Conan Defeats Ponakovs & Mateos to Win WSOP Online $10K Heads-Up ($466,167)

Arthur Conan

He had to wait two weeks, but in the end, Arthur Conan took down the WSOP Online Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up Championship for $466,167 by defeating Aleksejs Ponakovs in the final. With 161 entries on Day 1, a prize pool of $1,561,700 was created with the lion-share being awarded today.

Conan had a 4th place finish in Event #14: THE BIG 500 and the 9th place in Event #13: PLO Championship but he finally got that win here in one of the most anticipated events of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events schedule at GGPoker. This win takes him to over $2 million in tournament wins on just GGPoker itself.

In his WSOP live tournaments career, he finished in 15th place in the Crazy Eights back in 2018 and in 3rd place in the €1,000 Heads-Up Challenge during the International Circuit series in Paris in 2016.

Ponakovs won $279,700 for his runner-up spot while Adrian Mateos and Daniel Soltys both cashed for $155,389.

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2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship Final Results

1stArthur ConanFrance$466,167
2ndAleksejs PonakovsLatvia$279,700
3rdDaniel SoltysUnited States$155,389
3rdAdrian MateosSpain$155,389
5thMax KruseGermany$62,156
5thAliaksei BoikaBelarus$62,156
5thVlad-Stefan LacheRomania$62,156
5thMiguel CaprilesVenezuela$62,156
9thMirza MuhovicLuxembourg$31,078
9thCarlos ChadhaUnited States$31,078
9thStuart WallensteenCanada$31,078
9thNiklas AstedtSweden$31,078
9thSami KelopuroFinland$31,078
9thMike WatsonCanada$31,078
9thYen-Liang YaoTaiwan$31,078
9thJoakim AnderssonSweden$31,078

Conan's Road to His First Bracelet

Conan had to face Mateos in the semi-final and was the first to secure his spot in the final when they both flopped a flush. But with the ace-queen in his hand, Conan held the nuts to bust the Spaniard and prevent him from possibly winning his fourth WSOP bracelet.

Ponakovs needed a bit more time to deal with Soltys. Around twenty minutes after Mateos had hit the rail, Ponakovs had limp-called the raise of Soltys to flop a straight. Soltys had hit top pair and check-shoved for 24 big blinds and was left drawing dead on the turn to bust in third place.

While the semi-finals lasted just under an hour, the final was a different story as that took almost two hours with the evenly matched opponents.

Even though Ponakovs took an early lead, Conan quickly took it over. They got back to even stacks for a while but in the end, Conan three-bet jammed with jack-nine suited. Ponakovs had called for 23 big blinds with pocket fives. Conan found a nine to connect with on the flop to secure the maiden bracelet and first-place prize.

While this tournament has crowned its champion, there's still loads more action going on here at GGPoker. Check out Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS as they play down to a winner too as the PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you the blow-by-blow action live as it happens.

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Dmitry Yurasov Wins Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($92,711)

Dmitry Yurasov
Dmitry Yurasov

The final day of Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha took just three hours to crown a champion, having another bracelet-winner here in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. The 896 entry field saw just 10 return for the final day, and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was Dmitry Yurasov sitting in the winner's circle, pulling in $92,711 for his victory, along with a shiny new WSOP bracelet.

This represents the second bracelet for Yurasov, who previously shipped the 2017 WSOP Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship for $775,923.

Yurasov began the day in the middle of the pack and it was not long before he fell to the bottom where he spent the entirety of the day. He managed to guide his short stack through the final table, watching the rest of the group dual it out as he sat near the sidelines, waiting for all of the tournament-saving doubles to come his way.

It was not until three-handed play started that Yurasov began to find his groove, dropping Samuel "FishIdiot" Saariaho to claim his first bounty of the final day. Ami Barer was at a heavy chip advantage but Yurasov instantly turned the tables, when he picked up a set versus the top pair of Barer to score a double, leaving the Canadian in shambles and he has eliminated just hands afterward.

Final Table Results for Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha

PlaceWinnerCountryBounty TotalPrizeTotal Cash (in USD)
1Dmitry YurasovRussia$56,487$36,224$92,711
2Ami BarerCanada$33,213$36,134$69,347
3Samuel "FishIdiot" SaariahoFinland$4,906$28,724$33,630
4Daniel PerkusicGermany$13,926$22,805$36,731
5David "Mclovin86" MzareulovUnited States$15,978$18,106$34,084
6Fausto "Fantastik55" TantilloHungary$4,688$14,375$19,063
7Anson TsangHong Kong$7,152$9,061$16,213

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Upcoming 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events

2021 GGPoker WSOP Online

Sunday, Sept. 5 will be a busy day for the WSOP Online at GGPoker with three big events running. A bracelet will be awarded today in Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold'em 7-Handed with "uvw999" leading the final 22 players out of a field of 2,014 entries in the hunt of the top prize.

