It took a little over eight hours for Polish player Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda to take down the first gold bracelet of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online after defeating a field of 30,810 entries in Event #1: $50 The Return.
However, Swieboda didn’t have an easy run of it. He started the final table in the middle of the pack and made his way to heads-up against Cuong “CLVT” Trinh. His opponent held the chip lead, but Swieboda fought back twice to put him on top, clinching victory with pocket kings against his opponent’s pocket sevens.
That gave Swieboda the biggest share of the more than $1.4 million prize pool, at $161,111.
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Event #1: $50 The Return Final Table Results
|1||Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda||Poland||$161,111|
|2||Cuong “CLVT” Trinh||Vietnam||$120,810|
|3||Eran “Ma_Yesh_Beze” Soffer||Israel||$90,595|
|4||Ivan “GangstaZab” Zablyakin||Russia||$67,937|
|5||Alexander “OMGWTF!!” Jung||Germany||$50,945|
|6||Matheus “tio_ricco” Santos||Brazil||$38,204|
|7||Sergey “sit_boom777” Sitnikov||Russia||$28,649|
|8||Neville “NevSlater” Costa||Brazil||$21,483|
|9||Matheus “durezabh” De Souza||Brazil||$16,110|
The Day’s Action
The final day began with 3,584 players ready for action but only 1,600 of them would make the money. That took no time at all, with the bubble bursting just an hour after play got underway.
Along the way, GGTeam Russia player Anatoly Filatov, who started the day second in chips, ended his run in 647th place with a score of $346.
It took just three hours to bring the field under 100 players, and it wasn’t until they got down to the final three tables that the pace of play began to slow.
It took about two and a half more hours to set the final table, with Sergey “sit_boom777” Sitnikov in the lead. One standout from the final table was German player Alexander “OMGWTF!!” Jung. Jung started the final table as the shortest stack, but managed to nurse his stack to a final payout of $50,945 for 5th place.
Swieboda was the real star of the game however, and shone during heads-up. Despite having a 4:1 chip disadvantage to start heads-up play, the Polish player picked his spots to finally vault into the lead. He didn’t lose his cool when Trinh retook the lead, and closed it out by slow-playing kings to win the title.
Swieboda bagged more than $160,000 for the win, while Trinh pocketed a bit over $120,000 for second.
Joao Simao Leads Final 20 in WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event
Joao Simao bagged the chip lead on Day 1 of the Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event with just 20 players remaining. If Simao is to win his first WSOP gold bracelet, he’ll have to defeat an impressive group of players with the likes of Andras Nemeth, Claas Segebrecht, Roman Hrabec, and Ilya “Dezauzer” Yakunin.
Other top 10 stacks include Elio Fox, Sergio Aido and Yuhan “HansNevrLose” Liu.
|4||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||2,897,555||41|
|5||Ilya “Dezauzer” Yakunin||Russia||2,810,361||40|
|7||Elio Fox||United States||2,427,140||35|
|9||Yuhan “HansNevrLose” Liu||China||2,097,352||30|
Four Players Staked at GGPoker Advance to Day 2
GGPoker has an innovative staking feature where players can sell their poker action within the actual tournament lobby of the poker client. Transactions are automated, placing both the investor and player at no risk.
While not every player that was staked cashed, many did. In fact, four players that advanced to the final day in Event #2 have investors sweating the outcome of tomorrow’s action.
|Player||Country||Chips||Mark-Up||Amount for Sale||Amount Sold|
|Yuhan “HansNevrLose” Liu||China||2,097,352||1.18||80%||1%|
|Leonid “LeBroHbKA” Logunov||Russia||999,218||1||75%||75%|
The top 269 players cashed for at least a min-cash of $1,775 with tomorrow’s top 20 players guaranteed at least a $7,839 payday. Tomorrow’s winner will not only be awarded a coveted WSOP gold ring but also win the $206,075 top prize.
Here is a look at the remaining payouts:
Monday’s WSOP Online Action
PokerNews will be back tomorrow with the final day of Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event as it plays down to a winner. Event #3: $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship gets underway with a two-day event. Last year Ajay “Ross_Geller” Chabra won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 buy-in version of this event.
Stay up to date with all the action right here on PokerNews throughout the GGPoker WSOP Online.
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