Jump to content
advertisement_alt

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'ggpoker'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Poker Forums
    • Poker Community
    • Poker Advice
    • Poker Legislation
    • Poker Sites
    • Live Poker
  • Other Forums
    • Off Topic
    • Bad Beats
    • Daily Fantasy Sports Community
    • Staking Marketplace
    • PTP Expats - Shooting Off

Calendars

There are no results to display.

Categories

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Real name


Your gender


About Yourself


Your favorite poker sites


Favorite poker hand


Your profession


Favorite place to play


Your hobbies


Favorite Cash Game and Limit


Favorite Tournament Game and Limit


Twitter Follow Name:


Game Types


Stakes


Method(s)


Favorite Site(s)


Table Size(s)


Structure(s)


Hourly Rate

Found 20 results

  1. The final online gold bracelet of the summer has been awarded as the 2021 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker has officially come to an end. The final week of events brought out some of the largest fields of the series as well lifted four players to millionaire status in the $20 million guaranteed Main Event. The final events included some of poker’s top talent in the mix for a bracelet, including Dominik Panka, Faraz Jaka, Stoyan Madanzhiev, Arnaud Enselme, and former #1-ranked Chris Mooman. Event #28 ($2,100 Bounty Championship NLHE) Entries: 1,064 Prize pool: $2,128,000 2014 European Poker Tour PCA Champion Dominik Panka made his way back to the winner’s circle as he topped the 1,064 runners of Event #28 ($2,100 Bounty Championship NLHE) to earn his first WSOP gold bracelet as well as $86,702. Add to that the $98,526 in bounties and Panka walked away with $185,228. Right behind him was China’s Fengdian Wang who finished as the runner-up and collected a total prize of $107,117, bounties included. Isreal’s Nir Amar settled for the bronze which came with a $67,793 payday plus an additional $35,256 in bounties for a total score of $103,049. Also of note, former #1 Chris Moorman fell just a few spots shy of his third WSOP bracelet, finishing in seventh place for a total of $33,496. Event #28 Final Table Results Dominik Panka - $86,702 + $98,526 in bounties Fengdian Wang - $86,489 + $20,628 in bounties Nir Amar - $67,793 + $35,256 in bounties David Mzareulov - $53,073 + $29,074 in bounties Natalya Niktina - $41,550 + $20,430 in bounties Oleg Eltsov - $32,528 + $18,938 in bounties Chris Moorman - $25,465 + $8,031 in bounties Noam Makavy - $19,936 + $26,258 in bounties Vincent Huang - $15,607 + $26,828 Event #29 ($1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE) Entries: 1,308 Prize pool: $1,863,900 With just three players left, it looked like perhaps poker stalwart Faraz Jaka was on the precipice of taking home his first career gold bracelet. But it was not to be as Ukrainian Vlad Martynenko took over the tournament and went on to victory, earning $250,198 while Jaka, fell just one spot short as the runner-up, collecting $187,622 for his efforts. Russia’s Stanislav Kuvaev wrapped up in third place, also taking home a six-figure score for $140,969. Event #29 Final Table Results Vlad Martynenko - $250,198 Faraz Jaka - $187,622 Stanislav Kuvaev - $140,969 Stefan Lehner - $105,507 Ermo Kosk - $79,119 Nir Amar - $59,331.18 Tzlil Ozer - $44,492 Peter Traply - $33,364 Klas Lofberg - $25,019 Event #30 ($525 Beat The Pros) Entries: 1594 Prize pool: $797,000 Canada’s Jase Regina not only beat the pros, but they beat everyone in the tournament by topping the 1594-entry field of Event #30 for a $75,342 (bounties included) payday and his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Malta’s Stefan Atanasov came close but fell one spot short, finishing as the runner-up which was good for $42,443 while Arunas Sapitavicius from Greece claimed the bronze and $28,158 in total. Just missing out on the podium was 2020 WSOP Online Main Event champion Stoyan Madanzhiev who finished in fourth place, adding $28,165 to the bankroll. Event #30 Final Table Results Jase Regina - $32,856 + $42,486 in bounties Stefan Atanasov - $32,776 + $9,667 in bounties Arunas Sapitavicius - $24,707 + $3,451 in bounties Stoyan Madanzhiev - $18,602 + $9,563 in bounties Sebastian Mueller - $14,006 + $10,711 in bounties Julien Achard-stropoli - $10,545 + $8,360 in bounties William Wolf - $7,940 + $9,075 in bounties Alon Huberman - $5,789 + $2,918 in bounties Scott Hill - $4,501 + $5090 in bounties Event #31(¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival) Entries: 7,036 Prize pool: $818,645 The final day of the ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival had Hong Kong’s Henry Luo celebrating a win over a field of 7,036 and take home the $87,404 first-place prize as well as his first WSOP gold bracelet. Right behind him in the standings was Argentian Martin Pochat who earned $65,543 as the runner-up. Germany’s Yannick Schumacher rounded out the top three and walked away with $49,151 for third. Event #31 Final Table Results Henry Luo - $87,404 Martin Pochat - $65,543 Yannick Schumacher - $49,151 Ryosuke Kubodera - $36,858 Tiago Lessa - $27,639 Yuhan Liu - $20,727 Robert Kaggerud - $15,543 Sota Yamashita - $11,655 Carlos Silva - $6,740 Event #32 ($210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$) Entries: 14,162 Prize pool: $2,832,400 What do you get when you pair a low buy-in with a massive $2 million guarantee? You get the massive field of 14,162 entries for Event #32 ($210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$). You also get a winner in Canada’s Ruslan Rishko that more than 1000x’d their buy-in. Rishko took home the $194,096 first-place prize plus another $88,490 in bounties for a total haul of $282,586 and, of course, the gold bracelet. Slovakia’s Ales Lekse also pulled in a nice return on investment, earning a total of $133,250 (bounties included) as the runner-up. Brazil’s Bruno Medalha was the third member of the six-figures club, walking away with $114,602 for third place. Event #32 Final Table Results Ruslan Rishko - $194,096 + $88,490 in bounties Ales Lekse - $119,283 + $13,967 in bounties Bruno Medalha - $106,477 + $18,125 in bounties Vitor Adiron - $68,068 + $9,851 in bounties Stefan Nemetz - $49,880 + $6,625 in bounties Ignas Navickas - $44,481 + $12,279 in bounties Danilo Gomas - $31,471 + $7,592 in bounties Oleg Vasylchenko - $26,149 + $8,407 in bounties Thien Thanh Nguyen - $16,048 + $2,866 in bounties Event #33 ($500 The Closer) Entries: 7,103 Prize pool: $3,373,925 There was no shortage of players willing to register for one last shot at an online gold bracelet in the 2021 WSOP Online on GGPoker. The final event of the series, Event #33 (The Closer) drew 7,103 entries and in the end, it was France’s Arnaud Enselme who booked the final bracelet of the summer and $360,223 for the win. Japan’s Kazuki Ikeuchi likely saved his series as well by earning $270,127 as the runner-up. Greecian grinder Ioannis Angelou-Konstas ended up in third place, good for $202,566. And with the end of Event #33, the 2021 WSOP Online on GGPoker came to a close. Event #33 Final Table Results Arnaud Enselme - $360,223 Kazuki Ikeuchi - $270,127 Ioannis Angelou-Konstas - $202,566 Hernando Guzman - $151,903 Yakov Nesterov - $113,911 Ryosuke Matsumoto - $85,421 Koki Kudo - $64,057 Ethan Reid - $48,036 Qiu Kefei - $36,022
  2. After calling his shot, 28-year old Russian Aleksei Vandyshev was the last person standing in the $20 million guaranteed GGPoker 2021 World Series of Poker Online Main Event. He entered the final table, second in chips, and left with a $2,543,073 payday and his first career gold bracelet. Prior to the playing of the final table, Vandyshev recorded a short interview in which he expressed supreme confidence that, in the end, it would be he who was this year’s Main Event champ. “I think my strength as a poker player is that I have a built-in crystal ball, so I see it when people try to trick me,” Vandyshev said. “I think I can win because I don’t care at all about ICM. I will always find a way to bring home the bacon. I want the bracelet and I want it really badly. Other players should think twice because if they fight me, they will only prolong the suffering - the magic is with me.” The magic was with him indeed. An active part of the final table, Vandyshev both took over the chip lead and found himself at the bottom of the chip counts several times. But he leaned on his nine years of experience as a professional poker player (and coach) to let the game come to him. When it did, he was able to close it out and lock up a career-defining victory. It took no time at all for the first player to fall. In fact, it happened on the second hand of the final table. With the blinds at 300k/600k, U.S.-based pro Joe Serock moved all-in for more than 45 million on the button with [poker card="6d"][poker card="6s"] and, in the small blind, a short-stacked Dimitrios Farmakoulis called putting his tournament life on the line. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="9d"][poker card="3s"][poker card="5d"][poker card="4c"] runout was clean for Serock’s pocket sixes sending Greece’s Farmakoulis out in ninth for $254,308. Forty-five minutes later the blinds were at 350k/700k when Vandyshev opened from the cutoff to 1.4 million holding the [poker card="kh"][poker card="9d"] and Poland’s Dawid Smolka defended from the big blind off his stack of just over 8 million with a dominated [poker card="kd"][poker card="7h"]. The flop came [poker card="ks"][poker card="8h"][poker card="4h"] giving both top pair but keeping kickers in play. Smolka checked it to Vandyshev, who continued for just over 1.2 million. Smolka then check-raised all-in for roughly 7 million and Vandyshev quickly called. The [poker card="6s"] came off on the turn, giving Smolka additional straight outs. But the river came the [poker card="9h"], improving Vandyshev to two pair and eliminating Smolka in eighth place for a $339,124 payout. The two Brazilians at the table clashed during the same level. Start of the day chip leader, Edson Tsutsumi opened the action from the button to 1.47 million with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="9h"] and his countryman, Renan Meneguetti three-bet shoved from the big blind holding [poker card="qs"][poker card="th"]. Tsutsumi made the call and the flop came [poker card="ks"][poker card="jc"][poker card="7c"], giving Meneguetti open-ended straight outs to go along with his pair outs. However, the [poker card="5s"] turn and the [poker card="5h"] river both missed him and Tsutsumi’s ace-high took the hand. Meneguetti bowed out in seventh place, good for $452,229. With the elimination of Meneguetti, Norway's Espen Jorstad took over the role of the table short stack. The blinds had climbed to 400k/800k when Jorstad fell victim to a brutal cooler. From the cutoff, Russian Nikita Kuznetsov raised to 1.6 million and was immediately called by Vandyshev on the button holding [poker card="6d"][poker card="6s"]. When it was Jorstad’s turn in the big blind he looked down at [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"] and three-bet to just over 5 million, leaving himself with 11 million behind. Kuznetsov four-bet shoved and when Vandyshev folded, Jorstad clicked call. The [poker card="kc"][poker card="qs"][poker card="js"] flop looked good for the Norwegian, giving him top set and better than 85% to win the hand. But the [poker card="th"] hit the turn and with Kuznetsov improving to a straight, Jorstad needed the board to pair to survive. The river was the [poker card="4d"] and rather than double up with his kings, he was out in sixth for $603,058. Thirty minutes passed and Serock, who came into the day third in chips, had slipped down the chip count due to plenty of earlier tough spots. Now, the well-traveled pro was sitting at the bottom of the chip counts. He opened from under the gun to 1.76 million holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="ks"] and when it folded to Tsutsumi, who was holding a commanding chip lead, the Brazilian three-bet shipped his [poker card="8s"][poker card="8h"]. Serock called it off with his “big slick” and the board ran out [poker card="7c"][poker card="3c"][poker card="2d"][poker card="5s"][poker card="5d"] keeping Tsutsumi’s pocket eights ahead the entire time. Serock finished up in fifth place and collected a career-high cash of $804,191. For the better part of the next hour, Vandyshev battled back from a short stack to not only pull even with Tsutsumi but re-take the chip lead. With the blinds at 700k/1.4m, Vandyshev put in a raise from the button to 2.8 million with his [poker card="9c"][poker card="3c"]. From the small blind, Tsutsumi flatted holding [poker card="tc"][poker card="th"]. From the big blind, Canadian Christine Do had 17 big blinds left and she moved them all-in holding [poker card="6h"][poker card="6s"]. Vandyshev folded and Tsutsumi made the call with the dominating hand. There was no real drama as the flop came [poker card="td"][poker card="4d"][poker card="3d"] giving Tsutsumi top set. The turn was the [poker card="4s"] and Do was drawing dead to the [poker card="8h"] river. Do was the first player to walk with a seven-figure score, earning $1,072,405 for fourth place. Less than ten hands later, during the same level, Kuznetsov opened the button to 2.8 million holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="jd"]. After Vandyshev let go of the small blind, Tsutsumi three-bet shipped a chip leading 120 million with the inferior [poker card="as"][poker card="td"]. Kuznetsov quickly called for the remainder of his stack and found himself in great shape to double up and get back into the hunt for the bracelet. However, the flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="tc"][poker card="2h"], bringing two pair to Tsutsumi and leaving Kuznetsov needing help. The [poker card="4s"] turn and [poker card="6d"] river was no good for the Russian and Kuznetsov grabbed the Main Event bronze and $1,430,073 for the deep run. Heads-up play began with the two players who entered the day one-two in chips. Tsutsumi and Vandyshev battled for the better part of an hour with the Russian slowly chipping up and eventually taking the chip lead, once again. The back-and-forth kept on, with both players assuming the chip lead multiple times. At 1.25m/2.5m blinds, both players still had plenty of play, both with more than 100 million in chips, but a heads-up cooler came along and ended it all. From the button, Tsutsumi raised to 5.2 million holding [poker card="7s"][poker card="7c"]. As the big blind, Vandyshev put in a huge three-bet to nearly 25 million. Tsutsumi decided to go with it and shoved with Vandyshev sticking his chips in as well. No drama for Vandyshev’s pocket tens as the board ran out [poker card="kc"][poker card="js"][poker card="2h"][poker card="3s"][poker card="jc"], eliminating Tsutsumi as the runner-up, good for a healthy $1,907,035 payday. And, as he predicted before the final table, Vandyshev is the 2021 WSOP Online Main Event champion and took home the $2,543,073 first-place prize and gold bracelet. [caption id="attachment_636203" align="aligncenter" width="750"] The final hand of the 2021 WSOP Online Main Event.[/caption] 2021 WSOP Online Main Event Final Table Results Total Entries: 4,092 Prize pool: $20,000,000 Aleksei Vandyshev - $2,543,073 Edson Tsutsumi Jr - $1,907,035 Nikita Kuznetsov - $1,430,073 Christine Do - $1,072,405 Joe Serock - $804,191 Espen Jorstad - $603,058 Renan Meneguetti - $452,229 Dawid Smolka - $339,124 Dimitrios Farmakoulis - $254,308
