winner Galen Hall
champion Scott Seiver started with leading almost neck and neck the 6-handed final table of the $25,000 WPT Championship
Main Event. None of the rest was, however, far behind; even shortstack Justin Young
started 29BB deep, so they were in for one exciting match. The final table setup was as follows:
It took 45 hands for Young to be railed in 6th place; at level 27 (10,000/50,000/100,000), he called all-in with A J
against Hall’s A K
. On the neutral board, Hall won with king kicker. Tony Gargano
followed suit right afterwards, going all-in with 2,030,000 with K J
against Seiver, who held A K
and flopped a pair of aces to send Gargano home.
It was Roger Teska
next to be eliminated at level 28 (15,000/60,000/120,000), shoving preflop with A T
. The board read J 5 2 5 4
for a pair of jacks for Hall. Following a hectic 3-handed play, Hall was busted in 3rd, going all-in with as little as 2,435,000, showing J 7
on the K K Q 9 6
board against Seiver’s K T
Seiver started the heads-up in an over 3:1 lead against Farzad 'Freddy'
Bonyadi, who entered the last hand with 4,480,000 (level 30: 20,000/100,000/200,000). The former minraised to 400,000, Bonyadi called and then the two checked each street of the T 6 2 Q K
board except for the river on which Seiver bet 600,000, Bonyadi check-raised to 1,600,000 and Seiver shoved and got called.
Seiver: J 9
Bonyadi: Q T
Seiver won the tournament with a straight.
Scott Seiver earned his greatest ever live tournament prize, surpassing his former best result of winning the 2008 WSOP
$5,000 NLHE event for $755,891.
Check the results below.
Ultimately, the WPT Championship
$100,000 Super High Roller
event also ended on Friday. As we reported, Tournament Director Jack McClelland offered Erik Seidel and Erick Lindgren to finish the HU game
after having a rest at night, considering the long day they all have been through. Both players accepted the offer and so the finale resumed on May 20, with Seidel on 7,120,000 and Lindgren on 4,480,000.
It did not take long for Seidel and his confident game to win the championship; he was dealt into the last hand in a 10:1 lead. The two shoved on the A 4 2
Seidel: A 5
Lindgren: J 3
Seidel won with two pairs.
The end results were the following: