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Vincas Tamasauskas Wins First Gold Bracelet in Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship ($268,926)
It took fewer than two hours on the final day of Event #13 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship to determine the next winner in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. The tournament attracted a total of 267 entries and the top 39 finishers earned their share of the $1,268,250 prize pool.
Only seven contenders from as many countries returned for the final table and Vincas Tamasauskas captured his first gold bracelet. He follows in the footsteps of Vladas Burneikis and Gediminas Uselis, the latter of which won Event #76 $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em on GGPoker one year ago.
Tamasauskas earned the top prize of $268,926 after defeating Ben Lakatos in a short-lived heads-up duel, taking over the bragging rights from his brother Vladas who sits in seventh place on the Lithuanian all-time money list.
GGPoker OmahaSquad member Fernando "JNandez87" Habegger finished in third place ahead of Ben Wilinofsky, who was responsible for the vast majority of table action until his departure in fourth place.
Final Result Event #13 $5,000 PEvent #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
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Tamasauskas Comes Out on Top After Roller Coaster Final Table
Even though the final table lasted fewer than two hours, it was a fast-paced and topsy turvy affair. Ben Lakatos fell to a short stack only to double twice and even gain the lead. Ben Wilinofsky kept his foot on the gas pedal and scored a massive double through Lakatos to take over the reign at the top of the leaderboard. The Canadian was also responsible for the elimination of start-of-the-day chip leader Hernando Guzman in seventh place.
Right after, Vincas Tamasauskas doubled through Wilinofsky to slow down the momentum of the Canadian. The stack sizes at the top were getting even while Florian Fuchs and David Wang lost their battles with a short stack to reduce the field to the final four. Tamasauskas pulled into the lead and Wilinofsky lost a series of hands to hit the rail in fourth place.
From there on, it was all about the battle between Tamasauskas and Lakatos. Fernando "JNandez87" Habegger was handcuffed with a shorter stack and eventually had his aces cracked by Tamasauskas. The Lithuanian made quick work of Lakatos in heads-up, ending the tournament with a rivered boat against a turned wheel.
Successful Final Table for Investors
Six players in the money and three of the seven finalists took advantage of the in-built staking tool in the GGPoker software client. Florian Fuchs successfully sold 80% of his action and confirmed the trust of his investors with a 6th place finish. David Wang finished in 5th place and sold 21.3% while Fernando "JNandez87" Habegger sold out the 60% he put up for grabs, securing 3rd place for $140,583.
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That wraps up the PokerNews live updates for this event but the gold bracelet event is just around the corner. You can follow all results, news, and updates in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events hub.
Ben Lakatos was able to climb back to more than 4 million without showdown and then faced the raise to 350,000 by Vincas Tamasauskas, which he called. On the flop, Lakatos opted for a check-raise from 210,000 to 1,365,000 and Tamasauskas came along.
With fewer than the pot behind, Lakatos checked the turn and Tamasauskas checked back. Lakatos then jammed the river for 2,431,831. Tamasauskas quickly called with for deuces over nines, which beat the for a wheel by Lakatos.
Just like that, the short-lived and action-packed heads-up is over and Lakatos finishes as the runner-up for $194,439. Tamasauskas has earned the maiden gold bracelet and top prize of $268,926. A recap of today's action is to follow.
The heads-up duel started with a bigger pot for Ben Lakatos, who check_called for 180,000 on the flop and 613,200 on the turn. They checked the river and Lakatos tabled for a wheel, which beat the of Vincas Tamasauskas.
Tamasauskas struck right back by earning the next pot and then raised to 360,000 for Lakatos to limp-call. The flop went check, check, and Tamasauskas check-called for 562,500 on the turn. On the river, both players checked once more and Tamasauskas had the superior two pair with versus .
Ben Lakatos limped the button and Fernando Habegger raised to 480,000 in the small blind. Vincas Tamasauskas called in the big blind and Lakatos folded.
The flop brought and Habegger jammed for just 331,781, which Tamasauskas called.
The turn instantly left Habegger drawing dead to make the river a formality.
Vincas Tamasauskas raised to 360,000 in the small blind and Ben Lakatos came among to the flop, Tamasauskas check-called for 252,450 and checked again the turn. Lakatos fired a bet worth 1,269,900 and that won the pot.
Vincas Tamasauskas raised to 250,000 on the button and picked up two callers. The trio checked the flop and Ben Lakatos led the turn for 259,875. Fernando Habegger in the big blind and Tamasauskas called.
On the river, the action checked to Tamasauskas and his bet worth 479,440 forced two folds.
Ben Lakatos limped the small blind and Fernando Habegger checked from the big blind. Lakatos checked and subsequently called for 118,750 on the flop, then did so again for 363,500 on the turn. Lakatos also checked the river and Habegger jammed successfully to win the pot without showdown.
Vincas Tamasauskas won the next two bigger pots without resistance on the turn to establish a comfortable lead in three-handed play.