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More Than $6.5 Million Paid Out Through The First Six Events of the 2022 World Series of Poker Online

Stefan Schillhabel, Claas Segebrecht, and Jonas Lauck Were Among The Early Bracelet Winners


The 2022 World Series of Poker Online kicked off on August 14 with the first of 66 bracelet events to be held on the internet. The first 33 tournaments will take place on WSOP international online partner, with the other 33 will take place on for players inside select states within the US.

Six events have had their full results reported thus far, with more than 11,000 entries made and over $6.5 million in prize money awarded to date. Below is a look at the results from those first six tournaments.

Event 1 – $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em

Stefan SchillhabelThis year’s WSOP Online got underway with a $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, dubbed ‘The Housewarming’ in reference to the tournament of the same name that was held during the opening weekend of the live and in-person WSOP this summer at the new venue of Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s.

The online version drew a field of 5,099 total entries, easily surpassing the tournament’s unique $2,022,000 guarantee to create a final prize pool of $2,422,025. The top 600 finishers made the money, but the largest payday was received for eventual champion Stefan Schillhabel. The German poker pro earned $296,410 and his first WSOP gold bracelet for the win.

The 2016 World Poker Tour Shooting Star main event champion now has more than $11 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

Schillhabel defeated Brazil’s Ramon Silva heads-up for the gold, then took to Twitter to celebrate.

Other notables who made deep runs included Angelina Rich (4th – $124,993), Markus Prinz (10th – $14,038), and online streamer Kevin Martin (39th – $5,561).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Stefan Schillhabel $296,410
2 Ramon Silva $222,273
3 Tian Zhang $166,681
4 Angelina Rich $124,993
5 Zeki Soyirgaz $93,732
6 Zhen Chen $70,289
7 James Croston $52,709
8 Chienyu Sung $39,526
9 Andrey Ivlev $29,641

Event 2 – $1,111 Every 1 for War Relief

Claas Eyke SegebrechtThe second event of the opening Sunday included a charity component. The $1,111 buy-in ‘Every 1 for War Relief’ tournament saw $111 from each buy-in donated to the National Bank of Ukraine. The tournament attracted a final total of 730 entries, resulting in a sum of $81,030 for war relief efforts. The remaining $811,030 in prize money was paid out among the top 125 finishers in this no-limit hold’em event.

In the end, the lion’s share was received by Germany’s Claas Eyke Segebrecht. He took home $102,152 and his first gold bracelet as the champion. The
2017 Master Classics of Poker main event winner now has more than $3.3 million in recorded tournament cashes under his belt. The largest of those came when he finished second in the 2019 WSOP Europe main event for $777,709.

Plenty of big names made it deep in this event, including high-stakes tournament regular David Coleman (12th – $6,928), bracelet winner Chris Klodnicki (9th – $12,191), and European Poker Tour champion Dzmitry Urbanovich (6th – $27,054).

Brazil’s Ramon Penitente Sfalsin secured $78,315 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Claas Segebrecht $102,152
2 Ramon Penitente Sfalsin $78,315
3 Benjamin Miner $60,040
4 Aleksandr Mityayev $46,030
5 Amir Farzaie $35,289
6 Dzmitry Urbanovich $27,054
7 Michael Carter $20,741
8 Jeffrey Reardon $15,901
9 Chris Klodnicki $12,191

Event 3 – $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship

Rafael CaiaffaThe first non-no-limit hold’em event of the series was the $2,500 buy-in limit hold’em championship tournament. With 124 entries, there was $294,500 to play for. The top 20 finishers made the money.

In the end, Brazil’s Rafael Caiaffa emerged victorious with the title, the bracelet, and the top prize of $64,671. This is the third-largest recorded score of his career, with his largest being a $115,800 payday for finishing 55th in the 2008 WSOP main event in Las Vegas. Caiaffa now has more than $330,000 in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

Other notables who made it into the money in this event included Winning Poker Network CEO Phil Nagy (11th – $4,889), bracelet winner Ivan Deyra (10th – $5,149), bracelet winner Yueqi Zhu (9th – $6,821), Ren Lin (8th – $9,036), and recent WSOP $25,000 high roller final tablist Antonio Lievano (6th – $15,856).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Rafael Caiaffa $64,671
2 Ji Huang $48,821
3 Rostyslav Sabishchenko $36,855
4 Matthew Stumpf $27,822
5 Andreas Hagen $21,003
6 Antonio Lievano $15,856
7 Yauhen Kontush $11,969
8 Ren Lin $9,036
9 Yueqi Zhu $6,821

Caiaffa photo credit: MundoPoker.

Event 4 – $1,050 Bounty Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em

Jacopo AchilleJacopo Achille was the next player to capture their first bracelet during the early days of this series.

The Italian player defeated a field of 986 entries in the $1,050 buy-in no-limit hold’em bounty deepstack event to grasp the gold and $96,796 in total prize money. Achille scored $39,862 from the main prize pool as the champion, and another $56,907 in bounty payouts.

The top 134 players cashed in this bounty event, with big names among the in-the-money finishers including bracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis (32nd – $3,114), 2021 WSOP main event 28th-place finisher Matthew Jewett (9th – $7,917), and Bryan Paris (4th – $17,944).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Total Earnings
1 Jacopo Achille $96,796
2 Carlos Silva $66,052
3 Alexandre Santo $42,363
4 Fang Wang $42,511
5 Danilo Gomes $30,936
6 Bryan Paris $17,944
7 Petr Skripka $22,372
8 Paulo Gonçalves $14,381
9 Matthew Jewett $19,676

Achille photo credit: Pokernews.

Event 5 – $315 Six-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold’em

The $315 buy-in six-handed bounty no-limit hold’em event drew a strong field of 2,312 total entries. When the dust settled, the final bounty was collected by France’s Jon Garde. His total haul from the event included his first bracelet and $60,714 in earnings, with $32,356 in bounty payouts and another $28,358 from the main prize pool.

German Timo Kamphues was the first player eliminated at the official final table. His deep run in this event secured him $13,464 in prize money, enough to see his career recorded earnings surpass the $1.2 million mark.

Other notables to cash in this event included bracelet winners Barak Wisbrod (59th – $927) and Nick Maimone (18th – $1,632).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Jon Garde $60,714
2 Weichao Zhang $39,067
3 Joshua Hoesel $29,821
4 Anant Bhandari $17,356
5 Wu Wang $15,919
6 Timo Kamphues $13,464

Event 6- $800 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em

Jonas LauckJonas Lauck became the first player of this series to not be a first-time bracelet winner. Lauck, who won the $1,500 no-limit hold’em super turbo bounty event back in 2019, captured his second career bracelet by taking down the $800 buy-in ‘MONSTER STACK’ no-limit hold’em event.

Lauck was one of 1,797 entries in the event. He locked up the aforementioned hardware and $173,224 as the last player standing. As a result, he increased his recorded tournament earnings to nearly $2.1 million.

Lauck overcame plenty of tough competition on the final day of this event, including Aditya Agarwal (14th – $7,127), 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK main event winner Ioannis Konstas (9th – $17,332), 2010 EPT Copenhagen main event winner Anton Wigg (4th – $73,047), and two-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski (3rd – $97,410). Belarus’ Ilya Anatski took home $129,899 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Jonas Lauck $173,224
2 Ilya Anatski $129,899
3 Yuri Dzivielevski $97,410
4 Anton Wigg $73,047
5 Yngve Steen $54,778
6 Simon Mattsson $41,078
7 Rodrigo Valente $30,804
8 Rafael Monteiro $23,100
9 Ioannis Konstas $17,332

Lauck photo credit: WSOP.