First Two APAT WCOAP Champions Crowned in Truly Global Series

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The 2022 Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) World Championship Of Amateur Poker (WCOAP) is underway and has already crowned two of its champions online at partypoker. The WCOAP is a truly global affair, as the final table of WCOAP #01 8-Max KO: $40K Gtd showed, with six different countries represented in the nine seats.

Day 1 of the opening event saw 705 players buy in for $55 and fight it out for their share of the $40,000 prize pool. The top 119 finishers won a slice of the main prize pool, but dozens more saw some prize money hit their partypoker accounts thanks to the PKO format of this exciting event.

Popular APAT member Adam Bromley put together an impressive run, but it ended in a 13th place finish, just shy of the final table. Bromley banked $261 for his efforts.

Nobody at the nine-handed final table would take home less than $450, with bounties included, for their efforts. Abid Rahman crashed out in ninth for $468 before Tomas Patka of Austria fell by the wayside and receive a $450 payout.

Seventh-place and $900, the last three-figure sum of the night, went to Guilherme Magaldi of Brazil, before Benjamin Sweetman and Andre Correia ran out of luck and made their way to the sidelines with $1,176 and $1,228 in tow.

German grinder Miroslaw Laborowski busted in fourth for $2,253, and heads-up was set when Hristo Dimitrov reeled in the $1,986 third-place prize from his home in Bulgaria.

Giorgi Galdavadze of Georgia and Peter Denly of the United Kingdom tangled in a one-on-on battle. The main prize pool awarded both players more than $2,770 but the final bounty payment was also four figures and most definitely worth fighting for. In the end, it was Galdavadze who receive that final, chunky bounty, which weighed in at $2,341. This lead to a total prize of $5,117 for the first APAT WCOAP champion of the series and a $3,536 consolation prize for the first runner-up.

WCOAP #01 8-Max KO: $40K Gtd Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Giorgi Galdavadze Georgia $2,341 $2,776 $5,117
2 Peter Denly United Kingdom $765 $2,771 $3,536
3 Hristo Dimitrov Bulgaria $140 $1,846 $1,986
4 Miroslaw Laborowski Germany $1,048 $1,205 $2,253
5 Andre Correia Brazil $398 $830 $1,228
6 Benjamin Sweetman United Kingdom $531 $645 $1,176
7 Guilherme Magaldi Brazil $420 $480 $900
8 Tomas Patka Austria $64 $386 $450
9 Abid Rahman United Kingdom $158 $310 $468

Vozilanov Takes Down the PLO8 Event

Artem Vozilanov of Kazakhstan can call himself an APAT WCOAP champion after he triumphed over 138 opponents in the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event.

Five of the finalists in this event hailed from the United Kingdom, including APAT regular Tristan Chaplin, who finished in sixth for a $293 addition to his bankroll. Chaplin’s exit saw the remaining British players fall by the wayside in succession.

Graham Clarkson, Scott Highfield, and Anthony Foux busted out, leaving Antony Ross as the last remaining Union Jack in the tournament. Ross couldn’t quite get the job done heads-up, and his tournament ended in a second-place finish worth $1,016, leaving Vozilanov to become the tournament’s champion and the recipient of $1,454.

WCOAP #02 PLO8: $7,500 Gtd Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Artem Vozilanov Kazakhstan $1,454
2 Antony Ross United Kingdom $1,016
3 Anthony Foux United Kingdom $722
4 Scott Highfield United Kingdom $495
5 Graham Clarkson United Kingdom $366
6 Tristan Chaplin United Kingdom $293
7 Josef Schnoell Austria $242

Upcoming APAT WCOAP Events

Nine more APAT WCOAP online events are coming at you between June 21 and June 26. The 6-Max event started on June 20 and saw 10 players from the 352 starters make it through to Day 2. They return to the action at 20:05 BST on June 21 to fight it out for a $4,131 top prize and the title of champion.

2022 World Championship Of Amateur Poker Online Schedule

Date Time (BST) Event Buy-in
Tue 21 Jun 20:05 WCOAP #04 FLHE: $2.5K Gtd $55
20:05 WCOAP #05 PLO8 KO: $7.5K Gtd $55
Wed 22 Jun 20:05 WCOAP #06 6-Max KO: $40K Gtd $55
Thu 23 Jun 20:05 WCOAP #07 Mix-Max KO: $25K Gtd $55
20:05 WCOAP #08 PLO: $7.5K Gtd $55
Fri 24 Jun 20:05 WCOAP #09 7-Max Turbo $10K Gtd $55
Sat 25 Jun 20:05 WCOAP #10 7-Max Turbo KO: $20K Gtd $55
Sun 26 Jun 20:05 WCOAP #11 8-Max Championship: $75K Gtd $109
20:05 WCOAP #12 PLO KO: $10K Gtd $55
20:05 Online Day 1 for Main Event £125

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