WPT Online Championships: A Win For Dan Smith; Greenwood and Jeppsson Make Main Event Final

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The first World Poker Tour (WPT) Online Championships won’t be the only WPT Online Championships.

As the hive of activity starts to abate, and the tumbleweed begins to roll in from the empty rails, it’s time to rate and review. Looking through Twitter, there are more thumbs up than thumbs down. In short, it’s been a sublime series for everyone, lest those who did their bollocks.

Before the main entree takes a bow to make way for the WPTDeepStacks portion of the festival, we have three events to cover, including the Main Event.

We begin with the final $25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller of the series. 91-entrants shifted tectonic plates in this one, and Dan Smith defeated Daniel Dvoress, heads-up, to claim the $555,503.38 first prize after the pair cut a deal. Dvoress banked $456,871.63.


  1. Dan Smith – $555,503.38*
  2. Daniel Dvoress – $456,871.63*
  3. Lucas Reeves – $295,750
  4. Rob Lipkin – $204,750
  5. John O’ Shea – $159,250
  6. Elias Talvitie – $113,750

*Subject to a heads-up deal

The Best of the Rest

High rollers, Andras Nemeth and Luc Greenwood, made the final table of Event #41: $3,200 Second Chance Turbo. The event saw 110-entrants tackle a $330,000 prizepool, and the UK’s Philip Mighall collected the $80,850 first prize. The former PocketFives World #1, Nemeth, finished runner-up, and Greenwood finished in the third place.


  1. Phillip Mighall – $80,850
  2. Andras Nemeth – $57,750
  3. Luc Greenwood – $41,250
  4. David Gradic – $28,875
  5. Igor Yaroshevskyy – $21,450
  6. Stewart Kirby – $16,500

While we shouldn’t sniff at Luc Greenwood’s $41,250 prize, it pales into comparison to the amount of moolah that his brother Sam is hoping to collect by the time the lifeguard leaves her Wednesday 20 May shift by the pool.

Sam Greenwood is once again proving that he is one of the most incredibly talented No Limit Hold’em players in the game, sitting in second place from a field of 2,130 entrants as the $3,500 WPT Online Championships enters its final day.

Eight remain in contention for the $1,048,088 first prize, and leading the way is the Swedish online poker icon Christian ‘eisenhower1” Jeppsson. The former PocketFives World #1 starts with a slender lead, and it will be a titanic tussle if those two end up at the end zone.

High rollers who ran deep include Martin Jacobson, Max Silver, and Orpen Kisacikoglu.

Here are the chip counts and payouts.

Chip Counts

  1. Christian Jeppsson – 17,573,926
  2. Sam Greenwood – 16,087,766
  3. Pascal Hartmann – 14,884,499
  4. Alexander Stuart Clark – 14,407,969
  5. Viktor Ustimov – 9,138,972
  6. Jukka Koskela – 5,700,975
  7. Nikolay Ponomarev – 5,132,492
  8. Pascal Teekens – 2,215,627

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