WSOP 2021 Day 48 Digest

8$7,777Online Event #8: Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em High Roller🇪🇪 Aleksejs Ponakovs$432,491
9$777Online Event #9: Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em🇧🇬 Yuliyan Kolev$146,163

Online Event #8: Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em High Roller

Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs from Estonia won the $7,777 High Roller on The player beat a field of 183 entries and 47 rebuys to grab the $432,491 top prize. A well deserved victory in a shark filled environment as many top pros were playing, including Dylan Linde (5th), Rainer Kempe (6th), Ali Imsirovic (17th) and Jason Koon (20th).

Aleksejs Ponakovs

Online Event #9: Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em

The smaller version of the High Roller attracted 732 players who rebought 390 times to generate a 1,122 entries field. The trophy went to Yuliyan “Dr.Feelg00da” Kolev who cashed a decent $146,163 and a bracelet. The player is no stranger from the felt as he has $1,6M in total live earnings since 2010.

Yuliyan Kolev

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

It’s already day 7 in Main Event and we’re getting closer and closer from crowning a new champion! The final table has been set meaning all nine players have secured $1M!

George Holmes (2nd) with a single hendonmob line in 2019’s Main Event

Koray Aldemir will come back as a favorite with his huge 140M / 175BB stack. He’s followed by George Holmes, also in a decent spot, as he sits with more than double the stack of his followers with 80M. Day 6 chip leader Hye Park had a tough day but will still come back in 7th place with 13M.

Ramon Colillas couldn’t reach the final table and lost in 14th place for $380k, a few moments after Chance Kornuth who busted in 16th place for $305k.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (10th, $585k) with the heartbreaking loss at the doors of the final table

Elsewhere in the Rio

In the $10k Event #73: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, four players will return today to close the tournament. Yuval Bronshtein leads with 3.3M, followed by Ian O’Hara (2,1 M), Scott Seiver (1,6M) and Brian Hastings closes the group with 1,5M. They will all leave with at least $107k, and the winner will go home with a top prize of $352k.

Scott Seiver

The $10k Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout) almost ended within a day, but play has stopped with 7 players left. Aditya Agarwal has nearly 2.5 times the stack of the second player so he’s in a great spot to win the bracelet. He’ll face some tough competition as Stephen Chidwick (3rd), Romain Lewis (4th), Dario Sammartino (5th) and Yevgeniy Timoshenko (7th) will try to bring him down.

See you later!