WPT Online: Ola Amundsgaard Takes Down PLO High Roller, Wins $117K

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Ola Amundsgaard picked up the PLO High Roller on Tuesday's WPT Online schedule. (Aussie Millions photo)

One of the brightest stars of the Norwegian poker scene shined bright on Tuesday night as the World Poker Tour Online on partypoker crowned six more champions and handed out nearly $1.7 million in prize money.

Ola Amundsgaard topped the 101-player field in #6 ($5,200 PLO High Roller) to win $117,115.59. Runner-up Veselin Karakitukov also secured a six-figure score, earning $110,891.92 while Rui Ferreira came in third place for $60,600.

Amundsgaard wasn’t the biggest winner on the day, however. Hungarian Tamas Adamszki won Event #5 ($1,575 NLHE Superstack) to win $122,908.50. Kfir Ivgi had to settle for $88,159.50 as the runner-up and Samuel Vousden rounded out the top three for $60,489.

Gereon Sowa picked up $41,652.03 for winning (Event #5 $162 Mini Superstack).

Danish poker pro Jesper Hougaard outlasted the rest of the 242-player field in Event #7 ($1,050 PLO Knockout) to earn $21,264.93 from the prize pool plus another $21,917.97 in bounties. Rafael Camargo Freitas finished in second for $21,240.65 and just $1,250 in bounties with Javier Zarco finishing third for $15,109.75 and $13,105.47 in bounties.

Aki Foudilainen won Event #7 ($109 Mini PLO Knockout) for$4,140.75 and an impressive $6,761.01 worth of bounties.

Tuesday also had another starting flight for the WPT500. This one brought out 514 entries with 75 of them moving onto Day 2. The biggest stacks from 1C were Michael Dattani (408,845), Waheed Ashraf (360,460), and Lawrence Bayley (341,313). This brings the total number of players to 1,680 with seven more starting flights to come.

WPT Online Event #5 Mini $162 Superstack
1,646 Entries
$246,900 Prize Pool

  1. Gereon Sowa – $41,652.03
  2. Henok Tekle Mariam – $29,553.93
  3. Elias Vääräniemi – $19,208.82
  4. Gustavo Silva – $12,814.11
  5. Luiz Orrico – $9,085.92
  6. Andrew Hulme – $6,370.02
  7. Andrew Wilson – $4,419.51
  8. Lukasz Pietrzyk – $2,913.42

WPT Online Event #5 $1,575 NLHE Superstack
429 Entries
$643,500 Prize Pool

  1. Tamas Adamszki – $122,908.50
  2. Kfir Ivgi – $88,159.50
  3. Samuel Vousden – $60,489
  4. Joao Ferreira – $42,471
  5. Sylvain Loosli – $30,373.20
  6. Shawn Buchanan – $22,136.40
  7. Pedro Madeira – $15,637.05
  8. Bernard Larabi – $11,389.95

WPT Online Event #6 $5,200 PLO High Roller
101 Entries
$505,000 Prize Pool

  1. Ola Amundsgaard – $117,115.59
  2. Veselin Karakitukov – $110,891.92
  3. Rui Ferreira – $60,600
  4. Matthew Wantmann – $43,430
  5. Lauri Varonen – $31,562.50
  6. Mark Demirjian – $20,957.50

WPT Online Event #7 $109 Mini PLO Knockout
590 Entries
$59,000 Prize Pool

  1. Aki Foudilainen – $4,140.75 + $6,761.01
  2. Jasper Wagemakers – $4,134.77 + $504.68
  3. Luigi Andrea Shehadeh – $3,110.42 + $318.75
  4. Francis Dervan – $2,228 + $703.71
  5. Aneta Stichova – $1,559.60 + $781.24
  6. David Penly – $954.86 + $1,179.89

WPT Online Event #7 $1,050 PLO Knockout
242 Entries
$242,000 Prize Pool

  1. Jesper Hougaard – $21,264.93 + $21,917.97 in bounties
  2. Rafael Camargo Freitas – $21,240.65 + $1,250 in bounties
  3. Javier Zarco – $15,109.75 + $13,105.47 in bounties
  4. Artsiom Prostak – $11,037.72 + $10,460.94 in bounties
  5. Espen Myrmo – $8,226.87 + $3,927.50 in bounties
  6. Jutta Steinlechner – $5,484.58 + $3,375.00 in bounties

WPT Online WPT500 Day 1C
514 Entries
$257,000 Prize Pool

Top 10 Chip Counts

  1. Michael Dattani – 408,845
  2. Waheed Ashraf – 360,460
  3. Lawrence Bayley – 341,313
  4. Matthias LIpp – 326,888
  5. Guillaume Diaz – 296,931
  6. Arseniy Malinov – 264,606
  7. Thomas Middleton – 263,394
  8. Lars Kamphues – 254,463
  9. John Bradley – 241,36-
  10. Kimberley Backler – 240,266