It has been a long wait for Arthur Conan, but he was finally able to get over the line and claim success in the WSOP Online Event. His victory came in the 15th event of the series, as he won the Heads Up Championship in a gripping final day of activity in the event.
It was a hugely lucrative event throughout, as there were 161 entrants for the event, which created a massive prize pool that stood at over $1.5 million. However, the majority of the prize pool was awarded to players that were still left standing on the final day of action. However, it was Conan that won the event ultimately.
Conan Reigns Supreme
It has been a busy year of poker action, but few could argue against the fact that Conan deserved to get off the mark with a winner in this event. He had been competitive in both previous events leading up to the 15th event on the calendar, as he finished fourth in the 14th and ninth in the event prior to that. His performance in this event also means that he has taken home just over $2 million in prize money from his performances in the events on the GGPoker calendar.
The French star was in fine form throughout the event, but had to be at the top of his game to walk away with the victory. He is now the 37th player on the all-time money list for French poker stars, and the success ranks among his best for live cash outs. His success in the Heads Up Championship saw him walk away from the event with $466,167 in prize money. However, he needed to be at his best in the closing stages, as Aleksejs Ponakovs pushed him all the way in the event. Ultimately, the Latvian player needed to settle for second, which still saw him returned with $279,700.
Star-Studded Field For Heads Up Championship
There were some huge names in attendance throughout the event, and that was highlighted by the players that finished in the top nine places. Daniel Soltys and Adrian Mateos both finished in third position in the event, as both stars picked up $155,389. Meanwhile, Max Kruse, Aliaksei Boika, Vlad Stefan Lache and Miguel Capriles finished in fifth position in the WSOP Online Event this past weekend.
In total, there were eight places that finished in ninth in the standings, with all players walking away from the Heads Up Championship with prize money of $31,078. Among the players to finish in that position were Mirza Muhovic, Carlos Chadha and Stuart Wallensteen.
Niklas Astedt was also in the same position, while Sami Kelopuro, Mike Watson, Yen Liang Yao and Joakim Andersson also needed to settle with their position in ninth. However, it was a thoroughly exciting event from start to finish, and one that captivated poker audiences and fans from around the world.