Late Rally Sees Martirosian Clinch WPTWOC Leaderboard; Margereson Second

Artur Martirosian was the top points earner.

The inaugural WPT World Online Championships came to a thrilling conclusion on Sept. 24 when Michael Addamo won the $102,000 Super High Roller Championship. A slightly smaller $10,300 Mini Super High Roller event concluded around the same time and it was that event that settled the Player of the Championship leaderboard.

Final WPTWOC Player of the Championship Standings

PlacePlayerPointsPrize
1Artur Martirosian430.87$50,000
2Scott Margereson377.94$10,000
3Phil Mighall329.32$5,000
4Dimitar Danchev299.80$3,000
5Roberto Romanello297.96$2,000
6Kristen Bicknell270.02$1,000
7Mikita Badziakouski265.70$1,000
8Andrey Kotelnikov264.18$1,000
9Teun Mulder250.59$1,000
10Thomas Boivin246.36$1,000

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The leaderboard was a two-horse race going into the final qualifying event with Artur Martirosian and the United Kingdom’s Scott Margereson vying for the $50,000 top prize.

Amazingly, both players made it through to the second and final day of the $10,300 Mini Super High Roller. Margereson’s tournament ended in a sixth-place finish worth $47,500. Martirosian was still in the tournament when Margereson busted, which meant he could not be caught in the race to become the Player of the Championship.

Martirosian went on to win the Mini Super High Roller for $239,500, adding to the $377,000 he secured earlier in the week by taking down a $25,500 Super High Roller side event.

First place on this leaderboard yielded a $50,000 prize. Margereson collected $10,000 cash for his runner-up finish.

WPTWOC Main Event champion Phil Mighall, Margereson’s fellow countryman, finished third in the standings and saw $5,000 added to the colossal $1,550,298 he claimed for his Main Event victory.

Bulgaria’s Dimitar Danchev and Team partypoker’s Roberto Romanello occupied fourth and fifth place, winning $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

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Two other members of Team partypoker also finished in the top 10, Kristen Bicknell and High Roller Championship winner Mikita Badziakouski being that duo.

Mix-Max champion Andrey Kotelnikov, Netherlands’ Teun Mulder, and Thomas Boivin made up the remainder of the top 10 spots.

Final WPTWOC Rising Star Standings

PlacePlayerPointsPrize
1Luiz Constantino298.39$10,000
2Patrick Leonard261.44$6,000
3Vycheslav Nikulin251.04$3,500
4Andres Ojeda234.88$2,000
5Gabriel Merenda229.18$1,000
6Julian Selinger222.16$500
7Boris Angelov219.75$500
8Vojtech Susta206.52$500
9Fabio Sperling206.16$500
10Diogo Gomes201.87$500

Luiz Constantino walked away with the $10,000 top prize of the Rising Star leaderboard. This leaderboard was settled with each player’s best 10 finishes in WPTWOC events that had buy-ins of under $320.

Constantino did his chances of glory no harm when he won the Micro Main Event for almost $150,000.

Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard finished second in the Rising Star race. He was at Constantino’s final table, but could only muster an eighth-place finish on that occasion. Leonard’s leaderboard prize was worth $6,000.

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