Elio Fox takes down the WPT Online $25,000 Super High Roller

Posted on: May 19, 2020 08:35 PDT

The long-time poker pro continues to show his expertise behind the felt

The first-ever edition of the World of Poker (WPT) Online series concluded its 32nd event, the $25,500 buy-in Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event with a $2 Million guarantee. This high-stakes event reported a total of 87 entries for a final prize pool of $2,175,000, and the one who emerged victorious with the title is two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Elio Fox, who took home the top prize of $565,500.

The final day of this event had only eight players remaining, including the two-event winner of the European Poker Tour Barcelona, Juan Pardo Dominguez, who had the chip lead with 799,968 chips. Fox started second that day in chip count with 669,530, and the third place was Pauli Äyräs, who started with 427,724 chips.

Unfortunately, Andrii Novak began the day with the shortest stack, which he was unable to overcome and was the first to hit the rail once the tournament resumed. As the eighth-place finisher, he collected a prize of $76,125. The next one leaving the table was Christopher Hunichen, despite the fact that he started the day with the fourth-largest chip stack. Hunichen collected the seventh-place prize for $87,000. After him, all remaining players were up for a six-figure payout.

The sixth position was for Timothy Adams, who has had a great performance over the past few months. He collected close to $5.9 million in tournament earnings in just the first three and a half months of 2020, right before the coronavirus pandemic put all live poker action on hold. Ireland’s Mark Davis and Finland’s Samuel Vousden finished in the fifth and fourth places, respectively. The final spots had Fox, Pardo Dominguez and Äyräs running for the first position. Äyräs finished third and got $282,750. Pardo Dominguez ultimately settled for second place, earning $402,375.