Jonathan Proudfoot is a WPT World Online Championships champion after he navigated his way through a talented field of 114 opponents in the $10,300 WPT #14 High Roller Championship. Proudfoot’s impressive victory sees him turn his initial buy-in into a colossal $268,690.
WPT #14 High Roller Championship Final Table Result
|1||Jonathan Proudfoot||United Kingdom||$268,960|
|4||Jon Van Fleet||Canada||$87,929|
|6||Thomas Boivin||United Kingdom||$50,399|
Twenty players returned to the partypoker tables for the final day of the high-stakes event. Alexandros Theologis, Leonard Oliver Maue, Tamas Adamszki, Dan Smith, Sam Greenwood, and Timothy Adams were the first stars out of the door, the latter’s exit reducing the tournament to its final two tables.
The players fell one-by-one until Pedro Garagnani crashed and burned in eighth place; the official final table was set. Former MILLIONS Online champion Jon Van Fleet went into the final table as the chip leader courtesy of his 2,786,882 stack. Only Proudfoot (2,399,183), and Andras Nemeth (2,360,714) sat down with more than two million stacks.
Austrian Leon Strum was the first of the seven finalists to bow out, doing so during the 25,000/50,000/6,250a level. Strum made it 420,000 to go from the cutoff with , leaving himself less than 400,000 behind. Proudfoot, from the big blind, three-bet with . Surprisingly, Strum only called, which left him with less than a small blind. That nano-stack went in on a [ flop with the turn gifting Proudfoot quads.
Thomas Boivin busted in sixth at the hands of Nemeth. Boivin was down to 12 big blinds when he raise-called all-in with from the button against Nemeth’s . The gave Boivin more outs but the turn nor the river was one of them.
The dangerous Nemeth was culled in fifth place, a finish good for $64,709. Van Fleet opened to 137,999 with at the 30,000/60,000/7,500a level. Proudfoot flat-called on the button with , leading Nemeth to squeeze all-in for 2,746,645 with . Van Fleet ducked out of the way, but Proudfoot called and created a 5.6 million chip pot. The five community cards ran , and Nemeth was left 1.5 big blinds. Unsurprisingly, Nemeth never recovered and busted soon after.
Van Fleet was the next to fall and secure the last five-figure prize of the evening. The Canadian open-shoved for 1,271,988 at the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level with . Proudfoot looked him up with . The hot-running Proudfoot more than won the coinflip because he hit a full house on the [&c] river.
The impressive run of Timo Kamphues ended in third place for $128,287. Of course, it was Proudfoot who claimed Kamphues’ stack. Proudfoot led for 392,000 with on the flop, and Kamphues called with . partypoker commentator James Dempsey commented that a queen on the turn would be disasterous for Kamphues; the turn was the .
Proudfoot bet around half-pot with his straight, with Kamphues slow-playing an expensive second-best hand. The river was the , and Proudfoot Kamphues all-in for his last 1,546,684 chips, Kamphues called and instantly saw the bad news.
Proudfoot went into heads-up with an 8,037,664 to 1,815,652 chip lead over Christian Rudolph. Even a player of Rudolph’s undoubted quality would struggle to peg back the leader. Rudolph managed to double his stack, but then the Poker Gods stepped in an created a cooler hand.
Rudolph raised to 200,000 with only for Proudfoot to wake up with the monster that is . Proudfoot three-bet to 776,000 before calling when Rudolph jammed for 4,705,944 in total. The board did not even hint at helping Rudolph, and he busted n second place for $183,031, leaving Proudfoot to become a WPTWOC champion and recipient of $268,960.
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