Billy Irvine is more than $80,000 richer than a couple of days ago courtesy of triumphing in the $1,050 buy-in WPT #01 Opener event. Irvine’s reward for his impressive victory was a cash prize worth $81,841, which includes bounty payments.
A bumper turnout of 333 entrants on Day 1C ensured the $500,000 guarantee was not only met but surpassed by $74,000. Irvine had already secured his Day 2 place thanks to finishing ninth at the end of Day 1B.
The final day began with 84 players in the hunt for the title. The likes of Joao Vieira, Dominik Nitsche, Team partypoker’s Day Kotoviezy, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Kristen Bicknell, and recent POWERFEST Main Event champion Diego Cuellar all crashed out, the latter doing so in 11th place.
Seven players reached the final table with Irvine leading the way. Rodrigo Selouan was the first casualty of the final table. Finnish star Casimir Seire, Joel Nystedt, and Alexander Van Der Swaluw followed Selouan to the sidelines.
The dangerous Conor Beresford ran out of steam in third place, which netted him a combined $32,241 in addition to sending the tournament into the heads-up stage. Irvine locked horns Ronnie Lemmens of the Netherlands and he got the job done.
Lemme walked away with a second-place prize worth $59,033 while Irvine banked $81,841, and has plenty of ammunition for the rest of the WPT Online Series.
WPT Opener Final Table Results
|1||Billy Irvine||United Kingdom||$39,608||$42,233|
|3||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||$26,835||$5,406|
|4||Alexander Van Der Swaluw||Netherlands||$17,729||$8,156|
Addamo Leads WPT High Roller
The WPT #05 High Roller was the first $10,300 buy-in event of the WPT Online Series. Ninety-nine players bought in and were whittled to a more manageable 17 on Day 1. There is a familiar name at the top of the chip counts, one that always seems to be there or thereabouts in these high roller tournaments: Michael Addamo.
Addamo is one of two players to finish Day 1 of the High Roller with a seven-figure stack. The Australian superstar bagged up 1,519,333 chips when the curtain came down on proceedings. His stack is more than twice the size of third-placed David Coleman (762,208).
Ramiro Petrone excelled on Day 1, too. The Argentinian finished the night with 1,062,319 chips to put himself in contention for the $249,791 top prize.
Others who progressed to Day 2 include such luminaries as Shawn Daniels (743,158), Mike Watson (679,074), David Peters (564,485), Simon Mattsson (395,662), and Rob Yong (266,964).
|1||Michael Addamo||United Kingdom||1,519,333|
Other WPT Online Series Results From May 16
- Daniel Koloszar first-place in the $530 Big Game for $48,680
- Riku Koivurinne – first-place in the $109 Mini Opener for $32,632*
- Tautvydas Tukaciauskas – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $17,271
- Guilherme Ramos Siewert – first-place in the $215 Turbo Bounty for $9,074*
- Rodrigo Vianna – first-place in the $11 Micro Opener for $4,875*
- Swee Fah Chai – first-place in the $22 Mini Turbo Bounty for $3,519*
*includes bounty payments
WPT Online Series Events Scheduled For May 17
|16:05||WPT #02 Micro Main Event Day 1 Turbo: $150K Gtd||$55|
|19:05||WPT #05 High Roller Final Day: $1M Gtd|
|19:05||WPT #02 Mini Main Event Day 2: $500K Gtd|
|19:05||WPT #02 Micro Main Event Day 2: $150K Gtd|
|19:05||WPT #04 Knockout Day 1B: $500K Gtd||$1,575|
|19:05||WPT #04 Mini Knockout Day 1B: $200K Gtd||$162|
|19:05||WPT #04 Micro Knockout Day 1B: $50K Gtd||$16.50|
|20:05||WPT #06 Omaha Knockout Day 1B: $250K Gtd||$1,575|
|20:05||WPT #06 Mini Omaha Knockout Day 1B: $50K Gtd||$162|
|20:05||WPT #06 Micro Omaha Knockout Day 1B: $20K Gtd||$16.50|
|20:05||WPT #08 WPT500 Knockout Day 1A: $1M Gtd||$530|
|20:05||WPT #08 Mini WPT500 Knockout Day 1A: $400K Gtd||$55|
|20:05||WPT #08 Micro WPT500 Knockout Day 1A: $50K Gtd||$5.50|
|20:05||WPT #09 Super50 Knockout Day 1A: $400K Gtd||$55|
|20:05||WPT #10 Super5 Knockout Day 1A: $50K Gtd||$5.50|
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