Poker fans would have been glued to live streams of the action from this past weekend, as there were two huge events part of the WSOP Online Event series. Both events saw the winners claim lucrative cash returns, and both were compelling events from start to finish. However, if you unfortunately missed the action from the weekend, then you can catch up on the results from the events right here.
O’Connell Reigns Supreme
One of the most lucrative winners from the past weekend was Drew O’Connell as he came out as the winner of the 32nd event, which was the $1,000 NLH Championship. This event attracted a host of players, with 537 involved. As well as these players, 284 re-entered the competition at some point, which meant that there was an overall purse of $738,900.
The purse available meant that a number of the best placed finishers were able to claim returns from the event over the weekend. However, the biggest winner was O’Connell, who won a WSOP event for the second time this year. He would have breathed a sigh of relief with the victory, as it came just days after he finished sixth in a different WSOP event.
His victory was a lucrative win for the player, as he won $146,893. The top 82 players all shared the purse. However, the players to finish on the final table claimed the highest returns. Jason Rivkin, Felix Vandeput and Alex Foxen all finished in the top five and returned prize money of over $40,000. Kfir Nahum, Michael Trivett and Kyle Phillips also all finished on the final table. Millard Hale finished in ninth and won just over $10,000 in prize money from the WSOP event.
Zusman Wins WSOP Event
It was also a big weekend for Brad Zusman, who came out on top in the NLH Summer Saver. It was a competitive event on Friday evening, as there was a total field of 917 players involved in the event. However, Zusman was able to stay in control of the event to claim the victory in an event that lasted well over eleven hours. Zusman’s victory ensured him his first gold bracelet, and was thoroughly deserved. Going into the event, Zusman had claimed seven prize winnings from WSOP events, but had never won a gold bracelet. However, that long wait for a victory is now over.
Zusman managed to hold on and claim the win, which saw him walk away from the event with $79,683 in prize money. In the closing stages, Mark Ioli was his closest challenger, but he was able to hold off the threat. Josh King finished in third, while Jeff Miller and Jason Gooch finished in the top five places in the event. Orson Young was sixth in the WSOP event, while ‘KerriP’, Jeremy Menard and David Nodes also finished on the final table. Nodes was the first player out on the final table, but still claimed returns of $5,653 for his efforts.