Alexandros Theologis is in red hot form right now. The former MILLIONS Online $3,200 Mix-Max champion recently won an online WSOP bracelet, and now has the title of WPT500 Knockout champion. That latest result saw Theologis walk away with a cool $115,068 in prize money.
WPT #08 WPT500 Knockout Final Table Results
|7||Patrick Brooks||United Kingdom||$10,092||$2,023||$12,115|
Some 2,126 partypoker players bought into the WPT500 Knockout over the course of several Day 1s, and only 317 of those made it through to Day 2. The second day’s action halted when Niklas Astedt bowed out in tenth place, leaving only the nine-handed final table in play.
Those nine players returned to the WPT World Online Championships-branded partypoker tables on September 7 to conclude the tournament. Each locked in more than $6,200 from the main prize pool, but there were some juicy bounties in play, meaning nobody took home less than $12,115.
Alexandru Baron was the first finalist to lose their chips, doing so to Arseniy Malinov. Baron three-bet all-in with for a shade under ten big blinds after Malinov opened from late position with . Malinov flopped a set and rivered a full house to send Baron home in ninth.
Malinov claimed another scalp when he eliminated Alexandros Kolonias in eighth place. Malinov open-shoved from the small blind with and Kolonias called off his last 11 big blinds with . Kolonias was drawing dead by the turn of the board.
Patrick Brooks’ tournament ended abruptly during the 2,500,000/5,000,000 level. Theologis min-raised to 10,000,000 with from under the gun, Viacheslav Zaslavskii three-bet to 30,000,000 on the button with , and Brooks looked down at . Brooks, moved all-in for 58,631,248, and only Zaslavskii called. Zaslavskii flopped an ace and hit trips on the river, game over for Brooks.
Zaslavskii extended his chip lead by sending Yulian Bogdanov to the showers in sixth place. the first hand after busting Brooks. Zaslavskii min-raised to 10,000,000 with before calling when Bogdanov re-raised all-in for 43,100,506 in total with the dominated . A ten on the flop of the board reduced the player count by one.
Two Russian stars collided which resulted in Ilia Plaxin’s tournament coming to an end. Plaxin, down to less than five big blinds, open-shoved from the button with . Malinov three-bet all-in from the small blind to isolate Plaxin with his , and Zaslavskii folded in the big blind. By the river the board read , improving Malinov to a straight.
The next elimination happened during the 3,000,000/6,000,000 level, and saw Malinov open to 12,000,000 with . The action folded to Theologis in the small blind, and he moved all-in with . Malinov called off the 159,819,594 chips he had behind, and it was off to the races. Malinov flopped an inside straight draw to go with his two over cards, but the turn and river were both bricks. Malinov walked away with more than $48,000 while Theologis’ stack grew to almost 600 million.
Daniel Colpoys was the third place finisher, an incredible result considering he won the $2,100 6-Max Championship a few hours earlier for $167,321. Colpoys came unstuck when he three-bet all-in for 20 big blinds with after Theologis had opened with . Theologis called the shove and won the hand courtesy of the board running .
That hand gave Theologis a substantial chip lead, his 859,667,323 stack more than covering the 200,741,688 that Zaslavskii held.
The final hand saw Theologis shove from the button with and Zaslavskii call off his last four big blinds with . Neither player improved on the board, but Theologis did not need to. A valiant effort from Zaslavskii who returned him with $75,589, with Theologis banking $115,068 and the title of WPT500 Knockout champion.
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