Online MTT Round Up: Mighall Wins WPT Main as WCOOP Finales Get Underway

September 21st, 2020 | by Greg Shaun

It’s been a busy few days in the online MTT world with WPT winners and WCOOP hopefuls taking their place in the spotlight.

Phil Mighall WPT winner

Phil Mighall has emerged as one of the biggest winners in recent weeks after taking down the $10 million WPT World Online Championships main event. (Image: Flickr/WPT)

Leading the way with a win in the WPT’s $10,300 main event was Phil Mighall. The Brit banked $1,550,298 after beating allcomers in the $10 million guaranteed MTT.

Although he had almost $500,000 in live earnings before the finale, Mighall was a proverbial underdog. However, as the likes of Dan Smith, Ali Imsirovic, and Dzmitry Urbanovich fell by the wayside, Mighall stood strong to win his first WPT title.

Mighall Comes Through Tough WPT Final Table

When the final table got underway on September 16, Damian Salas led the way. However, it was Partypoker’s Urbanovich who was the main threat. The high-stakes pro has won millions online and live but couldn’t add another title to his glittering résumé.

A bad beat with A-K saw him hit the rail in sixth place for $277,014. With the toughest player out, it was time for Mighall to make his run for the title.

As the others dropped out, a deal between Mighall and Teun Mulder preceded the heads-up battle. The two players agreed to a chop that gave them just short of $1.4 million each. That left $154,000 and the WPT World Online Championships Main Event title to play for.

With the talking done, a back-and-forth tussle broke out before a  final flourish of action from the tournament to an end (see video above).

A series of bets and calls led Mighall to move all-in with the board showing 9♠A♦J♥8♥. Mulder called with pocket aces but saw the bad news when his opponent showed T♠7♦.

The 2♠ completed the board and meant Mighall’s straight was enough to take the final pot. With that, the WPT World Online Championships Main Event was over and Phil Mighall was the latest champion.

WPT World Online Championships $10,300 Main Event Result

1 – Phil Mighall – $1,550,298*

2 – Teun Mulder – $1,396,968*

3 – Damian Salas – $814,663

4 – Blaz Zerjav – $552,006

5 – Victor Simionato – $391,257

6 – Dzmitry Urbanovich – $277,014

7 – Bert Stevens – $194,112

8 – Akseli Paalanen – $153,672

9 – Laszlo Molnar – $127,386

*Denotes a deal.

WCOOP Mains to Giveaway Millions

At the same time the WPT World Online Championships was wrapping up, PokerStars moved into the final stretch of its 2020 WCOOP. The three main events got underway on September 20 and two breached their guarantees.

The Low ($55) WCOOP main event welcomed over 36,000 entrants, meaning the $1.25 million guarantee was beaten by more than $500,000. It was a similar story in the Medium ($530) WCOOP main event. 6,550 entrants pushed the prizepool beyond its $2 million guarantee to $3.4 million+.

The High ($5,200) WCOOP main event hasn’t managed to breach its guarantee. However, with a share of $10 million up for grabs, those left in the mix can still win the title and more than $1.5 million when the final cards have fallen.


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