It took just under three hours for the "Go Stage" of Event #6: $200 FLIP& GO to crown a champion in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online, and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was Georgios Sotiropoulos reigning supreme over the 6,368 player field to claim his second bracelet, along with the $117,022 first-place money.
Sotiropoulos was second on the leaderboard to start the final table and it took just one hand to send him to the top when he took down the kings of Wing Tat Yeung to take the lead, eliminating the Canadian in the process after he turned an ace.
Once in the lead, it seemed to be an impossible task for anyone to penetrate his stack as he steamrolled over the final table, eliminating all but two players en route to his victory. Yen-Liang Yao was the runner-up and took down a few doubles during heads-up play before falling to the wayside, sending Sotiropoulos his second career bracelet.
Event #6: $200 FLIP & GO Final Table Results
|3||Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker||Belgium||$69,791|
|4||Chris Moorman||United Kingdom||$53,898|
|9||Wing Tat Yeung||Canada||$14,805|
"Go Stage" Action
A total of 6,368 entry slips were sold for this event throughout the 10 Flip & Go stages, which created a $1,209,920 prize pool, and of those just 326 found themselves taking a seat in the "Go Stage" portion of this event. All runners who made it to this Stage were guaranteed at least a min-cash of $1,236 with the eventual winner taking home the $117,022 first-place prize money along with a prestigious bracelet.
The field dropped instantly down to the final nine with the structure that was in place and it was French pro Erwann Pecheux leading the way after a few monster hands leading up to the final nine. Wing Tat Yeung was the first to be voted off the island when his kings lost to the ace-jack of Sotiropoulos, starting his reign of terror.
Markus Prinz and Quentin Roussey also both took an exit by the hand of Sotiropoulos shortly after. Just six were left and Chris Moorman decided to break the chain, dropping a couple of players himself when he took out Pecheux and Wiktor Malinowski in the same hand with big slick.
Moorman, unfortunately, had his momentum quickly deplete during four-handed play and found himself headed to the payout desk when his king-queen fell to a straight by Sotiropoulos. Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker put his short stack in with ace-ten but could not fend off the pure-running Greek pro who made it heads-up with his queen-jack, landing two pair.
The only real hurdle that the champ felt throughout the final table happened when Yao won two doubles to kickoff the heads-up portion of this event. Yao went for a third double with king-ten versus the ace-six of Sotiropoulos and it looked like a new chip leader was afoot after the king-high flop. But an ace on the turn shifted the lead back to Sotiropoulos and a bricked river sealed the deal, eliminating Yao in second place for a respectable $90,371.
That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event but tune in now for coverage of Event #7: $1,500 Millionaire Maker.