WPT Online: Former #1 Christian Jeppsson Wins Championship, $924K

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Christian Jeppsson won the World Poker Tour Online Championship on Wednesday for a $924K score. (PokerStars Photo)

For the final three months of 2015 and the first month of 2016, Christian Jeppsson was the #1-ranked online poker player in the world. On Tuesday, the Swedish poker pro turned his final table big stack into a World Poker Tour championship and nearly $924,000.

Jeppsson outlasted 2,122 other entries in the $3,200 buy-in WPT Online Championship on partypoker and took the chip lead to the final table before getting heads-up with Viktor Ustimov. The pair agreed to a deal that saw Jeppsson earn $913,783.99 while Ustimov $865,542 with $10,000 and the title left to play for. Jeppsson eventually eliminated Ustimov to claim the title and the additional $10,000.

Third place finisher Jukka Koskela pocketed $477,333.

The Championship Event was one of six events that played down to a champion on Wednesday.

Malta-based pro Alessandro Valli topped the 185-entry field in Event #41 ($2,100 Six Max Bounty Hunter) to earn $39,411.57 from the prize pool plus another $37,054.69 from collected bounties. Jacob Verloop was the final bounty Valli collected and he earned $39,368.51 and just $4,156.25 in bounties. Third place finisher Gustavo Mastelotto picked up $27,696.10 and $12,242.19 in bounties.

Dragos Trofimov earned $15,405.66 and $13,434.44 in bounties for winning Event #42 Mini ($215 Six Max Bounty Hunter).

Former GPI Player of the Year David Peters defeated David Gent heads-up to win Event #43 ($10,300 High Roller) for $247,450. Gent had to settle for a $176,750 payday while another former #1 PocketFiver, Andras Nemeth, took the final podium spot and the accompanying $126,250 score.

Jeppsson wasn’t the online former #1-ranked online poker player who grabbed a WPT Online title on Wednesday. Costa Rica-based Christopher Oliver won Event #45 ($530 Six Max Turbo Bounty) and added $12,505.38 from the prize pool and another $15,369.20 from bounties to his bankroll. Vincenzo Lupoli finished in second place for $12,490.04 and $4,326.17 in bounties while Mateusz Miskiewicz had to settle for $9,014.67 and $4,638.58 in bounties for finishing in third place.

Fabien Aguerre topped the 1,446-entry field in Event #45 Mini ($55 Six Max Turbo Bounty) to win $4,574.60 and also picked up an additional $4,161.02 in bounties.

Event #20 $3,200 Championship Event
2,130 entries
$6,390,000 prize pool

  1. Christian Jeppsson – $923,785.80
  2. Viktor Ustimov – $865.542
  3. Jukka Koskela – $477,333
  4. Nikolay Ponomarev – $317,583
  5. Alexander Stuart Clark – $221,733
  6. Pascal Hartmann – $151,443
  7. Sam Greenwood – $103,837.50
  8. Pascal Teekens – $66,775.50

Event #41 $2,100 Six Max Bounty Hunter
185 entries
$370,000 prize pool

  1. Alessandro Valli – $39,411.57 + $37,054.69 in bounties
  2. Jacob Verloop – $39,368.51 + $4,156.25 in bounties
  3. Gustavo Mastelotto – $27,696.10 + $12,242.19 in bounties
  4. Pedro Garagnani – $20,064.29 + $7,781.25 in bounties
  5. Tamas Adamszki – $14,771.25 + $5,312.50 in bounties
  6. Patrik Antonius – $9,847.50 + $15,109.37 in bounties

Event #42 Mini $215 Six Max Bounty Hunter
1,207 entries
$241,400 prize pool

  1. Dragos Trofimov – $15,405.66 + $13,434.44 in bounties
  2. Audrius Stakelis – $15,380.96 + $6,087.52 in bounties
  3. Vlad Stefan Lache – $11,707.05 + $4,495.32 in bounties
  4. Rusalin Dimitrov – $8,173.44 + $2,206.24 in bounties
  5. Leonardo Mattos – $5,348.42 + $1,006.25 in bounties
  6. Pablos Martin Romo Ruiz – $3,345.24 + $1,774.99 in bounties

Event #43 $10,300 High Roller
101 entries
$1,010,000 prize pool

  1. David Peters – $247,450
  2. David Gent – $176,750
  3. Andras Nemeth – $126,250
  4. Daniil Kiselev – $88,375
  5. Mark Davis – $65,650
  6. Jorma Nuttinen – $50,500
  7. Fabrizio Gonzalez – $40,400
  8. Daniel Steven Smith – $33,825

Event #45 Mini $55 Six Max Turbo Bounty
1,446 entries
$72,300 prize pool

  1. Fabien Aguerre – $4,574.60 + $4,161.02 in bounties
  2. Granit Berisha – $4,565.98 + $1,305.35 in bounties
  3. Oleg Nemchenko – $3,56.28 + $248.04 in bounties
  4. Luiz Flosi Prospero – $2,570.81 + $1,007.06 in bounties
  5. Fabio Maritan Pereira – $1,713.87 + $815.07 in bounties
  6. Maxine Williams – $1,071.17 + $405.48 in bounties

Event #45 $530 Six Max Turbo Bounty
297 entries
$148,500 prize pool

  1. Christopher Oliver – $12,505.38 + $15,369.20 in bounties
  2. Vincenzo Lupoli – $12,490.04 + $4,326.17 in bounties
  3. Mateusz Miskiewicz – $9,014.67 + $4,638.58 in bounties
  4. Bertil Andreas Samuelsson – $6,556.12 + $2,671.86
  5. Klaus Zeier – $4,507.33 + $2,285.16 in bounties
  6. Umberto Ruggeri – $3,278.06 + $312.50 in bounties