2023 The first SSOP stage in 2019 appears to have an owner already. With four confirmed stages throughout the year and a leaderboard honoring its most consistent players, SSOP has seen the breakout of one of its most iconic names. Member Wilson Massarenti got off to a strong start and added another title to Thursday’s game.
Wilson is the overall winner of the tournament’s High Roller One-Day VIP event with the highest live buy-in. And won his second title in the series in just two race days. In the SSOP opener, Wilson defeated his partner Beto Cavadas in a PLO5 Super KO to claim his first trophy of the series.
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This time, players from Bahia prevailed over more select players. The competition had 17 participants with a total value of R$ 2,000, a figure that exceeded the guaranteed deposit of R$ 30,000. Overtaking all players, Wilson secured his second win and added R$14,250 to his bankroll with the win.
This victory came after unexpected events. Wilson had only five blinds in the heads-up match against Gianfranco Martins, but he ran well and turned things around, relying on a lot of luck. In short, he doubled the first pot by hitting his opponent’s 82 x AQ flush.
He then got a split pot at the unlikely 22 x 33, the table showed J9QJQ and finally, he folded again from Q5 x KT for a full house. Inspired, he managed to turn Gianfranco around and became a two-time stage champion in two days.
See final table prizes:
1 – Wilson Massarenti – $14,250 2 – Gianfranco Martins – $8,550 3 – Junior Rodrigues – $8,550