Sergiy Yashchur Takes Down the WPT Pro Hunt Event on partypoker 17 Aug

Ukraine’s Sergiy Yashchur is not only a WPT World Online Championships champion, but he is set to play for a share of a $5 million guaranteed prize pool for free after he triumphed in the WPT Pro Hunt event this weekend. It was the opening event of the WPT World Online Championships that returned to partypoker.
Yashchur was one of 1,374 partypoker players who bought in for $33 and the chance to become a WPT champion. The WPT Pro Hunt is an extra special event not only because it gives players the chance to play with some of poker’s superstars for only $33, but more than a dozen of those stars sat down with additional bounties on their heads. A $109 WPTWOC Main Event Day 1A Satellite ticket was the extra prize on each of the preselected pro’s heads.

Team partypoker’s Louise Butler was the special bounty player who went the deepest in the WPT Pro Hunt tournament. Butler navigated her way to an impressive 23rd place finish. The Irish starlet’s elimination left one extra prize to play for: the eventual champion would walk away with a $5,300 WPTWOC Main Event seat for free!
Having the $5,300 seat added to first place left made the payouts more top-heavy, resulting in the nine finalists going all out for the victory.
That did not quite go to plan for Brazilian duo Fernando Lima and Felipe Francisco Ferraz because they were the first two finalists to bow out.
Pieter Theelen, Toni Ihalinen, and Jack Morris follow the Samba stars to the sidelines; the latter’s exit locked in a four-figure main prize pool prize for the surviving four players.

Two Russian players fell by the wayside in fourth and third place. Vitaliy Pavlov and Konstantin Kostyakov being those players. This left Yashcur heads-up against Danish grinder Laust Mejer Nielsen in a battle for the now substantial bounty, plus that all-important Main Event ticket.
Yaschur defeated his final opponent and became a WPT champion. Yaschur’s $2,596 prize was bolstered by a $2,736 bounty payment plus a free seat to the $5 million guaranteed WPTWOC Main Event! The runner-up headed into the night with a combined prize weighing in at $3,468.
It is an incredible result for Yaschur, who can usually be found frequenting our freeroll and centroll tournaments. Here is hoping the Ukrainian can run hot in the upcoming Main Event.

WPT Pro Hunt Final Table Results







Sergiy Yashchur





Laust Mejer Nielsen





Konstantin Kostyakov





Vitaliy Pavlov





Jack Morris

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Toni Ihalinen





Pieter Theelen





Felipe Francisco Ferraz





Fernando Lima