The second edition of the WPT Tournament of Champions attracted 66 players, generating a $1,090,000 in the total prize pool. The $381,500 was set aside for the winner, along with a flashy car from Audi. In the end, it was Daniel Weinman who outlasted the entire field and emerged the winner for $381,500 along with a brand new 2018 Audi S5. “I feel incredible. This is such a tough tournament, to come out on top is super special.” Weinman expressed his feeling after the big money victory.
By day 1 end, there were just 30 players left in contention and as the second day drew to close Stefan Schillhabel eventually hit the rail in 7th place, leaving all players for the final table which includedbig names of Mizrachi and Seidel, David Ormsby, Daniel Santoro, Dylan Wilkerson, etc. Although Daniel Weinman had the chip lead, all eyes were on the legendary Seidel and Mizrachi. But very soon,Dylan Wilkerson busted in 6th place for $57,225. Seidel followed him finishing in fifth for $73,575. The man who went out in the 4th place was David Ormsby for a score of $95,375. After Ormsby, Santoro went out in 3rd place, winning $133,525 and leaving Weinman and Weinman in the heads-up game.
The heads-up play began in an explosive way, as Weinman announced him all-in just after a few hands and Mizrachi called it off with Kh-Jd. Weinman showed up As-6d and flopped a 6x to maintain his lead. The turn card didn’t help Mizrachi, but the Ks on the river gave him a much needed double up. The play continued in an aggressive way and very soon Mizrachi open-shoved for around 800,000 with 5h-5c and Weinman made the call with Ac-8h. The flop Qd-Jc-3c was safe enough for Mizrachi, but an 8s on the turn crushed his hopes and then a 7c on the river sealed the deal. Weinman became the champion of the 2017 WPT Tournament ofChampions, earning $381,500 in the top prize money.
The final payouts are as follows:
1st – Daniel Weinman – $381,500
2nd – Michael Mizrachi – $218,000
3rd – Daniel Santoro – $133,525
4th – David Ormsby – $95,375
5th – Erik Seidel – $73,575
6th – Dylan Wilkerson – $57,225
Marcin Chmielewski Takes Down WSOP International Circuit Main Event
After a tough heads-up battle between Marcin Chmielewski and Boris Kotleba, Chmielewski emerged triumphant, claiming the coveted WSOP International Circuit Main Event at the King’s Casino Rozvadov.Coming into the final day of the tournament, the Polish player Chmielewski outlasted a tricky field to take home the WSOP gold ring as well as over €180,000 in the top prize money.
The day started with German Markus Prinz as the chip lead, but very soon Jorg Peisert rivered a gutshot to crack the aces of the overnight chip leader Prinz. He went out in 9th place for €16,625. Jiri Horak boosted his position by eliminating Jeremy Williams in 8th place. The next player to fall was Przenyslaw Piotrowski from Poland. Later, Wasek t exited in sixth place for €39,995. He was followed by Hoang who finished 5th for €51,205) and Horak who went tout in 4th place for €65,170. The final three included Schuh, Kotleba and Chmielewski. In the beginning, it looked like Schuh was going to win, but he got eliminated in third place for €82,745 after he ran queen-ten into the pocket aces of Kotleba.
After Schuh going out in 3rd place, it was heads-up play between Kotleba and Chmielewski with the former beginning as the chip lead. On the final hand, Kotleba went all in holding two-pair, and Chmielewski with pocket tens made the call. The Polish player Chmielewski hit gutshot to win the title.
Final Table Payouts (EUR)
1st– Marcin Chmielewski € 183,350
2nd– Boris Kotleba € 115,520
3rd– Michal Schuh € 82,745
4th– Jiri Horak € 65,170
5th- Chi Quay Hoang € 51,205
6th– Lukasz Wasek € 39,995
7th– Przenyslaw Piotrowski€ 30,115
8th– Jeremy Williams € 20,995
9th– Markus Prinz € 16,625