Joao Simao clinched his very first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet after he shipped Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event. Simao beat opponent Espen Sandvik aka ‘_sennj_’ to claim his bracelet win and a prize money of $206,075.
This was the second event of the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events, and it was a huge success. The tournament had a total of 1,584 entries which bumped up the final prize pool to $1,759,824. On top of this, the event managed to raise over $175,824 for Caesars Cares, which is a COVID-19 charity based in Nevada.
Out of the 20 players that made it to day 2, Simao led the lot with the biggest chip stack. However, despite his advantageous lead, the Brazillian pro player still had to fight for his place, especially at the final table (FT). He was once ranked as the best online player in the world by PocketFives. According to PokerCraft, Simao has managed to rake in over $1.1 million in the GGPoker Network.
Within an hour since the event’s start, the FT was already set with nine players making the cut. While Simao entered day 2 with the chip lead, it was Roman Hrabec who entered the FT with the leading stack, however, Simao was not far behind.
First player to bust out was Peter Raimondi aka ‘BigFishEight’ who came in ninth place for $20,607. He was defeated by Tom Shaham aka ‘Jabochi’ who’s ace-king got him the victory against Raimondi’s king-queen.
It wasn’t long before Le Fang aka ‘Hugo777’ exited the table in the eighth position for $27,480. Next to go was Jinlong Hu aka ‘yiliuqi’ in seventh place for $36,646 after Andras Nemeth defeated him. Things seemed to go well for Nemeth until he experienced a bad beat as his queens didn’t hold against Simao’s sixes which formed a straight with 7♠️ 5♦️ 4♠️ 3♦️ 7♥️ on the board. This put Nementh in sixth place for $48,868.
After which the game went on faster with Sandvik removing Ilya Yakunin aka ‘Dezauzer’ who finished fifth for $65,166. Hrabec followed soon after in fourth place for $86,900. Finishing in third place for $115,884 was Shaham, who was defeated by player Sandvik.
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Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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