Phillip Mighall wins WPT World Online Championship Main EventSeptember 17, 2020 8:40 pm
The 2020 World Poker Tour World Online Championship Main Event concluded earlier this week and Phillip Mighall was the last man standing.
The $10,300 Main Event drew 1,011 entries and had a $10,110,000 prize pool, which topped the $10 million guarantee. The top 135 players finished in the money, with Mighall claiming the top prize for first place, $1,550,298.
Entering the final table with nine players remaining Damian Salas was the chip leader with 74 big blinds. Mighall sat second in chips just behind Salas with 69 big blinds.
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The first player at the final table to be knocked out was Laszlo Molnar. He ended up all-in with Ad-Jd but got beat by Victor Simionato’s pocket Jacks. His payout for ninth place was $127,386.
Akseli Paalenen followed him to the virtual rail in eighth place after his As-Ks did not improve against Simionatio’s pocket Queens. For eighth place he cashed $153,672.
Out in seventh place was Bert Stevens. He shoved all-in with Qc-10h and lost to Blaz Zerjav’s Ace-high after he called with As-5h. Steven pocketed $194,112.
Sixth place went to Dzmitry Urbanovich after his Ah-Kc was outdone by Teun Mulder’s As-Qd when a Queen hit on the flop. Urbanovich received $277,014 for sixth.
After a strong run early, Simionato ran into some trouble and was bounced in fifth place . He was left with few chips after his Qc-Jh fell to Zerjav’s Ac-3s after the boarded end up 9c-5h-2c-Kh-4h to give Zerjav a straight. Simionato cashed $391,257 for fifth.
Zerjav was the next to go in fourth place after his pocket sixes were no good against Mighall’s pocket Kings. Zerjav received $552,006 for fourth.
Salas had to settle for third place after going all-in with Ks-Qs versus Mighall’s pocket threes. Salas looked to be in good shape after hitting a King on the flop but Mughall was saved by a miracle three on the river. Salas cashed $814,663.
When heads-up play began between Mighall and Mulder, Mighall held a near 5-to-3 chip lead. The chip lead moved back-and-forth a few times before all the chips went to Mighall.
On the final hand of the tournament Mulder raised to 3.5 million from the button and Mighall three-bet to 12.8 million. After a call from Mulder the flop showed Ad-Jh-9s. Mighall bet out 12.8 million again, and Mulder called.
After 8h showed on the turn Mighall moved all-in and Mulder quickly called. Mulder looked to be in good shape with pocket Aces for a set. However, Mighall had 10s-7d to give him a straight. The 2s on the river provided no help for Mulder giving Mighall the win.
For second place Mulder cashed $1,396,968 due to deal made between him and Mighall before heads-up began.