Winner of Mini ME WSOPC at GGPoker was determined
A mini version of the Main Event WSOPC at GGPoker worth $170 featured 13 912 entries that were competing for their share of a $2 733 559 prize pool. The tournament winner became a poker player with the "CallMeBatya" nickname, who received a massive payment of $277 000 for first place.
CallMeBatya showed solid play throughout the tournament and was a chip leader before the final table started. There weren't very well known players at the final table, except for Ioannis Angelou-Konstas from Greece. Ioannis is among the top 3 most profitable players in Greece; he has earned $2 650 000 in live poker tournaments.
In this event, Ioannis did not manage to reach the final heads-up, finishing his participation in fourth place. Nevertheless, the Greek received a pretty decent payout – $117 000. This is a great result considering that the tournament buy-in was only $170.
The final table lasted more than three hours and at one point CallMeBatya could leave the tournament. When four players remained in the game, CallMeBatya had such a tiny stack that he was the main contender for elimination.
But, CallMeBatya managed to pull himself together, built his stack and got to the final heads-up, where eventually emerged victorious. In heads-up, his opponent was a Chinese player with the "asky86" nickname, who qualified for the tournament through a cheap satellite. The lack of experience affected the Chinese player’s game so that he took second place in this event.
Mini ME WSOPC Final Table Results
- "CallMeBatya" (Russia) – $277 000
- "asky86" (China) – $207 000
- Alessandro Siena (Italy) – $155 000
- Ioannis Angelou-Konstas (Greece) – $116 000
- "Vaatefingre" (Norway) – $87 000
- "eisbdh12" (Hong Kong) – $65 000