Rok Gostisa Finishes Fantastic Comeback to Win 2021 WPT World Online Championships Main Event

Rok Gostisa won the 2021 WPT World Online Championships Main Event on Tuesday, using a huge bluff and getting some blessings from the poker gods heads-up to beat out 1,178 players and cash for $959,493. The Main Event was spread over more than two weeks using a structure we have seen more and more of in large online events as a way to give players more flexibility. It began on Sunday, August 29 with the first of three starting flights; one each on consecutive Sundays. Day 2 was this past Monday, with the final table wrapping up yesterday. Vlad Darie began the nine-handed final table as the chip leader, but David Peters quickly took over, knocking out Joao Simao in ninth place and taking a chunk out of Rodrigo Sirichuk’s stack. He eliminated Sirichuk shortly thereafter. Darie was undaunted, however, knocking out Manuel Fritz and Talal Shakerchi on the same hand. If there is any consolation for them, aside from wonderful quantities of money, they were dead after the flop, so there was no sweat about which to be disappointed. Then Peters went on a revenge tour. First, Philipp Hofbauer doubled through him, but not long after, Peters found Aces against Hofbauer’s Kings to oust him from the tournament. Next, Bruno Volkmann did the same thing, doubling through Peters, but then getting sent to the rail by the same opponent. Peters was dominating, building his stack so high that he had more than three times his opponents’ combined total […]

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