Ukraine's "SpielerKind" became the latest WPTDeepStacks London Online winner at 888poker after winning the $2,100 buy-in WPTDS #11 - $100,000 High Roller for $25,300. The High Roller attracted 55 entries including nine re-entries to generate a $110,000 prize pool.
While this is the biggest score for "SpielerKind" according to Poker Pro Labs, they are no stranger to success at 888poker with several other big scores including winning the 2019 XL Eclipse Mini Main Event for $12,424 and coming runner up in the 2019 XL Inferno High Roller for $15,000.
Event #11 was a two-day affair with the action concluding on Day 1 after the money bubble broke and the final table of nine players was reached. 888poker commentators David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall broadcasted the final table with hole cards exposed at the 888pokerTV Twitch channel.
Final Table Results
|8||Sergei "Lucky_Frutti" Koliakov||Russia||$5,500|
Road to Victory for "SpielerKind"
"matokr" began the final table with a small chip lead over "SMalderis" with "SpielerKind" in the middle of the pack.
Three of the short-stacked players doubled up before the first two players were eliminated in hands both involving rockets. "GlobalHappi" was the first to hit the rail in ninth place for $4,400 after they got it in with top pair on a ten-high flop with jack-ten but was unable to further improve after "Theelwild" called with aces.
Sergei "Lucky_Frutti" Koliakov then took what was likely the biggest bad beat at the final table after getting it in with aces preflop. "Theelwild" called with kings and improved to a set to take the chip lead and eliminate Koliakov in eighth place for $5,500.
The short-stacked "Draxalan" (sixth - $8,800) and "floatmasta" (seventh - $6,600) were the next players out during which time "SpielerKind" snagged the chip lead for the first time at the final table.
"matokr" had some life left and regained the lead after winning a huge pot. They called a monster blind on blind shove with ace-queen against ace-seven, which resulted in "Theelwild" exiting the event in fifth place for $11,000.
"SpielerKind" then went on a quick run to eliminate three players in just a few minutes time. They first sent the short-stacked "Smalderis" out in fourth place for $13,200 when their ace-nine suited held against nine-six before winning a pot against "matokr" to regain the lead and never look back.
"ddaubar" was down to crumbs but was able to ladder up a spot after a huge flip took place. "matokr" three-bet jammed with big slick and was up against the nines held by "SpielerKind". No love came on the board and "matokr" was eliminated on the podium in third place for $15,800.
"SpielerKind" entered heads-up play with a monstrous 12:1 chip advantage against "ddauber". Heads-up action didn't last long. In fact, it only lasted one hand with "ddaubar" collecting the runner-up prize of $19,800 when their eight-seven suited didn't improve against queen-jack.
Congrats to "SpielerKind" for winning the 888poker WPTDeepStacks London Online High Roller for $25,300. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we cover the biggest events of the festival at 888poker.