  3. It looked like Michael Addamo was going to cruise to his fifth GGPoker Super MILLION$ title in record time. However, after dominating the bulk of the final table, Addamo clashed with satellite winner ‘Hightroler’ in an hour-long heads-up match that saw the Super MILLION$ newcomer battle back from multiple massive chip deficits to take out the poker superstar and take home the title and the $420,536 first-place prize. It helped that ‘Hightroler’ started the final table with a healthy chip lead. But as is customary at Super MILLION$ final tables, no one makes it to the end without going through some top-tier talent. This week, joining ‘Hightroler’ and Addamo was Russia’s Anatoly Filatov, Samuel Vousden, and two-time Super MILLION$ champ Joakim Andersson. It was an early exit for Belarusian grinder Dmitry Yurasov, who started the day on the short stack. With the blinds at 25,000/50,000 (6,000 ante), Yurasov opened to 100,000 from middle position with [poker card="td"][poker card="th"]. The action folded to Joakim Andersson in the big blind, who defended with [poker card="ah"][poker card="8h"] and just barely had Yurasov covered. When the flop came [poker card="qh"][poker card="tc"][poker card="9h"], there was no getting away for either player. Andersson checked his nut flush draw over to Yurasov who put out a tiny bet with his set of tens. Andersson countered with a shove and Yurasov snap-called. The turn was the [poker card="js"], bringing Andersson a straight. The [poker card="ad"] on the river sent Yurasov home in ninth place for $52,567. A few hands later, ‘AreYouAhead’ had his question answered by Andersson, and they didn’t like what it was. From middle position, ‘AreYouAhead’ opened to 110,000 holding [poker card="as"][poker card="kh"] and was called by Anatoly Filatov in the cutoff with [poker card="5d"][poker card="5h"]. When it folded to Andersson, once again in the big blind, he raised it up to 435,000 with [poker card="ac"][poker card="ad"]. After a short tank, ‘AreYouAhead’ moved all-in for another 1.5 million and after Filatov folded, Andersson called for slightly less. The board ran out [poker card="ks"][poker card="qs"][poker card="2c"][poker card="th"][poker card="4d"] shipping the pot to Andersson and leaving ‘AreYouAhead’ with two big blinds. Two hands later, they were out in eighth for $68,171. The final seven players settled in as nearly two levels passed without an elimination. With the blinds at 35,000/70,000 (8,500 ante) Addamo, who had surged into the chip lead, opened from the cutoff to 140,000 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="tc"]. In the big blind, Samuel Vousden looked down at [poker card="ah"][poker card="4d"] and with 20 big blinds remaining, moved all-in. Addamo quickly called with the dominating hand and hit top pair on the [poker card="ts"][poker card="5c"][poker card="2c"] flop. Vousden was looking for a three to hit the gutshot straight, but the turn came [poker card="8d"] and the river the [poker card="4s"] sending Vousden out in seventh for $88,407. A few hands later, Andersson found himself short and moved all-in from under the gun with the [poker card="kd"][poker card="qs"]. It folded to Filatov in the small blind and he made the call with his [poker card="ad"][poker card="jh"]. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="6d"][poker card="3d"] flop put Filatov in control and when the turn came the [poker card="7s"], Andersson was drawing dead to the [poker card="9d"] river. Andersson’s sixth place finish and latest Super MILLION$ cash was good for $114,649. By this point, Addamo’s chip lead was enormous, having four times that of his next competitor. Raising with impunity, with the blinds at 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante) Addamo made it 160,000 with the worst hand in poker, [poker card="7d"][poker card="2c"]. In the small blind ‘d7777’, three-bet shoved his final four big blind with [poker card="jh"][poker card="td"] and when it got back to Addamo he called with the seven-duece. The flop came [poker card="7s"][poker card="5h"][poker card="4s"], giving Addamo the lead and ‘d7777’ never caught up as the turn came the [poker card="8h"] and the river [poker card="7h"]. ‘d7777’, eliminated in fifth place, earned $148,682 for the deep run. Addamo kept up the aggression, in the next level with blinds 50,000/100,000, he opened to 200,000 with [poker card="qc"][poker card="4h"]. When the action hit Chris Frank in the small blind with just six big blinds left, he shipped his stack holding the [poker card="ah"][poker card="3s"]. With it being just four more big blinds, Addamo made the call. The [poker card="js"][poker card="7h"][poker card="3c"] flop kept Frank ahead, and the [poker card="ks"] turn had it looking like Addamo might actually lose a hand. But Addamo spiked the [poker card="qs"] on the river and Frank was felted in fourth for $192,817. At this point, FIlatov had 3 million, ‘Hightroler’ had 2.5 million and Addamo had more than 14 million. Addamo was continuing his aggressive ways and when ‘Hightroler’ folded their button, Addamo open-shipped on Filatov with the [poker card="ks"][poker card="5s"]. Filatov didn’t waste any time snap-calling with his [poker card="ad"][poker card="js"]. But as had been the theme of the day, Addamo caught his card on the [poker card="kc"][poker card="7c"][poker card="2h"] flop. The [poker card="2s"] turn and the [poker card="8d"] river changed nothing and Filatov ended up in third place for $250,052. While Addamo seemingly wrecked the rest of the final table, ‘Hightroler’ was determined to put up a fight. The heads-up battle wore on, and 45 minutes in, ‘Hightroler’ wrestled the chip lead away from Addamo building a three-to-one lead. But Addamo mounted a comeback of his own, doubling and doubling again. With the stack effectively even, the most important hand of the tournament took place. With the blinds up to 100,000/200,000 (25,000) ’Hightroler’ raised from button to 400,000 with [poker card="8c"][poker card="8d"], with a small chip lead, Addamo three-bet to 1.5 million with his [poker card="ac"][poker card="tc"]. ‘Hightroler’ four-bet shipped his stack and Addamo called for the win. The flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="9h"][poker card="8s"], giving Addamo top pair but bringing a set for ‘Hightroler’, the turn was the [poker card="3c"] and the river was the [poker card="8h"], giving ‘Hightroler’ quads for good measure. After the hand, Addamo was down to six big blinds and ‘Hightroler’ had the biggest chip lead of the tournament. Two hands later, it was all over, the pair were all in preflop. Addamo with the [poker card="jh"][poker card="8h"] and ‘Hightroler’ holding [poker card="8c"][poker card="4c"]. The board ran out [poker card="qc"][poker card="5d"][poker card="2c"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3h"] shipping ‘Hightroler’ the pot and the win. Addamo just missed out on his fifth Super MILLION$ victory, instead settling for second place and $324,278. ‘Hightroler’ turned his $525 satellite victory into his first Super MILLION title and the $420,536 first-place prize. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results (9/7) ‘Hightroler’ - $420,536 Michael Addamo - $324,278 Anatoly Filatov - $250,052 Chris Frank - $192,817 ‘d7777’ - $148,682 Joakim Andersson - $114649 Samuel Vousden - $88,407 ‘AreYouAhead’ - $68,171 Dmitry Yurasov - $52,567
  4. It was an action-packed weekend in the 2021 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker as the $20 million guaranteed Main Event wrapped up its starting flights and has played down to a final table. Plus, one of the most-watched events on the schedule, the $10,000 Heads Up Championship) crowned its winner. Event #27 ($5,000 Main Event Online Championship) Entries: 4,092 Prize pool: $20,000,000 After 27 Day 1 starting flights resulting in 4,092 total entries, Event #27 ($5,000 Main Event Online Championship) finally got to the business of playing down to a final table. By the time all of the Day 1 entries filled the lobby of Day 2 (with last-chance flights finishing after the start of Day 2) a total of 720 players were battling for a chance at the $2,543,073 first-place prize. In fact, once all the dust had settled, the payouts showed that the top four players would all walk away with seven-figure scores, and for those who made the final nine, a minimum payday of $254,308. At the end of the day, Brazilian Edson Tsutsumi Jr. emerged as the chip leader and will take 101 big blinds into the final table. Not terribly far behind is Russia’s Aleksei Vandyshev and his 54 million in chips, good for 90 big blinds. Rounding out the top three is longtime U.S. pro Joe Serock who bagged 76 big blinds. The rest of the field will have some catching up to do as the next closest player, Norway’s Espen Jorstad, will return with 33 big blinds, and Dimitrios Farmakoulis will arrive as the short stack, just 15 big blinds to try and spin up. Main Event Final Table Chip Count Edson Tsutsumi Jr. - 60,403,591 Aleksei Vandyshev - 54,232,812 Joe Serock - 45,567,634 Espen Jorstad - 19,575,928 Christine Do - 15,918,120 Nikita Kuznetsov - 13,454,800 Dawid Smolka - 13,154,945 Renan Meneguetti - 12,581,552 Dimitrios Farmakoulis - 9,067,144 Event #15 ($10,000 Heads Up Championship) Entries: 161 Prize pool: $1,561,700 With heads-up poker enjoying a bit of a renaissance over the past 18 months or so, it stands to reason that Event #15 ($10,00 Heads Up Championship) would draw high interest from both players and fans alike. The 161-player field pushed the prize pool to more than $1.5 million with France’s Arthur Conan returning to the final four, first defeating Adrian Mateos in the semi-finals and eventually besting online poker crusher Aleksejs Ponakovs in the finals. For his efforts, Conan earned his first career WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $466,167. As the runner-up, Ponakovs took home $279,700 and Mateos and fellow semi-finalist Daniel Soltys scored $155,389. Only 16 of the 161 players made the money, with some of online poker’s biggest names among them. Former #1-ranked pros Niklas Astedt and Sami Kelopuro were joined by Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson and Super MILLION$ champ Joakim Andersson in the round of 16, all of which earned $31,078. Aliaksei Boika and Germany’s Max Kruse were among those who made it to the quarter-finals, both taking home $62,156. Event #15 Final Four Results 1. Arthur Conan - $466,167 2. Aleksejs Ponakovs - $279,700 3. Daniel Soltys - $155,389 3. Adrian Mateos - $155,389 Event #24 ($1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha) Entries: 896 Prize pool: $896,000 Russia’s Dmitry Yurasov bested the 896 runners of Event #24 ($1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha) to lock up $36,224 for first place. He added on $55,487 in total bounties creating a total score of $92,711 and his second career gold bracelet. His first bracelet came back in 2017 when he took down the $10,000 NLHE Six Handed Championship at the WSOP in Las Vegas. Longtime online grinder Ami Barer was denied his first WSOP win by finishing as the runner-up in this one for $33,213 and an additional $36,134 in bounties for a total of $69,347. Finland’s Samuel Saariaho captured the bronze, taking home a total score of $33,630, bounties included. Event #24 Final Table Results Dmitry Yurasov - $36,224 + $56,487 in bounties Ami Barer - $36,134 + $33,213 in bounties Samuel Saariaho - $28,724 + $4,906 in bounties Daniel Perkusic - $22,805 + $13,926 in bounties David Mzareulov - $18,106 + $15,978 in bounties Fausto Tantillo - $14,375 + $4,688 in bounties Andson Tsang - $9,061 + $7,152 in bounties Event #25 ($777 