It was another exciting Sunday in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online with two more champions crowned and hundreds of thousands of prize money awarded.
However, the main story is the star-studded final table in Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller that includes poker legend Erik Seidel. The eight-time bracelet winner last tasted WSOP glory in 2007 winning his second No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw bracelet. Will Seidel be able to clinch a ninth bracelet when the final table resumes on Monday?
The cards are in the air in the GGPoker WSOP Online. The PokerNews live reporting team is on top of all things WSOP. Don’t miss a beat!
Benitez Leads Star-Studded Final Table in Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller
One of the highly anticipated high-stakes showdowns of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events got underway earlier today and promised some of the biggest names in the world of poker. Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller came with a guarantee of $5 million and that was easily surpassed thanks to 624 total entries, which created a prize pool of $6,052,800.
Not only did the money bubble burst during the long online poker session but the field was eventually whittled down the nine-handed final table. Uruguayan High Roller regular Francisco Benitez claimed the top spot during the final stages of the day and finished atop the leaderboard.
Six players are within ten big blinds and that also includes eight-time WSOP bracelet winner Erik Seidel, who sits in seventh place. However, claiming just one pot would push the old school poker pro ahead of Claas Segebrecht, Shyngis Satubayev, and Isaac Baron meaning it’s all to play for.
Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller Final Table
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|6||Isaac Baron||United States||6,968,298||44|
|7||Erik Seidel||United States||6,801,823||43|
|8||Chin-Wei “davidchien88” Chien||Taiwan||5,475,850||34|
Plenty of GGPoker ambassadors and streamers were in the mix such as Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic, Kevin Martin,
Michiel “Easterdamnz” Van Elsacker, Fedor Holz, Anatoly Filatov, Felipe Ramos, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier.
Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu was also involved in the action from the get-go and built an above-average stack early on. However, his tournament came to an end soon after the registration had closed after a clash with Mark Radoja. Grospellier was the last ambassador in contention and lost a flip to come up just short of the payouts.
The money bubble burst when South Africa’s Jean-Pierre “Kunkuwap” Van Der Spuy five-bet jammed more than 25 big blinds with ace-nine into the pocket kings of Michael Addamo.
With 60 places paid, the pace of eliminations was rapid as the tournament quickly reached final three tables with the likes of Davidi Kitai, Kenny Hallaert, Anson Tsang, and Adrian Mateos among the casualties.
With two tables left, it looked as if Michael Addamo would once again dominate the action. However, the Aussie went from big stack to 12th place finisher within a few orbits. Addamo eventually lost a flip with ace-queen suited against the pocket eights of Seidel. From there on, it only took another ten minutes to reach the final table and conclude the action for the night.
The remaining nine contenders have $129,410 locked up for their efforts but the winner can look forward to a payday of $977,842. Stay tuned for the conclusion of this event on August 17, as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back to provide all the key hands until the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner has been crowned.
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Roland Czika Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO
Hungary’s Roland “Quina Quen” Czika went on a final table run to fight back from near elimination and beat Lei “A LEI” Yang heads up to win Event #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO of the GGPoker 2021 WSOP Online for his first WSOP gold bracelet and $55,369.
Event #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE PLO Final Table Results
|1||Roland “Quina Quen” Czika||Hungary||$55,369|
|2||Lei “A LEI” Yang||China||$40,033|
|4||Noam “lamalo21” Garama||Israel||$20,927|
|5||Mariam “WisdomTree” Nozadze||Georgia||$15,131|
|6||Arkadiusz “Noksukow” Liszewski||Poland||$10,940|
|7||Stanislav “shrekpoker91” Halatenko||Ukraine||$7,910|
Final Table Recap
Czika entered Day 2 in the middle of the pack and entered the final table fourth in chips. As other players like Yang, Mike Watson, and Noam “lamalo21” Garama battled back and forth for the chip lead, Czika stayed in the hunt through several other eliminations and rode a series of double-ups into contention late in final table action.
The turning point came after Czika folded a large pot to Watson and was left with just a handful of big blinds in four-handed play. Czika bounced back with a small double through Yang, before a cooler against Garama saw him jump back into contention. Czika soon eliminated Garama and went into three-handed play as the chip leader.
Czika set his sights on the bracelet right away by calling a big bluff from Watson before eliminating him in third place a few hands later. Heads up play did not last much longer as Czika made a flush to open up a big chip lead on Yang before finally eliminating the second-place finisher with a pair of queens.
Hinojas “POLALIFE!” Jerome Wins Event #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK for $635,576!
Just 972 players returned for the final day of Event #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK and in just nine hours a champion was crowned as Hinojas “POLALIFE!” Jerome won his first bracelet, along with a hefty $635,576 first-place prize.
He defeated GGPoker Ambassador Felipe Ramos heads-up to deny the Brazilian his first WSOP bracelet. Other notables at the final table included 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event winner Stoyan Madanzhiev who finished in fifth place.
Event #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK Final Table Results
|1||Hinojas “POLALIFE!” Jerome||Hong Kong||$635,576|
|3||Sriharsha “Upswinger” Doddapaneni||India||$357,409|
|4||Yi “jolen” Wang||China||$268,019|
|7||Xuejian “LuckyCat00” Li||China||$113,023|
|8||Nethanel “natykkk” Klein||Israel||$84,755|
|9||Manish “thekid” Lakhotia||India||$63,557|
Final Table Recap
Jerome started second last on the leaderboard when the final table kicked off as Madanzhiev eliminated the first three players. However, after Jerome doubled through the Bulgarian, it was the Jerome show. He eliminated the last five players himself to claim glory.
Heads-up against Ramos, the Brazilian moved all in with ace-jack, Jerome called with ace-six and both flopped a pair. Ramos had all but won the hand, and the unthinkable landed on the river, having a six spike down to give Jerome three of them and Ramos finished as the runner-up, falling just short of his first bracelet but he did manage to secure his biggest cash to date.