The first-ever High Roller online bracelet event for the World Series of Poker is now tucked away in the record books. The $3,333 buy-in event created the largest prize pool in Nevada online poker history. The champion, Thomas “FLOATZ” Cannuli, bagged $322,815. The WSOP is well known for its extensive poker promotions.
With a total 424 entries, the tournament broke the record for prize pool. The event awarded a colossal $1,335,600 in prize money.
The previous record belonged to the 2016 $1,000 online bracelet event on WSOP.com. However, the event attracted more participants with 1,247, but due to the lower price point, the prize pool totalled to $1,184,650.
These two tournaments are the sole seven-figure prize pools in Nevada online poker’s history. There is still one online bracelet event to go. The upcoming tournament, dubbed The Classic, is the $1,000 buy-in event that has been a part of the schedule since 2015.
This year’s $1,000 event is set to occur on Friday, July 7 at 2 p.m. The event features an unlimited re-entry, thus the probability to beat last year’s field is certainly favourable.
The bulk of the tournament played out with competitors unaware who was who. Once the event finished though, the WSOP revealed the names of the final table players. The champion is a name poker fans are quite familiar with. Cannuli final tabled the WSOP Main Event way back in 2015.
Prominent poker pro Kunal Patni has been on a hot streak of late. Just last week, Patni finished second place in the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event for $115,368.
The New Year is well and truly on its way with the WPTDeepStacks in Berlin, and followers of poker in India will be glad to know that notable pro Kunal Patni has made it to the final day of the Main Event.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup is presently underway, and Indian competitors have already made headway at the City of Dreams.