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Kacper Pyzara Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Online $315 Bounty Deepstack Event

The Polish Player Defeated A Field of 2,989 Entries To Win $79,789 and His First Gold Bracelet


The 2021 World Series of Poker Online $315 bounty deepstack no-limit hold’em event drew a total of 2,989 entries, creating a prize pool of $896,700. The tournament utilized a progressive bounty format, with $75 from each entry being added to the bounty prize pool. When a player knocked out an opponent, they would secure half of that player’s bounty total while the other half would be added to their ‘progressive’ total for others to target. When the dust settled, the very last bounty was claimed by Polish player Kacper Pyzara. He earned his first WSOP gold bracelet as the champion.

Pyzara was paid out $36,285 in prize money and $43,504 in bounties to bring his total score for the event to $79,789. This was the third-largest payday of his career, behind his win in a European Poker Tour Dublin €2,200 no-limit hold’em side event back in 2016 for $104,296 and the $85,570 he earned as the sixth-place finisher in the 2018 WSOP $5,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event.

The final day of this event began with 42 players remaining. Pyzara managed to survive to the final nine, but entered the final table as the second-shortest stack. Evgeny Kochubey held the chip lead when action got underway at the final table. He was able to extend that lead further when his pocket aces beat the bluff of Vicente Delgado, who was eliminated in ninth place ($9,084 in total earnings).

Arkadiy TsinisBracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis was the next to fall. He got all-in preflop in a classic race situation, with his AClub SuitQHeart Suit facing the 6Diamond Suit6Club Suit of Moti Ohayon. Neither player improved and Tsinis was sent to the virtual rail with $8,053 for his eighth-place showing.

Kochubey added to his lead by busting Martina Ciklaminiova in seventh place ($10,549). Ciklaminiova’s pocket tens were in rough shape against Kochubey’s pocket queens, and nothing changed by the river.

Pyzara was the shortest stack at the table directly following Ciklaminiova’s elimination but surged up the leaderboard when he doubled through Takahiko Nishiyama. The Japanese player was left short and was eliminated by Pyzara just moments later, earning $14,002 as the sixth-place finisher.

Takao Shimizu’s run in this event came to an end when his AClub SuitQHeart Suit
ran into the KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit of Kochubey. Shimizu flopped the nut flush draw to go along with his one overcard, but the turn and river brought no additional assistance and he was knocked out in fifth place ($16,784). Kochubey continued his surge by busting Baoyang Xu in fourth place ($29,099). Xu’s ADiamond Suit4Heart Suit was unable to beat out the 7Spade Suit7Club Suit of Kochubey and the field was narrowed to three.

Kochubey sat with roughly 65 percent of the total chips in play after sending Xu packing. Moti Ohayon was the clear short stack. The last of his chips went in with AHeart Suit8Club Suit. He was called by Pyzara and Kochubey, who played a side pot. Pyzara ended up betting Kochubey out on the river, revealing ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit fot the ace-high straight on the QHeart SuitJClub Suit4Heart Suit10Spade Suit3Diamond Suit board. Ohayon took home $32,187 as the third-place finisher.

Heads-up play began with Kochubey holding 66 million to Pyzara’s 53.5 million. Kochubey extended his lead a bit before doubling up Pyzara with a failed bluff. Pyzara called with two pair to win the sizable pot and take a 2:1 chip lead. He was able to increase hid advantage event further before the final hand arose. Kochubey ultimately three-bet shoved for around 20 big blinds with ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit. Pyzara called holding 6Spade Suit6Heart Suit. The board ran out 10Club Suit4Club Suit8Club Suit10Heart Suit and Pyzara secured the pot and the title. Kochubey earned $53,146 for his runner-up showing,

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

Place Player Earnings (Prize pool and bounty combined)
1 Kacper Pyzara $79,789
2 Evgeny Kochubey $53,146
3 Moti Ohayon $32,187
4 Baoyang Xu $29,099
5 Takao Shimizu $16,784
6 Takahiko Nishiyama $14,002
7 Martina Ciklaminiova $10,549
8 Arkadiy Tsinis $8,053
9 Vicente Delgado $9,084