Bradley Ruben won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max Event and claimed his second WSOP gold bracelet. He had to defeat 551 other entrants and a tough final table to win the event and the $69,148 top prize.
Ruben was no beginner to the game, having won his first bracelet in the international segment of last year’s WSOP Online. This victory came in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, claiming both the gold bracelet along with the $220,160 prize. Ruben lives in Florida and is a real estate investor, in addition to being a professional poker player. He has had a considerable amount of success as a professional poker player and has earned over $700,000 in tournament earnings.
The 2021 WSOP Online $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max Event attracted a lot of big names, including WSOP bracelet winner Ari “PalmTreeB” Engel, who finished in 59th place for $1,131, bracelet winner Clayton “NevarLucky” Maguire, who finished 28th for $1,874, and bracelet winner Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger who finished 22nd for $2,261.
When the final table began, there were six players, and Ruben held the chip lead. Ben Yu held second place, and Dylan Wilkerson was in third place. But this soon changed as Wilkerson was eliminated by Holtz. Wilkerson was the first to be eliminated and placed sixth in the tournament for $8,955. Troy Lee was the next to be eliminated by Holtz and finished in fifth place for $12,764. This left four players and Holtz with a good-sized lead.
However, it wasn’t long before another player was eliminated, this time by Ruben. He took out three-time bracelet winner Ben “WhyIsGamora” Yu, who would leave with $18,656 for a fourth-place finish. This left three players, and now only one of these, Bradley Ruben, was a previous WSOP gold bracelet winner.
Alex Foxen was the next to be knocked out by Ruben, which left the WPT champion in third place with $27,909 and still without a bracelet. This left Ruben with a 3:1 chip lead when entering heads-up play with Holtz.
The final hand started with Holtz limping in with A♥K♦9♣5♥ and Ruben holding K♥Q♠10♥4♠. Ruben raised with 300,000, which Holtz reraised to 900,000. Ruben called, and then the 9♠5♠3♠ flop came, and Ruben checked first, followed by Holtz. Then came the 8♥ turn, and Ruben bet 1,800,000. Ruben had a flush, so Holtz needed a full house. But, he got a 6♠ and was eliminated, finishing in second place for $42,816.