Satellite-Winner Daniel Smyth Wins WPT World Online Championships Knockout Championship ($428,391)
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The World Poker Tour prides itself on its rich history, the prestige of its tournaments and the stories of its winners. Well, another story has just been written after Daniel Smyth turned a $33 WPT satellite into a $428,391 payday.
Smyth defeated a field of 1,038 players to win the WPT World Online Championships Event #5: $3,200 Knockout Championship, seeing off competition from the likes of WPT Champion Ryan Riess and eventual runner-up Manig Loeser.
The Irishman wasn't the only player to emerge with a huge score from very little investment. Brazil's Joao Maureli won his seat for free in the WPT Ticket Drop promotion, and he turned that into over $174,000 for his third-place finish.
WPT WOC Knockout Championships Final Table Results
|1||Daniel Smyth||Ireland||$415,391 + $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat|
|2||Manig Loeser||United Kingdom||$279,358|
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Final Table Recap
Brazil's Joao Maureli was the chip leader to start the final table and it took half an hour before the first elimination of the day, with Matheus Resende's queens falling to fellow Brazilian Maureli's ace-king.
Pedro Marques had doubled with aces through Ryan Riess' ace-king to stay alive, and he then sent Shyngis Satubayev to the rail.
Smyth had been sitting in a comfortable position, but was left with ten big blinds after Pim Gieles doubled through him. However, Smyth would double through Artur Martirosian before sending the last WPT Champion Ryan Riess out in sixth.
Moments later, Martirosian crashed out at the hands of Pedro Marques before Smyth secured yet another double to remain afloat. Marques and Gieles fell to bring play to three-handed with start-of-day chip leader Maureli having fallen to bottom spot behind Smyth and chip leader Loeser.
Maureli was eliminated by Smyth, who closed the gap to Loeser ahead of heads-up play, but was still behind.
- Manig Loeser: 65.4 million (93 big blinds)
- Daniel Smyth: 36.9 million (53 big blinds)
But not for long...
Daniel Smyth limped on the button and Manig Loeser checked. The flop came and Loeser bet 1.1 million. Smyth raised to 3.5 million and Loeser called.
The turn was the and Loeser checked. Smyth bet 5.3 million and Loeser called.
The river was the . Loeser checked again and Smyth shoved for 26.6 million. Loeser called and Smyth doubled into the chip lead with his flopped set
Loeser did managed to wrestle back the chip lead, but Smyth took it over once more and saw things out to become the latest WPT Champion.
What's Up Next?
The next Championship event on the WPT World Online Championships schedule is Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship. This event comes with a $3,000,000 guarantee. Day 1 ends at the end of Level 18, with levels 20 minutes in length.
- Day 1a - Saturday, August 22nd at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 1b - Sunday, August 23rd at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 2 - Monday, August 24th at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 3 - Tuesday, August 25th at 19:00 (BST)
This event also has a Mini ($320 buy-in; $1,000,000 GTD) and Micro ($33, $300,000 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|
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