LUCKY SEVENS NLH) Entries: 2,014 Prize pool: $1,486,634 Florida-based pro David Jackson has had plenty of success in his career, one that includes more than $2.7 million in lifetime live earnings, but over the weekend he may have a new headline on his poker resume. Jackson defeated the 2,014-entries of Event #25 ($777 LUCKY SEVENS) to grab his first gold bracelet and $194,178 first-place prize. The win not only gives Jackson a bracelet to go with his WSOP Circuit ring that he earned back in 2017, but now he’s eclipsed more than $1 million in WSOP earnings alone. Romania’s Dumitru Pora finished up in second place, also grabbing a six-figure score of $140,394. China’s Weilin Wang took third place and picked up $101,508 for their efforts. Event #25 Final Table Results David Jackson - $194,178 Dumitru Pora - $140,394 Weilin Wang - $101,508 Mike Watson - $73,392 Lucio Lima - $53,064 Ken Okada - $38,366 Masakazu Muyamoto - $27,740 Event #26 ($888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH) Entries: 2,350 Prize pool: 1,982,460 Romania’s Alex Papazian loves Crazy Eights. Not only did he emerge from the middle of the pack at the final table of Event #26 ($888 CRAZY EIGHTS 8-Handed NLH) to win the $241,127 first-place prize but he also took home his second career gold bracelet. His first WSOP bracelet? That came back in 2017, in Las Vegas, where he won the live $888 Crazy Eights for $888,888. Crazy indeed. Tal Noach was Papazian’s final hurdle in completing the “crazy” feat was outing Ta Noach, who settled for runner-up in this one for $180,818 while Santiago Varela took home $135,594 for third. Event #26 Final Table Results Alex Papazian - $241,127 Tal Noach - $180,818 Santiago Varela- $135,594 Christian Nagaki - $101,681 Patrick Mahoney - $76,250 Aleksey Churbanov - $57,180 Nikol Minkov - $42,879 Igor Thiesen - $32,155 Looking Ahead As the final week of the 2021 WSOP Online speeds to a conclusion, the playing down of the final table of the Main Event - which takes place on September 11 - looms large. In the meantime, players will have a shot at racking up bounties in Event #28 ($2,100 Bounty NLH Championship) and play for large six-figure sums in Event #29 ($1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE). Those players who survived the opening flights of Event #32 ($210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$) will have a shot at turning their $210 into more than $200,000 when the final day plays out on Sept. 12, the same day Event #32 (The Closer) plays out - giving grinders one last shot at saving their series.
  5. It was late in London. The early morning actually, and Erik Seidel, one of poker’s most iconic figures, was back on the grind. Already in the United Kingdom to celebrate his youngest daughter’s wedding, the poker legend decided to extend his stay in the UK’s capital to take care of some business. Specifically, the business of high-stakes poker. And at this moment, his deep run in GGPoker WSOP Online Event #11 ($10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller) was taking him back to the beginning of his career. “I haven’t stayed up that late for poker since I was in my 20’s,” Seidel said, referring to the overnight hours of Day 1 of the gold bracelet event. “London isn’t ideal for me because I’m a morning person and Day One lasted ’til the next morning.” Even casual fans are familiar with Seidel’s impact on poker and his history that took him from the early days of Mayfair Club in New York to the Poker Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. His career has spanned 40 years and in that time he’s earned nearly $38 million in recorded live earnings. He’s a World Poker Tour champion and, prior to the online high roller he was playing in, had previously won eight WSOP bracelets, making him one of the most prolific players in WSOP history. Seidel didn’t know it at the time but after that sleepless night, he was just days away from adding to his legacy with WSOP bracelet #9. For a player who has experienced just about everything there is to experience in the game of poker, Seidel admits he still feels “out of [his] element online”, making his victory one of the most unique moments of his career. [caption id="attachment_636078" align="alignleft" width="300"] Seidel's online winning moment.[/caption] “I’m just never that comfortable online,” he said. “I like it, it’s nice to be able to play a tourney in bed, but I make mistakes. I had two misclicks at the final table. It’s easier for me to get distracted and there’s always that concern that I’ll lose connection.” In fact, he did lose connection at one point while playing in his hotel on spotty Wi-Fi. But, obviously, the man they call Seiborg recovered nicely. He navigated his way through the field of 624 entries, made the final table, and bested a final nine that included Rui Ferreira, Isaac Baron, Thomas Muehloecker, and eventual runner-up, Francisco Benitez. When it was all over, Seidel won more than $977,000 and made WSOP history. He earned that ninth bracelet and moved into a tie with poker legend Johnny Moss for fifth (third-most) in all-time WSOP bracelets. “Winning any WSOP event is special,” Seidel said when asked where his online bracelet ranks. “This one was extra great for me because it was so unexpected. Getting through 600+ players and then the prize was close to one million, which I think is my biggest WSOP cash, felt really amazing. Might be my favorite.” [caption id="attachment_636079" align="alignright" width="219"] 2007 WSOP victory in NL 2-7 Lowball for bracelet #8.[/caption] That said, as special as winning another bracelet is for him, 14 years after winning #8, Seidel hasn’t been consumed with the bracelet chase as, perhaps, some other pre-poker boom prominent players. “I can’t say I really get caught up in bracelet fever,” he said. “My focus has been much more on higher buy-in No Limit events. If you really want to rack up bracelets, you’ve got to play the high buy-in limit events at the WSOP, the No Limit fields are way too big. I play a limited amount of events at the WSOP, and I love playing them, but I’m not trying to maximize my chances by playing every event.” It would be tough for anyone to not want to push if given the chance to break into double-digit bracelets. It’s well-known that there are currently only four players with 10 or more. Phil Hellmuth is the all-time leader with 15. And then, tied for second, all with 10, are Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Ivey - a club that’s hasn’t admitted a new member since 2014. Now, Seidel is knocking on the door. At 61, he says he has no intentions of slowing down and has set his sights on playing a healthy schedule at this year’s WSOP. “I love playing, I hope I can continue competing for a while. I expect to play 20-something events at the WSOP although I’m really disappointed in the WSOP schedule this year, the big NL events that I’d love to play in are all very close to Thanksgiving. I’ll have to see if I can play them.”
  6. It’s been another busy week in the GGPoker 2021 World Series of Poker Online festival as players from around the world battled for six (and seven) figure scores as well as the chance to capture a WSOP gold bracelet. A look at some of the recent events to wrap up sees the trend of first-time bracelet winners continue with five more players adding a new top-line to their poker resumes. Here’s a look at some of the latest results from the GGPoker 2021 WSOP Online. Event #19 ($840 6-Handed Bounty NLH) Entries: 2053 Prize Pool: $1,642,400 There were bounty hunters abound in Event #19 ($840 6-Handed Bounty NLHE) as Ukraine’s Andrii Derzhypilskyi rode his aggressive style to victory and took home his first WSOP gold bracelet and a total score (bounties included) of $154,322. Luciano Hollanda, the start-of-day chip leader, finished up as the runner up collecting $66,785 plus an additional $21,681 in bounties for a total haul of $82,222. Joining them on the podium was Silvio Costa. Playing under the flag of Portugal, Costa finished in third and picked up $49,448 and another $32,774 in bounties for a grand total of $82,222. Event #19 Final Table Results Andrii Derzhypilskyi - $66,950 + $87,372 in bounties Luciano Hollanda - $66,785 + $32,774 in bounties Silvio Costa - $49,448 + $32,774 in bounties Eder Campana - $36,568 + $15,650 in bounties Ivan Ciursin - $27,042 + $3,050 in bounties Kelvin Kerber - $19,998 + $2,150 in bounties Event #20 ($1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH) Enties: 1,080 Prize pool: 1,539,000 The end came quickly in Event #20 ($1,500 MONSTER STACK) when the final three players all moved all-in. Chip leader Eduardo Rodriguez held [poker card="as"][poker card="qs"], former WSOP final tablist Dario Sammartino had [poker card="ad"][poker card="th"], and Jerecho Caballero, on the short stack, shipped his [poker card="ah"][poker card="3s"]. When the board ran out [poker card="ad"][poker card="4c"][poker card="2h"][poker card="7h"][poker card="6h"], Rodriguez claimed victory and earned the $212,815 first-place prize. Sammartino, who was second in chips when the hand went down, walked away with $159,588 as the runner-up. Finally, Caballero also scored six-figures, earning $119,674 for third. Event #20 Final Table Results Eduardo Rodriguez - $212,815 Dario Sammartino - $159,588 Jerecho Caballero - $119,674 Thomas Harvey - $89,743 Renato Valentim - $67,278 Romain Dours - $50,466 Chris Karambinis - $37,844 Lee Jinhyang - $28,379 Karolis Sereika - $21,281 Event #21 ($25,000 Super High Roller Championship) Read: Alexandros Theologis Wins WSOP Online $25K Super High Roller For $1.2 Million Event #22 ($400 COLOSSUS NLH) Entries: $10,903 Prize pool: $4,099,528 ($3 million guarantee) The massive 10,903-entry field of Event #22 ($400 COLOSSUS) assured that plenty of players were going to get a massive return on investment for their $400 buy-in. In the end, it was Italy’s Armando D’avanzo who outlasted them all and banked a $409,007 payday and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Japan’s Kosuke Tajima finished up as the runner-up, which was good for $306,707 while Mirko Numerato from Austria picked up $229,998 as the third-place finished. Also of note, 2020 WSOP Main Event winner Damian Salas had a seat at the final table, finishing in ninth place for a tidy $40,900. Event #22 Final Table Results Armando D’avanzo - $409,007 Kosuke Tajima - $306,707 Mirko Numerato - $229,998 Kenneth Smaron - $172,474 Tarun Goyal - $129,337 Diego Spataro - $96,989 Mathieu Giabiconi - $72,732 Guillermo Gordo - $54,451 Damian Salas - $40,900 Event #23 ($600 Deepstack Championship NLH) Entries: 2,820 entries Prize pool: $1,607,400 Nuno Capucho dominated the final table of Event #23 ($600 Deepstack Championship) eliminating nearly everyone at the final table en route to his first WSOP gold bracelet and $190,274 score. Karolina Norvaisaite, playing out of the UK, was forced to settle for second and its $142,683 payday. Longtime tournament grinder James Carroll took home the bronze, adding $106,998 to his bankroll. GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos was also at the final table, wrapping up in ninth place for $19,027. Event #23 Final Table Results Nuno Capucho - $190,274 Karolina Norvaisaite - $142,683 James Carroll - $106,998 James Chen - $80,237 Bowen Liu - $60,169 Alves Ferreira - $45,120 Ran Koller - $33,835 Christopher Doyle - $25,373 Felipe Ramos - $19,027 Looking Ahead The penultimate weekend of the WSOP Online will feature the final starting flights of the $5,000 buy-in Main Event - all eyes will be on if GGPoker will meet or exceed its ambitious $20 million guarantee. Weekend grinders are offered a pair of events with a buy-in of less than $1K in Event #25 ($777 Lucky Sevens 7-Handed) and Event #26 ($888 Crazy Eights 8-Handed). Both events are likely to bring in big fields with six figures being awarded to those who make it to the podium. Plus, the conclusion of the $10,000 Heads Up Championship in which Arthur Conan, Daniel Soltys, Aleksejs Ponakovs, and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos will battle for the title and $466,167 first-place prize.
