Remember, the WSOP online bracelet events are open to players in both Nevada and New Jersey. The “Garden State” option has appealed to a lot of East Coast grinders who traveled to the state in order to play. Case in point Bo “proudpatriot” Cappello, Al “bigal16” Riccobono, and Parker “PoutyPrinced” Drew, who are all in a New Jersey hotel room grinding today’s tournament.
One of them got off to a great start and is the early chip leader. Cappello doubled in the very first hand with aces against jacks, and not long after he picked up aces again against an opponent who held kings.
In the live real, Cappello has more than $2.5 million in lifetime earnings, which includes a career-best $292,500 for winning the 2016 WSOP Circuit Baltimore Main Event. He also has Borgata and Wynn victories for nearly $300K apiece.
As for Riccobono, he’s a longtime grinder with results dating back to 2006. His biggest score of $45,422 came back in 2007 when he finished 267th in the WSOP Main Event.
Finally, Drew has $126K in live tournament earnings. His best score to date was $51,443 for finishing second in the 2017 Foxwoods World Poker Finals Event #1: $600 NLH. In 2013, he also won a WSOPC ring when he took down a $365 Turbo event at the Foxwoods stop.