Lithuania’s Paulius Plausinaitis recently shot into the spotlight with his $1.2 million win in the WSOPC 2020 $1,700 Main Event. For the average online or live poker fan, Plausinaitis’ name may not immediately ring a bell. This is because prior to 2017, most of his live MTT cashes came from competitions at the Genting Casino in Edinburgh.
First appearing on the radar when he reached the final table of Event #70 $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP during WSOP Online 2020, Plausinaitis eventually finished 8th and earned a payday of $210,079.
Even with this success, somehow no one took notice when he sold action for the final day of the $1,700 WSOP Winter Online Circuit Main Event. This worked out well for Plausinaitis in the end, as now he does not have to share his huge seven-figure score.
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From Lithuania to Macau
Plausinaitis has been playing poker since 2014, when he won a £5 buy-in competition amongst fellow students at the University of Edinburgh. His interest in poker was piqued, and he’s been grinding ever since. Born in Lithuania, Plausinaitis moved to the UK in 2013 and has been based in Macau for a while now.
“Playing against a tough competition has always appealed to me”
“I have played in London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas before Macau. Macau always offers the highest stakes and the most prolific players. There are many great players in Asia and they all come to compete in Macau. Playing against a tough competition has always appealed to me.”
To find out more, including Plausinaitis’ unusual reason for preferring mixed games and his thoughts on the Asian poker community, head on over to Natural8.
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