Rok Gostiša from Slovenia is the 2021 WPT World Online Championships Main Event champion. Gostiša overcame a talented final table, including winning a shock final hand, to get his hands on the tournament’s $959,492 top prize. He became the first ever Slovenian to get his name engraved on the Mike Sexton WPT trophy of champions.
Having dominated large portions of the final table, David Peters held a commanding lead three-handed after the eliminations of Philipp Hofbauer and Bruno Volkmann in quick succession. However, Gostiša would bust start-of-day chip leader Vlad Darie in third to remain in contention ahead of heads-up play.
Vlad Darie is our 3rd place finisher and takes home $453,676 for his amazing efforts.— partypoker (@partypoker) September 14, 2021
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Gostiša's courageous triple-barrel bluff saw him close the gap to Peters, and he would soon turn the tables, moving into a 2:1 chip lead of his own after a well-timed pot-sized bet.
He closed out proceedings in spectacular fashion, rivering a two outer after Peters flopped a set, with the American forced to settle for second place and $660,482.
Watch the replay of the final table here:
WPT World Online Main Event Final Table Results
|6||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||$156,421|