Day 2 completed
|Blinds||70,000 / 140,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 completed
The first event of the WPTDS is now complete, and "Korpisoturi2" of Finland took down the big prize of $40,540. They battled through 293 entries in WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event over the two days to emerge victoriously.
The Finnish player was one of three players to get to the final table with more than a million chips, but they just barely made it there with 1,014,162 coming into the final day. Second place finisher "Tedson89" came in with 1,657,387 chips for second place to start the day, but couldn't withstand the Finnish thrust during heads-up play.
In fact, it looked to be a short heads-up when "Tedson89" took an early big lead after turning a straight, but it turned into a real battle, with both players holding the lead several times, and each at-risk several times.
WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event Final Table Payouts
|8||Michael "HyperX." Skeldon||United Kingdom||$4,380|
Action of the Day
Just nine players came back for the final table on Day 2, but the day went very quickly. The first elimination was on the second hand of the day, and within the first 30 minutes, it was four-handed.
Things slowed down a bit from there, with "Korpisoturi2" and "Tedson89" trading the lead for another half-hour or so until start-of-day chip leader "Gprovinz6" ended their day in 4th place.
Canadian "DosPoochies", who had a massive lead at one point early in the final table after doing a lot of the early carnage, went out shortly thereafter in third by losing a race.
That set up an epic heads-up battle that took more than an hour to complete. It was a see-saw affair that saw both players with legitimate chances to win and lose the match, but it finally ended when "Korpisoturi2" turned trips to crack the aces of "Tedson89" for the win.
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After "Korpisoturi2" edged ahead in the stacks taking a few small pots without showdown, it all ended on a huge hand that saw the aces of "Tedson89" cracked. After "Korpisoturi2" limped in with "Tedson89" raised to 3 big blinds.
"Korpisoturi2" called to the flop, then bet 3.1bb on the turn. "Tedson89" check-called to the river, where they check-called for their stack.
"Korpisoturi2" turned trips to crack the aces, and send "Tedson89" to the rail in 2nd place.
It all went in before the flop with "Tedson89" holding against for "Korpisoturi2". "Korpisoturi2" was looking for a queen or a ten to end the tournament, but the board of let the ace-high hold for a double and the lead.
"Korpisoturi2" raised to 2.1 big blinds and got called to the flop. "Tedson89" checked the straight draw with , then raised the 1.5bb bet to 3.9bb. However, they mucked with "Korpisoturi2" shoved top pair with and "Korpisoturi2" took over the chip lead.
"Korpisoturi2" is near even now after getting "Tedson89" to fold the best hand in a big pot. "Tedson89" raised and "Korpisoturi2" called pre-flop, and "Korpisoturi2" check-called a 1 big blind bet on the flop.
The turn got checks from both players, but "Korpisoturi2" fired 8.2 bigs on river with and got "Tedson89" to fold pocket deuces.
"Korpisoturi2" is holding on with about 20 bigs after a couple hands where they flopped the best pair over "Tedson89", but "Tedson89" is still in control with more than twice the chips.