The highest buy-in event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Online on GGPoker & Natural8 is officially in the books. The $25,000 buy-in Event #21: $5 Million GTD Super High Roller Championship attracted a field of 255 entries, surpassing the $5 million guarantee to create a final prize pool of $6,247,500. After two days of high-octane action, Greece’s Alexandros Theologis emerged victorious from the tough field, winning his career-best $1,212,033 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. He eventually outlasted Kahle Burns (2nd for $934,604) in the HU, denying Burns his third bracelet.
This is Theologis’ first seven-figure tournament score. His previous top score came when he earned $329,122 for finishing runner-up in the $8,000 HKD buy-in ‘Asia Championship’ at last year’s WSOPO.
The final table began with two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kahle Burns in the lead, with Wenjie Huang in second chip position and Theologis on the next-largest stack. The first knockout of the day was delivered by Burns whose pocket eights bested the A-K of Timothy Nuter (9th for $151,504).
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos was the next to fall. He moved all-in with Ah 10h facing the pocket queens of Theologis. Mateos made a pair of tens, but it wasn’t good to overcome Theologis’ overpair and he was eliminated in eighth place for $196,476. Rui Ferreira’s run ended when his A-J clashed with the A-K of Huang (7th for $254,798). Following Ferreira was Eduardo Silva whose pocket tens couldn’t outrun the K-Q of Burns, who rivered a queen pair to win the pot.
Two-time bracelet winner Mark Radoja had become the shortest stack and he finally moved all-in with Ad-10c only to run into the Ah Jh of Anatoly Filatov who flopped the nut flush to leave Radoja drawing dead. The Canadian poker pro walked away with $428,518 for his fifth-place finish.
Filatov lost a key pot and became a short stack. He finally got all-in with Jc 10c against the Kc Qs of Theologis. Filatov flopped Jack’s pair to take the lead, but Theilogis rivered a higher pair to send Filatov home with $555,720. With that, Theologis took over a 3:1 chip lead into the 3-handed play. He further added to that lead when his pocket eights held against the pocket fives of Huang to set up a heads-up showdown for the title with Burns. Huang banked $720,679 for his third-place finish.
Burns began well but couldn’t go all the way. On the final hand, he moved all-in with Ah 10h against the Ad 6d of Theologis. The board ran Kc 9h 4h Qs 6c, giving Theologis a pair of sixes to win the title.
Final Table Payouts (USD)
- Alexandros Theologis – $1,212,033
- Kahle Burns – $934,604
- Wenjie “Jerome001” Huang – $720,679
- Anatoly Filatov – $555,720
- Mark Radoja – $428,518
- Eduardo “srjtdyfgukh” Silva – $330,433
- Rui Ferreira – $254,798
- Adrian Mateos – $196,476
- Timothy Nuter – $151,504