The WPT World Online Championships final week has seen play switch to High Roller and Super High Roller events and boy are they coming thick and fast.
September 21 saw some gigantic scores awarded at partypoker, including one of $377,100 to Russia’s Artur Martirosian.
WPT Super High Roller Final Table Results
Martirosian was one of 38 players to exchange $25,500 for 100,000-chips and a shot at a near $400,000 top prize. Some of the biggest names in poker joined Martirosian but only five others receive a slice of the $1 million prize pool.
Team partypoker’s Roberto Romanello, Mikita Badziakouski, and Isaac Haxton all busted before the money places. British superstar Stephen Chidwick was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble, his seventh-place exit paving the way for a cash of at least $57,400 for the six survivors.
Pascal Lefrancois and Sam Greenwood were the first pair of players heading for the exits. The Canadians fell in sixth and fifth-place, collecting $57,400 and $69,000 respectively.
Steve O’Dwyer’s hot form continued following his victory in the $3,200 Heads-Up Championship. O’Dwyer saw his tournament end in a fourth-place finish worth $93,500, the last prize not to weigh in at six-figures.
Third-place and $155,000 went to Samuel Vousden who won a $10,300 High Roller at the weekend for $158,100. This left Martirosian and Wiktor Malinowski to play one-on-one for the lion’s share of the remaining prize pool.
A $129,100 jump in pay would make most of us mere mortals shudder at the thought but not these two Goliaths because they decided not to bother with a deal and just play the tournament out as it was intended.
This resulted in Martirosian claiming $377,100 for his victory and Malinowski collecting $248,000 for his runner-up finish.
WPT High Roller Final Table Results
|2||David Peters||Costa Rica||$109,650|
|5||Charlotte Godwin||United Kingdom||$32,895|
Ole Schemion emerged from the $10,300 WPT High Roller victoriously and with $158,100 to show for his efforts.
Schemion outlasted 50 opponents on his way to victory, including David Peters who he locked horns with heads-up and who he resigned to a $109,650 consolation prize.
Team partypoker’s Roberto Romanello finished in 10th place and burst the bubble, leaving Pascal Lefrancois to min-cash for $20,910. Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton banked the same sum for his eighth-place finish.
Elias Talvitie and Kahle Burns’ time at the final table was limited and their demise was confirmed in seventh and sixth place. Charlie Godwin’s fifth-place exit netted her $32,895 before Stephen Chidwick and team partypoker’s Mikita Badziakouski fell and scooped $46,410 and $72,420. Badziakouski went on to finish Day 2 of the $25,500 High Roller Championship as the chip leader.
WPT Big Game Final Table Results
|5||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||$55,212|
This week’s WPT Big Game broke through its $1,000,000 guarantee once again and it as Marius Gierse of Germany who locked up the biggest slice of the $1,003,860 prize pool.
Gierse reeled in $201,424 after defeating Sweden’s Sven Joakim Andersson heads-up; the Swede won $146,613 for his impressive second-place exit.
Martirosian, fresh from his $25,500 victory, finished ninth here for an additional $20,880 prize. The points earned from these two results have catapulted Martirosian into first place of the WPT Player of the Championship race. He leap-frogged Scott Margereson who finished fifth in the WPT Big Game for $55,212. That race is seriously hotting up.
Others who padded their bankrolls with ample sums include Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton (7th – $32,625), Rok Gostisa (6th – $42,162), Benjamin Rolle (4th – $78,301) and Jan-Eric Schwippert (3rd – $104,602).
Current Player of the Championship Leaderboard
Martirosian now enjoys an 18.25 point lead over Margeson in the race for a free $50,000 cash prize. Two members of Team partypoker, Roberto Romanello and Kristen Bicknell, are in fifth and sixth-place. Remember that the leaderboard prizes won by any member of Team partypoker will go into a special freeroll bearing their name.
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