The first-ever FLIP & GO event to award a World Series of Poker gold bracelet has concluded. The $200 buy-in occasion was half of the 2021 WSOP Online, and it noticed gamers squaring off in a complete of 10 ‘flip’ levels, with every being dealt three playing cards to begin. Each participant discarded one card previous to the flop and every participant would then be robotically moved all-in earlier than a board was dealt out. The flips continued till the large discipline of 6,368 entries was narrowed to the 326 gamers that made the ‘Go Stage’ of the occasion. Those gamers had been all given stacks of 40 massive blinds with which to play out the remainder of the event in a typical no-limit maintain’em format. When all was mentioned and executed, Georgios Sotiropoulos emerged victorious with the title and the highest prize of $117,022.
This was Sotiropoulos’ second WSOP bracelet win, having secured the primary by taking down a €1,100 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion on the 2015 WSOP Europe. With this newest win, the Greek poker participant now has greater than $2.9 million in recorded event earnings to his title.
Sotiropoulos sat in second chip place behind Erwann Pecheux when the ultimate desk of 9 was set. Sotiropoulos surged into the lead immediately, although, when his AJ beat out the pocket kings of Wing Yeung. An ace on the flip gave Sotiropoulos a lead that he maintained by the river, and Yeung was eradicated in ninth place ($14,805). Sotiropoulos additional added to his lead by busting Markus Prinz (eighth – $19,171) and Quentin Roussey (seventh – $24,824).
The subsequent massive hand featured a three-way all-in. Erwann Pecheux had fallen to the underside of the leaderboard throughout early motion. He acquired his final chips in with 75. High-stakes money sport common Wiktor Malinowski was additionally all-in for a bigger aspect pot between himself and two-time bracelet winner Chris Moorman. Malinowski had A10, whereas Moorman had picked up AOk. The board ran out A87QJ and Moorman’s aces with a king kicker was sufficient to scoop the whole pot. Pecheux earned $31,145 because the sixth-place finisher, whereas Malinowski took dwelling $41,624 for his fifth-place exhibiting.
Chris Moorman’s run at his third WSOP bracelet got here to an finish in fourth place, regardless of having secured the double-knockout to slim the sector to the ultimate 4. Moorman referred to as all-in for his final 10 or so massive blinds with OkQ. Sotiropoulos had shoved from the small blind with J8 when it folded to him. Sotiropoulos made a queen-high straight by the river on a ten38Q runout to ship Moorman to the digital rail with $53,898.
Sotiropoulos was the runaway chief coming into three-handed play. He moved all-in from the small blind with QJ and short-stack Michiel van Elsacker referred to as for his final 4 massive blinds with A10. The board got here down J1069Q and van Elsacker was eradicated in third place ($69,791).
Heads-up play started with Sotiropoulos holding greater than a 4:1 chip lead on Yen Liang Yao. That hole was decreased barely earlier than the ultimate hand of the occasion was dealt. Yao moved all-in for 14 massive blinds with Ok10. Sotiropoulos referred to as with A6. The flop introduced the Ok95 to provide Yao the lead. The A on the flip put Sotiropoulos again on high, although. The 7 on the tip was no assist to Yao, who earned $90,371 because the runner-up.
Here is a have a look at the payouts awarded on the last desk:
|2||Yen Liang Yao||$90,371|
|3||Michiel van Elsacker||$69,791|
Winner picture credit score: WSOP.