WSOP Online: Ari Engel Gets 11th Ring; Jamie Kerstetter Wins in Wynn Bathroom

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Two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Ari Engel and iconic poker commentator and Twitter personality Jamie Kerstetter are among the most recent players to a win a gold ring online in Circuit events.

The latest Circuit Series is made up of 12 ring events in late February and early March with buy-ins ranging from $215 to $2,000, with winners also earning a seat to the Tournament of Champions during the 2022 WSOP.

Kerstetter Gets It Done In Ladies’ Room

You may recall how poker vlogger Ryan Depaulo became an overnight legend in July 2020 when he won his first WSOP bracelet while playing inside his car in a New Jersey Whole Foods parking lot.

Less than two years later, it seems Jamie “DanBilzerian” Kerstetter, already a legend in the poker community, is following in Depaulo’s footsteps as she took down Event #9: $320 NLH Double Stack to earn her first gold ring and $19,872 — all while playing on her cell phone in a women’s bathroom at the Wynn in Las Vegas.

Kerstetter, known for her commentary at tournaments including the WSOP Main Event, told VegasSlotsOnline she had been multi-tabling on her phone after busting out of the Wynn Mystery Bounty as part of the 2022 Wynn Millions. She built up a stack in the online Circuit event and finished the tournament from the Wynn bathroom as she charged her phone.

“During the final table, my phone got really low on battery so I needed a wall outlet somewhere quiet so that’s where I was when it ended,” Kerstetter told VegasSlotsOnline. “They say women spend too much time in the restroom. Maybe they’re just grinding online.”

Jamie Kerstetter
Jamie Kerstetter

Kerstetter got through a field of 246 players and locked up the victory after flushing heads-up opponent Alfred “5ktonight” Gillette, who was denied his first ring while earning a cash of $14,832. Other players at the final table included Andrew “ISeeFoodTuna” Campbell (3rd – $11,095), Michael “MMenz08816” Menzer (4th – $8,280) and Steve “gborooo” Gross (5th – $6,365).

Just weeks ago, Kerstetter was honored at the third annual Global Poker Awards in Las Vegas, where she was awarded Best Twitter Personality for the second year in a row. She was also in the running for Best Broadcaster, though the award ultimately went to fellow PokerGO commentator Jeff Platt.

While it may not be the Mothership, a casino bathroom seems as good a place as any to lock up a coveted piece of WSOP jewelry. Just wash your hands before putting that ring on, Jamie. Circuit Event #9: $320 NLH Double Stack Full Results

 1Jamie “DanBilzerian” KerstetterUnited States$19,872
 2Alfred “5ktonight” GilletteUnited States$14,832
 3Andrew “ISeeFoodTuna” CampbellUnited States$11,095
 4Michael “MMenz08816” MenzerUnited States$8,280
 5Steve “gborooo” GrossUnited States$6,365
 6Anthony “Flawlessbink” MaioUnited States$4,864
 7Brien “neirb2021” LeeUnited States$3,674
 8Guo Liang “Ct188” ChenUnited States$2,722
 9“Stripey”United States$2,049

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Engel Wins 11th Ring in Event 11

Ari “PalmTreeB” Engel finished out the month by earning his 11th career Circuit ring in Event #11: $500 PLO BIG $500, which earned him a cash of $14,412. The Canadian pro got through a field of 70 entrants and defeated John “Macallan25” Riordan during heads-up play, who Engel later called “a far more skilled opponent heads up.”

Riodan, a four-time ring winner from Florida with $1.4 million in live tournament earnings, earned $10,913 for his runner-up finish. Other players who final tabled the PLO tournament include Daniel “WinSOPure44” Bertaccini (3rd – $8,155), Adrian “sacakewalk” Sacher (4th – $6,109), Ian “ApokerJoker2” Steinman (5th – $4,490), Mark “Nostradonkus” Liedtke (6th – $3,298) and popular poker vlogger Ethan “Rampunts” Yau (7th – $2,444).

The online victory keeps Engel in his fourth-place spot on the all-time Circuit ring list, trailing only Maurice Hawkins (14), Valentin Vornicu (12), and Josh Reichard (12). Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. recently earned his tenth Circuit ring at WSOP Circuit Isle Casino Pompano Park to tie Engel, but he’ll now have to win another to keep up with “PalmTreeB.”

Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Engel had an 11th ring sweat earlier this year when he finished second in Event #8: $25,000 GTD PLO BIG $500 for $7,320 as part of the Pennsylvania January Online Circuit. Engel couldn’t get it done heads-up against Richard Ali of Oakdale, PA, who earned $9,892 and his third gold ring.

Last fall, Engel won his second bracelet and $317,076 in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship after getting through a final table that included all-time bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth, who finished in fifth place for $80,894.

At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before Engel wins another ring or bracelet as he continues to crush both live and online Omaha tournaments. Circuit Event Event #11: $500 PLO BIG $500 Full Results

 1Ari “PalmTreeB” EngelCanada$14,412
 2John “Macallan25” RiordanUnited States$10,913
 3Daniel “WinSOPure44” BertacciniUnited States$8,155
 4Adrian “sacakewalk” SacherUnited States$6,109
 5Ian “ApokerJoker2” SteinmanUnited States$4,490
 6Mark “Nostradonkus” LiedtkeUnited States$3,298
 7Ethan “Rampunts” YauUnited States$2,444
 8Joseph “MegolaMan1ac” LibertaUnited States$1,779
 9Stanton “stonniepokes” TentowskiUnited States$1,376

The next stop on the WSOP Circuit will be at The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles from March 5-16.

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