It was an excellent weekend of online poker action for fans over the past couple of days. Two of the most lucrative events that were staged were the World Series of Poker events. One of which was won by Greek star Georgios Sotiropoulos, while the other was won by Kacper Pyzara. You can catch up with both wins from this past weekend below.
Sotiropoulos Claims Second Bracelet
It was a historic weekend in the poker world, as the first Flip & Go event was staged. Players that wanted to get involved in the event needed to buy-in for $200, but there was a very familiar winner of the event. Sotiropoulos has previously won a gold bracelet during his career, with his victory coming six years ago in the WSOP Europe. It was a long overdue second win for the Greek star, as he came out on top in an event where he needed to see off 6,368 other players. The field of players were narrowed down to 326 for the latter stages, but Sotiropoulos only grew stronger as the event progressed.
He entered the final table in a prominent position, as he was second overall when the table was whittled down to nine. However, he eventually managed to get his nose in the lead, and saw out the game to walk away with $117,022 in prize money. His victory saw him become the only player in the event to exceed $100,000 in prize money on the final table, and he has now amassed nearly $3 million in career earnings.
His closest challenger in the event was Yen Liang Yao, who eventually finished back in second. Meanwhile, Michiel van Elsacker and Chris Moorman finished the event in third and fourth. Wiktor Malinowski, Erwann Pecheaux, Quentin Roussey, Markus Prinz and Wing Yeung also finished on the final table.
First Bracelet For Pyzara
There was a history making win for Kacper Pyzara in the other World Series of Poker Online event this weekend, as he claimed his first ever gold bracelet on Sunday. He was able to come out on top in the deepstack no-limit event that was staged. Nearly 3,000 players entered the event, which meant that the prize purse stood at a total of $896,700. It was to be a very lucrative event for Pyzara, as the win was the third biggest of his career to date. His biggest win came back on the European Poker Tour in Dublin five years ago.
In combined prize money from the event, Pyzara won $79,789. His final challenge came in the latter stages, as he needed to see off the challenge laid down by Evgeny Kochubey. Moti Ohayon, Baoyang Xu and Takao Shimizu all finishing in the top five places of the event. Takahiko Nishiyama was sixth, while Martina Ciklaminlova, Arkadiy Tsinis and Vicente Delgado made up the other places in the top nine on the final table. The latter of the players won returns of $9,084 despite being the first player to depart on the final table.