The 2021 WSOP Online continued Monday evening with Event #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max, a tournament that attracted 459 entries and offered up a $648,700 prize pool. It took nearly 10 hours of play for Jeremiah “reestylerr” Williams to emerge victorious to claim the coveted bracelet and $139,600 top prize.
Williams has over $150,000 in live career earnings according to The Hendon Mob, and also recently appeared on Poker After Dark. He now has a WSOP bracelet to add to his collection, with plenty of time left during the WSOP Online to potentially snag another.
Gary “phiI_ivey” Kosakowski began the final table with a big chip lead and it didn’t take long for the first elimination to occur. It happened when Kevin “vamonospest” Lutz got his short stack all in preflop with jack-nine but failed to get there against the ace-nine of Chung “Vegasbroke” You.
From there, You went on a tear eliminating the next three players including Kosakowski in a game-changing hand. The chips went in with the former holding an ace-high flush draw against the latter’s set. The diamond flush came in and just like that Kosakowski was eliminated in fifth place.
Matt “RubberFist” Stout then ran ace-five into the aces of Williams to bust in fourth place before the short-stacked Joshua “zeal1906” Ray saw his king-five do down to the Big Slick of You.
Unfortunately for You, his momentum ended in heads-up play after he missed a straight draw and Williams doubled with a full house. The latter took over the chip lead and eventually closed it out after turning a straight against the two pair of You.
|1||Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams||$139,600|
|2||Chung “Vegasbroke” You||$86,472|
|3||Joshua “zeal1906” Ray||$59,551|
|4||Matt “RubberFist” Stout||$41,711|
|5||Gary “phiI_ivey” Kosakowski||$29,710|
|6||Francis “Pickitup” Sharp||$21,537|
|7||Adam “Shakusky” Richardson||$15,893|
|8||Kevin “vamonospest” Lutz||$11,936|