Third Time’s a Charm: Ian Steinman Wins $110K and His First WSOP Bracelet

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Ian Steinman (APokerJoker2) advanced to the final table for the third time in the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Series in Monday’s $400 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout event. After falling short of the top spot in his last two appearances at the final table, Steinman cashed in this time around with a victory in Event #27 for a WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize of $110,557.

Ian Steinman won a WSOP bracelet at his third final table of the online series. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Steinman has cashed in more than 80 WSOP-related events for a total of $765,373 in tournament earnings. He adds a bracelet to a WSOP hardware collection that already includes four WSOP circuit rings. The biggest tournament cash of Steinman’s career came in 2018 when he finished runner-up in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em bracelet event for $197,461.

The $400 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout drew 1,940 runners to amass a prize pool of $698,400. A trio of notables finished right outside of the final table as Bryan Piccioli (Pellepelle) was eliminated in 14th place ($5,517), Shaun Deeb (Ddtgg) was knocked out in 13th place ($5,517), and Edward Sabat (Habibi) hit the rail in 12th place ($6,894).

$400 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Results

  1. 1. Ian Steinman (APokerJoker2) — $110,557
  2. 2. Satoshi Tanaka (Godzillla) — $68,373
  3. 3. Mahyar Ebrahimi (psycho101) — $49,796
  4. 4. Nicholas Brancato (Got_The_Glow) — $36,526
  5. 5. Cameron Rezaie (crezident) — $27,028
  6. 6. Lokesh Garg (Lanku111) — $20,254
  7. 7. Alida Veliu (av1925) — $15,295
  8. 8. Huiwen Liu (HLM99) — $11,664
  9. 9. Cody Scherer (voltron12) — $9,009

Steinman Takes a Narrow Lead Over Kuhn and Torgersen on the Online Leaderboard

Heading into Monday’s event, the race for the top spot on the WSOP Online Series $100,000 Leaderboard was looking like a two-horse race between Robert Kuhn (BustinBalls) and Ryan Torgersen (Im.Sorry). But with Kuhn and Torgersen both failing to cash in the event, and Steinman winning it outright, he’s taken the top spot on the leaderboard.

The three players entered Tuesday neck-and-neck in the standings, with APokerJoker2 sitting in the No. 1 spot with 2,908.10 points, ahead of BustinBalls at 2,864.67 points and Im.Sorry at 2828.38 points. The formula for calculating a player’s rank on each leaderboard is the square root of (buy-ins times entrants divided by position).

All three players have won a bracelet this summer, and each has made multiple final tables. The winner of this promotional event will earn an $18,000 bonus in addition to being crowned the player of the series. The top 50 players on the leaderboard will earn their share of a $100,000 prize pool that will pay out $12,000 to second place, $9,000 to third, $7,000 to fourth, and $5,000 to fifth.

Online Series $100,000 Points Leaderboard

  1. 1. APokerJoker2 2908.10
  2. 2. BustinBalls 2864.67
  3. 3. Im.Sorry 2828.38
  4. 4. tomte 2506.47
  5. 5. prngls12 2410.12
  6. 6. Art.Vandelay 2323.55
  7. 7. Panoramic 2322.99
  8. 8. Adopt_aDogg0 2282.03
  9. 9. MiguelFiesta 2239.67
  10. 10. fanofdapoker 2176.68

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