2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $5,250
Prize Pool $1,625,000
Players 325

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 60,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 325
H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
Day 1 Completed

Konstantin Maslak Wins Bounty Hunters Main Event for $103,125

elron66 • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 60,000 ante
Konstantin Maslak
Konstantin Maslak

Konstantin Maslak from Russia made his way through a field of 325 entries to take down the top prize of $103,125 after a short heads up battle with Damian Salas. Maslak also bagged $126,406 in bounties along the way, including the bounty of Salas, and his own. The 325 entries built a prize pool of $1.625 million.

Both players in the heads up battle were bracelet holders, and Maslak has amassed more than $1 million in wins during his live poker career. He also has almost $350K in tournament winnings on GGPoker. His biggest live score was $600,000 for 5th place in partypoker LIVE - partypoker Caribbean Poker Party, Bahamas in 2018, and he won almost $270K along with his bracelet.

The Final Table

PlacePlayerCountryBountyPrize
1Konstantin MaslakRussia$126,406$103,125
2Damian SalasArgentina$47,422$102,963
3Urmo VelveltEstonia$4,375$79,019
4Daniel DvoressCanada$46,172$60,595
5Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" ZanetteSouth Africa$42,133$46,467
6Aliaksandr HirsBelarus$19,180$35,633
7Joakim AnderssonSweden$28,438$27,325
8Gustavo "Astor" MastelottoBrazil$17,500$20,954
9David PetersUnited States$11,875$16,069

Action of the Day

Cards went in the air for H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event at 12:05 eastern time and Chris Moorman and Isaac Haxton build big early stacks. A couple hours after the tournament began, Haxton already had nearly 600,000 chips, about 200K more than his closest rival. However, he got into a massive spot against Thomas Muehloecker about 90 minutes before late registration ended, but his aces were cracked by Muehloecker's king-ten and Haxton never recovered.

They cracked the guarantee about 30 minutes before the end of the registration period, and by the time the desk closed, there were 325 entries in total, putting $1,625,000 into the prize pool. A total of 47 players were set to get paid, but still 70 players left in action.

It took less than an hour to play down into the money with Bruno Volkmann getting hit with a brutal beat to bubble in 48th. He got his money in good with jacks over tens against David Peters, but Peters spiked the case ten on the turn to put everyone in the money.

Action really picked up after the bubble, and within an hour, there were just 24 players left in action. After another hour of play, the final table was set with Joakim Andersson and Daniel Dvoress leading the way. Second place finisher Salas came into the final table in the middle of the list, but winner Maslak was the short stack when the final table convened.

Peters found the exit fairly quickly from the final table, but after that, play stalled. It took more than an hour of eight-handed play before Gustavo "Astor" Mastelotto ended his day in eighth place. Andersson followed a few minutes later after Dvoress got there with a flush to knock out the Swede.

They played six handed for a while with Salas gaining the chip lead after a huge river against Dvoress when he capped Dvoress' trips with the river boat. Salas took the bounty of Aliaksandr Hirs a few minutes later, and that opened the floodgates as Salas took out Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette and Maslak took out Dvoress and Urmo Velvelt.

Salas took over the lead right after heads up began, but Maslak went on a tear after that, winning 6 hands without showdown to take the lead before finding a cooler. Both players flopped a king, but Salas was dominated and Maslak held for the win.

Salas banked $47,422 in bounties along with $102,963 for second. Maslak took $126,406 in bounties plus the top prize of $103,125.

Damian Salas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($102,963)

elron66 • Level 32: 200,000-400,000, 60,000 ante
Damian Salas
Damian Salas

Damian Salas briefly took the lead to start the last level, but Konstantin Maslak went on a tear after that, winning a series of small potsto take back the chip lead before finally catching Salas in a cooler.

Maslak raised to 1M, and Salas called. Salas check-called for 1.4204M on the {j-Spades}{2-Clubs}{k-Spades} flop, and checked again on the {5-Clubs} turn. Maslak bet more than 3.5M, and Salas shoved for 12,484,456. Maslak called it off with the biggest stack.

Damian Salas: {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Konstantin Maslak: {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Board: {j-Spades}{2-Clubs}{k-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

Salas was left looking for a nine that never came, and had to settle for second place, but he banked $47,422 in bounties in addition to the $100K score.

Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 32,500,000 18,384,856
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar Busted
Level:
32
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
60,000

Salas Closing Gap

elron66 • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 45,000 ante

Konstantin Maslak raised the small blind and Damian Salas called to see {6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} on the flop. They both checked to the {7-Spades} turn where Salas bet 524.7K and got called. Salas check-called for 1,071,002 pn the {q-Hearts} river.

Konstantin Maslak: {5-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Damian Salas: {a-Hearts}{6-Spades}

Board: {6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Salas called down the river bluff to close the gap a bit.

Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 18,002,206 -725,402
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 14,497,794 725,402

Urmo Velvelt Eliminated in 3rd Place ($79,019)

elron66 • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 45,000 ante
Urmo Velvelt
Urmo Velvelt

Urmo Velvelt called the small blind, then called off their stack when Konstantin Maslak shoved the big with more.

Konstantin Maslak: {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Urmo Velvelt: {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

Board: {4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}

Velvelt was dominated and couldn't find help, but they did pick up $4,375 in bounties to go with the nearly $80K prize money.

Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 18,727,608 5,259,539
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 13,772,392 -205,000
Urmo Velvelt ee
Urmo Velvelt
ee Busted
Level:
31
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
45,000

Daniel Dvoress Eliminated in 4th Place ($60,595)

elron66 • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 35,000 ante
Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

Konstantin Maslak shoved the small blind, and Daniel Dvoress called off with less in the big.

Daniel Dvoress: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Konstantin Maslak: {a-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

Board: {2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Dvoress was in good, but the three came on the flop and he couldn't catch up. The Canadian $46,172 in bounties to go with his prize money.

Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 13,977,392 -4,499,448
Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 13,468,069 8,743,621
Urmo Velvelt ee
Urmo Velvelt
ee 5,054,539 925,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca Busted

Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette Elimninated in 5th Place ($46,467)

elron66 • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 35,000 ante
Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette Elimninated in 5ht Place ($46,467)
Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette Elimninated in 5ht Place ($46,467)

Damian Salas raised the button, then called off when Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette shoved the small blind for 2,106,302.

Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Damian Salas: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Board: {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Salas took the lead on the flop and never looked back. In addition to the prizes, Zanette bagged $46,133 in bounties along the way.

Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 18,476,840 3,596,302
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 5,169,173 -460,000
Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 4,724,448 2,172,224
Urmo Velvelt ee
Urmo Velvelt
ee 4,129,539 286,500
Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette za
Giovanni "HEIZENBERG_G" Zanette
za Busted