The $100 million guaranteed WPT World Online Championships is in the process of switching over from PLO8 to Pot-Limit Omaha. The WPT #02 Omaha Championship Event kicks off on July 25 and players from around the world prepared for it with the trio of Omaha Openers on July 23.
WPT Omaha Opener: $75K Gtd Freezeout
Seventy players bought into the WPT Omaha Opener: $75K Gtd Freezeout 2-Day event and fought it out for a place in the top nine where the $75,000 prize pool was awarded.
Lucas Silva of Brazil was the unfortunate soul who bust in 10th place, paving the way for a min-cash of $2,727 for the nine surviving players.
Gavin Cochrane finished in ninth-place. You may recall Cochrane excelled during the recent Poker Masters PLO Series. Our very own Jeff Gross was the next player to fall before Tomas Geleziunas ran out of steam in seventh-place.
High volume grinder Joshua Hoesel saw his tournament end abruptly in sixth-place, a finish worth $3,589. The last standing member of Team partypoker, Kristen Bicknell turned her $1,050 investment into $4,875 courtesy of her fifth-place exit.
Fourth-place and $6,750 went to the reigning 2020 MILLIONS UK Main Event champion Anton Suarez. The Swede padded his bankroll with $8,935 after yet another deep run.
There was a familiar name who got their hands on the $8,935 third-place prize. His surname is Romanello but it wasn’t Roberto who won this princely sum, it was his dad, Frank! A superb result we’re sure you’ll agree.
Romanello’s demise left Ferenc Deak and Richard Gryko to fight it out heads-up for the title. The battle of the United Kingdom versus Hungary went the way of the British as Gryko came out on top and banked the $25,706 top prize. Deak netted $16,702 for his runner-up finish.
WPT Omaha Opener Mini: $20K Gtd Freezeout
There were plenty of big names in the $109 edition of the WPT Omaha Opener with several of them making their way super deep in the 177-strong field.
Irish Open Online High Roller champion Ioannis Angelou-Konstas made his way to eighth place before busting out. Erik Dahlberg, who reached the final table of the $3,200 PL8 Championship Event won by Paul Tedeschi, went a few places deeper before running out of luck in fifth-place for $1,200.
British grinder Adam York had to make do with the $2,200 third-place prize, which left Norway’s Even Roste Kristiansen and Austria’s Stefan Lehner as the last men standing. Lehner got the job done and his hands on the $4,856 top prize, leaving Kristiansen to bank $3,125.
WPT Omaha Opener Micro: $5K Gtd Freezeout
Stefan Lehner almost won two WPT events on the same day but things just didn’t work out for the Austria. Lehner was one of 341-entrants in the $11 buy-in Micro event and he outlasted almost everyone. His incredible double run ended in this event with a third-place finish worth $530.
You’d better watch out of Lehner enters any future PLO events because it looks like he knows his way around an Omaha tournament!
Lehner’s demise left Canada’s Ashish Antony and Brazil’s Guilherme Dos Santos as the last two players in the event. Dos Santos used all of his Samba flair to beat his Canadian opponent and lock up a $982 prize. Antony walked away with the $729 second-place prize.
Tune Into The WPT Omaha High Roller Live Stream on July 24
We’ve got a serious treat in store for you on Friday 24 July because we’re streaming the final table of the $10,300 buy-in WPT Omaha High Roller.
Forty-six players started and only seven remain. Each is guaranteed $23,500 for their efforts, but someone will secure a cool $192,500 and the title of champion. Pedro Zagalo is the man in pole position when play resumes, but he holds the slenderest of chip leads over Jens Lakemeier and Gavin Cochrane.
Finnish elite PLO grinder Jens Kyllonen, Aku Joentausta, Dimitiros Michailidis, and Joachim Haraldstad are also still in the hunt for the chunky six-figure prize.
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The stream will be on a one-hour delay so we can show the action unfold with our state-of-the-art card up display, so head to our Twitch channel from 20:00 CET and rail your favourite player to victory.
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