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The international leg of the 2021 WSOP Online Series taking place on GGPoker and Natural8 saw 30-year-old Dominik Panka (cover image) topping Event #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship NLHE to win a long-overdue WSOP bracelet and $185,228 (includes $98,526 in bounties) in prize money. China’s Fengdian “Shandongmenghu” Wang secured a runner-up payday worth $107,117 (includes $20,628 in bounties).
According to his Hendon Mob profile, Dominik Panka has $3,163,195 in live tournament earnings under his belt. And coming into this event, Panka had 12 WSOP ITM scores to his name, worth a cumulative $114,996.
Panka is now the third player from Poland after Bartlomiej “chester20o” Swieboda (Won Event #1: $50 The Return NLHE for $161,111) and Kacper Pyzara (Won Event #5: 315 Bounty Deepstack for $79,789) to win a bracelet at the ongoing series.
India’s first solo WSOP gold bracelet winner Young Gun Abhinav “OBellaCiao” Iyer, was in the hunt for a second bracelet, and he came close. Iyer was eliminated on the final table bubble in 10th place for $17,383 (includes $5,164 in bounties). In a preflop all-in showdown, Iyer’s were craked by Natalya “Nikitina N1” Nikitina’s on the board .
The $2,100 entry buy-in event logged in 1,064 entries to create a prize pool worth $2,128,000. The top 152 places got paid, with a min-cash worth $2,822.
China’s “JRamosCruz” was the last player to fall out empty-handed in 153rd place.
Nikita “VSMPZD” Kuznetsov (26th for $6,277), Francisco Benitez (31st for $6,277), Andreas Christoforou (41st for $5,494), Ivan Zufic (43rd for $4,808), Jakub “Janusz1957PL” Michalak (47th for $4,808), one-time bracelet winner Eduardo Pires (50th for $4,808), Natural8 Ambassador Bryan Paris (56th for $4,808), and Gleb Tremzin (58th for $4,209) were notables who made in-the-money finishes on Day 1.
The two-day event played out 32 levels on Day 1, and 22 players made it through to Day 2.
Mathias “Senor Perez” Siljander (14th for $9,361), Dara O’Kearney (14th for $9,361), and Alfred Karlsson (14th for $8,193) were the notable Day 2 eliminations before bracelet winner Abhinav “OBellaCiao” Iyer (10th for $12,219) fell out on the final table bubble.
Natalya “Nikitina N1” Nikitina (11,424,304) held a commanding chip lead heading into the final table. Her closest competitors were the eventual champion Dominik Panka (8,728,823) and Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar (7,775,680).
Two-time bracelet winner Chris Moorman (2,445,872) and Fengdian “Shandongmenghu” Wang (2,056,650) was the shortest two stacks at the start of the final table.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Vincent “Moist” Huang was the first to fall after his ran into Dominik Panka’s .
A half-an-hour later, Noam “silverplat” Makavy was sent packing in eighth place. With the board open , Dominik Panka went all-in with for trip deuces and Makavy just couldn`t fold the top pair and ended up hitting the rail after tabling .
Chris Moorman‘s chase for a third bracelet came to an end in seventh place. His found no help against Dominik Panka’s .
Eight minutes later, Oleg “PbI6AFiSH” Eltsov joined Moorman at the rail in sixth place. Eltsov three-bet jammed with only to see David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov waking up with .
The eliminations of Natalya “Nikitina N1” Nikitina, David “Mclovin86” Mzareulov, Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar set up the heads-up finale.
Fengdian “Shandongmenghu” Wang (27,061,990) and Dominik Panka (25,958,010) were almost evenly stacked at the start of their heads-up match, and all it took was 12 hands for a winner to emerge.
On the final hand of the day, Fengdian “Shandongmenghu” Wang’s lost the crucial flip to Dominik Panka’s as the board gave Panka a rivered straight for the victory.
Final Table Results (USD) (Including Bounties)
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