Bryan Piccioli picks up second WSOP gold bracelet
By Bob Garcia
The poker pro has recorded over $5 million in live earnings across his career
Many players have shown steady improvement over time, and Bryan Piccioli seems to be a clear example of this. The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #12 was recently held, where the final table featured four finalists who did their best to survive the final nine players from a total of 959 entries. At the end of it all, only Piccioli was left standing.
Piccioli proved that after four years, he has improved his technique so much that he went from sixth place in the 2017 Main Event to being the grand champion, getting his second gold bracelet, and lining his pocket with the top prize of $83,332. It had been eight years in total since Piccioli arrived in the $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em accumulator event of the WSOP Asia Pacific to become the overall champion and taking home the first bracelet of his professional career. By that time, the player was able to stand out among a total of 1,085 entries to win $221,419.
Perhaps this victory is bigger, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be given the corresponding credit for his most recent performance. Because of his performance at the poker table, Piccioli has now taken home nearly $5 million in tournament winnings over his entire career, with $1.7 million of that coming from Main Event performances five years ago.
It was by no means easy for this tournament, considered a $500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em turbo DeepStack, to come to an end, as it took more than seven hours for the winner to finally be crowned. Recent tournaments are bringing more and more stars to the forefront, making it clear that poker currently has too much talent within its community, and that says only good things.