Rok Gostisa Wins PokerGO Tour Championship For $689,100
The inaugural running of the high-stakes PokerGO Tour came to a conclusion on Dec. 21, with the completion of the season-ending 2021 PokerGO Tour Championship $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller. A total of 46 entries constructed a prize pool of $two.3 million, with $689,1000 going to eventual champion Rok Gostisa. He overcame beginning the final day as the short stack to come away with the title and the largest live payday of his tournament career.
“I didn’t anticipate to win because I came in seven out of seven, so it feels remarkable,” Gostisa told PokerGO reporters soon after the win.
The Slovenian poker pro earned 510 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. He is possessing his very best year ever on the reside tournament circuit, having created eight POY-qualified final tables and won 3 titles along the way. With far more than $1.four million in POY earnings, he now sits in 84th spot in the 2021 POY race sponsored by Worldwide Poker.
He also scored 413 PokerGO Tour points as the champion. With 1,042 points to his name, he ended the inaugural PGT season in 40th spot.
Even though the score didn’t count towards either of the previously pointed out points races, Gostisa did also secure a Planet Poker Tour Online main event title earlier this year, topping a field of 1,179 entries in a $five,300 acquire-in event to earn $959,493 and his 1st WPT title.
Gostisa overcame a stacked final table on the way to this most recent title, quickly climbing from the shortest stack at the table to a single of the leaders before the 1st knockout of the day took place. 4-time bracelet winner Dominik Nitsch was the 1st to fall, losing a classic race to Sergi Reixach to finish seventh ($92,000).
Ren Lin (6th – $138,000) was the next to go, with his J-ten failing to outrun Gostisa’s pocket sixes. Recent WPT Rock’N’Roll Poker Open runner-up finisher Jacob Ferro placed fifth in this event following he got all-in with A-2 offsuit and was unable to beat the pocket tens of a surging Gostisa.
2018 Card Player Player of the Year winner Jake Schindler ran pocket sevens into the pocket aces of 4-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy and was knocked out in fourth place ($253,000).
3-handed action lasted a lot more than 90 minutes, but ultimately, Reixach was eliminated in third location ($345,000) when the achieved Spanish poker pro got all-in with Q-J and found himself dominated by the K-Q of Gostisa.
With that Gostisa took four,475,000 into heads-up play with Gathy, who sat with two,425,000. Gathy overtook the lead late in the battle after calling all-in with jacks up against an all-in bluff from Gostisa. Gostisa managed to score two quick double-ups to regain the lead just in time for the final hand of the occasion. He shoved from the button with 76 and Gathy known as all-in for just shy of 20 big blinds with QJ. The board came down AA7A6 and Gostisa produced aces complete of sevens to lock up the pot and the title. Gathy earned $598,900 for a profession-best payday, increasing his lifetime earnings to moire than $three.eight million in the approach.
Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:
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