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Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $1,111
Prize Pool $1,759,824
Players 1584

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 20
Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event
Day 2 Completed

Joao Simao Wins First WSOP Bracelet in the GGPoker WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event ($206,075)

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Joao Simao
Joao Simao

Brazil's Joao Simao earned his first bracelet in style by coming from behind to beat Norway's Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik in the 2021 WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Care at GGPoker for $206,075.

The second event of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online was a massive success as not only did 1,584 entries generate a $1,759,824 prize pool but also raised a whopping $175,824 for Caesars Cares, a Nevada-based COVID-19 charity.

Simao entered Day 2 as the chip leader with 20 players remaining, but it wasn't all smooth sailing, especially at the final table for the Brazilian poker pro. Simao, who was once ranked as the best online player in the world according to PocketFives, has amassed more than $1.1 million at the GGPoker Network according to GGPoker's proprietary PokerCraft.


Read More: GGPoker Announces Full 33-Bracelet WSOP Online 2021 Schedule


WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Joao SimaoBrazil$206,075
2Espen "_sennj_" SandvikNorway$154,533
3Tom "Jabochi" ShahamIsrael$115,884
4Roman HrabecCzech Reupblic$86,900
5Ilya "Dezauzer" YakuninRussia$65,166
6Andras NemethHungary$48,868
7Jinlong "yiliuqi" HuChina$36,646
8Le "Hugo777" FangChina$27,480
9Peter "BigFishEight" RaimondiCanada$20,607

Final Day Action

The final day began with 20 hopefuls in the hunt for WSOP gold. The action was already down to a final table of nine players after less than an hour of play with Diego "CAACAUS" Dos Santos (12th - $10,270), Sergio Aido (13th - $10,270), Elio Fox (15th - $8,973), Timo "omaha4lolz" Kamphues (16th - $8,973), Claas Segebrecht (18th - $7,839), and Leonid "LeBroHbKA" Logunov (19th - $7,839) among the notable players to come short.

Roman Hrabec entered the final table with the chip lead with Simao not too far behind. Andras Nemeth snagged the lead after winning a big pot of Simao early on in the action.

Peter "BigFishEight" Raimondi was the first player out at the final table in ninth place for $20,607 after he jammed his short-stack with king-queen without success into the ace-jack held by Tom "Jabochi" Shaham.

A short while later, Simao ousted China's Le "Hugo777" Fang in eighth place for $27,480 when his ace-jack held against ace-ten. Fang's countrymate, Jinlong "yiliuqi" Hu, was out next in seventh place for $36,646 when his king-ten didn't get there against Nemeth's ace-eight.

Andras Nemeth
Andras Nemeth

Nemeth was cruising along at the final table with the chip lead from near the beginning before things abruptly fell apart for the Hungarian. He first doubled Sandvik to hand the Norwegian the chip lead with king-six against king-queen with two kings on the board before hitting the rail in sixth place for $48,868 on a bad beat when his queens didn't hold against Simao's sixes.

Sandvik then delivered a bad beat to Ilya "Dezauzer" Yakunin (fifth - $65,166) when his deuces improved to a full house against queens. Simao then took care of Hrabec (fourth - $86,900) when his ace-queen held against ace-jack.

Investors Win Big on Shaham

Shaham found himself short on chips and was able to steal the blinds a few times before he was called by Sandvik. He lost the flip to go out in third place for $115,884 when his queen-jack suited bricked the board against nines.

Thanks to GGPoker's innovative staking feature, Shaham wasn't the only one that won big thanks to his podium finish as the Israeli sold 50 percent of his action at 1.1 mark-up, meaning that 11 stakers paid a total of $611 to win a whopping $57,942 straight into their GGPoker accounts.

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Back and Forth Heads-Up Battle

Espen Sandvik
Espen Sandvik

Sandvik was in the driver's seat to win his second WSOP bracelet as he entered heads-up play with more than double the stack of Simao. Two years ago, Sandvik shipped the 2019 WSOP Europe Event #5: €2,500 8-Game Mix for €75,246 ($84,058) and was already guaranteed to win more regardless of how things turned out during heads-up play.

Simao immediately grabbed the lead on the first hand of heads-up play when his ace-jack was good against ace-nine. It wasn't a smooth ride for Simao as very soon after Sandvik took the lead back when he got Simao to pay him off on a rivered flush.

