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Thiago Macedo Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Online $800 Double Chance No-Limit Hold'em Event

The Brazilian Player Outlasted A Field of 1,643 Entries To Secure His First Bracelet and $161,637

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Thiago Macedo is the latest player to win a gold bracelet during the 2021 World Series of Poker Online. The Brazilian poker player overcame a field of 1,643 total entries to win the WSOPO $800 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘double chance’ event, securing the hardware and the first-place prize of $161,637.

This was Macedo’s second-largest recorded tournament score behind the $162,924 he earned as the fourth-place finisher in the 2016 WSOP $5,000 no-limit hold’em turbo event that was ultimately won by Ankush Mandavia. His career tournament earnings now total $785,241.

The final day of this two-day event began with 24 players remaining and Stoyan Obreshkov in the lead. Obreshkov survived to the final table in third place, while Maceo was near the bottom of the leader board by the time the field was narrowed to just nine. After Sergei Pillpenko was eliminated in ninth place ($16,163), Obreshkov busted Sung Keung Pang (8th – $21,554) to move back into first place in the chip counts heading into seven-handed action.

Obreshkov added to that lead when he picked up pocket aces against the pocket queens of Ido Aboudi. All of the chips went in preflop, and Obreshkov improved to aces full of fours to send Aboudi to the virtual rail in seventh place ($28,743).

Andreas Nasman overtook the lead as the final table continued, and then picked off a bluff from Obreshkov to extend that advantage even further. Obreshkov was left with the shortest stack, and soon found himself all-in with A-Q facing the pocket tens of Nasman. The pocket pair held up and Obreshkov finished sixth for $38,330. Obreshkov, who finished seventh in the international segment of the 2020 WSOP $10,000 main event, now has more than $1.4 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

Ivan Babintsev’s run in this event came to an end when his K-Q lost out against the A-7 suited of Mathias Siljander. Babintsev earned $51,114 as the fifth-place finisher. Tomi Brouk was the next to fall. He ran a bluff with a busted straight draw that was called by Macedo, who had flopped trip kings. Brouk took home $68,161 for his fourth-place showing, while Macedo moved into second place with just three remaining.

Macedo closed the gap even further when his KHeart Suit9Spade Suit held up against the 9Club Suit8Diamond Suit that Siljander shoved from the small blind. Siljander cashed for $90,894, while Macedo entered heads-up play against Nasman at roughly a 2:1 chip disadvantage.

The tables turned when Nasman shoved on a KDiamond SuitADiamond Suit4Spade Suit board with 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit and Macedo called for his tournament life with KHeart Suit9Spade Suit.

Macedo took the lead there and then extended it to more than a 3:1 advantage by the time the final hand was dealt. He limped in from the button for 800,000 total with QDiamond Suit9Club Suit and Nasman raised to 2,400,000 holding KSpade SuitJSpade Suit. Macedo called and the flop came down QSpade Suit9Spade Suit6Heart Suit. Nasman bet 1,650,000 with his straight and flush draws and Macedo called with his top two pair. The 8Heart Suit on the turn drew checks from both players. The KClub Suit on the river saw Nasman moved all-in for around 7.5 million. Macedo called to secure the pot and the title. Nasman earned $121,209 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 Thiago Macedo $161,637
2 Andreas Nasman $121,209
3 Mathias Siljander $90,894
4 Tomi Brouk $68,161
5 Ivan Babintsev $51,114
6 Stoyan Obreshkov $38,330
7 Ido Aboudi $28,743
8 Sung Keung Pang $21,554
9 Sergei Pillpenko $16,163

Photo credit: WSOP / Melissa Haereiti.