2021 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $1,268,250
Players 267

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 70,000 / 140,000
Ante 17,500

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 2 Completed

Vincas Tamasauskas Wins First Gold Bracelet in Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship ($268,926)

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Tamasauskas Wins Event #13 $5,000 PLO Championship
Tamasauskas Wins Event #13 $5,000 PLO Championship

It took fewer than two hours on the final day of Event #13 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship to determine the next winner in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. The tournament attracted a total of 267 entries and the top 39 finishers earned their share of the $1,268,250 prize pool.

Only seven contenders from as many countries returned for the final table and Vincas Tamasauskas captured his first gold bracelet. He follows in the footsteps of Vladas Burneikis and Gediminas Uselis, the latter of which won Event #76 $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em on GGPoker one year ago.

Tamasauskas earned the top prize of $268,926 after defeating Ben Lakatos in a short-lived heads-up duel, taking over the bragging rights from his brother Vladas who sits in seventh place on the Lithuanian all-time money list.

GGPoker OmahaSquad member Fernando "JNandez87" Habegger finished in third place ahead of Ben Wilinofsky, who was responsible for the vast majority of table action until his departure in fourth place.

Final Result Event #13 $5,000 PEvent #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Vincas TamasauskasLithuania$268,926
2Ben LakatosHungary$194,439
3Fernando HabeggerSwitzerland$140,583
4Ben WilinofskyCanada$101,645
5David WangAustralia$73,491
6Florian FuchsAustria$53,135
7Hernando GuzmanMexico$38,418

Tamasauskas Comes Out on Top After Roller Coaster Final Table

Even though the final table lasted fewer than two hours, it was a fast-paced and topsy turvy affair. Ben Lakatos fell to a short stack only to double twice and even gain the lead. Ben Wilinofsky kept his foot on the gas pedal and scored a massive double through Lakatos to take over the reign at the top of the leaderboard. The Canadian was also responsible for the elimination of start-of-the-day chip leader Hernando Guzman in seventh place.

Right after, Vincas Tamasauskas doubled through Wilinofsky to slow down the momentum of the Canadian. The stack sizes at the top were getting even while Florian Fuchs and David Wang lost their battles with a short stack to reduce the field to the final four. Tamasauskas pulled into the lead and Wilinofsky lost a series of hands to hit the rail in fourth place.

From there on, it was all about the battle between Tamasauskas and Lakatos. Fernando "JNandez87" Habegger was handcuffed with a shorter stack and eventually had his aces cracked by Tamasauskas. The Lithuanian made quick work of Lakatos in heads-up, ending the tournament with a rivered boat against a turned wheel.

Successful Final Table for Investors

Six players in the money and three of the seven finalists took advantage of the in-built staking tool in the GGPoker software client. Florian Fuchs successfully sold 80% of his action and confirmed the trust of his investors with a 6th place finish. David Wang finished in 5th place and sold 21.3% while Fernando "JNandez87" Habegger sold out the 60% he put up for grabs, securing 3rd place for $140,583.

PlayerMark-Up# of StakersPercentage SoldPositionPrize (in USD)
Fernando Habegger11960%/60%3$140,583
David Wang1.09521.3%/50%5$73,491
Florian Fuchs1.21880%/80%6$53,135
Fernando Habegger
Fernando Habegger

That wraps up the PokerNews live updates for this event but the gold bracelet event is just around the corner. You can follow all results, news, and updates in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events hub.

Tags: Ben LakatosBen WilinofskyDavid WangFernando HabeggerFlorian FuchsHernando GuzmanVincas Tamasauskas

Ben Lakatos Eliminated in 2nd Place ($194,439)

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Lakatos eliminated by Tamasauskas
Lakatos eliminated by Tamasauskas

Ben Lakatos was able to climb back to more than 4 million without showdown and then faced the raise to 350,000 by Vincas Tamasauskas, which he called. On the {9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop, Lakatos opted for a check-raise from 210,000 to 1,365,000 and Tamasauskas came along.

