The first-ever WPTDeepStacks London Online at 888poker finished up Monday after a week of action. The 16-event series awarded $2.3 million, eclipsing the $2 million guarantee.
The event comes as the World Poker Tour continues co-branding online poker events with other operators. The latest series produced a combined field of 8,735 entries with winners hailing from numerous countries.
Brazilian player captures WPTDeepStacks London Main Event
While numerous nations were represented in the series, once country stood out. Brazilian players took four of the final five events including the Main Event and Mini Main Event.
The $1,050 Main Event came with a $1 million guarantee with Brazil’s “paulinhooOO” taking the title for $233,705. The event attracted 973 unique players with 114 rebuys.
Those 1,087 entries helped surpass the guarantee for a $1.1 million prize pool. Continuing the Brazilian success, five players from the country made the final table.
888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche also found himself among those.
“888Dominik” finished in eighth place for $21,740. Here’s a look at complete Main Event final table payouts:
WPTDS London Online Main Event
- 1st – “paulinhooOO” (Brazil), $233,705
- 2nd – “AllanSheik” (Brazil), $130,440
- 3rd – “SteliosCy” (Cyprus), $84,786
- 4th – Tom “sheeeeeeeeet” Hall (United Kingdom), $65,220
- 5th – Fabiano “FranciscoAl” Kovalski (Brazil), $54,350
- 6th – “mylly8” (Finland), $43,480
- 7th – Kevin “Kelvin_kerbe” Kerber (Brazil), $32,610
- 8th – Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche (United Kingdom), $21,740
- 9th – “B.Drumond” (Brazil), $16,305
Other 888poker WPTDeepStacks highlights
In other Main Event news, the $215 mini version drew 584 runners and topped the $100,000 guarantee. The tournament paid out $116,800 with Brazil’s “BrunoZika1” taking the $21,363 top prize.
In the $320 Six-Max, Nitsche had another deep run, finishing 13th for $1,250. The event featured a $100,000 guarantee and drew 209 players with 94 rebuys.
The six-figure prize pool paid out the top 24 finishers. Brazil’s “WarleyBrunob” came out on top for $24,000.
888poker Freeroll Festival returns
888poer has also announced a new Freeroll Festival. The event kicked off on April 26 and runs through July 18.
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Players can earn a spot in Funky Freerolls by grabbing a ticket in random gift drops throughout the day. Fabulous Freerolls allow players to spin their way to a ticket in the Winner Spinner promotion.
The site is offering players plenty of free opportunities to win some cash over the next couple months.