$923,786 Win at WPT Online After Heads-up Deal

WPT is a well-known tournament among professional players, but if you are hearing about it for the very first time, do not worry, we will fill you in on all what you need to know about WPT and how to win the massive sum of $923,786 at WPT online after a heads-up deal. But first of all, what does WPT stand for?

About WPT (World Poker Tour)

World Poker Tour, WPT for short, is the best when you talk about internationally televised gaming and entertainment presence. WPT has a brand presence in online, mobile and television, including land based tournaments. It has been the leading innovator in the game of poker since its establishment in 2002. WPT started the boom that has been associated with world poker with the creation of a unique TV show televising several high stakes poker tournaments. WPT globally broadcasts its series in over 150 countries and territories, and it is currently in its 18th season. You can catch the series on FOX Sports Regional Network in the US. This current season, season XVIII is sponsored by ClubWPT.com.

The WPT draws the attention of many players around the world, a number of Germany’s best talent playing in the tournament, one of the Germany online casino site owners was also in the running. WPT is also an active participant in partnership and sponsorship opportunities, as well as strategic brand license.

Now that you’ve known what WPT stands for, it’s time to take you through the journey of those who have won the tour and won crazy sums of money. WPT is not a fable; you can also win $923,786.

Christian Jeppsson, the Latest Winner of WPT Online Championship Main Event

Christian Jeppsson has conquered the biggest field in the history of WPT Main Tour. The $3200 buy-in and $5 million guaranteed WPT online championship Main Event is the first of its kind when it comes to the World Poker Tour. The event took place exclusively online. 312 players shared the final prize pool of $6,390,000. Jeppsson became the first player to win the WPT online main event. He defeated a field of record-breaking 2,130 entries to claim the $3200 WPT online championship buy-in. It was a no-limit hold’em main event on partypoker. He struck the heads-up to win a whopping $923,786 and write his name in the history books of the World Poker Tour. The Swedish player won the event by winning the Russian, Viktor Ustimov.

This event featured notable names known to the world of poker, names such as Ema Zajmovic ($21151, 25th position) the first-ever female champion of WPT main tour event; Martin Jacobson ($28755, 23rd position) champion of 2014 World Series of Poker main event; Matthias Eibinger ($28755, 20th position) a regular high roller; Ami Barer ($51120, 12th position) champion of Aussie Millions main event; Benny Glaser ($51120, 11th position) 3-time WSOP bracelet winner and Dmitry Yurasov ($51120, 9th position) WSOP bracelet winner.

When the final table of 8 was set, Jeppsson was already in the lead with Sam Greenwood, the high stake roller closely behind him. Greenwood, however, started badly by losing a huge preflop race shortly after play resumed. Greenwood three-bet to 2.2m while Pascal raised to 550,00. The preliminary event during this series was won by Viktor Ustimov, when he moved all-in for 9,048,972. The call by Greenwood earned Ustimov the chip lead and the double up. This call led to a huge blow on Greenwood’s chances at winning his first WPT title.

The first to hit the rail was Pascal Teekens, and he made a sum of $66,776 as he finished in the eighth position. Greenwood’s elimination followed that of Teekens. Greenwood finished in the 7th position with a prize of $103,838.

Pascal Hartmann earned Jeppsson his first defeat of the day. However, Jeppsson came back to reclaim his lead when he held to narrow the field down to five. Hartmann finished in the 6th position earning a sum of $151,443.

The winning run of Alex Clark came to an end in the tournament when he called all-in in a battle of blinds which Ustimov shoved. This shove by Ustimov gave him a lead which he never relinquished. It was this same shove that sent Clark out of the competition; he earned a sum of $221,733 in 5th place.

Nikolay Ponomarev was also sent parking by Ustimov, who was the chip leader at that moment. He won a sum of $317,583 and finished in fourth place. Christian Jeppsson also defeated Jukka Koskela to set the final stage for himself and Viktor Ustimov.

The two finalists fought gallantly by making a series of calls and negotiations. Jeppsson came out on top to claim the grand prize.

Why not join the list of the above winners, by participating in the next WPT online championship Main Event? You also have an equal chance of winning a whopping sum of $923,786 like Christian Jeppsson.

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