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World Series of Poker Online Awards $62 Million Through First 32 Bracelet Events On GGPoker

Marka Radoja, Claas Eyke Segebrecht, and Joni Jouhkimainen Are Among Latest Bracelet Winners

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The international-facing segment of the 2022 World Series of Poker Online, which is held on WSOP partner site GGPoker, has now awarded all but one of the 33 total bracelets to be handed out this year. So far, a total of 126,200 entries have been made through the first 32 tournaments, with nearly $62.5 million in prize money awarded along the way.

This will be the fifth recap of events from the series that has been posted on Card Player. Check out the first four under the 2022 WSOP Online tag, which can be found by clicking HERE.

Below is a look at the results from events 27-32.

Event 27 – $1,500 FIFTY STACK Bounty NLH

Mark RadojaThe WSOPO $1,500 ‘FIFTY STACK’ no-limit hold’em bounty event attracted a sizable field of 1,597 entries, building a prize pool of $2,275,725 that was paid out among the top 224 finishers. The final bounty was collected by Canadian poker pro Mark Radoja, who became a three-time bracelet winner with this win.

Radoja first struck gold back in 2011, taking down the $5,000 no-limit hold’em shootout for $436,568. In 2013, he won the $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold’em championship for another $331,190 and his second piece of WSOP hardware. Radoja earned $214,509 in total prize money for his latest win, with $95,460 coming from the main prize pool and another $119,049 in bounties. Radoja now has more than $4.2 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

Notables who made deep runs in this event included 2013 WSOP main event fourth-place finisher Sylvain Loosli (42nd), Joni Jouhkimainen (36th), bracelet winner Ole Schemion (14th), and two-time bracelet winner Aleksejs Ponakovs (12th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Mark Radoja $214,509
2 Justus Held $139,594
3 Alexandre Raymond $82,002
4 Stefan Rieser $69,667
5 Gerson Caldeira Braga $72,877
6 Daniel Silva $40,177
7 Tal Noach $47,220
8 Shardul Parthasarathi $23,056
9 Fengli He $13,077

Event 28 – $400 ‘Colossus’ NLH

The $400 buy-in ‘Colossus’ event lived up to its name, drawing a gigantic field of 10,090 total entries to easily surpass the $3 million guarantee. In the end, $3,793,840 was paid out among the top 1,100 finishers. The largest share of that money, and of course the gold bracelet, were eventually captured by Greece’s Ourania Zarkantzia.

The $378,508 top prize was by far the largest recorded score for Zarkantzia, whose five previous logged cashes were all smaller four-figure payouts earned earlier on in this year’s WSOPO festival.

Big names that made it deep in this event included European Poker Tour Dublin champion Dzmitry Urbanovich (72nd), Ren Lin (62nd), and Anthony Spinella (52nd), the winner of the first-ever WSOPO bracelet that was awarded in 2015.

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Ourania Zarkantzia $378,508
2 Alexandre Ragazzi $283,837
3 Mauricio Ferreira Pais $212,848
4 Dominykas Mikolaitis $159,613
5 Aleksey Prokopov $119,693
6 Qian Song $89,757
7 Virgilio Fonseca $67,308
8 Yingzheng Shi $50,474
9 Roman Romanovskyi $37,850

Event 29 – $5,000 NLH Short Deck

Benjamin MinerThe $5,000 buy-in short deck event drew 145 online high rollers, building a prize pool of $688,750 that was ultimately carved up by the top 20 finishers. The biggest chunk was secured by American Benjamin Miner, who earned $172,678 and his first gold bracelet for the win.

This was Miner’s third final-table showing of the series, having placed third in the $1,111 kickoff charity event and sixth in the $5,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event. Miner also finished 12th in the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown main event earlier this year for $79,000.He now has nearly $875,000 in career tournament earnings to his name.

