Live Events 1
WSOPC #16: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Prize Pool $991,800
Players 348

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 348



WSOPC #16: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 1 completed

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila Wins WSOPC #16: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship ($185,492)

mnuwwarah • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Samuli Sipila
Samuli Sipila

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila has made it a habit to win live pot-limit Omaha tournaments at a variety of different events around the globe. Now, thanks to his online prowess, he's added a World Series of Poker Circuit ring to his collection.

Sipila took down a field of 348 entries to win WSOPC #16: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $185,492 on GGPoker. That score bests anything he's done live by a fair bit, despite the $775K he's accumulated there according to The Hendon Mob.

As far the WSOP Circuit goes, Sipila shines as an example of a player who would have never had a shot at a Circuit ring — he's never cashed an event in that tour before this series — but won one thanks to the festival on GGPoker.

Final Result WSOPC Event #16: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Samuli "BeastsSag_A" SipilaFinland$185,492
2Jarkko "Long Drink" NystromFinland$139,099
4Bernardo "GGeKKo" DiasBrazil$78,221
5Arie MullerGermany$58,658
7Benjamin "dr100percent" JuhaszHungary$32,986
8Kilian "Birdie Power" LoefflerGermany$24,736

Sipila had a big stack early on in the day, but the incredibly swingy nature of the early stages saw stacks fluctuate wildly. Players were seen topping the chip counts one minute only to be multiple bullets deep moments later. Several used up three or even the max of four shells.

In the end, those reentries would make up more than 40% of the prize pool which pushed just shy of $1 million to far surpass the $500K guarantee.

Things didn't really settle even after the money bubble, as the fairly flat payouts encourage everyone to gamble for a big stack to take to the final table. Notables like Niklas Astedt, recent PLO ring winner Anson "[email protected]" Tsang, Jens Kyllonen, Andras Nemeth and George Wolff were just some of those who blasted their way into the money but fell a bit short of the final table.

The Most Crucial Confrontation

Kilian "Birdie Power" Loeffler knocked out the last two players to get down to nine and looked to be a major threat to Sipila's chip lead as he was just a few blinds back when they combined. Sipila grabbed position on him in the seat selection, and sure enough, they played possibly the most critical pot of the final table.

Sipila put the three-bet in with a double-suited ace-high hand in the small blind and flopped a pair of aces and the nut flush draw. He pot-called off when Loeffler shipped on him only to see he was behind a set of jacks. Sipila found a spade to make his flush on the turn and faded the redraw to take a huge lead.

Sipila Rolls to Victory

Sipila turned the aggression way up with his lead and soon began knocking off short stacks left and right. He scored three eliminations in a row and had 75% of the chips three-handed. Victory seemed imminent.

Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom provided some resistance but had to get lucky when he got it in way behind with a weaker pair and weaker draw but spiked a backdoor straight. He then finished off "d1eg0" to get heads up not far behind Sipila.

Nystrom had the deal-making icon up since three-handed play but Sipila paid it no heed. An ugly misclick cost Nystrom a chunk of his chips and he found himself well down again.

He couldn't dig out of the hole, and the final blow came when Sipila's double suited rundown bested his double-suited queens.

The GGPoker WSOPC series continues in the coming days with several flights of the $1,700 Main Event, which sports a whopping $10 million guarantee.

Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom Eliminated in 2nd Place ($139,099

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom Eliminated in 2nd Place
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom Eliminated in 2nd Place

The action kicked off with a button raise to 264,000 by Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom and Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila raised the pot to 792,000. Nystrom wasted no time in putting his last 1,919,991 into the middle and Sipila called after a short consideration.

Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila: {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Sipila took the lead on the {k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop and the {9-Diamonds} turn further improved his hand to the top two pair and the flush draw. Nystrom was down to two outs and the {9-Hearts} river gave Sipila nines full to end the tournament in style. Nystrom has been eliminated in 2nd place for $139,099 while Sipila claims the WSOPC ring and top prize of $185,492.

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila fi
Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila
fi 8,700,000 1,969,991
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom FI
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom
FI Busted

Sipila Pulls Into Commanding Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom raised to 220,000 and picked up a call by Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila. As they checked the {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, Sipila then bet the {10-Spades} turn for 440,000 and received a call. Sipila also bet the {5-Hearts} river for 1.22 million and Nystrom tank-folded.

Sipila potted on the next button to earn a call from Nystrom, who then check-folded the {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop to a pot-sized continuation bet.

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila fi
Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila
fi 7,330,009 960,000
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom FI
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom
FI 1,369,991 -960,000

Costly Missclick for Nystrom

zedmaster84 • Level 36: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila min-raised from the button and faced a three-bet to 720,000 by Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom, which he called. The {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop was checked by Nystrom and Sipila bet 355,200 in order to earn the pot right there.

In the next limped pot to the {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, Nystrom check-called a bet of 80,000 and they checked the {j-Diamonds} on the turn. Sipila checked it back and Nystrom then checked the {8-Spades} on the river. Sipila bet 240,000 for Nystrom to them raise to 480,000.

Sipila went over the top for the pot and Nystrom conceded the pot, then admitted in table chat "aimed call button but hit the raise."

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila fi
Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila
fi 6,268,009 1,720,000
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom FI
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom
FI 2,431,991 -1,720,000

Almost Square

mnuwwarah • Level 36: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila potted the button and Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom repotted. Sipila folded.

The next hand, Nystrom made it 176,000 on the button and Sipila three-bet to 528,000. Nystrom potted in about 1.5 million and won the pot to get things almost back to even.

Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila fi
Samuli "BeastsSag_A" Sipila
fi 4,548,009 -768,000
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom FI
Jarkko "Long Drink" Nystrom
FI 4,151,991 768,000