  7. It’s been a career week for Russian nosebleed tournament crusher Artur Martirosian who, after winning the Super High Roller Bowl Europe’s $100K SHR for a career-best score of $1.4 million earlier this week, proceeded to take down this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION$ for the second time in his career, earning another $325,957. Martirosian continued to make a name for himself by battling against the best, and the Super MILLION$ final table was no exception. New Zealand’s David Yan held the chip lead at the start of the day and joining him in the final nine was Aleks Ponakovs, Pascal Hartmann, Aram Zobian, and eventual runner-up, Samuel ‘€urop€an’ Vousden. It all got started with Philadelphia online poker legend Mark Herm as he was enjoying just his second career Super MILLION$ final table. Unfortunately for the longtime PocketFiver, his stay didn’t last terribly long. Although he started day third in chips he was first out when he lost the bulk of his stack five-betting [poker card="qs"][poker card="5c"] against David Yan’s [poker card="as"][poker card="kh"] and was forced to fold when Yan six-bet moved all-in. After that, Herm found himself short-stacked. With the blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante) Yan raised to 80,000 from the cutoff with [poker card="kc"][poker card="js"] and Herm moved all-in for just under 20 big blinds. In the small blind Wei Zhao reshoved all-in for more than 1.3 million and the rest of the field folded. The flop came [poker card="td"][poker card="9c"][poker card="8d"] giving Herm open-ended straight draw outs. But the [poker card="6h"] turn and [poker card="8h"] turn didn’t help him and Herm hit the rail in ninth place for $45,100. Less than ten minutes later, Mario Mosboeck opened from under the gun to 200,000 holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="ks"] and when it folded to Yan on the button with [poker card="kd"][poker card="kh"], he just flat called. The blinds folded and the duo took a flop of [poker card="jc"][poker card="8d"][poker card="6d"]. Mosboeck pushed his final 206,000 in the middle and Yan snap-called. The turn was the [poker card="4s"] and the river came the [poker card="8s"] eliminating Mosboeck in eighth for $57,750. Seven-handed play last until the blinds reached 40,000/80,000 (10,000) when ’Pusha T’ (Aram Zobian), with just five big blinds, moved all-in from the button with the [poker card="kh"][poker card="5h"] and Samuel Vousden made the call from the small blind with his [poker card="as"][poker card="td"]. The board ran out [poker card="jd"][poker card="jc"][poker card="3h"][poker card="qs"][poker card="2s"] keeping Vousden’s ace-high ahead the whole time and bringing him some much needed breathing room. ‘Pusha T’, who started the day eighth in chips, laddered into seventh place and walked away with $73,948. Four hands later, Aleks Ponakovs, who had been grinding fewer than five big blinds, opened from middle position with [poker card="5s"][poker card="5h"] to 192,000, leaving himself less than a small blind behind. Martirosian, the new chip leader, moved all-in for more than 7.7 million with [poker card="ad"][poker card="7c"] and when everyone folded, Ponakovs made the call. The [poker card="5d"][poker card="6d"][poker card="qh"] flop brought a set for Ponakovs and put him at greater than 90% to win the hand. The [poker card="8d"] turn however brought Martirosian both straight and flush outs. The [poker card="3d"] river brought in the runner-runner flush and Ponakovs settled for sixth place and $94,689. During the same level, Zhao quickly saw his 2.2 million chip stack crumble. First he moved all-in from the small blind with [poker card="js"][poker card="4s"] into Vousden in the big blind with [poker card="8c"][poker card="8h"]. The pocket eights held and as Vousden doubled, Zhao was quickly the short stack. Two hands later Zhao moved all-in for 1.1 million with [poker card="jc"][poker card="tc"] and Pascal Hartmann in the small blind woke up with [poker card="qh"][poker card="qc"] and quickly called. Hartmann was at risk when the flop came [poker card="ad"][poker card="9c"][poker card="8c"], bringing Zhao a straight flush draw. The turn was the [poker card="kc"] and Zhao scored the jack-high flush. But the river was [poker card="4c"], shipping the pot to Hartmann’s queen-high flush and Zhao was left with one small blind. Zhao busted two hands later and finished up in fifth place for $121,247. Again, it took only one hand after a bustout for another to occur. At 50,000/100,000 (12,500 ante) Martirosian opened from the cutoff to 200,000 with [poker card="ac"][poker card="qs"]. Vousden called in the small blind with [poker card="6d"][poker card="6h"] and when it reached Hartmann in the big blind, he made it 1.9 million to go, leaving himself 300,000 behind. Martirosian shipped the big stack, Vousden folded his sixes and Hartmann committed the rest of his stack. The board ran out [poker card="8d"][poker card="8s"][poker card="5s"][poker card="jh"][poker card="ad"], allowing Martirosian’s kicker to play and ending Hartmann’s tournament in fourth place, good for $155,254. On the last hand of the level, Vousden raised the button to 200,000 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="td"] and, after Martirosian folded his small blind, Yan, sitting on the short stack shipped for more than 1 million with the [poker card="ks"][poker card="qd"]. Vousden called and was out ahead on the [poker card="ac"][poker card="6d"][poker card="2s"] flop. The turn was [poker card="8h"], leaving Yan drawing dead to the [poker card="js"] river. Yan’s third-place results earned him $198,800. Heads-up play started with Martirosian having roughly a two-to-one chip lead over Vousden. However, play was still plenty deep with Vousden holding more than 30 big blinds. After an extensive heads-up battle, Martirosian grinded Vousden down to a six-to-one deficit as the blinds went up to 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante). On the final hand, Vousden limped the button with [poker card="th"][poker card="td"] and Martirosian checked his option with his [poker card="8h"][poker card="9s"]. The [poker card="8s"][poker card="6s"][poker card="5h"] flop provided all the necessary fireworks. Martirosian checked to Vousden who put in a bet of 240,000. Martirosian check-raised to 608,000 and when the action returned to Vousden he moved all-in. Martirosian called and needed some help. That help arrived when the [poker card="9d"] gave Martirosian two pair and then it was Vousden looking for one of his many outs. The [poker card="3s"] was not one of them and Vousden ended up as the runner-up, collecting $254,559. Artur Martirosian scored his second career Super MILLION$ title and collected the $325,957 first-place prize. GGPoker Super MILLION$ Final Table (8/31) Artur Martirosian - $325,957 Samuel Vousden - $254,559 David Yan - $198,800 Pascal Hartmann - $155,254 Wei Zhao - $121,247 Aleks Ponakovs - $94,689 ‘Pusha T’ - $73,948 Mario Mosboeck - $57,750 Mark Herm - $45,100
  8. Greek high-stakes pro Alexandros Theologis took down one of arguably the toughest fields of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online when he bested the 255-entry field of Event #21 ($25,000 Super High Roller Championship) to claim the $1,212,033 first-place prize and his first career World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Theologis, currently ranked #40 in the world (#1 in Greece), put on an impressive final table performance en route to a career-high online score. He entered the day third in chips but amassed a formidable chip lead that kept his tough competition, including Kahle Burns, Adrian Mateos, and Anatoly Filatov, from ever really closing the gap. The first elimination of the day arrived quickly when, with the blinds at 35,000/70,000, Timothy Nuter put in put in a raise of over 680,000 with [poker card="ac"][poker card="kh"], leaving himself just two big blind behind. Kahle Burns called from late position with the [poker card="8s"][poker card="8c"]. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="8s"][poker card="2d"] flop gave Nuter top pair, but it also brought Burns middle set. So, when Nuter open jammed for his final 140,000, Burns quickly called and his set held through the [poker card="9c"] turn and [poker card="jc"] river. Nuter ended in ninth place and picked up $151,503. The early bustouts continued when, with the blinds at 40,000/80,000 a short-stacked Adrian Mateos moved all-in from the button for just over 10 big blinds with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="th"] and Theologis, in the big blind, snap-called holding [poker card="qc"][poker card="qs"]. The flop came [poker card="8d"][poker card="7d"][poker card="3c"] keeping pocket queens well ahead, but offering Mateos some back door outs. The turn was the [poker card="ts"], bringing Mateos a pair, however the [poker card="7h"] river was no help to the three-time WSOP bracelet winner and Mateos was eliminated in eighth place for $196,476. On the very next hand, Rui Ferreira shipped his final 840,000 all-in from under the gun with his [poker card="ad"][poker card="jd"]. He was immediately called by next-to-act Wenjie Huang holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="kc"]. The rest of the table got out of the way and the flop came down [poker card="as"][poker card="th"][poker card="7c"], bringing both top pair, but leaving Ferriera dominated. The turn was the [poker card="qc"], giving the top-10 ranked Ferriera three outs to the gutshot straight, but the [poker card="3h"] was a miss and he bowed out in seventh place which was good for a $254,798 payday. During the same level, Huang opened his [poker card="8s"][poker card="8h"] from under the gun to 168,000, and Burns flat-called with the [poker card="kc"][poker card="qc"]. Then, on the button, Brazilian Eduardo Silva three-bet shoved his final nine big blind with the [poker card="as"][poker card="th"]. When the action returned to Huang, he called and Burns came along as well. The flop came [poker card="jc"][poker card="6s"][poker card="3h"], and both Huang and Burns checked. The turn came the [poker card="9s"], and Huang led for 600,000 and Burns called. The [poker card="qs"] hit Burns, giving him top pair and when the action checked through, he dragged the pot and sent Silva to the rail in sixth place for $330,432. It took nearly thirty minutes of five-handed play for the next elimination. With the blind up to 60,000/120,000 Anatoly Filatov opened to 240,000 on the button with [poker card="ah"][poker card="jh"]. After Theologis folded the small blind, Mark Radoja shipped all-in with the [poker card="ad"][poker card="tc"]. Filatov made the call and after the flop came [poker card="qh"][poker card="9h"][poker card="8h"], Radoja was drawing dead. A meaningless [poker card="2d"] and [poker card="jd"] came on the turn and river respectively and Radjoa finished up in fifth place for $428,518. Although he picked up some momentum from the knockout of Radoja, Filatov’s fortunes turned when play got to four-handed. With the blinds up to 70,000/140,000 Filatov was on the short stack when he moved all in from the small blind holding [poker card="jc"][poker card="tc"] and was called by the chip leading Theologis in the big blind with [poker card="kc"][poker card="qs"]. The flop came [poker card="ac"][poker card="js"][poker card="2h"], giving Filatov a pair, but leaving Theologis with both pair and straight outs. The turn was the [poker card="5s"] but the [poker card="ks"] river gave Theologis the best hand and sent Filatov out in fourth for $555,719, the second-highest score of his online career. Five hands later, a critical pot took place when Theologis put in a small raise from the small blind holding [poker card="8h"][poker card="8c"] and with more than 34 big blind in his stack, Huang pushed all-in with [poker card="5c"][poker card="5d"]. Theologis essentially snap-called which build a pot of nearly 10 million. The flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="kh"][poker card="6h"], leaving Huang looking for the [poker card="5s"], the only card that would save him. But the [poker card="jd"] hit the turn and the [poker card="jh"] completed the board, ending Huang’s run in third place for $720,678 and giving Theologis a massive chip lead. Theologis started his heads-up battle with Burns with a nearly seven-to-one advantage and while Burns held his ground for the roughly 20-minute match, Theologis was able to use his stack to take it down. On the final hand, the pair found themselves all-in preflop, Burns holding a dominating [poker card="ah"][poker card="ts"] to Theologis’ [poker card="ad"][poker card="6d"]. The [poker card="kc"][poker card="9h"][poker card="4h"] flop looked good for Burns. When the [poker card="qs"] came on the turn, Burns looked like he was in good shape to double. But one of Theologis’ three outs, the [poker card="6c"] spiked on the river, giving him the hand. Burns settled for second place and a $934,604 payday while Alexandros Theologis earned the $1,212,032 first-place prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet. WSOP Online $25,000 Super High Roller Final Table Alexandros Theologis - $1,212,033 Kahle Burns - $934,604 Wenjie Huang - $720,679 Anatoly Filatov - $555,720 Mark Radoja - $428,518 Eduardo Silva - $330,433 Rui Ferreira - $254,798 Adrian Mateos - $196,476 Timothy Nuter - $151,504
