Gabi Livshitz won Event #17 ($400 PLOSSUS) of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online (WSOP) on GGPoker Sunday night, eliminating five of the final six players. This means that one of the most powerful poker players is enroute his first WSOP bracelet and a six-figure score. He defeated 584 returning players to take home the first-place prize of $1,52,165 at the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Festival, all for a modest $400 stake. The tournament drew 4,576 entries from 3,486 different players, resulting in a total prize pool of $1,738,880 comfortably exceeding the $1,000,000 guarantee.
Daniel Negreanu, a six-time WSOP bracelet winner, was the chip leader at the start of Day 2 finals. He’d ride that enormous stack all the way to 23rd place, collecting moreover $8,900 in the process. Mikhail Semin (93rd), Anton Morgenstern (76th), Nick Maimone (59th), Toby Lewis (45th), and recent WSOP bracelet winner Renan Bruschi were among the top 100 finishers (25th).
When the final table began, the chip leader was eventually the runner-up, Yuri ‘sjeverest’ Suvorov, while Livshitz had one of the lesser stacks. However, Livshitz, on the other hand, got right to work, knocking down short stack Shihhui Wang in seventh place. After that, Livshitz got a great double up before continuing the knockouts. He started by flopping a straight to beat Lasse Enojarvi’s aces in the hole. Soon after, he eliminated Niklas Astedt, one of the most accomplished players at the final table, in fifth place.
Idris Ambraisse was the second player to leave, and Suvorov was the one who knocked him out. From then, three-handed action endured a long time, with all three players drawing close in chip counts before Livshitz reclaimed the lead.
Livshitz defeated Shengchao Zhu with a knockout blow when his aces held up against Zhu’s flush draw and full house outs, bringing the game to heads up for a few minutes. In the end, it was aces that got the job done for Livshitz, winning him his first WSOP bracelet.
Gabi Livshitz – $1,52,165
Yuri Suvorov – $89,236
Shengchao Zhu $52,317
Idris Ambraisse $43,949.86
Niklas Astedt – $35,065.02
Lasse Enojarvi – $19,673.48
Shihhui Wang – $22,107.05
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