WSOP Online: Scott Ball Scores $1 Million in Mystery Bounty, Danchev Wins Heads-Up Title

The bracelet hunting action is ramping up in the World Series of Poker Online at GGPoker. This week, Scott Ball walked away with a $1 million prize as the lucky Mystery Bounty winner.

Over the last week, the series has seen winners from Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, and Canada. The series continues at GGPoker through Sept. 27 for players in the international online poker market. US players also have a shot at a bracelet with 33 more events running at WSOP.com from Sept. 10 – Oct. 18.

Here’s a look at some of the winners and events over the last week.

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Event 7: Million Dollar Mystery Bounty

This huge event brought a huge field with 51,003 entries for a $10.2 million prize pool. When the action concluded, Finland’s Tapio Vihakas found the win for $367,953. But the bigger prize was the seven-figure bounty involved.

Two-time bracelet winner Scott  Ball scored $1 million for his lucky draw after eliminating a player in the series. However, Ball didn’t initially realize that he’d won the ultimate prize.

Event 9: $525 Bounty Pot  Limit Omaha

The four-card action brought in 1,142 entries for a $571,000 prize pool. Canada’s Amichai Barer came out on top for $60,889.

He adds to an already impressive poker record with $3.6 million in live tournament winnings and now adds his first WSOP bracelet.

Event 10: $10,000 Heads Up Championship

This big buy-in event was capped at 128 players for a $940,900 prize pool. Bulgaria’s Dimitar Danchev found the winner’s circle for $327,668.

Danchev has more than $1 million in WSOP winnings and now has his first bracelet. A regular on the international poker scene, he also has $5.4 million in live tournament winnings.

Event 11: $400 Double Stack Bounty NLHE

Gustavo Mastelotto scooped his first bracelet and $51,498 in the double stack action. The tournament brought in 3,550 entries for a $1.3 million prize pool. This becomes the Brazilian’s first bracelet win and third cash of the series.

Event 12: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller

Plenty of poker sharks turned out for this bigger buy-in event with 593 entries and a $5.8 million prize pool. New Zealand’s David Yan came out on top for a nice $985,565 and his first bracelet. High stakes regular David Peters finished sixth for $268,691.

Event 13: $1,500 Millionaire Maker

The biggest win of the series came in this online version of the popular tournament held each summer in Las Vegas. The Millionaire Maker saw 4,706 entries for a $6.7 million prize pool.

Germany’s Markus Prinz scored the win for a huge win of $1.2 million. The founder of DTOPoker training site secured one of the biggest wins of his career.

Looking ahead

Plenty of action remains in the WSOP Online in the coming weeks. The GGPoker side of the series reaches the halfway point early next week. Players will find plenty of major tournaments in the coming days.

Starting flights for the $5,000 World Championship also continue throughout the series. The event features a $20 million guarantee with Day 2 playing out on Sept. 26. Here’s a look at tournaments on tap over the weekend and early next week.

  • $777 Lucky Sevens Bounty (Event 15) – Sept. 1
  • $1,000 Ultra Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Event 16) – Sept. 3
  • $500 BIG 500 (Event 17) – Sept. 4
  • $100 Flip & Go (Event 18) – Sept. 5, $1 million guaranteed
  • $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship (Event 19) – Sept. 6

* Note: some payouts may include deal making.

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