WSOP Wraps Online January Super Series; AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi Wins Main Event

WSOP Circuit

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) began a new series of online Circuit Events in 2021. The plan is to host 13 online series throughout the year, once each month plus a championship event. During that time, more than 180 gold rings will be awarded.

With the first month of the year coming to an end, so did the WSOP Circuit January Super Series, which catered to a combined 8,653 entrants and awarded $3,080,707 over its 18 events.

Among the recognizable names to capture rings were Toby “DustPistons” Lewis, Daniel “centrfieldr” Lupo, Katie “azulciel” Stone, Alexander “jinyang” Butcher, Jasthi ‘vkjasthi’ Kumar, and Chris “Robotbob47” Moorman, who actually defeated his wife in heads-up play to get the job done.

Meanwhile, New Jersey pro Daniel “juice” Buzgon topped the Player of the Month Leaderboard with 88.84 points (“gldude” was second with 70.46), meaning he earned a spot in the $250,000 WSOP Online Circuit Championship to be held later this year

“jnja1719” Wins Main Event for $67,376.85

The series culminated with a $525 buy-in Main Event on Sunday, January 31. The tournament blew past its $250K GTD as 583 players rebought 310 times to create a $446,500 prize pool, which was paid out amongst the top 120 finishers.

Some familiar names to make the money were James “Meatsweats” Carroll (15th – $4,097.10), Harrison “harrisond33” Dobin (23rd – $2,589.70), John Allan “Beastro” Hinds (26th – $2,589.70), William “swaggyb” Corvino (44th – $1,830.65), Kevin “GoneBananas” Garosshen (65th – $1,428.80), Daniel “juice” Buzgon (73rd – $1,428.80), and Conrad “IamNotBlack” Simpson (94th – $1,294.85).

It took exactly 11 hours of play for a winner to emerge, which came when AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi bested Ian “bootleg23isk” Kurzer in heads-up play to win the title for $67,376.85.

WSOPC January Super Series Main Event Final Table

Place Player Prize
1 AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi $67,376.85
2 Ian “bootleg23isk” Kurzer $49,918.70
3 William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine $36,836.25
4 Angel “chromeking” Lopez $26,968.60
5 Doug “CheeksK” Kurth $20,940.85
6 Michael “BobMerwald” Bohmerwald $16,074
7 Frank “Spaghettiii” Marasco $12,144.80
8 Kyle “kdruck” Draucker $9,242.55
9 Justin “tamaratibles” Young $7,010.05
WSOP Online Circuit

WSOPC January Super Series Winners

All of the below players won gold rings, which means they are eligible for the season-ending $250,000 WSOP Online Circuit Championship bracelet event (Date TBD). Other ways to get into that tournament are to either win a $10,000 Player of the Month Leaderboard, win a Second Chance Fast Forward, or be one of the top 50 players on the Cumulative Circuit Leaderboard who are not otherwise eligible.

Date Tournament Buy-In Players Rebuys Total Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
Thursday, January 14 Event #1: $75,000 GTD NLH Big 500 Kick-Off $500 229 169 398 $185,866 Toby “DustPistons” Lewis $35,686.27
Friday, January 15 Event #2: $40,000 GTD Limit Omaha 8 or Better $215 185 66 251 $50,200 Jordan “jdeane287” Deane $9,989.80
Saturday, January 16 Event #3: $100,000 NLH Double Stack $320 420 181 601 $180,300 Aaron “fishfold” Frei $28,739.82
Sunday, January 17 Event #4: $125,000 Monster Stack $215 769 238 1007 $201,400 Romain “terrrr1” Lotti $29,203
Monday, Janury 18 Event #5: $50,000 NLH Freezeout $250 463 0 463 107,879 Morna “HeyNorm” Edmunds $26,430.35
Tuesday, January 19 Event #6: $100,000 High Roller $1,000 164 88 252 $240,660 Daniel “bunzer07” Jordan $49,046.50
Wednesday, January 20 Event #7: $50,000 GTD PLO Big 500 6-Max $500 105 70 175 $81,725 Mark “Nostradonkus” Liedtke $17,693.46
Thursday, January 21 Event #8: $75,000 NLH $320 314 162 476 $142,800 Daniel “centrfieldr” Lupo $24,418.80
Friday, January 22 Event #9: $50,000 NLH Knockout $300 406 0 406 $114,492 Matthew “mattyflushes” Larkin $19,503.54
Saturday, January 23 Event #10: $100,000 NLH Double Stack $320 380 154 534 $160,200 Srikar “sri50k” Chadhivae $27,394.20
Sunday, January 24 Event #11: $150,000 Monster Stack $525 326 104 430 $215,000 Justin “MadTitan” Turner $36,765
Monday, January 25 Event #12: $50,000 NLH Deep Stack Turbo $215 378 150 528 $105,600 Katie “azulciel” Stone $18,057.60
Tuesday, January 26 Event #13: $100,000 Super High Roller $2,000 112 54 166 $315,400 John “macallan25” Riordan $68,284.10
Wednesday, January 27 Event #14: $75,000 NLH $215 410 202 612 $122,400 Chris “Robotbob47” Moorman $19,510.56
Thursday, January 28 Event #15: $75,000 NLH 6-Max $320 300 191 491 $147,300 Naiching “cncly1314” Chen $27,368.34
Friday, January 29 Event #16: $50,000 NLH Turbo $250 285 146 431 $101,285 Alexander “jinyang” Butcher $18,818.75
Saturday, January 30 Event #17: $100,000 NLH Double Stack $320 381 158 539 $161,700 Jasthi ‘vkjasthi’ Kumar $27,650.70
Sunday, January 31 Event #18: $250,000 Main Event $525 583 310 893 $446,500 AJ “jnja1719” Basselini-Truisi $67,376.85

Mark Your Calendar & Download WSOP.com

The next WSOP Circuit Online Series will be the “Planet Hollywood Circuit” running February 17-28. A dozen ring events will be held, so if you’re in either Nevada or New Jersey get in on the action.

WSOP.com caters to players in Nevada and New Jersey (players in Delaware are NOT able to participate in the Circuit events).

The first step in getting set up to play on WSOP.com is to download the client. You can do so for both mobile (Android and iOS) and desktop (Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS X 10.6.8).

To get the correct version of the client, use the links below:

Also, the WSOP.com client can only support playing one table at a time on mobile. Finally, pot-limit Omaha (PLO) games and tournaments are not compatible on mobile and must be played via a computer.

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