Smiljkovic and Lima Win First WSOP Bracelets

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Two more GGPoker players – Daniel Smiljkovic and Lucio Lima – have secured poker’s greatest prize, a gold World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet during the tournament.

Smiljkovic, an Austrian-born German, won Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold ‘em Championship held Aug. 10-11. A day later Brazil’s Lima wrapped up Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty as the champion.

Smiljkovic Led Through to Secure Gold and $423,426

Daniel Smilkjovic – the first-time gold bracelet winner – entered the final day of Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold ‘em Championship as the chip leader. The Austrian never gave up the top spot, which led him all the way through the victory. The champion defeated China’s Xuming Qi in heads-up.

The tournament attracted a total of 479 entries against a prize pool of $2,275,250.

Before this year’s digital festival on GGPoker, Smiljkovic had cashed in WSOP tournaments for over $170,000. On the final day, which lasted not more than one hour and 40 minutes, Smiljkovic took home his 30th official WSOP cash.

Here’s is the list of all seven finalists of Event #8: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship Final Table

  1. Daniel Smiljkovic (German)                                      $423,426
  2. Xuming “Scplayer” Qi (China)                                  $306,145
  3. Christodoulos “Pot RippeR” Christodoulou (Cyprus) $221,349
  4. Marius Gierse (Austria)                                               $160,040
  5. George Wolff (United States)                                    $115,712
  6. Yonatan “itayalenbi” Koko (Israel)                             $83,662                                              
  7. Aki “Seabossss” Virtanen (Finland)                          $60,489

Lima Secures Brazil’s Fourth Bracelet of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online

Lucio “WizardofAz” Lima became a WSOP champion after securing Event $9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty for a combined prize worth $95,205. He is the fourth Brazilian to grab a bracelet in the tournament’s opening nine events.

Joao Simao, Thiago Macedo, and Eduardo are the other Brazilians who won before Lima.

Nine hours decide the winner in Event $9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty on Aug. 12. After topping the 2,229 player field, Lima earned his first WSOP bracelet, in addition to $91,025 in prize money.

Lima At the Final Table

The Brazilian began the final table third on the leaderboard and appeared shaky at this point. But Lima kept his cool and made outstanding decisions that led him to his first WSOP bracelet.

It was not easy to outclass some great players – including Anson Tsang, who was looking to grab his third bracelet.

Tsang began the final table with a lead, starting heads-up as a favorite before Lima swiftly doubled and neutralized Tsang soon after. Following some action, Tsang was consoled with the runner-up position as Lima kissed his first bracelet.

Here are all the nine finalists of the Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty

  1. Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima (Brazil)              $95,205
  2. Anson Tsang (Hong Kong)                        $66,918
  3. Krzysztof “ZryjGruz” Dulowski (Poland)     $60,634
  4. Jonathon “Resolve” French (Canada)         $29,320
  5. Stanislav Kuvaev (Russia)                           $23,741
  6. Joaquin Melogno (Uruguay)                      $18,314
  7. Yngve “IAMWILLIAM” Steen (Norway)     $18,290
  8. Daisuke “REDJOE” Ogita (Japan)                $17,123
  9. William “BigCharles” Romaine (US)            $16,438

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