2022 888poker XL Winter Series

Miscikowski Leads the WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series Main Event

David Miscikowski

The $525 buy-in WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series Main Event has reached the business end of the tournament after the 14,235 players who bought in were whittled down to a final table of nine. Those nine finalists return to the action at 6:00 p.m. GMT on January 15 where they fight it out for the bulk of the guarantee-busting $7,117,500 prize pool.

All but two of the nine players at the final table will walk away with six-figure hauls for their $525 investment. The least anyone can now take home is $66,472, but nobody wants that sum because a coveted WSOPC gold ring and a cool $664,725 is waiting for the eventual champion.

WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series Main Event Final Table

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1David MiscikowskiMexico144,593,39190.4
2Georgi SandevPoland91,184,77657
3Nikita "FatGerry" KupchinRussia78,553,38949.1
4Chunyang "NanaPS" HaoChina77,442,74048.4
5Jifeng "Snakey" HuangHong Kong76,844,01648
6Rodrigo "SePico77" PresuttiUruguay69,449,39143.4
7Giriri7Japan58,330,90936.5
8hamzesAustria57,633,47036
9Vu "Taicu" TaiVietnam53,939,83833.7
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Mexico-based David Miscikowski is the man to catch when the cards are back in the air, and there is quite some distance between the Californian and the chasing pack. Miscikowski sits down with 144,593,391 chips, the equivalent of 90.4 big blinds, which means it is safe to say this is his tournament to lose.

Miscikowski already has a WSOP bracelet on his resume. He took down Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2014 World Series of Poker. Miscikowski is now on course to add a circuit ring to his many poker-related accomplishments.

Georgi Sandev, a Bulgarian playing from Poland, sits down at this final table in second place courtesy of his 91,184,776 chips, or 57 big blinds. Sandev is a regular in the WSOP online tournaments GGPoker hosts, but this is the first time he has navigated his way to a WSOP final table. previously, Sandev finished 25th in a $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller event for $45,582. Now he has a chance to win almost 15-times that sum!

Nikita "FatGerry" Kupchin, like Sandev, frequents the WSOP online events at GGPoker. Some 14 of his 16 cashes on his Hendon mob profile stem from these events. A 39th place finish, worth $4,691, in the 2020 The Closer event is the closest Kupchin has come to striking some poker gold. Is this the night the Russia gets his hands on some poker jewellery.

Four Players Representing Asian Countries

There is definitely an Asian flavor to this final table with four players hailing from the region. Chunyang "NanaPS" Hao of China is the best-placed of this trio thanks to amassing 77,442,740 chips (48.4 big blinds). Hao cashed in both the $400 COLOSSUS Online and $1,050 Pot-Limit Omaha events at GGPoker in 2021.

Hong Kong's Jifeng "Snakey" Huang is another player with a brace of online WSOP cashes to their name, although both their results came in $100 and $500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em events in 2020. Huang's 76,844,016 chips (48 big blinds) are enough for fifth-place at the restart.

"Giriri7" of Japan is something of an unknown quantity, but has every chance of changing that in this tournament. The Japanese grinder returns in seventh-place with a 58,330,909 stack (36.5 big blinds), so has some work ahead of them, but they reached this stage on merit.

Look at the bottom of the chip counts and you find Vu "Taicu" Tai of Vietnam. Tai cashed in the $400 COLOSSUS in 2021 and has repeated that feat in this $525 Main Event. Their 53,939,838 stack is worth 33.7, which places them ninth from nine, but they are not in any immediate danger when play resumes.

Sandwiched between the leaders and the shortest stacks are Rodrigo "SePico77" Presutti and Austria's "hamzes." Presutti returns to the battlefield armed with 69,449,391chips (43.4 big blinds), enough for sixth place. hamzes is the second-shortest stack with 57,633,470 chips (36 big blinds).

GGPoker is broadcasting the entire final table with cards-up coverage on January 15. Head to the online poker giant's YouTube channel from 6:00 p.m. GMT for live and exclusive coverage of the WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series Main Event final table.

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