In a tight final table, two Brazilian players suffered a crushing defeat in their battle for a bracelet in the WSOP Online Mini Main Event, being eliminated in less than an hour. Leandro Sousa was eliminated in the 6-a-side event, boosting his bankroll by $73,112. Bráulio Bianchetti, on the other hand, won $98,605 and finished fifth.
The two grinders confirmed their presence at the final table with less than 20 BBS. Even if they didn’t draw a big pot, they got three valuable raises. Bráulio, now isolated on the bottom, found 4♥4♣ and declared a 3-bet all-in with 4 BBS. Back in the action, Igor Kruzhalov called and showed K ФQ♠. The flop of 6♣J♣K♠ looked terrible for the Belo Horizonte player, but the river of 4♠ prevented his defeat.
At the same level, Leandro also went all-in preflop. With A♣Q against Tjarco Reitsma’s A♣4♥, he did not allow himself to be surprised by the advantage Q♠9♠2♥J♥K♣ and ensured survival.
But Leandro had no time to celebrate. On the next hand, he received K♠K♣ and declared a 4-bet all-in with 14 BBS. Ermo Kosk called and revealed A♣Q♣. Leandro had an 87% chance of doubling his stack on the 7♥9♥2♦ flop, but the Q♠ turn and Q ♦ river ended his journey.
The Zebras went wild further in the finals. . In a blind war, Bráulio defended the big hand and called Reitsma’s all-in, who held K♣7♣. With K ♦J Bráulio had the worst 10♠7♦9♠4♠5♥ on the board and was eliminated.
Brazilian tormentors Kosk and Reitsma were unable to stop Chinese rider Zhou Peng. He won the bracelet and $379,055 in stunning fashion.
1. Zhou Peng (China) $379,055
2. Tjarco Reitsma (Netherlands) $280,820
3. Ermo Kosk (Estonia) $208,166
4. Igor Kruzalov (Russia) $154,318
5. Bráulio Bianchetti (Brazil) $114,409
6. Leandro Sousa (Brazil) $84,830
7. Thomas Santerne (France) $62,908
8. Matthias Nachtigal (Germany) $46,660
9. Kungurtcev Artem (Russia) $34,618