MSPT United States Poker Championship partypoker MILLIONS North Cyprus 2021 MICOOP 2021 NJCOOP 2021 PACOOP
Event #33: $500 The Closer [Final Day], $2,021,000 GTD
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $3,373,925
Players 7103
Players Left 2

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 1,250,000 / 2,500,000
Ante 300,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1089
Entries 7103
Event #33: $500 The Closer [Final Day], $2,021,000 GTD
Day 2 Completed

Arnaud Enselme Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #33: $500 The Closer ($360,223)

OHairDJ • Level 32: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 300,000 ante
Arnaud Enselme Wins Event #33: $500 THE CLOSER
Arnaud Enselme Wins Event #33: $500 THE CLOSER

This year's 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online has officially come to an end with Arnaud Enselme standing tall as the champion of Event #33: $500 The Closer.

Enselme, who has over half a million in live cashes according to his Hendon Mob profile, had a handful of small cashes in this years GGPoker WSOP Online, including in Event 1: $50 The Return NLH for $1,100 and Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH for $3,377. However, today's cash of $360,223 marks a career-best score and first WSOP bracelet for Enselme.

The final day of Event #33: $500 The Closer saw 1,089 hopefuls returning from across 16 separate Day 1's, which in total attracted 7,103 entries and generated a $3,373,925 prize pool.

It took just three levels to burst the bubble, with Tien Thanh "Terryboom" Nguyen claiming the unfortunate title of "bubble boy" after blinding down to less than a single big blind and losing with eight-trey all-in preflop against "Humbo"'s {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

A few notables who managed to cash before busting include Mark Radoja, Jeff Gross, James Chen, Daniel Dvoress and Chris Kruk.

It took just about seven hours from the start to reach a the final table, which included Kazuki Ikeuchi, who got 2nd in the live WSOP 2019 Millionaire Maker event for $830,783.

The bottom four stacks of Ethan Reid, Ryosuke Matsumoto, Koki Kudo, and Qiu Kefei were eliminated in short order after each got all-in preflop against a single opponent and ending up second-best.

Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, who led in chips going into the final two tables, would eventually fall in 3rd place after incorrectly calling down against Ikeuchi with a pair of fives against the pocket jacks of Ikeuchi.

Heads-up play began with Ikeuchi holding an over 2:1 chip advantage over Enselme. It looked to be Ikeuchi's tournament after increasing his advantage to 4:1 by winning a series of small pots, but the tide quickly turned after Enselme rivered two-pair and doubled through Ikeuchi after Ikeuchi tank-called a river shove from Enselme.

From there, Enselme managed to re-take the chip lead and would eventually get all-in against Ikeuchi's {k-Hearts}{6-Clubs} with a dominating {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and holding to seal his victory.

Event #33: $500 THE CLOSER Final Table Results

PlacePlayersCountryPayout
1Arnaud EnselmeFrance$360,223
2Kazuki IkeuchiJapan$270,127
3Ioannis Angelou-KonstasGreece$202,566
4Hernando GuzmanMexico$151,903
5Yakov NesterovRussia$113,911
6Ryosuke MatsumotoJapan$85,421
7Koki KudoJapan$64,057
8Ethan ReidNew Zealand$48,036
9Qiu KefeiChina$36,022

That concludes PokerNews coverage of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online. Be sure to check out continuing coverage of other events, including the 2021 Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) and 2021 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP), which can be found at our live reporting hub.

Kazuki Ikeuchi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($270,127)

OHairDJ • Level 32: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 300,000 ante
Kazuki Ikeuchi Eliminated in 2nd Place
Kazuki Ikeuchi Eliminated in 2nd Place

In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Kazuki Ikeuchi open-shoved for just shy of 50 million and Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme called to put Ikeuchi at risk.

Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Kazuki Ikeuchi: {k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}

Ikeuchi was dominated and looking to improve, but the {4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop left him drawing nearly dead.

The {9-Spades} river sealed the deal, and an irrelevant {6-Spades} dutifully completed the board — thus officially eliminating Ikeuchi in 2nd place and ending the tournament.

Stay tuned for a re-cap of today's event

Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme MT
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme
MT 176,000,000 65,000,000
Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp Busted

Enselme Applies Pressure; Takes Over Chip Lead

OHairDJ • Level 32: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 300,000 ante

Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme raised to 5.5 million and Kazuki Ikeuchi three-bet to 17.1 million. Enselme called.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and Ikeuchi continued for 11.4 million. Enselme called.

The turn brought the {2-Hearts} and Ikeuchi checked — prompting a 53 million shove from Enselme. Ikeuchi tanked, but eventually folded.

Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme MT
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme
MT 111,000,000 27,000,000
Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp 65,686,000 -26,314,000
Level:
32
Blinds:
1,250,000/2,500,000
Ante:
300,000

Almost Even

OHairDJ • Level 31: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 250,000 ante

Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme has won a series of smaller pots and pulled closer to Kazuki Ikeuchi in chips.

Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp 92,000,000 -16,354,000
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme MT
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme
MT 84,000,000 15,469,000
Level:
31
Blinds:
1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante:
250,000

Enselme Doubles Through Ikeuchi

OHairDJ • Level 30: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme raised to 4.8 million and Kazuki Ikeuchi called.

Ikeuichi check-called a 2.7 million bet from Enselme on the {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop.

Both players checked on the {q-Diamonds} turn; however, Ikeuichi bet 11.2 million on the {6-Spades} river. Enselme then shoved for 26.5 million and Ikeuchi tanked before eventually calling.

Enselme revealed {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a rivered two-pair, which was best against the {a-Spades}{q-Spades} of Ikeuchi for top pair.

Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp 108,354,000 -32,466,000
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme MT
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme
MT 68,531,000 36,066,000

Ikeuchi Grinding Enselme Down

OHairDJ • Level 30: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

No major pots have developed in heads-up play so far, but Kazuki Ikeuchi has been winning several small pots to take an over a 4:1 lead over Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme.

Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp 140,820,000 13,820,000
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme MT
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme
MT 32,465,000 -23,496,583
Level:
30
Blinds:
800,000/1,600,000
Ante:
200,000