The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is going on full steam for almost a month now. Every event of this prestigious series so far has been full of action and intense gameplay. 20 of the total 33 coveted WSOP gold bracelets have been claimed. The Event #21 $25,000 Super High Roller Championship concluded yesterday after Greek player Alexandros Theologis lifted the title and grabbed his first WSOP bracelet.
Event #21 was the most expensive event on the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events with a buy-in of $25,000. Naturally, it featured an advertised guarantee of a massive $5 million. The event witnessed a total of 225 entries which crushed the initial guarantee to generate a final prize pool of a whopping $62,47,500. The top 30 places took home a share of the humongous prize pool.
Top nine players made it to the final table on Day 2. Leading the pack was former WSOP bracelet winner Kahle Burns with a total chip stack of 92 big blinds (BB). Two former WSOP bracelet winners were also eyeing the prestigious WSOP bracelet at this event. However, it was Theologis who defeated the pros to win his maiden WSOP gold bracelet and a massive $12,12,033 in prize money. The Greek player who started off with a stack size of 66BB (third highest stack) took the lead and emerged victorious.
It wasn’t surprising to see USA’s Timothy Nuter leave the final table first as he began his day with a stack of just 10BB. Nuter’s ace-king failed to work in his favour against the pocket eights of Burns when the board opened to . Nuter took home $1,51,504 for his ninth-place finish.
Spain’s former WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos finished eighth for an impressive $1,96,476. Theologis’ pocket queens busted Mateos’ ten-pair on the board.
Portugal’s Rui Ferreira, who sat with the lowest stack on Day 2, was busted at the seventh spot by China’s Wenjie Huang aka ‘Jerome001.’ Both the players hit an ace-pair on the flop. Huang’s king-kicker overpowered Ferreira’s jack-kicker to win the hand. Ferreira took home a paycheque of $2,54,798.
Huang bet 168,000 from under the gun position and Burns called. Eduardo Silva went all-in with 740,048 from the button. He was called by Burns and Huang. Silva’s move was wasted as he got busted with his pocket tens against Burns’ king-queen suited as the latter made a stronger pair on the board of . Huang had a weaker pair of pocket eights; however, his bigger stack saved him. Silva departed at the sixth position with $3,30,433 to his bankroll.
It was time for another former WSOP bracelet winner Mark Radoja to leave the table, when the Canadian’s ace-ten lost against Anatoly Filatov’s ace-jack after the board of did not work in favour of Radoja. Radoja walked away with $4,28,518 in the fifth spot.
After busting Radoja, Filatov was next in line. The board of favoured Filatov’s jack-ten hole cards. However, the on the turn changed the game completely in favour of Theologis with his king-queen. The Greek player had a higher pair. Filatov finished fourth for $5,55,720.
Huang departed next, at the third place for $7,20,679. The board of did not improve Huang’s position, who had pocket fives against Theologis’ pocket eights. The Greek pro achieved his third knock-out on the final table and also proceeded to the heads-up with Burns by busting Huang.
Former WSOP bracelet winner Burns got busted at the hands of Theologis, who overpowered Burns’ ace-ten with his ace-six suited. The flop of and the turn of restored Burns’ lead. However, the on the river gave Theologis a pair with his sixes and a WSOP bracelet. Burns took home an impressive $9,34,604 in prize money.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in drawing and DIY crafts.
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