On Sunday, the first-ever WPTDeepStacks London Online series kicked off on 888poker. The weeklong series (April 18-26) will award over $2,000,000 in guarantees across 16 events. And things got off to a hot start right out of the gate.

The first two events catered to a combined 1,730 entries and awarded $268,650 in prize money. This excellent start which set the stage for a great series with even bigger tournaments coming down the pipeline.

Latvia’s “i2out” Wins Opening Event for $40,540

In the $525 buy-in WPTDS Event #1: $200,000 Opening Event, which was both live streamed and live reported by PokerNews, 292 players rebought 65 times. The 357-entry field meant the $200K prize pool was reserved for the top 48 finishers.

Unfortunately, none of the 888poker Ambassadors that competed – including Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche, Sofia "sofialovgren" Lovgren, Vivian "vivi.888." Saliba, and Chris "888Moorman" Moorman – managed to make the money.

 “EastWestAK” bubbled in 49th place, the result of losing ace-jack to pocket queens. The in-the-money finishes came quick and included the following players –

  • Felipe “mr.salgedo” Salgado (34th - $1,440)
  • “kiskutya23” (22nd - $1,480)
  • “Farrugia_1” (19th - $1,480)
  • “Bongoal” (13th - $1,780)
  • “KelevraJesus” (6th - $8,160)

With four players remaining in Level 35 (25,000/50,000/6,250), Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich moved all-in for 472,278. They held the A♠Q♦, and “Tedson89” called with the superior A♣K♦. The kicker made the difference as the board ran out J♠A♥4♦7♥10♥. Viktorovich was eliminated in fourth place for $15,420.

 “torresfan03” bowed out in third place losing queen-seven to the ace-king of “Tedson89”. The latter took a nearly 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play. It proved anything but a quick affair however, as “i2out” battled into the chip lead and whittled away at his opponent.

In Level 39 (50,000/100,000/12,500), “Tedson89” moved all-in for his last 11 big blinds with the A♦9♥. “i2out” opted to call with the K♥6♣.

“Tedson89” got it in good but failed to hold as the board ran out 10♠2♣10♦7♣K♣ to give “i2out” a rivered two pair.

Event #1 Final Table Payouts

1st – “i2out” (Latvia) … $40,540

2nd – “Tedson89” (United Kingdom) … $29,300

3rd – “torresfan03” (United Kingdom)) … $21,300

4thMaksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich (Russia) … $15,420

5th – “kalleanka35” (Sweden) … $11,180

6th – “KelevraJesus” (Malta) … $8,160

7th – “raw_dawg” (N/A) … $5,960

8th – “NuttedOn875” (N/A) … $4,380

9th – “Brilliant” (N/A) … $3,220


On Sunday, the first-ever WPTDeepStacks London Online series kicked off on 888poker.

Sweden’s “Svampnacke” Wins Mini Opening Event

The $55 buy-in WPTDS Event #2: $50,000 Mini Opening Event attracted 1,019 players who rebought 354 times. This number surpassed the guarantee by generating a $68,650 prize pool paid out to the top 180 finishers.

Among those to make deep runs were the following players –

  • “KidPokerPP” (36th - $205.95)
  • “TrollKonst8” (23rd - $322.65)
  • “LzzonPoker” (18th - $425.63)
  • “YoureMagical” (13th - $569.79)
  • “Billy_Slater” (10th - $734.55)
  • “drinho87” (5th - $2,931.35)

After the UK’s “welshdrago48” bowed out in third place for $5,389.02, the title came down to Sweden’s “Svampnacke” and Romania’s “Blahaj”.

After 9 hours and 34 minutes of play, the former came out on top to win the title and $10,030.03 first-place prize.

Event #2 Final Table Payouts

1st – “Svampnacke” (Sweden) … $10,030.03

2nd – “Blahaj” (Romania) … $7,331.82

3rd – “welshdrago48” (United Kingdom) … $5,389.02

4th – “okokok1893” (Malta) … $3,961.10

5th – “drinho87” (Brazil) … $2,931.35

6th – “InTheAnd” (Ukraine) … $2,183.07

7th – “teuski1” (Finland) … $1,640.73

8th – “New3rBluff5” (United Kingdom) … $1,242.56

9th – “87452154” (Denmark) … $947.37

What’s Coming Up

Remember, the series will culminate with the $1,050 buy-in, $1,000,000 GTD Main Event, which has been hosting multiple starting flights.

On Sunday, April 25 at 18:30 GMT the WPTDS #16 - $1,000,000 Main Event Day 1 will take place. Day 2 will start at 18:00 GMT on Monday, April 26.

In between, there will be a wide variety of tournaments including the following -

  • $2,100 buy-in WPTDS Event #5: $100,000 High Roller on Tuesday, April 20 at 18:00 GMT
  • $440 buy-in WPTDS Event #7: $100,000 Crazy 8 on Wednesday, April 21 at 18:00 GMT
  • $109 buy-in WPTDS Event #11: $50,000 PKO 8-Max on Friday, April 23 at 18:00 GMT

Click here for more details and to see the schedule.

Watch the Live Stream on the new 888pokerTV

Whether you’ll be playing any or all of these events, you can’t miss out on the live streaming. 888poker will be putting on a show on our new twitch channel – 888pokerTV

We have three exciting tournaments lined up for your viewing pleasure -

  • Tue 20.4 WPT DeepStacks #5 - High Roller
  • Thu 22.4 WPT DeepStacks #9 – Marathon
  • Mon 26.4 WPT DeepStacks #15 - Main Event Day 2

Click here for more information on the WPT DeepStacks London Online!

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