  9. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Jeff Walsh, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. This week on The FIVES, Lance and Jeff bring you all of the need-to-know news from this week in the world of poker including Tom Dwan stopping Phil Hellmuth's win streak on High Stakes Duel III, news from the upcoming World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the latest results from WSOP Online and WCOOP, and Phil Ivey finding his way back to the winner's circle. Plus, a big announcement about the future of The FIVES! Subscribe to The FIVES and never miss an episode - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  10. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Niklas Astedt, the former worldwide #1-ranked pro and one of the most decorated online poker players in history, captured this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION$ title, the third of his career, and added the $337,599 first-place prize to his more than $22.4 million in career recorded online earnings. Astedt fought through this week’s field of 171 entries to reach a record-extending thirteenth Super MILLION$ final table. A favorite in any field, the winner of the PocketFives #1 NumberOne award was, once again, faced with top-tier competition en route to the win. Newly minted PokerStars pro Benjamin Rolle, Canada’s #1-ranked Mike Watson, 2019 WSOP Main Event finalist Dario Sammartino, and the start of day chip leader Kahle Burns all made the final nine, but in the end, it was Astedt that became just the second player in Super MILLION$ history to record more than two victories. On the very first hand of the final table, with the blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante) current worldwide #5-ranked pro Mike Watson opened to 88,000 from the cutoff with [poker card="ac"][poker card="qd"]. After ‘Neel’ called from the button holding [poker card="6s"][poker card="6d"], Astedt three-bet to 332,500 from the small blind. When the action got back to Watson, he moved all-in for just over 1 million in chip and when ‘Neel’ released his hand, Astedt quickly called putting Watson at risk. The flop came [poker card="ts"][poker card="6h"][poker card="2c"], leaving Watson looking for help to survive. The turn was the [poker card="jd"], opening the door for a gutshot straight if he could catch one of the two remaining kings. But the river came the [poker card="9h"] and Watson’s day was over in just one hand as he exited in ninth place for $52,486. While Watson was felted quickly, the rest of the table had a mind to stick around for a while. The eight players passed chips around for more than an hour and twenty minutes before the next player hit the rail. The blinds were up to 35,000/70,000 (8,500 ante) and Dario Sammartino found himself sitting on the short stack with fewer than 10 big blinds left. The action folded to him in the small blind and he shipped all-in for just over 550,000 with [poker card="ks"][poker card="2c"] and Benjamin Rolle, in the big blind, made the call with a dominating [poker card="kd"][poker card="jc"]. The [poker card="8h"][poker card="8c"][poker card="3c"] flop offered Sammartino some chop opportunities to go along with his outs. The turn was the [poker card="kh"], keeping kickers in play. The [poker card="6s"] river was no help to Sammartino and the former 2019 WSOP Main Event final tablist added another $66,235 to his bankroll for an eighth-place finish. After the hand, Rolle, who started the day ninth in chips, has climbed to third overall. With the blinds at 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante), Eelis Parssinen woke up with [poker card="ac"][poker card="ah"] in the small blind. With the table folding to him, he put in a raise to 200,000 and a short-stacked ‘oldfishing’ decided to defend his big blind with the [poker card="jd"][poker card="8d"]. The [poker card="qd"][poker card="8c"][poker card="3d"] flop gave ‘oldfishing’ a pair and a flush draw and when Parssinen bet 120,000 into him with his aces ‘oldfishing’ went with his hand and moved all-in. Parssinen quickly called and the pair saw a turn of the [poker card="js"], sending ‘oldfishing’s two pair into the lead. However, the river came the [poker card="3h"], giving Parssinen a better two pair and ending ‘oldfishing’s run in seventh place for $83,585. India’s ‘Neel’ found themselves slipping in the chip counts and when the blinds hit 60,000/120,000 (15,000 ante) he was looking for a spot to pick up some chips. When it folded to him in the cutoff, he put in a raise holding [poker card="kc"][poker card="jh"] to 900,000, leaving himself with roughly 5 big blinds behind. On the button, Astedt looked at [poker card="ah"][poker card="ac"] and put in a raise to 2.2 million, more than enough to put everyone left in the hand all-in. The blinds both folded and when it came back to ‘Neel’, he eventually shipped all-in. The flop came [poker card="qd"][poker card="9s"][poker card="8s"], giving ‘Neel’ outs to a gutshot straight. The [poker card="7s"] turn changed nothing and when the [poker card="qs"] river hit, Astedt picked up the healthy pot and increased his chip lead to roughly double the next closest player. ‘Neel’, who won his way into this week’s Super MILLION$ on a $525 satellite, parlayed that seat into a $105,482 payday for his sixth-place finish. After ‘Neel’ departed, Brazil’s Rodrigo Selouan was firmly in last place with roughly six big blinds in his stack. Four hands later, Rolle opened the button to 240,000 with his [poker card="ah"][poker card="ts"] and after Astedt folded his small blind, Selouan defended his big blind with the [poker card="qd"][poker card="4d"]. The [poker card="th"][poker card="4h"][poker card="2s"] flop gave both players a pair and when Selouan checked it over to Rolle, the new PokerStars Pro put in a bet of 120,000. Selouan check-shipped his stack of just over 500,000 and Rolle snap-called. The [poker card="js"] and [poker card="jh"] completed the board sending Selouan out in fifth for $133,113. Six hands later it was Parssinen’s turn to be all-in. During the same level, Astedt opened first-to-act to 240,000 with [poker card="6s"][poker card="6c"]. Four-handed, and on the button, Parssinen three-bet shoved his 14 big blind stack holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="5c"]. When the action returned to Astedt, he made the call and the flop came [poker card="as"][poker card="9s"][poker card="7s"], giving Parssinen top pair but providing Astedt with additional flush outs and backdoor straight outs. The turn was the [poker card="8h"] giving Astedt open-ended straight outs as well. Parssinen couldn’t dodge all of Astedt’s outs as the [poker card="js"] river gave Astedt the flush and the hand. Parssinen, who started the day second in chips, wrapped up in fourth place which was good for $167,983. Three-handed play lasted twenty minutes with start-of-day chip leader Kahle Burns looking up at both Rolle and Astedt, each of which had more than three times his stack. The blinds were up to 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante) when Burns completed his small blind holding [poker card="9c"][poker card="7d"] and Rolle checked his option in the big blind with [poker card="9s"][poker card="6s"]. The [poker card="kh"][poker card="6c"][poker card="4s"] flop brought a pair for Rolle and the action checked through. The turn was the [poker card="td"] and again, the action went check-check. The [poker card="9h"] hit the river pairing both, but improving Rolle to two pair. Burns led the river for 462,000 and after a few moments, Rolle moved all-in. Burns took just a few seconds before making the call for the rest of his stack and seeing the bad news. Burns took home $211,988 for his third-place finish. Heads-up play between Rolle and Astedt started with Rolle having a 10 big blind chip lead. Astedt quickly clawed back the chip lead and was on the verge of closing it out a number of times until Rolle turned the tides once again. It became an entertaining back and forth affair with both players finding themselves on the brink of elimination multiple times. After Astedt picked off a river bluff attempt by Rolle with the blinds up to 200,000/400,000 (50,000 ante) - one of the longest Super MILLION$ in recent history - Rolle found himself left with fewer than 10 big blinds as Astedt continued to apply maximum pressure. The final hand had Rolle shipping nearly 3 million on the button with [poker card="9d"][poker card="6d"] and Astedt making the quick call in the big blind with his [poker card="kh"][poker card="8d"]. The [poker card="4d"][poker card="3h"][poker card="2d"] flop looked good for Rolle, giving him flush and straight outs to go along with pair possibilities. The turn was the [poker card="as"] and Rolle was left looking for one of his 17 outs. The [poker card="jc"] was not one of them and Rolle, who rose up from the shortest stack at the start of the day, bowed out as the runner-up and collected $267,520. Niklas Astedt picked up $337,559 for his third Super MILLION$ victory. The former worldwide #1-ranked pro joins Michael Addamo as the only two players to win a Super MILLION$ in both Season One and Season Two. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results (8/24) Niklas Astedt - $337,599 Benjamin Rolle - $267,520 Kahle Burns - $211,988 Eelis Parssinen - $167,983 Rodrigo Selouan - $133,113 'Neel' - $105,482 'oldfishing' - $83,585 Dario Sammartino - $66,235 Mike Watson - $52,486
  11. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Jeff Walsh, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. This week on The FIVES, Lance and Jeff bring you all of the latest gold bracelet results from the World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker - including poker legend Erik Seidel's history-making ninth career bracelet win. Plus, the Pennsylvania WSOP Online series wrapped up with an interesting payout structure for its high roller, and it was a great week for poker content with the World Poker Tour's live streamed high-stakes home game. Also, following up with last week's podcast about WSOP Rule 115, there were multiple clarifications to the COVID-inspired rule leaving the guys with even more questions. Tune in! Subscribe to The FIVES and never miss an episode - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  12. Poker Hall of Fame member Erik Seidel captured his ninth career World Series of Poker bracelet after winning GGPoker 2021 WSOP Online Event #11 ($10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller) for $977,842. With the victory, Seidel moves into a tie for third all-time bracelets with the legendary Johnny Moss and sits just one bracelet win behind Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Johnny Chan. Seidel's last WSOP gold bracelet win took place in 2007 when he won the live $5,000 Duece To Seven Lowball Championship for $538,835 of his now more than $37 million in career live earnings. The final table was especially hard-fought as not only was the gold bracelet on the line, but the WSOP edition of the Super MILLION$ had nearly $1 million up top. Start of the day chip leader Francisco Benitez applied constant pressure while some of today's best online pros including Thomas Mueloecker, Isaac Baron, and Rui Ferreira fought over six-figure sums. It took just two hands before the first player fell. With the blinds at 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante) Thomas Muehloecker opened from under the gun to 336,000 holding [poker card="js"][poker card="jd"]. When it folded to Rui Ferreira in the hijack, he moved all in for roughly 15 big blinds with his [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"]. Muehloecker took only a second to call, and Ferreira was flipping for his tournament life. The board ran out [poker card="td"][poker card="6h"][poker card="5d"][poker card="3c"][poker card="qc"] allowing Muehloecker’s pocket jacks to hold and ending Ferreira’s day before it got started in ninth place for $129,410. Despite the quick elimination of Ferreira, the action at the final table slowed down considerably. It took nearly an hour for the next player to hit the rail. The blinds were up to 125,000/250,000 (30,000 ante) when a short-stacked Isaac Baron opened from under the gun to 1.25 million with [poker card="qd"][poker card="js"], leaving himself with just over one big blind behind. In the cutoff, Chin-wei Chien flat called holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="ac"] and the rest of the table let go of their hands. The flop came [poker card="kh"][poker card="5s"][poker card="4s"] and Baron moved all-in for his final big blind and Chien snap-called. The turn was the [poker card="2s"], giving Baron some flush outs but the river came the [poker card="tc"] and shipped the pot to Chien, as Baron, who started the day sixth in chips, exited in eighth place for $166,631. Five hands later, former Super MILLION$ champion Claas Segebrecht found himself on the short stack and looking for help. After Erik Seidel opened from UTG+1 to 500,000 with [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"], it folded to Segebrecht in the big blind with [poker card="9s"][poker card="9c"] and he moved all-in. Seidel made the quick call and the flop came [poker card="ts"][poker card="5s"][poker card="3c"] keeping Seidel’s pocket kings in great shape to hold. The [poker card="kd"] effectively ended the hand improving Seidel to a set and leaving Segebrecht drawing dead to the [poker card="9h"] river. It was a small river needle for Segebrecht who collected $214,557 for his seventh-place finish. Thirty minutes later, the blinds had climbed to 175,000/350,000 (45,000 ante) when Norway’s Joachim Haraldstad put in a raise to 1.575 million with the [poker card="ac"][poker card="8h"], leaving himself with three big blinds behind. By this time, Fransicso Benitez had amassed a healthy chip lead over the field and moved all-in from the button with [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"]. Both the blinds released their hands and Haraldstad committed the rest of his stack. The flop came [poker card="qs"][poker card="7h"][poker card="3d"], keeping kickers in play. The turn was the [poker card="qc"], bringing some additional chop outs for Haraldstad. But the river came the [poker card="4c"], awarding the pot to Benitez and sending Haraldstad out in sixth place for a $276,268 payday. Moments later, Chien moved all-in for nearly 3.9 million from the cutoff with [poker card="4d"][poker card="4s"] and when it folded to Muehloecker in the big blind with the [poker card="ad"][poker card="jh"] he made the call. