David “Doc” Sands has won the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship $100k Super High Roller, after defeating a field of 17 players over three days to capture the title, and collect the $1,023,750 first place prize.
Throughout a highly successful career in which he has won $5,543,179 since 2006, Sands’ last tasted tournament success came back in 2011 at the $5k Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $158,644. Following his latest victory at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, David “Doc” Sands commented:
“I finally won. They gave me two trophies! Thanks to everyone who offered support along the way! It’s feels amazing to have such great friends and fans:-)”
Despite the small field of pros, four of the players re-bought in for a further $100k to create a prize pool worth $2,047,500. However, just three places would be paid meaning half the players at the final table of six would go away disappointed. Competing for a slice of the pie was chip leader Jim Courtney (1.69m), followed by Joseph Cheong (1.64m), Steven Silverman (1.33m) and Sands (1.28m). Also in contention but on severely 10bb short stacks was Andrew Robl (169k) and Daniel Perper (164k).
Joseph Cheong (K-K) subsequently eliminated Andrew Robl (K-Q) in 6th, while Daniel Perper (Q-Q) did likewise to Steven Silverman (K-5) in 5th. Two hours later, Daniel Perper (J-8) sent James Courtney (7-7) to the rail in 4th, guaranteeing the remaining three players at least $409,500 for their efforts.
David Sands (5-5) then called Daniel Perper’s K-7 preflop shove, and after the board rolled out 8-5-4-J-8 the tournament reached the heads-up phase with Sands holding a 3-to-1 advantage over Joseph Cheong. Four hands later and reduced to just 11bb, Cheong moved all-in with A-3, but David Sands had him dominated with A-8 and after the board fell Q-5-2-A-9, Sands was crowned the WPT $100,000 Super High Roller champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 David Sands $1,023,750
2 Joseph Cheong $614,250
3 Daniel Perper $409,500
4 James Courtney $0
5 Steven Silverman $0
6 Andrew Robl $0