“CrazyLissy” of Russia defeated Stevan “random chu” Chew’s commanding Day 3 chip lead to overcome a huge heads-up lead and defeat Pascal “Pass 72” Lefrancois in a chaotic finale to a day that lasted over seven hours. The $1,499,942 first prize in the WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event of the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker goes to “CrazyLissy.” The WCOOP-61-H: $2,100 NLHE was “CrazyLissy’s” second WCOOP championship, with the first occurring in 2019. The major highlight of this year’s WCOOP received 1,965 participants and created a modest surcharge as the participation fell just short of the mandated $10,000,000 prize pool.
At the final table, players were cautious at first, and no one was eliminated until “Rebel FishAK” ousted Tyler “Juicy J 93” Jardine with ace-king 90 minutes into Day 4. Chew was the powerful force of the day, and in eighth and wide directly, Kings were found to eradicate “neczaidziai” to eliminate Markus’ “playboy9999” Prince. Chew surpassed 200 million dollars with the elimination of Marco “marcozevola5” Zevola in fifth position, more than double his nearest opponent, but that’s when things got serious.
In the early stages of the final four, the leader increased his advantage to over 300 million dollars when “CrazyLissy” doubled through Chew on a set of threes and then again with pocket aces only minutes later. As soon as the final four games began, “CrazyLissy” grabbed a large chip advantage, and Chew was reduced to around 100 million. During final four play, all four players traded chip leads, but it was “Rebel FishAK” who was eliminated first when “CrazyLissy” made three jacks on the turn. In three-handed play, Lefrancois fought back by double through “CrazyLissy” and eliminating Chew in third place with pocket eights.
On the next hand, the final hand was all over, and “Crazylissy” accomplished the incredible comeback triumph to win $3,000,000 and the title. In heads-up play, Lefancois took down an early pot with a huge river bet and then found a succession of smaller pots to put the rivals within a few points of each other.