Peters, Linde, & Andrews Claim Late WPT Wynn Side Events; Cirillo Wins Mystery Bounty

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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

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

Federico Cirillo
Federico Cirillo

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:

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

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Federico Cirillo Italy $482,852
2 Aditya Systla India $323,688
3 Daniel Michaels Los Angeles, CA $251,987
4 Dave McGowan Chicago, IL $181,617
5 Shawn Buchanan Canada $142,980
6 Ryan Smith Canada $111,535
7 Ivan Emanuely France $85,833
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

David Peters
David Peters

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

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 David Peters Las Vegas, NV $147,916
2 Farid Jattin Miami, FL $88,388
3 Jakob Mieger Austria $56,992
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
8 Yong Wang China $15,805
9 Adam Hendrix Anchorage, AK $13,570

Dylan Linde Wins High Roller

Dylan Linde
Dylan Linde

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

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Dylan Linde Las Vegas, NV $434,304
2 Cherish Andrews Chambersburgh, PA $259,200
3 Corel Theuma Malta $164,160
4 Timo Kamphues Austria $112,320
5 Pavel Plusev Czech Republic $82,800
6 Jakob Miegel Austria $66,240
7 Aram Oganyan Armenia $54,720
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

Place Player Hometown Prize
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
9 Seungmook Jung Korea $13,382

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WPT Wynn Side Event Winners

WPT Wynn side event winners

*Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Hometown/Country Prize*        
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        

*Images courtesy of WPT and Wynn.

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