The 2021 World Poker Tour Rock’N’Roll Poker Open $3,500 buy-in most important occasion attracted a complete of 1,566 entries, the biggest area in its historical past. The huge turnout to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood noticed the occasion’s $2 million assure simply surpassed, with $5,011,200 in complete prize cash in the end paid out among the many high 196 finishers. In the tip, Lithuania’s Gediminas Uselis got here away with the title and the biggest payday awarded within the event: $778,490.
This was the biggest rating of his profession, blowing away the $325,428 he earned for overcoming a 1,341-entry area within the Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,600 most important occasion in late October. Uselis has secured three six-figure event cashes in his profession, with the opposite being the $227,186 he earned alongside his first bracelet for successful the $400 buy-in World Series of Poker Online no-limit maintain’em ‘Forty Stack’ occasion in 2020.
Uselis was awarded 1,620 Card Player Player of the Year factors for his newest victory. His two titles received in large-field no-limit maintain’em most important occasions have been sufficient to propel him up the rankings and into forty first place within the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
After two beginning flights and three extra days of motion, the sizable area on this event had been narrowed to only six remaining hopefuls. Harout Ghazarian held the chip result in begin, with Uselis sitting in fourth chip place when playing cards obtained within the air.
The very first hand of the day resulted within the first elimination. Anshul Raigot all-in together with his A-Okay main in opposition to the A-Q of Ghazarian, however the flop gave Ghazarian aces and queens to show the tables. Rai was unable to enhance on the flip or river and was knocked out in sixth place ($170,835).
Clayton Maguire was the following to hit the rail. On the twentieth hand of the day, he limped in from the small blind with pocket eights and known as the shove from Selahaddin Bedir out of the massive blind. Bedir confirmed A-4, which improved to a pair of aces on the flop and held from there to slim the sector to 4. Maguire earned $211,925 because the fifth-place finisher.
Despite incomes that knockout, Bedir was in the end the following participant to be eradicated. The Turkish participant had an enormous run on the Super High Roller Bowl Europe competition earlier this 12 months, with three final-table finishes, a title, and greater than $1.5 million in earnings secured within the span of lower than per week. He obtained all-in preflop on this occasion with 76 and bumped into the AOkay of Jacob Ferro. Neither participant improved and Bedir was despatched house with $282,380 for his fourth-place displaying. He now has almost $1.9 million in POY earnings on the 12 months.
Harout Ghazarian’s last hand was a battle of the blinds. He limped in with pocket deuces and Uselis raised to 1.3 million with pocket kings. Ghazarian limp-reraised all-in for 12.2 million and was met with a snap-call. The bigger pocket pair held as much as ship Ghazarian packing in third place. He earned a career-high payday of $380,000 for his deep run.
With that heads-up play started with Uselis only a few huge blinds behind Ferro. The final two gamers solely needed to battle it out for 18 palms earlier than the event reached its conclusion. A preflop cooler noticed all the chips rush into the center. Ferro raised from the button with JJ and Uselis three-bet to three.3 million with QQ. Ferro shoved for 17.5 million and Uselis made a fast name. The board ran out OkayQJ62 and Uselis’ superior set secured him the pot and the title. Ferro earned $573,605 because the runner-up finisher.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded to the ultimate six:
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winner picture credit score: WPT / Joe Giron.