It was a big weekend of poker action online, as Michael Marder won just over $50,000 in the finale circuit event on the WSOP.Com Online Circuit. This was the third-final event to take place this year, with 14 of the previous events being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The condensed season has been an annoyance for most players, but there was still joy at the end of this event for Marder.
The event concluded last Thursday in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey. There was a buy-in of $320, and there were over 500 players included in the event. 199 of these players rebought their way back into the competition. There was a total prize pot of $211,800 up for grabs for the players involved, which meant that a finish in the top 100 would have been enough to see a profit. With the player finishing in 100th being rewarded with $444.
Huge Success For Marder
It was a captivating final battle for poker fans, as Marder and Shannon Shorr went head to head for top spot. The winner was eventually Marder, who walked away with a huge prize of $50,832. The win was even more special for Marder as it marked a second win on the WSOP circuit. Furthermore, the win ensured that Marder will now be involved in the Global Casino Championship later in the year.
It was a stunning performance from the eventual winner as he needed to play brilliantly to see off a number of high-quality players throughout the event. At the final table alone, there were players such as Jared Griener and Jesse Sylvia. The prior mentioned Griener finished in ninth spot and walked away with $2,965. Shannon Shorr finished in second, while Don Himpele finished third. There was also top five finishes for Brian Altman and Matthew Weiss.
Sylia finished in sixth spot and walked away from the event with $9,107. Mitch Murphy finished next and claimed $6,777 in winnings. Meanwhile, William Romaine rounded off the top ten as he finished in eighth, just one place higher than Griener.
Big Names Fall Early On In WSOP Event
There were a number of big names that fell out of contention very early. Included in that list were Daniel Caiazzo, who finished in 12th and Daniel Lupo, who finished in 25th. Ankush Mandavia and Aram Zobian finished in 36th and 39th respective, and both took home $635. Other huge names in the poker world that fell early in the competition were Daniel Tu, who finished 105th and Krista Gifford, who finished in 79th.
Alan Sternberg and Jeffro Platt would have been disappointed with their performances too, as they finished 143rd and 291st respectively. All of the big players will be hoping for an improved performance when the next leg of the competition takes place. Marder’s win of $50,832, was the fourth highest of the WSOP Online Finale Circuit this season. The biggest win remains the $81,217 that was won by Alan Sternberg in event five.