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WSOP.com award online bracelet seats in NY Kickoff; Song wins Thunder Valley HR

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The WSOP has inadvertently announced there will be a $400 and $1,000 buy-in Online Bracelet event during the 50th Anniversary celebrations through the WSOP.com New Year Kickoff online series promotion, and Stephen Song wins the High Roller in Thunder Valley.

WSOP.com award online bracelet seats in NY Kickoff; Song wins Thunder Valley HRApril 15, 2011: disaster strikes the online poker community in the United States of America, as the government drives a sword of compliance hilt deep into the hearts of online poker players. Fast forward, 7+ years and the humanitarian mission continues with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) acting in the role of The Red Cross.

By the time you’ve washed the ink of the morning newspaper from your fingertips, downed your first cup of coffee, and read this, WSOP.com would have begun their New Year Kickoff Tournament Series.

Running from Jan 20-27, WSOP.com customers in New Jersey and Nevada will compete across eight events ranging between $50 to $525, with $380,000 in guaranteed prize money, and two opportunities to win seats in 2019 WSOP.com Online Bracelet events up for grabs.

Here are the events:

Event #1: $215, $100k GTD NLH Sunday Special {re-entry} 20/1
Event #2: $100, $25k GTD NLH The Classic 100 {re-entry} 21/1
Event #3: $300, $15k GTD Knockout 22/1
Event #4: $75, $15k GTD Wed Biggie Super Turbo {re-entry} 23/1
Event #5: $250, $35k GTD Thursday Thrill 6-Max {re-entry} 24/1
Event #6: $50, $15k GTD Friday Turbo 8-Max {Rebuy} 25/1
Event #7: $50, $25k GTD NLH Deepstack {R&A} 26/1
Event #8: $525, $150k GTD NLH Main Event {re-entry} 27/1

WSOP Online Bracelet News

If you finish in the Top 3 of Event #8: $525, $150k GTD NLH Main Event {re-entry}, then the WSOP will gift wrap a seat into the $400 buy-in Online Bracelet event set for the summer.

The WSOP also rewards loyalty.

If you compete in three or more series’ events, the WSOP will stick you in a Player’s Challenge Freeroll with the top three players gaining entry into the WSOPs $1,000 Online Bracelet event.

The WSOP celebrate their 50th Anniversary this summer, and this is the first we have heard of online bracelet events forming part of the schedule.

Last year the WSOP held a record four-bracelet events.

William Reymond topped a field of 2,972-entrants to win the $154,996 top prize in the $365, $500,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Online Bracelet event. Matthew Mendez conquered a field of 1,223 entrants in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha Online Bracelet earning $135,077. Ryan Tosoc vanquished 1,635 entrants on his way to winning $238,778 in a $1,000, $1m Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Online Bracelet. And Chance Kornuth battered 480 entrants to win the $341,598 first prize in the $3,200, $1m Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Online Bracelet.

Stephen Song Wins WSOPC Thunder Valley High Roller

WSOP.com award online bracelet seats in NY Kickoff; Song wins Thunder Valley HRFrom WSOP.com to plain old WSOP and Stephen Song has warbled his way through a 74-entrant field in the $3,250 buy-in High Roller as part of the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) in Thunder Valley.

The event pulled in a $222,000 prizepool and gave the watching rail a fantastic final table with Joe Kuether (6th), Jordan Cristos (4th) and Randy Lew (2nd) trading check-raises and triple barrel bluffs. Song finished Day 1 of the two-day event, second in chips to Jeff Tugwell, but started the final table with the lead in tow.

After overcoming nanonoko in the heads-up phase of the contest, Song grabbed 50 Global Casino Championship points, making him the #1 in the season-long leaderboard.

The 23-year-old from Greenwich, Connecticut, has earned more than $900,000 playing live tournaments. The win was Song’s third of his career, and his second victory also resulted in a WSOPC gold ring when in November he defeated 156-entrants in a $400 buy-in NLHE event at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino earning $13,901. He also finished fourth in the Main Event in that series earning a further $49,392.

Song’s most significant cash remains $138,254 for finishing 6/1244 in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship last year.

Final Table Results

1. Stephen Song – $75,480
2. Randy Lew – $46,702
3. Jeff Tugwell – $30,743
4. Jordan Cristos – $21,521
5. Evan Price – $15,948
6. Joe Kuether – $12,472
7. Michael Horchoff – $10,265
8. Heinz Schluter – $8,869

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