"TonyLin008" of Hong Kong won a World Series of Poker ring and cashed for $197,745 by taking down Event #32: GGMasters HR Freezeout $1,050 as part of the 2021 GGPoker Super Million$ Week. "TonyLin008" earned the ring and first-place title after a nearly hour-long heads-up battle against Latvia's Vladimirs "justVOL" Sarigins, who earned $148,287 for his second-place finish.
The two-day tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million and attracted 1,390 entrants , 29 of whom made it to Day 2. "kerovfoldar" of Brazil was the first player out on Day 2 when their queen-four was dominated by an opponent's ace-four. Another Brazilian, Luiz "Pedrero" Arruda, was eliminated on the final table bubble when his pocket kings were cracked by the ace-ten of Sarigins.
Event #32: GGMasters HR Freezeout Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|2||Vladimirs "justVOL" Sarigins||Latvia||$148,287|
|3||David Yan||New Zealand||$111,200|
|4||Rostyslav "Lucky_boi" Sabishchenko||Ukraine||$83,388|
|6||Aleksey "somebody444" Churbanov||Russian Federation||$46,893|
"D-kojiro" was the first player eliminated at the final table when their ace-queen was dominated by the big slick of Rostyslav "Lucky_boi" Sabishchenko. Next out was Simon Lofberg, who couldn't get there with king-queen against the pocket sevens of the eventual champion.
"TonyLin008" later knocked out Aleksey "somebody444" Churbanov in 6th place when Churbanov's pocket queens could hold against the opponent's ace-nine. David Yan entered the final table as chip leader but was eventually eliminated in 3rd place when he got it in with two-pair and "TonyLin008" had a bigger two-pair.
The back-and-forth heads-up match lasted nearly an hour as TonyLin008" and Sarigins exchanged pots and chip leads. "TonyLin008" gained more than a 2:1 chip advantage on Sarigins before the latter player doubled-up with pocket deuces and later took down a big pot with two-pair.
"TonyLin008" lost and then re-gained the chip lead in a three-bet pot where they jammed on the flop and Sarigins folded after c-betting. Not long after that, Sarigins scored a double with kings full to stay in contention.
The final hand of the tournament took place when "TonyLin008" and Sarigins got in on the turn, with both players having a pair of jacks but "TonyLin008" with the better kicker. Sarigins couldn't improve on the brick river and was sent home in 2nd place.
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