Ludovic Geilich Wins 2016 Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Classic Main Event
Scottish Poker Pro Tops Field of 499 Entries To Win $150,662
Ludovic Geilich has won the 2016 Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Classic $1,600 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, outlasting a field of 499 entries to win the title, the trophy and the $150,662 first-place prize. The 28-year-old Scottish poker pro from Glasgow also earned 720 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win, enough to move him into 90th place in the overall standings.
The final day of this event resumed with 20 players remaining, including several big names like Justin Young (18th – $6,534), William Reynolds (17th – $6,534), David Levi (14th – $8,350) Craig Varnell (12th – $10,165) and Shawn Sheikhan (11th – $10,165).
For a time it appeared as if 2015 Card Player Player of the Year sixth-place finisher Benjamin Zamani was going to run away with this event, but his momentum faltered and he ended up busting in sixth place, earning $29,768.
Jared Hamby finished ninth in the CPPT Wynn main event last year, and managed to improve on that showing with a fourth-place finish this year, adding $53,727 to his lifetime live tournament earnings that now total $2.4 million.
After Hamby’s elimination Geilich held more than half of the chips in play three handed and looked to be in control. His two opponents Jim Petzing and Ed O’Connell didn’t back down though, and eventually he was left the shortest stack. Geilich couldn’t seem to win a hand for a while during three-handed play, but eventually he won a huge pot with pocket aces where he caught Jim Petzing making a move, doubling through him and then eliminating him in third place shortly after.
Heads-up play began with Geilich holding 7.5 million to O’Connell’s 4.9 million, although. O’Connell was able to make up some ground before the final hand of the night arose. With blinds at 60,000 – 120,000 with an ante of 15,000 Geilich raised to 360,000 from the button. Ed O’Connell moved all in for 5,640,000 total and after plenty of consideration Geilich made the call with the A10.
He was in trouble against O’Connell’s AK, that was until the flop brought the Q109. The turn was the 3, giving him an even larger lead heading into the river. The 7 secured the pot and the title for Geilich and sent O’Connell to the rail as the runner-up, earning $106,366 for his impressive showing.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
|Place||Player||Earnings (USD)||POY Points|
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|3||Vegas Casinos Stiffed On $110M In Markers|
|4||Portis To Go To Trial Over Gambling Debt|
|5||Darren Elias Wins Third WPT Tour Title|
|6||ACR Brings Back Online Poker's Glory Days|
|7||Black Friday Defendant Finally Faces Charges|
|8||Goalie Investigated Over Pie Eating Prop Bet|
|9||Hand of the Week: Koray Aldemir vs. Wai Kin Yong|
|10||Aussie Lawmaker Tells Poker Players To Get VPN|
|1||Dan Cates: Tom Dwan 'Gambled Beyond His Means'|
|2||Las Vegas Strip Area To Lose Poker Room|
|3||Feds 'Looking Into' High-Stakes Poker Player: Report|
|4||Doug Polk: Five Preflop Mistakes In No-Limit Hold’em|
|5||Another WSOP Bracelet Hits eBay, But This Time For Charity|
|6||Zajmovic Becomes First Ever Female WPT Champion|
|7||Hellmuth, Matusow Play Heads-Up At LAPC Event|
|8||Brian Rast Talks About Playing $3 Million Pot|
|9||Poker Bot Crushes Humans In Historic Match|
|10||'Hangover' Actor Arrested For Hitting Gambler At Casino|