It's nearly time to hand out the next bracelet in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. During Day 1 play yesterday, the 2,639 entries by the time registration closed meant they were playing for $1,253,525 in this unguaranteed event.
Once registration closed, things went very quickly. They played into the money within an hour, but the large starting field meant that they played the full 32 scheduled levels for Day 1.
That left just 35 players in action fighting for the Gold Bracelet and the more than $150,000 top prize. Players who exit at the start of Day 2 can expect to take home $3,443, but players who make the final nine will all be guaranteed more than $15,000.
Brazilian player Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto bagged the biggest stack for the end of Day 1, as the only player with more than 5 million chips. Two others, Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit, and Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira, finished Day 1 with more than 4 million.
At the other end of the table, four players are coming into the final day with less than 10 big blinds, and the majority of the field will start the day with between 10 and 30 blinds.
Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto||Brazil||5,572,091||80|
|2||Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit||Thailand||4,400,296||63|
|3||Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira||Brazil||4,354,138||62|
|4||Yossi "Unagiman" Vaknin||Israel||3,731,835||53|
|5||Nick Maimone||United States||3,649,332||52|
|6||Rafael "TheBigKid" Moraes||Brazil||3,594,897||51|
|7||Alexander "Mucurinha" Debus||Germany||3,253,516||46|
|8||Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso||Portugal||2,576,780||37|
|9||Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas||Canada||2,386,185||34|
Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET, and play will start in Level 33 with blinds at 35,000/70,000 and an ante of 8,500. Levels are still lasting 15 minutes, but when they get to the final nine, blinds will be rolled back to a 40 big blind average, and the level clock will stop, with levels changing every 20 hands.
Below is a look at the top ten going into the final day, but for a full look at all the stacks, click the Chip Counts tab at the top of the page, and click the Payouts link for a look at what's left to play for.
Final Table Payouts
PokerNews will be on the virtual floor all day until a bracelet is awarded. Stay tuned to find out who gets the latest addition to their poker jewelry box.