Jifeng Huang aka ‘Snakey’ recently became the latest World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion after shipping the WSOP Online Winter Series Main Event (ME). The Hong Kong-based player clinched the $525 WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series ME title on GGPoker. Huang had a payday of $664,725. The ME winner defeated former WSOP bracelet winner David Misickowski to win the coveted WSOP circuit ring.
The Winter Series ME attracted a total of 14,235 players, who battled hard for the top prize. The advertised guarantee of $5 million was also crushed and the final prize pool stood at $7,117,500. The top nine players who made it to the final table (FT) fetched $2.5 million alone.
The first casualty on the FT was Nikita Kupchin aka ‘FatGerry.’ The Russian had a payday of$66,472. Kupchin was followed by Vietnamese player Vu Tai aka ‘Taicu,’ who departed at the eighth spot with the highest five-figure prize money of $88,642. It was a fairly decent run for Tai considering the player had the shortest stack on the FT.
With Tai’s departure, all the players were now assured of six-figure prize money. The seventh-place went to Chinyang Hao aka ‘NanaPS’ for $118,206. Next in line was Japan’s ‘Giriri7,’ who finished in sixth place for a payday of $157,630. Austrian player ‘hamzes,’ who had the second shortest stack, followed at the fifth spot for $210,203.
Georgi Sandev exited in fourth place for a decent $280,311. Next to leave was Rodrigo Presutti aka ‘SePico77’ who departed at the third place setting the heads-up between Miscikowski and Huang. Presutti cashed $373,801.
Finally, Huang beat Miscikowski in the heads-up to claim a pay jump of $166,253 and the WSOP circuit ring. Miscikowski, who’s a WSOP bracelet winner, finished at the runner-up spot for $498,472 at this event.
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