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Nicholas 'Illari' Baris Takes Down $1k Online Event At 2019 World Series Of Poker

Baris Picks Up First Career Bracelet And $303,739 First-Place Prize


It took less than 12 hours for Nicholas Baris to earn his first career World Series of Poker bracelet. The Utica, New York online poker player tore through a field of 1,750 players in the $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, banking a career high payout of $303,739.

Baris was playing under the name ‘Illari,’ and navigated his way through a final table that also included bracelet winners Chris Ferguson (7th), and David Baker (4th).

This was the sixth of nine online events that will take place this summer as part of the WSOP. The next online bracelet event will take place on Wednesday, July 3, with the $3,200 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller tournament.

To secure the title, Baris had to defeat Tara Cain heads-up. Cain, playing under the name ‘bertperton,’ has a WSOP Circuit title won online, and also finished runner-up in the $3,333 buy-in WSOP online high roller in 2017 for $201,408.

In addition to the money, Baris also earned 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Nicholas “Illari” Baris $303,739 1080
2 Tara “bertperton” Cain $187,530 900
3 William “TheBurrSir” Lamb-Harding $113,333 720
4 David “YoungPitts” Baker $96,093 540
5 Jason “LuckDuck” Lawhun $69,991 450
6 Jack “Mr. Yang” Maskill $51,704 360
7 Chris “Camdi” Ferguson $38,737 270
8 Ryan “PlzCumAgain” Jones $29,260 180
9 Antonio “karma007” Guerrero $22,444 90

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.