For a second summer in a row, GGPoker hosts the virtual version of the World Series of Poker for international players because they were unable to make the trek to Las Vegas for the annual pilgrimage to the Rio Casino for the opportunity to win cash, fame, glory, and bling bling. The domestic portion of the 2021 WSOP Online finished off at WSOP.com earlier in the week, but now it's time for a global audience to get a chance at winnings some coveted WSOP bling at GGPoker.
2021 WSOP Online Event #1 The Return at GGPoker had just a $50 buy-in, which attracted 30,810 runners and a prize pool worth over $1.4 million. Not too shabby, eh? It smashed the $1 million guarantee.
The final table for Event #1 The Return featured three Brazilians, but they were among the first players to hit the road. The final nine included Bartlomiej "chester20o" Swieboda, Cuong "CLVT" Trinh, Eran "Ma_Yesh_Beze" Soffer, Ivan "GangstaZab" Zablyakin, Alexander "OMGWTF!!" Jung, Matheus "tio_ricco" Santos, Sergey "sit_boom777" Sitnikov, Neville "NevSlater" Costa, and Matheus "durezabh" De souza.
The final two came down to a battle between Vietnam and Poland. Bartlomiej 'chester20o' Swieboda and Cuong 'CLVT' Trinh battled for the cash and bracelet. Alas, Poland came out ahead when Trinh hit the bricks in second place, which paid out nearly $121K. Poland's Swieboda banked $161,111 for a first-place finish in Event #1 and he snagged his first bracelet by becoming the last player standing in The Closer.
2021 WSOP Online Event #2 $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity attracted 1,684 runners and a prize pool over $1.76 million. There was only one Brazilian player at this final table, but the lone Brazilian was the last player standing. Pro Joao Simao outlasted a final table that included Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik, Tom "Jabochi" Shaham, Roman Hrabec, Ilya "Dezauzer" Yakunin, Andras Nemeth, Jinlong "yiliuqi" Hu, Le "Hugo777" Fang, and Peter "BigFishEight" Raimondi.
The bracelet came down to a heads-up joust between Brazil and Norway. Espen '_sennj_' Sandvik missed a chance at winning a bracelet when he bowed out in second place, which paid out $154K. Simao banked $206,975 for the victory and the pro earned his first WSOP bracelet.
2021 WSOP Online Event # $2,500 Limit Hold'em Championship was a throwback format, which only attracted 180 runners and several of the premier LHE players in the world. The prize pool was only $427,500 but most of the cheddar was set aside to the top two spots.
The final nine included Nicolo Molinelli, Renan Bruschi, Milos "Picasso98" Petakovic, Alex "Pl3ase_MuCk" Fortin-Demers, Vince Cavailles, Romain "Flingue" Dours, Joao Vieira, Stanislav "Stas Kuvaev" Kuvaev, Mark Radoja. Nicolo Molinelli an Italian pro playing from Malta edged out Brazil's Renan Bruschi for the title and the bling.