Renan Bruschi Wins WPT WOC Mini Main Event for $504,583 After Four-Way Deal

Renan Bruschi Wins WPT WOC Mini Main Event for $504,583 After Four-Way Deal

The WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event showcased just how easy it is to turn a small investment into a huge payday, as five of the nine final tablists either satellited into the $1,050 event or won their tickets in the WPT Ticket Drop promotion.

Eventually, it was Renan Carlos Bruschi who won $504,583 after topping the 4,600 player field to become the latest champion of the WPT WOC. The top four players agreed to a deal, with the biggest payout going to Artur Balodis who eventually finished third.

Runner-up Nichita Verbitchii secured $339,607 in the deal, having won his seat after winning a $11 Terminator which had a $1,050 seat added to its prize pool. This result meant the Moldovan secured a ROI of over 3,000,000% - not bad for a couple days' work!

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WPT World Online Championships Mini Main Event Final Table Results

1Renan Carlos BruschiBrazil$504,583*
2Nichita VerbitchiiMoldova$339,607*
3Arturs BalodisLatvia$535,269*
4Liviu-Rodrig BarthaUnited Kingdom$472,867*
5Freek ScholtenAustria$153,750
6Janis LozeLatvia$104,450
7Romans VoitovsLatvia$73,550
8Ravil TlimisovRussia$55,425
9Tobias KoerperGermany$45,600

*denotes four-way deal

Final Table Recap

Heading into the final table, Liviu-Rodrig Bartha led the final nine players. Short-stacked Tobias Koerper was eliminated within the first hour, but will be proud of his result. He won his $1,050 seat as part of the WPT Ticket Drop promotion, after winning an $11 buy-in Terminator, and turned that into a $45,600 payday!

Ravil Tlimisov also won his seat from the WPT Ticket Drop promotion after he won a $22 Big Bounty Hunter tournament for his seat. He finished eighth for $55,425.

Bruschi eliminated Latvia's Romans Voitovs and Janis Loze to close the gap to Bartha, but it was Arturs Balodis who moved in front, despite Bartha eliminating Freek Scholten in fifth.

WPT WOC Main Event Day 1b Takes Place This Sunday!

Deal Agreed

Four-Way Deal Agreed

Play was fairly deep-stacked, and the remaining four players quickly agreed to a deal which left $50,000 to play for. Balodis took home the biggest amount with the remaining players all locking up large six-figure sums, with three of them locking up huge ROI as a result of satelliting in.

PlayerTicket Drop EventPlacePayoutROI
Arturs Balodis$55 Gladiator3rd$535,269973,116%
Nichita Verbitchii$11 Terminator2nd$339,6073,087,236%
Liviu-Rodrig Bartha$109 Satellite4th$472,867433,723%
Ravil Tlimisov$22 Big Bounty Hunter8th$55,425251,832%
Tobias Koerper$11 Terminator9th$45,600414,445%

What's Up Next?

The next Championship event is the WPT World Online Championships Main Event Day 1b. The event comes with a $10,000,000 guarantee. Day 1a attracted 521 entries with Day 1b taking place this Sunday at 19:05.

  • Day 1b - Sunday, September 13th at 19:05 (BST)
  • Day 2 - Monday, 14th September at 19:05 (BST)
  • Day 3 - Tuesday, 15th September at 19:00 (BST)
  • Day 4 - Wednesday, 16th September at 19:00 (BST)

There are also plenty of other side events taking place every day, so make sure you head to the partypoker client to find out the latest tournaments!

WPT World Online Championships Winners

DateEventFieldPrize poolWinnerPayout
7/21/20Event #1: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship145$500,000Paul Tedeschi$92,105
7/28/20Event #2: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Championship342$1,026,000Alex Manzano$176,132
8/4/20Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship1,062$3,186,000Gavin Cochrane$540,664
8/11/20Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship999$3,000,000Nick Petrangelo$494,550
8/18/20Event #5: $3,200 Knockout Championship1,035$3,105,000Daniel Smyth$413,391
8/25/20Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship989$3,000,000Andrey Kotelnikov$488,508
9/1/20Event #7: Micro Main Event Championship8,465$1,000,000Luiz Antonio Silva$488,508
9/9/20Event #9: Mini Main Event Championship4,600$5,000,000Renan Carlos Bruschi$504,582

Play in the WPT World Online Championships on partypoker

In order to play in the WPT WOC you need to sign up for a partypoker account. Download partypoker via PokerNews and receive up to $30 worth of SPINS jackpot sit & go tickets when you make your first deposit.

Deposit $10 to receive $10 worth of free play, made up of:

  • Day 1 = 1 x $5 SPINS ticket + 5 x $0.25 SPINS tickets
  • Day 2 = 5 x $0.25 SPINS tickets
  • Day 4 = 5 x $0.25 SPINS tickets
  • Day 6 = 5 x $0.25 SPINS tickets

Up your initial deposit to $20 and $30 worth of free play is yours, made up of:

  • Day 1 = 1x $5 SPINS ticket + 5 x $1 SPINS tickets
  • Day 2 = 1 x $5 SPINS tickes + 5x $1 SPINS tickets
  • Day 4 = 4 x $1 SPINS tickets
  • Day 5 = 2 x $3 SPINS tickets
  • Two players secured $500k+ scores in the WPT WOC $1,050 Mini Main Event

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester.

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