With fewer than the pot behind, Lakatos checked the {a-Spades} turn and Tamasauskas checked back. Lakatos then jammed the {2-Clubs} river for 2,431,831. Tamasauskas quickly called with {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for deuces over nines, which beat the {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} for a wheel by Lakatos.

Just like that, the short-lived and action-packed heads-up is over and Lakatos finishes as the runner-up for $194,439. Tamasauskas has earned the maiden gold bracelet and top prize of $268,926. A recap of today's action is to follow.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 13,350,000 2,570,131
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU Busted

Tags: Ben LakatosVincas Tamasauskas

Level:
35
Blinds:
70,000/140,000
Ante:
17,500

Lakatos Starts Well; Tamasauskas Pulls All Back

zedmaster84 • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

The heads-up duel started with a bigger pot for Ben Lakatos, who check_called for 180,000 on the {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop and 613,200 on the {2-Diamonds} turn. They checked the {j-Diamonds} river and Lakatos tabled {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} for a wheel, which beat the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs} of Vincas Tamasauskas.

Tamasauskas struck right back by earning the next pot and then raised to 360,000 for Lakatos to limp-call. The {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop went check, check, and Tamasauskas check-called for 562,500 on the {j-Clubs} turn. On the {4-Hearts} river, both players checked once more and Tamasauskas had the superior two pair with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} versus {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 10,779,869 691,800
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU 2,570,131 -691,800

Tags: Ben LakatosVincas Tamasauskas

Fernando Habegger Eliminated in 3rd Place ($140,583)

zedmaster84 • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Habegger Eliminated by Tamasauskas
Habegger Eliminated by Tamasauskas

Ben Lakatos limped the button and Fernando Habegger raised to 480,000 in the small blind. Vincas Tamasauskas called in the big blind and Lakatos folded.

The flop brought {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Habegger jammed for just 331,781, which Tamasauskas called.

Fernando Habegger: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Vincas Tamasauskas: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

The {8-Clubs} turn instantly left Habegger drawing dead to make the {8-Diamonds} river a formality.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 10,088,069 1,171,781
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU 3,261,931 -210,000
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
ch Busted

Tags: Ben LakatosFernando HabeggerVincas Tamasauskas

Lakatos Wins Without Showdown

zedmaster84 • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Vincas Tamasauskas raised to 360,000 in the small blind and Ben Lakatos came among to the {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop, Tamasauskas check-called for 252,450 and checked again the {a-Clubs} turn. Lakatos fired a bet worth 1,269,900 and that won the pot.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 8,916,288 -102,450
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU 3,471,931 404,950
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
ch 961,781 -302,500

Tags: Ben LakatosVincas Tamasauskas

Level:
34
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Tamasauskas Pulls Even Further Ahead

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

Vincas Tamasauskas raised to 250,000 on the button and picked up two callers. The trio checked the {q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop and Ben Lakatos led the {3-Diamonds} turn for 259,875. Fernando Habegger in the big blind and Tamasauskas called.

On the {9-Spades} river, the action checked to Tamasauskas and his bet worth 479,440 forced two folds.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 9,018,738 1,157,250
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU 3,066,981 -409,875
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
ch 1,264,281 -747,375

Tags: Ben LakatosFernando HabeggerVincas Tamasauskas

Tamasauskas Pulls Ahead

zedmaster84 • Level 33: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

Ben Lakatos limped the small blind and Fernando Habegger checked from the big blind. Lakatos checked and subsequently called for 118,750 on the {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop, then did so again for 363,500 on the {k-Spades} turn. Lakatos also checked the {j-Spades} river and Habegger jammed successfully to win the pot without showdown.

Vincas Tamasauskas won the next two bigger pots without resistance on the turn to establish a comfortable lead in three-handed play.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 7,861,488 2,463,125
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU 3,476,856 -2,357,875
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
ch 2,011,656 -105,250

Tags: Ben LakatosFernando HabeggerVincas Tamasauskas