Jour 1 terminé
Jour 1 terminé
It was a huge day for Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online, with 2,639 entries creating a prize pool of $1,253,525. Out of all those entries, 35 players made it through 32 levels of play and Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto bagged the chip lead with 4,354,138 in chips.
The Brazilian is followed by a familiar name and face; Phachara Wongwichit first doubled up through Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk and scored another big pot when he took out Makoto "akayagi44" Yoshimichi and earned a full double thanks to Renan Bruschi to end the day with 4,400,296. Wongwichit's best finish in a WSOP event was in 2017 when he finished in fourth place in Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT for $84,453.
Completing the top five for Day 1 are Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira (4,354,138), Yossi "Unagiman" Vaknin (3,731,835), and Nick Maimone (3,649,332). But definitely keep an eye on notable players like Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas, Arthur Conan, Brouk, Bruschi, and Chun Lei "judd trump" Zhou who frequents the higher buy-in tournaments a lot.
Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto||Brazil||5,572,091||80|
|2||Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit||Thailand||4,400,296||63|
|3||Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira||Brazil||4,354,138||62|
|4||Yossi "Unagiman" Vaknin||Israel||3,731,835||53|
|5||Nick Maimone||United States||3,649,332||52|
|6||Rafael "TheBigKid" Moraes||Brazil||3,594,897||51|
|7||Alexander "Mucurinha" Debus||Germany||3,253,516||46|
|8||Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso||Portugal||2,576,780||37|
|9||Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas||Canada||2,386,185||34|
They started paying out prizes at 431st place, and it took less than two hours to get there once registration closed. Sebastian "Weizen" Gaehl bubbled the tournament but got his buy-in back due to the Early Bird feature which gives players protection during the bubble.
A slew of poker players then hit the rail like Davidi Kitai, Juha Helppi, Ottomar Ladva, James Chen, Felipe Ketzer, Anton Morgenstern, Wiktor Malinowski, GGPoker TwitchSquad member Patrick "Egption" Tardif, Yuri Dzivielevski, George Wolff, Andrey Pateychuk, Konstantin Maslak, and Niklas Astedt for example.
Friend of GG Jessica Teusl managed to get through to Day 2, though she'll be on a smaller stack of just under 1 million chips. Other GGPoker notables like Felipe Ramos, Daniel Negreanu, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier all tried but failed to make the money today.
Play will resume on Level 33 which features a small blind of 35,000, a big blind of 70,000, and a running ante of 8,500. The level duration will remain at 15 minutes until the final table has been reached. Once the nine remaining players have selected their seats at the final table, the blinds will go up each time 20 hands have been played.
Cards go in the air for Day 2 of Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 at 1:01 p.m. ET on August 20, and PokerNews will be there with all the action as yet another bracelet is awarded on GGPoker.
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto took the chip lead on the final hand of the day as follows.
Fulanetto opened for 120,000 from middle position and was called by Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas from the button and Fei "Lee F" Li from the big blind.
Li checked the flop before Fulanetto bet 158,000. Chamas raised to 465,000. Li folded and Fulanetto called. Fulanetto then check-jammed the turn from 855,000 to 3,337,091 and ended the day with the chip lead after Chamas folded.
Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of Day 1 of Event #14.
Damir "TiltTanik" Zhugralin jammed for 514,739 from the cutoff. Nuno "Albertov" Capucho three-bet to 670,996 from the small blind and the player in the big blind folded.
Damir "TiltTanik" Zhugralin:
Nuno "Albertov" Capucho:
Capucho was ahead and improved to a full house on the board to eliminate Zhugralin just before the end of the day.
Players are on a final break before they come back to play just a few more minutes. Just before the break, Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit found a huge spot with against for Renan Bruschi and for Makoto "akayagi44" Yoshimichi. The jacks held Wongwichit got a huge chip up just before the end of the day.
Phachara Wongwichit raised all in from middle position for his last 830,756. Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk called from the button and everyone else folded.
Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk:
Wongwichit had the lead but needed to hold. The brought straight draws for Brouk, but the turn and river gave Wongwichit the double to stay alive.
Two more GGPoker players have secured poker's greatest prize, a gold World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. Austrian Daniel Smiljkovic triumphed in Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold 'em Championship while Brazil's Lucio Lima is the Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty champion.
After an early raise to 120,000 from Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso, Renan Bruschi shoved the button with the table big stack, and Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia called with less from the big blind. Caprichoso got out of the way to set up for Pernia against for Bruschi. The board was clean for the kings, and Pernia doubled.
"DinhoDibre10" raised to 325,000 from middle position and Arthur Conan re-raised all in from the cutoff. Action folded back to "DinhoDibre10" who called for his remaining 405,435.
"DinhoDibre10" was in rough shape as the flop came down . The turn provided some possible straight outs, but the river confirmed his elimination.