Day 3 completed
|Blinds||250,000 / 500,000|
Day 3 completed
"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.
It is all over, Whytestar is the 2021 Goliath Online champion.
Heads-up was over almost as quickly as it began. CMR16 got their stack into the middle of the Grosvenor Poker virtual felt with and found themselves up against . Whytestar's hand remained true to send CMR16 to the rail in second place, a result that turned their £110 investment into £32,131.
Whytestar goes into heads-up with a commanding lead, and the 2021 Goliath Online is their's to lose.
LateNightTales fought valiantly three-handed against two much larger stacks, but they ultimately fell in third place.
They got their stack into the middle holding only for Whytestar to wake up with . The flop gave Whytestar a huge advantage, but the turn gave LateNightTales some outs to a flush. Those outs failed to materialise as the completed the board.
We are now heads-up.
Philip Baker must have thought all his Christmases had come at once when he got his short stack into the middle holding . However, he never planned on Whytestar waking up with . Ouch. The five community cards fell to gift Whytestar an unnecessary flush, and to reduce to player count to three.
RipitandShipit has been eliminated in fifth place at the hand of the hot-running Whytestar.
Whytestar opened to 800,000 and called when RipitandShipit jammed for only 1,455,400. Whytestar showed and was against . A four on the river resigned RipitandShipit to a £12,661 score.
Matthew Bushell's Goliath Online is over after a clash with LateNightTales did not go to plan.
Bushell found himself all-in with against his opponent's . The board was of no help to Bushell, and he has to make do with a £9,258 consolation prize.
You have to win your coinflips if you want to win poker tournaments, which is exactly the opposite of what jdandcoke999 just did. Their medium-strength ace couldn't get there against against CMR16's pocket deuces.
An impressive run comes to an end. Only six players remain in the Goliath Online, and they have locked up £9,258 for their troubles.