2022 888poker XL Winter Series
WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $525
Prize Pool $200,000
Players 359

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 70,000 / 140,000
Ante 17,500

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9
WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event
Day 2 Completed

"Korpisoturi2" Wins WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event for $40,540

elron66 • Level 41: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

The first event of the WPTDS is now complete, and "Korpisoturi2" of Finland took down the big prize of $40,540. They battled through 293 entries in WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event over the two days to emerge victoriously.

The Finnish player was one of three players to get to the final table with more than a million chips, but they just barely made it there with 1,014,162 coming into the final day. Second place finisher "Tedson89" came in with 1,657,387 chips for second place to start the day, but couldn't withstand the Finnish thrust during heads-up play.

In fact, it looked to be a short heads-up when "Tedson89" took an early big lead after turning a straight, but it turned into a real battle, with both players holding the lead several times, and each at-risk several times.

WPTDS #1 - $200,000 Opening Event Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Korpisoturi2Finland$40,540
2Tedson89United Kingdom$29,300
3DosPoochiesCanada$21,300
4Gprovinz6Germany$15,420
5okokok1893Malta$11,180
6TOMASTIDRomania$8,160
7r4ndomr4gsSweden$5,960
8Michael "HyperX." SkeldonUnited Kingdom$4,380
9JohanSchultzDenmark$3,220

Action of the Day

Just nine players came back for the final table on Day 2, but the day went very quickly. The first elimination was on the second hand of the day, and within the first 30 minutes, it was four-handed.

Things slowed down a bit from there, with "Korpisoturi2" and "Tedson89" trading the lead for another half-hour or so until start-of-day chip leader "Gprovinz6" ended their day in 4th place.

Canadian "DosPoochies", who had a massive lead at one point early in the final table after doing a lot of the early carnage, went out shortly thereafter in third by losing a race.

That set up an epic heads-up battle that took more than an hour to complete. It was a see-saw affair that saw both players with legitimate chances to win and lose the match, but it finally ended when "Korpisoturi2" turned trips to crack the aces of "Tedson89" for the win.

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"Tedson89" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($29,300)

elron66 • Level 41: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

After "Korpisoturi2" edged ahead in the stacks taking a few small pots without showdown, it all ended on a huge hand that saw the aces of "Tedson89" cracked. After "Korpisoturi2" limped in with {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} "Tedson89" raised {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} to 3 big blinds.

"Korpisoturi2" called to the {6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop, then bet 3.1bb on the {6-Hearts} turn. "Tedson89" check-called to the {9-Hearts} river, where they check-called for their stack.

"Tedson89": {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
"Korpisoturi2": {k-Spades}{6-Clubs}

"Korpisoturi2" turned trips to crack the aces, and send "Tedson89" to the rail in 2nd place.

Korpisoturi2 fi
Korpisoturi2
fi 5,860,000 2,560,000
Tedson89 gb
Tedson89
gb Busted
Level:
41
Blinds:
70,000/140,000
Ante:
17,500

Ace-high Holds to put "Tedson89" back on Top

elron66 • Level 40: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

It all went in before the flop with "Tedson89" holding {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs} against {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for "Korpisoturi2". "Korpisoturi2" was looking for a queen or a ten to end the tournament, but the board of {3-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Spades} let the ace-high hold for a double and the lead.

Tedson89 gb
Tedson89
gb 3,876,000 1,728,000
Korpisoturi2 fi
Korpisoturi2
fi 3,300,000 -1,728,000

"Korpisoturi2" Takes Lead

elron66 • Level 40: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

"Korpisoturi2" raised to 2.1 big blinds and got called to the {2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop. "Tedson89" checked the straight draw with {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, then raised the 1.5bb bet to 3.9bb. However, they mucked with "Korpisoturi2" shoved top pair with {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and "Korpisoturi2" took over the chip lead.

Korpisoturi2 fi
Korpisoturi2
fi 4,116,000 746,000
Tedson89 gb
Tedson89
gb 3,096,000 -714,000
Level:
40
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

"Korpisoturi2" Nearing Even

elron66 • Level 39: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

"Korpisoturi2" is near even now after getting "Tedson89" to fold the best hand in a big pot. "Tedson89" raised and "Korpisoturi2" called pre-flop, and "Korpisoturi2" check-called a 1 big blind bet on the {8-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} flop.

The {3-Hearts} turn got checks from both players, but "Korpisoturi2" fired 8.2 bigs on {8-Spades} river with {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and got "Tedson89" to fold pocket deuces.

Tedson89 gb
Tedson89
gb 3,810,000 -1,080,000
Korpisoturi2 fi
Korpisoturi2
fi 3,370,000 1,080,000

"Korpisoturi2" Holding On

elron66 • Level 39: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

"Korpisoturi2" is holding on with about 20 bigs after a couple hands where they flopped the best pair over "Tedson89", but "Tedson89" is still in control with more than twice the chips.

Tedson89 gb
Tedson89
gb 4,890,000 218,000
Korpisoturi2 fi
Korpisoturi2
fi 2,290,000 -158,000