Poker action around the world is heating up, as the festive period edges ever closer. Some winners in the European Poker Tour Online will be celebrating huge pre-Christmas victories this week, as the event is in full swing with six winners crowned on the opening week of the event.
The biggest of those was Samuel Vousden, who managed to come out on top in the Sunday Super High Roller, and won a huge return of $267,407. Catch up on some of the main stories from the opening week of the event below.
Vousden Winning Run Continues
It has been an excellent year for Samuel Vousden, as he claimed a first golden bracelet over the summer months. That winning run continued this past week, as he topped a field of 122 players to claim success in the Sunday Super High Roller. It was a captivating event including some of the most respected online players in the world. Vousden played the closing stages of the competition excellently, as he slowly added to his advantage before the other two players involved weren’t able to continue. Ultimately, it meant that he claimed returns of $267,407 from the event, which was a considerable draw for the Finnish star.
Viktor Ustimov eventually finished as the runner-up on the final table, and would have been pleased with the returns of $206,184 from his performance. Pablo Brito narrowly missed out on the top two places, as he finished back in third with returns of $160,525. One of the most well-known poker stars was back in fourth, as Niklas Astedt collected returns of $124,363. Canadian star Timothy Adams was a place further back in fifth. Laurynas Levinskas, Vershinin and Adrian Mateos rounded off the top eight players on the final table.
Swedish Success In Arena Championship
The final day of The Return of Arena Championship was a thrilling occasion for poker fans, as there were just 175 players left standing in the closing stages. However, the best part of the $1.2 million purse was still to be decided. All players that made it through to the final day were able to claim returns on the final day of action, includes Andras Nemeth and Diego Ventura, who both finished outside the top 30 players in the standings. The pace of the event slowed down considerably in the final stages, as the final money placings were decided.
However, it was to be Swedish success, as IsnapUcry came out on top following a heads-up deal with Vadanas. The Swedish player won returns of $166,089, while the runner-up won $158,494. BrowarDans was back in third and won $96,261, while Cynicalfish and Casimir Seire rounded off the top five places on the final table. Greek player Kyriakos Papadopoulos finished in sixth place overall, while Jesper8 and Csaba Szasz rounded off the final eight places on the final table.
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