “cashushklay” Schulman.

After more than six hours of play, the former came out on top to win a $44,784.90 top prize and his seventh career gold ring.

WSOPC Spring Series High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili $44,784.90
2 Nick “cashushklay” Schulman $33,911.20
3 Martin “bathroomline” Zamani $25,341.25
4 Tony “Panoramic” Dunst $18,982.90
5 Ian “apokerjoker2” Steinman $13,951.51
6 Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu $10,247.08
7 YK “LuckySpewy1” Kwon $7,593.16
8 Alfred “5kTonight” Gillette $5,529
9 Anthony “heheh” Zinno $4,275.76

Watch the PokerNews Twitch stream of the Super High Roller here:

*Date Tournament Buy-In Players Re-Entries Total Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize*                
Saturday, April 10 Event #1: $100,000 GTD BIG $500 $500 194 123 317 $148,039 David “pokerstudy12” Diiorio $29,459.76                
Sunday, April 11 Event #2: $125,000 GTD NLH Monster Stack $215 558 187 745 $149,000 Jerod “whiskeydeck” Smith $22,484.10                
Monday, April 12 Event #3: $75,000 GTD NLH Freezeout $250 376 0 376 $87,608 Nicholas “Got_The_Glow” Brancato $21,902                
Tuesday, April 13 Event #4: $150,000 GTD NLH High Roller $1,000 132 80 212 $202,460 Alexander “losingplayer” Farin $42,233.15                
Wednesday, April 14 Event #5: $50,000 GTD NLH Turbo $250 206 80 286 $67,210 David “TheClubber” Larson $12,904.32                
Thursday, April 15 Event #6: $75,000 GTD NLH $320 233 139 372 $111,600 Raymond “avant9201” Avant $21,427.20                
Friday, April 16 Event #7: $50,000 NLH Knockout Freezeout $300 275 0 275 $77,550 Tim “Kiwibird” Raffel $14,013                
Saturday, April 17 Event #8: $125,000 GTD NLH Double Stack $320 276 118 394 $125,000 Chris “basile28” Basile $23,225                
Sunday, April 18 Event #9: $150,000 GTD NLH Monster Stack $525 251 95 346 $173,000 Daniel “st0neydanza” Dagostino $32,143.40                
Monday, April 19 Event #10: $50,000 GTD NLH Turbo $215 233 89 322 $64,400 Roberta “Robinhearts” Schwebach $12,364.80                
Tuesday, April 20 Event #11: $150,000 GTD Super High Roller $2,000 62 35 97 $184,300 Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili $44,784.90                
Wednesday, April 21 Event #12: $40,000 GTD PLO8 of Better $215 138 107 245 $49,000 Brian “eckstrom” Eckstrom $10,221.40                
Thursday, April 22 Event #13: $75,000 GTD NLH 6-Max $320 77 104 181 $84,300 Alexander “losingplayer” Farin $16,775.70                
Friday, April 23 Event #14: $50,000 GTD PLO Big $500 $500 57 45 102 $50,000 Kyle “JackintheB0x” Miholich $12,150                
Saturday, April 24 Event #15: $125,000 GTD NLH Double Stack $320 248 113 361 $125,000 YK “LUCKYSPEWY1” Kwon $24,000                
Sunday, April 25 Event #16: $300,000 GTD NLH Main Event $525 397 195 592 $300,000 Ryan “WHOSYOURDODD” Dodd $51,300                
Monday, April 26 Event #17: $75,000 GTD NLH 6-Max $320 192 117 309 $92,700 Ryan “sychoSID” Hohner $18,447.30                
Tuesday, April 27 Event #18: $75,000 GTD NLH $500 Freezeout 8-Max $500 211 0 211 $98,537 Russell “AntonChigurth” Powers $26,112.30                



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