The WPT Caribbean Main Event ended on Wednesday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana with Scotland’s Niall Farrell winning his first WPT title and the $335,000 first-place prize. The former EPT champion and one of his country’s most profitable poker players has now more than $3.1 million in lifetime live tournament earnings. The Scottish poker player with a law degree also has two runner-up finishes at the World Series of Poker. Farrell’s this main event victory also gave him a seat in the season-ending Tournament of Champions to be played at Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
Played across 5 days, the WPT Caribbean Main Event attracted 323 entries, creating a prize pool of $1,456,892. On Wednesday, the six-handed final table was formed around noon with Farrell being as one of the short stacks, holding just 20 big blinds. Six-handed table began with Anthony Augustino as the chip lead with 3,435,000 in chips and it took only 74 hands to announce the winner of the event.
Starting as short-stacked at the six-handed play, Farrell managed to improve to gain momentum. After Eliminating Augustino in 3rd place, Farrell entered the heads-up with Troy Quenneville. Since Farrell had substantial chip lead, he needed only one hand to knock out his opponent Quenneville.
On the final hand, Farrell holding Ac-5d moved all in and his opponent holding Ks-Js called for his last 1,540,000 in chips. The board came Ah-Kh-7s-Qd-6d, giving Farrel a better pair to win the title and first place prize $335,000. Quenneville ended it up collecting the second-place payout of $220,000.
The chip lead at the start of final table Anthony Augustino finished in the 3rd place to collect $140,000 for his performance. Colin Moffatt earned $105,392 for his 4th-place finish. Yiannis Liperis finished in the 5th place for $80,000. Stephen Woodhead ended it up in the 6th place, taking home $66,000.