The first Pot Limit Omaha event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online GGPoker schedule played down to a champion on Sunday with Roland Czika coming out on top of the 975-entry field in Event #10 ($400 Double Chance PLO) to pick up his first piece of WSOP hardware and more than $55,000.
The seven players who made the final table battled for just over 15 minutes before one of them was eliminated. From UTG, Lei Yang raised to 200,000 and then called when Stanislav Halatenko three-bet to 750,000 on the button. Both players checked the flop to see the turn. Yang checked and Halatenko bet 673,375. Yang called and the river completed the board. Yang checked again and Halatenko moved all in for 3,037,266. Yang called and showed for flopped quads while Halatenko tabled for aces and queens and was eliminated in seventh.
It took nearly three-quarters of an hour to go from six players to five. With blinds of 80,000/160,000, Arkadiusz Liszewski raised to 560,000 from the cutoff and Noam Garama chose to defend his big blind. The flop was and Liszewski moved all in for his last 1,241,589 and Garama called. Liszewski tabled for top pair with an ace kicker while Garama also paired the queen but had kicker problems with . The turn solved those kicker problems and left Liszewski hoping for some help on the river. The river was a complete brick and Liszewski was out in sixth place.
It only took 20 minutes to find the next elimination and once again, Garama was the one conducting things. On the button, Garama raised to 500,000 before Mariam Nozadze bumped it up to 1,600,000 from the big blind. Garama called. After the flop, Nozadze shoved for 2,598,733 and Garama called. Nozadze turned up for a pair oces but Garama was way ahead with a flopped straight thanks to his hole cards. Nozadze turned a set thanks to the on fourth street, but the river didn’t give her a full house and she was out in fifth.
A full hour and 20 minutes passed without any eliminations before Garama got involved again – this time with a different outcome. Blinds were 250,000/500,000 and Garama raised to 1,750,000 and Czika came along from the big blind. The flop came and Czika bet 2,872,800 and Garama called all in for 1,044,536. Czika showed for a pair of sixes while Garama was drawing with . Czika made two pair on the turn then made a straight on the river to send Garama to the rail in fourth place. That hand propelled Czika into the chip lead.
Czika added to his lead 15 minutes later when he took out the most high-profile player at the final table. Czika raised to 1,320,000 from the button and Mike Watson moved all in for his last 2,756,392 in the big blind. Czika called and showed while Watson tabled . The board ran out to give Czika two pair and send Watson to the rail in third place.
When heads up play began, Czika was ahead 3-2 in chips over Yang. Over the next 10 minutes, Czika continued to chip away and eventually found a spot to vanquish his last foe. From the small blind, Czika raised to 1,800,000 and Yang called from the big. Yang checked the flop and then called when Czika bet 1,200,000. After the turn, Yang moved all in for 3,559,464 and Czika called. Yang showed for a flush and straight draw while Czika made a pair with his holdings. The river was the to miss all of Yang’s outs and eliminate him in second place while Czika laid claim to his first-ever WSOP bracelet and $55,369.
Final Table Payouts
- Roland ‘Quina Quen’ Czika – $55,369
- Lei ‘A LEI’ Yang – $40,033
- Mike Watson – $28,944
- Noam ‘lamalo21’ Garama – $20,927
- Mariam ‘WisdomTree’ Nozadze – $15,131
- Arkadiusz ‘Noksukow’ Liszewski – $10,940
- Stanislav ‘shrekpoker91’ Halatenko – $7,910