Renan Bruschi wins ‘the Big 500’ event of the 2021 World Series of Online Poker
Brazilian Renan Bruschi finished second in the third round of the 2021 international segment World Series Of Online Poker, the $ 2,500 buy-in limit hold’em championship. Just over two weeks later, Bruschi managed to improve this race in depth by winning the ‘The Big 500′ event in the same series. Bruschi beat a field of 2,639 entries in the $ 500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event to win $ 150,327 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
The field of thousands was reduced to just 35 competitors at the start of day two, with Bruschi out of the top twenty when the cards returned to the air. By the time the final table nine was established, however, Bruschi had moved up to second behind only Brazilian compatriot Rafael Furlanetto. Andrejs Zukovs was the first to fall when his AK lost in a race against Furlanetto’s nines, who were keen to extend their lead. Zukovs won $ 15,032 as a ninth place finish.
A pre-flop cooler earned Bruschi his first knockout at the final table. David Wang got last of his stack with QQ, only to fall on the KK by Bruschi. The board maintained the status quo and Wang was sent to virtual rail in eighth place ($ 20,046).
Eugenio Pernia’s race ion this event ended when his A3 collided with the pocket of dozens of
Nikola Minkov and the AK of Furlanetto in a three-way stack. Minkov improved to dozens of jacks near the river to win the pot, knocking out Pernia in seventh place ($ 26,732).
2020 WSOP In line bracelet winner Nick Maimone moved all-in preflop with a chance to move up to second place if his AQ could prevail over the JJ by Minkov. Maimone flopped the all-in flush to go with his two overcards, but the turn and river didn’t help and he was eliminated in sixth place ($ 35,647).
WSOP Bracelet winner Leonid Bilokur had just a few big blinds left when Maimone was knocked out. He immediately managed to get a quadruple-up, before finding a few more double-ups to move up to second chip position. After Bilokur returned, Bruschi reduced the field to four when his pair of kings withstood Nikola Minkov’s AK (5th – $ 47,537).
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown The $ 50,000 high roller champion Arthur Conan won his last chips, with AJ leading the A4 by Furlanetto. The board brought in both an ace and a four, only to see Conan knocked out in fourth place ($ 63,391). Despite getting this knockout, Furlanetto was ultimately the next player to be sent to pack his bags. He bet on three all-in bets for about 22 big blinds with 22. Bruschi followed with 88 and flush to win the pot. Furlanetto won $ 83,534 for third place.
With that, Bruschi took 40,817,835 heads-up with Bilokur, who was seated with 25,157,165. It didn’t take long for him to convert that lead into a title. With blinds of 300,000 to 600,000 and an ante of 75,000, Bilokur raised to 1,800,000 on the button with AA. Bruschi called from the blind bog with 103. The flop fell KJ8. Bruschi checks and Bilokur bets 1,837,500. Bruschi called and the 7 on the turn gave him a straight draw to go along with his flopped flush draw. Bruschi bet 4,020,000 and Bilokur called with his overpair. The 9 completed the board and Bruschi bet 11,869,500 with his straight gutshot river. Bilokur went all-in for less and learned the bad news. He received $ 112,728 for his second place finish.
Here is an overview of the winnings awarded to the final table:
|1||Renan bruschi||$ 150,327|
|2||Leonide Bilokur||$ 112,728|
|3||Rafael Furlanetto||$ 83,534|
|4||Arthur conan||$ 63,391|
|5||Nikola Minkov||$ 47,537|
|6||Nick maimone||$ 35,648|
|7||Eugenio Pernia||$ 26,732|
|8||David Wang||$ 20,046|
|9||Andrejs Zukovs||$ 15,032|
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