On Sunday night, the 2022 World Series of Poker Online Event #3: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller attracted 74 players who rebought 25 times. The 99-entry field generated a $376,960 prize pool, and after 11 hours of play, it was Drew “dudeguydrew” O’Connell coming out on top to win a $96,087 first-place prize and his second career gold bracelet.
Prior to this victory, O’Connell’s biggest score was in a 2021 WSOP.com bracelet event when he took down the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship for $146,893.
Many notables joined the field throughout the day. Some who participated but could not find the run good magic included Matt “Berkey11_S4Y” Berkey, popular poker YouTuber Brad “BradOwen” Owen, and unfortunate bubble-boy Landon “ActionDealer” Tice. A few big names who made a deep run but could not find the final table included Darren “avocadotoast” Rabinowitz (25th – $3,015), recent 2022 WSOP bracelet winner Alex “OrcinusOrca” Foxen (17th – $3,543), and Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger (11th – $5,239).
WSOP Online Bracelet Event #3 Final Table Results
|1||Drew ”dudeguydrew” O’Connell||United States||$96,087|
|2||Shaun “nyjets23” O’Donnell||United States||$59,371|
|3||Calvin “projector52” Anderson||United States||$40,824|
|4||Ryan “Protential” Laplante||United States||$28,611|
|5||Brett “Metanemesis” Apter||United States||$20,468|
|6||Giuseppe “Pantalette” Pantaleo||United States||$15,153|
|7||Jeff “NedrudRelyt” Madsen||United States||$11,346|
|8||Peter “Peter_1223” Mugar||United States||$8,481|
|9||Zachary “Lovepuddle” Schwartz||United States||$6,596|
The final table got off to an action-packed start with an elimination in the first two hands. Peter “Peter_1223” Mugar found himself all in with ace-ten and at risk against the ace-queen of Ryan “Protential” Laplante and could not improve, sending him out in eighth place.
It took roughly 30 minutes to see another bust out. Jeff “NedrudRelyt” Madsen moved all in with ace-nine and was called by Shaun “nyjets23” O’Donnell with pocket threes. The board flopped a three and it was the end of the road for Madsen in seventh place, but not before two final tables in back-to-back nights.
Giuseppe “Pantalette” Pantaleo was the next casualty as he exited in sixth place when his pocket eights could not hold up against the ace-king of O’Connell. Soon after, Brett “Metanemesis” Apter fell in fifth place when he hit top-pair with ten-nine but was drawn out against the queen-jack of O’Connell.
The final four went back and forth until Laplante got his queens in ahead of the pocket threes for Calvin “projector52” Anderson. but a three sent him packing in fourth place.
Three-handed was also a lengthy battle with the chip lead passed around among the final players. Eventually, it was Anderson who fell in third place when his pocket sevens flopped a set but it was outdrawn by the straight of O’Connell.
Exactly one hand later and the first hand of heads-up play, O’Donnell was all in on a short-stack with ace-eight and O’Connell called with king-ten. The river brought a ten to seal the deal for O’Connell and O’Donnell was eliminated in second place.
The next tournament on the schedule – WSOP Online Bracelet #4: PLO 6-Max (NV/NJ)– will take place at 4 p.m. PDT on Tuesday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2022 WSOP bracelet!