Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||400,000 / 800,000|
Day 2 Completed
Brazil’s Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues knocked out two players on the final hand to win his first WSOP gold bracelet in Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH Freezeout. The 20th event of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online bracelet series attracted 1,080 entrants for a $1,539,000 prize pool, with the winner receiving $212,815.
Italy’s Dario Sammartino came into Day 2 in second place on the leaderboard and remained a factor throughout the final table, eliminating Lee "SON_7" Jinhyang in eighth place, Romain "Flingue" Dours in sixth place, and Renato Valentim in fifth place before falling to Rodrigues in a three-way pot to finish second. This was Sammartino’s second final table of the series on GGPoker after finishing fifth in Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship.
Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH Freezeout Final Table Results
|1||Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues||Brazil||$212,815|
|3||Jerecho “choleeek89” Caballero||South Korea||$119,674|
|4||Thomas “zizelux” Harvey||New Zealand||$89,743|
|6||Romain "Flingue" Dours||France||$50,466|
|7||Chris "AIR-JORDAN" Karambinis||United States||$37,844|
|8||Lee "SON_7" Jinhyang||Hong Kong||$28,379|
|9||Karolis "Internecik" Sereika||Lithuania||$21,281|
Rodrigues came into the final table as the chip leader and maintained that position for most of the way until Sammartino’s final table run put him near the bottom. The late turning point came with four players left when Rodrigues made quads against Jerecho “choleeek89” Caballero and quickly followed that up with a pair of queens to move back into the chip lead.
After Thomas “zizelux” Harvey was knocked out in third place, Rodrigues extended the lead with a big pot by check-raising Callabero’s river bet to force the fold. The final two eliminations did not wait long as Rodrigues found the victory with ace-queen in a three-way final pot when a flopped ace defeated Sammartino and knocked out Caballero’s ace with the better kicker.
This concludes the live coverage of Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH on PokerNews. Be sure to tune in throughout this week for coverage of Event #23: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em on Tuesday August 31 and Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha on Thursday September 2.
Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero Eliminated in 3rd Place ($119,674); Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 2nd Place ($159,588)
Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero open-shoved for 8,777,326 from the button and Dario Sammartino three-bet jammed for 19,836,916. Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues made the call with both players covered.
Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero:
Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues:
The board ran out to give Rodrigues the double elimination for the win with a pair of aces.
Dario Sammartino raised to 1,470,000 from the button and Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero made the call.
The flop was and both players checked.
The turn was and Caballero fired a bet for 1,772,500. Sammartino made the call to see on the river. Caballero fired 5,250,000 and Sammartino went over the top with a shove for 9,868,166. Caballero folded to give Sammartino a big pot late in final table play.
Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero opened with a raise to 1,470,000 from the button. Dario Sammartino three-bet to 5,040,000 and Caballero four-bet shoved to put Sammartino at risk.
Sammartino made the lay down and Caballero moved into the chip lead.
Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues called from the small blind and Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero raised to 2,450,000 from the big blind. Rodrigues made the call.
The flop was and Rodrigues checked. Caballero fired 1,750,000 and Rodrigues made the check-call.
The turn was and Rodrigues checked again. Caballero fired 3,850,000 and Rodrigues check-jammed to force the fold.
Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero opened from the cutoff with a raise to 1,260,000. Thomas "zizelux" Harvey called from the big blind.
The flop came and Harvey shoved for 8,950,376. Caballero made the call.
Thomas "zizelux" Harvey:
Jerecho "choleeek89" Caballero:
The turn and river couldn't improve for Harvey and he was out of the tournament in fourth place.
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