The event attracted a healthy field of 1,584 players to generate a massive $1,759,824 prize pool but this is only half the story as this event also raised $175,824 for Caesars Cares, a Nevada-based COVID-19 charity.
Joao Simao bagged a chip leading stack on Day 1 of 4,808,840 after 32 blind levels of 15-minutes each in his quest for his first WSOP gold bracelet with an impressive group right behind in Andras Nemeth (3,625,258), Claas Segebrecht (3,532,007), Roman Hrabec (2,897,555), and Ilya "Dezauzer" Yakunin (2,810,361).
Meanwhile, Elio Fox (2,427,140), Sergio Aido (2,140,493), and Yuhan "HansNevrLose" Liu (2,097,352) also virtually bagged top 10 stacks into Day 2.
GGPoker WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event Top Ten Chip Counts
|4||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||2,897,555||41|
|5||Ilya "Dezauzer" Yakunin||Russia||2,810,361||40|
|7||Elio Fox||United States||2,427,140||35|
|9||Yuhan "HansNevrLose" Liu||China||2,097,352||30|
Four Players Staked at GGPoker Advance to Day 2
GGPoker has an innovative staking feature where players can sell their poker action within the actual tournament lobby of the poker client. Transactions are automated, placing both the investor and player at no risk.
While not every player that was staked cashed, many did. In fact, four players that advanced to the final day in Event #2 have investors sweating the outcome of tomorrow's action.
|Player||Country||Chips||Mark-Up||Amount for Sale||Amount Sold|
|Yuhan "HansNevrLose" Liu||China||2,097,352||1.18||80%||1%|
|Leonid "LeBroHbKA" Logunov||Russia||999,218||1||75%||75%|
All returning players are guaranteed at least a $7,839 payday. Tomorrow's winner will not only be awarded a coveted WSOP gold ring but also win the $206,075 top prize.
Here is a look at the remaining payouts:
Day 2 Plan
The action will resume on Monday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. CEST (1 p.m. ET) with blinds at 35,000/70,000 along with an ante of 8,500. Blinds will increase every 15 minutes until the final table at which point blinds will be rolled back to assure at least a 40 big blind average and will increase a certain after a certain amount of hands instead of by time.
Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you the conclusion of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event.