Lithuanian player got $1 200 000 for winning the ME WSOPC Winter Online
The WSOPC Winter Online at GGPoker with a $100 000 000 guarantee came to an end, and its finishing chord was the $1 700 Main Event. The event attracted 6 395 participants. Besides, there were 974 re-entries made, which allowed a prize pool to reach the mark of $10 327 925. This money was divided among the top 700 players of the tournament.
Folding brought Chinese player $41 000
Playing the final table, it took nearly three hours to determine a winner. The first to leave the game was a player with the "BetAddict" nickname from Israel and they will remember the following hand for a long time.
The fact is that a poker player from China, who played under the "DaiMing141319" nickname, had about 2 BB in the stack, but they decided to fold, holding A-2. That decision brought the Chinese an additional $41 000 and allowed them to hold out longer in the event.
In that hand, "BetAddict" went all-in with A-K and was called by Artem Prostak who had pocket jacks. There was neither Ace nor King on the board, so the Israeli player left the tournament in ninth place, thereby giving DaiMing141319 a considerable amount of money.
It would be epic if the Chinese player was then able to win the Main Event, but after the above-mentioned hand, they ran out of luck and left the game in eighth place, taking $164 000 in prize money.
Artem Prostak was also frankly unlucky, as the guy lost his entire stack in two hands. His result was sixth place and $291 000 – clearly not what the poker player had expected to win.
Determining the ME WSOPC Winter champ
The Main Event winner became Paulius Plausinaitis, a Lithuanian player, who received the top prize of $1 236 000.
In the final heads-up, Paulius defeated a player from Turkey with the "turkey1" nickname, who has only played 104 tournaments in their life and lost $38 500 in them. The runner-up received a massive payout of $923 000, which is great compensation for the previous poor results of "turkey1".
That's it. The WSOPC Series ended: $100 000 000 was raffled off, so the GGPoker players can build up their strength before the next major series and there will definitely be one.
ME WSOPC Winter final table results
- Paulius Plausinaitis (Lithuania) – $1 236 000
- "turkey1" (Turkey) – $923 000
- Joseph Cheong (USA) – $692 000
- "likeboy" (China) – $519 000
- Joni Jouhkimainen (Finland) – $389 000
- Artem Prostak (Belarus) – $291 000
- Alexandru Papazian (Romania) – $218 000
- "DaiMing141319" (China) – $164 000
- "BetAddict" (Israel) – $123 000