Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||2,000,000 / 4,000,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 Completed
"It Feels Amazing": Georgios Sotiropoulos Joins Elite Group With Third WSOP Bracelet in Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event
It’s every poker player’s dream to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. Few have done it. Even fewer have two. But it’s truly a select group that has done it three times.
Georgios Sotiropoulos of Greece is now part of that poker pantheon after winning his third bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event. Sotiropoulos outlasted a starting field of 3,821 entries to take home $432,575.
“It feels amazing. So many players in the tournament, 3,000 or so. So many hours played. And in the end, the result was what I wanted,” Sotiropoulos said.
Sotiropoulos is now a double-bracelet winner in 2021, also winning the Flip & Go Online on GGPoker in August. His first bracelet came at the 2015 WSOP Europe in a €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event. He has established himself as one of the top no-limit hold’em players, but that reputation doesn’t really mean much to him.
“I don’t really think about that,” Sotiropoulos said. “But it’s an amazing achievement. I really love the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas, the tournaments, the people here. Everything excites me. Makes me come again and again, playing more and winning more. Feeling grateful.”
2021 WSOP Mini Main Event Final Table Resuts
|3||Jordan Meltzer||United States||$202,695|
|4||James Patterson||United States||$154,720|
|5||James Rubinski||United States||$118,898|
|6||Matthew Jewett||United States||$91,991|
|7||David Tuthill||United States||$71,661|
|8||James Morgan||United Staes||$56,208|
|9||Erkut Yilmaz||United States||$44,394|
Final Table Action
Sotiropoulos came into Day 3 with a chip lead of 105,550,000, more than 60 million ahead of second place with five players remaining. It was Wataru Miyashita who made quick work to bring about heads-up play, eliminating James Rubinski on the second hand of the day with ace-queen. He then flopped a set of eights to take out James Patterson in fourth place before eliminating Jordan Meltzer in third with Big Slick that made top pair on the river.
Sotiropoulos and Miyashita began heads-up play with identical chip stacks. Sotiropoulos pulled ahead when he called a 15 million preflop three-bet from Miyashita. Sotiropoulos also called bets of 8.5 million on the flop and 12 million on the turn with the board showing . Both players checked the river, and Sotiropoulos won with for two pair, queens and sevens, as Miyashita flashed pocket fours.
The end came in a limped pot when Sotiropoulos and Miyashita saw the turn on a board of . Sotiropoulos check-raised a 9 million bet from Miyashita to 26 million and called when Miyashita shoved for 78.3 million. Miyashita had trip queens, but Sotiropoulos had made a flush with . The river came the , and Sotiropoulos was a three-time bracelet winner.
Sotiropoulos dedicated the win to his namesake grandfather and to his friends who cheered him on from the rail. He plans to play the rest of the WSOP and maybe even the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov to try to win bracelet No. 4.
“I just want to keep playing, keep grinding,” he said. He’s now part of an elite company, but Sotiropoulos isn’t content to stop there.
Congratulations to Georgios Sotiropoulos, the 2021 WSOP Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event champion!
Wataru Miyashita limped in and Georgios Sotiropoulos checked his option bringing about the flop.
Sotiropoulos check-called the 4.5 million bet from Miyashita and the paired the board on the turn.
The action saw Sotiropoulos check-raise to 26 million after Miyashita fired out 9 million and Miyashita three-bet jammed for 78.3 million
Sotiropoulos snap-called and the two players tabled their hands.
The turn gave Miyashita trip queens while also giving Sotiropoulos the diamond flush and the river was no help to Miyashita as it eliminated him in second place for $267,328.
Wataru Miyashita raised to 9,000,000 and Georgios Sotiropoulos came along from the big blind. The flop came , and Miyashita bet another 5,500,000.
Sotiropoulos called to see the turn. He checked, then folded when Miyashita announced he was all in.
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Level 42 has come to an end and Georgios Sotiropoulos and Wataru Miyashita are headed off on a 15-minute break.
Georgios Sotiropoulos raised to 7.2 million and then called the 15 million three-bet from Wataru Miyashita.
The flop saw Miyashita continue for 8.5 million and Sotiropoulos called bringing the turn.
Miyashita fired out 12 million and Sotiropoulos called once again to see the complete the board on the river.
Both players checked and Miyashita rolled over but it was no good as Sotiropoulos showed to win the pot.
Georgios Sotiropoulos called a 6,500,000 raise from Wataru Miyashita before the flop. Both players checked through to the river on a board of .
Sotiropoulos led out for 8,000,000 and Miyashita quickly called. Sotiropoulos showed for a rivered pair of kings, but Miyashita showed the same pair with to chop the pot.
Georgios Sotiropoulos raised to 7.2 million and Wataru Miyashita defended to see a flop.
Miyashita check-called the 5.8 million continuation bet from Sotiropoulos and then did the same for 9 million after the paired the board on the turn.
After the double paired the board on the river, Miyashita fired out an uncontested 11 million bet to win the pot.