The 2021 World Series of Poker Online continued with a couple of PLO-centric events over the weekend. One had a $400 buy-in for the PLOSSUS, while the other had a $5,000 price tag for the PLO Championship. Meanwhile, the Big 500 finally crowned a champion and Brazil snagged another bracelet victory.
2021 WSOP Online Event #13 $5,000 PLO Championship attracted 267 runners and a prize pool worth $1.27 million. The final four earned a six-figure payout. The final table included Vincas Tamasauskas, Ben Lakatos, Fernando Habegger, Ben Wilinofsky, David Wang, Florian Fuchs, and Hernando Guzman.
The PLO championship bracelet came down to a heads-up joust between Hungary and Lithuania. Hungary's Lakotos could not rally from behind to prevent Lithuania's Vincas Tamasauskas from taking down the PLO championship. Vincas Tamasauskas earned a first-place payout worth nearly $267K for the victory and his first bracelet win. Lakatos banked $194,439 for second place. Not too shabby, eh?
2021 WSOP Event #14 The Big 500 attracted 2,639 runners and a prize pool worth $1.25 million. The final table of nine at The Big 500 included American pro Nick Maimone, Renan Bruschi, Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur, Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto, Arthur Conan, Nikola Minkov, Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia, David "MPEW299" Wang, and Andrejs "Testosterone" Zukovs. It came down to Brazil and Russia for the bracelet and Brazil was the winner while Russia settled on another bridesmaid finish.
Russia's Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur earned a payout of $122,728 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh? Brazil's Renan Bruschi won the bling and $150K in cash. Vamoooooos!
2021 WSOP Online Event #17 $400 PLOSSUS attracted 4,576 runners and a prize pool worth nearly $1.74 million. The final table for the PLOSSUS included Gaby "kidrurim" Livshitz, Yuri “sjeverest” Suvorov, Shengchao "szhu" Zhu, Idris Ambraisse, Niklas Astedt, Lasse “joutoukko” Enojarvi, and Shihhui "RadishGod" Wang.
The bracelet and PLOSSUS title came down to a battle between Russia and Israel. When the dust settled, Israel's Gaby "kidrurim" Livshitz picked off Russia's Yuri “sjeverest” Suvorov to win the title and the bling. Livshitz banked over $89K in bounties plus $62K in regular prize pool for a total score worth over $152K.