Elio Fox Takes Down $25K Super High Roller at WPT Online Series

Last Updated on May 19, 2020 Author:Gabrielle Monet

Elio FoxElio Fox emerged victorious in one of the biggest events of the WPT Online Series.

The American poker pro topped a field of 87 entries to take down the $25,000 Super High Roller for a top prize of $565,500. The two-day action attracted some of the world’s best high-stakes players, generating a final prize pool of $2,175,000.

The 87-entry field was reduced to just eight overnight, with Sam Greenwood failing to earn a spot in the final table after bubbling in ninth place. The eight remaining players were guaranteed to take home $75K regardless of the outcome.

The final day began with Spanish poker pro Juan Pardo Dominguez leading the chips. Andrii Novak was the first player to bust, finishing eighth for $76,125. He was followed by Christopher Hunichen, who ended his bid in seventh place for $87,000.

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With Hunichen’s exit, the final six players were poised to win six-figure payouts. Canadian poker pro Timothy Adams became the first to receive that, earning $108,750 for his sixth-place finish. 2020 got off to a good start for Adams, who already amassed $5.9 million in live tournament winnings over the course of just three months.

Irish player Mark Davis would bust next, finishing fifth for $152,250, followed by Finland’s Samuel Vousden who finished fourth for $195,750. Pauli Ayras settled for third place with $282,750, but this pales in comparison to his impressive $900K run at the recently-concluded Poker Masters Online on partypoker.

Fox and Dominguez battled it out in heads-up play, with the start-of-day chip leader Dominguez ultimately settling for second place, winning $402,375. Fox triumphed in the event to capture his biggest ever online cash. He followed in the footsteps of Charlie Carrel who also topped the first $25K SHR event last week for $600K.

Among high-profile players who missed out were two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Kahle Burns, top NLHE poker pro David Peters, high-stakes regular Mikita Badziakouski, Ludovic Geilich of Team partypoker, and 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino.

Other Big Winners

Among other big winners in the ongoing online series is Germany’s Wiktor Malinowski who won the $10,300 High Roller, Russian poker pro Viktor Ustimov who won two events so far, the $1,050 Mix-Max Turbo Bounty and the $500K-guaranteed 8-Max event, as well as Norbert Szecsi who took down the $5,200 High Roller and Giuseppe Iadisernia who won the $2,650 buy-in Bounty Hunter.

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