2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #22: $600 NLH Knockout
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $600
Prize Pool $342,720
Players 612

Level Info

Level 40
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 612

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb Looking For a Taste of WSOP Gold

AnthonyThompson • Level 5: 60-120, 0 ante
Ross Gottlieb
Ross Gottlieb

Columbus, Ohio's Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb recorded four cashes in last year's WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series, but it was one huge run that defined his series, and brought him agonizingly close to earning his first career WSOP Gold Bracelet.

In Event #8: $500 NLH Freezeout, Gottlieb found himself at a final table of absolute crushers, including Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn, Scott "miamicane" Davies, and Randy "StayAlive" Ohel among others. Gottlieb was on the shorter side of the counts at the start of the final table, but took the majority of Kuhn's chips with queens to take a commanding lead with five players remaining.

When heads-up play commenced, Gottlieb was back in a 2:1 deficit against Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring, but looked poised to take back command of the battle when the final hand of the tournament took place. Gottlieb, holding king-nine, flopped a king-high straight, while Goehring held ace-three of clubs for a higher straight draw and a flush draw. Gottlieb went from retaking the chip lead to out in one card when the turn was a club, and Gottlieb was forced to settle for $73,942 for a second-place run.

Gottlieb, who describes himself on his Twitter bio as a "full time veterinarian, part time button clicker", is back in action for this year's series, and looks to have a full schedule of events to play in his quest to finish one spot higher in an event this year, and lay claim to a WSOP Gold Bracelet.

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb
20,000
Level:
5
Blinds:
60/120
Ante:
0

Gamble Doens't Pay Off for Foxen

AnthonyThompson • Level 4: 50-100, 0 ante
Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

A series of preflop raises brought three players to a {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop for 722 a piece.

Michael "njnj17" Leib led out for 1,075 from the small blind and Srikar "redraider" Chadhivae called from middle position before Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen raised all in for 4,721 from the cutoff.

Leib came over the top for 11,948 and Chadhivae called having both players covered.

Michael "njnj17" Leib: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen: {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Srikar "redraider" Chadhivae: {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Foxen was behind holding a gutshot with a club draw while Chadhivae was out-kicked by Leib after flopping top-pair and neither the {2-Spades} turn nor the {j-Hearts} river changed thing as Chadhivae collected the pot while collecting Foxen's bounty.

Alex Foxen
Foxen Falls Early
Michael "njnj17" Leib us
Michael "njnj17" Leib
us 30,863
Srikar "redraider" Chadhivae us
Srikar "redraider" Chadhivae
us 6,447
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen us
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen
us Busted

Tags: Alex FoxenSrikar ChadhivaeMichael Leib

Break

AnthonyThompson • Level 4: 50-100, 0 ante

Bounty Hunters are on a five-minute break.

Summer Online Championships Runs Through July 27 Alongside Bracelet Events

AnthonyThompson • Level 4: 50-100, 0 ante
Summer Online Championships
Summer Online Championships

The Summer Online Championships is underway on WSOP.com! Don’t miss a minute of the Championship action through July 27. You’ll have a shot at over $2 Million in GTDs and a chance to win the WSOP Championship Belt awarded to the Main Event Champion on July 25. With at least three tournaments a day, low buy ins, and huge guarantees, this is your shot to win big this month.

Summer Online Championship Details

Level:
4
Blinds:
50/100
Ante:
0

Yuan Rivers Boat

• Level 3: 40-80, 0 ante

Five players committed 180 to the middle, including Ye "Yuan365" Yuan from the big blind.

The flop came the {6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}. Yuan bet 450, one opponent folded and three others called.

The turn was the {6-Spades}. Scott "MaxStyle624" Horvath bet 1,350 from the cutoff, Yuan called while the other two folded.

The river came the {8-Hearts}. Yuan checked raised Horvath's bet of 2,700 to 10,000. Horvath called.

Yuan showed the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for a rivered full boat and took down the nice pot.

Ye "yuan365" Yuan
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
33,375 13,375
Scott "MaxStyle624" Horvath us
Scott "MaxStyle624" Horvath
us 10,368

Veliu Left With Crumbs After Being Tripped Up by Ellis

AnthonyThompson • Level 3: 40-80, 0 ante
Alida Veliu
Alida Veliu

A series of preflop raises saw Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis five-bet jam for 17,580 from middle position and Alida "av1925" Veliu called from the cutoff.

Alida "av1925" Veliu: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Veliu was ahead with her pair of kings until an ace appeared in the window on the {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop.

The {a-Hearts} turn gave Ellis trips and he dodged a cowboy as the {10-Spades} river secured his double-up.

Alida "av1925" Veliu
Ellis Cracks Veliu's Kings
Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis
Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis
35,935
Alida "av1925" Veliu us
Alida "av1925" Veliu
us 1,034

Tags: Ronnie EllisAlida Veliu

Ye "yuan365" Yuan Looking For Another Big Summer of Online Fun

AnthonyThompson • Level 3: 40-80, 0 ante
Ye Yuan
Ye Yuan

Ye "yuan365" Yuan, also known as Tony Yuan, has a tiny amount of cashes on his Hendon Mob profile, with just $6,774 in career tournament earnings outside of one particularly big outlier. Yuan, a Ph.D Candidate of Mathematics and Probability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, overcame the odds and made the final table of the 2020 WSOP $10,000 Main Event, after pushing through a field of 705 entrants.

“I still can’t believe it." Yuan told PokerNews about his run to the final table. "I don’t know how I made it, but someone I did. I was quite lucky to have some big hands. I won a coinflip when short-stacked with pocket nines against my opponent’s ace-jack offsuit." Yuan also was confident in the transition to the live final table, as opposed to online, saying, "I’m a live guy. I think my live play is better than my online play. I can read people.”

Yuan finally succumbed in fifth-place, losing a flip with ace-ten to the pocket fours of Joseph Hebert, but the $286,963 payday certainly helped put a big dent in his college tuition. Now, with another summer of online events waiting, Yuan will be looking to make another deep today after notching two final tables already this series.

Ye "yuan365" Yuan
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
20,000