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WSOP Circuit ring winners seem to be doing well at the 2021 WSOP Online Series as another member of that club, Martin “bathroomline” Zamani, added a coveted gold bracelet to his poker resume on Monday. Zamani cruised through a 507-entry field in Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights on WSOP.com to score a $92,598 payday.
Zamani was unstoppable and became quick active once the field was down to the final three tables. He dispatched many opponents to the rail on the way to the final table and eliminated the last three players, including the start of the FT chip leader, Shawn “Shadysteem” Stroke heads-up to win the title. The victory marks Zamani’s ninth cash and his third final table finish at the ongoing series. He previously placed fourth in Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo and fifth in Event #15: $5,300 High Roller.
The player from Florida boasts over $2.80 Million in live winnings. His career-best finish dates back to 2019 when he won the PCA $25KHigh Roller for $895,100. Last February, Zamani clinched his first circuit ring in Event #14: $2,200 High Roller at the WSOPC Rio Las Vegas for $89,143.
Coming back to $888 PLO Crazy Eights, only the top 72 finishers earned from the $405,600 prize pool.
Ema “Momma_says” Zajmovic (12th for $4,583.28), Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger (17th for $3,001.44), Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech (18th for $3,001.44), Alex “rip_neiko” Rocha (26th for $2,474.16), YK “LuckySpewy1” Kwon (36th for $2,109.12), Matt “RubberFist” Stout (51st for $1,662.96), and Michael “annie_r_u_ok” Trivett (66th for $1,419.60) were some notables who finished in the money.
The final table was supposed to start eight-handed. However, the dual elimination of Kyle “Vin_Gambini” Bowke and Joseph “biueberry” Cheong by Shawn “Shadysteem” Stroke on the final table bubble got the play down to seven handed.
The double-elimination pushed Shawn Stroke into the chip lead coming into the final table, with Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo and eventual champion Martin “bathroomline” Zamani bringing in the other top stacks.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Shawn Zamani was chip leading the final table and got a headstart as he dispatched Loren “BabyJesus” Klein out in seventh place.
Arkadiy “Crocofantos” Tsinis fell out in sixth place at the hands of Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo.
Zamani then went to work as he took out both “Bobbybaldwin” and Ryan “Joeyisamush” Depaulo in quick succession to bring the play down to three-handed.
The short-stacked John “thirteen” Del Rossi doubled up through Stroke, but it wasn’t enough to keep him in contention. Rosi fell out after his pair of kings was done in by Zamani’s rivered full house.
The heads-up started out tight with Zamani only slightly ahead of Shawn “Shadysteem” Stroke, but the former wasted little time getting the job done and winning the bracelet.
Final Table Results (USD)
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