Spain’s Oscar Gironella has become the newest WPT Prime champion by overcoming a strong field of 396 entries in the WPT Prime Madrid at Casino Gran Via. Gironella took home a whopping payout of €56,925, along with a $10,400 seat into the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.
With a strong turnout of 396 entrants from four starting flights, the tournament built a prizepool of €366,370 (USD $387,858), which was finally shared by the top 51 finishers with a min cash of €1,920.
Day 2 of the event ended with Julen Lijo ( 2,840,000 -57 bb) leading the final 9 players. The eventual champion Oscar Gironella ( 2,635,000 – 53 bb) held the second largest stack among the final 9 players. However, he played some top-notch poker and went on to outlast all his final 9 opponents.
During the heads-up, he struck an ICM deal with Juan Gonzalo Ares. The deal solidified Gironella’s payout as €56,925 and Gonzalo Ares’ payout as €66,075. The two players then battled it for the title.
Finally, Gironella prevailed and Gonzalo Ares ended up as the official runner-up. On the final hand, Gonzalo pushed all-in with Ks 10h and Gironella called with Kc 5s. The board ran out Kd 6h 4d 5c 4s, giving Gironella two pairs and cementing Gironella as the WPT Prime Madrid Championship winner.
Gonzalo Ares was preceded by Julen Lijo (3rd– €35,600), Ji Yang (4th – €26,490), Jean Carlos Chacon (5th place – €20,000), and rounding out the final table was Francois Robert (6th place – €15,200).
For the full list of payouts and live updates from the championship event, check out this link HERE!
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