2021 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack]
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $684,000
Players 144

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 0 / 35,000
Ante 35,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack]
Day 2 Completed

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov Goes Wire to Wire and Claims Bracelet in Event #18 $5,000 Short Deck Championship ($169,111)

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Radmir Sadirov Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #18 $5,000 Short Deck Championship
Radmir Sadirov Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #18 $5,000 Short Deck Championship

After a short-lived final table of just over one and a half hours, the next gold bracelet winner has been crowned in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. Russia's Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov entered the seven-handed final table in Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship with a commanding lead and closed it out after defeating Joao Vieira in heads-up play.

The tournament drew a total of 144 runners and the top 20 spots earned a portion of the $684,000 prize pool. For his efforts, Sadirov claimed the top prize of $169,111. Runner-up Vieira missed out on his second gold bracelet and settles for a consolation prize worth $122,270.

Prior to this event, the Portuguese poker pro had already cashed more than 50 times in WSOP-branded tournaments for more than $1.2 million and cemented his status as one of the best mixed game players in live and online poker.

Event #6: $200 FLIP & GO NO-Limit Hold'em runner-up Yen-Liang "yao_poker" Yao finished in third place this time while the one-time WSOP bracelet winners Daniel Dvoress and Sam Greenwood were also unable to double their tally. In between the two Canadian High Roller regulars, Dario Sammartino exited in fifth place, and Mukoro "AnonAnomaly" Gberevbie was the first final table casualty.

Final Result Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Radmir "KOPOBA" SadirovRussia$169,111
2Joao VieiraPortugal$122,270
3Yen-Liang "yao_poker" YaoTaiwan$88,404
4Daniel DvoressCanada$63,918
5Dario SammartinoItaly$46,214
6Sam GreenwoodCanada$33,413
7Mukoro "AnonAnomaly" GberevbieIreland$24,159

Sadirov Goes Wire-To-Wire for First Bracelet

Little is known about Sadirov, who had just over $200k in cashes on GGPoker according to the in-built heads-up display. His Cyrillic nickname translates to cow and he entered the final table as the runaway chip leader with nearly half of the chips in play. Vieira claimed the top spot off Sadirov on two occasions but eventually came up short of his second WSOP gold bracelet.

The final table commenced with three rapid-fire eliminations in the opening half an hour. Vieira kicked off the proceedings by winning a flip against Mukoro "AnonAnomaly" Gberevbie and Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov then scored his first knockout by sending Sam Greenwood to the rail. Dario Sammartino once more missed out on the maiden WSOP gold bracelet after Daniel Dvoress prevailed in a battle of short stacks.

Dvoress, who was among the winners in the inaugural 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Events on GGPoker, then became the next casualty. Sadirov applied a lot of pressure throughout the entire final table by utilizing open-shoves with his massive lead and one of these moves earned the call from Dvoress. The Canadian was ahead with ace-queen versus king-ten but Sadirov spiked a king in the window.

The lead of Sadirov grew further when he knocked out Yen-Liang "yao_poker" Yao in third place with aces versus jack-ten suited in a preflop all-in contest. Heads-up was a topsy turvy affair as Vieira wasn't giving up easily. The Portuguese doubled into the lead by cracking aces and pulled further ahead by getting value from a flopped full house.

However, shortly after Sadirov spiked an ace on the river to reclaim the top spot in a classic flip and sealed the victory soon after.

Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

That concludes the PokerNews updates for this event. The next gold bracelet is up for grabs on August 26 and 27 in Event #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold'em.

Tags: AnonAnomalyDaniel DvoressDario SammartinoJoao VieiraKOPOBASam GreenwoodYen-Liang Yao

Joao Vieira Eliminated in 2nd Place ($122,270)

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Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

Joao Vieira limped in from the button and Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov raised it up to 240,000. Vieira moved all-in for just shy of 2.5 million and Sadirov called it off, once more utilizing the "one time" emoji.

