The $2,100 WPT #11 6-Max Championship event attracted 499 players to the partypoker virtual felt, and Daniel Colpoys outlasted them all. The man from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who resides in sunny Mexico, walked away with the title of champion plus a monster-sized $167,321 in prize money.
WPT #11 6-Max Championship Final Table Results
|4||Jon Van Fleet||Canada||$31,433||$5,406||$36,839|
Only 75 of the 499 starters progressed to the final day, each securing $2,186 from the main prize pool in addition to any bounty payments they picked up along the way.
Elite grinders including Simon Mattsson, Andras Nemeth, Niklas Astedt, and our own Patrick Leonard cashed in this event but failed to reach the seven-handed final table. That final table was set when Gytis Lazauninkas busted in eighth place for a combined $10,754 score.
Sam Greenwood’s time at the final table was short-lived because he became the seventh-place finisher. Pedro Garagnani and Csaba Szasz joined Greenwood in the role of spectator before Jon Van Fleet ran out of steam and busted in fourth, a finish worth $36,839 with bounties included.
Heads-up was set when Andrii Derzhypilskyi dusted off his stack in third. The Ukrainian star padded his bankroll with $55,004.
Both Colpoys and Artur Martirosian were guaranteed six-figure hauls regardless of them finishing in first or second place, but the final bounty payment was huge so it was all still to play for. Colpoys got the job done in the one-on-one battle, and collected a $167,321 prize, leaving Martirosian to reel in a $100,690 consolation prize.
Victories for Costa and Shamo
It was not only the $2,100 6-Max Championship that was in play because the $22 Micro and $215 Mini editions also played out their final days. These lower buy-in events are proving to be hugely popular and jam-packed with value.
Suleiman Shamo of Germany triumphed in the $22 Micro 6-Max Championship and turned their small investment into a combined prize worth $7,672, or almost 350-times the tournament’s buy-in!
Silvio Costa claimed the title in the $215 Mini 6-Max Championship, outlasting 1,631 opponents to scoop $36,968 in prize money.
Focus Shifts to the Trio of Closer Events
The eagerly anticipated Mix-Max Championship events kick off on September 11, but before then there are several flights for the $109 Closer and the $11 Mini Closer.
The $11 Mini Closer comes with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Only 3,066 players have bought in so far with the tournament needing 10,000 entrants to hit its ambitious guarantee. Ukraine’s Olexandr Basay is the current chip leader with 2,878,853 chips. Basay has already accumulated $46.87 in bounties so is freerolling towards a significant main prize pool payout.
It is a similar story in the $109 Closer where $500,000 is guaranteed. Only 1,365 players have bought in so far, and it is Jessica Teusl who is the current chip leader. The Austrian has 2,118,707 chips and $381.25 in bounty payments!
Remaining Closer and Mini Closer Flights
You will find flights for the Mini Closer and Closer running several times a day from September 8 through to September 13. 14:05 BST, 17:05 BST, 20:05 BST, and 23:05 BST are the most popular start times. Be sure to check them out because this PKO event is crammed to the brim with value.
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