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WeiKai Chang Wins World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star

Third-Place Finisher Paul Volpe Takes The Lead In Player Of The Year Race

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WeiKai Chang has emerged victorious in the 2013 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star, topping the largest field in the event’s history to win $1,138,350 and 1,680 Card Player Player of the Year points. As a result, Chang now sits in eighth place in the POY standings.

Current POY leader Paul VolpeA total of 643 entries were made in this year’s event, building a prizepool of $4,597,450. After four days of play, the huge field was whittled down to a final table of six. Just over a week after entering the WPT L.A. Poker Classic final table with the chip lead Paul Volpe found himself in the same position. Volpe finished runner-up at the LAPC, and eventually busted from this event in third. As a result of his impressive back-to-back performance, Volpe has overtaken the lead in the POY race with 2,870 total points and year-to-date earnings of $1,086,780.

Former WPT champion Erik Seidel finished fourth for $295,590. This was Seidel’s second final table of the year, and as a result he’s climbed to 25th place in the POY race.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 WeiKai Chang $1,138,350 1680
2 Joe Nguyen $666,740 1400
3 Paul Volpe $435,610 1120
4 Erik Seidel $295,590 840
5 Chris Johnson $208,910 700
6 Joe Kuether $162,240 560

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