Joining Miner in running deep were the likes of high-stakes regular Chris Brewer (14th), bracelet winner Ami Barer (12th), and 2015 WSOP One Drop High Roller final tablist Sergey Lebedev (3rd).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Benjamin Miner $172,678
2 Oleksii Mezhenkov $124,850
3 Sergey Lebedev $90,269
4 Paulius Vainauskas $65,266
5 Unknown $34,118
6 Ioannis Konstas $24,668
7 Xu Zhu $11,649
8 Alexander Harty $10,915

Miner photo credit: World Poker Tour / Joe Giron.

Event 30 – $840 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Six Max

Joni JouhkimainenFinnish poker pro Joni Jouhkimainen has fallen one spot short of winning a WSOP bracelet twice, finishing runner-up in a pair of WSOP Europe events during the 2021 running of that series. The Helsinki resident finally closed out a win during this year’s WSOPO, coming out on top of a 2,024-entry field in the $840 buy-in no-limit hold’em xis-max bounty event to earn his first gold bracelet.

Jouhkimainen earned $146,067 in total prize money for the win, with $66,004 coming from the main prize pool and another $80,063 in bounty payouts. He now has more than $5 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

Other notables among the top finishers included bracelet winner Chris Klodnicki (48th), bracelet winner and 2011 WSOP main event sixth-place finisher Eoghan O’Dea (42nd), WPT champion Matas Cimbolas (37th), and Aditya Agarwal (27th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Joni Jouhkimainen $146,067
2 Bruno Ikeda $93,086
3 Ashish Munot $64,109
4 Gerson Caldeira Braga $46,543
5 Rodrigo De Barros Semeghini $30,260
6 Dennys Ramos $33,149

Event 31 – $1,050 ‘Beat the Pros’

Claas Eyke SegebrechtClaas Eyke Segebrecht won the second event of the 2022 WSOP Online on GGPoker, taking down the $1,111 charity event to get his series off to a strong start by earning his first bracelet. Nealy six weeks later, in the final days of the series, Segebrecht once again emerged victorious with the gold. The German came out on top of a field of 1,318 total entries in the $1,050 ‘beat the pros’ no-limit hold’em bounty event to earn his second bracelet and the $161,985 in prize money.

Segebrecht secured $54,315 from the main prize pool and another $107,670 in bounties. He now has nearly $3.5 million in lifetime tournament earnings to his name.

Other notables who made it deep included PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event winner Dominik Panka (51st), WPT champion Scott Margereson(48th), recent bracelet winner Jonathan Gilliam (43rd), and Daniel Rezaei (9th).

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Claas Eyke Segebrecht $161,985
2 Naomie Haddad $94,332
3 Shenqiang Peng $54,448
4 Felipe Buitrago $38,016
5 Vicente Delgado $37,508
6 Anton Vasilyev $28,199
7 Nikolay Saenko $18,882
8 Matheus Resende $14,452
9 Daniel Rezaei $11,886

Event 32 – $500 ‘The Closer’ NLH

The penultimate event of the GGPoker segment of the 2022 WSOPO, followed only by the main event, was the $500 buy-in tournament known as ‘The Closer’. A total of 3,403 entries were made by the time registration came to an end, building a prize pool of $1,279,528.

Germany’s Marc Radgen came out on top in this event, earning his first bracelet and $147,983 for the win. This was by far the largest score ever for Radgen, whose previous top payout came when he finished fifth in a €770 buy-in event at the UKIPT Isle of Man Poker Festival for $31,073.

Big names that ran deep included Joni Jouhkimainen (18th), two-time bracelet winner Chris Moorman (15th), four-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy (10th), bracelet winner Ivan Luca (7th), and Daniel Rezaei (2nd), who was just a day removed from his ninth-place showing in the previous event. Rezaei earned $110,970 as the runner-up, the fourth-largest score of his career. He now has more than $1.9 million in lifetime tournament earnings to his name.

Here is a look at the final table results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Marc Radgen $147,983
2 Daniel Rezaei $110,970
3 Huixiang Xia $83,216
4 Owen Messere $62,403
5 Erik Bakker $46,796
6 Karim Maekelberg $35,092
7 Ivan Luca $26,315
8 Alex Bilokur $19,734
9 Haisheng Sun $14,798