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Jeppsson Wins First Online WSOPC Ring and $213,928
Swedish pro Christian Jeppsson won his first online WSOPC ring last week plus $213,928 in prize money.
GGPoker is hosting the WSOP Winter Circuit Online festival. The $100 million guaranteed features 18 World Series of Poker Circuit ring-awarding events. Jeppsson locked up one of those in Event #3, the $3,000 Deepstack event.
Some 504 players bought in for $3,000 in an attempt to secure an online WSOPC ring. Only 80 of those players cashed with a min-cash weighing in at $5,355. Antoine Saout was one of the first players to finish inside the money after the bubble burst.
Moldavian grinder “onlyone20” burst the final table bubble. Their 10th place finish resulted in a $17,634 cash hitting their account.
Final Table Set in Third Online WSOPC Ring Event
The final table was a star-studded affair that any of the nine finalists could have won. “Hessinator” dusted off their stack in ninth-place, ending their quest for an online WSOPC ring.
Eighth place and $32,565 went to Sweden’s Anton Wigg. Wigg jammed all-in preflop with pocket nines and lost to the ace-jack of Laurynas Levinskas.
Grant Ellis of Canada was the next to fall. Grand pushed all-in for 12 big blinds with pocket fives. Sosia Jiang re-shoved in the small blind with what turned out to be pocket aces! The five community cards ran out void of drama and the tournament lost another player.
Canada-based player David Fernandez crashed out in sixth place for $57,909. Fernandez started the final ninth in chips but laddered up the payouts. His final hand saw his queen-jack fail to get there against Jeppsson’s ace-ten.
Fernandez’s seat hadn’t even gone cold when the tournament lost another star. Kristen Bicknell lost a massive pot a few hands before her exit and got the last of her chips in with queen-jack. Levinskas called Bicknell’s shove with ace-four to end her quest for an online WSOPC ring.
The tournament became an all-male affair with the elimination of Jiang in fourth. Jeppson open-shoved on the button with Ad-9c and Jiang called all-in from the big blind with Ts-Td. An ace on the flop of the 6d-5d-Ah-8c-2d board sent Jiang to the rail.
Heads-Up Set, Jeppsson Leads Almost 2:1
Talented Lithuanian Levinskas crashed and burned in third place. He came unstuck after a clash with Jeppsson didn’t go to plan. Levinskas jammed 14 big blinds into the middle with king-three. Jeppsson called with ace-eight and paired both his cards.
That left Jeppsson with a 13,238,329 to 6,921,671 chip advantage over Daan Mulders.
Mulders drew level which prompted the pair to strike a deal. The deal left no prize money to win, only the online WSOP ring. Jeppsson won several pots in succession before the final hand took place.
A limp from Mulders with Ac-7d, Jeppsson jammed with Kh-Qd and Mulders called. Mulders stayed ahead on the 5c-6h-6d flop but fell behind on the Qs turn. The 3d landed on the river to bust Mulders in second-place and gift the title to Jeppsson.
WSOPC #3: $3,000 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em Championship Final Table Results
|4||Sosia Jiang||New Zealand||$102,979|
*reflects a heads-up deal
This victory is the latest in a long line for Jeppsson. It comes only seven months after he won the WPT World Online Championship Main Event for $923,786.
Jeppsson has been around for years, crushing online poker like a true great. The Swede is showing no signs of slowing down despite being around for more than a decade.