MSPT United States Poker Championship partypoker MILLIONS North Cyprus 2021 MICOOP 2021 NJCOOP 2021 PACOOP
Event #9: $530 WPT500 Knockout

Event Info

Buy-in $530
Prize Pool $1,000,000
Players 2126

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 9
Event #9: $530 WPT500 Knockout
Day 3 Completed

Alexandros Theologis Wins WPT500 Knockout for $115,068

Alexandros Theologis
Alexandros Theologis

Alexandros Theologis has won the WPT500 Knockout for combined cash and bounty prizes of $11,068.

After coming into the day second in chips, he navigated his way through a tumultuous final table before dominating proceedings three-handed to walk away with the top honours.

Viacheslav Zaslavski would have to settle for second place, with Daniel Colpoys producing a stellar final table display to ladder from start-of-day short stack to third.

WPT500 Knockout Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountyCashTotal Payout (USD)
1Alexandros TheologisAustria$50,890$64,178$115,068
2Viacheslav ZaslavskiRussia$11,521$64,070$75,591
3Daniel ColpoysMexico$7,949$41,259$49,208
4Arseniy MalinovRussia$21,271$27,133$48,404
5Ilia PlaxinRussia$2,820$18,362$21,182
6Yulian BogdanovBulgaria$10,127$13,953$24,080
7Patrick BrooksUnited Kingdom$2,023$10,092$12,115
8Alexandros KoloniasMalta$6,624$8,004$14,628
9Alexandru BaronCanada$10,244$66,243$76,487

Final Table Recap

There was an early double-up for Patrick Brooks to kickstart the WPT500 Knockout final table, with his pocket pair holding against Alexandru Baron who became the first elimination in ninth place.

Arseniy Malinov had held the overnight chip lead, but fell back somewhat after doubling up Ilia Plaxin. However he stormed back to become the first player over 300 million in chips, and would boost his chip lead further with the elimination of Alexandros Kolonias in eighth.

Viacheslav Zaslavski would soon take over the chip lead after winning a pot versus Malinov and would move further ahead after eliminating Brooks and Yulian Bogdanov shortly after the first break of the day.

The short stack was Plaxin, who was some way adrift of the other players. Malinov sent him to the rail in fifth place and the four remaining players dug in for a deep stack battle. Stacks would level out, albeit with Zaslavski still in the lead, but momentum would swing the way of Alexandros Theologis after he rivered a straight against the two pair of Zaslavski to move into the lead for the first time.

Start-of-day chip leader Malinov would fall in a flip versus Theologis, who quickly went about extending his chip advantage. Daniel Colpoys had done expertly well to ladder from start-of-day short stack, but would be eliminated in third place as Theologis took a more than 4:1 chip lead into heads-up.

The battle between Theologis and Zaslavski was a one-sided affair, with Zaslavski never able to claw back any ground on his opponent. Eventually, the Russian called an all in for what was at the time his las four big blinds and was dominated. He received no help, and Theologis was crowned the champion.

WPT World Online Championship Schedule

All eyes are now on the $5,300 WPT World Online Championships Main Event, with two more starting flights. The next one gets underway on September 12 with plenty of satellites available, including a 50x $5,300 seat guaranteed Mega Satellite at 4:05 p.m. BST on September 12. It costs $530 to enter, but you can play your way into it from only $0.01. in the partypoker client.

Sunday, September 1219:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 1C$5,300$5,000,000
Monday, September 1316:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 1 Turbo$5,300$5,000,000
Monday, September 1319:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 2-$5,000,000
Tuesday, September 1419:05WPT #07 Main Event Day 3-$5,000,000
Event #9: $530 WPT500 Knockout
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