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WSOP Online 2021: Brazil’s Thiago “IneedWasabi” Macedo Wins Event #4: $800 Double Chance NLH for $161,637, India’s Neel Joshi Finishes 21st For $6,149 (~₹4.58 Lakhs)

2021 WSOP Online Event 4 - Thiago Macedo and Neel Joshi
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  • Namita Ghosh August 7, 2021
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Things have begun to get exciting at the GGPoker/Natural8-hosted 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online. The two-day Event #4: $800 Double Chance NLH played out its second and final day on Friday, with 24 of the 1,643-player field returning for a shot to the title. The play lasted just over four hours, with Brazil’s Thiago “IneedWasabi” Macedo riding his stack to the finish line and claim the top prize of $161,637.

Macedo had come into the day as the third-biggest stack but had to wade his way past tough spots on the final table. He started the heads-up against eventual runner-up Andreas “Duckzzz” Nasman as the underdog but quickly scored a double-up to turn things around. In the end, he took it down with a flopped two-pair cracking Nasman’s rivered pair of kings.

The victory is the second bracelet win for Brazil in five days, after Joao Simao’s win in Event #2: $1,111 Caesars Care Charity Event.

Team India has begun to exert their presence on the felts, and there were several Indian pros on Day 1, including India’s first solo bracelet winner “OBellaCiao,” Upswinger” and, “Pranav Bang,” and Neel “Neel” Joshi. Only one of them – Neel Joshi, was able to make the cut for Day 2.

On a day when the former EndBoss runner-up and our Young Gun championed the ₹60 Lakhs GTD WPT India Mini Highroller on the domestic felts for ₹16.47 Lakhs, Joshi bagged 1,446,841 for Day 2 of Event 4. However, he could not spin up through on Day 2, and was eliminated in 21st place to pocket a $6,149 (~₹4.58 Lakhs) payday.

Added to his past performances, Joshi now has 15 WSOP Online cashes, including a sixth-place finish worth $59,878 at the 2020 WSOP Online Event #36: $1.5K Fifty Stack NLHE.

Neel Joshi
Neel Joshi


When the final table was formed, start-of-day chip leader Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov had bagged up the third-biggest stack, Sergei “Igor Gofman” Pillpenko starting as the chip leader.


Final Table Chip Counts

1. Sergei “Igor Gofman” Pillpenko – 10,679,477

2. Andreas “Duckzzz” Nasman – 10,636,460

3. Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov – 8,569,179

4. Mathias “Senor Perez” Siljander – 7,765,170

5. Ivan “Kewww” Babintsev – 6,464,272

6. Ido “idollar” Aboudi – 5,802,884

7. Tomi “BAAABUUSKIII” Brouk – 5,578,584

8. Thiago “IneedWasabi” Macedo – 5,220,916

9. Sung keung “skpang781” Pang – 5,003,058


Final Table Recap

It took nearly 50 minutes for the final table to witness its first knockout, and surprisingly it was the start-of-FT chip leader, Sergei “Igor Gofman” Pillpenko, bowing out.

Sung keung “skpang781” Pang and Ido “idollar” Aboudi quickly followed Pillpenko to the rail in eighth and seventh places, respectively.

Over the next 45 minutes, Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov lost much of his stack to eventually bust at the hands of Andras Nasman with pocket tens winning against ace-queen with a turned full house of tens and fours.

Ivan “Kewww” Babintsev was out next in fifth place.

Macedo was then seen in a pivotal pot where he booted Tomi “BAAABUUSKIII” Brouk out in fourth place, with king-nine riding atop Brouk’s queen-jack. Both players had flopped one-pair, but Macedo held the superior hand.

Now in dominating position, Macedo then dispatched Mathias “Senor Perez” Siljander in third place.

Despite the spin-up, Macedo started the heads-up duel against Andreas “Duckzzz” Nasman with a 1-to-2 chip deficit. He soon scooped a big double-up to charge ahead. The heads-up lasted for 40 minute before Macedo took it down with outrunning Nasman’s on the rundown. Macedo held the top two-pair to dominate Nasman’s rivered kings.

Thiago Macedo
Thiago Macedo


Final Table Results (USD)

1. Thiago “IneedWasabi” Macedo – $161,637

2. Andreas “Duckzzz” Nasman – $121,209

3. Mathias “Senor Perez” Siljander – $90,894

4. Tomi “BAAABUUSKIII” Brouk – $68,161

5. Ivan “Kewww” Babintsev – $51,114

6. Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov – $38,330

7. Ido “idollar” Aboudi – $28,743

8. Sung keung “skpang781” Pang – $21,554

9. Sergei “Igor Gofman” Pillpenko – $16,163

Content & Images Courtesy: WSOP.com and PokerNews.com

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