2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $2,670,638
Players 579

Level Info

Level 36
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 800,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 47
Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 2 completed

From Online Crusher to WSOP Gold: Eelis Parssinen Wins Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha

• Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Eelis Parssinen
Eelis Parssinen

To most people who follow the high stakes online scene he’s “EEE27.” Today at the final table of Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha he was Eelis Parssinen, the newest World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

The Finnish pro was already among the best online cash game players in the world. He now has his breakthrough win on the live tournament scene, but he doesn’t plan to change anything because he has a gold bracelet around his wrist.

“I don’t play these live tournaments too often. I wouldn’t consider myself as a live player,” Parssinen said. “I like to play live, but, I mean, this is my fifth WSOP tournament ever and there is so much luck involved.”

Parssinen needed all the luck he could get just to arrive at the final table. With around 40 players left, he lost a big pot that knocked him down to one big blind. He texted his friends in a group chat that he was out of the tournament. He managed to build that stack up to 2,800,000 at the start of the final table, in the middle of the pack among the nine players remaining.

He was far from alone. Outlasting a starting field of 579, at the final table were three fellow Scandinavians and his closest friends: Niklas Astedt, Samuli Sipila, and Joni Jouhkimainen.

Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Eelis ParssinenFinland$545,616
2Noah BronsteinUnited States$337,216
3Ezra Abu GazalUnited States$239,321
4David ProciakUnited States$172,332
5Joni JouhkimainenFinland$125,940
6Kyle AroraUnited States$93,425
7Niklas AstedtSweden$70,367
8Vikranth AngaIndia$53,824

Final Table Action

Parssinen doubled up through Jouhkimainen at the start of the final table by making quad queens. As Sipila fell in ninth place and Astedt in seventh, Parssinen doubled up again to get near the chip lead.

The fast structure left little room for maneuvering, and the remaining five players traded chips pre-flop before Jouhkimainen was knocked out in fifth place by Ezra Abu Gazal, who became Parssinen’s nemesis at the final table. Parssinen complained that Abu Gazal’s rail was leaning in too close and asked to change seats. Tensions rose as the bracelet was tantalizingly near for all those left.

With three players remaining, Parssinen picked up pocket aces in a PLO hand to double through Noah Bronstein and into the chip lead. He finally got the better of Abu Gazal, winning a flip with fives against queen-ten to send Abu Gazal home in third place and leave Parssinen heads-up against Bronstein with a 2.5:1 chip advantage.

Heads-up play wouldn’t last long. Parssinen and Bronstein saw a flop of {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and got all the chips in the middle. Parssinen had flopped a set of sixes with {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}, while Bronstein was drawing to a straight with {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Bronstein picked up a flush draw on the {a-Hearts} turn but bricked the {j-Spades} river, making Parssinen a WSOP bracelet winner and $545,616 richer.

Eelis Parssinen
Eelis Parssinen

To Parssinen, it could’ve easily been one of his friends to lift the bracelet. Luck was just on his side. “It’s insane. There were like 600 people who started the first day. It’s like a dream come true to play with these guys, my closest friends,” he said.

“To be honest those players who I played with are the world’s best in this format. They are really good in No-Limit and really good in PLO. I think they deserve it. Still, there is so much luck involved.”

Parssinen doesn’t plan to stick around for the Main Event but might return later in the series to play some of the last events. He, Jouhkimainen, Sipila, and the rest of his Scandinavian rail are already planning to go golfing tomorrow.

That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting teams coverage of Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha. Head over to the WSOP live reporting portal to check out coverage of other events.

Tags: Eelis ParssinenEzra Abu GazalJoni JouhkimainenNiklas AstedtNoah BronsteinSamuli Sipila

Noah Bronstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($337,216)

• Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Noah Bronstein
Noah Bronstein

Pot-Limit Omaha

Noah Bronstein potted to 3,400,000 and Eelis Parssinen called from the big blind. The flop came the {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Bronstein bet, Parssinen raised all in, and Bronstein quickly called.

Noah Bronstein: {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Eelis Parssinen: {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Bronstein was drawing to a four to complete a straight against Parssinen's flopped set of sixes. He picked up a flush draw on the {a-Hearts} turn.

"Slowly," both players asked the dealer. The dealer turned over the {j-Spades}, and Parssinen became a WSOP champion.

Stay tuned for a full recap of today's action.

Eelis Parssinen fi
Eelis Parssinen
fi 29,000,000 6,800,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us Busted

Tags: Eelis ParssinenNoah Bronstein

Parssinen Grabs Some Chips

gaellej • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Eelis Parssinen called on the button and Noah Bronstein checked his option.

The flop came {5-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Clubs} and Bronstein check-folded after Perssinen bet 800,000.

Eelis Parssinen fi
Eelis Parssinen
fi 22,200,000 1,600,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 6,800,000 -1,600,000

Ezra Abu Gazal Eliminated in 3rd Place ($239,231)

• Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Ezra Abu Gazal
Ezra Abu Gazal

No-Limit Hold'em

Ezra Abu Gazal shoved for 3,500,000 from the button, Eelis Parssinen re-shoved from the small blind, and Noah Bronstein got out of the way.

Ezra Abu Gazal: {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Eelis Parssinen: {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

Parssinen came out in front of the coin flip when the board came {6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}, knocking out Abu Gazal in third place and silencing his rowdy rail.

Parssinen and Bronstein are now preparing for the start of heads-up play.

Eelis Parssinen fi
Eelis Parssinen
fi 20,600,000 8,900,000
Ezra Abu Gazal us
Ezra Abu Gazal
us Busted

Tags: Ezra Abu GazalEelis Parssinen

Bronstein Doubles through Parssinen

gaellej • Level 36: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Eelis Parssinen raised to 2,100,000 on the button and Noah Bronstein shoved in the small blind for 5,600,000. Parssinen called and they revealed their cards:

Noah Bronstein: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Eelis Parssinen: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board brought {3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Bronstein hit two pair for the double up.

Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 11,900,000 5,400,000
Eelis Parssinen fi
Eelis Parssinen
fi 11,700,000 -4,800,000
Ezra Abu Gazal us
Ezra Abu Gazal
us 7,400,000 -1,000,000
Level:
36
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
800,000

Parssinen's Aces Rocket Him to Chip Lead

• Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Eelis Parssinen
Eelis Parssinen

Pot-Limit Omaha

Eelis Parssinen potted to 2,100,000, Noah Bronstein re-potted, and Parssinen called all in for 7,625,000.

Eelis Parssinen: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{8-Spades}
Noah Bronstein: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}

Bronstein paired his five on the {5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop, but Parssinen made two pair on the {2-Hearts} turn to take a commanding lead. The river came the {7-Hearts} and Parssinen doubled up into the chip lead.

Eelis Parssinen fi
Eelis Parssinen
fi 16,500,000 11,100,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 6,500,000 -6,900,000

Tags: Eelis ParssinenNoah Bronstein