The international leg of the 2021 WSOP Online is currently underway on GGPoker/ Natural8. The latest event to wrap up at the series was Event #23: $600 Deepstack Championship that drew a massive field of 2,820 hopefuls. From that sea of players, Portugal’s Nuno ‘Albertov’ Capucho emerged victorious to win his career-first WSOP bracelet and $190,274 in the top prize. This happens to be Capucho’s largest-ever recorded tournament score, surpassing the $64,546 he had earned for his 17th-place finish in the 2016 European Poker Tour Barcelona €5,300 buy-in main event.
The final day began with James Chen returning as the chip leader among the 49 survivors. Capucho had overtaken the lead by the time the final table of nine was set. He added to his chip lead by eliminating Brazilian poker pro – Felipe Ramos in ninth place for $19,027). Ramos ran A-Q into the A-K suited of Capucho, which held and busted Ramos from the final table. Capucho continued his hot run and knocked out the next four players to take a massive lead into four-handed action.
Start-of-day leader James Chen was the next player to fall, with his K-10 losing to A-10 of two-time WSOP main event champion James Carroll. Chen earned $80,237 for finishing fourth. Despite that knockout, Carroll was the next to fall. He shoved with 7c 5c and got a call from Capucho holding Ah Qh. Carroll hit a pair of sevens, but Capucho rivered a queen pair to end Carroll’s run in third place for $106,998.
Capucho started the heads-up with a 3:1 chip lead against Karolina Norvaisaite. He was able to extend his lead further by the time the final hand arrived. Norvaisaite raised to 2,640,000 with 4h 4d and Capucho moved all-in with Ks Qh. Norvaisaite called and the board ran out Ad 10d 3c Kd 3d, giving Capucho two pairs to win the title. Norvaisaite was earned $142,683 for her runner-up finish.
There were two Indian challengers among the 49 Day 2 survivors. One of them, “thekid” entered the final day with the second-biggest stack. Despite starting with a massive stack, he failed to carry the momentum and got eliminated 25th for $5,493 (INR 3.95 Lac). Fellow countryman “TheCooon” also scored an ITM finish on Day 2, finishing 44th and walking away with a $3,689 ( INR 2.70 Lac) payout.
Final Table Payouts (USD)
- Nuno “Albertov” Capucho – $190,274
- Karolina “KarolinaNe” Norvaisaite – $142,683
- James “PHJ10” Carroll – $106,998
- James Chen – $80,237
- Bowen “lbwgooxdluck” Liu – $60,169
- Alves “thefifapro” Ferreira – $45,120
- Ran “Pearblossom” Koller – $33,835
- Christopher “Canuck Clout” Doyle – $25,373
- Felipe Ramos – $19,027