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Jeon 'JJackD' Changhyun Wins 2021 World College Poker Championship Main Event

The Korean Player Defeated A Field of 1,430 Players In The Free-To-Play Event For College Students


World College Poker joined forces with to put on the 2021 World College Poker Championship Main Event. The free-to-play tournament, open to students 18 and over around the globe, drew a total of 1,430 college students. In the end it was Jeon Changhyun who finished at the top of the class. The student from the Republic of Korea came into the final table with the chip lead, and was able to convert that advantage into the title.

Changhyun earned a bounty of prizes as the champion, including a European Poker Tour (EPT) package valued at approximately €8,000, alongside an engraved PokerStars trophy and many other incredible poker-related rewards.

“Our first World College Poker Main Event Championship was a resounding success," said _WSP co-founder Craig Tapscott. “Already, students around the world have contacted us to say they had a blast and ask ‘When is the next event?’ All I can say is, stay tuned for more poker excitement from WCP.”

The final table was broadcast on poker training site Solve For Why’s YouTube channel, with coverage of the action and discussion between the hosts and several guests involved with putting on the event.

“We had some great guests including Jennifer Shahade, the co-founder of Brienfuel, college student Colton Horn, Landon Tice dropped in, and World Series of Poker bracelet winner and PLOQuickPro founder John Beauprez. Along with a great crew hosting and calling the event Matt Berkey and the Solve for Why channel,” said Tapscott after the event wrapped. He also gave a shoutout to the MC’s of the broadcast. “Comedian Clayton Fletcher and WCP’s Associate Producer Alec Rome did a great job.”

Joaquin ‘joaqqoo’ Monetto from Argentina came into the final table as the clear short stack, and was the first to fall. Changhyun then knocked out the United Kingdom’s James ‘jdyeti’ Yeatman to narrow the field to four.

India’s Pulkit ‘pulkitgoyal53’ Goyal’s pocket eights beat out the AClub Suit2Spade Suit of his fellow Indian student Ashutosh Balaprasad Karwa, who was playing under the screen name ‘RageAce00’. With that he took firm control of second place on the leaderboard.

Changhyun won a preflop race to set up heads-up play, with his KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit outrunning the pocket tens of Argentina’s Gabriel ‘gabi98bac’ Railman. Changhyun started heads-up play with roughly a 9:1 chip lead over Goyal. In the final hand Goyal shoved for 13 big blinds from the button with KSpade Suit8Diamond Suit. Changhyun quickly called with AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit. The board came down 10Club Suit8Club Suit4Diamond SuitJHeart SuitQDiamond Suit, giving Changhyun an ace-high straight to lock up the title.

A replay of final table broadcast can be found in its entirety below: