If you ever need proof that poker is a global game all you need to do is take a look at the nationalities of the players who reached the final table of the $300,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) Online leg at partypoker on May 9.
Brazil, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Chile were all represented, with Brazil’s Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao walking away with top honours, namely $42,643.33 and a $109 ticket to a future GPPT Day 1 of their choice.
May 2016 GPPT Online Final Table Results
*all players who finished in the money also received a $109 GPPT Day 1 ticket
A staggering 3,217 entries were processed over the various Day 1s, which were open to any player who could access the partypoker.com client. Only 350 of those players received money, meaning the worst position to finish would be 351st. The dubious honour was bestowed on the UK Team Challenge champion Adam “ballerbone” Bone whose exit meant anyone with chips in front of them had locked up $201.03 in cash and a $109 GPPT Day 1 ticket.
By the time the final table was set, the minimum payout was more than $3,600. The UK’s “capspense” was the first to bust from the nine-handed finale, followed by “Ofbraveheart,” “Mondatoo,” “Fatface66,” and “thehat23.”
With only four players remaining, everyone was guaranteed a five-figure score, the first of which, weighing in at $12,630.45, went to “Mr.Zebra,” who was followed to the rail by Germany’s “scheibel2006” ($17,176.60), leaving Poland’s “disconcerting” and Brazil’s “joaosimaobh” to lock horns heads-up.
The battle went joaosimaobh’s way, meaning he won the $42,643.33 first place prize, resigning his opponent to the $25,359.86 runner-up award.
GPPT Glasgow This Weekend
Those who finished in the money in the online leg can use their $109 GPPT Day 1 ticket straight away thanks to the online Day 1s for the $250,000 guaranteed GPPT Glasgow leg running in the partypoker lobby every day at 19:00 and 21:00 BST until May 13.
Anyone wanting to play live poker for their Day 1 quest can do so at Glasgow Alea on May 12 and May 13 at 19:00 BST, with the tournament moving to the awesome Hampden Park Stadium from midday on May 12