WPT World Online Championships: Pedro Zagalo Takes Down $10.3K Highroller in Thrilling PLO Night That Sees Billy Brewin Score Two Titles

by Lisa Yiasemides Omaha week continues to build in anticipation, with the second Championship event of the festival kicking off this evening! Last night, a further seven winners were crowned, and they included some very recognisable names as the stars of the poker world continue to flock to play this historic series. Pedro Zagalo was…

Lisa Yiasemides
25 de jul, 2020

por Lisa Yiasemides

Omaha week continues to build in anticipation, with the second Championship event of the festival kicking off this evening!

Last night, a further seven winners were crowned, and they included some very recognisable names as the stars of the poker world continue to flock to play this historic series. Pedro Zagalo was the biggest winner of the night, with Marcello Marigliano and Javier Zarco also making their mark. But it was Billy Brewin who set the record for becoming the first player this series to take down two titles in one night!

$2,100 Omaha Knockout ($100K GTD)

Six players returned of the 59 starters when play resumed for the second and final day of the Omaha Knockout. $3,033 (plus bounties) was already locked up and Jose Ferro was first out, adding $750 in bounties to give him a total of $3,783 in prizes.

The top two spots were reversed in the end as Andriy Lyubovetskiy failed to convert his huge chip advantage (having started with around half the chips in play) into a title. He still takes home almost $25,000 in prize money, which will certainly come as some consolation for finishing runner up.

Marcello Marigliano

Marcello Marigliano

The Ukrainian’s departure meant Marcello Marigliano took the No.1 spot and he is $37,257 richer for it, after bagging a very impressive $22,031 in bounties – carving himself almost a third of the total $118,000 prizepool!

24-07 Omaha KO

$215 Mini Omaha Knockout ($25K GTD)

The Mini version attracted a big field in both size and reputation, with some familiar names surviving to the final. Spanish pro Javier Zarco, who has $2.6 million in live tournament earnings, added to his online success by taking down the event following a three-and-a-half-hour battle that ended when he defeated Tobias Lau Frydensberg Andersen in second place.

javier zarco

javier zarco

Rewinding back to the beginning of the night and Gustavo Mastelotto (16th, $207) was first to be eliminated, followed by Swedish online pro Alfred Karlsson (15th, $207 + $75 bounties). Erik Dahlberg (10th, $319 + $8) and Antti Tuomi (7th, $558 + $175) got closer still, with the latter bubbling the final table, leaving Andreas Torbergsen (6th, $783 + $753) to climb one ladder before busting.

24-07 Omaha KO Mini

$22 Micro Omaha Knockout ($7.5K GTD)

Once again, it was a three-and-a-half-hour battle, and this time it culminated in an all-British heads up match. Billy Brewin nabbed the title and the biggest chunk of the bounties in the end, leaving Simon Manning to take the runner up position in the popular Micro event.

Yurii Bysaha (7th, $124 + $7.50 in bounties) narrowly missed out on a seat at the final table, which meant Nazarij Manchenko was able to scrape his way through to 6th place for $182 + $107 in bounties.

24-07 Omaha KO Micro

$10,000 Omaha High Roller ($500K GTD)

The money stages had been reached when play paused for Day 1 and everyone returned knowing they had bagged themselves at least $23,500 for their efforts. Cypriot Dimitrios Michailidis was the one to fall first, having started near the bottom of the counts. That meant another $3,000 profit for PLO High Roller specialist Gavin Cochrane (6th, $26,500).

The bustouts continued to come in thick and fast, with Jens Kyllönen and Aku Joentausta out in third and fourth places respectively, before Joachim Haraldstad’s valient efforts finally came to an end. The Norwegian did very well to make it to third, having started at the bottom of the pack when the claxon sounded.

Pedro Zagalo

Pedro Zagalo

That left two and Jens Lakemeier was denied a second series title (he previously won the $530 Omaha Hi-Lo Turbo PKO), by PLO regular Pedro Zagalo. He took the lion’s share of the prizepool, good for $192,500.

24-07 Omaha HR

$530 Omaha Hyper PKO ($25K GTD)

With just four-minute blinds to contend with, it was over in a flash with just two hours and 11 minutes of total play time. A total of 50 entries were counted, hitting the $25,000 guarantee on the nose.

Lars Nordkvist Brodin came out on top following his heads-up victory over Emrah Yildiz. The going was tough with Mike Leah, Andriy Lyubovetskiy and Paul Kopp all making it to the top five and Erik Dahlberg (6th, $718 + $250) added another final table result to his resume. Granit Shabani made a min-cash for finishing in 7th place, which left Maksim Shuts out of the running on the bubble in 8th place. He got a decent saver though having picked up $500 worth of bounties.

