Latest Updates from 2021 WSOP Online

Sadirov shines, Tamasauskas keeps cool, Vousden battles back

The 2021 WSOP Online continues to produce some thrilling action, with players from across the world demonstrating their ability at this prestigious event.

The tournament has already produced some notable stories including Erik Seidel securing the ninth WSOP bracelet of his illustrious career.

It had been 14 years since Seidel last won a bracelet, but the result put him level with poker legend Johnny Moss with a career tally of nine.

Read on as we take a closer look at some of the headline news from an event that is paying out some truly eye-watering amounts of money.

Sadirov sees off prolific WSOP winner

Radmir Sadirov claimed victory in the $5,000 Short Deck Championship after hammering home his chip lead to defeat Joao Vieira in heads-up play.

Sadirov entered the final table with almost half the chips, but he was pushed extremely hard by his Portuguese opponent at the final battle.

Vieira had previously scooped more than $1.2 million in WSOP tournaments and appeared to be on his way to victory when getting paid out on a full house.

However, Sadirov would not be denied and turned things around to bag the $169,111 first prize and the prestigious gold bracelet.

Tamasauskas blasts past Lakatos

Vincas Tamasauskas took less than two hours on the final day of the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship to claim the $268,926 first prize.

The Lithuanian kept his cool at the final table as some of his opponents seemed hellbent on self-destruction, before defeating Ben Lakatos heads-up.

He ended the tournament in style with a rivered boat against a turned wheel, leaving Lakatos to pocket the $194,439 second prize.

Tamasauskas has now joined compatriots Vladas Burneikis and Gediminas Uselis on the list of Lithuanian WSOP bracelet winners.

Vousden overcomes setback to beat Wang

Samuel Vousden saw off the challenge of more than 2,200 entrants to claim victory in the $1,050 WSOP HR Freezeout No Limit Hold’em tournament.

The Finnish player secured the first prize of $274,519 and his first WSOP bracelet after overcoming a major setback to see off Qibing Wang in the final heads-up match.

Vousden was well-placed on Day 2, but dropped down the standings after going head-to-head with Alexander Zubov’s aces.

He went into the final table in eight position, but kept his composure to build his chip stack before defeating Wang in emphatic fashion with a flush.