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="ks"][poker card="6s"] flop put Muehloecker in the lead with top pair and left Chien looking for running spades or one of the last two fours in the deck. The turn was the [poker card="5h"] and the river was the [poker card="kh"], ending Chein’s run in fifth place for $355,728. A tense four-handed battle was waged for the better part of thirty minutes as Benitez held the chip lead, Muehloecker was not terribly far behind, and both Seidel and Shyngis Satubayev were within striking distance with around 20 big blinds. With the blinds at 250,000/500,000 (60,000 ante), Benitez put in a raise to 1 million on the button with [poker card="qc"][poker card="qd"] and Satubayev shoved all-in for more than 12 million holding [poker card="ts"][poker card="td"]. Seidel folded his [poker card="kh"][poker card="jc"] and Benitez quickly called putting Satubayev’s tournament life at risk. The flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="jh"][poker card="7c"], keeping the pocket queens in the lead. The turn fell the [poker card="ks"], reversing Satubayev’s outs from the final two tens to two queens to make a straight. But the river was [poker card="kc"] and the cooler sent Satubayev to the rail in fourth place for $458,043. Benitez held a roughly 2:1 chip lead over both Muehloecker and Seidel when, with the blinds at 300,000/600,000 (75,000 ante), he opened from the button to 1.2 million with the [poker card="ad"][poker card="qd"]. After Seidel folded his small blind, Muehloecker shipped his 26 big blind stack all-in holding [poker card="as"][poker card="th"]. Benitez made the call and Muehloecker saw that he was dominated. The flop came [poker card="7d"][poker card="4c"][poker card="2d"], keeping Benitez ahead. The turn was the [poker card="kh"], and Muehloecker needed a ten to survive. However, the river fell the [poker card="jd"] and Muehloecker bid for a Super MILLION$ title ended in third place for $589,785. Benitez had both the chip lead and momentum when heads-up play against Seidel started. But only a few hands into heads-up play, Seidel found a double when he coolered Benitez holding [poker card="qs"][poker card="qd"] against the [poker card="jh"][poker card="js"] of Benitez. After than, Seidel built a chip lead of his own, taking a 2:1 advantage. On the last hand, with the blinds at 350,000/700,000 (85,000 ante) Seidel limped the button holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="8h"] and Benitez put in a raise to 2.8 million with the [poker card="ac"][poker card="kd"]. Seidel took a few seconds and then shipped all-in and Benitez snap-called creating a monster pot of more than 52 million. The flop came [poker card="jh"][poker card="tc"][poker card="4h"], giving Seidel heart flush out while keeping Benitez with a small edge. The turn was the [poker card="ad"], but it was the [poker card="3h"] river that helped Seidel come from behind in the hand to win it all. Benitez settled for runner-up and its $759,418 payday for second place, while Erik Seidel claims World Series of Poker bracelet number 9 and the $977,842 first-place prize. WSOP Online Event #11 (Super MILLION$) Final Table Erik Seidel - $977,842 Francisco Benitez - $759,418 Thomas Muehloecker - $589,785 Shyngis Satubayev - $458,043 Chin-wei Chien - $355,728 Joachim Haraldstad - $276,268 Claas Segebrecht - $214,557 Isaac Baron - $166,631 Rui Ferreira - $129,410
  13. Vamo Baralho! Loosely translated from Portuguese, it means “let’s play some cards”. Over the past few years it’s become a battle cry for Brazilian poker players as they’ve dominated the world of online poker tournaments. That’s been no more apparent than during the first seven events of the World Series of Poker Online on GGpoker. Four times during those first nine events, the last player standing has been flying the familiar green and yellow Brazilian flag. It all started in Event #2 ($1,111 Caesars Cares) where former #1-ranked PocketFiver Joao Simao took home $206,075 and his first WSOP bracelet. Simao is a known commodity in the poker world as one of the most successful Brazilian poker players of all time, but the other two winners aren’t. They are amongst the scores of talented players - pro and amateur - that call Brazil home. Just three days later, Thiago Crema, considered by some to be the best-kept secret of the Brazilian online poker scene, then made sure everybody knew his name when he won his first bracelet by shipping Event #4 ($800 Double Chance No Limit Hold’em) for $161,637). “He started to play poker seriously in 2010 when he was still a chess player,” said Victor Marques, one of Brazil’s leading poker commentators. “Then he made it to Sit and Go Team Pro which was the team that gave birth to 4-bet, where Crema is both instructor and shareholder. He is very respected for his knowledge about the game in Brazil and outside.Yuri A phenomenon.” The vociferous Brazilian poker community only had to wait another three days before they had another reason to cheer - and this time it wasn’t even a pro. Eduard Pires, a businessman from Parana State - the same as Crema - beat out 5,436 other entries in Event #7 ($1,500 Millionaire Maker) to pocket $1,384,013. “He owns a beer company and plays poker for fun since many years ago. He already made it to three-handed on a huge online tournament against 'European' and ‘C Darwin2’, getting the silver medal,” Marques said. “He was on holiday and playing the WSOP from his mobile at Foz do Iguaçu, home of Iguassu Falls. A great guy.” Another four days passed and then another Brazilian came through. Lucio Lima shipped Event #9 ($525 Superstack Turbo Bounty NLHE) for $95,205. His victory is just another piece of an already incredible year. "Lima - 'the wizard' - is a player from Minas Gerais state, on Brazilian Southeast. He owns a poker team (Insight Poker Team) in Brazil, where he's also an instructor there. Lima is enjoying success in online poker this year," Marques said. The wins aren't the only signs of success. Through those same 11 events, a pair of Brazilian players have finished in the runner-up spot and four others have made final tables. Renan Carlos Bruschi - who won PocketFives Player of the Month for July - came in second place in Event #2 ($2,500 Limit Hold'em Championship) while the most high-profile may have come on Sunday night when GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos finished runner-up in Event #12 ($1,000 Double Stack NLHE). The deep runs are also mean long nights of celebration for Marques and some of his friends at SuperPoker, one of Brazil's leading poker media outlets. Hosting final table coverage on SuperPoker's Twitch channel gives him the chance to straddle the line between commentator and fan. "Hosting Brazilian final tables is such a thrill. Our audience is sending comments and rooting all the time on chat, big numbers, and lots of times there are friends of mine playing," Marques said. "I'm doing It for years, but I keep getting emotional at all-ins and when we get first place." The dominance of Brazil in the early part of the WSOP Online shouldn’t come as any real surprise to anybody who has followed the PocketFives Rankings over the past several years. Not only has Yuri Dzivielevski held down the #1 spot for the last 21 weeks, but three of the top 10 are from Brazil. Beyond that, nine of the top 25 and 35 of the top 100 ranked online poker players in the world fly the green and yellow. Marques believes that’s just the tip of the iceberg and there’s a few names who might just be flying under the radar, ready to grab gold. “In Brazil, there are a lot of talents appearing every single day. I would keep an eye on Dante Goya (from Ceará state, PLO Expert), Guilherme Decourt (from São Paulo, also PLO Expert), Bernardo 'betsoares' Soares (from Santa Catarina), and Eduardo Silva (from Minas Gerais),” Marques said. “Along with Pedro Padilha, Kelvin Kerber, Belarmino Prado, Bruno Botteon, Bruno Volkmann, Pablo Brito, Rafael Moraes, Peter Patrício, João Simão, Yuri Martins Dzivielevski, they can bring some bracelets home.” A strong contingent of Brazilians usually descends upon Las Vegas every summer for the WSOP. While the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, international travel could prove to be difficult this fall and Marques believes his fellow countrymen and women might not be able or willing to fly to the United States. “In Brazil, instead of supporting a vaccine, our president was promoting a medicine that was proven ineffective. That took a toll,” Marques said. “Vaccination started later than other countries and now players who usually are 'starters' at WSOP tables are struggling to get the vaccine and the VISA. I think more than a half of standard Brazilian players are staying home because of that problem.”
  14. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Jeff Walsh, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Don't miss another all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Jeff bring you the latest news and results from some of poker's biggest events. This week, with the World Series of Poker less than 50 days away, the guys talk about the WSOP's new Rule 115, which gives the WSOP strong decision-making powers about how they plan on handling players in the midst of the COVID crisis. Plus, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open wrapped up with a one-time WSOP Main Event champion continuing to make his case as being one of the best tournament players in the game today. Also, WSOP Online results and the guys talk a little about what they are looking forward to when the live series gets underway at the end of September. It's time to tune in! Subscribe to The FIVES and never miss an episode - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  15. Brazilian domination over PocketFives Online Player of the Month honors continued in July as current worldwide #6-ranked Renan Carlos Bruschi became the latest player from the poker powerhouse country to take home the title. Bruschi joins the likes of Brunno Botteon, Yuri Dzivielevski, Dalton Hobold, and Geraldo Cesar in the parade of Brazilians who have claimed the top spot in the monthly race. In July, Bruschi earned 3,251 leaderboard points, more than enough to keep second place Christopher ‘basile28’ Basile at bay by 116 points and eclipsing Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira by 396 points. Bruschi’s results were bolstered by a pair of high roller victories including his win in the July 11 edition of the PokerStars $1,050 Sunday HR for $32,055 and 398.75 points. Then, on July 21, he bested the 172-entry field of the GGPoker $1,050 High Rollers Super Tuesday for $39,526.48 and another 414.73 points. The pair of scores both made it into Bruschi’s top-20 career scores, but they weren’t the only five-figure cashes of his month. At the same time he was taking down the PokerStars High Roller Club, Bruschi finished as the runner-up in the PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder for a score of more than $11,700. The very next day he continued his string of deep runs with another second-place finish in the GGPoker $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Heater for $12,382 and 194.04 points. By the end of the month, Bruschi recorded a total of 125 cashes for more than $242,000. This marks his second career monthly title, his first since 2015 and now he sits just $111,000 away from surpassing $7 million in total career earnings. it was also a mammoth month for current #1-ranked American grinder Christopher ‘basile28’ Basile who finished second in the Online Player of the Month race by grinding the World Series of Poker events on WSOP.com. In total, Basile had 59 results which earned him more than $266,000. While he wasn’t able to lock down a gold bracelet, he did pick up six five-figure scores including a career-high cash. On July 2, Basile fell just one place short of a bracelet when he finished as the runner-up in WSOP Bracelet Event #1 ($500 NLHE The BIG 500 Kickoff) for $64,935 and 500.13 points, which, at the time, was far and away the largest score of his online career. Days later, on July 7 he took down the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $17,835 and 247.39 points. Basile continued to accumulate scores but his largest of his month, and career-to-date, came on July 21 when he finished in fourth place in WSOP Bracelet Event #20 ($3,200 NLHE High Roller) for $71,990 and 423.91 points. When all was said and done, Basile racked up 3,135 leaderboard points, soared past $1 million in total lifetime earnings, and climbed to a career-high worldwide ranking of #52 in the world. While Basile is just getting started when it comes to racking up big-time scores, Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira - this month’s third-place finisher with 2,855 points - is a veteran in the game. With over $25 million in recorded lifetime earning, Vieira is currently sitting atop the Online All-Time Money List and spent the better part of July doing what he does best - grinding. Vieira posted 76 in-the-money finishes for a total of $244,784, the bulk of which came on July 5 when he finished as the runner-up to Damian Salas in the 589-entry field of the GGPoker $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Main Event for $86,179 and 506.34 points. He followed that up with another pair of five-figure scores including a fourth-place finish in the July 6 edition of the GGPoker $100K High Rollers Main Event for $17,950 and on July 19 he made the final table of the $1,050 Battle of Malta Sunday High Rollers for another $27,160. July Player of the Month Results [table id=258 /]
