Brazilian poker pro Joao Simao capturing his first WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $206,075 for the win. The 2021 WSOP Online $1,111 buy-in Caesars Cares Charity Event drew a field of 1,584 entries, building a prize pool of $1,759,824 while also raising $175,824 for the titular charity that supports those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was Simao’s fourth-largest recorded tournament score, bringing his career earnings to more than $3.4 million.
Simao also has accumulated additional millions in online events that don’t report full real-name results. He was once the top-ranked online tournament player in the world according to PocketFives.
The final day of this event began with 20 players remaining and Simao in the lead. A number of big names were among the casualties as the field was narrowed down to a final table, including high-stakes tournament player Claas Segebrecht (18th – $7,839), two-time bracelet winner Elio Fox (15th – $8,973), and Spanish tournament pro Sergio Aido (13th – $10,270).
Roman Hrabec held the chip lead when the nine-handed final table began, with Simao in second place and Hungarian online tournament star Andras Nemeth hot on his heels. Peter Raimondi (9th – $20,607) was the first to fall when his K-Q couldn’t outrun the A-J of Tom Shaham. Just a few minutes later Le Fang was eliminated when his A-10 clashed with the A-J of Simao. Fang took home $27,480 for his eighth-place showing.
WSOP Online Event Final Table Results:
|2||Espen “_sennj_” Sandvik||Norway||$154,533|
|3||Tom “Jabochi” Shaham||Israel||$115,884|
|4||Roman Hrabec||Czech Reupblic||$86,900|
|5||Ilya “Dezauzer” Yakunin||Russia||$65,166|
|7||Jinlong “yiliuqi” Hu||China||$36,646|
|8||Le “Hugo777” Fang||China||$27,480|
|9||Peter “BigFishEight” Raimondi||Canada||$20,607|