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|
|1||Phil Ivey Responds To The Borgata's $15.5M Claim|
|2||Poker Players Settle With Iowa Over Bankroll Seizure|
|3||Online Poker's Biggest One-Day Winner Retiring|
|4||WPT Five Diamond Draws Record 791-Entry Field|
|5||State AGs Sign Letter Supporting Poker Ban|
|6||$1.4 Billion MGM Casino Opens In Maryland|
|7||Upswing Poker: Polk On Slowplaying Big Pairs Preflop|
|8||Jonathan Little: Playing A Marginal Middle Pair|
|9||Wynn Boston Harbor To Have 90-Table Poker Room|
|10||First Of Four Casinos Opens In New York|
|1||Ignition Casino Offering Online Poker To US Players|
|2||Has The Borgata Casino Felted Phil Ivey?|
|3||Mike Sexton Wins 2016 WPT Montreal Main Event|
|4||Phil Ivey Responds To The Borgata's $15.5M Claim|
|5||Merciers Both Cash First Big Event After Marriage|
|6||Poker Players Settle With Iowa Over Bankroll Seizure|
|7||British Gambler Paid Out $900K On Trump Wager|
|8||Mike Sexton Leads 2016 WPT Montreal Final Table|
|9||Man Accused Of Leaving Casino To Rob A Bank, Then Returning|
|10||Online Poker's Biggest One-Day Winner Retiring|