WhatIfGod Wins PokerStars EPT Main Event
PokerStars’ European Poker Tour Online Series concluded with a spectacular $5,200 buy-in Main Event on Wednesday, with the final table and $1,019,081 first prize winner none other than two-time WCOOP champion, Sweden’s “WhatIfGod”. Just behind him, in second place, finished online Poker stalwart Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams, and with $728,633 awarded for his efforts.
Of the 1,304 entries, the top 159 finishers would ultimately make it into the guaranteed $5 million prize pool – which ultimately ended up exceeded by $1,52 million more. All in all, the European Poker Tour Online Series drew an impressive 13,222 entries across a total of 20 fantastic events played on the virtual felt, and with a crazy $26.76 million in prize money up for grabs across the various events.
The Final Throes
Finished in third place was New Zealand’s David “MissOracle” Yan – with his manner of finale every bit as dramatic as his on-screen name. Not only did he crack an opponent’s King at one point, but he also got involved in a theatrical pre-flop raising spell opposite Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou.
As for Adams, his heads-up play got started off only a minor chip lead. Both players entered the final dual with more than enough chips to keep them going all the way to sudden death, but in the end, it would require no more than seven hands for WhatIfGod to emerge the strongest of the two players.
On The Cards For The Future
Of the three major series, the European Poker Tour was the last to head for the virtual felt. The World Series of Poker earlier this year teamed up with online Poker platform GGPoker for the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. The series was played in the United States as well as internationally.
There were also a number of online tourney series hosted by the World Poker Tour – with the international audience joined in via partypoker.
Early indications are that Poker may actually be returning to the live in-house felt come early next year, with the World Poker Tour ready to host its Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in January.
The return of Poker to physical venues will mark a happy event for many – but that we’ll probably be seeing a whole lot more of online Poker, not to mention hybrid mix-it-up events is nearly a guarantee also. If 2020 has taught the world of Poker anything, then it would be that there is invention to be found in necessity.