2021 World Series of Poker Europe
2021 Goliath Online

CMR16 Leads Final 11 in the 2021 Goliath Online

YorkshirePud • Level 14: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante

Day 2 of the 2021 Goliath Online started with 282 players sharing the common goal of making it through to Day 3. Only 11 of those returnees managed to achieve that task, and nobody has more chips than "CMR16" who bagged up 11,735,848 chips at the close of play.

Goliath Online End of Day 2 Chip Counts

3Philip Baker9,039,256
10Matthew Bushell3,363,514

A solid turnout of 399 players in the turbo-structured Day 1E ensured the prize pool exceeded the £250,000 guarantee. A total attendance of 2,723 meant a £272,300 prize pool, and a £54,460 top prize.

"Bertiepup" burst the money bubble when they crashed out in 217th place. Their exit locked up at least a min-cash for the remaining 216 players. Several big names and Grosvenor Poker regulars saw a return on their £110 investment. They included Ben Dobson, Richard Kellett, Guy Taylor, Paul Vas Nunes, Euan McNicholas, and Team Grosvenor duo Katie Swift and Rick Trigg.

Unibet Poker Ambassador Ian Simpson was flying high for much of the penultimate day's action, but ultimately had to make do with a 14th place worth £2,178.

"whaleready296" busted in 12th place right at the death, leaving only 11 players in the hunt for the title.

Day 3 Commences at 8:00 p.m. BST on August 31

The final day's action shuffles up and deals at 8:00 p.m. BST on August 31 under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team. CMR16 (11,735,848) and "Whytestar" (10,392,641) are the only players returning with eight-figure stacks.

The average stack at the resumption of play is 6,188,636, and only four players have more than that amount, which could make for some quick early eliminations. Players will continue the rest of Level 14, meaning blinds are 80,000/160,000/16,000a, before moving into 100,000/200,000/20,000a.