This week’s poker news is all about the World Series of Poker winners. Let’s start with Arthur Conan, who has finally earned his first gold bracelet.
Conan Claims First World Series of Poker Title
Nobody could stop Arthur Conan at the WSOP. He entered in the World Series of Poker Online $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em heads-up championship and emerged victorious. He had to defeat a field of 161 other entries in order to come away with his first-ever gold bracelet.
This was one of the largest scores of Conan’s young career even though the 24-year-old has already amassed more than $2.1 million in career earnings with three of his biggest cashes all coming in 2021. This most recent event won him $466,167, ranking second in his career behind the $733,320 that he won during the $50,000 buy-in high roller event. That event took place during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown a couple of months back.
At this event, Conan was given a bye in the round of 256 and took advantage of it. He later knocked out Ben Maya, Shota Hirao, Stuart Wallensteen and Roman Hrabec to stamp his name as the champion.
Yurasov Wins Second WSOP Gold Bracelet
Dmitry Yurasov is smiling ear-to-ear after winning his second career golden bracelet. He took part in the $1,050 buy-in pot-limit Omaha bounty event during the 2021 World Series of Poker Online and climbed his way to the top of the mountain. The victory wasn’t easy for him though as he had to battle through 896 other entries in order to come out on top. Along with the gold bracelet, Yurasov picked up $92,711 in earnings.
Yurasov now has approximately $3,760,934 in career tournament earnings with this most recent win slotting in as his second highest score. His current career high would be the event that he won his first ever golden bracelet in. It was back in 2017 during a $10,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event which secured him $775,923.
In his most recent victory, Yurasov started the final table in fourth chip position. However, he quickly advanced up the rankings once the two-time bracelet winner, Anson Tsang, fell off first.
Capucho Couldn’t Be Stopped in WSOP DeepStack Event
Nuno Capucho has conquered one of the largest poker events of the year. The 2021 WSOP Online $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em deepstack championship event had a total of 2,820 entries all vying for the prize. Capucho wouldn’t let anybody stand in his way as he picked up $190,274 from his massive win. To make this even more impressive, Capucho eliminated all but one player from the final table. A few came close but it just seemed like he couldn’t be stopped that night.
It was definitely his largest career recorded tournament score, easily surpassing the $64,546 that he picked up from a 17th place finish back in 2016. That came during the European Poker Tour Barcelona main event.
Karolina Narvaisaite came the closest to taking down Capucho in this event, but ultimately fell just short. She still earned $142, 683 from her finish though. James Carroll then rounded out the top three with this third-place finish, claiming $106,998 from the event.