Daniel Weinman Crowned WPT Champion of Champions

Daniel Weinman Crowned WPT Champion of ChampionsDaniel Weinman has been crowned the WPT Season 15 champion of champions after beating a field of 66 players, including Michael Mizrachi heads-up, to claim the title, as well as a first place prize worth $381,500. The 29-year-old poker pro qualified for the event a few weeks earlier having taken down the $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $892,433, and following his impressive victory, stated:

“It feels incredible. I think I played some awesome poker today and I came out on top so I can’t really ask for anything more. It was a long three days, I was very sick the first day, I was kind of lucky to get through. But then I feel like I was able to focus on the last two days.”

The WPT Tournament Of Champions was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and paid a total of nine money spots. Receiving a payout, but falling short of a final table appearance, was Jonathan Jaffe in 9th ($38,150), Jesse Sylvia in 8th ($43,600), and Stefan Schillhabel in 7th ($49,050).

Daniel Weinman entered the final table of six in pole position, and scored his first elimination after three-handed play had been reached. Weinman shoved preflop holding A-4 into a short-stacked Daniel Santoro (K-Q), who was subsequently eliminated following a Q-8-2-7-A board being dealt.

As the final heads-up got underway, Weinman enjoyed a commanding 5-1 chip lead over Mizrachi, and despite “The Grinder” staging a comeback, the title was won following a preflop all-in in which the A-8 of Weinman ultimately beat the pocket fives of his remaining opponent. Commenting on what the victory, which pushes his live earnings to $2,608,188, means to him, Weinman said:

“To have a $900,000 score in February and then follow it up with this, it’s incredible.”

Final Table Result:

1: Daniel Weinman $381,500
2: Michael Mizrachi $218,000
3: Daniel Santoro $133,525
4: David Ormsby $95,375
5: Erik Seidel $73,575
6: Dylan Wilkerson $57,225

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