Conan Defeats Ponakovs & Mateos to Win WSOP Online $10K Heads-Up ($466,167)


He had to wait two weeks, but in the end, Arthur Conan took down the WSOP Online Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up Championship for $466,167 by defeating Aleksejs Ponakovs in the final. With 161 entries on Day 1, a prize pool of $1,561,700 was created with the lion-share being awarded today.

Conan had a 4th place finish in Event #14: THE BIG 500 and the 9th place in Event #13: PLO Championship but he finally got that win here in one of the most anticipated events of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events schedule at GGPoker. This win takes him to over $2 million in tournament wins on just GGPoker itself.

In his WSOP live tournaments career, he finished in 15th place in the Crazy Eights back in 2018 and in 3rd place in the €1,000 Heads-Up Challenge during the International Circuit series in Paris in 2016.

Ponakovs won $279,700 for his runner-up spot while Adrian Mateos and Daniel Soltys both cashed for $155,389.

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2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship Final Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Arthur Conan France $466,167
2nd Aleksejs Ponakovs Latvia $279,700
3rd Daniel Soltys United States $155,389
3rd Adrian Mateos Spain $155,389
5th Max Kruse Germany $62,156
5th Aliaksei Boika Belarus $62,156
5th Vlad-Stefan Lache Romania $62,156
5th Miguel Capriles Venezuela $62,156
9th Mirza Muhovic Luxembourg $31,078
9th Carlos Chadha United States $31,078
9th Stuart Wallensteen Canada $31,078
9th Niklas Astedt Sweden $31,078
9th Sami Kelopuro Finland $31,078
9th Mike Watson Canada $31,078
9th Yen-Liang Yao Taiwan $31,078
9th Joakim Andersson Sweden $31,078

Conan’s Road to His First Bracelet

Conan had to face Mateos in the semi-final and was the first to secure his spot in the final when they both flopped a flush. But with the ace-queen in his hand, Conan held the nuts to bust the Spaniard and prevent him from possibly winning his fourth WSOP bracelet.

Ponakovs needed a bit more time to deal with Soltys. Around twenty minutes after Mateos had hit the rail, Ponakovs had limp-called the raise of Soltys to flop a straight. Soltys had hit top pair and check-shoved for 24 big blinds and was left drawing dead on the turn to bust in third place.

While the semi-finals lasted just under an hour, the final was a different story as that took almost two hours with the evenly matched opponents.

Even though Ponakovs took an early lead, Conan quickly took it over. They got back to even stacks for a while but in the end, Conan three-bet jammed with jack-nine suited. Ponakovs had called for 23 big blinds with pocket fives. Conan found a nine to connect with on the flop to secure the maiden bracelet and first-place prize.

While this tournament has crowned its champion, there’s still loads more action going on here at GGPoker. Check out Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS as they play down to a winner too as the PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you the blow-by-blow action live as it happens.

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Dmitry Yurasov Wins Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($92,711)

Dmitry Yurasov
Dmitry Yurasov

The final day of Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha took just three hours to crown a champion, having another bracelet-winner here in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. The 896 entry field saw just 10 return for the final day, and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was Dmitry Yurasov sitting in the winner’s circle, pulling in $92,711 for his victory, along with a shiny new WSOP bracelet.

This represents the second bracelet for Yurasov, who previously shipped the 2017 WSOP Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship for $775,923.

Yurasov began the day in the middle of the pack and it was not long before he fell to the bottom where he spent the entirety of the day. He managed to guide his short stack through the final table, watching the rest of the group dual it out as he sat near the sidelines, waiting for all of the tournament-saving doubles to come his way.

It was not until three-handed play started that Yurasov began to find his groove, dropping Samuel “FishIdiot” Saariaho to claim his first bounty of the final day. Ami Barer was at a heavy chip advantage but Yurasov instantly turned the tables, when he picked up a set versus the top pair of Barer to score a double, leaving the Canadian in shambles and he has eliminated just hands afterward.

