Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||1,250,000 / 2,500,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
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 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 with a dominating and holding to seal his victory.
Event #33: $500 THE CLOSER Final Table Results
|8||Ethan Reid||New Zealand||$48,036|
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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:
Ikeuchi was dominated and looking to improve, but the flop left him drawing nearly dead.
The river sealed the deal, and an irrelevant 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 raised to 5.5 million and Kazuki Ikeuchi three-bet to 17.1 million. Enselme called.
The flop came and Ikeuchi continued for 11.4 million. Enselme called.
The turn brought the and Ikeuchi checked — prompting a 53 million shove from Enselme. Ikeuchi tanked, but eventually folded.
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme has won a series of smaller pots and pulled closer to Kazuki Ikeuchi in chips.
Arnaud "Chocolatine" Enselme raised to 4.8 million and Kazuki Ikeuchi called.
Ikeuichi check-called a 2.7 million bet from Enselme on the flop.
Both players checked on the turn; however, Ikeuichi bet 11.2 million on the river. Enselme then shoved for 26.5 million and Ikeuchi tanked before eventually calling.
Enselme revealed for a rivered two-pair, which was best against the of Ikeuchi for top pair.
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.