British professional poker players Simon Deadman and James Rann both warmed up for this weekend’s WPT 6-Max Championship in some style by taking down a WPT Knockout side event on August 6.

WPT Knockout: $100K Gtd [1-Day Event]

Deadman was one of 271 entrants in the $530 buy-in WPT Knockout, a one-day tournament with $100,000 guaranteed. A prize pool of $135,500 was created and half went onto the heads of all the players with the remaining 50% being shared among the top 40 finishers.

With bounties included, the least any of the eight finalists could win was $2,421. This went to Austria’s Viktor Zsemlye. The Austrian was joined on the rail first by Guntis Aleskins then Brazilian Victor Bergara.

Fifth-place and a combined prize worth $7,127 went to Gytis Lazaununkas before UK-based Romania star Alexandru Papazian collected a combined $8,690 when he busted in fourth.

The penultimate elimination of the tournament was that of Josh McCully who played all the way over in New Zealand. McCully walked away with $9,244.

McCully’s exit left Deadman and Santtu Ojala heads-up for the title. The one-on-one battle went Deadman’s way and he scooped a combined prize that weighed in at $25,382, leaving Ojala to bank a still more than respectable $17,364.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 Simon Deadman United Kingdom $10,660 $14,722
2 Santtu Ojala Finland $10,646 $6,718
3 Josh McCully New Zealand $7,557 $1,687
4 Alexandru Papazian United Kingdom $5,456 $3,234
5 Gytis Lazaununkas Lithuania $3,905 $3,222
6 Victor Bergara Brazil $2,872 $562
7 Guntis Aleskins Latvia $1,857 $2,007
8 Viktor Zsemlye Austria $1,421 $1,000

WPT Knockout: $75K Gtd [1-Day Event]

James Rann

Rann won the $55 buy-in edition of the WPT knockout and got his hands on the lion’s share of the $75,000 prize pool. Rann defeated Lithuania’s TB to pad his partypoker bankroll with a combined prize worth $9,121, all for a $55 buy-in! TB secured a $6,194 consolation prize.

Ran came ever so close to becoming a WPT champion back in 2019 when he finished third in the $3,300 WPT UK Main Event at Dusk Till Dawn. That netted Rann $168,500, the second-largest prize of his live career. Now he has another chance of WPT glory this weekend.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 James Rann United Kingdom $5,157 $3,964
2 TB Lithuania $5,148 $1,046
3 Luis Krupinski Brazil $3,461 $303
4 Michael Cano Austria $2,309 $487
5 Kirk Loveless Canada $1,615 $585
6 Taoufik Talbi Belgium $1,143 $189
7 Robert Szeredai United Kingdom $710 $819
8 Andrey Manuylov Russia $563 $918

WPTWOC Switches to Six-Max

The next massive WPTWOC Championship Events kick off on August 8 and sees them switch to six-max tables. Again, there are $33, $320 and $3,200 buy-in versions that have guaranteed prize pools worth $300,000, $1,000,000, and $3,000,000.

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