2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,863,900
Players 1308

Level Info

Level 45
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 16
Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Vlad Martynenko Wins Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em for First Gold Bracelet ($250,198)

Calum_Grant • Level 45: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante

Besting 1,037 other entries, Vlad Martynenko was the last poker player standing and won his first WSOP Gold Bracelet after triumphing in Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em. With $1,863,900 in the prize pool, Martynenko won the lion’s share of it for $250,198 after prevailing against Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka heads-up.

Martynenko's victory means he is the ninth Ukrainian to win a Gold Bracelet, taking his country's tally to a total of ten pieces of WSOP hardware.

There were some famous faces on the final table, the likes of Simon Lofberg, Stefan "C3H5N3O6" Lehner and Ermo "PublicEnemy7" Kosk. Two-time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner Anson Tsang was the unfortunate final table bubble, whilst Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev and Simon "Holy_Jezkovy" Gould were among the 20 finalists.

Final Result Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em

PLACEWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE (IN USD)
1Vlad MartynenkoUkraine$250,198
2Faraz "Pokerguy21" JakaUnited States$187,622
3Stanislav KuvaevRussia$140,969
4Stefan "C3H5N3O6" LehnerAustria$105,507
5Ermo "PublicEnemy7" KoskEstonia$79,120
6Nir "NIRUSHHH" AmarIsrael$59,331
7Tzlil "opener" OzerIsrael$44,492
8Peter "MrDagobert" TraplyHungary$33,364
9Simon LofbergSweded$25,020

Late Play Puts Vlad Martynenko in Pole Position

Lofberg was the first final table casualty after he ran his pocket eights into the aces of Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar. Next to go was Peter “MrDagobert” Traply whose pocket queens were bested by Kosk’s pocket tens who made a full house on the turn.

Amar was unable to better his third-place finish in Event #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship No-Limit Hold'em on Wednesday busting out in sixth. Stanislav Kuvaev then eliminated Kosk in fifth place with his ace-king holding versus Kosk ten-nine. The table became three-handed shortly after as Lehner was ousted by Jaka who rivered a straight.

It was a war of attrition when it got to the final three players, but it would be Kuvaev who got the bronze medal finish after calling Jaka’s all-in. Kuvaev was unable to hit his one over card against Jaka’s pocket tens.

Heads up play was all over after the first hand, Martynenko went all-in after Jaka raised preflop and was called. Martynenko with ace-seven offsuit was ahead of Jaka’s ace-six, the Ukranian poker player paired his seven on the flop and had a clean run out to pick up his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.

That wraps up the PokerNews updates for this event but the final week of the international 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Events will be as busy as it gets with another six WSOP gold bracelet winners to be crowned.

Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka Eliminated in 2nd Place ($187,622)

elron66 • Level 45: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

Heads-up play lasted exactly one hand, and came down to an ace versus ace cooler. Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka raised the small blind to 2 million, then called it off when Vlad Martynenko shoved more then 50 million.

Vlad Martynenko: {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Jaka was dominated with the weaker ace, and when Martynenko flopped a seven on {4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}, Jaka was left drawing even thinner. It looked like Jaka might go wire-to-wire for the win today, but couldn't quite finish it out, settling for 2nd place and $187,622.

Vlad Martynenko ua
Vlad Martynenko
ua 65,400,000 14,710,769
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Busted

Stanislav Kuvaev Eliminated in 3rd Place ($140,696)

Calum_Grant • Level 45: 500,000-1,000,000, 120,000 ante

Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka shipped his stack on the button and had Kuvaev call with his five big blind stack.

Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Stanislav Kuvaev: {k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

With just three outs, Kuvaev was in bad shape versus the pocket tens for Jaka and could not hit his one over card as the board ran out []{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}.

Vlad Martynenko ua
Vlad Martynenko
ua 50,689,231 14,443,750
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
14,710,769 -4,319,598
Stanislav Kuvaev ru
Stanislav Kuvaev
ru Busted
Level:
45
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
120,000

Martynenko Tanks Hard, Folds Down to 36 Million

elron66 • Level 44: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

It was limped pre-flop in the blinds between Vlad Martynenko and Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka. Martynenko bet 800,000 on the {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop, and Jaka called to {q-Diamonds} on the turn.

Martynenko sized up to 2.4 million, and Jaka called behind. Martynenko bet 2.4 million again on the {2-Clubs} river, then hit the tank hard for nearly 3 minutes when Jaka shoved more than 8.3 million. Martynenko eventually mucked his hand, and Jaka moved back to second.

Vlad Martynenko ua
Vlad Martynenko
ua 36,245,481 -5,900,000
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
19,030,367 6,500,000
Stanislav "Stas Kuvaev" Kuvaev ru
Stanislav "Stas Kuvaev" Kuvaev
ru 10,124,152 -3,850,000

Jaka Claws some Back

elron66 • Level 44: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka check-shoved a flop of {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, after calling a button raise in the big blind from Stanislav "Stas Kuvaev" Kuvaev pre-flop. Kuvaev got out of the way, and Jaka chipped up a bit, but is still slightly behind in third.

Vlad Martynenko ua
Vlad Martynenko
ua 39,030,481 85,000
Stanislav "Stas Kuvaev" Kuvaev ru
Stanislav "Stas Kuvaev" Kuvaev
ru 13,974,152 129,600
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
12,395,367 2,958,650

Jaka Slips Down to Third in Chips

Calum_Grant • Level 44: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka called the big blind and Stanislav Kuvaev checked his option. Jaka bet the {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop to the tune of 700,000. He then continued for 2.1 million on the {3-Clubs} turn. The {8-Spades} river went check-check. Jaka rivered a pair with his {q-Spades}{8-Hearts} but was thwarted by Kuvaev's two pair, who was holding {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}.

Vlad Martynenko ua
Vlad Martynenko
ua 38,945,481 3,194,001
Stanislav Kuvaev ru
Stanislav Kuvaev
ru 17,017,802 3,893,250
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
9,436,717 -6,367,251
Level:
44
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
100,000