Season XVII of the World Poker Tour has been in full swing since August, but PokerGO picked up the action for the first time at the first-ever WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open final table. For years, WPT events have flourished in Florida and the seventh event of Season XVII was no different.
A nearly 900 player field crushed the $2,000,000 guarantee and when the dust settled, over $2.8 million was up for grabs. Some big names, including Loni Harwood, Joe McKeehen, Jonathan Jaffe, Major League Soccer player Brent Kallman notched top-fifty results. They missed out on the six-handed final table though, which was live streamed on PokerGO.
Moldovan-born Pavel Plesuv paced the final table into Wednesday morning’s broadcast and held the chip lead for nearly the entire final table. He conceded his advantage to Jim Gilbert for a few hands, but Plesuv never seemed to stumble en route to a WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open victory.
Much of Plesuv’s sprint to the winner’s circle was standard, but there were a few hands that proved he was not going to be denied his first WPT title.
That pressure extended Plesuv’s chip lead and eventually forced Gilbert to flip for his tournament life. Like most of the other meaningful pots he was involved in at the final table, Plesuv emerged victorious. He earned $504,820 for his WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open win and booked a spot in the $15,000 buy-in season-ending Tournament of Champions event.
Relive the final table on-demand on PokerGO and don’t miss next month’s World Poker Tour return, when the Five Diamond World Poker Classic final table streams live on December 15.