Bert girafganger7 Stevens is a famous online poker player. He recently won the biggest WSOP online main event of all time. Also, the professional Belgian player won against over 6,000 players with a buy-in of $5,000. His prize pot is $2,783,433, a record amount for any GGPoker tournament.
According to live casino software experts, Stoyan Madanzhiev earned $3.9 million in 2020 when he competed and won the same GGPoker tournament. Johnny thought he won the 2020 WSOP due to its postponement by COVID-19. To Madanzhiev’s dismay, however, a second online-live hybrid event was organized later that year. WSOP crowned Damian Salas as the global champion.
Madanzhiev has every right to brag that he won the most incredible online poker event ever with a prize pool of $27,559,500, even though he was not officially recognized as poker’s top champion three years ago. According to live dealer casino reports, Stevens eventually won the 2023 WSOP Online Main Event prize pool of $28,609,252, just enough to top the previous record.
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At the start of the final table, Stevens had a little chip advantage against Erik Bakker, a Dutch professional. The prominent Twitch streamer quickly ballooned his advantage to an insurmountable margin.
For a little while, Bakker would be ahead, but then “Giraf” would call his bluff with the top two pairs, and Bakker would try to bluff with the bottom pair. Over the next two hours, Stevens maintained his chip lead and was the dominant player at the final table. However, he had to work hard to get where he is now.
The winner had almost two-thirds of the chips when just five players left. When Ezequiel Kleinman lost in third place ($1,524,214), Stevens went heads-up with Yagen Li with a near four-to-one chip edge.
Both players had a minimum guarantee of almost $2 million, however, the gap between first and second place was over $750,000. Chinese national Li would not survive more than a few minutes in heads-up play, but he might rapidly make up for his early deficit.