Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Radmir Sadirov Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Online $5,000 Short Deck Championship

The Russian Player Defeated A Stacked Final Table To Win $169,111 and His First Bracelet


The final table of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online $5,000 buy-in short deck championship began with three different players all competing for their second WSOP gold bracelet: Joao Vieira, Daniel Dvoress, and Sam Greenwood. In the end, they all fell just short. It was Russia’s Radmir ‘KOPOBA’ Sadirov who emerged victorious with the title, the $169,111, and his first bracelet. This was Sadirov’s first recorded tournament score in an event that reported full real-name results.

Sadirov came into the final day as the runaway chip leader with just seven players remaining. He sat with 258 antes when cards before cards got in the air, while the next-largest stack was just 82 antes. Mukoro ‘AnonAnomaly’ Gberevbie was the first to fall, with his A-K losing a classic preflop race against the pocket jacks of all-time online tournament earnings leader Joao Vieira. Gberevbie took home $24,159 as the seventh-place finisher.

Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood’s run at his second bracelet came to an end when his KSpade SuitJSpade Suit clashed with the QSpade SuitQHeart Suit of Sadirov. Greenwood flopped flush and straight draws to give him plenty of outs against a set for Sadirov, but none materialized on later streets and he was eliminated in sixth place ($33,413). He now has more than $23.3 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

2019 WSOP main event runner-up finisher Dario Sammartino got the last of his short stack in preflop with KClub Suit7Club Suit against the ASpade SuitQClub Suit of 2020 WSOPO ‘Millionaire Maker’ event winner Daniel Dvoress.
Dvoress made a winning pair of aces by the river to narrow the field to four. Sammartino earned $46,214 for his fifth-place showing.

Despite earning that knockout, Dvoress was the next to hit the virtual rail. Dvoress got all-in with ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit against the KSpade Suit10Diamond Suit of Sadirov, who had been keeping his foot on the gas during short-handed play. Sadirov flopped a pair of kings and held from there to bust Dvoress in fourth place ($63,918). The score saw him surpass $18.4 million in career earnings.

Joao VieiraVieira doubled through Sadirov early in three-handed action, and was able to overtake the lead briefly before Sadirov knocked Yen-Liang Yao out in third place. Yao’s JHeart Suit10Heart Suit was unable to outrun the ADiamond SuitAClub Suit of Sadirov and he settled for $88,404 as the third-place finisher.

Sadirov took 5,641,328 into heads-up play with Vieira, who sat with 2,998,672. Sadirov was able to extend that lead, and got all-in with pocket aces against Vieira’s 10-9 suited with a chance to seal the deal. Vieira made a straight in that hand to double up, but Sadirov remained ahead. The two traded the lead back and forth a bit before Sadirov extended his advantage. He sat with more than a 2:1 lead by the time the final hand arose.

Vieira limped in with JSpade Suit10Club Suit and Sadirov raised to 240,000 with QSpade SuitQClub Suit. Vieira moved all-in and Sadirov called for around 2.5 million. The board ran out AHeart Suit9Heart Suit7Spade SuitASpade SuitQDiamond Suit, giving Sadiroiv queens full of aces for the win. Vieira fell just short of his second bracelet, but earned $122,270 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Earnings
1 Radmir Sadirov $169,111
2 Joao Vieira $122,270
3 Yen-Liang Yao $88,404
4 Daniel Dvoress $63,918
5 Dario Sammartino $46,214
6 Sam Greenwood $33,413
7 Mukoro Gberevbie $24,159