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Romaine, Bibat, Yaginuma and Williams Headline Latest WSOP Online Bracelet Winners

The US-Facing Segement of the Series, Held On, Has Now Awarded 15 of 33 Bracelets


The International-facing segment of the 2022 World Series of Poker Online wrapped up earlier this week, with nearly 131,200 entries made and more than $86.1 million paid out through 33 bracelet events held on GGPoker.

The domestic segment kicked off on on Sept. 10. Since then, 15 of the 33 bracelet events have played out. So far, there have been more than 7,100 total entries, with more than $4.2 million in prize money paid out along the way.

Card Player recapped the first eight winners earlier this month. Below, we take a look at the results from events 9-15.

Event 9 – $600 NLH Deepstack Championship

Timothy Faro during deep run in the 2011 WSOP main eventThe $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Deepstack Championship’ event attracted a total of 515 entries, building a prize pool of $279,100 that was paid out among the top 72 finishers. At the end of the long night, it was Timothy Faro who came away with the bracelet and the top prize of $50,864.

This was the second-largest score on Faro’s tournament resume, trailing the $54,851 he secured as the 147th-place finisher in the 2011 WSOP main event. He now has just shy of a quarter of a million dollars in lifetime tournament cashes to his name.

Notables that ran deep included bracelet winner Daniel Lupo (15th), bracelet winner Alex Foxen (14th), bracelet winner Dan Sindelar (13th), three-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (12th), bracelet winner Coler Ferraro (8th), PokerGO commentator and MSPT Venetian champion Jeff Platt (4th), and bracelet winner Jeremiah Williams (3rd).

Place Player Earnings
1 Timothy Faro $50,864
2 Jeffery Hoop $36,876
3 Jeremiah Williams $26,725
4 Jeff Platt $19,523
5 David Powers $14,378
6 Alex Soares $10,568
7 Paul Scaturro $7,815
8 Cole Ferraro $5,812
9 Jeremy Boston $4,338

Event 10 – $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

William RomaineThe next event on the agenda was a $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. With 153 total entries made by the time registration came to a close, the prize pool grew to $355,725 (the second-largest so far).

The smaller field resulted in only the top 30 finishers making the money, with plenty of big names among those who cashed, including four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu (30th), 2012 WSOP main event champion Greg Merson (25th), three-time bracelet winner Matt Matros (15th), WSOP Circuit ring winner Katie Lindsay (14th), two-time bracelet winner Tony Dunst (8th), Jeremiah Williams (7th), and World Poker Tour champion Matthew Wantman (2nd).

Wantman was defeated during heads-up play by William Romaine. The Las Vegas resident earned $79,754 and his second gold bracelet for the win. His first came when he took down a $1,000 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better six-max event during the 2020 WSOPO festival.

Romaine now has $987,186 in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

Place Player Earnings
1 William Romaine $79,754
2 Matthew Wantman $56,916
3 Minh Van Nguyen $40,659
4 Stanley Lee $29,241
5 Michael Holtz $21,201
6 Jason Obinger $15,367
7 Jeremiah Williams $11,205
8 Tony Dunst $8,182
9 Charles Furey $6,012

Event 11 – $400 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max

Tanner BibatTanner Bibat came out on top in the $400 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event, topping a field of 365 entries to earn his first bracelet and the top prize of $29,459. Bibat had previously won a WSOP Circuit ring in a six-max event, taking down an online $1,000 high roller no-limit hold’em event back in 2019 for $50,161.

Bibat was joined at the final few tables by several big-name contenders, including Greg Merson (29th), bracelet winner and WPT champion Ryan Tosoc (23rd), Jeff Gross (18th), bracelet winner Soheb Porbandarwala (14th), Matt Matros (12th), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (11th), European Poker Tour winner and Aussie Millions champion Toby Lewis (10th), two-time bracelet winner Ari Engel (6th), bracelet winner Dylan Weisman (4th), and bracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis (2nd).

While this was Bibat’s first bracelet win, it turned out to not be his last. For more on that, continue reading.

Place Player Earnings
1 Tanner Bibat $29,460
2 Arkadiy Tsinis $21,024
3 Matthew Stone $15,019
4 Dylan Weisman $10,801
5 Kahlil Francis $7,831
6 Ari Engel $5,676

Photo credit: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Blog.

Event 12 – $400 NLH Ultra Deepstack

Jesse YaginumaJesse Yaginuma recorded his first tournament cash in the summer of 2008, eeking into the money in a 41,000 buy-in event at Borgata. Since then he has gone on to make 228 total in-the-money finishes in live and real-name online events, accumulating more than $2.6 million along the way. More than 14 years after his first cash, Yaginuma finally broke through to win his first WSOP gold bracelet during this year’s WSOPO.

Yaginuma emerged victorious from a field of 763 total entries to secure the title and the top prize of $47,520. His newly won bracelet will join his two WSOP Circuit rings in his trophy case.

Despite the low buy-in, there were plenty of big names who made it deep in this event including four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno (27th), two-time bracelet winner Sandeep Pulusani (21st), Dan Sindelar (13th), WPT champion Rok Gostisa (10th), bracelet winner Steve Kelly (9th), Eric Blair (8th), bracelet winner Jeremy Wien (7th) and bracelet winner Ryan Laplante (5th).

Place Player Earnings
1 Jesse Yaginuma $47,520
2 Paul Dewald $34,665
3 Tom Steinbach $25,325
4 Sergei Kislinskii $18,485
5 Ryan Laplante $13,597
6 Drew Haller $10,081
7 Jeremy Wien $7,471
8 Eric Blair $5,576
9 Steven Kelly $4,175

Event 13 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Nathan ZimnikNathan Zimnik was the winner of the $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, defeating a 365-entry field to secure his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $69,740. The win saw his lifetime tournament earnings surpass the half-million-dollar mark.

Prior to this victory, Zimnik’s largest recorded score came when he won the $25,500 buy-in high roller at this year’s L.A. Poker Classic for $150,000. His largest cash at the WSOP remains a 10th-place finish in the 2021 $25,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha eight-max event.

Among the 36 finishers who cashed in this event were Cole Ferraro (36th), bracelet winner Andrew Lichtenberger (30th), Jeremiah Williams (25th), Ryan Tosoc (20th), Ryan laplante (19th), Tanner Bibat (18th), Antony Hu (6th), and bracelet winner Mitch Halverson (3rd).

Place Player Earnings
1 Nathan Zimnik $69,741
2 Mark Liedtke $50,261
3 Andrew Dean $36,726
4 Mitchell Halverson $26,609
5 Benjamin Abrahams $19,217
6 Anthony Hu $14,027
7 Desmond Haynes $10,216
8 Daniel Sindelar $7,555
9 Matthew Sabia $5,552

Photo credit: PokerGO.

Event 14 – $500 NLH Six-Max

Jeremiah WilliamsJeremiah Williams has been making it deep quite often during this series, with two final tables through the first 13 events of the WSOPO on Williams managed to make a third final table in event 15, the $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event. The third time was the charm, as managed top the field of 561 entries to secure his second gold bracelet and the top prize of $48,697.

This was the second-largest score of Williams’ career, trailing only the $139,600 he secured as the champion of a $1,000 buy-in event during last year’s WSOPO.

Of the 60 in-the-money finishers, several were highly-accomplished players, including two-time bracelet winner Eric Baldwin (60th), bracelet winner Ian Steinman (54th), Ben Yu (52nd), two-time bracelet winner Connor Drinan (41st), Matt Affleck (39th), Daniel Negreanu (34th), bracelet winner Ankush Mandavia (26th), two-time bracelet winner Ryan Eriquezzo (9th), bracelet winner Eric Van Auken (6th), bracelet winner Sang Lee (5th), and Toby Lewis (4th).

Place Player Earnings
1 Jeremiah Williams $48,698
2 Christopher Basile $35,242
3 Noam Muallem $25,649
4 Toby Lewis $18,580
5 Sang Lee $13,531
6 Eric Van Auken $9,997

Event 15 – $365 NLH Turbo Deepstack

Less than a week removed from securing his first bracelet, Tanner Bibat managed to make his way back to the winner’s circle a second time as the champion of the $365 no-limit hold’em turbo deepstack event.

Bibat outlasted 701 total entries on his way to capturing his second bracelet and the top prize of $42,053. he now has more than $366,000 in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

The fast-paced event paid out 72 finishers, with big names like WPT champion Balakrishna Patur (14th), Ben Yui (7th), Katie Lindsay (6th), and Kevin Garosshen (5th) among those who ran deep.

Place Player Earnings
1 Tanner Bibat $42,053
2 Uke Dauti $30,488
3 Anna Antimony $22,096
4 Alfred Gillette $16,140
5 Kevin Garosshen $11,887
6 Katie Lindsay $8,737
7 Ben Yu $6,460
8 Waylon Frey $4,805
9 Levi Klump $3,586