Three days are in the books in the first-ever WPTDeepStacks London Online series on 888poker. The weeklong series (April 18-26) will award over $2,000,000 in guarantees across 16 events, and already several big storylines have emerged.

Through the first six events, a combined 3,274 entrants have competed, $585,350 in prize money. Thus far, winners have hailed from Latvia, Sweden, Malta, Belarus, and Ukraine.

Our roster of 888poker Ambassadors has been competing and excelling, which you’ll read more about below.

Malta’s “Farrugia_1” Wins $100K PKO

Malta’s “Farrugia_1” Wins $100K PKO

On Monday, the $320 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Event #3: $100,000 PKO attracted 246 players who rebought 46 times. The 292-entry field meant the top 48 finishers would receive a piece of the $100K prize pool.

Among those to make the money were the following players –

  • “billycadu14” (42nd for $399.02 + $150 in bounties)
  • “TrollKonst8” (30th for $410.26)
  • “rf1008” (19th for $415.88 + $1,120.31 in bounties)
  • 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Martin “MJacobson888” Jacobson (11th for $668.78 + $731.25 in bounties)
  • “Full2Win” (4th for $4,333.02 + $1,455.47 in bounties)
  • “Kyosti_I” (3rd for $5,985.30 + $2,600.39 in bounties)

The final two players each secured $9,812.52 in prize money. But each was looking to finish on top to claim the juicy $8,254.64 PKO bounty.

After 8 hours and 31 minutes of play, Malta’s “Farrugia_1” bested Canada’s “2sick2bluff” to win the title and a total payday of $18,067.16.

Event #3 Final Table Results

1st – “Farrugia_1” (Malta) … $9,812.52 prize + $8,254.64 bounty = $18,067.16 total

2nd – “2sick2bluff” (Canada) … $9,812.52 prize + $1,020.70 bounty = $10,833.22 total

3rd – “Kyosti_I” (Finland) … $5,985.30 prize + $2,600.39 bounty = $8,585.69 total

4th – “Full2Win” (N/A) … $4,333.02 prize + $1,455.47 bounty = $5,788.49 total

5th – “AndreyNiki” (Russia) … $3,141.58 prize + $300 bounty = $3,441.58 total

6th – “kiskutya23” (N/A) … $2,292.96 prize + $972.65 bounty = $3,265.61 total

7th – “Yakawin123” (Malta) … $1,674.76 prize + $1,066.41 bounty = $2,741.17 total

8th – “Cascavalul” (Romania) … $1,230.78 prize + $2,184.38 bounty = $3,415.16 total

9th – “AlwaysTimed” (N/A) … $904.82 prize + $1,148.45 bounty = $2,053.27 total

888 Ambassador Trio Make High Roller Final Table

Trio of 888poker Ambassadors Make High Roller Final Table

On Tuesday, the $2,100 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Event #5: $100,000 High Roller attracted 40 players who rebought 10 times. Among those to compete in the 50-entry field but fall short of making the money were the following players –

  • Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovish
  • Ben “xLIVEPROx” Warrington
  • Martin “MJacobson888” Jacobson

Just the top seven finishers got paid, and amazingly three of them were members of the 888poker Ambassador Team.

Brazil’s Vivian “vivi.888.” Saliba was the first to fall in Level 23 (3,000/6,000/750). She moved all-in from the button for a little over 50,000 holding the A♣8♦. Her fellow Ambassador Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche called from the small blind with the dominating A♠K♠.

Saliba got a sweat by flopping a straight draw and turning a flush draw. But the river was a brick to send her out in seventh place for $5,000.

Nitsche would follow her out the door in Level 24 (3,500/7,000/875). He raised the button to 56,000 and left himself less than 16,000 behind. The UK’s “casual_win” defended the big blind and then bet the 6♠9♣3♦ flop.

Nitsche called off with the A♦7♦ but had a kicker problem against the A♠J♥ of “casual_win”. The 9♥ turn gave the four-time bracelet winner some chop outs. But he missed when the Q♥ blanked on the river.

Nitsche earned $8,000 for finishing in fifth place.

Finally, there was Sweden’s Sofia “sofialovgren” Lövgren, who made it all the way to third place. That is when she got her short stack all-in preflop with the A♥Q♦ and was racing against the 2♣2♦ of “casual_win”.

Unfortunately for her, she failed to win the flop as the board ran out 3♣3♠10♦K♦4♥. Lövgren earned $15,500 for taking third.

“casual_win” took a very slight chip lead into heads-up play against “PerfectShade”. PerfectShade fought back, took the lead, and wound up getting lucky when it counted after jamming with the K♣5♣.

“casual_win” called off after waking up with the Q♣Q♦ but couldn’t hold after the board ran out 4♣A♣J♦10♣3♦ to give “PerfectShade” a winning flush.

WPTDeepStacks High Roller Final Table Results

High Roller Final Table Results

1st – “PerfectShade” (N/A) … $32,000

2nd – “casual_win” (United Kingdom) … $22,500

3rd – Sofia “sofialovgren” Lövgren (Sweden) … $15,500

4th – “IHaveNoBoss” (Costa Rica) … $11,000

5th – Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche (Germany) … $8,000

6th – “Kroat.” (United Kingdom) … $6,000

7th – Vivian “vivi.888.” Saliba (Brazil) … $5,000

In other High Roller news, the $215 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Event #6: $75,000 Mini High Roller saw 260 players rebuy 108 times for a 368-entry field.

Coming out on top of that tournament to the tune of $15,202.50 was none other than Ukraine’s “Kotyara1089”.

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 WPT DS #16 - $1,000,000 Main Event Day 1 will take place.

Day 2 will kick off at 18:00 GMT on Monday, April 26.

In between, there will be a wide variety of tournaments, including the following tourneys, just to name a few –

  • $440 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Event #7: $100,000 Crazy 8 on Wednesday, April 21 at 18:00 GMT
  • $109 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Event #11: $50,000 PKO 8-Max on Friday, April 23 at 18:00 GMT
  • $320 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Event #13: $100,000 6-Max on Saturday, April 24 at 18:00 GMT

Click here for more details and to see the schedule.

Watch the Live Stream on 888pokerTV

WPTDeepStacks Watch the Live Stream on 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 major social media channels.

We have two more exciting tournaments lined up for your viewing pleasure –

  • Thu 22.4 WPTDeepStacks #9 – Marathon
  • Mon 26.4 WPTDeepStacks #15 - Main Event Day 2

Both tourneys will be live-streamed on our new twitch channel 888pokerTV

Click here for more information on the WPTDeepStacks London Online!

Winner Thus Far




Prize Pool



$525 Event #1: $200,000 Opening Event



"i2out" (Latvia)


$55 Event #2: $50K Mini Opening Event



"Syampnacke" (Sweden)


$320 Event #3: $100,000 PKO



Farrugia_1 (Malta)


$55 Event #4: $30,000 Mini PKO



“Two.DV” (Belarus)


$2,100 Event #5: $100,000 High Roller



"PerfectShade" (N/A)


$215 Event #6: $75,000 Mini High Roller



"Kotyara1089" (Ukraine)


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