- The tournament attracted a huge field of 4,984 entries to create $23.6 million in total prize pool
- Mattsson emerged victorious, taking home almost $2.8 million in top prize
- His online tournament earnings now sit at $27.6 million
The flagship event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series is now done and dusted with Simon Mattsson emerging as the biggest winner after outclassing 4,983 opponents in the $5,000 WSOP Online Main Event.
The massive field created $23,674,000 in total prize pool, and nearly $2.8 million of that went to Mattsson for his excellent performance.
Mattsson, known in the online poker sphere as “C.Darwin2“, is widely considered one of the world’s best online poker players, with numerous titles under his name. With his latest win, Mattsson’s online poker tournament winnings have now climbed to a staggering $27.6 million.
Final Table Results
Among the nine players who made it to the final table, Tim Rutherford came in as the shortest stack and never got the chance to recover and move ahead in the game as he became the first player to be eliminated, finishing 9th for $279,357.
Next out was Oliver Sprason whose tournament journey came to an end at the hands of Kannapong Thanarattrakul. The UK grinder finished in 8th place for $372,529. Thanarattrakul went on to eliminate Canadian Jordan Spurlin right on the next hand. The Canadian poker player took home $496,774 for his 7th-place finish.
With just six players remaining, China’s Yanfei Chi was battling it out with only four big blinds after losing some of his chips to fellow Chinese Feng Zhao. Chi eventually decided to go all in with queen-nine of clubs versus the ace-seven of Samuel Vousden. Chi’s cards didn’t improve when all community cards were revealed and ultimately finished 6th for $662,459.
The five remaining players became just four with the exit of Istvan Briski whose ace-jack was dominated by Zhao’s pocket aces. The Austrian collected $883,404, the tournament’s final six-figure prize, for his 5th-place finish.
By this time, the four remaining players were each guaranteed to take home seven-figure payouts, and the first of those went to Vousden after losing his pocket sixes to Thanarattkul’s flopped ace-high flush. The Finnish player settled for 4th place, earning $1,178,040.
Mattsson’s ace-high defeated Zhao’s straight draw to send him out of the game. The Chinese poker pro ended his bid in 3rd place for $1,570,884. Zhao’s departure paved the way for the heads-up play between Mattsson and Thanarattrakul, with the former holding the chip lead.
Mattsson Outlasts Thanarattrakul
Mattsson held on to his position until the final moments which saw Thanarattrakul move all-in on the 7h river with top pair. The eventual champ called with his straight to finish off his Thai opponent and win the title for $2,793,574. Thanarattrakul collected $2,094,884 as runner-up.