Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,357,230
Players 9835

Level Info

Level 50
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 160,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 9835
Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD
Day 1 Completed

Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov Wins Event #57 for $183,526

elron66 • Level 50: 800,000-1,600,000, 160,000 ante
Anatoly Suvorov
Anatoly Suvorov

It was a grueling 14 and a half hour day in Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition, but Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov has emerged victorious. He battled his way through the massive field of 9,835 runners only to end up in a heads-up battle with David "Duvidl18" Edelstein that went on for over an hour.

Not only is this Suvarov's first bracelet, but it also eclipses his biggest ever live score, which came in 2011 during the Merit Fall Open, Kyrenia. In fact, this win for $183,526 is more than his entire lifetime live earnings, which sit at $178,947. His most recent live cash was for 44th place in $1,015 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event (Event #1) at WSOP International Circuit - WSOPC Russia, Sochi in 2019.

The Top Nine

1Anatoly "Pohitrusha" SuvarovRussian Federation$183,526
2David "Duvidl18" EdelsteinChile$127,872
3Tom "Matrix1973" HosethNorway$89,098
4Amine "Barbe-N0ire" HamzaDominica$62,081
5Jean-Francois "Jhope514" AlexandreCanada$43,256
6Hector "mendekua" CalderoAndorra$30,140
7Adam "4bbVirtuoso" CaderCanada$21,000
8Andre "grohnaldo" GrohnertGermany$14,632
9William "OveyGG" OvermireJapan$10,195

The Day's Action

Action kicked off at 1 p.m. Eastern time Sunday on Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition, and action was heavy during the registration period. There were no rebuys in this pure freezeout event, but the nearly 10,000 entries in the field by the time the 3 hour registration window closed was a solid argument for the popularity of freezeout poker.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

They ended with $1,357,230 in the prize pool to be divided 1,232 ways, and it didn't take them long to get there. It took just 90 minutes to play down to the money spots and another 90 minutes again to get down to 400 remaining. Another two hours of play saw the field dwindle to under 100 players, and along the way some big name players like GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Francesco "beninonline" Candelari, Galen Hall, Davidi Kitai, and Jorge "bemjogadogg" Abreu busted out for small cash outs.

They just kept falling, and about two and a half hours later the final table was set. William "OveyGG" Overmire was a quick first casualty but then they played 45 more minutes before Andre "grohnaldo" Grohnert fell in 8th. Canadian Adam "4bbVirtuoso" Cader went out in 7th in the following level, and then they played more than an hour before three quick eliminations saw Hector "mendekua" Caldero, Jean-Francois "Jhope514" Alexandre, and Amine "Barbe-N0ire" Hamza fall to the rail.

They played three-handed for about half an hour before Norwegian Tom "Matrix1973" Hoseth busted in 3rd when Suvarov rivered a flush. That set up the heads up battle that went on for more than an hour. Both players had the lead at various times during the final phase, and both players were at risk with their stacks in the middle at least once. It finally ended in a race situation with Edelstein holding the over cards and missing, giving the pot and the bracelet to Suvarov's tens.

Anatoly Suvarov
Anatoly Suvarov

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David "Duvidl18" Edelstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($127,872)

elron66 • Level 50: 800,000-1,600,000, 160,000 ante
Edelstein Out in 2nd
Edelstein Out in 2nd

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein raised to 3.2M and Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov reraised to nearly 10M. Edelstein shoved for 42.5M and Suvarov called it off in a race.

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Board: {j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Suvarov managed to fade all the over cards, and Edelstein was left with $127,872 for 2nd place.

Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov RU 98,350,000 42,688,360
David "Duvidl18" Edelstein CL Busted

Suvarov Back on Top

elron66 • Level 50: 800,000-1,600,000, 160,000 ante

As Level 50 begins Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov has retaken the lead.

Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov RU 55,661,640 24,295,200
David "Duvidl18" Edelstein CL 42,688,360 -24,295,200

Suvarov Picks Off the Bluff

elron66 • Level 49: 600,000-1,200,000, 120,000 ante

They both called preflop, and David "Duvidl18" Edelstein check-called a bet of 1.2M on the {6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop. They both checked the {8-Clubs} turn, but Edelstein bet 2.4M on the {a-Clubs} river. After a few seconds of thought, Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov called.

Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov: {k-Hearts}{7-Spades}
David "Duvidl18" Edelstein: {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}

Board: {6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{a-Clubs}

Suvarov picked off the bluff to grab the hand.

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein CL 66,983,560 1,920,000
Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov RU 31,366,440 -920,000

More Small Pots

elron66 • Level 49: 600,000-1,200,000, 120,000 ante

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein is maintaining a roughly 2:1 chip lead as they trade small pots through Level 49.

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein CL 65,063,560 5,520,000
Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov RU 32,286,440 -6,520,000

Suvarov Doubles

elron66 • Level 49: 600,000-1,200,000, 120,000 ante

Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov shoved over a call from David "Duvidl18" Edelstein and it was off to the races.

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov: {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

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

Suvarov faded the over cards to stay alive with a huge double.

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein CL 59,543,560 -19,403,220
Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov RU 38,806,440 18,083,220

Small Pots

elron66 • Level 49: 600,000-1,200,000, 120,000 ante

After the big chip up for David "Duvidl18" Edelstein, the traded small pots through the start of Level 49.

David "Duvidl18" Edelstein CL 78,946,780 860,000
Anatoly "Pohitrusha" Suvarov RU 20,723,220 460,000