Peruvian Diego Ventura Captures 2020 CPP Online Main Event for $879,894
The 2020 Caribbean Poker Party (CPP) Online has finally come to a close this week and among the biggest winners in the massive festival was Diego Ventura. The Peruvian poker pro took down the CPP Online Main Event for $879,894. Ventura outclassed a massive field of 1,037 entries and dominated a stacked final table to secure the title.
Ventura led the chips early in the $5,300 buy-in event and while he fell behind at some point, he managed to bounce back and hold on to his lead through to the end. Nine players reached the final table, but three of them did not manage to make it to the first scheduled break after being eliminated during the initial stages of the final battle.
Final Table Results
The first three players to bust out of the game were Ukraine’s Pavlo Kolinkovskyi (9th for $65,331), the UK’s Jonathan Proudfoot (8th for $78,812), and Mexico’s Enrico Camosci (7th for $99,552). Less than an hour after Camosci’s exit, it was time for Aleksejs Ponakovs to go. The Estonian player fell in 6th place for $142,069 after losing his queen-jack to Ventura’s ace-jack.
High-stakes pro Isaac Haxton was the most-accomplished player in the final table, but he failed to advance further after being eliminated in fifth place following a coin flip with Canada’s Grayson Ramage. Haxton took home $200,659 for his efforts. The next player to leave the table was fellow Canadian Philippe D’Auteuil who lost all of his remaining chips to the eventual winner.
D’Auteuil walked away with $283,101 for his 4th place finish.
Ventura went on to eliminate Lithuanian poker pro Dominykas Mikolaitis when the latter three-bet all in with ace-nine against Ventura’s flopped Broadway. Mikolaitis finished 3rd for $417,807, leaving Ventura and Ramage in heads-up play.
Ventura Wins With Two Pair
Diego Ventura held the chip lead going into the one-on-one battle. The initial action was intense as both players were determined to scoop the top spot. After grappling with each other for around 45 minutes, the concluding hand eventually took place when Ramage raised from the button holding pocket queens, and Ventura called with ten-eight.
The flop favored Ventura, and with two pair, he check-raised Ramage’s continuation bet but the latter responded with a re-raise of his own. That prompted a call from Ventura, bringing a deuce on the turn. He then check-called another bet from Ramage. A seven fell on the river, Ramage jammed and Ventura again check called. Ventura’s two pair prevailed, taking him to victory.
Ramage settled for second place with $631,636 in winnings.