WCOAP Round-Up: Three More Champions Crowned

Three more APAT players became WCOAP champions recently as the massive $109 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed Main Event looms. The 6-Max, Knockout, and PLO8 Championship saw their champions crowned, these are those winners.

Jan Strazisar Takes Down 6-Max Championship

Jan Strazisar of Slovenia emerged as a worthy champion in the WCOAP 6-Max Championship. Some 603 players bought in for $55 and it was Strazisar who was the last player standing.

Suzie Williamson was the final table’s first casualty. Williamson fought her way back from being one of the shortest stacks when only 35 players remained in the field. She came unstuck early at the final table and had to make do with a $675 score.

Kimmy Gauvin then busted in seventh for $886, the event’s last three-figure prize. Celso Sirtoli ($1,146), and Ireland’s Michael Morrissey ($1,702) busted to leave only three players in the hunt for the title.

Strazisar shone when play was three-handed, putting both Felix Volkmaier and Brian Windsor to the test for their entire stacks on numerous occasions. Volkmaier crashed out in third which prompted Strazisar to change tactics and bamboozle Windsor. Strazisar eventually got his hands on Windsor’s chips, the title of champion, a gold medal, a commemorative bracelet, and $5,252 in prize money.

WCOAP #08 – 6-Max Championship Final Table Results

1Jan StrazisarSlovenia$5,252
2Brian WindsorCanada$3,655
3Felix VolkmaierAustria$2,541
4Michael MorrisseyIreland$1,702
5Celso SirtoliBrazil$1,146
6Kimmy GauvinCanada$886
7Suzie WilliamsonUnited Kingdom$675

Paelchen Topples King to Become King of the Knockout Championship

The $75,000 guarantee on the Knockout Championship looked a little on the ambitious side for a $55 buy-in but a bumper crowd of 1,530 entrants ensured that sum was surpassed by $1,500.

Paul Paelchen is the main beneficiary of the juicy prize pool because he took down the event and saw his partypoker account receive a $6,973 payout. Paelchen was heads-up against Richard King, who is one of the best amateur poker players the united kingdom has to offer. King ultimately had to make do with a consolation prize of $6,636 because he was slain in second-place. King had busted 15 opponents on his way to second place, which is why his bounty payment was so large.

Only two other players managed to eliminate more opponents than King. Third-place finisher Lucas Bonilha and sixth-place finisher Tilo Kuehn both sent 16 foes to the showers. Top work, gentlemen!

WCOAP #09 – Knockout Championship Final Table Results

1Paul PaelchenGermany$4,769$2,204
2Richard KingUnited Kingdom$4,760$1,876
3Lucas BonilhaBrazil$3,140$1,773
4Michael DeinleinGermany$2,026$982
5Andrei AliaksandrauBelarus$1,374$306
6Tilo KuehnGermany$1,052$937
7Joseph ClarkUnited Kingdom$768$315
8Ugnius VestertasLithuania$605$697
9Carl NorrisUnited Kingdom$474$473

Posch Claims PLO8 Championship Title

Sebastian Posch potted his way to victory in the PLO8 Championship, an event that proved very popular as is evident by the 291 entrants who helped smash the guarantee by almost 50%.

Posch’s win saw a prize weighing in at $2,687 hit his partypoker accounts. Two other players saw their initial $55 investment swell into a four-figure haul.

Runner-up Bukov Sergei, who calls Belarus home, banked $1,875 with third-place finisher Thomas Bacon collecting a $1,322 prize.

WCOAP #10 – PLO8 Championship Final Table Results

1Sebastian PoschGermany$2,687
2Bukov SergeiBelarus$1,875
3Thomas BaconUnited Kingdom$1,322
4Jose SuzukiBrazil$886
5Deniss LebedevsUnited Kingdom$625
6Artem VoziyanovRussia$488
7Marton SzederkenyiHungary$391

Other APAT WCOAP Results

  • Igor Zheleznikov – first-place in the WCOAP Mini Knockout for $1,124*
  • Aleksey Gryaznov – first-place in the WCOAP Mini 6-Max for $673
  • Keani Fairbanks – first-place in the WCOAP Mini PLO8 for $448

WCOAP Events Still To Play

The eagerly anticipated Super High Roller shuffles up and deals at 19:15 on February 3. This $100,000 guaranteed event has a $530 buy-in unless you manage to win your way into it from only $5.50.

There are six $55 buy-in satellites running between 16:05 and 20:15 GMT today, with the 17:05 GMT edition guaranteeing a cool 10x $530 Super High Roller seats.

Check out the remaining APAT WCOAP schedule

DateTime (GMT)TournamentBuy-in
Wed 3 Feb19:15WCOAP #12 – Super High Roller Championship: $100K Gtd$530
Wed 3 Feb19:15WCOAP Mini – Super High Roller: $20K Gtd$530
Wed 3 Feb20:05WCOAP #11 – Heads-Up Championship Day 2
Wed 3 Feb19:15WCOAP Mini – Heads-Up Day 2
Thu 4 Feb19:15WCOAP #13 – PLO Championship: $10K Gtd$55
Thu 4 Feb19:15WCOAP Mini – PLO: $2.5K Gtd$5.50