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Ian “potamophobia” Matakis Among Four Recent WSOP Circuit Ring Winners at GGPoker


The 2021 World Series of Poker Super Circuit Online awarded four more gold rings last week at GGPoker

Ian “potamophobia” Matakis kicked off last week with a win in the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #12: $800 Pot Limit Omaha Championship for $87,386 while “NuttedDreams”, “Ficho”, and “RyutaroTY” will also have shiny new WSOP Circuit rings shipped to their homes after also winning big events.

Check out who won big last week in the WSOP Super Circuit Online and what’s still to come.

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Ian “potamophobia” Matakis Wins WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #12: $800 Pot Limit Omaha Championship ($87,386)

Ian “potamophobia” Matakis battled his way through 669 entries to win his first World Series of Poker Circuit Ring in Event #12: $800 Pot Limit Omaha Championship. The guarantee for this event was set at $250,000, but they more than doubled that with the 335 unique entries and 334 rebuys putting $508,440 into the prize pool.

While this is Matakis’ first win, he’s no stranger to online poker glory. He has more than $1 million in online cashes, with almost $900,000 of that from the GGPoker network. This score looks to be his second-biggest online score after a $330,467 2nd place finish in High Rollers Super MILLION$ $10K, $20M GTD [2-day event] in June of 2020.

Matakis has also racked up almost $500,000 in wins on the live circuit, with more than $90,000 in wins from WSOP events over 11 cashes live and online. His biggest live cash was just slightly bigger than today’s win at $100,417 for second place in $600 No Limit Hold’em – EpicStack (Event #67) at the 2019 DeepStack Championship Poker Series in Las Vegas.

Event #12: $800 Pot Limit Omaha Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ian “potamophobia” Matakis United States $87,386
2 Majki365 Slovakia $63,182
3 Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich United Kingdom $45,682
4 Pwndidi Austria $33,029
5 Natashenka Russia $23,880
6 Tim “BeardOilGuy” Rutherford Canada $17,266
7 Daniakak! Slovenia $12,484

“NuttedDreams” Wins the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #13: $210 Bounty 6-Max No Limit Hold’em ($51,285)

A dream came true for Austria’s “NuttedDreams” as this player claimed the 13th gold ring in the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series at GGPoker after shipping Event #13: $210 Bounty 6-Max No Limit Hold’em for $25,542 in prize money plus $25,743 in bounties for a total haul of $51,285.

“NuttedDreams” faced off against Israel’s “opener” heads-up for the title. The prizes between first and second place were similar and the big difference in the total haul came down to the final big bounty which was ultimately claimed by “NuttedDreams” leaving “opener” to collect $7,569 in bounties for a total prize of $33,047.

Luxembourg’s “futomaki” also finished on the podium with a third-place performance worth $26,344 including $7,770 in bounties.

Others scoring big at the final table included Frederic “KanielOutis” Normand (fourth – $14,726), “ChampakBhoomiya” (fifth – $12,309), “meimei555” (sixth – $9,401), and “PenangCKT” (seventh – $12,076).

The event itself was another success story for GGPoker with 3,156 entries generating a huge $631,200 prize pool to obliterate the $500,000 guarantee slapped on this event.

Event #13: $210 Bounty 6-Max No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Place Player Countr Prize Bounty Total Prize
1 NuttedDreams Austria $25,542 $25,743 $51,285
2 opener Israel $25,477 $7,569 $33,047
3 futomaki Luxembourg $18,574 $7,770 $26,344
4 Frederic “KanielOutis” Normand Canada $13,524 $1,202 $14,726
5 ChampakBhoomiya India $9,847 $2,462 $12,309
6 Meimei555 Taiwan $7,170 $2,231 $9,401
7 PenangCKT Malaysia $5,221 $6,855 $12,076

“Ficho” Wins the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #14: $77 LUCKY 7’s ($76,030)

Germany’s “Ficho” overcame a nearly 6:1 chip deficit to beat Ecuador’s “Lovejuoo” heads-up to win the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #14: $77 LUCKY 7’s for $76,030 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

“Lovejuoo” entered the final table with the chip lead and appeared to be cruising from coast to coast for the win. But “Ficho” won two quick hands during heads-up play while behind before winning the final one while ahead and “Lovejuoo” instead claimed the runner-up prize of $57,008.

Russia’s Danii “AllinFanLOL” Maksimchuk also finished on the podium and took home the third-place prize of $42,750.

The event itself was a massive success with 9,966 entries coming just 34 entries short of the event’s cap of 10,000 entries and generated a $705,991 prize pool to obliterate the $500,000 guarantee.

A total of 1,232 players collected at least a min-cash of $154 with many collecting much more including GGPoker Ambassador Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier who finished in 162nd place for $593.

Event #14: $77 LUCKY 7’s Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ficho Germany $76,030
2 Lovejuoo Ecuador $57,008
3 Danii “AllinFanLOL” Maksimchuk Russia $42,750
4 huanli8 Finland $32,058
5 Fox News Finland $24,040
6 SO LILLO Tunisia $18,027
7 w00ls Iceland $13,519
8 Anybody11 Austria $10,138
9 FreshHotdog Canada $7,602

“RyutaroTY” Wins the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #15: $400 PLOSSUS ($140,051)

It took just under eight hours for “RyutaroTY” to make their way through the Day 2 field of 445 and take down Event #15: $400 PLOSSUS, $1M GTD. The Japanese player took down the biggest portion of the $1,103,560 prize pool, pocketing $140,051 in addition to the World Series of Poker Circuit Ring.

“RyutaroTY” had to come back from a deficit when play was three-handed, as Canada’s “Potsticker” led the way with a huge stack. Three-handed play went on for quite a while, before “RyutaroTY” was able to double into the lead. It took nearly 40 more minutes before they finally eliminated “Potsticker” in third, and heads-up lasted a single hand with Belmiro Ribeiro falling in second in the very next hand.

The event itself was massive with 2,935 entries generating a $1,103,560 prize pool to smash the $1 million guarantee.

Event #16: $400 PLOSSUS Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 RyutaroTY Japan $140,051
2 Belmiro Ribeiro Brazil $101,258
3 Potsticker Canada $73,212
4 Aristeidis “karapepono” Moschonas Austria $52,934
5 v_Nistelrooy Russia $38,272
6 Ioannis Konstas Ireland $27,671
7 ken-PoLi Japan $20,007

This Week’s WSOP Super Circuit Online Schedule

There’s still plenty more to come in the final week, including the biggest WSOP Circuit Main Event ever with a buy-in of $525 and a $5M guarantee. The Main Event is running May 23-30, with the final table live streamed on June 5.

Date Day Time (EDT) Event Buy-in Guarantee
May 25 Tuesday 2:05 p.m. #16: $840 Bounty Hunters Championship $840 $1,000,000
May 29 Saturday 2:05 p.m. #17: $52.50 Ultra Deepstack Bounty Turbo NLHE $53 $250,000
May 30 Sunday 4:05 p.m. #18: $525 Main Event, $5M GTD [Day 2] $525 $5,000,000

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