Aram Oganyan Wins Two Blind Flips & Scores Double Elimination En Route to WPT Voyage Victory

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The third and final day of the WPT Voyage $5,000 Main Event saw the final nine players from a 293-entry field return to play down to a winner. Farid Jattin began the day as the chip leader, while reigning WPT World Champion Dan Sepiol was looking to follow up his $5.3 million win with a second title.

However, when the dust settled it was Aram Oganyan who emerged as the champion for $214,245 after a three-way deal with Carlo Basurto and Austin Srur.

“I feel amazing,” Oganyan told Vince Van Patten after the victory. “This is so fun. This is like unbelievable, won some flips at the end. Got some bluffs through and here we are we got our name on the trophy.”

WPT Voyage Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Aram Oganyan $214,245*
2 Carlo Basurto $202,885*
3 Austin Srur $188,670*
4 Farid Jattin $100,000
5 Dan Sepiol $75,000
6 Romula Dorea $55,000
7 Kasey Mills $42,000
8 Iman Dan $34,000
9 Marcelo Giordano $28,000

* Denotes three-way deal.

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Final Table Action

Kasey Mills
Kasey Mills

On the very first hand of the day, Marcelo Giordano bowed out after losing a flip with pocket tens to Sepiol’s suited Big Slick, which rivered a spade flush. On Hand #23, Iman Dan also fell at the hands of Sepiol, who turned a flush holding ace-seven to beat the former’s pocket fours.

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The short-stacked Kasey Mills bowed out eight hands later after moving all in under the gun with pocket fives only to run smack dab into Basurto’s pocket kings in the big blind. Mills’ exit in seventh place set up the official WPT final table of six, and soon after popular Brazilian vlogger Romulo Dorea hit the rail after shoving the small blind with king-nine suited and failing to overcome Jattin, who called from the big blind with ace-three.

Sepiol’s run came to an end in fifth place after he got his stack all in on the turn holding pocket queens on a ten-high board and was called by Jattin’s pocket eights. Jattin spiked a straight on the river and just like that Sepiol’s day came to an end.

Dan Sepiol
Dan Sepiol

Four-handed play lasted a while and proved to be a back-and-forth affair. Eventually, in Level 28 (75,000/125,000/125,000) Jattin four-bet jammed for 1.6 million with two red aces and was called by the king-queen of spades of Basurto. Jattin was way ahead until two red kings appeared on the flop to give Basurto trips.

“I always take someone asking to chop as a compliment, like, ‘Hey, I think you’re good at poker and I don’t think I have a big edge over you.’”

After Jattin’s departure in fourth place, the final three players worked a deal that saw them leave $31,400 to play for, which included a $10,400 seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship. The trio opted to blind flip for things, and Oganyan tripled up in the first. In the second, he held pocket deuces and flopped a set to score a double elimination and officially close out the WPT Voyage Main Event.

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“I feel like it’s nice to win it, but I still don’t 100% feel like I actually won it, because of the flipping,” Oganyan told the WPT after the tournament. “I feel like it would have been nice to play it out, and it would have felt more of like a real deal championship. But they wanted to chop it, and I always take someone asking to chop as a compliment, like, ‘Hey, I think you’re good at poker and I don’t think I have a big edge over you.’ So we just agreed to cut the variance down, flip for the championship and here we are.”

The WPT Voyage $5,000 Main Event may be over, but there is still plenty of poker action to be had on the Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady. That includes the $1,100 WPT Prime Voyage Championship, which will see all the survivors from three starting flights return for Day 2 action on Thursday. PokerNews will have a recap of that tournament upon its completion.

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Aram Oganyan
Aram Oganyan

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