Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker Wins Online Bracelet $888 PLO Crazy 8’s 8-Max

Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker of Washington won his first World Series of Poker bracelet early Monday morning by taking down (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $888 PLO Crazy 8’s 8-Max [3x Re-entry] for a score worth $95,338. Stoker had to get through a field of 295 entrants before defeating Tony “tonisinz” Sinishtaj during a heads-up battle that finished in under 30 minutes.

The tournament generated a prize pool of $417,600 and it took over 11 hours for a winner to emerge. Stoker entered the eight-handed final table fifth in chips and was able to chip up by knocking out Edward “eddiegood598” Espino, who finished in seventh when his two pair was no good against the set of the eventual champion. Stoker went on to eliminate a total of four finalists, including Sinishtaj heads-up.

  1 Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker United States $95,338
  2 Tony “tonisinz” Sinishtaj United States $58,756
  3 “qpoker205” United States $40,131
  4 “Draw5” United States $27,896
  5 Chan Woo “Rikishi” Kim United States $19,794
  6 Andrew “randylerch” Kelsall United States $14,282
  7 Edward “eddiegood598” Espino United States $10,524
  8 Allan “atl777” Le United States $7,983

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Stoker began heads-up play with the chip advantage after eliminating “qpoker205” when he made two pair against the latter player’s overpair. Sinishtaj, who entered the final table with a commanding chip lead, briefly took the lead during heads-up play before Stoker took it right back, and he eliminated Sinishtaj shortly after.

Stoker had to get through a star-studded field to earn his first WSOP bracelet — a field that included Daniel “Dnegs” Negreanu, Yuri “domenicus18” Dzivielevski, Jason “EddieVedder” Koon and Dylan “Iheartcookie” Weisman, who himself won his first bracelet just days ago in Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

The next bracelet-awarding online event takes place on October 24, and is available to players located in both Nevada and New Jersey. The (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $1,000 Championship [2x re-entry] is one of the most eagerly anticipated online events in the United States.

This event has awarded its champions huge prizes over the years. Ryan “Toosick” Tosoc won it in 2018 for $238,778 with Nicholas “Illari” Baris being triumphant in 2019 and banking $303,738. Expect a similar payout this time around. PokerNews‘ live reporting team will bring you exclusive coverage of that event.

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