KSOP: Take a look at Rio de Janeiro stage highlights

KSOP GGPoker SA: Check out the highlights from the...

The nostalgia for the KSOP GGPoker South America is still going strong around here, and today we’re going to look back at some of the most memorable moments of this historic event that took place at the Riocentro. Come with us:

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Leo Rizzo’s triumphant entrance – and all-in in the dark

The eighth-ranked player in the world put on a show during his participation in the KSOP GGPoker South America, with a movie-worthy entrance with representatives of the Beija-Flor de Nilópolis samba school in the Ultra High Roller and, later, fulfilling his promise to go all-in in the dark in the first hand of the event, where he lost to Leandro Zavodini. Poker also has its healthy dose of entertainment, and Rizzo certainly provided those moments during the stage.

Johannes Toebbe from Vasco

Have you ever heard of the case of the man who loved too much? That could be Johannes Toebbe. The German was in the country to play, among other tournaments, the Ultra High Roller – but what really caught the eye was his outfit. That’s because he wore a Vasco shirt during one of the days of competition, and the reason is that he fell in love with a Vasco girl in the city and, soon after, went to the mall to buy a Vasco shirt. Incidentally, he also accompanied Felipe Mojave during a visit to the Beija-Flor court.

Felipe Mojave’s breakthrough

Just 17 years into his career, the GGPoker ambassador had yet to win a KSOP champion’s trophy. The wait came to an end in one of the most expensive tournaments of the series, the Bounty Hunters Super High Rollers; and not only that: to win the title, Mojave had to win a very high-level heads-up against Daniel Aziz, who had a 9:1 stack advantage at the start of the match between the two. “I tell you, this was one of the best wins of my career by far,” he told Mundo Poker after the title.

The Catholon bullshit

Anyone who knows Elvis Renan knows that he’s one of the nicest guys on the circuit – so to pick a fight with him, you need a lot to get him off his back. And an Argentinian player managed it during one of the Kings Turbo daily tournaments. The argument starts off in a very “quiet” way, with Catholon laughing and taking the situation in good fun, until the moment when his opponent is eliminated and continues to take the problem to heart. The situation almost became more nervous.

The biggest prizes on Brazilian soil

On two occasions during the event, the KSOP GGPoker South America handed out a whopping R$2,000,000 to players. The first came with Ezequiel Waigel’s win in the Ultra High Roller, the R$100,000 tournament that was a great success; at the end of the historic stage, Bernardo Sette secured the same prize by winning the Main Event, which had a R$5,000 buy-in. Both represent the biggest prizes ever won in live tournaments in Brazil.

KSOP GGPoker SA: Check out the highlights from the...

Comments (3)

  • This text highlights some of the most memorable moments of the KSOP GGPoker South America event, including Leo Rizzo’s dramatic entrance, Johannes Toebbe’s love for a Vasco girl, Felipe Mojave’s breakthrough win, a heated argument involving Elvis Renan, and the biggest prizes ever awarded in Brazilian live tournaments. It showcases the excitement and entertainment value that poker tournaments can offer.

  • Torphy.suzanne

    I think the text highlights some memorable moments from the KSOP GGPoker South America event, including Leo Rizzo’s dramatic entrance and Johannes Toebbe’s unique outfit choice. The large prize amounts awarded during the event also stand out as significant achievements in Brazilian live poker tournaments.

  • This text highlights some of the most memorable moments from the KSOP GGPoker South America event, including Leo Rizzo’s dramatic entrance and Johannes Toebbe’s unique outfit choice. It also mentions Felipe Mojave’s breakthrough win and the record-breaking prizes awarded during the tournament. Overall, it showcases the excitement and entertainment that poker tournaments in South America can bring.

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