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Cirillo, Peters, Linde, and Andrews became WPT champions

WPT Championship, with a buy-in of 10,400 USD, held in December, was one of the most successful tournaments of last year. Thanks to 2,960 entries, the organizers collected 29 million USD, of which 4.1 million USD went to the champion of the event, Eliot Hudon. In addition to the main event, there were also many third-party events. A total of 23 tournaments were held.

Among those who won titles were Ethan Yau (894,240 USD), Calen McNeil (21,305 USD), Sergio Grosso (130,806 USD), Lawrence Berg (46,307 USD), and Christopher Puetz (79,576 USD). We have already written about how Esther Taylor, Allen Kessler, and Sean Banahan won tournaments. Other event winners will be presented today. Players such as Cirillo, Peters, Linde, and Andrews became WPT champions.

Cirillo, Peters, Linde, and Andrews became WPT champions

Cherish Andrews still won the WPT title

From December 16 to December 19, Mystery Bounty was held worth 1,600 USD and a guarantee of 2 million USD. The guarantee was exceeded more than twice and amounted to 5,386,750 USD. Dave McGowan took the largest award for knocking out (250,000 USD), and 150,000 USD went to Ren Lin. 404 players got into the tournament prizes. The best was Federico Cirillo, who defeated the Indian player Aditya Systla at the very end.

  1. Federico Cirillo — 482,852 USD
  2. Aditya Systla — 323,688 USD
  3. Daniel Michaels — 251,987 USD
  4. Dave McGowan — 181,617 USD
  5. Shawn Buchanan -142,980 USD
  6. Ryan Smith — 111,535 USD
  7. Ivan Emanuely — 85,833 USD
  8. Gabriel Abusada — 66,674 USD
  9. Ryan Brown — 52,169 USD

On December 17, the event on unlimited hold’em with a guaranteed fund of 250,000 USD ended. This event was also successful, and the guarantee was exceeded. 181 participants brought 532,140 USD, which went to the 20 best. Several high-class players reached the final table, and David Peters and Farid Jattin played the title. The first one was stronger.

  1. David Peters — 147,916 USD
  2. Farid Jattin — 88,388 USD
  3. Jakob Mieger — 56,992 USD
  4. Jim Collopy — 39,059 USD
  5. Ryan Riess — 28,762 USD
  6. Taylor Wilson — 22,749 USD
  7. Shannon Shorr — 18,636 USD
  8. Yong Wang — 15,805 USD
  9. Adam Hendrix — 13,570 USD

On December 18, a hold’em high roller with a buy-in of 10,500 USD took place. 144 participants decided to deposit money, hoping to snatch part of the prize pool, which was 1,440,000 USD. They earned money but did not reach the finals: Justin Bonomo (11th place — 34,128 USD), Ryan Leng (13th place — 29,880 USD), and Patrick Bruel (14th place — 26,467 USD).

  1. Dylan Linde — 434,304 USD
  2. Cherish Andrews — 259,200 USD
  3. Corel Theuma — 164,160 USD
  4. Timo Kamphues — 112,320 USD
  5. Pavel Plusev — 82,800 USD
  6. Jakob Miegel — 66,240 USD
  7. Aram Oganyan — 54,720 USD
  8. Vikenty Shegal — 45,936 USD
  9. Nadya Magnus — 39,370 USD

Representatives of various countries played in the final, but two representatives of the USA were in the heads-up. Dylan Linde defeated Cherish Andrews and earned 434,304 USD. This is the second largest win for Linde after 1,631,468 USD, which he won at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic 2018.

The very next day, Cherish Andrews still won the WPT title. On December 19, she became the best in the tournament for 1,100 USD and a guarantee of 200,000 USD. A total of 736 entries were registered, and 721,280 USD were collected. 80 players got prizes, including Angela Jordison (13th place — 9,797 USD), Stan Jablonski (17th place — 7,408 USD), Dylan Collingwood (30th place — 4,302 USD), Josh Reichard (36th place — 3,774 USD) and Daniel Weinman (60th place — 2,932 USD).

  1. Cherish Andrews — 131,912 USD
  2. Rob Wazwaz — 86,482 USD
  3. Jeremy Kottler — 58,784 USD
  4. Mike Gao — 41,618 USD
  5. Conrad Simpson — 30,727 USD
  6. Daniel Song — 23,802 USD
  7. Spencer Champlin — 19,114 USD
  8. Michael Sandler — 15,868 USD
  9. Seungmook Jung — 13,382 USD

In the heads-up, Andrews was able to defeat Hall of Fame member Rob Wazwaz and earn 131,912 USD. A little later, Andrews took 6th place in another tournament. This championship became the most profitable in the American woman’s career and brought her 469,157 USD.

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