Sizzlin' Hot Bin Weng Captures WPT EveryOne for One Drop Title for $2.2 Million
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It probably shouldn't even be called a heater because that would be an understatement at this point. Bin Weng, for the third time this year, took down a major poker tournament for seven figures on Friday, this one the World Poker Tour (WPT) EveryOne for One Drop, which paid $2,227,054
The Philadelphia resident won his second WPT event within the past two months, and almost his third as he also final tabled the WPT Choctaw back in May.
The EveryOne for One Drop, a charity event, had a $10,500 buy-in with a massive field of 1,676 entries, creating a $16,257,200 prize pool.
Dominating a Tough Field
Weng entered the final table, as per usual, with a commanding chip lead. But the competition was stiff given he would be facing some crushers such as Scott Baumstein, Dominik Nitsche, and Tom Cannuli.
It didn't take long for the leaderboard to take a dramatic shift. Early on at the final table, Baumstein won a race to double up into the chip lead against Weng when his Q♥Q♣ held up against A♠K♠.
Cannuli, the shortest stack, would find a double up to 20 big blinds, but then ran kings into the aces of Baumstein and was out in sixth place ($524,500). Weng then clipped Nitsche in fifth place ($700,100) after winning a race this time around.
Baumstein took out his second opponent at the final table, Freddy Heller (fourth place for $956,000), and was back into the chip lead. That didn't last long when he doubled up the short stack, Niko Koop.
With Koop second in chips and Weng leading, the three remaining players agreed to an ICM chop but played down to a winner. Koop would go all in with a weaker ace than Baumstein had and was eliminated in third place ($1,872,438). Weng would dominate heads up play and then cooler Baumstein when he turned a straight to crack a flopped set. Baumstein took home $1,503,988, a bit less than third place due to the chop arrangement, while Weng received $2,227,054.
WPT Everyone for One Drop Final Table Results
Heater of a Lifetime
Entering 2023, Weng had around $1.9 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, according to Hendon Mob. So, he was already a solid established poker player. But he stepped it up in January and has all but wrapped up the Most Improved Player award for 2023.
It all began with a $1 million score in January for winning the $5,300 The Return at Borgata in Atlantic City. He then reached consecutive World Poker Tour final tables in late April-early May, starting with the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, which he shipped for $1,128,250.
The second final table, WPT Choctaw, he held the chip lead but ended up in fourth place for $143,000. Prior to the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP), he took second place for $145,000 in a $25,000 high roller at The Lodge near Austin, Texas. Following a so-so WSOP, he wrapped up his summer with a $2.2 million score at Wynn, the largest of his career.
Weng now has nearly $7 million in live tournament cashes, a number that will likely increase significantly before the end of the year.
The $111,000 WPT Alpha8 for One Drop, which will take place July 14-16, kicked off on Friday.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for more content surrounding the WPT Alpha8 for One Drop.
*Images courtesy of WPT / Drew Amato.
*Images courtesy of WPT / Drew Amato.
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