There were more than 7,000 total entries in Event #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival, and it was Henry "[email protected]" Luo from Hong Kong who emerged with all the chips. He won not only the biggest share of the ¥5,275,593 prize pool with the ¥563,257 first prize, but also secured his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.
The Day last a bit less than 8.5 hours from start to end, and Luo had to survive with his tournament life on the line seven-handed. He woke up with aces, and got a triple on the way to busting Robert "Aerius" Kaggerud in seventh.
Luo jumped into the lead three-handed, but went into the heads-up portion behind after Martin "titan64" Pochat eliminated Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher in 3rd for the chip lead. It didn't take Luo long to reverse the situation though.
After just a few hands of heads-up play, Luo found a couple of cooler hands and held to take down the win and the bracelet. His ¥563,257 win is worth about $87,404 USD, while the ¥422,381 2nd place for Pochat was worth about $65,000.
Event #31 Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (¥)||Prize ($US)|
|1||Henry "[email protected]" Luo||Hong Kong||¥563,257||$87,404|
|2||Martin "titan64" Pochat||Argentina||¥422,381||$65,543|
|3||Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher||Germany||¥316,741||$49,151|
|4||Ryosuke "KBD05" Kubodera||Japan||¥237,522||$36,858|
|5||Tiago "catukeira" Lessa||Brazil||¥178,116||$27,639|
|6||Yuhan "HansNevrLose" Liu||China||¥133,568||$20,727|
|7||Robert "Aerius" Kaggerud||Norway||¥100,162||$15,543|
|8||Sota "shishi44" Yamashita||Japan||¥75,111||$11,655|
|9||Carlos "Wtfisthis" Silva||Brazil||¥56,326||$6,740|
After 20 starting flights, there were a total of 7,036 entries before the Final Day got underway. That was composed of 5,693 unique entries with 1,343 re-entries. In USD, that put $818,645 into the middle to play for.
A total of 1,102 players booked seats for the Final Day today, but only 700 would get paid. They were in the money by Level 5 and it took about another 5 hours to make it to the final table.
Luo was a bit of a dark horse on this final table, starting it in the bottom third of the counts. It looked like a battle between Yuhan "HansNevrLose" Liu, Schumacher, and Tiago "catukeira" Lessa, but Luo found a huge hand to get back into it and was able to hang on for the win.
That brings Event #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival to close. Check out the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Hub for upcoming PokerNews coverage details and all the results from the series.