Manig Loeser Wins Five Diamond $25K; Soverel & Hennigan Claim Side Event Titles
The World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 buy-in Main event kicked off on Tuesday, which was the same day the $25,000 High Roller wrapped up.
That tournament attracted 42 runners and created a $1,050,000 prize pool that was paid out to the final table of six. Among those competing was Germany’s Manig Loeser, who foreshadowed his win on Twitter.
Made it to Vegas in time to win the $25k Bellagio Five♦️High Roller! # https://t.co/NRV55aKryF— Manig Loeser (@swordfish007)
The win, the fifth largest of Loeser’s career, brought his live tournament earnings up to $8,578,605, which puts him 13th on Germany’s all-time money list. It also came less than a week after he finished runner-up to Ian Hunter in the 888poker LIVE London Super High Roller for $22,978.
$25K Final Table Results
*Denotes heads-up deal
Soverel and Hennigan Claim Titles
In other WPT Five Diamond news, a pair of other events recently crowned winners. Event #11: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller drew 29 entries and saw five players cash including last year’s WPT Five Diamond champ Ryan Tosoc (5th - $23,200), Michael Song (4th - $29,000), Josh Ladines (3rd - $46,400), Jonathan Depa (2nd - $75,400), and eventual champ Sam Soverel, who banked $116,000 for his win.
Likewise, player support prompted tournament officials to offer a $10,000 Mixed Games event over the weekend. Two dozen players jumping into action but only the top four got paid in John Racener (4th - $24,000), Randy Ohel (3rd - $38,400), Ben Yu (2nd - $67,200), and John Hennigan (1st - $110,400).
The WPT Five Diamond $10,000 Main event, which drew 827 entries to make it the largest turnout in tournament history (surpassed 812 from Season 16), is taking place right now. PokerNews will be sure to bring you a recap of that tournament upon its completion.