For the first time in history, Michigan online poker players have the chance to compete for World Series of Poker bracelets from inside the Mitten State.

This is possible due to WSOP.com being operational in Michigan since the end of March, just two months before the beginning of the WSOP. As a result, WSOP MI introduced its Michigan-only online bracelet series to run Sundays all summer long during the main WSOP festival, held in Las Vegas through mid-July.

Now, three of the series’ eight Sunday events have already been played to their conclusion, with nearly $350,000 in total prize pools over those tournaments. Michigan’s first three bracelet winners have been declared, and five more will join them over the next month.

Who were the first three Michigan online bracelet winners? And what else is up for grabs this summer? Keep reading to find out. WSOP’s Norman Chad hand delivers first Michigan bracelet

Brett Blackwood of Belleville won the first bracelet of the series, topping a field of 310 entries in Event #1: The Big $500 to take home the top prize of $35,559 in addition to the accompanying prestigious gold hardware.

Long-time WSOP commentator Norman Chad made the most of the occasion, too. Chad flew to Michigan to surprise Blackwood with his bracelet, where he also asked the first-time WSOP champion how often he played on WSOP.com in Michigan. Norman Chad hand delivered the bracelet in Michigan to our 1st online winner Brett Blackwood and even got him out to Vegas. Are you next ?
PLO bracelet up tomorrow on @WSOPcom pic.twitter.com/aVwWQOVfUR — WSOP (@WSOP) June 18, 2022 “That was the first time,” said Blackwood of his experience on the site. “I didn’t even know it (WSOP.com) was out here, and I heard about it (the event) the day of, actually.” Estes and Macleod also capture bracelets

Todd Estes became the second WSOP MI online bracelet winner, taking down Event #2: $400 Ultra Deepstack on June 12. That event drew 331 entries for a total prize pool of $119,161, with Estes’ first-place prize of $27,896 also marking his career-best score.

A week later, John […]

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