Paulius Plausinaitis would have been celebrating his huge win over the weekend, as he walked away with $1,236,361 after topping the leading board in a WSOP Circuit Main Event. The GGPoker event was one of the most competitive to take place over the weekend.
It was also a hugely lucrative event for the players involved, with a guaranteed $10 million up for grabs during the event. The buy-in for the event was $1,700, and that led to a number of the most recognisable players being involved in the action. Among the players that fell on the final table was Joseph Cheong.
Plausinaitis Outlasts Competition
There were over 6,000 entries for the huge event, which was operating by GGPoker. However, no player was able to get close to the Lithuanian. Plausinaitis was the outstanding player throughout the event, and was fully deserving of the jackpot prize that he picked up. His place at the top of the leaderboard ensured that he was the only player involved to walk away with at least $1 million from the event. Plausinaitis claimed $1,236,361 in total for topping the leaderboard. There were a number of respected players also included on the final leaderboard, with ‘turkey1’ finishing in second place. The poker star claimed returns of $923,165 for that finish.
Cheong was one of the biggest names also involved in the event, but was forced to settle for a place back in third. He claimed $692,276 for that finish ultimately. ‘Likeboy’ fell shortly before Cheong in the event, which meant that a fourth place finish was the position that he needed to settle for. That finish saw the player get $519,134 for his performance. Joni Jouhkimainen and Artem Prostak were the next two players on the leaderboard. That result saw Jouhkimainen claimed $389,295 and Prostak claimed $291,931. Seventh position on the leaderboard was claimed by Alexandru Papazian.
Plausinaitis’s Reputation Rises
That finish was enough to see the star claim $218,917 from his performance. The final two places on the leaderboard were claimed by ‘DaiMing141319’ and ‘BetAddict’. The prior mentioned player finished in eighth, and took $164,165 in returns from the GGPoker event. Meanwhile, ‘BetAddict’ claimed the final place on the leaderboard, as they finished in ninth. That was enough to see the player awarded with $123,106 from the event. However, there was no doubting that Plausinaitis was the headline-maker from the competitive event after succeeding in his poker strategy for the tournament.
Before the event over the weekend, the Lithuanian had claimed $53,945 in total live earnings. That was enough to see him rank as the 104th player in the overall money list of players from that country. The money that he had won also saw him sit at 43,772nd on the all-time money list. However, the win in this GGPoker event could be a catalyst for the star to build on, as he looks to become a household name for poker fans around the world.