Joseph “ul_gg” Mitchell Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $333 Online ‘Little Grind’ No-Limit Hold’em Event

The World Series of Poker first introduced online gold bracelet events back in 2015. The internet poker offerings, held on, expanded this year with a total of three events awarding WSOP gold bracelets. The first of those was the 2017 WSOP $333 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Little Grind’ online bracelet event. The tournament featured a $333,333 guaranteed prize pool that was blown away when 2,509 total entries were made in the re-entry event to build a $752,700 prize pool.

In the end it was Eugene, Oregon’s Joseph “ul_gg” Mitchell who emerged victorious, capturing his first gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $122,314. This was his third WSOP cash and by far his largest. His previous top score at the series was a ninth-place finish in a $3,000 Omaha eight-or-better event for $22,793.

Sticking with the ‘333’ theme, this event kicked off at 3:33 pm local time. Late registration and re-entry was open for 3 hours and 45 minutes. The top 333 finishers made the money, with the bubble bursting around 9:00 pm. The nine-handed final table wasn’t set until 12:45 am.


Mitchell started to gain steam during six-handed play. He knocked out Michael “TonyPerkis1” Jacoby in sixth place ($21,828) and then won a massive pot with the AHeart SuitAClub Suit holding up against Bobby “bcmclawh” McLawhorn’s 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit. The board ran out 8Spade Suit5Club Suit4Spade SuitQHeart SuitJSpade Suit and McLawhorn, Nevada’s top rated player, was elimianted in fifth place ($29,205).

Mitchell survived to heads-up play with a chip lead, and was able to pad that even further when his opponent Mark “PLODonkey17” Scacewater ran into technical difficulties and ended up sitting out much of the early going. In the end Scacewater got his final chips in with the AClub Suit7Spade Suit against Mitchell’s QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit. The board came down 4Club Suit3Diamond Suit2Diamond SuitQHeart Suit6Spade Suit and Mitchell paired his queen on the turn to secure the pot and the title, sending Scacewater to the virtual rail in second place with $73,539.

There will be two more online events this summer that will award official WSOP gold bracelets. The $3,333 ‘Big Grind’ no-limit hold’em event gets underway on July 1 at 3:33 pm and the original $1,000 no-limit hold’em online bracelet events starts at 2 pm on July 7.

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Here is a look at the payouts from the final table:

PlacePlayerEarnings (USD)
1Joseph “ul_gg” Mitchell$122,314
2Mark “PLODonkey17” Scacewater$73,539
3Michael “ooookillthem” Addamo$54,043.86
4Hao “sandongcpa” Sun$39,592
5Bobby “bcmclawh” McLawhorn$29,205
6Michael “TonyPerkis1” Jacoby$21,828
7Kevin “SEQUENCE” Sheetz$16,559
8Casey “rhin0” Long$12,645
9William “nomoneyloser” Pan$9,710

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