Aleksei "Ha KoJleHu" Vandyshev Wins Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship ($2,543,073)

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Russia’s Aleksei Vandyshev came from behind heads-up to win Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online.

Vandyshev outlasted 4,092 entrants over 27 opening days and a Day 2 with 720 returning players to claim the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $2,543,072. The 4,092 entrants fell just short of the $20,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Brazil’s Edson "CrownUpTsu" Tsutsumi Jr came into the final day as chip leader, with Vandyshev not far behind him, and the pair were the last two standing to fight for the bracelet after an exciting final table.

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Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship Final Table Results

1Aleksei "Ha KoJleHu" VandyshevRussia$2,543,073
2Edson "CrownUpTsu" Tsutsumi JrBrazil$1,907,035
3Nikita "VSMPZD" KuznetsovRussia$1,430,073
4Christine "Yunaa" DoCanada$1,072,405
5Joe "assisup4rent" SerockUnited States$804,191
6Espen "COVFEFE-19" JorstadNorway$603,058
7Renan "legal" MeneguettiBrazil$452,229
8Dawid SmolkaPoland$339,124
9Dimitrios FarmakoulisGreece$254,308

Final Table Action

Joe "assisup4rent" Serock accounted for a lot of the early action, eliminating Dimitrios Farmakoulis in ninth place on the first hand of the day. Serock played well in the early going but he ultimately fell in fifth place when his ace-king ran into Tsutsumi’s eights.

Tsutsumi was aggressive all day, knocking out Renan "legal" Meneguetti in eighth, Serock in fifth, Christine "Yunaa" Do in fourth and Nikita "VSMPZD" Kuznetsov in third. This was Do's fourth cash of the 2021 GGPoker series, and it was a second year in a row that the online main event's final table had a female qualifier after Wenling Gao took second place in 2020.

Tsutsumi entered heads-up play with the lead after coming into the day as chip leader, but ultimately it was Vandyshev who would emerge victorious. After a steady day of laddering up and staying near the top of the leaderboard while Tsutsumi took out the other opponents, Vandyshev fell behind in four-handed play before battling back to enter heads-up play at a disadvantage. He took control after a series of hands in the opening stages of heads-up play gave him the chip lead. The final hand came down to a battle of pocket pairs, with Vandyshev’s tens holding out against Tsutsumi’s sevens to win the tournament.

That wraps up PokerNews coverage of Event #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship on GGPoker. Be sure to tune in for the rest of the weekend as the series wraps up with Event #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival, Event #32: $210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$, and Event #33: $500 The Closer.

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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]30,810$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]6,368$1,209,920Georgios Sotiropoulos$117,022
Sunday, 8 AugustEvent #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH[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 NLH624$6,052,800Erik Seidel$977,482
Sunday, 15 AugustEvent #12: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em [Final Day]5,894$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 Championship161$1,561,700Arthur Conan$466,167
Sunday, 22 AugustEvent #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH2,240$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$1,642,000Andrii 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 NLH255$6,247,500Alexandros Theologis$1,212,033
Sunday, 29 AugustEvent #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day]10,903$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-Handed2,014$1,486,634David "ZONEDin" Jackson$194,178
Sunday, 5 SeptemberEvent #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed2,350$1,982,460Alexandru Papazian$241,128
Sunday, 5 SeptemberEvent #27: $5,000 MAIN EVENT Online Championship [Final Day]4,092$20,000,000Aleksei "Ha KoJleHu" Vandyshev$2,543,073
Tuesday, 7 SeptemberEvent #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship No-Limit Hold'em1,064$1,128,000Dominik Panka$185,228
Thursday, 9 SeptemberEvent #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em1,308$1,863,900Vlad Martynenko$250,198
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    

  • Vandyshev overcame start-of-day chip leader Edson Tsutsumi Jr heads-up to win the title

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