The inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Online Series is currently underway at partypoker and will continue to till the end of this month. While the marquee series features several exciting events, the major attractions include the $5,000,000 guaranteed WPT Online Championship which takes place from May 10-20, the $3,000,000 guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Online event that will take place from May 18-27, and the $2,000,000 guaranteed WPT500 Online event which run from May 3-12.
The WPT500 Online is already in the books. Concluding this past Tuesday, the event pulled in 4,828 entries to crush the guarantee and generate a prizepool worth $2,414,000. Nine days after, it was Germany’s Fabio Sperling who emerged victorious to win the title and $281,126 in top prizemoney.
Italy’s Treccarichi entered the final day as chip leader, with Sperling close behind. Sperling kept building his stack and overtook the lead during five-handed play. WPT Germany main event champion Christopher Putz holding Kx Kx was in a good position to overtake the chip lead when he called a shove from Markus Prinz. He was ahead of Prinz’s Qh Qd but the As Qc 5c flop gave Prinz a set to take the lead. The turn 3d and the river 2s gave Prinz a double-up. Despite taking a big hit, Putz managed to comeback and was able to outlast the short stack Philipp Dietrich in fifth place.
The remaining four players eventually agreed to a deal that saw Fabio Sperling taking it down for $281,126, while Walter Treccarichi finished runner-up for $235,667*. The other two players Markus Prinz (third) and Christopher Putz (fourth) banked $202,012* and $187,290* respectively.
1. Fabio Sperling – $281,126*
2. Walter Treccarichi – $235,667*
3. Markus Prinz – $202,012*
4. Christopher Putz – $187,290*
5. Phillip Deitrich – $74,785.72
6. Arutyun Saakyan – $50,887.12
7. Daan Mulders – $35,799.62
8, Giuseppe Vassa – $23,174.40
9. Fabrizio Gonzalez – $17,960.16
Andrew Pantling Takes Down WPT Online PLO High Roller For $302K
Another major attraction was the Event #22 $10,300 PLO High Roller. It was Andrew Pantling who shipped it for $302,287.20 payday after topping the 120-entry field. Marcello Marigliano finished runner-up for $204,000. The well-known pro Andras Nemeth finished third for $144,000 prizemoney.
- Andrew Pantling – $302,287.20
- Marcello Marigliano – $204,000
- Andras Nemeth – $144,000
- Marcello Marigliano – $102,000
- Jens Kyllonen – $75,000
- Gavin Cochrane – $49,800