The 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Winter Online Circuit has come to an end with the $1,700 Main Event playing down to a winner. It took just under three hours to determine a champion and Macau-based high-stakes cash game player Paulius Plausinaitis went wire-to-wire, defeating “turkey1” in heads-up to claim his first WSOP Circuit ring and the top prize worth $1 236 361.
The flagship tournament of the entire schedule drew a total of 6395 entries including 974 re-entries to surpass the $10 million guarantee, and the top 700 finishers earned a portion of the $10 327 925 prize pool.
Plausinaitis walked away with the only seven-figure payday, which “turkey1” missed by not much after earning a payday of $923,165. It was also the biggest MTT top prize for any poker player in the history of his home country Lithuania thus far. WSOP bracelet winner and former WSOP Main Event finalist Joseph Cheong finished third for $692 276. Further notables on the nine-handed final table included Finnish poker pro Joni Jouhkimainen, Artem “Amsterq” Prostak, and WSOP bracelet winner Alexandru Papazian.
Prostak was the first player above 100 million on the final table yet he had to settle for 6th place. He first doubled “turkey1” in a flip, then had aces cracked by the jacks of “likeboy”. The misery for Prostak ended when a suited ace failed to hold against “turkey1”, who flopped trips fives.
|Place||Winner||Country||Payout (in USD)|
|3||Joseph Cheong||United States||$692,276|
|6||Artem “Amsterq” Prostak||Belarus||$291,931|