Several huge events crowned their champions in the WPT Online Series on May 22 with a legitimate superstar of poker taking down the $10,300 PLO High Roller event for $279,265. Let’s check out all the latest from this incredible online poke tournament festival.
WPT #46 – PLO High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event]
Some 101 players bought into the WPT #46 – PLO High Roller: $1M Gtd [2-Day Event] and created a $1,010,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 15 finishers.
Maximillian Lehmanski burst the bubble, paving the way for the likes of Ben Lamb, Anton Suarez, Niklas Astedt and Fabrizio Gonzalez to see a return on their substantial investment.
Ireland’s Mark Davies has been performing superbly in high roller events. He put together another deep run here, one that ended in eighth-place for $32,320. Andreas Ojeda fell in seventh to set the final table.
Davies’ fellow Irishman John O’Shea was the first casualty of a seriously stacked final table. O’Shea got his hands on $41,915 after yet another impressive display.
Arguably the world’s best PLO player, Andreas Torbergsen crashed out in fifth for $63,125 before Yuri Dzivielevski saw his tournament end in fourth, a finish worth $86,860.
The first six-figure prize went to the legendary Viktor Blom of Sweden. The Swede collected $121,200 which will no doubt be making its way to the high stakes cash games sooner rather than later.
Blom’s demise set up an enticing one-on-one battle between Jason Mercier and Linus Loeliger. Mercier may not play as much poker as he once did, preferring to focus his time and energy into his growing family, but he’s still got what it takes to rub shoulders with poker’s elite.
Mercier defeated Loeliger to bank the $279,265 top prize, leaving his talented now-busted opponent to walk away with $176,750.
|1||Jason Mercier||Costa Rica||$279,265|
WPT #47 – 6-Max Bounty Hunter: $300K Gtd [2-Day Event]
The WPT #47 – 6-Max Bounty Hunter: $300K Gtd [2-Day Event] was another tournament with a star-studded final table, one that was the home to Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell.
Bicknell, sadly, couldn’t quite get the title but she did pad her bankroll with the $18,403 fourth place prize plus an additional $1,968 worth of bounty payments.
Two players busted before Bicknell’s demise. David Lasierra fell in sixth-place for a combined $17,558 with Alexander Reard scooping a total prize worth $20,912.
The player who crashed out straight after Bicknell was Pavel Plesuv. It was Plesuv who lost heads-up to that incredible call by Viktor Blom in the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany Main Event. Plesuv collected €750,000 that day, he banked $39,056 here.
Patrik Sundvik and Ireland’s Frank Lillis locked horns heads up for the title. It was Lillis who emerged from the battle unscathed and with his hands on the $35,456 top prize. The Irishman also secured a cool $39,931 from the bounty prize pool for a total prize weighing in at $75,387. Sundvik consoled himself with $49,213 in total.
|5||Alexander Reard||United Kingdom||$13,717||$7,195|
|6||David Lasierra||United Kingdom||$9,144||$8,414|
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