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WSOP Online 2021: Ukraine’s Vlad Martynenko Defeats Faraz Jaka Heads-Up in Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK ($250,198)

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  • Arpit Jain September 11, 2021
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Now on its last legs, the 2021 WSOP Online Series handed out one of its last bracelets on Saturday. Vlad Martynenko from Ukraine outran the competition in Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold’em to become a WSOP bracelet winner, also adding $250,198 in prize money. The Day 1 chip leader, prominent US poker pro Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka, placed runner-up for $187,622.

The $1,500 entry buy-in event clocked in 1,037 entries to collect a $1,863,900 prize pool, and the top 215 places got paid. The two-day event ran through 32 levels on Day 1, and 20 survived through to Day 2.

Two-time bracelet winner Anson Tsang bubbled the final table in 10th place for $17,150.

The other known players who missed the FT cut included Oleg “PbI6AFiSH” Eltsov (11th for $15,064), Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev (12th for $13,155), Darko “Kakadoo17” Svesko (13th for $13,155), Simon “Holy_Jezkovy” Gould (14th for $11,489), Ivan “GangstaZab” Zabiyakin (15th for $11,489), Joao “Txinkue” Manana (16th for $11,489), Burrito Santoni (17th for $11,489), Arie “abush” Kliper (18th for $10,033), and Emanuel “PSehmeus0v0” Oliveira (20th for $10,033).


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka – 22,506,783
  2. Vlad Martynenko – 10,806,646
  3. Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk – 8,005,995
  4. Stefan “C3H5N3O6” Lehner – 7,231,720
  5. Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar – 6,788,292
  6. Stanislav “Stas Kuvaev” Kuvaev – 4,421,699
  7. Tzlil “opener” Ozer – 2,392,473
  8. Simon Lofberg – 1,802,125
  9. Peter “MrDagobert” Traply – 1,444,267


Final Table Recap

The second shortest stack coming into the FT, Simon Lofberg exited first after his pocket eights were shot down by Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar’s pocket aces.

Peter “MrDagobert” Traply was the next one to fall and got unlucky with pocket queens against Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk pocket tens. The board ran and Kosk made a full house, busting Traply in the process.

Tzlil “opener” Ozer (7th place), Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar (6th place), Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk (5th place) & Stefan “C3H5N3O6” Lehner (4th place) hit the rail in quick succession of each other.

The three-handed play carried on for over an hour before Stanislav Kuvaev picked up the third-place payout. His failed to improve against Jaka’s pocket tens.

Heads-up, Vlad Martynenko (50.68 Million) held an over 3:1 chip advantage over Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka (14.71 Million), and Martynenko took just one hand to secure the bracelet. On the very first hand of the heads-up match, Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka opened with , and Vlad Martynenko 3-bet shoved with . The board ran , declaring Martynenko the champion.


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Vlad Martynenko – $250,198
  2. Faraz “Pokerguy21” Jaka – $187,622
  3. Stanislav Kuvaev – $140,969
  4. Stefan “C3H5N3O6” Lehner – $105,507
  5. Ermo “PublicEnemy7” Kosk – $79,120
  6. Nir “NIRUSHHH” Amar – $59,331
  7. Tzlil “opener” Ozer – $44,492
  8. Peter “MrDagobert” Traply – $33,364
  9. Simon Lofberg – $25,020


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