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David Sands Wins World Poker Tour World Championship $100,000 Super High Roller

American Poker Pro Takes Home $1,023,750 For Topping Small But Tough Field


A total of 21 entries were made in the $100,000 buy-in WPT World Championship super high roller no-limit hold’em event, building a $2,047,500 prize pool. From this small but elite field David “Doc” Sands emerged victorious to capture his 26th career tournament title. For the win the Las Vegas resident earned the $1,023,750 first-place prize, as well as 600 Card Player Player of the Year points.

This was Sand’s third final table of 2013, including a runner-up finish in another $100,000 buy-in event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January. As a result of these scores, he has climbed to 52nd place in the overall POY standings with 1,154 points and year-to-date earnings of $2,299,482. That figure puts him in third place behind Scott Seiver and Joseph Cheong when it comes to prize money so far for 2013.

Cheong has just over $2.5 million worth of cashes, including the $614,250 he received for finishing runner-up in the this event. Cheong also earned 500 POY points, which saw him rise to 22nd place in the overall standings.

The final player to cash in this event is Daniel Perper, a partner in a financial services firm who has played a number of high roller events at Bellagio. Perper took home $409,500 and 400 POY points for his third place finish.

Because of the small field size, these were the only players to make the money. But the WPT televised final table featured six players, meaning that Jim Courtney (4th), Steven Silverman (5th), Andrew Robl (6th) all made the final table, but did not make the money.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 David Sands $1,023,750 600
2 Joseph Cheong $614,250 500
3 Dan Perper $409,500 400