Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH [Freezeout]

Eduardo Rodrigues Scores a Double Knockout to Win Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH

• Nível 44: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Brazil’s Eduardo "Ghazbaran" Rodrigues knocked out two players on the final hand to win his first WSOP gold bracelet in Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH Freezeout. The 20th event of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online bracelet series attracted 1,080 entrants for a $1,539,000 prize pool, with the winner receiving $212,815.

Italy’s Dario Sammartino came into Day 2 in second place on the leaderboard and remained a factor throughout the final table, eliminating Lee "SON_7" Jinhyang in eighth place, Romain "Flingue" Dours in sixth place, and Renato Valentim in fifth place before falling to Rodrigues in a three-way pot to finish second. This was Sammartino’s second final table of the series on GGPoker after finishing fifth in Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship.

Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH Freezeout Final Table Results

1Eduardo "Ghazbaran" RodriguesBrazil$212,815
2Dario SammartinoItaly$159,588
3Jerecho “choleeek89” CaballeroSouth Korea$119,674
4Thomas “zizelux” HarveyNew Zealand$89,743
5Renato ValentimBrazil$67,278
6Romain "Flingue" DoursFrance$50,466
7Chris "AIR-JORDAN" KarambinisUnited States$37,844
8Lee "SON_7" JinhyangHong Kong$28,379
9Karolis "Internecik" SereikaLithuania$21,281

Rodrigues came into the final table as the chip leader and maintained that position for most of the way until Sammartino’s final table run put him near the bottom. The late turning point came with four players left when Rodrigues made quads against Jerecho “choleeek89” Caballero and quickly followed that up with a pair of queens to move back into the chip lead.

After Thomas “zizelux” Harvey was knocked out in third place, Rodrigues extended the lead with a big pot by check-raising Callabero’s river bet to force the fold. The final two eliminations did not wait long as Rodrigues found the victory with ace-queen in a three-way final pot when a flopped ace defeated Sammartino and knocked out Caballero’s ace with the better kicker.

This concludes the live coverage of Event #20: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLH on PokerNews. Be sure to tune in throughout this week for coverage of Event #23: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em on Tuesday August 31 and Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha on Thursday September 2.