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Paul Paelchen and Jan Strazisar Become WCOAP Champions

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The APAT WCOAP has crowned two more champions as the amateur player focussed series marches towards a thrilling conclusion. Paul Paelchen triumphed in the Knockout Championship while Jan Strazisar took down the 6-Max Championship.

Paelchen Wins WCOAP Knockout Championship

Some 1,530 players entered the $75,000 guaranteed Knockout Championship and Paul Paelchen of Germany outlasted them all. Paelchen took home an impressive $6,973 for his $55 investment.

All but one of the nine finalists padded their bankrolls with four-figure prizes. Ninth-place finisher Carl Norris came close but was the first out of the door, a finish worth $947.

Ugnius Vestertas of Lithuania and Joseph Clark of the United Kingdom were the next casualties. They scooped prizes worth $1,302 and $1,083 respectively.

Sixth-place and a combined $1,989 went to Tilo Kuehn before Andrei Aliaksandrau bit the dust in fifth-place for $1,680. Michael Deinlein took home $3,008 for his fourth-place finish with Lucas Bolinha reeling in a $4,913 score from the comfort of his home in Brazil.

Heads-up pitted Paelchen against APAT regular Richard King. King couldn’t quite get the job done and had to settle for a silver medal finish. King collected $6,636, only $337 less than Paelchen thanks to the bounty element of this event.

WCOAP #09 – Knockout Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Paul PaelchenGermany$4,769$2,204$6,973
2Richard KingUnited Kingdom$4,760$1,876$6,636
3Lucas BonilhaBrazil$3,140$1,773$4,913
4Michael DeinleinGermany$2,026$982$3,008
5Andrei AliaksandrauBelarus$1,374$306$1,680
6Tilo KuehnGermany$1,052$937$1,989
7Joseph ClarkUnited Kingdom$768$315$1,083
8Ugnius VestertasLithuania$605$697$1,302
9Carl NorrisUnited Kingdom$474$473$947

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Jan Strazisar Shines in Short-Handed Event

Jan Strazisar is now a WCOAP champion after coming out on top in the 6-max event. Strazisar shone brightly when the final table was short-handed and was most deserving of his victory.

Suzie Williamson busted in seventh place for $675 after fighting back from being one of the shortest stack with only 35 remaining. Kimmy Gauvin followed Williamson to the rail and was the last player not to net a four-figure haul.

Brazil’s Celso Sirtoli busted in fifth before Ireland’s Michael Morrissey crashed and burned in fourth for a $1,702 score.

Strazisar put his foot firmly on the gas when play was three-handed, resorting to jamming all-in. It was a plan that worked because it claimed the tournament life of Felix Schaffer. Strazisar then switched styles when heads-up against Brian Windsor, which seemed to bamboozle him, and resulted in a victory for the Slovenian.

WCOAP #08 – 6-Max Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jan StrazisarSlovenia$5,252
2Brian WindsorCanada$3,655
3Felix SchafferAustria$2,541
4Michael MorrisseyIreland$1,702
5Celso SirtoliBrazil$1,146
6Kimmy GauvinCanada$886
7Suzie WilliamsonUnited Kingdom$675

Other APAT WCOAP Results

  • Igor Zheleznikov – first-place in the WCOAP Mini Knockout for $1,124*
  • Aleksey Gryaznov – first-place in the WCOAP Mini 6-Max for $673

*includes bounties

Upcoming WCOAP Events

Day 2 of the PLO8 Championship and the Mini PLO8 resumes at 7:15 p.m. GMT today while the $10,000 guaranteed Heads-Up Championship and $1,000 guaranteed Mini Heads Up commence at 8:05 p.m. GMT.

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Tue 2 Feb19:15WCOAP #10 PLO8 Championship Day 2 
 19:15WCOAP Mini PLO8 Day 2 
 20:05WCOAP #11 Heads Up Championship: $10K GTd$55
 20:05WCOAP Mini Heads Up: $1K Gtd$5.50

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