Whytestar Wins the 2021 Goliath Online (£54,460)
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"Whytestar" is the 2021 Goliath Online champion following an impressive displayed on Day 3 of the £250,000 guaranteed tournament. Eleven players returned to the Grosvenor Poker tables for the final day's action, and Whytestar outlasted them all to become a worthy champion.
2021 Goliath Online Final Table Chip Counts
|6||Matthew "HodlGang212" Bushell||£9,258|
It was "CMR16" who started the Goliath Online final day in hot form, adding to their stack and building what looked like a formidable lead.
"Issual", "Relaxbro88", and "Chipeater" all fall by the wayside with CMR16 busting all three. Chipeater's exit in ninth set the final table where CMR16 sat down with 19,281,731 chips with Philip Baker being his nearest rival with 9,788,056 chips.
The final table, however, belonged to Whytestar who combined a mixture of solid, aggressive play with a sprinkling of good fortune.
Whytestar busted "hazvi74" in eighth to climb towards the top of the counts. Both Whytestar and CMR16 had huge stacks in comparison to the rest of the final table players, and they wielded their big stacks unrelentingly, winning six consecutive preflop pots between them at one stage.
Something had to give eventually, and it did when "jdandcoke999" made a stand with an ace, but it could not get there against CMR16's deuces.
A Dominant Display By Whytestar
Matthew "HodlGang212" Bushell ran his ace-seven into the pocket tens of "LateNightTales" to fall in sixth before Whytestars's lowly five-four beat the ace-king of "RipitandShipit" courtesy of a four on the river.
Whytestar looked unstoppable at this stage and they wasted no time in accumulating the rest of the chips in play. Philip "NeverTrustAFart" Baker was the next player to feel Whyestar's wrath, his pocket queens proving no match for the superior pocket kings of the champion-elect.
Heads-up was set when LateNightTales tried his luck with king-nine, only to run into Whytestar's ace-king. LateNightTales picked up some outs on the turn, but bricked the river.
That hand gifted Whytestar a 55,361,944 to 12,713,056 chip advantage over CMR16, and it did not take long to settle the event. CMR16 was all in with ace-deuce and against the ace-queen of Whytestar. It was all over a few seconds later when CMR16 missed the board. Second place weighed in at £32,131 but the night belonged to Whytestar who became the 2021 Goliath Online champion, an accolade that came with £54,460 in prize money.
Next Up: GUKPT Coventry
That concludes the Goliath Online for another year, but the GUKPT action continues at the Goliath's spiritual home of Coventry. The side events are in-play now, stay tuned to PokerNews for the full schedule.