2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,923,735
Players 1441

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 500,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1441
Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
Day 1 completed

Karolis Sereika Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #37 ($195,310)

Leo_Contreras • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante
Karolis Sereika
Karolis Sereika

Karolis Sereika was crowned the winner of Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo at the 2021 World Series of Poker to win his first bracelet. The Lithuanian professional player defeated a 1441-player field including the formidable Brazilian Pedro Padilha in heads-up play to win the $195,310 top-prize and some bounties worth $500 each.

The Lithuanian grinder had a big rail behind him all night and could be heard throughout the Amazon room in every hand he was involved. His previous best finish was second in a $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em event in 2018 in which he cashed $159,969. Sereika has cashed for $302,858 lifetime with this being his biggest to date at $195,310.

“This is the first live Lithuanian WSOP bracelet so that means a lot to me and all Lithuanian players, I’m very happy and very excited. Just so many emotions, I really wanted it with all my heart.”

Sereika becomes the first Lithuanian live player to earn a WSOP bracelet, and perhaps as impressive, he eliminated all but one player from the final table. Three other Lithuanian players in Vincas Tamasauskas, Gediminas Uselis, and Vladas Burneikis have all won WSOP Online bracelets at GGPoker.

Final Result Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE

PositionWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Karolis SereikaLithuania$195,310
2Pedro PadilhaBrazil$120,700
3Lorenzo AdamsUnited States$88,435
4Pierre CalamusaFrance$65,494
5Steve BuellUnited States$49,033
6Alec GouldUnited States$37,114
7Romuald PyciorUnited States$28,406
8Alexander NordenSweden$21,986
9Wing YamUnited States$17,211

A lot of familiar faces gave it a shot to win a bracelet in one day but most of them didn't make it. Qui Nguyen, Greg Raymer, Kenny Hallaert, David “Chino” Rheem, and Maurice Hawkins all gave it a shot but failed to make the money in this event. Plenty of others did make the money as there were a total of 217 players that ended up winning a piece of the $1,923,735 prize pool.

Some of the fortunate players include Jason Stockfish (19th - $6,025), Jeonggyu Cho (47th - $4,307), Jesse Yaginuma (47th - $3,710), Bertrand Grospellier (54th - $3,710), and Joe Serock (136st - $1,876).

Final Table Action

Wing Yam was ousted in ninth place when he lost a flip with ace-seven suited against the fours held by Alec Gould.

Eliminated in eighth place Alexander Norden after making the call with the better hand pocket Jacks but unfortunately for him, Sereika ran good at the right time and hit a wheel on the turn with his ace-five of clubs and eliminated Norden.

Sereika put on quite the display as after eliminating Norden he sent Lorenzo Adams, Pierre Calamusa, Steve Buell, Gould, and Romuald Pycior to the rail to leave him heads-up with Padilha.

It wasn't smooth sailing for Sereika heads-up despite eliminating a slew of players and holding a 3:1 chip advantage against Padilha. Padilha battled back and took 3:1 chip advantage himself before he doubled Sereika twice to put the Lithuanian back in control

Soon after, Padilha found himself short of a bracelet and had to settle for the runner-up prize of $120,700 plus bounties after he unsuccessfully jammed king-eight suited into ace-nine.

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Pedro Padilha Eliminated in 2nd Place ($120,700)

jnoy • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante
Pedro Padilha
Pedro Padilha

Pedro Padilha announced all in from the small blind, and Karolis Sereika instantly called to put the WSOP gold bracelet in play.

Pedro Padilha: {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Karolis Sereika: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}

The runout of {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Spades}{a-Hearts} left Sereika in front, eliminating Pedilha in the runner-up position.

Karolis Sereika lt
Karolis Sereika
lt 36,025,000 16,205,000
Pedro Padilha br
Pedro Padilha
br Busted

Tags: Pedro PadilhaKarolis Sereika

Sereika Traps with Aces

Tboss • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante

Karolis Sereika limped from the button before Pedro Padilha jammed his stack. Sereika instantly threw in a stack of 1,000,000 chips to call while rolling his hand over.

Karolis Sereika: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Pedro Padilha: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Sereika still needed to dodge as the flop came {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, giving Padilha a pair of tens. The turn was the {5-Clubs} changing nothing and the board completed with the {2-Diamonds} on the river. Sereika had taken the lead back with the double up.

Karolis Sereika lt
Karolis Sereika
lt 19,820,000 11,520,000
Pedro Padilha br
Pedro Padilha
br 16,205,000 -11,520,000

Tags: Karolis SereikaPedro Padilha

Padilha Doubles Again

Tboss • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante
Pedro Padilha
Pedro Padilha

Karolis Sereika shoved on the button and Pedro Padilha snap-called his 12,850,000.

Pedro Padilha: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Karolis Sereika: {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Padilha was ahead with his pair and made two pairs on the {8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop. The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and the river was the {5-Diamonds}, giving Padilha a full house to double again.

Pedro Padilha br
Pedro Padilha
br 25,800,000 7,450,000
Karolis Sereika lt
Karolis Sereika
lt 10,225,000 -7,450,000

Tags: Pedro PadilhaKarolis Sereika

Padilha Takes the Lead

Tboss • Level 38: 500,000-1,000,000, 500,000 ante

Karolis Sereika shoved all-in on the button and Pedro Padilha made the call in the big blind.

Pedro Padilha: {a-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Karolis Sereika: {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The flop came {7-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, flopping Padilha a pair of twos and Sereika couldn't catch up on the {3-Clubs} turn or the {5-Clubs} river securing the double up for Padilha. Padilha has taken the lead for the first time heads up.

Pedro Padilha br
Pedro Padilha
br 18,350,000 4,250,000
Karolis Sereika lt
Karolis Sereika
lt 17,675,000 -4,250,000

Tags: Karolis SereikaPedro Padilha

Level:
38
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
500,000
Level:
37
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
400,000