Andrey Kotelnikov Wins WPT World Online Championships Mix-Max Championship ($488,508)
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He defeated Stuart Guite heads-up, who battled back from being the short stack at the start of the final table to take home $366,605 after an entertaining battle between the final two players.
Kotelnikov defeated a field of 989 players and wins entry into the $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions, along with a Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium watch and his name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
WPT WOC Mix-Max Championships Final Table Results
|1||Andrey Kotelnikov||Russia||$488,508 + $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat|
|2||Stuart Guite||United Kingdom||$366,605|
|3||Sven Joakim Andersson||Sweden||$271,903|
|5||Maciej Gasior||United Kingdom||$124,500|
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Final Table Recap
The seven-handed final table was notable for several reasons, with the presence of WPT Champion Oleg Vasylchenko just one of them. Just two of the seven players had bought in directly, with every other player having qualified via satellite. Vasylchenko had in fact won two entries via satellite tournaments, and came in as the clear chip leader.
|3||Sven Joakim Andersson||Sweden||14,587,904|
|4||Maciej Gasior||United Kingdom||13,509,318|
|7||Stuart Guite||United Kingdom||5,787,812|
Stuart Guite was the start-of-day short stack, but doubled early through and pushed further ahead away from the danger zone during the early exchanges. That double came at the expense of Jerry Wong, who was subsequently eliminated when his ace-ten rang into Guite's queens.
A double for Joakim Andersson through Dimitar Danchev saw the Bulgarian bust shortly thereafter, with Maciej Gasior not far behind him. At this stage it was Andrey Kotelnikov in the lead, and he would extend it at the expense of Vayslchenko.
The start-of-day chip leader had tussled throughout the final table, but would eventually have to settle for fourth place. Kotelnikov was in full control with nearly double Guite's chip stack, with a long way back to Andersson in third.
Kotelnikov would eliminate Andersson in third place to take a commanding lead into heads-up play
- Andrey Kotelnikov - 69.2 million (115 big blinds)
- Stuart Guite - 29 million (48 big blinds)
Heads-up play was an entertaining affair with the chip lead swinging back and forth between the pair. Guite flopped the nut straight only for Kotelnikov to turn trips, which saw Guite move into the lead. However a double saw Kotelnikov back in front.
Kotelnikov opened up a similar lead to the one he had at the start of heads-up play, but Guite battled back valiantly. The final hand came when Guite flopped two pair, only for Kotelnikov to turn a straight. The money went in and the river bricked, crowning Kotelnikov the latest WPT Champion.
He walks away with include a $7,500 Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium watch; $15,000 entry into the prestigious WPT Tournament of Champions, and his name added to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup
What's Up Next?
The next Championship event on the WPT World Online Championships schedule is Event #7: $3,200 Heads-Up Championship. This event comes with a $500,000 guarantee. The tournament is capped at 256 entries with no late registration.
- Day 1 - Wednesday, September 2nd at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 2 - Thursday, September 3rd at 19:00 (BST)
This event also has a Mini ($320 buy-in; $100,000 GTD) and Micro ($33 buy-in; $20,000 GTD) edition making the WPT WOC accessible to players of any bankroll!
There are also plenty of other side events taking place every day, so make sure you head to the partypoker client to find out the latest tournaments!
WPT World Online Championships Winners
|7/21/20||Event #1: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship||145||$500,000||Paul Tedeschi||$92,105|
|7/28/20||Event #2: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Championship||342||$1,026,000||Alex Manzano||$176,132|
|8/4/20||Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship||1,062||$3,186,000||Gavin Cochrane||$540,664|
|8/11/20||Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship||999||$3,000,000||Nick Petrangelo||$494,550|
|8/18/20||Event #5: $3,200 Knockout Championship||1,035||$3,105,000||Daniel Smyth||$413,391|
|8/25/20||Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship||989||$3,000,000||Andrey Kotelnikov||$488,508|
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