  16. Daniel Smiljkovic entered the final day of GGPoker WSOP Online Event #8 ($5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship) with a healthy chip lead that he never relinquished as he sailed to victory, earning an online career-high score of $423,426 and his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet. The 479-entry field generated a prize pool of more than $2.275 million and featured a who’s who of online poker talent. Notable names including Super MILLION$ crusher Thomas Muehloecker, former #1-ranked Niklas Astedt, and 2020 WSOP Main Event champion Damian Salas were all eliminated just a few spots shy of making the money. Daniel Negreanu streamed his way to a cash and was joined by the likes of Brazilian Pedro Padilha, Kevin Martin, Anatoly Filatov, Galen Hall, and last year’s GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event champion Stoyan Madanzhiev. By the end of Day 1, only nine players were left, and once Roman Hrabec (9th, $32,218) and ‘DontTIltGG’ (8th, $37,451.71) were eliminated the final seven players converged at the final table. Mere minutes into play, Aki Virtanen hit the rail when his [poker card="3s"][poker card="3h"] couldn’t outrace Xuming Qi’s [poker card="ad"][poker card="jd"] on the [poker card="jh"][poker card="7h"][poker card="5c"][poker card="js"]qc] board. Virtanen’s seventh-place run was good for $60,489.34. With six left and the blinds at 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante), the chip stacks were polarized with three players sitting on dangerously low chip stacks and looking to double in order to get back in the thick of things. Five hands after Virtanen’s bustout, the first of the final six fell. Smiljkovic put in a raise from under the gun to 160,000 with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="4h"] and Yonatan Koko, next to act, moved all-in for just shy of 191,000 holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="4s"]. On the button, Qi made the call with [poker card="8s"][poker card="8d"], and Smiljkovic completed as well. The flop came [poker card="js"][poker card="5d"][poker card="4d"] and the action checked through. The turn was the [poker card="7d"] and, again, both Smiljkovic and Qi checked. The river came the [poker card="3d"] and when both players checked a third time, Qi’s pocket eights were good and Koko was eliminated in sixth place for $83,662.13. At 50,000/100,000 (12,500 ante), Qi put in a raise from the cutoff to 200,000 with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="qd"] and George Wolff three-bet shipped his final 12 big blinds on the button with his [poker card="ts"][poker card="th"]. Christodoulos Christodoulou called the shove from the small blind holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="kh"] and when the action returned to Qi, they called as well. The flop came [poker card="qs"][poker card="2c"][poker card="jh"], keeping Wolff’s pocket tens in the lead and both Christodoulou and Qi checked. The [poker card="tc"] hit the turn and while Wolff improved to a set, Christodoulou hit a gutshot straight draw. Christodoulou led for just 200,000 into the pot of 4 million and Qi flat called. The river was the [poker card="kc"], improving Qi to a straight as well and when Christodoulou, again, bet 200,000, Qi made the call and the pair chopped the pot as Wolff’s set was second best. Wolff finished in fifth place and collected $115,712.02. The elimination of Wolff was good news for Marius Gierse who was sitting on just four big blinds and would, at the very least, ladder a pay jump of roughly $45,000. On Gierse’s big blind, Qi opened from under the gun to 200,000 and when it folded back to the Austrian, he defended, leaving himself fewer than two big blinds behind. The flop came [poker card="ts"][poker card="5h"][poker card="2s"] and Gierse checked to Qi who moved all-in for more than enough to cover Gierse. Gierse folded, leaving himself just one hand to try and come back. From the small blind on the next hand, Gierse put his final 165,000 in the middle with [poker card="qs"][poker card="7h"] and Qi quickly called holding [poker card="kh"][poker card="9s"] and the board ran out [poker card="ks"][poker card="jd"][poker card="4h"][poker card="7s"][poker card="9d"], shipping the small pot to Qi and sending Marius out in fourth place for $160,040.02. Combined with his third-place finish in the GGPoker Super MILLION$ just one day prior for $198,800, Gierse took home more than $358,000 in a 24-hour span. At three-handed Smiljkovic held a better than 2:1 chip lead over both Qi and Christodoulou and for the better part of 20 minutes the two shorter stacks took turns passing chips back and forth and taking over second place. For Christodoulou, his key final table hand took place when the blinds were at 70,000/140,000 (17,5000 ante). On the button, Qi raised to 280,000 with the [poker card="7c"][poker card="4c"] and Christodoulou found [poker card="as"][poker card="ad"] in the small blind and made it 420,000 to go. Smiljkovic let go of his big blind and Qi called the min-raise. The flop came [poker card="4s"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3h"] giving Qi trips and leaving Christodoulou’s aces needing help. Christodoulou led out for 280,000 and Qi flatted. The turn was the [poker card="td"] and Christodoulou led again, this time for 560,000. Qi raised to 1.4 million and Christodoulou, having Qi covered, instantly shipped. Qi snap-called and showed Christodoulou that he was about to have his aces cracked. The river was the [poker card="8s"] sending the massive 8.4 million pot to Qi and leaving Christodoulou with just over 1 million in chips. Despite finding a quick double two hands later, Christodoulou hit the rail in third place just four hands later when he moved all-in with [poker card="qd"][poker card="7d"] and Smiljkovic called with [poker card="ad"][poker card="kh"] and the board ran out [poker card="qh"][poker card="jh"][poker card="jd"][poker card="5s"][poker card="kd"]. Christodoulou took home $221,349.35 for the third-place finish. The heads-up battle between Smiljkovic and Qi didn’t last long. Over the course of 15 minutes, Smiljkovic steadily chipped away at Qi’s stack, applying pressure in key spots and showing down big hands in others. By the time the final hand played out, Smiljkovic turned his lead into a 10:1 advantage. With blinds at 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante) Qi open-shipped the button holding [poker card="8d"][poker card="6d"] and Smiljkovic called for the win with his [poker card="kh"][poker card="qh"]. The [poker card="as"][poker card="3s"][poker card="3c"] flop kept king-high in the lead. The [poker card="4h"] turn changed nothing and when the [poker card="qc"] river hit, Qi’s run was over in second place which was good for $306,145.45. Smiljkovic ended up with a career-high online cash of $423,426.16, and his first WSOP gold bracelet. GGPoker WSOP Online Event #8 Final Table Results Daniel Smiljkovic - $423,426.16 Xuming Qi - $306,145.45 Christodoulos Christodoulou - $221,349.35 Marius Gierse - $160,040.02 George Wolff - $115,712.02 Yonatan Koto - $83,662.13
  17. Andras Nemeth started the final table of this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION$ eighth in chips, but the former #1-ranked online pro quickly climbed out of the cellar and promptly ran over the table, eliminating five of his final eight opponents and earning his first career Super MILLION$ title and the $325,957 top prize. It took nearly forty minutes for the first player to hit the rail. Although he started the day seventh in chips, with the blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante) Daniel Dvoress was sitting at the bottom of the chip counts. After Nemeth opened from the cutoff to 84,000 with [poker card="ks"][poker card="kh"], Dvoress moved all-in for 536,000 from the big blind with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="jc"]. Nemeth made the quick call and the board ran out [poker card="th"][poker card="8d"][poker card="4s"][poker card="7s"][poker card="3c"] shipping the pot to Nemeth’s pocket kings and ending Dvoress’ day in ninth place for $45,100. With the blinds up to 30,000/60,000 (7,500) ante, a rare double bustout took place. A short-stacked ‘Nator’ moved all-in from middle position for just over 530,000 holding [poker card="js"][poker card="tc"] and right behind him, Marius Gierse called with his [poker card="ac"][poker card="qd"]. When the action folded around to Daniel Smiljkovic in the big blind, he moved all-in for a total of 1.1 million with [poker card="jc"][poker card="jd"]. With ‘Nator’ already all-in, Gierse took a few moments and, with the largest stack of all three, decided to make the call. The flop came [poker card="ah"][poker card="7c"][poker card="4h"], quickly putting Gierse in command of the hand. The turn was the [poker card="8h"] and the river was the [poker card="qs"], giving Gierse top two pair and securing the double KO. ‘Nator’ officially exited in eighth place for $57,750 and Smiljkovic finished in seventh place, good for $73,948. One orbit later, Nemeth opened to 126,000 from under the gun with [poker card="7s"][poker card="7h"] only to be three-bet to 646,000 by Austria’s ‘niNohR’ on the button holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="kh"]. After the blinds let their hands go Nemeth four-bet enough to put ‘niNohR’ all-in, and ‘niNohR’ called it off. Nemeth’s pocket sevens held across the board of [poker card="9h"][poker card="9d"][poker card="4s"][poker card="5c"][poker card="3d"] and in just their second ever Super MILLION$ event, ‘niNohR’ finished in sixth place for $94,689. Thomas Muehloecker has had a habit of making the final table of the Super MILLION$ as of late, but has yet to close one out. He started the day fifth in chips but had a hard time gaining momentum. On his final hand of the day, with blinds up to 35,000/70,000 (8,500 ante) Nemeth raised from the button to 147,000 with [a][poker card="9h"] and from the small blind, Muehloecker shipped his 13 big blind stack with [poker card="kd"][poker card="jc"]. With the overwhelming chip lead, Nemeth made the call. The flop came [poker card="ac"][poker card="js"][poker card="4h"] bringing Nemeth top pair, and pairing Muehloecker’s jack. The [poker card="3c"] turn was no help to Muehloecker and the [poker card="5d"] river ended his quest for a Super MILLION$ title in fifth place for $121,247. Minutes later, after the blinds escalated to 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante), ‘oiltrader’ open-shoved his 1.3 million stack with [poker card="kd"][poker card="js"]. On the button, high-stakes savant Artur Martirosian three-bet shipped his more than 2 million chip stack with [poker card="td"][poker card="th"] forcing folds from Gierse and Nemeth. The [poker card="9s"][poker card="6s"][poker card="4s"] flop brought ‘oiltrader’ flush outs to go with his overcards, but the [poker card="4h"] turn and [poker card="5c"] river was of no help. ‘oiltrader’ fell in fourth place for $155,254. Three-handed play started with Nemeth holding a roughly 2:1 chip lead over both Martirosian and Gierse. Nemeth would add on to his lead in a classic flip against Gierse. In the small blind, Gierse completed with his [poker card="qd"][poker card="qh"] and Nemeth put in a raise to 320,000 holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="ks"]. Gierse took a few seconds and three-bet to 960,000 and Nemeth promptly four-bet shoved. Gierse, looking for a double up, called with his pocket queens and the pair saw a flop of [poker card="ad"][poker card="th"][poker card="2c"], putting Nemeth in the lead. The turn was the [poker card="jd"] bringing Gierse some additional outs, but the [poker card="js"] was not one of them and Gierse, who started the day with the chip lead, settled for third place and a $198,800 payday. Heads-up play didn’t last long as momentum continued to be on Nemeth’s side. On the final hand of the day the blinds were at 50,000/100,000 (12,500 ante) and Nemeth held a better than 12:1 lead over his talented Russian opponent. Martirosian completed on the button with [poker card="jd"][poker card="8s"] and Nemeth checked his option with [poker card="3h"][poker card="2c"]. The [poker card="8s"][poker card="2h"][poker card="2s"] flop provided all the action that was necessary to finish the tournament. Nemeth checked, Martirosian bet 100,000, Nemeth check-raised to 200,000, Martirosian made it 350,000 and Nemeth called. The turn was the [poker card="tc"] and after Nemeth checked, Martirosian moved all-in and Nemeth quickly called leaving Martirosian looking for an eight. The river was the [poker card="6s"] and Martirosian ended up in second place for $254,559 while Nemeth captured the $325,957 first-place prize. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results (8/10) Andras Nemeth - $325,957 Artur Martirosian - $254,559 Marius Gierse - $198,800 ‘oiltrader’ - $155,254 Thomas Muehloecker - $121,247 ‘niHohR’ - $94,689 Daniel Smiljkovic - $73,948 ‘Nator’ - $57,750 Daniel Dvoress - $45,100 edit: a previous version of this article indicated that Nemeth had won his second Super MILLION$ title when it was his first. This has been corrected, we regret the error.
