What is better than winning almost $52,000 from a $109 buy-in tournament? Winning almost $52,000 and a $25,000 Vegas package from your $109 investment, which is exactly what Ian “Simpioni” Simpson did on June 6 when he won the $400,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Poker Tour Online leg.
|1||Ian “Simpioni” Simpson||$51,891|
|3||Jack “LUMBERJ4CK85” Ellwood||$20,091|
A staggering 3,892 players took part in the GPPT Online leg, with 400 of those receiving prize money for the substantial effort. A min-cash weighed in at $221, a final table appearance was worth $3,991, and the champion banked $51,891. All players who made it into the money places also collected a $109 ticket to a future GPPT event.
“davegeordie2” was the first casualty of the final table before “strangejelly,” “fontainerot” and “LIKE_A_G6” crashed out to leave five players in the hunt for the title. Fifth-place was the first to award a five-figure score, $10,431 to be exact, the sum now nestled in the partypoker account of “Spondu1icks.”
When “ld3f1x89” bust in fourth place, the final three players each qualified for the $25,000 Vegas Package bonus thrown into the mix to make the tournament even greater value.
The talented Jack “LUMBERJ4CK85” Ellwood fell in third place, leaving “Beb1234” and Simpson to battle heads-up in what was essentially a $45,200 heads-up match because of the difference in prize money and the added $25,000 package.
Eventually, Simpson despatched “Bebo1234” to the sidelines, banking the $51,891 first place prize and a ridiculous $25,000 Las Vegas package to boot. This awesome package awards Simpson:
- $10,000 in buy-ins
- First class return flights from the UK to Las Vegas
- A luxury suite to stay in while in Sin City
You’ll be hard stretched to find similar value anywhere in the online poker world!
Next on the GPPT
Next up for the GPPT is the GPPT Mini Milton Keynes, a $50,000 guaranteed tournament costing $109 to buy into. Online Day 1s run on June 8 and June 9 at 8:00 p.m. BST with live Day 1s taking place at the Casino MK on June 10 and two more on June 11.
The next GPPT Main Event is the Brighton leg at the Amex Stadium on the weekend of July 23-24. Check out the partypoker tournament lobby for the plethora of satellites and online Day 1s available to you.
Those of you wanting to follow in Simpson’s footsteps and win a GPPT Online leg, watch this space as we’re just finalising the details of the next stop and will bring you all of the relevant details shortly.