The EPT Online wrapped up recently at PokerStars after 72 tournaments and offering players a total guarantee of $50 million. The highlight of the series saw Sweden’s “WhatIfGod” win his second straight $5,200 EPT Online Main Event.
The godlike performance by the 2020 winner brought a $363,641 payday after topping a field of 402 entries. Here’s a look at that event and some of the other action from the series.
Back-to-back Main Event wins for ‘WhatIfGod’
Winning back-to-back titles is no easy feat and WhatIfGod dominated the tournament virtually from the beginning. The final table was streamed on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channels with hole cards up.
Players battled for a share of the $2 million prize pool, which was shared by the top 48 finishers. WhatIfGod entered the final table third in chips, but quickly gained the chip lead. That included eliminating PokerStars ambassador Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle in seventh place.
The Swede added to his stack by also knocking out Bruno “great dant” Volkmann (sixth) and Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph (third). That led to heads-up play against Stars ambassador and 2019 PokerStars Player Championship winner Ramon Colillas.
River cards twice kept Colillas in the match. WhatIfGod eventually completed the repeat victory when he made a backdoor flush. He raised all in on the river and Colillas called with two pairs for his remaining chips. Here’s a look at the final table payouts.
EPT Online 2021 Main Event final table results:
- WhatIfGod (Sweden) – $363,641
- Ramon Colillas (Andorra) – $276,741
- WATnlos (Austria) – $210,608
- Oxota (Canada) – $160,279
- Eduardo850 (Brazil) – $121,977
- great dant (Brazil) $92,828
- Benjamin Rolle (Austria) – $70,645
- OrpTheTurk (United Kingdom) – $53,763
- Pvigar (Brazil) – $41,259
This wasn’t the only title for WhatIfGod in the EPT Online. He also scored the top spot in a $1,050 Turbo PKO as well. That event saw him an additional $80,503 including $39,400 from bounties.
High rollers produce big numbers at PokerStars
A pair of late high roller events brought in plenty of players and shipped out some big payouts. In the $10,300 Sunday Super High Roller, Finnish pro Sam “€urop€an” Vousden dominated the 122-entry field after a landslide performance on Day 2.
Vousden scored $267,407 for the win with Russia’s “papan9_p$” taking runner-up for $207,184.
In the $10,300 PLO Super High Roller, Bulgaria’s “terror777727” proved a scary opponent for the 70-entry field. The top nine finishers shared the $700,000 prize pool, with terror777727 claiming the winner’s share of $188,937.
Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas finished in second for $141,233. “Elkku35” also secured a six-figure prize, banking $105,574 for third place.
More EPT Online winners
Plenty of other players scored big in the EPT Online. In the $530 EPT Online Cup, “BlackyOrange” topped a field of 2,530 entries for a career-high $185,248 payday. The UK’s “FKREDSTAR45” took runner-up for $132,050 in an event that created a $1.3 million prize pool.
The $215 PKO event saw Brazil’s Daniel “fauzika1” Camel conquer a field of 3,435 entries, which produced a $687,000 prize pool. Camel battled Ecuador’s “juswhackit” heads up for the title and $67,251 top prize. Juswhackit took home $48,765 for runner-up.
The $1,050 Return of Arena Championship culminated with Sweden’s “IsnapUcry” and Lithuania’s “vadanas” facing off. The two players cut a deal with with IsnapUcry winning the trophy and $166,089.
Vadanas pocketed $158,494 as part of the agreement. The event attracted 1,205 entries for a $1.2million prize pool.
Upcoming PokerStars live events
The European Poker Tour is expected to return with more live events soon. Here are the next two events on the schedule so far:
- EPT Prague – March 5-16
- EPT Sochi – March 18-27
Online, the Winter Series also continues at PokerStars through Jan. 12. Click here for a complete preview and schedule of that series.