  18. Brazil’s Thiago Macedo scored a second bracelet for Brazil in the early events of the GGPoker 2021 World Series of Poker Online after taking down Event #4 ($800 Double Chance No Limit Hold’em) for $161,637. The two-day event drew 1,643 entries, generating a prize pool of more than $1.24 million with a number of notable names working their way into the final nine. Macedo, a former top-20 ranked PocketFiver with more than $6.7 million in recorded lifetime earnings, was joined by Finland’s longtime grinder Tomi Brouk, and Bulgaria’s Stoyan Obreshkov, who just one year ago made the final table of the international 2020 WSOP Online Main Event. A little over 50 minutes into the final table, the first player fell. With the blinds at 100,000/200,000 (25,000 ante) Russia’s Sergei Pillpenko open-shoved for his final four big blinds. In the big blind, Tomi Brouk made the call holding [poker card="tc"][poker card="8h"]. The [poker card="kh"][poker card="jc"][poker card="3s"] flop kept Pillpenko’s ace-high in the lead. All of that changed on the [poker card="th"] turn, when Brouk hit a pair. The river was the [poker card="3h"] ending Pillpenko’s day in ninth place for $16,163. Seven hands later the blinds were up to 125,000/250,000 (30,000 ante) and Sung keung Pang found themselves short stacked in the big blind. Stoyan Obreshkov opened from mid-position to 500,000 with [poker card="ac"][poker card="qc"] and when the action folded back to Pang, they defended their big blind with [poker card="6s"][poker card="4s"]. The flop came [poker card="jc"][poker card="9d"][poker card="4c"] and Pang shoved for the rest of their eight big blind stack and Obreshkov snap-called with his two overs and flush draw. The turn was the [poker card="ad"] and the river came the [poker card="ts"], giving the hand to Obreshkov pair of aces. Pang was eliminated in eighth place for $21,554. Two orbits later, Brouk opened to 550,000 from under the gun and Obreshkov, next to act, just flat called holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="ac"]. Ido Aboudi then three-bet shipped for just over 3.4 million with the [poker card="qh"][poker card="qd"]. Brouk got out of the way and Obreshkov made the call. The board ran out [poker card="5d"][poker card="4s"][poker card="4h"][poker card="ad"][poker card="td"] giving Obreshkov a full house and sending Aboudi to the rail in seventh place for $28,743. Obreshkov took over the chip lead, however, during the next 45 minutes he played a pair of big pots that sent his stack towards the bottom of the chip counts. With the blinds at 175,000/350,000 (45,000 ante), Andras Nasman, who took a big chunk of Obreshkov’s chips earlier, opened to 700,000 with [poker card="th"][poker card="tc"]. When the action folded to Obreshkov on the button with [poker card="ah"][poker card="qd"] he three-bet half his stack. Nasman immediately four-bet enough to put Obreshkov all-in and Obreshkov made the call. The board ran out [poker card="5h"][poker card="4h"][poker card="4d"][poker card="td"][poker card="ad"] and Obreshkov was drawing dead from the turn with Nasman spiking a full house. Obreshkov picked up $38,330 for his sixth-place finish and Nasman soared to a massive chip lead. The blinds climbed to 200,000/400,000 (50,000 ante) when Ukraine’s Ivan Babintsev made his last stand, shipping his final six big blinds in the middle with [poker card="kh"][poker card="qc"]. When it folded to Mathias Siljander in the big blind, he made the call with the [poker card="as"][poker card="7s"]. The [poker card="tc"][poker card="7c"][poker card="3s"] brought a pair for Siljander and left Babinstev looking for help in the form of pairing his over cards or runner-runner backdoor clubs. No such help arrived on the [poker card="6h"] turn and the [poker card="4s"] river, leaving the Ukranian to settle for fifth place and a $51,114 payday. During the same level, Macedo played a pivotal pot when Brouk opened the button to 800,000 with [poker card="qs"][poker card="jd"] and Macedo defended holding the [poker card="kc"][poker card="9h"]. The flop came [poker card="kd"][poker card="jc"][poker card="th"] giving Macedo top pair and Brouk second pair and an open-ended straight draw. Macedo checked and Brouk put out a bet of 600,000 which Macedo called. The turn was the [poker card="5c"] and Macedo checked to Brouk who checked it back. The river was the [poker card="4s"] and Macedo, who had Brouk covered, led for just over 1 million. Brouk fired all-in and after a short tank, Macedo made the call winning the pot with his pair of kings. Brouk fell in fourth place and picked up $68,161. It didn’t take long for Macedo to shift into high gear. Two hands after finding a double through Siljander, Macedo finished him when Siljander moved all-in from the button with [poker card="9c"][poker card="8d"] and Macedo called with [poker card="kh"][poker card="9s"]. Macedo spiked top pair on the [poker card="ks"][poker card="jh"][poker card="4c"] flop and it held through the [poker card="7c"] turn and [poker card="as"] river. Siljander was felted in third place and added $90,894 to his bankroll. At the start of heads-up play, Nasman held nearly a two-to-one chip lead over Macedo. But it didn’t take long for Macedo to turn the tables and reverse the chip lead in his favor. The pair battled for over 40 minutes until the tournament came to an end. On the final hand of the tournament, with the blinds at 400,000/600,000 (100,000 ante), Macedo limped the button holding [poker card="qs"][poker card="9c"]. Nasman put in a raise roughly 4 big blinds with his [poker card="ks"][poker card="js"] and Macedo made the call. The flop came [poker card="qs"][poker card="9s"][poker card="6h"], giving Macedo top two pair while Nasman had all the outs with a straight draw, flush draw, and the straight flush draw. Nasman led out for roughly half pot and Macedo smooth called. The turn was the [poker card="8h"] and both players checked. When the [poker card="kc"] river hit, Nasman moved all-in and Macedo made the call to win it all. Nasman picked up $121,209 as the runner-up while Macedo locked up $161,637, a top-5 career online score, and his first World Series of Poker bracelet. GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Event #4 Final Table Payouts Thiago Macedo - $161,637 Andreas Nasman - $121,209 Mathias Siljander - $90,894 Tomi Brouk- $68,161 Ivan Babintsev - $51,114 Stoyan Obreshkov - $38,330 Ido Aboudi - $28,743 Sung Keung Pang - $21,554 Sergei Pillpenko - $16,163
  19. It was a dominating day for Michael Addamo at the final table of this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION$ as he eliminated every single player at the table en route to his record-best fourth career Super MILLION$ title and the $325,957 first-place prize. All early signs pointed to Addamo walking away with the win, from his overwhelming chip lead at the start of the day to the frequency that he woke up with premium starting hands. He went wire-to-wire and was never really in danger of losing his lead despite being up against a lineup of online poker’s elite including Ludovic Geilich, Isaac Haxton, Bert Stevens, and the current #1-ranked player in the world Yuri Dzivielevski. A little more than twenty minutes into the final table, with the blinds at 25,000/50,000 (6,000 ante), Addamo got it started when he opened to 100,000 with [poker card="jd"][poker card="js"]. When the action folded to Aleks Ponakovs in the hijack with [poker card="td"][poker card="th"] he moved all-in for more than 1.1 million which Addamo quickly called. The flop came [poker card="7h"][poker card="8h"][poker card="9d"] bringing Ponskovs additional open-ended straight outs. However, the turn was the [poker card="7c"] and the river came the [poker card="7d"] giving Addamo a full house and sending Ponakovs out in ninth place with a $45,100 payday. The very next hand, Addamo again opened for 100,000 with [poker card="ks"][poker card="kh"]. ‘Aunty_Ninja’ three-bet to 250,000 holding the [poker card="jh"][poker card="jc"] and Ludovic Geilich (playing under his screen name ‘Gr4vyB04t’) four-bet to 518,675 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="kc"], leaving himself just two big blinds behind. Action quickly returned to Addamo who moved all-in, forcing ‘Aunty_Ninja’ to fold her pocket jacks. The board ran out [poker card="th"][poker card="9c"][poker card="3c"][poker card="2s"][poker card="2h"] giving Addamo’s pocket kings the pot as Geilich hit the rail in eighth place for $57,750. Addamo made it three victims in a row when on the next hand it folded to former #1-ranked Bert Stevens in the small blind with [poker card="qd"][poker card="jd"] and he moved all-in for 12 big blinds. Addamo picked up [poker card="kh"][poker card="qh"] in the big blind and made the call. The flop came [poker card="8h"][poker card="5d"][poker card="4d"] giving Stevens some life by picking up a flush draw. The turn was the [poker card="8s"], keeping Addamo’s king-high in the lead and when the [poker card="3h"] river hit, Addamo completed the three-hand hat trick and sent Stevens home in seventh place for $73,948. With the blinds at 30,000/60,000 (7,500 ante) the current #1-ranked online pro in the world, Brazil’s Yuri Dzivielevski, opened to 120,00 on the button with [poker card="js"][poker card="jc"]. After Addamo folded his small blind, New Zealand’s ‘Aunty_Ninja’ moved all-in for more than 1.1 million holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="kh"] and Dzivielevski, with slightly fewer chips, made the call. The flop came [poker card="8h"][poker card="5h"][poker card="4s"], keeping Dzivielevski’s pocket jacks as the favorite. The turn was the [poker card="6h"], giving ‘Aunty_Ninja’ additional flush outs to go with her overcards. But the river came the [poker card="8c"] and Dzivielevski found a much-needed double up while ‘Aunty_Ninja’ was left crippled. Two hands later ‘Aunty_Ninja’ was out of the tournament in sixth place for $94,689 when she moved all-in with her final big blind with [poker card="8c"][poker card="3c"] against two players, one of which was Addamo who made a king-high flush on the river. In the next level, 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante), Addamo again went to battle with a premium hand. He opened from under the gun to 160,000 with [poker card="jd"][poker card="jc"] and Francisco Benitez quickly shipped his remaining ten big blinds with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qc"]. Holding a massive chip lead still, Addamo made the call and there was little drama as the board ran out [poker card="4c"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3s"][poker card="8h"][poker card="ac"] shipping another pot to Addamo and eliminating Benitez in fifth place for $121,247 Two orbits later, down to four players, the action folded to Addamo in the small blind with [poker card="9c"][poker card="9h"] and he put in a raise to 280,000. In the big blind, former Super MILLION$ champ Isaac Haxton picked up [poker card="ad"][poker card="jc"] and decided to make a stand, shipping all-in for just over 2.6 million in chips. It didn’t take but a second for Addamo to make the call, putting Haxton at risk. The [poker card="ks"][poker card="8h"][poker card="3h"] flop kept Addamo in the lead. The turn was the [poker card="5h"], taking away some outs for Haxton. The river was the [poker card="4h"] giving Addamo the flush and sending Haxton, who started the day second in chips, out in fourth which was good for $155,254. After that hand, Addamo climbed to over 12 million in chips and had a roughly 6:1 advantage over second-place Dzivielevski. ‘judd trump’ sat in third place, with only three big blinds. But ‘judd trump’ found a double. And then another. Eventually, the Super MILLION$ grinder climbed into second place as Dzivielevski dwindled. Eventually, with blinds at 60,000/120,000 (15,000 ante), Addamo opened the button to 240,000 and after ‘judd trump’ folded his small blind, Dzivielevski defended holding [poker card="jd"][poker card="ts"]. Dzivielevski checked it to Addamo on the [poker card="qh"][poker card="5c"][poker card="2d"] flop and after Addamo min-bet, Dzivielevski made the call. The turn was the [poker card="7d"] and both players checked. The river was the [poker card="jc"] and once Dzivielevski checked to Addamo, the chip leader shoved all-in putting Dzivielevski to the test for the rest of his chips. Dzivielevski took a few moments but eventually made the call only to see his hand dominated. Dzivielevski exited in third place and added another $198,800 to his more than $13.6 million in career online earnings. Addamo started heads-up play with a sizable lead, and over the course of twenty minutes continued to chip away at ‘judd trump’s stack. Eventually, with the blinds up to 70,000/140,000 (17,500 ante), Addamo opened to [poker card="ah"][poker card="qc"] on the button and with fewer than 15 big blinds left, ‘judd trump’ shipped his stack holding [poker card="5d"][poker card="5h"]. Addamo snap-called and the pair watched as the flop came [poker card="js"][poker card="tc"][poker card="9c"], giving Addamo a whole host of outs. The [poker card="8h"] turn was one of them, leaving ‘judd trump’ drawing dead to a chop. But the river was the [poker card="kh"] and Addamo completed the clean sweep of the final table. ‘judd trump’ settled for second place and $254,559. Addamo scored $325,957 for first place and becomes the first player to reach four Super MILLION$ titles as well as the only player to have won a title in both Season One and Season Two. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results (8/3) Michael Addamo - $325,957 ‘judd trump’ - $254,559 Yuri Dzivielevski - $198,800 Isaac Haxton - $155,254 Francisco Benitez - $121,247 ‘Aunty_Ninja’ - $94,689 Bert Stevens - $73,948 Ludovic Geilich - $57,750 Aleks Ponakovs - $45,100
  20. Hosted by Lance Bradley, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. This week Lance is joined once again by PocketFives Managing Editor Jeff Walsh and after a week off from the podcast, there's plenty for the duo to discuss. First up, the pair talks about the sudden passing of poker personality Lane "Back-to-Back" Flack and the outpouring of stories and condolences from the poker community. Phil Hellmuth was back in the High Stakes Duel streets, this time taking on Fox Sports commentator Nick Wright in a six-hour marathon session. With the win, Hellmuth moves to 7-0 in the format. What's next for him and what's next for the show? The domestic World Series of Poker Online on WSOP.com winds down, just as the international bracelet events get started on GGPoker. Plus, with new restrictions being implemented in Las Vegas, what might take place during the live WSOP? Tune in! Subscribe to The FIVES and never miss an episode - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.