Peters, Linde, & Andrews Claim Late WPT Wynn Side Events; Cirillo Wins Mystery Bounty
Table Of Contents
- Italy’s Federico Cirillo Victorious in $1,600 Mystery Bounty
- $1,600 Mystery Bounty Final Table Results
- David Peters Bests Farid Jattin to Win $5,200 Progressive Bounty
- $5,200 PKO NLH Final Table Results
- Dylan Linde Wins High Roller
- $10,500 High Roller Final Table Results
- Cherish Andrews Finds Redemption; Has Strong Series
- $1,100 NLH Final Table Results
- WPT Wynn Side Event Winners
- Did You Know the World Poker Tour is Online?
The $10,400 World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas proved to be a tremendous success as Eliot Hudon beat out 2,960 entrants to win the tournament for $4.1 million.
The festival offered more than $22 million in guaranteed prize pools being offered across 23 events, and that number was blown out of the water thanks to a massive turnout. Here are some of the headlines to come out of the series
- Stephen Song Wins WPT Prime Championship ($712,650)
- Lina Niu Outlasts Kerstetter & Liebert to Win WPT Ladies Championship ($105,136)
- Watch Chicago’s Dave McGowan Pull $250K Bounty at WPT Wynn; Ren Lin Nabs $150K
- ClubWPT Qualifiers Bill Hays & Mark Symons Cash WPT World Championship
- Jamie Kerstetter's WPT Ladies Meet Up Game at Wynn a Smashing Success
- Allen Kessler, Esther Taylor & Sean Banahan Among WPT Wynn Side Event Winners
- Isai Scheinberg, Vince Van Patten Receive 2022 World Poker Tour Honors
- Ethan "Rampage" Yau Fades the Jinx and Wins WPT $25K High Roller
- ClubWPT 'Stream Team' Finally Gathers at Wynn in Las Vegas Post-COVID
- Doyle Brunson Signing & VIP Player Lounge Both Big Hits at WPT World Championship
Among those to win side event titles were Ethan “Rampage” Yau ($25K High Roller for $894,240), Calen “Big Wheel” McNeil ($600 Limit Omaha 8/B for $21,305), Sergio Grosso ($1,100 Seniors NLH for $130,806), Lawrence Berg ($600 PLO Turbo for $46,307), and Christopher Puetz ($1,600 NLH Bounty Turbo for $79,576).
We already offered a recap from early in the series – which included titles for Allen Kessler, Esther Taylor, and Sean Banahan – and we thought we’d kick off the New Year with a quick look back at those who captured titles in the closing days of the WPT World Championship.
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Italy’s Federico Cirillo Victorious in $1,600 Mystery Bounty
From December 16-19, the $1,600 buy-in, $2M GTD Mystery Bounty attracted 3,715 runners over the course of three starting flights. That more than doubled the guarantee by creating a $5,386,750 prize pool. We already reported on the big $250,000 winners (congrats Dave McGowan), as well as Ren Lin winning $150,000 thanks to back-to-back envelope pulls. Read more about that here.
Here are some highlights from the bounty draws:
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In regards to the regular prize pool, the top 404 players that returned for Day 2 were all in the money. Some familiar names to make deep runs were Jeff Madsen (11th - $41,425), Mark Seif (20th - $20,875), Daniele Nestola (21st - $17,075), Ren Lin (33rd - $11,775), William Lahti (41st - $9,900), and Greg Himmelbrand (46th - $8,415).
The top six finishers all earned six-figure paydays, and after a long Day 2, it was Italy’s Federico Cirillo finishing as the last player standing to claim a $482,852 top prize in addition to various bounties he collected throughout the day.
$1,600 Mystery Bounty Final Table Results
|3||Daniel Michaels||Los Angeles, CA||$251,987|
|4||Dave McGowan||Chicago, IL||$181,617|
|8||Gabriel Abusada||Tomball, TX||$66,674|
|9||Ryan Brown||Ellicott City, MD||$52,169|
Watch Chicago’s Dave McGowan Pull $250K Bounty at WPT Wynn; Ren Lin Nabs $150K
David Peters Bests Farid Jattin to Win $5,200 Progressive Bounty
Back on December 17, the $5,200 buy-in, $250K GTD NLH Progressive Bounty saw 181 runners generate a $532,140 prize pool. That was paid out to the top 20 finishers, and some familiar names to cash but fall short of the final table were Igor Yaroshevskyy (11th - $11,711), Uri Reichenstein (15th - $9,142), Nick Schulman (17th - $8,168), and Elio Fox (18th - $7,391).
The final table was a stacked affair, so it was no surprise to see the title come down to two top-notch poker pros. Ultimately, it was David Peters defeating Farid Jattin in heads-up play to win the tournament for $147,916.
$5,200 PKO NLH Final Table Results
|1||David Peters||Las Vegas, NV||$147,916|
|2||Farid Jattin||Miami, FL||$88,388|
|4||Jim Collopy||Las Vegas, NV||$39,059|
|5||Ryan Riess||Las Vegas, NV||$28,762|
|6||Taylor Wilson||Wheeling, WV||$22,749|
|7||Shannon Shorr||Las Vegas, NV||$18,636|
|9||Adam Hendrix||Anchorage, AK||$13,570|
Dylan Linde Wins High Roller
On December 18, the $10,500 NLH High Roller had 144 entrants create a $1,440,000 prize pool, which was reserved for the top 15 finishers. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Justin Bonomo (11th - $34,128), Ryan Leng (13th - $29,880), and Patrick Bruel (14th - $26,467).
