Sheng Ye won the WPT Prime Gold Coast Main Event
On March 6, in Australia, local player Sheng Ye won the WPT Prime Gold Coast Main Event, earning 253,843 USD. He also got a ticket to the WPT World Championship, which will be held in Las Vegas in December. A Sydney resident has increased his career earnings to 380,789 USD. Ye won the WSOP Circuit ring in November 2021.
With a buy-in of 2000 Australian dollars, the unlimited Hold ’em tournament collected a prize pool of $ 1,493,899 thanks to three starting flights, in which 1,224 players participated. 156 people got into the prize zone. On the second day of the event, 151 people passed, and 16 contenders for the title reached the final day.
It took a little over three hours to determine the finalists. And the champion became known seven hours after the start of the final. The action progressed slowly, and only three players flew out during the first three hours. They were Noman Mirza (24,268 USD), Andreas Vasiliou (30,847 USD) and Slav Rypinski (39,628 USD).
But the next three players were eliminated within an hour. The three players were Gary Lin (51,439 USD), Anita Savage (67,466 USD) and Josh Forster (89,396 USD). By halftime, Ye was only 25,000 chips behind chipleader Ben Richardson, who had 15.25 million chips. The third place was taken by Mostafa Haidary, who earned 119,662 USD.
By the heads-up, Ye had already accumulated 18,875,000 chips, while Richardson had 17.9 million. Ye managed to win a large pot shortly before the heads-up and increase the stack to 25,675,000 chips. Determining the winner was only a matter of time. Richardson managed to double up three times in a heads-up with a short stack, but the fourth time, when he went all-in, it was over.
- Sheng Ye — 253 843 USD
- Ben Richardson — 161 788
- Mostafa Haidary — 119 662
- Josh Forster — 89 396
- Anita Savage — 67 466
- Gary Lin — 51 439
- Slav Rypinski — 39 628
- Andreas Vasiliou — 30 847
- Noman Mizra — 24 268
In the final hand, Ye went all-in on the pre-flop with Q-2, and Richardson called with A-5. J -6-5- Q-8 appeared on the board, and Ye became the champion. Richardson took $161,788 with him, which increased his career earnings to $749,420.
Among those who earned money but did not make it to the final table were Angel Guillen (12th place), Jack Hardcastle (15th), Mark Fester (44th), Anthony Hashem (76th), Daniel Hashem (84th), John Doringer (134-e) and Joe Hashem (156th).