WSOP Online 2021: Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda Wins First Bracelet of the Year on GGPoker in Event #1: $50 The Return NLH For $161,111

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  • Namita Ghosh August 2, 2021
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The GGPoker-leg of the 2021 WSOP Online Series is finally underway. The 33-event schedule open to Indian players through GGPoker or Natural8 will run all the way through September 12, and if last year’s numbers are any indication, many new records are likely to be crushed at the series.

Marking the takeoff was Event #1: $50 The Return NLH with a juicy $1 Million prize pool guarantee. The event logged in a giant field of 30,810 entries across 10 starting flights, generating a hefty $1.41 Million prize pool. Only 3,584 of them made it to Day 2, and it took Poland’s Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda a little over eight hours of gameplay to cut his way across the field to win his first gold bracelet and a $161,111 cash prize. Vietnam’s Cuong “CLVT” Trinh came second for $120,810.

Swiebods was fifth in chips at the start of the final table and was staring down a challenging 4-to-1 chip deficit coming into the heads-up showdown against Trinh. While Trinh seemed the strong favorite, Swieboda fought well through a roller-coaster ride to eventually win the title.

GGPoker tweeted about Swieboda’s win.

The second event of the series, Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event, also got done with Day 1 on Sunday. The event registered 1,584 participants to generate a $1.759 Million prize pool. By the end of the play, only 20 players made the cut for Day 2. Joao Simao (4,808,840) bagged the overnight chip lead, with Andras Nemeth (3,625,258) and Claas Segebrecht (3,532,007) in close pursuit.

The event is expected to crown a champion on Monday, August 2, where the other star attraction will be Day 1A of Event #7: $1,500 Millionaire Maker NLH $1M for 1st. The event will run nine starting flights, before Day 2 on August 8.

Coming back to Event #1, the Day 2 action was fast-paced, and it took an hour for the bubble to burst, assuring the final 1,600 players a share of the prize pool. The field whittled down to the final 100 players after three hours, and that’s when things slowed down. The final table was formed almost two hours later, with Germany’s Sergey “sit_boom777” Sitnikov starting out as the table captain.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Sergey “sit_boom777” Sitnikov – 272,531,521
  2. Neville “NevSlater” Costa – 230,576,460
  3. Ivan “GangstaZab” Zablyakin – 209,711,322
  4. Eran “Ma_Yesh_Beze” Soffer – 204,309,940
  5. Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda – 204,242,612
  6. Cuong “CLVT” Trinh – 156,467,360
  7. Matheus “tio_ricco” Santos – 86,664,766
  8. Matheus “durezabh” De souza – 80,258,283
  9. Alexander “OMGWTF!!” Jung DE – 77,189,094


Final Table Recap

Matheus “durezabh” De souza was the first final table casualty and was eliminated by the eventual runner-up finisher Cuong “CLVT” Trinh.

Both Neville “NevSlater” Costa and Sergey “sit_boom777” Sitnikov, who had started out as the big stacks, made an early exit in places eighth and seventh, respectively.

Trinh had chipped up after eliminating Sitnikov, and he spun up further by sending Matheus “tio_ricco” Santos out of the game with his ace-queen busting Santos’ king-queen.

Having entered the FT with the shortest stack, Alexander “OMGWTF!!” Jung DE had survived thus far, but his dream run ended in fifth place. DE lost with king-seven to Ivan “GangstaZab” Zablyakin’s ten-three that turned a pair.

Cuong “CLVT” Trinh kept his elimination spree going. First, he eliminated Ivan “GangstaZab” Zablyakin in fourth place. Eran “Ma_Yesh_Beze” Soffer was next on the chopping block. He was ahead preflop with ace-eight against Trinh’s queen-ten. However, a queen on the flop changed the dynamics and sent him packing in third place.

Cuong “CLVT” Trinh held a commanding 98 big blinds vs. Swieboda’s 29 big blinds at the start of their heads-up match. Despite being a big underdog, Swieboda was unfazed and calmly chose his spots to climb back up. Once Swieboda was ahead, the final hand got dealt relatively soon. And it turned out to be a cooler with Swieboda`s cowboys getting the better of Trinh’s pocket sevens.

Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda – $161,111
  2. Cuong “CLVT” Trinh – $120,810
  3. Eran “Ma_Yesh_Beze” Soffer – $90,595
  4. Ivan “GangstaZab” Zablyakin – $67,937
  5. Alexander “OMGWTF!!” Jung – $50,945
  6. Matheus “tio_ricco” Santos – $38,204
  7. Sergey “sit_boom777” Sitnikov – $28,649
  8. Neville “NevSlater” Costa – $21,483
  9. Matheus “durezabh” De souza – $16,110


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