WPT Jacksonville Won By Shawn Cunix

WPT Jacksonville Won By Shawn CunixShawn Cunix has won the WPT Jacksonville, after topping a field of 320 players over six days on his way to claiming the title, and the $400,600 first place prize.
As the $5,000 tournament reached its final table of six, Shawn Cunix was the chip leader (2.77m), followed by James Calderaro (2.11m), and Will Failla (1.535m). Also vying for a shot at the WPT title were Tony Dunst (1.315m), Darren Elias (1.28m), and Daniel Buzgon (570k).
First to exit was Will Failla who moved all-in with Qc-Jd on a 10c-9c-7c flop and was called by Shawn Cunix with a Jc-10c flush. The As and 5d changed nothing and so Failla collected $54,704 for his 6th place finish.
Next, a short-stacked Tony Dunst exited in 5th ($66,532) after pushing from the button with Kh-3h into the A-9 of Darren Elias, while Daniel Buzgon claimed a 4th spot worth $94,624, after his Kh-Qh pre-flop shove fell to the A-J of James Calderaro.
Calderaro (Ac-Kc) then followed up by dispatching Darren Elias (10-10) in 3rd ($147,850) with the board running out 9-5-2-7-6, to reach the heads-up phase of the competition against Shawn Cunix.
At this stage, Calderaro had 5.61 million chips to his opponent’s 3.97 million, but before long Cunix had reversed the situation and grown his stack to 8.1 million before pushing all-in pre-flop with 3-3. Calderaro made the call with Jd-10d, but failed to connect on the 7-5-3-9-6 board and so finished the runner-up for a $236,560 payday.
Meanwhile, Shawn Cunix picked-up a WPT title, and also received a $25,500 seat to the WPT Championship at the end of the season. With his victory in Florida, Cunix has also increased his live tournament cashes to $1,222,676.
The final table WPT Jacksonville payouts were as follows:
1. Shawn Cunix – $400,600
2. James Calderaro – $236,560
3. Darren Elias – $147,850
4. Daniel Buzgon – $94,624
5. Tony Dunst – $66,532
6. Will Failla – $54,704

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