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Elio Fox Wins WPT Online $25,000 Super High Roller

American Poker Pro Outlasts A Field of 87 Entries To Win $565,500


The 32nd event of the World Poker Tour Online series being held on partypoker was a $25,500 buy-in super high roller no-limit hold’em event that featured a $2,000,000 guarantee. A total of 87 entries were made in the high-stakes event, creating a final prize pool of $2,175,000. After two days of action, it was two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Elio Fox who emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $565,500.

The final day began with eight players remaining, with 2019 European Poker Tour Barcelona €50,000 and €25,000 high roller champion Juan Pardo Dominguez beginning in the chip lead with 799,968. Fox started the day with 669,530, while and Pauli Äyräs’ 427,724 was good for third.

Andrii Novak began the day as the clear short stack and was the first to hit the rail after play resumed. He took home $76,125 as the eighth-place finisher. Christopher Hunichen was the next to hit the rail despite starting the day in fourth place. Hunichen cashed for $87,000, while his exit ensured that the remaining six players would all receive a six-figure payout in this event.

Timothy Adams has had an incredible run over the past few months. The Canadian pro had cashed for the most money of any player in the world in live poker tournaments before the circuit went on hold due to coronavirus, with more than $5.9 million earned through the first three-and-a-half months of 2020. Adams finished sixth in this tournament for $108,750.

Ireland’s Mark Davis (5th – $152,250) and Finland’s Samuel Vousden (4th – $195,750) were the next to be eliminated, leaving a three-handed grouping of Fox, Pardo Dominguez and Pauli Ayras, who recently cashed for $968,048 across the recent Poker Masters Online series. Ayras’s run in this event came to an end in third place, earning him another $282,750.

With Ayras out it came down to a heads-up showdown between start-of-day leader Pardo Dominguez and Fox. Pardo Dominguez ultimately settled for second place, earning $402,375 for his runner-up showing in this event.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Elio Fox $565,500
2 Juan Pardo Dominguez $402,375
3 Pauli Ayras $282,750
4 Samuel Vousden $195,750
5 Mark Davis $152,250
6 Timothy Adams $108,750
7 Christopher Hunichen $87,000
8 Andrii Novak $76,125