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Dante Goya and Bernardo Neves Close Out WSOP Paradise With Wins

A Look At The Final Two Bracelets Awarded At The Bahamas Festival


The inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise festival is now officially complete. 15 bracelets were awarded during the 12-day series. Full results have been released for the 13 live events held at the Atlantis Resort & Casino Paradise Island, with info on the two online events expected in the coming days. The live events awarded more than $68.8 million, with more than 15,300 entries made across those 13 tournaments.

Below is a look at the final two tournaments that wrapped up on the last day of the festival.

WSOP Paradise $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha $1 Million GTD

Dante GoyaThe second of two pot-limit Omaha high rollers on the schedule saw 104 entries made at $10,000, surpassing the $1 million guarantee. The top 16 finishers made the money, with $277,700 for the eventual champion: Dante Goya.

The Brazilian now has more than $586,000 in career earnings. This was his third WSOP final-table finish of the year, having previously placed eighth in the 2023 WSOP Online $400 colossus and third in a $840 pot-limit Omaha bounty event.

Other big names that ran deep included two-time bracelet winner Chris Brewer (17th), two-time bracelet winner Sam Soverel (14th), ten-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Jeffrey Trudeau (10th), six-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh (8th), bracelet winner Isaac Haxton (7th), bracelet winner Bryce Yockey (3rd), and three-time bracelet winner Jim Collopy (2nd).

Haxton earned 150 Card Player Player of the Year points for his 25th final-table finish of 2023. With seven titles won and nearly $14.6 million in to-date POY earnings, Haxton remains in second place in the POY standings presented by Global Poker. He also secured 39 PokerGO Tour points, adding to his lead in that high-stakes-centric points race.

Collopy climbed to 21st in the POY standings as a result of his runner-up finish. This was his 15th final-table run of 2023.

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Dante Goya $277,700 600 278
2 Jim Collopy $171,200 500 171
3 Bryce Yockey $120,900 400 121
4 James Casement $87,600 300 88
5 Gavin Andreanoff $65,100 250 65
6 Yuriy Anisimov $49,800 200 50
7 Isaac Haxton $39,100 150 39
8 Josh Arieh $31,700 100 32
9 Stefan Lehner $26,400 50 26

$2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Turbo $1 Million GTD

Bernardo NevesThe $2,000 no-limit hold’em turbo bounty event was dubbed ‘The Closer’, a last-chance dance for players to try to get their hands on a bracelet before departing the Caribbean.

The player who ended up succeeding in that endeavor was Portugal’s Bernardo Neves. He outlasted a field of 406 entries to secure his first piece of WSOP hardware and $166,000 from the main prize pool. Neves also took home 720 POY points for the win.

The top 61 finishers made the money, with notables like two-time World Poker Tour champion Jonathan Little (44th), Raminder Singh (10th), and Natasha Mercier (5th) running deep.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Bernardo Neves $166,000 720
2 Archibald Seaton $101,000 600
3 Aria Shahi $69,500 480
4 Lucas Aleandri $48,800 360
5 Natasha Mercier $35,000 300
6 Andrey Plotnikov $25,600 240
7 Steven Desjarlais $19,100 180
8 Alexander Zubov $14,500 120
9 Hyungyu Park $11,300 60

Winner photo credits: WSOP / Tomas Stacha, Matthew Berglund.