Lithunian poker player Vincas Tamasauskas emerged victorious from a field of 267 entries in the 2021 World Series of Poker Online $5,0000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha championship event. Tamasauskas earned $268,926 and his first WSOP gold bracelet for the win.
This was Tamasauskas’ second-largest recorded tournament score, behind only the $464,375 he earned as the fourth-place finisher in the 2019 WSOP $1,500 buy-in ‘Millionaire Maker’ event. Tamasauskas now has more than $1 million in tournament earnings to his name.
The final day of this two-day event resumed with seven players remaining. Mexico’s Hernando Guzman held the lead, while Tamasauskas sat in second chip position. Guzman got off to a rough start at the final table, and soon found himself in the middle of the pack despite having started atop the leaderboard. He ended up playing a massive pot against new chip leader Ben Wilinofsky. With a flop of K97, Guzman check-shoved for 2,174,587 over the full pot bet of Wilinofsky, who called with AK107 for top and bottom pair. Guzman showed KQJ10 for top pair and a wrap straight draw. The 2 turn and K river saw Wilinofsky improve to full house to take down the pot and eliminate Guzman in seventh place ($38,418).
Florian Fuchs (6th – $53,135) and David Wang (5th – $73,491) each got all-in preflop with six big blinds or less. Both players lost their all-ins to see the field narrowed to just four players, with Wilinofsky on top. Fernando Habegger doubled up through Wilinofsky to take a chunk from his stack. New leader Ben Lakatos added to his advantage by winning a sizable pot off of Wilinofksy with a full house.
Wilinofsky was left with just a few big blinds, which he got all-in with AKJ7. He was called by all three opponents. The board came down 553AK to give Wilinofsky aces and kings, but Lakatos revealed the KK95 for a rivered full house. Wilinofsky was sent to the virtual rail with $101,645 as the fourth-place finisher. The European Poker Tour main event winner from Canada now has more than $1.7 million in recorded tournament scores to his name.
Habegger, a pot-limit Omaha specialist known to many online as ‘JNandez’, was the next to fall. He got all-in for just a few big blinds on a J104 flop with AA42, having put most of his stack in preflop. Tamasauskas called with 9975 and promptly hit a straight on the 8 turn. The 8 river was a formality, and Habegger was knocked out in third place ($140,583).
Tamasauskas took more than a 3:1 chip advantage into heads-up play with Lakatos. That lead was narrowed slightly before the final hand arose. Tamasauskas raised to 350,000 on the button with K982. Lakatos called from the big blind with A1053 and the flop came down 942, Lakatos checked his low wrap draw and Tamasauskas bet 210,000 with top and bottom two pair. Lakatos check-raised to 1,365,000 and Tamasauskas called. The turn brought the A to give Lakatos a five-high straight. He checked and Tamasauskas checked behind. The 2 completed the board and Lakatos moved all-in for 2,431,831. Tamasauskas called with his rivered full house to lock up the pot and the title. Lakatos was awarded $194,439 as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:
Wilinofsky photo credit: WPT.