The World Poker Tour Online Series on partypoker had a pair of 6-Max titles up for grabs on Thursday night and two players seized the opportunity to claim their second victory of the series.
Russian online pro Alexandr Trofimov topped the 210-entry field in Event #53 ($1,050 NLHE 6-Max) to claim the $42,819 first-place prize and his second WPT Online title. Last week, Trofimov secured his first series win in Event #33 ($215 6-Max Weekender) where he earned $74,938.20 for first place.
As a double WPT Online title winner, Trofimov continues to pad his incredible online resume which includes six PocketFives Triple Crowns, two PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker victories, and even an FTOPS win from back in 2011.
In order to lock down the victory, Trofimov had to best Sweden’s Bertil Andreas Samuelsson in heads-up play. The battle didn’t go Samuelsson’s way and the Swede was forced to settle for $31,080 as the runner-up. Had Samuelsson prevailed, it would have been he who was crowed the two-time champion. Just a week ago, he took down Event #26 ($265 Mini NL Bounty Hunter) where he earned $33,314.98 for first plus an additional $25,718.91.
Canadian pro Mike Watson climbed into third place which was good for $22,155. It was a busy Thursday for Watson who also picked up $265,000 in a runner-up finish to Viktor Blom in the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series which is also taking place on partypoker at the same time.
David Ivers also grabbed his second victory of the WPT Online series with a win in the smaller Event #53 ($109 NLHE Mini 6-Max) for $17,286. Ivers won his first title in Event #30 ($55 Mini NL Turbo Bounty) where he picked up a total score of over $9,200.
Just as in the larger 6-Max tournament, had runner-up Alessandro Valli ended up the winner, he also would have been crowed a two-time champ. Instead, Valli walked away with $12,382 for second place while Poland’s Patryk Poterek finished up in third place and booked an $8,191 score.
Event #52: $1,050 Second Chance Turbo
$158,000 prize pool
- George Mcdonald – $36,324.20
- Andrei Chernokoz – $26,070
- Tomas Paiva – $18,960
- Simon Deadman – $13,430
- Fahad Al Thani – $9,480
- Luigi Andrea Shehadeh – $7,505
- Francois Billard – $5,972.40
- Gianluca Speranza – $4,740
Event #53: $1,050 6-Max
$210,000 prize pool
- Alexandr Trofimov – $42,819
- Bertil Andreas Samuelsson – $31,080
- Michael Watson – $22,155
- Marc Macdonnell – $16,380
- Ferenc Deak – $11,550
- Alexandros Theologis – $8,820
Event #53: $109 Mini 6-Max
- David Ivers – $17,286
- Alessandro Valli – $12,381.60
- Patryk Poterek – $8,190.75
- Hristivoke Pavlovic – $5,487.30
- Daniel Yerin – $3,889.35
- Johannes Van Til – $2,753.70