This week’s poker news continues a focus on the World Series of Poker. We’re recapping three big winners from this past week who made a name for themselves.
Sotiropoulos Wins World Series Of Poker Bracelet
Georgios Sotiropoulos is adding to his WSOP bracelet collection after conquering the first-ever Flip & Go tournament. The Greek player participated in the $200 buy-in online event and ended up emerging victorious. He had to overcome a large field of 6,368 entries in order to come away with the top prize of $117,022, which was his second WSOP bracelet win.
Sotiropoulos’ first bracelet win came back in the 1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em event during the 2015 WSOP Europe, so it’s been quite some time. Sotiropoulos now has an estimated $2.9 million in recorded tournament earnings.
The Flip & Go tournament saw all of the poker players compete against one another in ten flip stages. Everybody was dealt a starting hand of three cards with all of them being forced to discard one of them prior to the flop. The catch was that all players were automatically moved all-in as the field was quickly narrowed down to 326 players. The remaining participants made it into the Go Stage where all remaining players were handed stacks of 40 big blinds.
Pyzara Wins 2021 WSOP Bounty DeepStack Online Event
Kacper Pyzara was able to put together a masterful performance in order to win the 2021 World Series of Poker Online $215 bounty deepstack no-limit hold’em event. To do so, he had to battle it out against 2,989 other entries but was able to outlast all of them. He picked up $36,285 for his first-place finish, the largest out of the $896,700 prize pool. However, Pyzara also picked up an additional $43,504 in bounties throughout the event.
It was the third largest score of the polish player’s career. His second-highest was an $85,570 cash during the 2018 WSOP $5,000 six-mas no-limit hold’em event when he finished in sixth place. Then his top recorded bag was for his victory at the European Poker Tour Dublin 2,200 no-limit hold’em side event in 2016. He walked away with $104,296 for that victory.
Evgeny Kochubey also deserves recognition for how hard he fought throughout this event. He came up just short but still landed in second place here, reeling in $53,146 combined from his placement and bounties.
Macedo Claims Title In WSOP Online Event
Nobody was able to stop Thiago Macedo this week as the Brazilian native was able to secure a gold bracelet during the 2021 World Series of Poker Online. The event he won was the $800 buy-in no-limit hold’em double chance where he had to navigate a field of 1,643 players.
The event lasted two long days with only 24 players remaining heading into the second day. However, none were able to slow him down as he picked up the hardware and the top prize of $161,637.
It was a huge win for Macedo as this was his second largest recorded tournament score of his career. The only score higher than this one was a fourth-place finish at the 2016 WSOP $5,000 no-limit hold’em turbo event where he pulled in $162,924. As it stands right now, Macedo has $785,241 career tournament earnings.