Follow the final day of Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Meanwhile, the Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship, boasting a massive $20 million guarantee kicks off its second day today while Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed begins its first of two days.

PokerNews, of course, will be live reporting all the action for all three of these bracelet events.

2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events Schedule and Results

DateEventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Sunday, 1 AugustEvent #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event1,584$1,759,824Joao Simao$206,075
Sunday, 1 AugustEvent #1: $50 The Return NLH [Final Day], $1M GTD30,810$1,417,260Bartlomiej "chester20o" Swieboda$161,110
Tuesday, 3 AugustEvent #3: $2,500 Limit Hold'em Championship180$427,500Nicolo Molinelli$88,461
Thursday, 5 AugustEvent #4: $800 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH1,643$1,248,680Thiago "IneedWasabi" Crema de Macedo$161,637
Saturday, 7 AugustEvent #5: $315 Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack2,989$896,700Kacper Pyzara$79,789
Sunday, 8 AugustEvent #6: $200 FLIP & GO N0-Limit Hold'em [Go Stage], $1M GTD6,368$1,209,920Georgios Sotiropoulos$117,022
Sunday, 8 AugustEvent #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH - $1M for 1st [Final Day], $5M GTD5,437$7,747,725Eduardo Pires$1,384,013
Tuesday, 10 AugustEvent #8: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship479$2,275,250Daniel Smiljkovic$423,426
Thursday, 12 AugustEvent #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em2,229$1,114,500Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima$91,205
Saturday, 14 AugustEvent #10: $400 DOUBLE CHANCE Pot-Limit Omaha [2-Stack]975$366,600Roland "Quina Quen" Czika$55,369
Sunday, 15 AugustEvent #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH, $5M GTD624$6,052,800Erik Seidel$977,482
Sunday, 15 AugustEvent #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em [Final Day], $4M GTD5,894$5,599,300Hinojas "POLALIFE!" Jerome$635,736
Tuesday, 17 AugustEvent #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship267$1,268,250Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas$268,926
Thursday, 19 AugustEvent #14: $500 THE BIG 5002,639$1,253,525Renan Bruschi$150,327
Saturday, 21 AugustEvent #15: $10,000 Heads Up NLHE Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]161$1,561,700Arthur Conan$466,167
Sunday, 22 AugustEvent #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, $2M GTD2,240$2,240,000Samuel Vousden$274,519
Sunday, 22 AugustEvent #17: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty, Final Day], $1M GTD4,576$1,738,880Gaby "kidrurim" Livshitz$152,165
Tuesday, 24 AugustEvent #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack]144$684,000Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov$169,111
Thursday, 26 AugustEvent #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold'em2,053$1,642,400Andrii Derzhypilskyi$154,322
Saturday, 28 AugustEvent #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH [Freezeout]1,080$1,539,000Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues$212,815
Sunday, 29 AugustEvent #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH, $5M Gtd255$6,247,500Alexandros Theologis$1,212,033
Sunday, 29 AugustEvent #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day], $3M GTD10,903$4,099,528Armando "D'avanzo$409,007
Tuesday, 31 AugustEvent #23: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em2,820$1,607,400Nuno "Albertov" Capucho$190,274
Thursday, 2 SeptemberEvent #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha896$896,000Dmitry Yurasov$92,711
Saturday, 4 SeptemberEvent #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold'em 7-Handed    
Sunday, 5 SeptemberEvent #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed    
Sunday, 5 SeptemberEvent #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship [Final Day], $20M GTD    
Tuesday, 7 SeptemberEvent #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship No-Limit Hold'em    
Thursday, 9 SeptemberEvent #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em    
Saturday, 11 SeptemberEvent #30: $525 WSOP Beat the Pros [Freezeout]    
Sunday, 12 SeptemberEvent #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival [Final Day], ¥2,888,888 GTD    
Sunday, 12 SeptemberEvent #32: $210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$ [Final Day], $2M GTD    
Sunday, 12 SeptemberEvent #33: $500 The Closer [Final Day], $2,021,000 GTD    

  • Arthur Conan and Dmitry Yurasov were the latest WSOP Online bracelet winners at GGPoker.

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