Georgios Sotiropoulos won his third WSOP arm band Friday afternoon at the Rio. With a triumph in the $1,000 mini centerpiece, the Greek pro won a bracelet online, in Europe, and also in Las Vegas.
Sotiropoulos beat a massive area of 3,821 entrances and also Japan’s Wataru Miyashita heads-up to win $432,575, which was the second-largest score of his career behind only a runner-up surface in EUR5,300 no-limit hold ’em event in 2013 at a European Poker Scenic tour drop in Prague worth the equivalent of $957,180. With his latest cash, he currently has more than $3.4 million in occupation competition revenues.
Friday’s triumph was his second arm band of 2021. He won his second career bracelet over the summer throughout the WSOP Online international series on GGPoker. He removed the $200 no-limit hold ’em turn & go event for $117,022. His very first arm band came throughout the 2015 WSOP Europe in an EUR1,100 no-limit hold ’em for $128,252.
” It’s a fantastic success,” Sotiropoulos told WSOP live press reporters regarding his 3rd piece of WSOP gold. “I really enjoy the World Series of Casino Poker, Las Vegas, the events, individuals right here. Every little thing thrills me. Makes me return as well as again, playing more as well as winning a lot more. Really feeling happy.”
With a similar structure to the $10,000 main event, which kicked off Thursday afternoon, except for 30-minute degrees instead of 120 minutes, the field actually got to the last table late on Day 2 and also the nine-handed table was cut to just 5 before nabbing up for the evening.
Jordan Meltzer got rid of Erkut Yilmaz in nine when he relocated done in with A-5 and also encountered Meltzer’s Q-Q. Yilmaz could not increase a three-outer and was the final table’s first elimination.
A short-stacked James Morgan relocated all in for his last 5.5 large blinds with 5-5 as well as was looked up by Miyashita’s K-7 in the small blind. Miyashita tumbled top set to win the race as well as eliminate Morgan in eighth.
Sotiropoulos got in the final table as one of the shorter heaps yet doubled up early and then eliminated David Tuthill in 7th. Tuthill got his money in excellent with K-Q against Sotiropoulos’ K-10, yet a 10-high flop left Tuthill attracting thin.
He turned a gutshot straight draw on a board of 10Heart Suit8Diamond Suit5Heart Suit9Heart Match, yet the KClub Suit came on the river, which offered Sotiropoulos leading 2 pair, removing the Florida native in seventh as well as relocated Sotiropoulos into the chip lead.
Matthew Jewett was removed by James Patterson right before the end of the evening, which concluded with Sotiropoulos getting up the chip lead by a substantial margin. The eventual champion landed up more than 2.5 times Meltzer, who finished Day 2 second in chips. Sotiropoulos held almost fifty percent of the contribute dip into completion of the day.
Day 2 was controlled by Sotiropoulos, yet the very first fifty percent of the final day was all Miyashita, that got rid of the first 3 players as well as began heads-up even in chips with Sotiropoulos.
Miyashita’s AClub SuitQClub Fit bested James Rubinski’s AHeart Suit7Diamond Suit, after that won a flip with 8-8 versus Patterson’s A-9 and ultimately sent out Meltzer home in 3rd when his A-K held up against Meltzer’s A-6 matched. Those three removals happened within the first thirty minutes of Friday’s play.
Miyashita took a little lead at the start of heads-up, however Sotiropoulos picked off a bluff to restore the lead.
A cold deck eventually ended the final day in less than 2 hours. In a limped pot, Sotiropoulos check-called a bank on a flop of QClub Suit10Diamond Suit7Diamond Match and the QDiamond Fit came on the turn. Sotiropoulos check-raised and also Miyashita relocated done in.
Sotiropoulos quickly called with 3Diamond Suit2Diamond Match as well as was in the lead against Miyashita’s QSpade Suit8Club Suit. Miyashita required to fill on the river, however the 5Club Match finished the board and sent him to the imprison second. He made $267,328 for his runner-up surface.
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