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2021 WSOP Online: Daniel Smiljkovic Ships Event #8 To Win His First WSOP Bracelet Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 12 Aug, 2021
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 12 Aug, 2021
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By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 12 Aug, 2021
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2021 WSOP Online: Daniel Smiljkovic Ships Event #8 To Win His First WSOP Bracelet


The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed NLH Championship was a two-day event which began on August 10th, 2021. Event #8 witnessed some of the top pros battling it out to win the most coveted WSOP gold bracelet. The event had 479 entries who fought for a prize pool of $22,75,250. After an intense poker battle between the top nine players on the final table, Daniel Smiljkovic (chip-lead) lifted the prestigious title. This was Smiljkovic’s first WSOP gold bracelet apart from grabbing $4,23,426 in prize money for his first place finish.

Daniel Smiljkovic

Daniel Smiljkovic

The first casualty on the final table was Roman Hrabec, who busted at the 9th place for $32,218. Hrabec was followed by ‘DontTIltGG,’ who finished 8th for $37,451. Aki Virtanen aka ‘Seabossss’ departed at the seventh place when his 3s3h couldn’t win against China’s Xuming Qi’s AdJd with Jh7h5cJs{q-Clubs} on board. Virtanen took home a pay cheque of $60,489.

Post Virtanen’s departure, Smiljkovic raised 160,000 with Ah4h , while Yonatan Koko moved all-in with Ac4s  and Qi called with his  8s8d. The flop opened to Js5d4d and all of them checked. After 7d opened on the turn, Smiljkovic and Qi checked again. The river opened with a 3d and the players checked for the third time. Koko got eliminated against the pocket eights of Qi. Koko had to leave in sixth place for $83,662.

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The blinds increased and Qi raised with AhQd, while George Wolff, who had  TsTh went all-in with his 12 big blinds. Christodoulos Christodoulou called with AdKh. The board opened as  Qs2cJh, giving both Qi and Christodoulou a straight, as they split the pot as Wolff claimed the fifth spot for a handsome prize money of $1,15,712.

Marius Gierse moved all-in with Qs7h and Qi called withKh9s, the board opened with  KsJd4h7s9d. Gierse departed at the fourth spot for $1,60,040. Next in line was Christodoulou, who moved all-in with his Qd7d and Smiljkovic called withAdKh. The board of QhJhJd5sKdgave Smiljkovic a two pair against Christodoulou’s queen pair. Christodoulou finished third for $2,21,349.

The heads-up between Qi and Smiljkovic

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The heads-up between Qi and Smiljkovic didn’t last long. Within 15 minutes, Smiljkovic steadily began to rip Qi’s stack. Finally, Smiljkovic gained a 10:1 lead over Qi before the last hand. Qi went all-in with  8d6d and Smiljkovic called with his KhQh from the big blind position. The community cards opened as  As3s3c4hQc which gave Smiljkovic a two pair against Qi’s one pair. Qi finished as the runner-up for $3,06,145.

Final Table Recap:

  1. Daniel Smiljkovic – $4,23,426
  2. Xuming Qi – $3,06,145
  3. Christodoulos Christodoulou – $2,21,349
  4. Marius Gierse – $1,60,040
  5. George Wolff – $1,15,712
  6. Yonatan Koko – $83,662
  7. Aki Virtanen – $60,489
  8. ‘DontTIltGG’ – $37,451
  9. Roman Hrabec – $32,218

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The next WSOP bracelet Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em will be held on August 12th, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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