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APAT WCOAP Reaches Halfway Stage: Snee Bags Five-Figures


The APAT World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) has reached the halfway stage and the big results just keep on coming. This is what’s gone on in the WCOAP over the past couple of days.

Adam Snee Wins High Roller Championship

The prizes in the $265 buy-in High Roller Championship event were definitely on the large side and it was Adam Snee who banked the biggest of those chunky prizes, the festival’s first five-figure prize.

Snee topped a field of 284 entrants and the British grinder saw his $265 investment swell to $13,850. Snee defeated Netherlands’ Hugo Allen when the tournament was heads-up, resigning Allen to a $9,669 consolation prize.

Everyone else at the final table walked away with between $2,018 and $6,818.

Tenno Tonts of Estonia was the final table’s first casualty before Marc Foggin busted in sixth. Adrien Dalmas and Glyn Wellings crashed out in fifth and fourth place respectively, before Alexander van der Swalus saw his tournament end in a third-place finish.

WCOAP #05 – High Roller Championship Final Table Results

1Adam SneeUnited Kingdom$13,850
2Hugo AllenNetherlands$9,669
3Alexander van der SwalusNetherlands$6,818
4Glyn WellingsUnited Kingdom$4,568
5Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom$3,224
6Marc FogginUnited Kingdom$2,517
7Tenno TontsEstonia$2,018

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Owston Wins His Second APAT Bracelet

Dan Owston came out on top in the PLO Knockout Championship, resulting in a $3,247 score, the second WCOAP bracelet of his career, and a coveted gold medal.

Owston was one of 350 players who bought into this $55 buy-in event and he was the last player standing when the curtain came down on proceedings. Fellow Brit Billy Brewin was the only player standing between Owston and victory. Owston dispatched Brewin to become an APAT champion once again.

Shout-out to the give other finalists who narrowly missed out on glory. Johan Ekerfelt, APAT regular Steve Redfearn, Ronald Gijtenbeek, Rinat Shakirov, and Kare Hallamaa being those players who reached this final table but couldn’t quite last the distance.

WCOAP #07 – PLO Knockout Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Dan OwstonUnited Kingdom$1,269$1,978$3,247
2Billy BrewinUnited Kingdom$1,267$229$1,496
3Kare HallamaaFinland$868$440$1,308
4Rinat ShakirovRussia$575$299$874
5Ronald GijtenbeekNetherlands$401$253$654
6Steve RedfearnUnited Kingdom$315$103$418
7Johan EkerfeltSweden$231$182$413

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Other APAT WCOAP Results

Two other partypoker players became WCOAP champions this week. Canada’s Ron Jr Marshalok triumphed in the PLO8 Knockout Championship and walked away with $2,608.

Dutchman Joris De Baas won the 7-Card Stud Championship and turned $55 into $1,494.

  • Ron Jr Marshalok – first-place in the WCOAP #04 – PLO8 Knockout Championship for $2,608*
  • Joris De Baas – first-place in the WCOAP #06 – FL 7 Card Stud Championship for $1,494
  • Zyed Belhaouane – first-place in the WCOAP Mini PLO Knockout for $458*
  • Klimenti Kalitenko – first-place in the WCOAP Mini PLO8 Knockout for $435*
  • Paiwan Osman – first-place in the WCOAP Mini FL 7 Card Stud for $213

*includes bounty payments

Upcoming APAT WCOAP Events

Day 2 of the 6-Max Championship starts at precisely 7:15 p.m. and sees Angelos Tsoukanelis sit down as the chip leader. Only 37 players remain in contention for the $5,252 top prize. Both Matthew Gray and Petr Pesko are hot on Tsoukanelis’ heel as they each have more than two-million chips.

The $75,000 guaranteed Knockout Championship starts at 7:15 p.m. GMT as the 6-Max Day 2 shuffles up and deal. The $55 event take place over two days and is sure to see some excellent poker played with the blind structure being incredible.

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Sun 31 Jan19:15WCOAP #08 – 6-Max Championship: $25K Gtd Day 2 
 19:15WCOAP Mini 6-Max: $5K Gtd Day 2 
 19:15WCOAP #09 – Knockout Championship: $75K Gtd Day 1$55
 19:15WCOAP Mini – Knockout: $10K Gtd Day 1$5.50
Mon 1 Feb19:15WCOAP #10 – PLO8 Championship: $10K Gtd Day 1$55
 19:15WCOAP Mini – PLO8: $2.5K Gtd Day 1$5.50
Tue 2 Feb20:05WCOAP #11 – Heads-Up Championship: $10K Gtd$55
 20:05WCOAP Mini – Heads-Up: $1K Gtd$5.50

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Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews throughout the APAT WCOAP as we will bring you frequent updates about the winners and the race for that $5,000 MILLIONS Main Event ticket that’s awarded to the Player of the Series.

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  • Day 6: 5x $1 SPINS tickets +1x $5.50 MTT ticket

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