888poker ChampionChip $500K GTD Main Event
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in $50
Prize Pool $500,000
Players 8,130

Level Info

Level 44
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 200,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
888poker ChampionChip $500K GTD Main Event
Day 2 Completed

"kuzya174" Wins The ChampionChip Main Event ($60,000)

elron66 • Level 44: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante
888 ChampionChips Main Event
888 ChampionChips Main Event

Russia's "kuzya174" defeated Brazil's Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza in heads-up play to win the ChampionChip Main Event at 888poker for $60,000.

A total of 8,130 entrants got into the action during dozens of opening flights. Despite the event's popularity, the tournament had a whopping $130,085 added by 888poker to meet the lofty $500,000 guarantee.

"kuzya174" put on a dominating display after they entered the final table with the chip lead. It wasn't all smooth sailing for "kuzya174" en route to their eventual victory as Souza took a commanding lead during three-handed play.

2021 888poker ChampionChip Main Event Final Table Payouts

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1"kuzya174"Russia$60,000
2Leonardo "leosouza9" SouzaBrazil$43,500
3"SupremeBro"Ukraine$32,000
4"88valentin88"Romania$22,000
5"Lamego10"Brazil$14,250
6"fddonato"Brazil$9,500
7"Arsen242"Armenia$6,500
8"Rankower.bsp"Argentina$4,350
9"RIVALeo"Brazil$3,000

The event was broadcasted live at the 888pokerTV Twitch channel with hosts Nick Wealthall and David Tuchman and guests announcing the action throughout the evening. The PokerNews Live Reporting team was also on hand to report this event from start to finish.

Day 2 Action

The second and final day began with the field trimmed down to just 1,430 players with the top 1,000 reaching the money for a $100 min-cash before the first break.

"kuzya174" began the final table with the chip lead, and was cruising along at the top of the leaderboard until three-handed play after the eliminations of "88valentin88", "Lamego10", "fddonato", "Arsen242", "rankower.bsp", and "RIVALeo".

Momentum then swung to Souza after he doubled up to take a commanding chip lead with his big slick holding against the ace-trey held by "kuzya174". However, "kuzya174" eliminated "SupremeBro" in third place for $32,000 after his king-jack held against jack-seven to enter heads-up play with a small chip advantage.

The lead exchanged hands several times during heads-up play before Souza lost a flip for the title. His ace-jack didn't improve against his opponent's pocket tens. Shortly after, "kuzya174" check-jammed a flop with a flush draw holding queen-deuce suited and improved to a flush to win the title; Souza called off with two overcards with ace-queen.

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza Eliminated in 2nd Place ($43,500)
"kuzya174" defeated Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza to win the ChampionChip Main Event

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza Eliminated in 2nd Place ($43,500)

elron66 • Level 44: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza Eliminated in 2nd Place ($43,500)
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza Eliminated in 2nd Place ($43,500)

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza raised to 3.2 million and "kuzya174" called to the {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}. "kuzya174" check-shoved with the biggest stack, and Souza called it down with less.

"kuzya174": {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Board: {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Souza was in front with ace-high when the money went in, but "kuzya174" was on a flush draw with hearts, and got there on the river.

kuzya174 ru
kuzya174
ru 90,600,000 35,088,088
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza BR
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza
BR Busted

Souza Back on Top

elron66 • Level 44: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza is back in control again with about a 2:1 stack after some relentless play that saw him pick up a lot of chips without showdowns.

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza BR
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza
BR 62,844,044 16,072,022
kuzya174 ru
kuzya174
ru 27,755,956 -16,072,022
Level:
44
Blinds:
800,000/1,600,000
Ante:
200,000

Back to Even

elron66 • Level 43: 700,000-1,400,000, 175,000 ante

"kuzya174" got back to even after taking down a pot with queen-ten over deuces for Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza.

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza BR
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza
BR 46,772,022 -13,650,000
kuzya174 ru
kuzya174
ru 43,827,978 13,650,000

Souza Back in Lead

elron66 • Level 43: 700,000-1,400,000, 175,000 ante

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza raised to 4.9 million and "kuzya174" called to tge {2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop. Souza bet 3.5 million and got the call, then he check-called for 4,287,500 on the {j-Hearts} turn. Sousa checked again on the {k-Diamonds} river, and called a bet of 28,070,000,

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
"kuzya174": {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Board: {2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza BR
Leonardo "LeoSouza9" Souza
BR 60,422,022 30,211,011
kuzya174 ru
kuzya174
ru 30,177,978 -30,161,011
Level:
43
Blinds:
700,000/1,400,000
Ante:
175,000