Brazilian player wins his first WSOP bracelet and $1 384 000
The international part of WSOP Online 2021 is still underway on GGPoker. To note, 6 bracelet events have already taken place, meaning that the ranks of WSOP champs swelled with six lucky players.
The $1 500 Millionaire Maker NLH with a huge $5 000 000 guarantee ended yesterday. Due to the wide grid of starting flights, the tournament collected 5 437 entries. Such a large number of entries broke the claimed guarantee by as much as $2 747 720.
As a result, the total prize pool amounted to a massive $7 747 720. The top cash reward and gold bracelet went to Brazilian player Eduardo Pires. By the way, this is his first WSOP trophy as well as current largest career payout – $1 384 000.
Lukas "rustyhusky" Hafner from Austria became the tournament runner-up, pocketing $984 460 in prize money. The last hand of the event started with Pires limping 8♣-5♦ from the button. Hafner, in turn, checked 7♠-3♦ from the big blind.
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The flop brought 7♣-6♠-2♦, giving the Brazilian an open-ended straight draw. Hafner flopped a pair of sevens. Pires made a big bet and was check-raised by Lukas. Eduardo then called the bet, hitting the nut straight as 4♦ appeared on the turn. Hafner made a big bet again, which Pires called easily.
The 8♦ on the river made Lucas check, while Eduardo moved all-in. The Austrian called his last 11 BB, but luck was on his opponent’s side that day.