The World Series of Poker Online wrapped up on Tuesday at GGPoker with the $5,000 Main Event closing out the series on Monday. The tournament featured a $20 million prize pool and when the action concluded, Sweden’s Eric Mattsson took the title for his first bracelet and $2.8 million.
This becomes the biggest score of Mattson’s career and quite a bullet point, winning one of the biggest events in online poker. No stranger to success, Mattson is the top-ranked online poker player in the world.
The last week saw three other events wrap up as well, including one player grabbing his second bracelet of the series. Here’s a look at the action over the last week.
Event 33: $5,000 WSOP Online Main Event
After numerous starting flights throughout the series, the major highlight of the series concluded with some massive returns for players at the top. Mattson (pictured in lead image courtesy PokerStars/Danny Maxwell) pocketed the lion’s share of the prize pool and also landed the bracelet.
The Swedish player has $1.5 million in live tournament winnings, almost doubling that total with this win. His previous biggest cash came in 2017 when he won a $2,200 event at the PokerStars Championship Barcelona series for $337,007.
Mattson, 29, shines at the online tables and has won more than $20 million throughout his career. The bracelet win comes after also winning a $5,250 Bounty Hunters Super High Roller in the GG series as well for $23,293.
The top four players earned seven-figure scores including Thailand’s Sakooh Kannapong, finishing runner-up for $2.1 million. Feng Zhao, of China, scored third for $1.6 million and Finland’s Samuel Vousden took fourth for $1.2 million.
The event crushed the $20 million guarantee, attracting 4,984 entries for a $23.7 million prize pool. Here’s a look at all the top payouts and final table action.
WSOP Online Main Event payouts
- Eric Mattsson (Sweden) – $2.8 million
- Sakooh Kannapong (Thailand) – $2.1 million
- Feng Zhao (China) – $1.6 million
- Samuel Vousden (Finland) – $1.2 million
- Istvan Briski (Hungary) – $883,404
- Yanfei Chi (China) – $662,460
- Jordan Spurlin (Canada) – $496,774
- Oliver James Sprason (United Kingdom) – $372,530
- Timothy Rutherford (Canada) – $279,358
Event 32: $400 The Closer
This penultimate event came with a bargain price point and brought in 3,403 entries for a $1.3 million prize pool. Germany’s Marc Radgen came out on top for $147,983 and his first bracelet.
This was also the biggest tournament score of his career. Daniel Rezaei, of Austria, finished runner-up for$110,970.
Event 31: $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty Freezeout
The bust-the-pros action brought in 1,318 entries for a $1.3 million prize pool. Germany’s Claas Segebrecht found the top spot again in this one for $54,315.
This marked the second bracelet for Segebrecht, who also won the second event of the series for $102,152. It’s been a huge series for Segebrecht who also recorded a fifth-place finish for $45,329 in the Flip & Go event and a third in the Crazy Eights for $49,415.
The German player also has $2.8 million in live tournament winnings. Naomie Haddad, of Israel, finished runner-up for $54,184.
Event 30: $840 Six-Handed Bounty
Finland’s Joni Jouhkimainen reached the winner’s circle in this event for his first bracelet and a total of $146,067. The poker pro has $5.2 million in live tournament winnings as well.
Jouhkimainen came close to a bracelet twice last year at the WSOP Europe. He finished runner-up twice for a total of more than $500,000.
Congrats to Joni @Jouhkb Jouhkimainen for winning the bracelet in the event #30 $840 Bounty NLHE and $146,398.15 🏆 Watch or listen to the full Podcast No. 76 with Joni here: https://t.co/iKASnU3BsJ pic.twitter.com/OPjYT6KR5u
— Jeff Gross (@JeffGrossPoker) September 25, 2022
The bounty action produced a field of 2,024 entries for a $1.6 million prize pool. Brazil’s Bruno Ikeda finished in second for $65,841. It was a huge tournament for Brazilian players, also finding finishes of fourth, fifth, and sixth.
More action coming to GGPoker
The WSOP Online may have come to a close but the bracelet hunting continues in the coming week for American players at WSOP.com. Plenty of action is also coming to GGPoker, especially for low rollers.
The mini MILLION$ is set for Oct. 2-17 with a total of $5 million guaranteed through the entire series. For a complete preview of the festival and schedule, click here.
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