2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
€1,000,000 Big One For One Drop
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in €1,000,000
Prize Pool €24,888,892
Players 28

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 200,000

Hands #239-243: Back and Forth

PeterNoTail • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Hand #239 No action to be found here as Elton Tsang got a walk.

Hand #240: Three-bet alert! Elton Tsang opened to 2,600,000 but folded when Anatoly Gurtovoy made it 8,200,000 to go.

Hand #241: Anatoly Gurtovoy opened to 2,600,000 and picked up the pot.

Hand #242: Elton Tsang raised to 2,600,000 and Anatoly Gurtovoy smooth called. On the {3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop Tsang c-bet 3,000,000 and Gurtovoy reluctantly folded his hand.

Hand #243: The standard opening raise seems to be 2,600,000 and that's what Anatoly Gurtovoy opened to in this hand and it was an amount that Elton Tsang was happy to call. The {2-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Spades} flop was checked through and the {5-Hearts} fell on fourth street. At this juncture, Gurtovoy bet 2,500,000 and he took the pot.

Hands #232-238: Chop It Up

Webjoker • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Hand #232: Elton Tsang raised to 2.6 million and Anatoly Gurtovoy called. Gurtovoy check-folded to Tsang's 3 million bet on {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}.

Hand #233: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 3.1 million and Elton Tsang folded.

Hand #234: Elton Tsang raised to 2.6 million and Anatoly Gurtovoy folded.

Hand #235: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 3.1 million and Elton Tsang folded.

Hand #236: Elton Tsang raised to 2.6 million and Anatoly Gurtovoy folded.

Hand #237: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 2.6 million and Elton Tsang called. Tsang check-called 2 million on {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and the {A-Spades} on the turn was checked by both. The {4-Clubs} on the river made for a double paired board and Tsang bet 3.5 million. Gurtovoy called with {9-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and chopped with Tsang who showed {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}.

Hand #238: Tsang raised to 2.6 million and Gurtovoy called. Both checked on {Q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} before Gurtovoy took it down with a 2.5 million bet on the {5-Diamonds} turn.

Tags: Anatoly GurtovoyElton Tsang

Hands #229-231: Gurtovoy Survives with a Chop

Rob_K • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Hand #229: Elton Tsang got a walk.

Hand #230: Elton Tsang raised to 2,600,000 from the button and Anatoly Gurtovoy called. The flop came {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Gurtovoy checked. Tsang continued for 3,000,000. Gurtovoy folded.

Hand #231: Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 2,600,000 from the button and Elton Tsang called. The flop came {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Tsang checked and Gurtovoy continued for 3,500,000. Tsang then check-raised to 10,000,000. Gurtovoy moved all and Tsang immediately called.

Gurtovoy: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}
Tsang: {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Gurtovoy had top pair, but Tsang was ahead with two pair. The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, giving Gurtovoy outs to a chop. And the river was the {7-Diamonds}, putting a straight on board for a split pot.

Elton Tsang after the river stole away the win

Tags: Anatoly GurtovoyElton Tsang

A Short Dinner Break

PeterNoTail • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

The two remaining players have taken a short break before the start of heads-up play. When they return there'll be 26 minutes and 28 seconds left in the level. Play will resume at 19:30 local time (20 minutes from now).

Rick Salomon Eliminated in 3rd Place (€3,000,000)

PeterNoTail • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante
Rick Salomon Eliminated
Rick Salomon Eliminated

Hand #228: We've seen many an all-in shove go uncalled during three-handed play but this time we, and the spectators, did get a showdown.

Elton Tsang opened to 2,600,000 on the button, Rick Salomon moved all-in for 15,600,000, Anatoly Gurtovoy called the all-in and Tsang got out of the way.

Salomon: {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Gurtovoy: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Salomon was in deep trouble as Gurtovoy had a dominating hand, however, it was domination rotation on the {J-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop as Salomon vaulted into the lead. The {A-Diamonds} turn was a rollercoaster of a card though as it put Gurtovoy back in the lead. A large crowd looked on as the dealer delivered the {8-Spades} on the river and Salomon was eliminated in third place earning €3,000,000.

Elton Tsang cn
Elton Tsang
cn 93,700,000 7,900,000
Anatoly Gurtovoy RU
Anatoly Gurtovoy
RU 46,300,000 10,000,000
Rick Salomon us
Rick Salomon
us Busted

Tags: Anatoly GurtovoyElton TsangRick Salomon

Hands #221-227: No Flops

Webjoker • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Hand #221: Rick Salomon received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #222: Rick Salomon moved all in from the small blind and Anatoly Gurtovoy folded his big blind.

Hand #223: Elton Tsang received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #224: Elton Tsang made it 2.6 million from the small blind and Rick Salomon folded.

Hand #225: Elton Tsang raised to 2.6 million from the button and both blinds folded.

Hand #226: Rick Salomon shoved from the button and both blinds folded.

Hand #227 Anatoly Gurtovoy raised to 2,500,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Tags: Anatoly GurtovoyElton TsangRick Salomon

Hands #217-220: Three More for Tsang

Rob_K • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Hand #217: Rick Salomon moved all in from the button and got no action.

Hand #218: Elton Tsang raised to 2,600,000 from the small blind and Rick Salomon folded his big blind.

Hand #219: Elton Tsang raised to 2,600,000 from the button and both other players folded.

Hand #220: Elton Tsang got a walk.

Tags: Elton TsangRick Salomon

Hands #212-216: A Family Pot

PeterNoTail • Level 21: 600,000-1,200,000, 200,000 ante

Hand #212 Rick Salomon moved all-in and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand 213: Elton Tsang raised to 2,600,000 from the small blind and got no action.

Hand #214: It folded to Rick Salomon in the small blind and he shoved all-in. Anatoly Gurtovoy took a look at his cards but they weren't what he was looking for and he showed {9-Hearts}{4-Spades} as he folded.

Hand #215: A walk for Elton Tsang.

Hand #216: From the button Anatoly Gurtovoy made it 2,500,000 to play and Elton Tsang wanted to know how much Gurtovoy was playing before he made his decision. It looked to be around 30,000,000 total and when he'd thought it over, Tsang called and Salomon did likewise.

A monotone {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop hit the felt and a c-bet of 4,000,000 from Gurtovoy won him the pot.