Winning a gold bracelet in a World Series of Poker event is always a huge achievement in the world of poker. The majority of players never reach their second bracelet, but not Brian Piccioli, who recently won another trophy in a WSOP event. The 2021 WSOP Online is currently underway, and Piccioli managed to top Event #12: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack.
A total of 654 players applied with 305 rebuys, creating a 959-strong field and a prize pool of $431,550. The real money poker tournament lasted for only seven hours, and Brian “Pellepelle” Piccioli emerged on top, winning a total of $83,332.30 as his main prize.
He had to wait for a total of eight years to secure his second gold bracelet, as he won the first one in the 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific Event #1: A$1,100 NLH Accumulator. On top of that, Piccioli is a WSOPC gold ring winner, a trophy he earned in an online WSOP.com Online Circuit event in February 2020. Perhaps one of his biggest achievements was finishing in sixth place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, where he earned a total of $1.675 million. His lifetime poker earnings are not approximately $4.5 million, according to his official Hendon Mob profile.
Even though a total of 959 entries were recorded, only the top 143 finishers received a share of the prize pool. Some of the players who made it to the money list but failed to reach the final table are Ryan Riess, Ian Steinman, Daniel Negreanu, Shannon Shorr, Gershon Distenfeld, Katie Lindsay, and Felix Vandeput.
The tournament was pretty fast-paced, so the players reached the final table in no time. The first player who immediately lost the entire stack was Jason Werrell, saying goodbye to the remaining eight players with $5,912 as a prize. In his last hand, he had ace-four but failed to match Darren Elias’ king-eight suited.
After that, it was time for Michael Dyer to bust in eight. He had king-six in his last hand but met Piccioli’s pair of jacks. Piccioli continued in this fashion, sending a player nicknamed “Aceofspades3” to the rail. Dyer managed to win $7,725, whereas “Aceofspades3” earned $10,228.
The sixth place was reserved for Matthew Paoletti, who won $13,723, and he was followed by Darren Elias in fifth. Elias managed to win $18,729 for his effort.
Ye Yuan, nicknamed “yuan365,” ended up fourth and won a total of $25,893 for his effort, and he was followed by Daniel “spleen” Fellner in third. Fellner was the last player to hit the rail before the heads-up action and won a total of $36,293.
Piccioli’s final opponent was Dan “Feeltheflow” Sindelar. However, he was no match for Piccioli, even though he started the heads-up with a double-up and a chip lead. Nevertheless, Piccioli managed to bounce back pretty quickly and send Sindelar to the rail for $51,517 as a consolation prize.