Whereas all eyes are presently on the $10,400 World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, it’s essential to keep in mind that it is only one match in a protracted competition that runs December 1-20.
Throughout that point there are greater than $22 million in assured prize swimming pools being supplied throughout 23 occasions. Amongst these to win aspect occasion titles had been Ethan “Rampage” Yau ($25K Excessive Curler for $894,240), Calen “Massive Wheel” McNeil ($600 Restrict 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).
Listed below are another huge winners from the collection so far.
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Allen Kessler Wins Restrict Omaha 8B Championship
From December 13-14, the $1,100 Restrict Omaha 8B Championship passed off. With 228 entrants, the $100K assure was greater than doubled as a $221,160 prize pool was on provide to the highest 23 finishers.
Amongst these to money however fall in need of the ultimate desk had been Esther Taylor (tenth – $4,578), Nathan Gamble (eleventh – $4,578), Calen McNeil (sixteenth – $3,178), Ari Engel (18th – $2,864), and Barry Shulman (twenty second – $2,596).
A lot to the shock of poker followers worldwide, Allen Kessler, who has completed runner-up in 4 WSOP gold bracelet occasions, closed it out by besting Clyde Gaskins in heads-up play. The victory was good for $52,104 and a little bit of redemption for the “Chainsaw” as he claimed a desired trophy.
In 2009 I feel it was, I received the $1k Omaha 8 occasion @WynnPoker .
— Allen Kessler (@AllenKessler)
It’s been a little bit of a heater for the “Chainsaw” as again in October, Kessler topped a monster subject of 41 runners to win the 2022 Orleans Fall Poker Open $400 Eight-Recreation Combine for $3,210. Previous to his current victories, Kessler hadn’t had a match victory since 2015 in response to the Hendon Mob.
$1,100 Restrict Omaha 8B Ultimate Desk Outcomes
|1||Allen Kessler||Las Vegas, NV||$52,104|
|3||Seth Anirudh||Las Vegas, NV||$23,377|
|4||Steven Weiler||Tarzana, CA||$16,167|
|5||Patrick Murphy||Nashville, TN||$11,898|
|6||Frankie O’Dell||Las Vegas, NV||$9,191|
|7||Kenneth Donoghue||New Hampshire||$7,409|
|8||Kham Xaythavone||West Valley, UT||$6,192|
|9||Ly Le||Las Vegas, NV||$5,286|
Large Opening Occasion Ends in Heads-Up Deal
The collection really kicked off with a $600 buy-in, $500K GTD No-Restrict Maintain’em occasion from December 1-4. That match attracted a large 2,999 runners and greater than tripled the assure by producing a $1,559,480 prize pool.
Amongst these to make deep runs had been Eric Baldwin (14th – $13,800), Elvis Toomas (twenty fourth – $8,455), Thomas Middleton (thirty fourth – $7,430), Jose Barbero (forty third – $6,575), Dan Shak (52nd – $5,860), Mitchell Halverson (63rd – $4,743), and Ryan Riess (69th – $4,743).
The match resulted in a heads-up deal between Jesse Lonis, one of many hottest gamers in match poker, and Idaho’s Sean Banahan. As a part of the deal, Lonis completed in second place for $122,184 whereas Banahan was deemed champion for $136,220 and the tophy.
$600 NLH Opening Occasion Ultimate Desk Outcomes
|1||Sean Banahan||Twin Falls, ID||$136,220*|
|2||Jesse Lonis||Litke Falls, NY||$122,184*|
|3||Richard Alati||Phoenix, AZ||$84,433|
|4||David Chavez||Carson, CA||$82,900|
|5||La Sengphet||Plano, TX||$61,222|
|6||Jatinder Singh||Lowell, MA||$30,307|
|7||Lunique Petiote||Woodbine, GA||$25,915|
|8||David Yokoyama||Wailuku, HI||$22,852|
|9||Thomas Zanot||Phoenix, AZ||$20,227|
*Denotes heads-up deal.
Esther Taylor Bests Benny Glaser to Win 8-Recreation Combine
Again on December 8, the $3,000 8-Recreation Combine $200K GTD attracted 131 entries, which created a $360,250 prize pool. That was paid out to the highest 15 gamers, and amongst these to money however fall in need of the ultimate desk had been Leonard August (tenth – $8,538), Toby Lewis (eleventh – $8,538), Eita Sakai (twelfth – $7,475), Ken Aldridge (thirteenth – $7,475), Nick Milgrom (14th – $6,621), and AJ Kelsall (fifteenth – $6,621).
The ultimate desk was crammed with recognizable and completed poker gamers, however after Brian Hastings bowed out in third place for $41,069, the title got here right down to Esther Taylor and Benny Glaser.
Taylor wound up closing it out for a clean $100,000, whereas Glaser took $73,496 for his runner-up end. Glaser would go on to make a deep run within the WPT World Championship and truly started Day 4 because the chip chief.
$3,000 8-Recreation Combine Ultimate Desk Outcomes
|2||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||$73,496|
|3||Brian Hastings||St. Johns, FL||$41,069|
|4||Ryan Leng||Las Vegas, NV||$28,100|
|5||Jon Turner||Las Vegas, NV||$20,714|
Ethan “Rampage” Yau Fades the Jinx and Wins WPT $25K Excessive Curler
WPT Wynn Facet Occasion 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 Restrict 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||Fort 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-Recreation Combine $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 Restrict 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|
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