Artsiom Prostak (9th), Nicholas Romanello (15th), Sami Kelopuro (23rd), Joao Simao (24th) and Jeff Gross (35th) were also among the notables in attendance.

24-07 Omaha Hyper PKO

$55 Mini Omaha Hyper PKO ($7.5K GTD)

Not satisfied with one win last night, Billy Brewin finished on top once again after overcoming the last obstacle in his way of making the double, Russian Maxim Troitsky. Bradley William Soper took third place, which was his second final table of the series following his 6th place result in the $55 Big Game just a few days ago. Michael Devico and Ingemar Backman Trast completed the final five and Ronald Trujillo took the last seat at the FT with 6th place good for $194 + $75 in bounties.

The tournament exceeded its guarantee, attracting 156 entries and generating $7,800 for the prizepool.

24-07 Omaha Hyper PKO Mini

$5.50 Micro Omaha Hyper PKO ($3K GTD)

The 342 registrations made this event the longest one to play out but in spite of that it didn’t even reach the three-hour mark.

There was decent value on offer and Giviko Manwkava cut himself the biggest slice when he beat runner up Arturs Barkevics. Vincent Elmore, Dima Tulin and Alen Lang were the reminder of the top five finishers, with Billy Brewin featuring on the final table yet again (6th, $97 + $37 in bounties).

24-07 Omaha Hyper PKO Micro

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$1,050 PLO Warm-Up ($100K GTD)

There have been 51 entries so far in the Main Event, with a turbo Day 1b taking place at 2pm (BST) ahead of Day 2 at 5pm.

Klas Simon Ingemar Löfberg (1.29 million) has set the bar after he finished at the top of the counts, with Kristoffer Jakobsson (1.18 million), Erik Dahlberg (921,067), Dimitrios Michailidis (768,665), Artsiom Prostak (663,109) and Jeff Gross (274,062) continuing to impress after numerous deep runs in the PLO events so far this festival.

Jeff’s fellow partypoker teammate, Ryan Schoonbaert (7th) was the last to be eliminated before time was called on the evening. He wasn’t the only notable to miss out on a Day 2 seat, with Chris Brice, who won the $1,100 partypoker UK Poker Championships in 2018, busting in 8th, Jesper Hougaard (9th) and Toby Joyce (10th) all reaching the top 10.

$109 Mini PLO Warm-Up ($30K GTD)

Over in the Mini, 158 entries has also meant that over half of the prizepool has been collected with Day 1b kicking off at the same time as in the Main.

Rasmus De Fønss Strømholt Gandrup (1.99 miillion) bagged biggest and was trailed by second-in-chips Valerie Bremel (1.5 million), and Ilya Naydenov (1.42 million), Deniss Lebedevs (1.39 million) and Artsiom Prostak (1.13 million) who claimed the rest of the top five spots. They will return at 5pm tonight to continue fighting it out with the remainder of the 22 survivors.

$11 Micro PLO Warm-Up ($10K GTD)

The Micro event saw 397 registrations collect $3,970 towards the prizepool. At the end of 18 level, 50 were still standing.

Kanshi Ram absolutely stormed through the competition, amassing an incredible 5.44 million – 54 buy-ins worth of chips! – by the end of play. No one else came close, with Daniel Litchfield (1.74 million), Ashish Antony (1.63 million), Mikkel Astradsson (1.49) and Johann Schachinger (1.39 million) the next biggest stacks.

Horario de esta noche

That concludes the round-up for yesterday and tonight we do it all over again…

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As well as Day 1a of Event #02 $3,200 Omaha Championship – $1 million GTD (and the $320 Mini and $33 Micro versions) all beginning today, the first ‘Weekender’ tournaments get out of the starting blocks. Day 1a of the 7-Max Weekender, gives No-Limit Holdem fans their chance to shine. With so much on offer, it is sure to be another epic night of poker!

Tablas de clasificación

With no big changes in either leaderboard yesterday, partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell continues to lead the Player of the Championship leaderboard with 85.76 points. She’s well ahead of Gabriele Lepore with 58.03 points and currently in with the best chance of winning the $50,000 top prize.

PofC Standings

Radjendernath Chigharoe continues to lead the Rising Star leaderboard with Vasilii Krasnobaev best placed to challenge at this early stage.

The winner of the Rising Star leaderboard receives $10,000 and you can read more on both by clicking here.

Rising Star Standings