Samuel Vousden Wins His First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Samuel Vousden

Finland’s Samuel Vousden navigated over 2,000 entrants, including a tough Day 2 field, to win his first WSOP bracelet GGPoker in Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online. The $2 million guaranteed event attracted 2,240 entries, who created a $2,240,000 prize pool. It was Vousden who claimed the top prize of $274,519.

Australia’s Joshua McCully ran his stack up in the final hour of Day 1 and was the chip leader going into Day 2 before ending the day early in a cooler against Alexander "0_really" Zubov. Other early Day 2 exits included Pablo Silva, Miltiades Kontes, Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka, and Mor "Yosemite Sam" Leybovich.

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Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH Final Table Results

1Samuel VousdenFinland$274,519
2Qibing "degenkaliu" WangFinland$205,859
3Zac "Pyschedelic" DuceAustralia$154,372
4Bernardo GranatoBrazil$115,762
5Nicolo "Do-WhatYou-lov3" BartoloneAustria$86,810
6Sergei DenisovRussia$65,098
7EFong Alexander Joseph "AMATERA5!" de GuzmanCanada$48,817
8Alexander "0_really" ZubovRussia$36,607
9Rushik "PFMT" GandhiBrazil$27,452

Vousden's Final Table Rally

Vousden found himself near the top of the leaderboard for the first part of Day 2 until a run-in with the aces of Zubov dealt the eventual winner a temporary setback. As the final table began, Vousden was eighth in chips and treading water. The first sign of a turn around came when he pressured Zubov to fold a big pot on the river. Shortly after, Vousden found a double with pocket kings against Bernardo Granato and chipped up almost immediately with a set of sixes against Nicolo "Do-WhatYou-lov3" Bartolone.

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Vousden soon busted Zubov in eighth place with pocket jacks before taking a big pot from Sergei Denisov that started to build a cushion on the chip lead. The champion-elect quickly ousted Denisov in sixth before eliminating Bartolone with three flopped jacks in fifth place, and Granato in fourth with ace-king.

With three players left, Vousden kept the pressure on with pre-flop raises before Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang took control of the chip lead on a double up with ace-king. Wang eliminated Zac "Pyschedelic" Duce in third and entered heads up play with a small lead over Vousden. After scooping back-to-back pots to open up an advantage, Vousden finally put Wang away with a flush to win his first WSOP gold bracelet.

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