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WPT Online Series: Christian Jeppsson Wins WPT Online Championship For $923,786

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  • Namita Ghosh May 21, 2020
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Wednesday turned out to be one of the most eventful days at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Online Series that`s taking place at partypoker. All eyes were on the $3,200 Online Championship that resumed the final table play with Sweden’s Christian Jeppsson in pole position. With a player-field of 2,130 entries, this is officially the largest-ever tournament in WPT Main Tour history.

The tournament came down to an epic finale between Jeppsson and Viktor Ustimov. The duo struck a heads-up deal keeping only $10,000, the trophy, and the WPT Tournament of Champions seat worth $15,000 in play. Jeppsson stood his ground to ultimately claim the title.

Jeppsson is an accomplished online pro who was for several months through 2015 and 2016 ranked among the top online poker players in the world. He earned a jaw-dropping $923,786 that came with the WPT title!

Over at Event #43 $10,300 High Roller, former GPI Player of the Year, David Peters outran a field of 101 entries to win $247,450.

The WPTSuper50 that featured a marathon 18 starting flights and brought in a total of 19,988 entries also played out to conclusion handing out the WPT title and a six-figure cash prize of $124,074 to Brazil’s Thiago Silva.


Event #20 $3,200 WPT Online Championship – Final Day Recap

The eight finalists from a starting field of 2,130 runners resumed play on Wednesday. All of them were guaranteed at least $66,776. Still, all eyes were on the prestigious WPT title and the $1.048 Million up top.

One of the top online pros from Sweden, Christian Jeppsson, who had resumed the FT play in the chip lead, went on to face Viktor Ustimov in the heads-up play.


Final Table Recap

Early into play, Pascal Teekens hit the rail first, in eighth place, with his ace-queen turning out to be no match for Viktor Ustimov’s pocket aces.

Ustimov went on to eliminate Sam Greenwood next in seventh place. Down to his last three big blinds after losing a big pot to Pascal Hartmann, Greenwood moved all-in with only to be looked up by Ustimov, who had . A seven on the flop paired Ustimov, ending Greenwood’s hopes.

Jeppsson`s next victim was Pascal Hartmann, who fell in sixth place after his flopped queens, busting Hartmann’s .

Alex Clark crashed out in fifth place after his ace-queen got dominated by Ustimov’s ace-five that flopped one-pair.

Shortly after that, Nikolay Ponomarev bowed out in fourth place, his getting no support against Ustimov’s .

Ustimov then marked off Jukky Koskela in third place.

In the heads-up play, Viktor Ustimov and Jeppsson quickly agreed to a deal that locked in $913,783. 99 for Jeppsson and $865,542 for Ustimov. They resumed playing keeping only the trophy as well $10,000 and a $15,000 seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions to play for.

WPT even tweeted the update.

On the final hand of the tournament, Jeppsson`s hit a flush on the board to turn the tables on Ustimov’s . With Ustimov conceding to a runner-up finish, Jeppsson emerged as the first WPT Online Championship winner!

Christian Jeppsson


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Christian Jeppsson – $923,785.80*
  2. Viktor Ustimov – $865.542*
  3. Jukka Koskela – $477,333
  4. Nikolay Ponomarev – $317,583
  5. Alexander Stuart Clark – $221,733
  6. Pascal Hartmann – $151,443
  7. Sam Greenwood – $103,837.50
  8. Pascal Teekens – $66,775.50

*denotes heads-up deal


Event #43 $10,300 High Roller

The $10,300 High Roller was the third big tourney that played out its final table yesterday. The High Roller had recorded 101 entries, generating a $1,010,000 prize pool.

While it was the formidable Andras Nemeth who had entered the final table with an overwhelming chip lead of 911,709, David Peters eventually sprinted ahead of Nemeth and the others before defeating David Gent heads-up to capture the title and the $247,450 paycheque that came with it.

The WPT congratulated Peters on his win.


David Peters


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. David Peters – $247,450
  2. David Gent – $176,750
  3. Andras Nemeth – $126,250
  4. Daniil Kiselev – $88,375
  5. Mark Davis – $65,650
  6. Jorma Nuttinen – $50,500
  7. Fabrizio Gonzalez – $40,400
  8. Daniel Steven Smith – $33,825


Event #04 WPTSuper50

At a modest $55 buy-in, the WPTSuper50 played out an incredible 18 starting flights, drawing no less than 19,988 entries.

Only 2,424 players made it to Day 2, and 44 of them sailed into the final day. Topping this massive field was Brazil’s Thiago Silva.

Silva, who has a third-place finish in the 2019 WSOP Circuit Brazil Main Event to his name, defeated Russia’s Evgeniy Cherkasov heads-up to claim the bragging rights and the $124,074 winner’s cheque.

Thiago Silva


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Thiago Silva – $124,074.70
  2. Evgeniy Cherkasov – $88,381.10
  3. Baurzhan Akimov – $59,903.30
  4. Karl Erik Sandoff – $39,009.20
  5. Cornelis Van Gen – $27,012.80
  6. Luigi D’alterio – $18,519.90
  7. Artem Gorbunov – $12,416.70
  8. Lewis Granger – $8,033.40
  9. Gerald David – $6,055.50


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