Soheb “MyCousinVinny5” Porbandarwala Wins WPT Online Poker Open ($239,820)

Soheb “MyCousinVinny5” Porbandarwala

Earlier this week, the WPT Online Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network wrapped up its series, which included a $3,500 Main Event open to players in New Jersey across any of three platforms – partypoker US, Borgata Poker and BetMGM Poker.

The tournament attracted 395 entrants and offered up a $1,264,000 prize pool. The top 64 players got paid including Galen “isabellahiri” Hall (12th - $17,486), Alex “JinYang” Butcher (15th - $13,115), Anthony “Flawlessbinkage” Maio (17th - $9,386), Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole (20th - $9,386), Anthony “supremetny” Chin (25th - $7,182), and Vinny “brownmagic” Pahuja (26th - $7,182).

In the end, it was Soheb “MyCousinVinny5” Porbandarwala besting Balakrishna “pbkreddy” Patur in heads-up play to win the tournament for $239,820, which includes a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal. In addition, he also earned a WPT Champions Trophy, a Hublot Big Bang E Titanium watch (valued at $5,200), and a set of Baccarat Crystal Beluga Highball Glasses.

WPT Online Poker Open Final Table Results

1Soheb “MyCousinVinny5” Porbandarwala$239,820
2Balakrishna “pbkreddy” Patur$164,868
3Matt “BoozeHound” Iles$127,398
5Obli “PokerKarma” Prabu$75,565
6Alex “luckyman10” Farin$56,830
7Tim “timkuder” Kuder$41,217
8Daniel “leinad” Buzgon$28,727
9Andrew “pokasmoka7” Benedict$22,170

Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier Wins Side Event Title

Brian Sherrier
Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier

On Tuesday night, the WPT Online Poker Open $30K GTD 8-Max NLH came to an end after four hours of action and it was Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier running his way to the finish line for the first-place prize of $12,812.50.

The event saw 16 players start the tournament with that number steadily increased throughout the tournament as Sherrier outlasted a field of 82 entries at $535 apiece. The players quickly dwindled and registration ended three levels early as the 82 total entries generated a prize pool of $41,000 which set to pay the top 12 players.

Eliminations continued like wild fire as "jerseyman99", Frank "FrankyFunk Funaro", Ryan “TheSims” Hohner, and Christopher "Chalmisi6" Hill all took a piece of the pie but fell short of making the final table.

$30K GTD 8-Max Final Table Results

1Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier$12,812.50
2Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes$7,175
3Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer$5,227.50
4Alex “JinYang” Butcher$3,895
5Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd$3,013.50
7Michael "Gags30" Gagliano$1,701.50
8Kevin “sofcknsick” Campbell$1,332.50

"KevinDurant" Wins WPT Online Poker Open $20K GTD

"pompii" final hand
The final hand

Monday night's WPT Online Poker Open on the partypoker US Network featured a $215 buy-in, $20K GTD that exceeded its guaranteed prize pool by over 40% as 141 entries generated a total of $28,200 up for grabs. "KevinDurant" won the lion's share, besting the field en route to the top prize of $6,485 after just under seven full hours of play.

"KevinDurant" did not claim victory with ease, losing an early pot in the heads-up match to eventual runner-up Derek "pompii" Sudell that left them with less than one-eighth of the chips in play. A couple of doubles brought them back into contention before back-and-forth play occurred that left them a chip lead they would never relinquish.

$20K GTD NLH Final Table Results

2Derek "pompii" Sudell$4,512
3John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza$3,243
5Anthony "supremetny" Chin$1,917

"Rtrin777" Wins Phased Finale

Phased final hand
Phased final hand

Early Thursday morning, the World Poker Tour Online Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network wrapped up its series with the conclusion of the $215 buy-in Phased $40K GTD, a tournament that drew 278 entries and offered up a $57,084 prize pool.

The tournament started with 96 registered players, though that number steadily grew until the 278 total entries became official.

After registration closed the virtual bodies fell at a rapid pace and after a few short levels, "Samanthawins" was eliminated on the bubble, leaving the remaining players in the money.

From there, players started dropping by the wayside as Katie"KatieStone" Stone (40th place - $323.09), Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes (31st Place - $365.33), Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder (23rd Place - $450.96), Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken (18th Place - $570.84), and Ted "roystalin" Ely (10th Place - $1,027.51) all got a piece of the pie but fell short of the making final table.

The heads-up battle saw "KrookedTyrant" hold a 2:1 chip advantage but their aggression turned against them as they doubled-up "Rtrin777" within the first few hands and they couldn't gain any momentum from that point as they had to settle for second place.

Phased Final Table Results

6Alex "Hashtag_Hashtag" Rocha$2,740.03
8Tony "Bond18" Dunst$1,427.10

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  • Soheb “MyCousinVinny5” Porbandarwala won the @WPT Online Poker Open powered by @partypokerUS Network.

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