Huge Scores in WPT500 Online on partypoker, Fabio Sperling Wins
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There's no shortage of poker action online in May, with fields and their respective guarantees being crushed around the globe. The WPT500, known for its massive live fields, has moved online to partypoker to play out their first-ever of the mid-stakes festival. The tournament had no issue attracting customers to the digital arena, as no fewer than 4,828 entries were made to create a prize pool of over $2,400,000.
In the end, it was Fabio Sperling who stood tall over his opposition, adding $281,125 to his bankroll in the process. The top prizes were divided after a four-way deal, with Italy's Walter Treccarichi finished second for $235,666, Austria's Markus Prinz ended up in third for $202,012, and Christopher Putz claiming forth for $187,289.
It was the first of three flagship events played out in the WPT Online series on partypoker, which will run until May 31st with doubled guarantees. The WPT Online championship and WPT DeepStacks will be played out in the upcoming days, along with a slew of smaller events.
The WPT Online on partypoker is extended to May 31st with guarantees doubled!
WPT500 Online Final Table Results
|1||Fabio Sperling||United Kingdom||$281,125*|
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Nine players gathered for the final table, each of them already guaranteed over $35k for their efforts. According to WPT's report, Fabrizio Gonzalez was the first to go, being ousted after a three-way all-in situation that left Giuseppe Vassallo with a mere ante, who bowed out next.
Start-of-the-day short stack Daan Mulders was next to go, calling off a Treccarichi blind-on-blind shove with ace-six suited. Treccarichi had eight-five and improved to leave the field with six.
Arutyun Saakyan was next to go and once again, it was Treccarichi pulling the trigger. Saakyan got it in with a pair and the nut flush draw against Treccarichi's set, but the Italian filled up on the turn to leave Saakyan drawing stone dead. Philipp Dietrich, the shortest with five left, ran jack-eight suited smack dab into Treccarichi's ace-eight and the better kicker held out.
The four agreed to a deal and the tournament was concluded, leaving Fabio Sperling with the WPT500 trophy and $281,126 in prizes.
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