‘WhatIfGod’ Is going Again-to-Again, Wins EPT On-line Primary Match for $363K

Sweden’s ‘WhatIfGod’ gained the EPT On-line Primary Match in back-to-back style.

An action-packed ultimate desk noticed Swedish participant ‘WhatIfGod’ win the PokerStars 2021 EPT On-line Primary Match for a most sensible prize of $363,641 as a back-to-back victory used to be sealed with a very good heads-up victory over the previous PSPC champion and in a single day chip chief Ramon Colillas. Getting into play 3rd in chips in the back of each Colillas and German crusher Christian Rudolph, ‘WhatIfGod’ roared in the course of the box to win the similar identify he claimed again in 2020 for a outstanding back-to-back victory.

The overall desk motion started with a large removing proper off the bat as one of the crucial greatest names of the general desk, who started the day with over 50 large blinds, discovered himself headed to the rail first.

Present international #1-ranked Pedro Garagnani has carved out a reputation for himself in a lot of elite prime curler occasions in 2021 and a summer season victory in a WCOOP High Roller event saw the Brazilian bank $195,690. Alternatively, there wasn’t every other identify available these days as he crashed out first within the EPT On-line Primary Match when his five-bet shove with ThTd used to be referred to as by means of Christian Rudolph with KhKc. The board of As3d9h3h4c despatched Garagnani out for $41,259 and in doing so, passed Rudolph a dream early pot, chipping him as much as 29 million and giving him an early lead.

Any other large title fell when Orpen Kisacikoglu busted in 8th position for $53,763. Daniel Dvoress moved all-in from center place with JdTd and Kisacikoglu referred to as off his stack with Ac8c within the small blind. He used to be forward within the hand, however the flop of Ts9d4h modified all that, giving the Canadian most sensible pair. Kisacikoglu, a Turkish skilled who generally performs from London, wanted lend a hand. He didn’t get it at the 9h flip and when the 7c river fell, so did he.

The early eliminations had been coming thick and rapid and PokerStars ambassador Benjamin Rolle used to be subsequent to crash out, this time in 7th position for a consequence price $70,645. Rolle three-bet all-in for round 21 large blinds pre-flop with 4c4h and he used to be referred to as by means of the most recent chip chief on the ultimate desk, ‘WhatIfGod’. The Swede held AdQd and even though the Jd9s4d gave Rolle backside set, it additionally gave ‘WhatIfGod’ a flush draw. That grew to become out to not be wanted because the Ks flip and Tc river gave the Swede a Broadway instantly to win the hand and do away with the harmful German participant.

With six gamers last, ‘WhatIfGod’ led with 34.8 million chips from in a single day chip chief Ramon Colillas (26 million) and Rudolph (13.6 million).

There have been two Brazilians on the ultimate desk, however one needed to pass, and it used to be Bruno Volkmann who used to be busted in 6th position for $92,828. Volkmann used to be every other sufferer of the chip chief as ‘WhatIfGod’ referred to as the Brazilian’s shove pre-flop. Volkmann had 8s8d and had to grasp towards AdJd however couldn’t achieve this around the board of KcJs4hKd7d as kings and jacks did for Volkmann’s possibilities of going any more.

Eduardo Silva used to be the one Brazilian left, however he used to be out in 5th position simply a few palms after gamers returned from a scheduled damage. Silva defended his large blind with Qc7c towards the outlet guess from Colillas with ThTs and at the flop of QdTc3h, Silva referred to as a c-bet from the Spaniard. The flip of 6h noticed Silva elevate all-in when Colillas guess and the previous PSPC champion, who won $5.1 million from a freeroll ticket back in 2019 referred to as it off comfortably. The meaningless river of 5s ended the hand in Colillas’ choose and he put himself proper again into competition on the expense of Silva, who gained the primary six-figure money of the development, taking house $121,977.

Simply 5 mins later, Dvoress used to be at the rail, too. Opening from early place with a min-bet, Dvoress had Ah9d and Rudolph referred to as with JdTh. The flop of AsKd9s flop gave Dvoress two-pair, and his min-bet used to be referred to as briefly to a flip of Qc. This time, Rudolph check-called a larger guess of one.3 million chips, having made a instantly. The lure used to be set, and at the 4d river, Dvoress guess 2.8 million, nearly all of his stack, calling off the general few chips when Rudolph raised and seeing the unhealthy information as his flopped two pair used to be trumped by means of the German’s grew to become instantly.

That hand introduced Rudolph again into competition on 20 million chips, however the German used to be nonetheless in the back of Colillas with 24 million and ‘WhatIfGod’ on 53 million. As he battled to shoot for parity, he put himself in expanding risk with the escalating blinds seeming to chase him each few orbits. Rudolph dropped to 16 million and when he limped within the small blind with As7s and ‘WhatIfGod’ raised from the massive with ThTc, the previous were given it all-in and after a snappy name, used to be in danger for his match lifestyles with 5 playing cards to come back. The board of KdQd6c2s2c did not anything to lend a hand Rudolph and he overlooked out, busting in 3rd position for $210,608.

Heads-up, Colillas used to be preventing a chip deficit of round 60 million to his 40 million however drifted all the way down to a 3rd of his stack as he held simply 14 million chips. A very important double up stored his match lifestyles when he made a flush at the river with Ad5s managing to four-flush and beat ‘WhatIfGod’s KhKd when all of the cash went in pre-flop.

Only some palms later, Colillas used to be much more lucky, all-in and in the back of at the flip with backside two-pair towards his opponent’s most sensible and backside pair, however a two-outer seven at the river once more save his match lifestyles, giving him a precious double when all had gave the impression misplaced. Colillas took the lead or even had the risk to near out the victory, calling an all-in keeping AhQc, however ‘WhatIfGod’ prevailed with 5d5c as he held to double-up to just about parity.

The Swedish participant driven onerous for the win and flooring his opponent down over a number of palms that didn’t pass to showdown. Colillas used to be down 3:1 when the general hand happened, as he went all of the option to the river with Ad8h. The flop of 8d7h6c put Colillas into the lead towards WhatIfGod’s Qd4d, however the Kd at the flip gave the Swede a flush draw and at the 7d river, that flush got here in. Colillas guess out 5.2 million, then when ‘WhatIfGod’ shoved, made the decision and noticed his most sensible pair and most sensible kicker at the flop overwhelmed by means of his opponent’s rivered flush.

After a last desk the place the chips went with him, had been taken clear of him by means of a two-outer and the risk of a double identify just about went with it, ‘WhatIfGod’ battled onerous and gained back-to-back EPT On-line Primary Match titles in an exhilarating climax to an excellent collection.

2021 EPT On-line Primary Match Ultimate Desk Effects:

  1. ‘WhatIfGod’ – $363,641
  2. Ramon Colillas – $276,741
  3. Christian Rudolph – $210,608
  4. Daniel Dvoress – $160,279
  5. Eduardo Silva – $121,977
  6. Bruno Volkmann – $92,828
  7. Benjamin Rolle – $70,645
  8. Orpen Kisacikoglu – $53,763
  9. Pedro Garagnani – $41,259

Author: Bradley Watson