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Marasco Wins WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event
The WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit series recently concluded with a massive Main Event. $525 was the buy-in set by WSOP.com and it was paid by 718-unique players who purchased 391 rebuys. The result was a prize pool weighing in at $554,500.
Such a big tournament was a fitting way to bring the curtain down on the festival. Players from New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania flocked to WSOP.com in droves. It wasn’t only the big prize money attracting them, the chance of a WSOP Circuit ring also influenced them.
All but two of the WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event finalists banked five-figure prizes.
“bella0827” busted in ninth-place and walked away with $7,208. The eighth-place prize of $9,981 was almost five-figures, but was $19 short. This is the prize won by “Bagelbud”.
The payjumps increased dramatically thereafter. “TheRoounder89” saw their $525 turn into $16,080 before “Zdvol632” scooped $22,180 for their sixth-place exit.
Anthony “heheh” Zinno is more accustomed to playing in tournaments with buy-ins at least 10-times this size. Zinno was born in Rhode Island but now calls Las Vegas home, thus being able to play on WSOP.com.
He’s won more than $10 million in live poker tournament and countless more millions online. His fifth-place exit locked up $27,725, but he was bitterly disappointed not to secure the WSOP.com Circuit ring. It would have made a nice addition to his pair of WSOP bracelets and three WPT titles.
Race For the WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event Title Hots Up
You’ve always got a chance of victory whenever you make it into the final four of a tournament. Anything can happen, even if you’re short stacked. One or two double-ups is all it takes to go from a short stack to the chip leader.
“Mr_Foodles” has to wait until the next WSOP.com series to become a champion because they busted in fourth for $33,270. They gained some company on the rail when “artiliu” ran out of steam in third-place for $44,360.
Heads-up pitted two excellent players against each other. Thomas “OtB_RedBaron” Lim and Frank “spaghettiii” Marasco were that pair of players.
The OtB_RedBaron alias was made famous by Belgian player Jonas Mols. Mols has won more than $2 million playing the highest stakes cash games online. Lim hasn’t enjoyed as much success, but he did secure a $67,371 payout when he lost his heads-up battle.
Lim’s exit left Marasco as the last man standing and his reward was a career-best $127,535. Marasco also won what is his second WSOP Circuit ring thanks to this victory online at WSOP.com.
The New Jersey native won the $400 No-Limit Hold’em WSOPC Harrah’s Atlantic City Main Event in March for a ring and $10,021.
Online Finale Circuit Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Frank “spaghettiii” Marasco||$127,535|
|2||Thomas “OtB_RedBaron” Lim||$67,371|
|5||Anthony “heheh” Zinno||$27,725|
This is the last ring-awarding even we know of right now, but WSOP.com is guaranteeing 31 bracelets this summer.
The 2020 World Series of Poker is postponed until the fall, although most insiders don’t think this will actually happen, especially with WSOP guaranteeing 85 bracelets online.
Thirty-one bracelets are up for grabs at WSOP.com, but only for players in New Jersey and Nevada. Pennsylvania residents miss out this time around. GGPoker is awarding the other 54 bracelets to players around the world, although not the United States.
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