However, things fell apart after an ill-timed bluff left Sandvik short on chips and he was eliminated in second place for $154,533 after his ace-queen didn't hold against Simao's queen-ten suited.

Congrats to Joao Simao for winning his first WSOP gold bracelet and the $206,075 top prize. Stay tuned at PokerNews as the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online will continue on Tuesday, Aug. 3 with the two-day Event #3: $2,500 Limit Hold'em Championship with cards in the air at 7 p.m. CEST (1 p.m. ET).

Tags: Andras NemethClaas SegebrechtDiego Dos SantosElio FoxEspen SandvikIlya YakuninJoao SimaoLeonid LogunovPeter RaimondiRoman HrabecSergio AidoTimo KamphuesTom Shaham

Another Bracelet for Negreanu and Brazil to Shine in Our WSOP Online Predictions

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
GGPoker
GGPoker

The World Series of Poker Online has just begun on GGPoker, with the first bracelet winner crowned today. Remember, you can follow along to all the action right here on PokerNews with our extensive live reporting of the event.

But before we get there, it's time for some prediction from members of the PokerNews staff. We spoke with five members of the team to get their thoughts on who will be the big winners, how many entries the WSOP Online Main Event will get, and of course, the most important question, how will Daniel Negreanu fare?

Read on to find out the predictions

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Joao SimaoBrazil$206,075
2Espen "_sennj_" SandvikNorway$154,533
3Tom "Jabochi" ShahamIsrael$115,884
4Roman HrabecCzech Reupblic$86,900
5Ilya "Dezauzer" YakuninRussia$65,166
6Andras NemethHungary$48,868
7Jinlong "yiliuqi" HuChina$36,646
8Le "Hugo777" FangChina$27,480
9Peter "BigFishEight" RaimondiCanada$20,607

Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik Eliminated in 2nd Place ($154,533)

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

It took just two hands for Joao Simao to grab the lead from Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik and then finish things off.

Simao opened for 880,000. Sandvik three-bet to 3,520,000 and Simao called. Both players checked the {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop before Sandvik check-called a bet of 4,112,000 on the {5-Diamonds} turn.

The {3-Diamonds} river put four diamonds on the board and Sandvik jammed for 13,452,228. Simao used about four minutes of his time bank before he made the call with the second nut flush holding {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}.

Sandvik whiffed the board with {k-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and Simao had Sandvik on the ropes with less than seven big blinds after the hand.

The next hand, Sandvik jammed his short stack and was called by Simao.

Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Joao Simao: {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Sandvik was ahead but a bad beat was on the way after Simao paired his ten on the {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} board to win his first WSOP gold bracelet along with the $206,075 top prize.

While Sandik was denied his second bracelet after previously shipping the 2019 WSOP Europe Event #5: €2,500 8-Game Mix for €75,246 ($84,058), he did go home with a tasty $154,533 consolation prize.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event.

Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 39,600,000 23,452,228
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik no
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik
no Busted

Sandvik Regains the Lead

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Joao Simao opened for 880,000 from the button and Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik called.

Both players checked the {k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Spades} flop before Sandvik check-raised the {9-Diamonds} turn from 640,000 to 1,810,000. Simao called and the {10-Spades} completed the board on the river. Sandvik bet 3,890,800 and Simao called. Sandvik won the hand with a flush holding {j-Spades}{4-Spades} against Simao's {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}.

Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik no
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik
no 23,452,228 7,330,800
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 16,147,772 -7,330,800

Sandvik Doubles Simao First Hand of Heads-Up

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik opened the button for 800,000. Joao Simao three-bet to 3,000,000. Sandvik jammed for 27,810,714 and Simao called off for 11,689,286.

Joao Simao: {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Sandvik was unable to connect with the {3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{j-Clubs} board to hand the chip lead over to Simao.

Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 23,478,572 11,739,286
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik no
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik
no 16,121,428 -11,739,286

Tom "Jabochi" Shaham Eliminated in 3rd Place ($115,884)

Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Tom "Jabochi" Shaham got his stack up to 5,253,186 before he jammed the button. Sandvik three-bet from the small blind and Joao Simao folded.

Tom "Jabochi" Shaham: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Sandvik won the flip after the {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} board gave him a straight and Shaham was eliminated in third place for $115,884.

Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik no
Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik
no 27,860,714 4,993,186
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 11,739,286 -2,065,000
Tom "Jabochi" Shaham IL
Tom "Jabochi" Shaham
IL Busted

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Jaxon • Level 42: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
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