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Dan Sindelar Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Online Grand Finale Event

The Former November Nine Member Defeated A Field of 2,024 Entries In The $500 Buy-In To Win $159,100 and His First Bracelet

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A few weeks ago Dan ‘Feeltheflow’ Sindelar finished runner-up in event no. 12 of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online, falling just short of winning his first WSOP gold bracelet. Sindelar has had plenty of success at the series over the years, with 54 cashes in gold bracelet events including a seventh-place showing in the 2014 WSOP main event for $1,235,862. The former November Niner finally emerged victorious in the last event of the US-facing segment of this year’s WSOP Online. He defeated a field of 2,024 entries in the $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Grand Finale’ to secure the bracelet and the top prize of $159,100.

With this victory, Sindelar now has more than $2.5 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name. This was his second-largest score, behind only his final-table run in the big dance.

The top 289 finishers made the money in this event, including big names like four-time bracelet winner Mike ‘Mouth123’ Matusow (271st – $900), four-time bracelet winner Jeff ‘NedrudRelyt’ Madsen (194th – $1,000), two-time bracelet winner Shankar ‘Burgersssss’ Pillai (78th – $1,800), four-time World Poker Tour main event champion Darren ‘darrenelias’ Elias (15th – $7,900), and Michael ‘BrockLesnar’ Holtz (10th – $10,000).

The final table began with ‘chuckybrown9’ in the lead. One day removed from a sixth-place finish in the $1,000 buy-in championship event, Dan ‘omg_its_dan’ Gallegos found himself at another WSOP final table. His stay was short-lived, though, as his pocket queens were beat out by the rivered straight of ‘chuckybrown9’ to see Gallegos his the virtual rail in ninth place ($12,900).

Guy ‘PhilLaak’ Dunlap scored the next two knockouts, eliminating Anna ‘Dusty4’ Antimony (8th – $16,700) and Conrad ‘KerriP’ Simpson(7th – $21,900) to take the lead and narrow the field to six. ‘chuckybrown9’ slid down the leaderboard during six-handed play, and was ultimately the next to be eliminated. They ran ASpade Suit5Spade Suit into the pocket jacks of Stanley ‘stanman420’ Lee and failed to improve (6th – $29,000).

Stanley LeeLee continued his ascent by busting Drew ‘casualcarl’ Gonzalez in fifth place ($38,800). Gonzalez’s ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit was unable to outrun Lee’s 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit. Lee edged his way into the chip lead after the hand. He extended that advantage even further when his AHeart Suit4Heart Suit won a battle of the blinds against the ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit of Dunlap. Lee made a flush on the river to send Dunlap home with $52,400 as the fourth-place finisher.

Fred ‘staeks’ Li had less than three big blinds when he called all-in with 7Club Suit3Club Suit. He was up against JDiamond Suit9Spade Suit for Lee. Li flopped a pair, but Lee made a runner-runner straight to take down the pot and eliminate Li in third place ($71,500).

With that, Lee took nearly a 4:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Sindelar. That lead was narrowed considerably before Sindelar won a massive preflop all-in with ASpade SuitJSpade Suit against the KClub SuitQClub Suit of Lee to take a commanding advantage of his own. In the final hand of the event, Sindelar shoved with ASpade SuitKClub Suit and Lee called with QSpade Suit2Spade Suit. The board ran out 10Diamond Suit7Spade Suit5Heart Suit9Spade SuitJDiamond Suit and Lee settle for $98,400 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Earnings
1 Dan ‘Feeltheflow’ Sindelar $159,100
2 Stanley ‘stanman420’ Lee $98,400
3 Fred ‘staeks’ Li $71,500
4 Guy ‘PhilLaak’ Dunlap $52,400
5 Drew ‘casualcarl’ Gonzalez $38,800
6 ‘chuckybrown9’ $29,000
7 Conrad ‘KerriP’ Simpson $21,900
8 Anna ‘Dusty4’ Antimony $16,700
9 Dan ‘omg_its_dan’ Gallegos $12,900