Online festivals that replace the biggest festivals on the live circuit continue to spawn new champions.
Dan Smyth, WPT Ch. # 5 Champion
The new normal of poker is limited to online, where the festivals of two of the most outstanding brands on the circuit, the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour.
The home of the WPT is partypoker, where yesterday ended a three-day event that marked the fifth title awarded in the WPT Championships, one per week of the festival.
This week was dedicated to bouty tournaments. The most important was the $ 3,200 buy-in WPT # 5 Knockout Championships.
The multiple satellites and previous phases of the tournament managed to collect enough registrations for the bag to exceed the guaranteed amount and reach $ 3,105,000, although only 137 players accessed on day 2.
In the field were two of our most recognized regs, Sergi Reixach (72nd, $ 9,207) and Raúl Martínez (100th, $ 8,113), which helped raise the bar, again amazing. Nobody was missing, and this was the case in the final, with recent High Roller stars such as Pim Gieles, Artur Martirosian or the WSOP champion Ryan Riess.
What’s more, another great current poker star, the German, slipped into the HU Manig loeser. But nevertheless, the champion was a relatively anonymous player, Irishman Dan Smyth (1st, $ 413,395), from the $ 33 qualifiers where only one in 100 applicants can succeed.
Smyth will see his name engraved on the base of the Mike Sexton Champions Club cup, and he is invited to play in the tournament of Champions that the WPT still plans to play live.
At GGPoker, WSOP continue to distribute their interest among the daily bracelets and the first days 1 of the Main Event.
There is a third Spanish qualified for the $ 25M tournament, Manuel Saavedra, which maintains the same nickname that walks through other rooms.com.
“John Macclean” finished fifth in his series, in which 2 players also obtained passports as Ali Imsirovic or Prebben Stokkan. Others like Seth Davies, Brian Rast or Mikita Badziakouski left one of the three lives that this video game allows.
The Spanish team already has Sergi Reixach and Fernando García, as the Twitter user “desidasler” pointed out to us yesterday, whom we thank for their collaboration.
There is another Spaniard who qualified on day 1A Fernando Garcia with 498,000 points
– Desidasler. (@desidasler) August 18, 2020
The bracelet of the day was the one that put the WSOP # 65 Deepstack $ 600, another quite popular format that reached 2,911 occurrences.
The purse of $ 1,659,270 was divided into 368 prizes, with a first endowed with $ 227,906.
The most recognizable of the finalists was the Portuguese reg Giovanni Tower, but it only lasted a few hands in the fight. The austrian Florian Gaugusch, who was playing from the venue where the participants stay in a kind of reality show about poker called Pokercode Grindhouse gave us a gallant comeback, but this was frustrated in heads-up.
The bracelet ended up traveling to Ukraine, to adorn the wrist of the unpronounceable Dmytro Bystrovzorov, Ukrainian player without important boxes to his name on the international circuit.