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'Steelvikes7' Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Online $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Event

A Total of 850 Entries Were Made In The Event, Which Ran On July 4

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The fourth World Series of Poker gold bracelet awarded in 2021 was won on July 4. The hardware was handed out to the player currently known only by their screen name of ‘Steelvikes7’. They earned $73,861 and the bracelet as the champions of the WSOP Online $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em super turbo event. The fast-paced tournament took just over five hours to play down to a champion from a field of 850 total entries.

Plenty of big names took some time out of their fourth of July to make deep runs in this event, including two-time World Poker Tour champion and bracelet winner Kevin ‘Xpugn0’ Eyster (61st – $1,071), three-time WPT winner Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman (59th – $1,071), bracelet winner Justin ‘cheersfive’ Liberto (42nd – $1,453), 2012 WSOP main event runner-up Jesse ‘MrJesseJames’ Sylvia (34th – $1,721), Matthew ‘RubberFist’ Stout (24th – $2,103), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion and bracelet winner Galen ‘turkmalloy’ Hall (23rd – $2,103), and three-time WPT champ and two-time bracelet winner Anthony ‘heheh’ Zinno (20th – $2,103).

Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler was the first player knocked out at the final table. Dokler’s pocket kings ran into a flopped set of fives for ‘Steelvikes7’, who held from there to send Dokler to the virtual rail. The 2020 WSOPO bracelet winner earned $5,240 as the ninth-place finisher.

With the eliminations of Vinny ‘brownmagic’ Pahuja (8th – $6,846) and Wendy ‘Cardthartic’ Freedman (7th – $9,065), the field was narrowed to just six with ‘Steelvikes7’ sitting on a sizable chip lead.

‘JJcorrado87’ saw their run in this event come to an end when their KClub Suit8Spade Suit failed to outrun the JSpade Suit4Heart Suit of Martin ‘bathroomline’ Zamani in a preflop battle of the blinds. A jack on the river gave Zamani the winning hand, while ‘JJcorrado87’ settled for $12,163 as the sixth-place finisher.

Matthew ‘Bizpoker18’ Beier was the shortest stack with five remaining, and soon found himself all-in from the small blind with QHeart Suit10Heart Suit. Beier was called in two spots, and by the river the king-high of ‘Steelvikes7’ was the best hand. Beier earned $16,600 for his fifth-place showing.

Martin 'bathroomline' ZamaniZamani got his last 10 big blinds in the middle from the button with QSpade Suit10Club Suit, only to run into the AHeart SuitAClub Suit of Ryan ‘sYchoSiD’ Hohner. The aces held up through the river and Zamani, the champion of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 high roller, was knocked out in fourth place ($22,950).

Hohner earned another knockout when his ADiamond SuitKClub Suit beat out the 3Heart Suit3Diamond Suit of Guo Liang ‘ct188’ Chen. Hohner flopped an ace to take a lead that he never relinquished. Liang was awarded $32,168 as the third-place finisher.

Heads-up play began with ‘Steelvikes7’ holding roughly a 3:2 chip lead over Hohner. Around 10 minutes after the final two were set, the last hand of the tournament was dealt. Hohner limped in from the button for 280,000 with KHeart Suit8Club Suit and ‘Steelvikes7’ raised to 1,120,000 holding ASpade Suit7Spade Suit. The flop came down 9Club Suit7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit and ‘Steelvikes7’ bet 737,500 with their flopped trips. Hohner called and the 6Heart Suit prompted ‘Steelvikes7’ to fire another 1,937,500. Hohner had picked up a straight draw and made the call. The KSpade Suit gave Hohner a pair of kings to go along with the sevens on the board. ‘Steelvikes7’ mvoed all-in and Hohner made the call for his last 5,953,300. ‘Steelvikes7’ had the winning hand, securing the pot and the title with their trip sevens. Hohner earned $45,671 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 ‘Steelvikes7’ $73,861
2 Ryan ‘sYchoSiD’ Hohner $45,671
3 Guo Liang ‘ct188’ Chen $32,168
4 Martin ‘bathroomline’ Zamani $22,950
5 Matthew ‘Bizpoker18’ Beier $16,600
6 ‘JJcorrado87’ $12,163
7 Wendy ‘Cardthartic’ Freedman $9,065
8 Vinny ‘brownmagic’ Pahuja $6,846
9 Jonathan ‘Art.Vandelay’ Dokler $5,240