Final Table Results for Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha

Place Winner Country Bounty Total Prize Total Cash (in USD)
1 Dmitry Yurasov Russia $56,487 $36,224 $92,711
2 Ami Barer Canada $33,213 $36,134 $69,347
3 Samuel “FishIdiot” Saariaho Finland $4,906 $28,724 $33,630
4 Daniel Perkusic Germany $13,926 $22,805 $36,731
5 David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov United States $15,978 $18,106 $34,084
6 Fausto “Fantastik55” Tantillo Hungary $4,688 $14,375 $19,063
7 Anson Tsang Hong Kong $7,152 $9,061 $16,213

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Upcoming 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events

2021 GGPoker WSOP Online

Sunday, Sept. 5 will be a busy day for the WSOP Online at GGPoker with three big events running. A bracelet will be awarded today in Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold’em 7-Handed with “uvw999” leading the final 22 players out of a field of 2,014 entries in the hunt of the top prize.

Follow the final day of Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Meanwhile, the Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship, boasting a massive $20 million guarantee kicks off its second day today while Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed begins its first of two days.

PokerNews, of course, will be live reporting all the action for all three of these bracelet events.

2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events Schedule and Results

Date Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
Sunday, 1 August Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event 1,584 $1,759,824 Joao Simao $206,075
Sunday, 1 August Event #1: $50 The Return NLH [Final Day], $1M GTD 30,810 $1,417,260 Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda $161,110
Tuesday, 3 August Event #3: $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship 180 $427,500 Nicolo Molinelli $88,461
Thursday, 5 August Event #4: $800 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH 1,643 $1,248,680 Thiago “IneedWasabi” Crema de Macedo $161,637
Saturday, 7 August Event #5: $315 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 2,989 $896,700 Kacper Pyzara $79,789
Sunday, 8 August Event #6: $200 FLIP & GO N0-Limit Hold’em [Go Stage], $1M GTD 6,368 $1,209,920 Georgios Sotiropoulos $117,022
Sunday, 8 August Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH – $1M for 1st [Final Day], $5M GTD 5,437 $7,747,725 Eduardo Pires $1,384,013
Tuesday, 10 August Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship 479 $2,275,250 Daniel Smiljkovic $423,426
Thursday, 12 August Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 2,229 $1,114,500 Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima $91,205
Saturday, 14 August Event #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE Pot-Limit Omaha [2-Stack] 975 $366,600 Roland “Quina Quen” Czika $55,369
Sunday, 15 August Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH, $5M GTD 624 $6,052,800 Erik Seidel $977,482
Sunday, 15 August Event #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em [Final Day], $4M GTD 5,894 $5,599,300 Hinojas “POLALIFE!” Jerome $635,736
Tuesday, 17 August Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 267 $1,268,250 Vincas “seimininkas” Tamasauskas $268,926
Thursday, 19 August Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 2,639 $1,253,525 Renan Bruschi $150,327
Saturday, 21 August Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up NLHE Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap] 161 $1,561,700 Arthur Conan $466,167
Sunday, 22 August Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, $2M GTD 2,240 $2,240,000 Samuel Vousden $274,519
Sunday, 22 August Event #17: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty, Final Day], $1M GTD 4,576 $1,738,880 Gaby “kidrurim” Livshitz $152,165
Tuesday, 24 August Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack] 144 $684,000 Radmir “KOPOBA” Sadirov $169,111
Thursday, 26 August Event #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 2,053 $1,642,400 Andrii Derzhypilskyi $154,322
Saturday, 28 August Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH [Freezeout] 1,080 $1,539,000 Eduardo “Ghazbaran” Rodrigues $212,815
Sunday, 29 August Event #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH, $5M Gtd 255 $6,247,500 Alexandros Theologis $1,212,033
Sunday, 29 August Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day], $3M GTD 10,903 $4,099,528 Armando “D’avanzo $409,007
Tuesday, 31 August Event #23: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em 2,820 $1,607,400 Nuno “Albertov” Capucho $190,274
Thursday, 2 September Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha 896 $896,000 Dmitry Yurasov $92,711
Saturday, 4 September Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold’em 7-Handed        
Sunday, 5 September Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed        
Sunday, 5 September Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship [Final Day], $20M GTD        
Tuesday, 7 September Event #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship No-Limit Hold’em        
Thursday, 9 September Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em        
Saturday, 11 September Event #30: $525 WSOP Beat the Pros [Freezeout]        
Sunday, 12 September Event #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival [Final Day], ¥2,888,888 GTD        
Sunday, 12 September Event #32: $210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$ [Final Day], $2M GTD        
Sunday, 12 September Event #33: $500 The Closer [Final Day], $2,021,000 GTD        



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