2021 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $1,253,525
Players 2639

Level Info

Level 44
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 75,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 35
Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500
Day 2 Completed

Renan Bruschi Wins Event #14 for First WSOP Bracelet and $150,327

elron66 • Level 44: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Renan Bruschi
Renan Bruschi

Renan Bruschi had to make it through 2,639 entries on Day 1, and 35 returning players on Day 2, to take down the biggest share of the $1,253,525 prize pool and his first Gold Bracelet in Event #14: The Big 500 of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online. This is Bruschi's first bracelet, but he is no stranger to the winner's circle, with almost $7,000,000 in online wins.

Bruschi came to the final table second in chips, but almost 10 million behind the leader and fellow Brazilian Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto. Bruschi quickly grabbed the lead when he eliminated David "MPEW299" Wang in eighth place, and while he wasn't in a constant lead through the final table, was consistently the top stack.

Bruschi was certainly having a good time at the final table today. He was on SnapCam several times through the final table, singing and eating. That casual attitude translated to his play at the table, as he was in control for much of the end-game.

Event #14: The Big 500 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Renan BruschiBrazil$150,327
2Leonid "Mikleler" BilokurRussia$122,728
3Rafael "riskgambler" FurlanettoBrazil$84,534
4Arthur ConanFrance$63,391
5Nikola MinkovBulgaria$47,537
6Nick MaimoneUnited States$35,648
7Eugenio "Ausetep_255" PerniaVenezuela$26,732
8David "MPEW299" WangAustralia$20,046
9Andrejs "Testosterone" ZukovsLatvia$15,032

Day 2 Action

It was a short Day 2 with play lasting around 4.5 hours. Furlanetto was the one who came to Day 2 with the biggest bag, but he was only able to take that so far. He made it as far as the final table with the biggest stack, but then Bruschi took over the lead and held it most of the rest of the way, and Furlanetto ended his day in 3rd place.

Along the way to the final table, there were a few notables who tried and fell short. Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit was second in chips to start the day, but couldn't turn that into better than 22nd place. Friend of GG Jessica Teusl was on the other end of the spectrum, coming into the day short stacked, and ending her run early in 34th place.

Renan Bruschi Wins Event #14 for First Bracelet and $150,327
Renan Bruschi Wins Event #14 for First Bracelet and $150,327

Bruschi ended up as the SnapCam Champion from this event, after singing and dancing his way to the bracelet, but it could have gone a different way. Second place finisher Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur was down to just over 2 big blinds at one point before getting a 4x chip-up, followed by a couple of doubles to get back into it.

In the end, the difference was run-good. The final hand was aces for Bilokur against ten-four suited, with Bruschi hitting a four-card straight on the river to give him all the chips. Bilokur had to be satisfied with $122,728 for 2nd place after battling back from fumes five-handed, and Bruschi won more than $150,000 plus the bracelet.

That brings the PokerNews coverage of Event #14 to a close. Stay tuned to the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events hub for action on all the bracelet events at GGPoker this month.

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 44: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Renan BruschiBrazil$150,327
2Leonid "Mikleler" BilokurRussia$122,728
3Rafael "riskgambler" FurlanettoBrazil$84,534
4Arthur ConanIreland$63,391
5Nikola MinkovBulgary$47,537
6Nick MaimoneUnited States$35,648
7Eugenio "Ausetep_255" PerniaVenezuela$26,732
8David "MPEW299" WangAustralia$20,046
9Andrejs "Testosterone" ZukovsLatvia$15,032

Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur Eliminated in 2nd Place ($112,728)

elron66 • Level 44: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur Eliminated in 2nd Place ($112,728)
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur Eliminated in 2nd Place ($112,728)

Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur was on fumes earlier in the final table, down to barely two big blinds. He got a 4x chip up in one hand, then another few doubles shortly after, to take the chip lead. It wasn't quite the worst-to-first fairly tale in the end, however, after getting heads-up against Renan Bruschi. In the final hand, Bilokur raised to 1.8 million and got the call.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{j-Spades} and Bruschi check-called for 1,837,500. Bruschi fired about 4 million on the {7-Hearts} turn, and Bilokur called to see {9-Diamonds} on river. Bruschi bet 11,869,500, enough to put Bilokur all-in, and the Russian called.

Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Renan Bruschi: {10-Spades}{3-Spades}

Bilokur had the best pre-flop hand, but by the time the {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board was out, Bruschi hit a straight for the win. Bilokur won $112,728 for second.

Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 65,975,000 21,077,565
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur ru
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur
ru Busted
Level:
44
Blinds:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
75,000

Wheel for Bruschi

Jaxon • Level 43: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur limped from the button and Renan Bruschi checked back from the big blind. Bruschi check-called for 500,000 on the {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop and check-called for 1,060,000 on the {4-Diamonds} turn.

The {5-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Bruschi checked again. Bilokur bet 2,620,000 and Bruschi called. Bilokur held {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} for two pair but Bruschi held the wheel to win the hand with {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 44,897,435 4,079,600
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur ru
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur
ru 21,077,565 -4,079,600

Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto Eliminated in 3rd Place ($83,534)

elron66 • Level 43: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto Eliminated in 3rd Place ($83,534)
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto Eliminated in 3rd Place ($83,534)

Renan Bruschi raised the small blind to 1.5 million, and then called when Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto shoved his big blind for just over 11 million..

Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto: {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Renan Bruschi: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

It was pair over pair for Bruschi, but when the board ran out {9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} he got there with clubs instead. Furlanetto pocketed $83,534 for 3rd.

Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 40,817,835 19,090,599
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur ru
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur
ru 25,157,165 -4,667,400
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto BR
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto
BR Busted

Top Pair for Bilokur

Jaxon • Level 43: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Renan Bruschi opened for 1,000,000 from the button and Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur defended his big blind.

Bilokur check-called for 801,900 on the {7-Spades}{q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop. Both players checked the {3-Hearts} turn before Bilokur bet 3,000,000 on the {4-Spades} river. Bruschi called and Bilokur won the hand with a better pair holding {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} to his opponent's {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}.

Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur ru
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur
ru 29,824,565 5,171,900
Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 21,727,236 -4,861,900
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto BR
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto
BR 14,423,199 -310,000

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Final Three on Break

elron66 • Level 43: 250,000-500,000, 60,000 ante

Renan Bruschi is back in the lead three-ways as they go to the break, but Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur went from worst to first over the last hour. He is about 2 million behind Bruschi right now, but was down to barely two big blinds earlier on the final table.

Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 26,589,136 4,080,000
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur ru
Leonid "Mikleler" Bilokur
ru 24,652,665 -1,780,000
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto BR
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto
BR 14,733,199 -2,300,000