Rok Gostiša Crowned a Fantastic Year With $689,100 Win at PokerGO Tour Championship 22 Dec

Slovenian Rok Gostiša certainly has one of the biggest poker breakeouts this year. We all knew he’s a great online player playing under nickname sharkdone, but now he proved himself in live games as well. He concluded a truly amazing year by winning the last tournament of PokerGO Tour for $689,100.

He final table of $50,000 PokerGO Tour Championship was played on Tuesday night in Las Vegas with 46 entries and Rok topped them all after defeating Belgian Michael Gathy in heads-up finale.

“I didn’t expect to win because I came in seven out of seven, so it feels amazing,” said Gostiša right after his big victory. Although he started the final day as the shortest in chips, he maneuvered into the lead before the first player was even knocked out.

Seventh place finisher was Dominik Nitsche, the next two eliminations of Lin and Ferro was done by Rok himself. The next knockout was Jake Schnindler who clashed with Gathy’s pocket Aces.

Three-way of Gostiša-Gathy-Reixach was formed and after a few hands Spaniard had to say goodbye, going all-in with QJ against Slovenian’s KQ.

Michael Gathy

Heads-Up battle was much more exciting as Gostiša started with a double-chip lead over Gathy, but Belgian took the lead and knocked down Gostiša to 1/10th of his chip stack! But Slovenian battled his way back, made a double up in between and took the lead again.
In the final hand he pushed all the chips in the middle with 76s and Gathy called him with QJs. Flop was AA7, turn A and Gostiša had to dodge quite some outs on the river - Q, J and A, while a 7 would bring a split pot. River was six and Rok could start celebrating a big win with his friends.

Final Table 2021 PokerGO Tour Championship Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Rok Gostiša Slovenia $689,100
2nd Michael Gathy Belgium $598,900
3rd Sergi Reixach Spain $345,000
4th Jake Schindler United States $253,000
5th Jacob Ferro United States $184,000
6th Ren Lin United States $138,000
7th Dominik Nitsche Germany $92,000

This is his biggest victory in live poker, but the whole series of amazing results started in September with an online WPT Main Event win for $959,493, which was played on partypoker and got his name engraved on Mike Sexton’s WPT trophy of champions.

“I was basically just playing online and because of COVID I didn’t travel. This year has been going well, so I’m really happy about how it turned out.”

He already showed some good performances at World Series of Poker with one final table at Flip&Go Event and two 11th place finishes, but his first victory came at Aria $10k Higroller for $147,600 and a 3rd place a week later. But Gostiša really shined throughout the December at PokerGO Tour with three 3rd places, two 2nd places and two wins for a total of $1.6 million in tournament prizes for 2021.

You can check all his live tournaments results in the table below.

Date Tournament Place Prize
Oct 5 2021 $1,600 Wynn Fall Classic 27th $14,375
Oct 10 2021 $1,000 WSOP Flip & Go (Event #20) 7th $27,495
Oct 12 2021 $5,000 WSOP NLHE - 6 Handed (Event #25) 67th $8,794
Oct 14 2021 $1,000 WSOP PLO - 8 Handed (Event #28) 144th $1,603
Oct 15 2021 $1,500 WSOP No Limit 2-7 Lowball (Event #31) 11th $5,877
Oct 23 2021 $10,000 WSOP PLO Deepstack - 8 Handed Championship (Event #45) 37th $17,654
Oct 24 2021 $5,000 WSOP NLHE - 8 Handed (Event #47) 11th $24,168
Oct 26 2021 $3,000 WSOP NLHE - 6 Handed (Event #51) 106th $5,266
Oct 29 2021 $3,500 Wynn Fall Classic - Championship 142nd $9,338
Nov 9 2021 $10,000 PokerGO Tour - Aria High Roller 34 1st $147,600
Nov 17 2021 $3,000 WSOP PLO - 6 Handed (Event #80) 45th $6,024
Nov 17 2021 $10,000 PokerGO Tour - Aria High Roller 40 3rd $25,600
Nov 26 2021 $3,500 WPT Main Event 163rd $6,170
Dec 2 2021 $10,000 WPT PokerGO Tour High Roller (Event #1) 3rd $64,500
Dec 4 2021 $10,000 WPT PokerGO Tour High Roller (Event #3) 2nd $91,000
Dec 6 2021 $10,000 WPT PokerGO Tour High Roller (Event #5) 3rd $51,200
Dec 10 2021 $25,000 WPT PokerGO Tour High Roller (Event #9) 1st $283,500
Dec 13 2021 $25,000 WPT PokerGO Tour High Roller (Event #12) 3rd $100,000
Dec 20 2021 $50,000 PokerGO Tour Championship 1st $689,100