There are few poker titles that Sam Greenwood hasn’t managed to get hold of yet in his glistening career. He’s triumphed in major tournaments around the world, including partypoker LIVE events. Now he’s on course to add the WPT Online Championship to his already ridiculous poker resume.
Only 34 opponents stand between Greenwood and the $1,048,087 top prize awarded by this superb online tournament. A field of 2,130 competed over the course of four starting flights. They created a $6,390,000 prize pool, almost $1.4 million more than the advertised guarantee.
The top 312 finishers locked up some of that huge prize pool. Some of those cashing included Team partypoker’s Ludovic Geilich, Christoph Vogelsang, Andrew Pantling, Liv Boeree, Team Online’s Jordan Drummond, Kahle Burns, Jason Wheeler, and Matas Cimobolas.
Those returning to the action on May 19 are a star-studded bunch. Greenwood leads but there are only a handful of big blinds separating him from the chasing pack.
Greenwood has 4,635,621 chips going into Day 3. He leads from Pascal Hartmann (4,431,202), Max Silver (4,340,422), Rayan Chamas (4,246,913), and Aram Zobian (4,246,619).
Other luminaries to look out for include Christian Jeppsson, Vicent Ramon, Ami Barer, and the in-form Benny Glaser.
Cards are back in the air from 20:00 CET with the action being streamed on our official Twitch channel where James Dempsey is providing commentary. We can’t wait to see who will win, who do you think will be crowned the WPT Online Championship champion?
WPT Online Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Max Silver||United Kingdom||4,340,422|
Dan Smith Banks More Than $550,000
While the WPT Online Championship’s field was being whittled to a more manageable number, the $25,500 buy-in Super High Roller was marching towards crowning its champion, an accolade that came with $555,503.
That winner was none other than Dan Smith who won yet another major poker title. Smith came out on top of a 91-strong field to bank more than half a million dollars. He struck a deal with Canada’s Daniel Dvoress when the pair were heads-up, Dvoress collecting $456,871 for his runner-up finish.
Earlier at the final table, Giuseppe Iadisernia busted in eighth with Jake Schinder falling in seventh-place for $91,000. Elias Talvitie of Finland but residing in Austria, got his hands on the first six-figure prize of the evening, namely $113,750.
Irish star John O’Shea collected $159,250 when his tournament ended in a fifth-place finish, before Rob Lipkin scooped the $204,750 fourth-place award.
Luke Reeves was the penultimate elimination of the night, his third-place finish securing a $295,750 payout. The man of the moment was Smith and he deservedly saw his bankroll swell by $555,503.
Super High Roller Final Table Results
|3||Luke Reeves||United Kingdom||$295,750|
|4||Rob Lipkin||Costa Rica||$204,750|
|8||Giuseppe Iadisernia||United Kingdom||$79,625|
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