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Simon Deadman and James Rann Win WPTWOC Side Events

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Simon Deadman and James Rann took down a s side event last week as the series prepared to switch to six-max events.

Deadman’s victory came in the $530 WPT Knockout, a tournament that attracted 271-entries who created a $135,500 prize pool. Deadman secured the largest slice of this ample pie, namely $25,382 when bounties were included.

With bounties added to the prizes, everyone at the final table was guaranteed almost $2,500.

Viktor Zsemlye busted first and was joined on the rail first by Guntis Aleskins then by Brazil’s Victor Bergara.

Fifth-place went to Gytis Lazaununkas of Lithuania before UK-based Romanian Alexandru Papazian fell in fourth place to leave the waters slightly less shark-infested. Josh McCully of New Zealand was the penultimate elimination, his exit left Deadman to lock horns with Santtu Ojala of Finland. The British star got the job done and banked $25,382, leaving the Finn to walk away with $17,364 in total.

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$530 WPT Knockout Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Simon DeadmanUnited Kingdom$10,660$14,722$25,382
2Santtu OjalaFinland$10,646$6,718$17,364
3Josh McCullyNew Zealand$7,557$1,687$9,244
4Alexandru PapazianUnited Kingdom$5,456$3,234$8,690
5Gytis LazaununkasLithuania$3,905$3,222$7,127
6Victor BergaraBrazil$2,872$562$3,434
7Guntis AleskinsLatvia$1,857$2,007$3,864
8Viktor ZsemlyeAustria$1,421$1,000$2,421

James Rann joined Deadman in the winner’s circle after triumphing in the $55 buy-in edition of the WPT Knockout. Ran defeated a Lithuanian going by the name of “TB” to secure a combined prize weighing in at $9,121. The runner-up banked $6,194.

Rann has been a force to be reckoned with for the past decade and has more than two dozen cashes adorning his Hendon Mob page. His largest live score weighs in at A$430,000 ($339,759), his reward for a fourth-place finish in the 2015 Aussie Millions Main Event.

More recently, in October 2019, Rann finished third in the $3,300 WPT UK Main Event at Dusk Till Dawn for $168,500, narrowly missing out on a World Poker Tour title. He’s now in the hunt for one of the WPTWOC titles on offer at partypoker.

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$55 WPT Knockout Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1James RannUnited Kingdom$5,157$3,964$9,121
3Luis KrupinskiBrazil$3,461$303$3,944
4Michael CanoAustria$2,309$487$2,796
5Krik LovelessCanada$1,615$585$2,200
6Taoufik TalbiBelgium$1,143$189$1,332
7Robert SzeredaiUnited Kingdom$710$819$1,529
8Andrew ManuylovRussia$563$918$1,481

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