The final table was an international affair, though eventually it came down to two US-based pros in Dylan Linde and Cherish Andrews. The former, usually known as a Mixed Games player, wound up the victor and claimed a $434,304 first-place prize, the second-largest score of his career behind only the $1,631,468 he won for taking down the 2018 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
$10,500 High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Dylan Linde||Las Vegas, NV||$434,304|
|2||Cherish Andrews||Chambersburgh, PA||$259,200|
|5||Pavel Plusev||Czech Republic||$82,800|
|8||Vikenty Shegal||Las Vegas, NV||$45,936|
|9||Nadya Magnus||Boca Raton, FL||$39,370|
Cherish Andrews Finds Redemption; Has Strong Series
Speaking of Cherish Andrews, she didn’t have to wait long for redemption. The following day on December 19, the $1,100 buy-in, $200K GTD No-Limit Hold’em event attracted 736 entries and offered up a $721,280 prize pool.
The top 80 finishers got paid including Angela Jordison (13th - $9,797), Stan Jablonski (17th - $7,408), Dylan Collingwood (30th - $4,302), Josh Reichard (36th - $3,774), Rex Clinkscales (47th - $3,319), and Daniel Weinman (60th - $2,932).
Andrews, who the day before finished second in the High Roller for a career-high $259,200, this time found her way to the winner’s circle claiming the trophy and $131,912 top prize by defeating MSPT Hall of Famer Rob Wazwaz in heads-up play.
It proved a profitable WPT World Championship for Andrews, who in addition to the two big back-to-back scores, also won $78,045 three days prior thanks to a sixth-place finish in the $3,000 NLH tournament. All told, she won $469,157 over the course of five days!
$1,100 NLH Final Table Results
|1||Cherish Andrews||Chambersburgh, PA||$131,912|
|2||Rob Wazwaz||St. Paul, MN||$86,482|
|3||Jeremy Kottler||Ojai, CA||$58,784|
|4||Mike Gao||Roslyn, NY||$41,618|
|5||Conrad Simpson||Wilmington, NC||$30,727|
|6||Daniel Song||Los Angeles, CA||$23,802|
|7||Spencer Champlin||Las Vegas, NV||$19,114|
|8||Michael Sandler||Orange, NJ||$15,868|
Ethan "Rampage" Yau Fades the Jinx and Wins WPT $25K High Roller
WPT Wynn Side Event Winners
|12/5/22||$600 HORSE $50K GTD||261||$134,415||Rafael Concepcion||Las Vegas, NV||$23,377|
|12/4/22||$600 NLH $50K GTD||310||$161,200||Constantinos Psalidas||Canada||$27,179|
|Dec. 1-4, 2022||$600 NLH $500K GTD||2,999||$1,559,480||Sean Banahan||Twin Falls, ID||$136,220|
|12/6/22||$600 Limit Omaha 8/B $50K GTD||269||$138,535||Calen McNeil||Los Angeles, CA||$21,305|
|12/7/22||$600 5-Card PLO $50K GTD||297||$154,440||Eric Hayes||Moorestown, NJ||$30,423|
|Dec. 5-7, 2022||$600 NLH $200K GTD||1,243||$646,360||Gerard Morrell||Castle Rock, CO||$101,415|
|Dec. 7-8, 2022||$1,100 Seniors NLH $200K GTD||708||$690,300||Sergio Grosso||Toronto, CA||$130,806|
|12/8/22||$3,000 8-Game Mix $200K GTD||131||$360,250||Esther Taylor||Pennsylvania||$100,000|
|12/9/22||$600 PLO Turbo $50K GTD||407||$211,640||Lawrence Berg||Las Vegas, NV||$46,307|
|Dec. 12-23, 2022||$1,100 HORSE Championship $100K GTD||272||$263,840||Tyler Willse||Hillsboro, OR||$63,967|
|Dec. 13-14, 2022||$1,100 Limit Omaha 8B Championship $100K GTD||228||$221,160||Allen Kessler||Las Vegas, NV||$52,104|
|12/14/22||$1,600 NLH $500 Bounty Turbo $100L GTD||368||$351,440||Christopher Puetz||Austria||$79,576|
|Dec. 15-16, 2022||$3,000 NLH $500K GTD||907||$2,494,250||Peter Cross||Los Angeles, CA||$429,406|
|12/16/22||$3,000 NLH 6-Max||391||$1,075,250||Rodney Torvin||Cairo, GA||$234,868|
|12/17/22||$5,200 NLH Progressive Bounty $250K GTD||181||$532,140||David Peters||Las Vegas, NV||$147,916|
|12/18/22||$10,500 NLH High Roller||144||$1,440,000||Dylan Linde||Las Vegas, NV||$434,304|
|Dec. 16-18, 2022||$1,100 WPT Ladies Championship||578||$560,660||Lin-Yuen Niu||Canada||$105,136|
|12/19/22||$600 Tag Team Bomb Pot $50K GTD||119||$61,880||Nikita Kalinin & Giorgi Sknulurhiia||Russia||$19,484|
|12/19/22||$1,100 NLH $200K GTD||736||$721,280||Cherish Andrews||St. Thomas, PA||$131,912|
|Dec. 16-19, 2022||$1,600 Mystery Bounty $2M GTD||3,715||$5,386,750||Federico Cirillo||Italy||$482,852|
|Dec. 8-19, 2022||$1,100 WPT Prime Championship $2M GTD||5,430||$5,267,100||Stephen Song||Greenwich, CT||$712,650|
|Dec. 12-20, 2022||$10,400 WPT World Championship $15M GTD||2,960||$29,008,000||Eliot Hudon||Canada||$4,146,400|
Did You Know the World Poker Tour is Online?
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