Aram Oganyan Wins First-Ever WPT® Voyage Championship for $214,245

Aram Oganyan topped the $5,000 WPT Voyage Championship event to claim his first World Poker Tour® title.

WPT Staff
Apr 3, 2024

Aram Oganyan with World Poker Tour cast WPT Voyage Championship

Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady (April 3, 2024) After four days of sailing on the WPT® Voyage, a new WPT Champion has been crowned. Aram Oganyan topped the $5,000 WPT Voyage Championship event to claim his first World Poker Tour® title, a spot on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, and $214,245, which includes a seat in the 2024 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.

“I feel amazing. This is so fun. This is unbelievable. I won some flips at the end, got some bluffs through, and here we are. We got our name on the trophy. RIP Mike, the legend,” said Oganyan following his victory. “I thought poker on a cruise would be an amazing thing, and it is so amazing… everyone should do it.”

Sporting a $1 million guaranteed prizepool, the WPT Voyage Championship generated a surplus total of $1,347,800 in prize money. There were 293 entrants, and the top 37 finishers were awarded with a payout. The final three players agreed to an ICM chop, adjusting the remaining payouts, before playing for the WPT honors.

“The Championship event of WPT Voyage did not disappoint,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “What a sight it was to see such a prominent group of players battle on board a world-class Virgin Voyages ship. In the end, we congratulated Aram for his achievement in joining the WPT Champions Club.”

Carlo Basurto finished as the runner-up, claiming an ICM payout of $202,885. Austin Srur claimed third place with an ICM payout of 188,670. The other final tablists were Farid Jattin (4th place – $100,000), 2023 WPT World Championship Champion Dan Sepiol (5th place – $75,000), and Romulo Dorea (6th place – $55,000).

Other notable players to cash were WPT Champions Masato Yokosawa (10th place), Tyler Patterson (13th place) and Frederic Normand (16th place). WPT Champion and Commentator Tony Dunst (17th place), WPT Ambassador Andrew Neeme (19th place), and the 2022 WPT World Championship Champion Eliot Hudon (22nd place).

Next up on the WPT Main Tour is the $3,500 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship event. The tournament runs April 19-23 and boasts a whooping $3 million guarantee. One day before the Championship event begins, WPT Ambassador Brad Owen will host a Meet-Up Game in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood poker room.

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