Georgios Sotiropoulos received his third WSOP bracelet Friday afternoon on the Rio. With a victory within the $1,000 mini fundamental occasion, the Greek professional received a bracelet on-line, in Europe, and in Las Vegas.
Sotiropoulos defeated an enormous discipline of three,821 entries and Japan’s Wataru Miyashita heads-up to win $432,575, which was the second-largest rating of his profession behind solely a runner-up end in €5,300 no-limit maintain’em occasion in 2013 at a European Poker Tour cease in Prague well worth the equal of $957,180. With his most up-to-date money, he now has greater than $3.4 million in profession event earnings.
Friday’s victory was his second bracelet of 2021. He received his second profession bracelet over the summer season in the course of the WSOP Online worldwide collection on GGPoker. He took down the $200 no-limit maintain’em flip & go occasion for $117,022. His first bracelet got here in the course of the 2015 WSOP Europe in an €1,100 no-limit maintain’em for $128,252.
“It’s an amazing achievement,” Sotiropoulos informed WSOP reside reporters about his third piece of WSOP gold. “I really love the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas, the tournaments, the people here. Everything excites me. Makes me come again and again, playing more and winning more. Feeling grateful.”
With an equivalent construction to the $10,000 fundamental occasion, which kicked off Thursday afternoon, apart from 30-minute ranges as an alternative of 120 minutes, the sphere really reached the ultimate desk late on Day 2 and the nine-handed desk was trimmed to only 5 earlier than bagging up for the night time.
Jordan Meltzer eradicated Erkut Yilmaz in ninth when he moved all in with A-5 and bumped into Meltzer’s Q-Q. Yilmaz couldn’t spike a three-outer and was the ultimate desk’s first elimination.
A brief-stacked James Morgan moved all in for his final 5.5 huge blinds with 5-5 and was seemed up by Miyashita’s Okay-7 within the small blind. Miyashita flopped prime pair to win the race and eradicate Morgan in eighth.
Sotiropoulos entered the ultimate desk as one of many shorter stacks however doubled up early after which eradicated David Tuthill in seventh. Tuthill bought his cash in good with Okay-Q towards Sotiropoulos’ Okay-10, however a 10-high flop left Tuthill drawing skinny.
He turned a gutshot straight draw on a board of 10859, however the Okay got here on the river, which gave Sotiropoulos prime two pair, eliminating the Florida native in seventh and moved Sotiropoulos into the chip lead.
Matthew Jewett was eradicated by James Patterson simply earlier than the tip of the night time, which wrapped up with Sotiropoulos bagging up the chip lead by an enormous margin. The eventual winner bagged up greater than 2.5 instances Meltzer, who completed Day 2 second in chips. Sotiropoulos held practically half of the chips in play on the finish of the day.
Day 2 was dominated by Sotiropoulos, however the first half of the ultimate day was all Miyashita, who eradicated the primary three gamers and began heads-up even in chips with Sotiropoulos.
Miyashita’s AQ bested James Rubinski’s A7, then received a flip with 8-8 towards Patterson’s A-9 and eventually despatched Meltzer residence in third when his A-Okay held up towards Meltzer’s A-6 suited. Those three eliminations occurred inside the first half-hour of Friday’s play.
Miyashita took a small lead at the beginning of heads-up, however Sotiropoulos picked off a bluff to regain the lead.
A chilly deck finally ended the ultimate day in lower than two hours. In a limped pot, Sotiropoulos check-called a guess on a flop of Q107 and the Q got here on the flip. Sotiropoulos check-raised and Miyashita moved all in.
Sotiropoulos shortly known as with 32 and was within the lead towards Miyashita’s Q8. Miyashita wanted to refill on the river, however the 5 accomplished the board and despatched him to the rail in second. He earned $267,328 for his runner-up end.
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