Joao Vieira: {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop left Vieira with a gutshot and he had four outs at his disposal after the blank {a-Spades} turn. However, the {q-Diamonds} river only improved Sadirov to a full house and that ended Vieira's run in second place for $122,270.

Vieira eliminated by Sadirov
Vieira eliminated by Sadirov

Sadirov, who started the final table as the commanding chip leader, has earned his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $169,111. A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 8,640,000 2,675,988
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt Busted

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Sadirov Widens the Gap Once More

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The button raise to 210,000 by Joao Vieira was defended by Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov and they headed to the {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop. Vieira continued for 245,000 and Sadirov obliged to then check behind the {k-Spades} turn. Vieira also checked the {7-Diamonds} river and folded to a bet by Sadirov.

Vieira won the next pot worth 490,000 without showdown but remains a more than 2-1 underdog.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 5,964,012 300,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 2,675,988 -300,000

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Ace On the River Turns The Tides Once More

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Joao Vieira limped in and Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov raised to 210,000. Vieira then ripped it in for more than 5.9 million and Sadirov called it off after using his obligatory "one time" emoji.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Joao Vieira: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

It was all good for Vieira on the {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop and {q-Spades} turn but the {a-Clubs} river improved Sadirov to nines over aces.

Sadirov also dragged in the next pot to further grow his new-found lead.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 5,664,012 2,977,256
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 2,975,988 -2,977,256

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Vieira Wins Largest Pot in Heads.Up to Take the Lead

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Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov opened to 175,000 on the button for Joao Vieira to call. On the {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} flop, Sadirov opted to check-call for 140,000 and did so again for 560,000 on the {j-Spades} turn. On the {6-Clubs} river, Sadirov check-called for 1,260,000 with {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} but it was no good, as Vieira tabled {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for sevens over sixes.

Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 5,953,244 2,190,000
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 2,686,756 -2,170,000

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One Pot for Each

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Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov opened to 175,000 on the button for Joao Vieira to call. Sadirov followed that up with a bet of 138,600 on the {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop and Vieira raised to 385,000, earning a call from his opponent. No betting action took place on the {7-Spades} turn and Sadirov's bet of 927,500 into 1,190,000 on the {a-Hearts} river took it down uncontested.

One hand later, Vieira limp-called a raise to 210,000 and check-called for 161,700 on the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} flop. The {7-Diamonds} turn and {a-Hearts} river wee checked, Vieira's {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds} bested the {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} of Sadirov.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 4,856,756 328,300
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 3,763,244 -348,300

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Vieira Nearly Closes the Gap

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Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov won two pots in a row without showdown only for Joao Vieira to make it three in a row, almost closing the gap to his opponent.

The largest of the three pots started with an open raise to 175,000 by Vieira and a call by Sadirov. Vieira fired the {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop for 315,00, which Sadirov called. They checked it down on the {a-Clubs} turn and {a-Diamonds} river. Sadirov tabled {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for aces and tens, which Vieira had beat holding {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 4,528,456 -571,200
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 4,111,544 571,200

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Vieira Cracks Aces to Double

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Vieira doubles through Sadirov
Vieira doubles through Sadirov

Joao Vieira limped the button and Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov then raised to 210,000. Vieira piled it in for more than 1.7 million and Sadirov used the "one time" emoji before making the call.

Joao Vieira: {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

The {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop was about as good as it could get for Vieira with the pair and open ender. He missed on the {j-Hearts} turn but got there on the {7-Hearts} river.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 5,099,656 -1,840,172
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 3,540,344 1,840,172

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Sadirov Picks Up Vieira's Bluff

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Joao Vieira limped the button and Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov raised to 140,000, which Vieira called. On a flop of {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Clubs}, Vieira check-called for 115,500 and the {6-Hearts} on the turn went check, check.

Vieira bet the {a-Hearts} river for 350,000 into 581,000 and Sadirov swiftly called with the {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}. That was good enough, as Vieira only had the {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov RU
Radmir "KOPOBA" Sadirov
RU 6,939,828 640,500
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 1,700,172 -640,500

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