It has been quite a couple of months for Portugal’s Rui Ferreira. A trip to Spain for the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona festival saw Ferreira return home with a €767,750 score and the title of €10,300 EPT Barcelona High Roller champion. Now, Ferreira can forever call himself a World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion after taking down the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship online at GGPoker.
Ferreira twice came close to winning an online bracelet at GGPoker in 2021. First, he finished ninth in the $10,000 super MILLION$ for $129,410, and followed that up with a seventh-place finish in the $25,000 Super High Roller Championship for an additional $254,798. Ferreira finally captured some poker hardware this week.
Some 272 GGPoker players exchanged $5,000 for 50,000 chips and the opportunity to become a WSOP champion. The top 39 players received a share of the $1,292,000 prize pool, with Anton Morgenstern popping the money bubble when they busted in 40th place.
Plenty of big names cashed in the event but fell short of a top seven finish and a seat at the final table. Search luminaries as Joao Viera, Christopher Frank, Joni Jouhkimainen, Nicholas Astedt, Sami Kelopuroand Nick Maimone are just a handful of those elite-level grinders who saw a return on their investment.
Finland’s Samuli Sipila‘s time at the seven-handed final table was short-lived, and he was the first player out of the door. Sipila’s deep run came with a $41,105 reward.
Austria’s “kidurim” what the next to go; they collected $56,852. British PLO specialist Gavin Cochrane crashed out in fifth for $78,631, with Brazilian sensation Joao Simao falling in fifth place and receiving $108,754, the event’s first six-figure payout.
Heads up was set when Finnish superstar Eelis Parssinen lost his chips, and walked away with $150,416 reasons to be happy with his performance. Parssinen’s elimination left Ferreira heads-up against Hong Kong’s Zhao Zi Long. The one-on-one battle went Ferreira’s way, and he became a WSOP bracelet winner in addition to receiving $287,736, leaving Long to wonder about what could have been with $208,039 to help numb the pain of defeat.
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$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship Final Table Results
|2||Zhao Zi Long||Hong Kong||$208,039|
|5||Gavin Cochrane||United Kingdom||$78,631|
Ewald Mahr Crowned FLIP & GO WSOP Online Champion
Peru’s Ewald “PAUPAU” Mahr flipped his way to the “go stage” of the $100 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em event before navigating his way to the top of the pile to win $143,267 of the $1,303,305 prize pool plus his first gold WSOP bracelet.
Some 6,556 GGPoker players bought into the “flip stage” of this unique event, and only 630 of those starters made it through to the “go stage,” which plays like a traditional tournament.
By the time the nine-handed final table was reached, nobody would take home less than $14,373, the sum secured by Pablo Silva. The finalists bowed out one by one, with Alexey “therewillbeX” Ivashchenkov, Ian Matakis, Torgeir “Hagis78” Hagmann other Claas Segebrecht seeing their stacks disappear from under them.
Chris Klodnicki came close to winning his second bracelet, but ultimately fell in fourth place, a finish good for a $60,428 addition to his bankroll. Canadian Curtis Muller crashed out in third for $80,562 before Mahr beat Dmitry “akubleumas” Safonov heads-up, and reeled in the $143,267 top prize plus a coveted WSOP bracelet. Safonov banked a $107,413 consolation prize.
$100 FLIP & GO No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|1||Ewald “PAUPAU” Mahr||Peru||$143,267|
|2||Dmitry “akubleumas” Safonov||Russia||$107,413|
|6||Torgeir “Hagis78” Hagmann||Norway||$34,006|
|8th||Alexey “therewillbeX” Ivashchenkov||Turkey||$19,148|
Marius Gierse Shines Brightly on WSOP Online Main Event Day 1b
Vicente Delgado is a WSOP Bracelet Winner
The Big $500 No Limit Hold’em lived up to its name with 3,141 players building a pot worth $1,491,975. Andorra-based Spaniard and former Team PokerStars grinder Vicente Delgado was the last player standing. His reward? $174,497 and his first WSOP bracelet.
Turkey’s Vedat “veca” Cavli saw his tournament end abruptly in the ninth place before Oliver “SprasesAces” Sprasonand Jens Lakemeier fell by the wayside. Then came the exits of dario”[email protected]!” Delpiano other Marton “Pato Negro” Czuczorleaving only four players in the hunt for the title and the all-important WSOP bracelet.
The final four became three when Poland’s Victor “badbeat33” Skorupa dusted off his stack. Cyprus grinder Kyriakos Papadopoulos joined the list of eliminated players, his third-place finish coming with a $98,125 payday.
Delgado and Milos “Picasso98” Petakovic butted heads one-on-one, and it was the former who came out on top, resigning Petakovic to the $130,852 runner-up payment while collecting the $174,497 top prize and bracelet for himself.
The Big $500 No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|2||Milos “Picasso98” Petakovic||Montenegro||$130,852|
|4||Victor “badbeat33” Skorupa||Poland||$73,584|
|5||Marton “Pato Negro” Czuczor||Austria||$55,180|
|6||dario”[email protected]!” Delpiano||Austria||$41,379|
|8th||Oliver “SprasesAces” Sprason||United Kingdom||$23,269|
|9||Vedat “veca” Cavli||Turkey||$17,449|
Remaining 2022 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Schedule
There are still 14 bracelet-awarding events on the bustling GGPoker schedule, starting with the $888 Crazy Eights tournament on September 8.
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|Sep-08||Thu||18:00||#20: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS Bounty 8-Handed NLH||$888||–|
|Sep-10||Sat||18:00||#21: $500 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$500||–|
|Sep-11||Sun||17:00||#22: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH||$1,050||$2,000,000|
|Sep-12||Mon||18:00||#23: $400 PLOSSUS [Bounty, Final Stage]||$400||$1,000,000|
|Sep-13||do||18:00||#24: $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship||$2,100||–|
|Sep-15||Thu||18:00||#25: $315 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em||$315||–|
|Sep-17||Sat||18:00||#26: $600 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH [2-Stack]||$600||–|
|Sep-18||Sun||18:00||#27: $1,500 FIFTY STACK Bounty No-Limit Hold’em||$1,500||–|
|Sep-19||Mon||18:00||#28: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day]||$400||$3,000,000|
|Sep-20||do||18:00||#29: $5,000 Short Deck Championship [3-Stack]||$5,000||–|
|Sep-22||Thu||18:00||#30: $840 6-Handed Bounty No-Limit Hold’em||$840||–|
|Sep-24||Sat||18:00||#31: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout||$1,050||–|
|Sep-25||Sun||18:00||#32: $400 The Closer NLH [Series Saver]||$400||–|
|Sep-26||Mon||18:00||#33: $5,000 WSOP Online MAIN EVENT [Day 2]||$5,000||$20,000,000|