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Bin Weng Keeps Winning, Takes Down WPT $25,000 High Roller At Wynn Las Vegas

Incredible Year Continues For Weng, Who Topped 194 Entries To Earn $958,279


Bin Weng cannot be stopped in 2023. He has made 16 final tables and won six titles, with several coming in large-field main events. The 40-year-old Pennsylvania resident’s latest big win saw him outlast a field of 194 entries in the 2023 World Poker Tour World Championship $25,000 high roller at Wynn Las Vegas. Weng ultimately struck a heads-up deal that saw him earn $958,279. A flip between Wend and runner-up Thomas Boivin after the chop agreement determined who would take the trophy and the title.

Weng was already the clear leader in this year’s Card Player Player of the Year race, but this victory has given him a massive advantage over the nearest competition with the finish line fast approaching. The 1,176 POY points he secured with this win increased his total to 12,256. Isaac Haxton, who is sitting in second place in the POY standings presented by Global Poker, has 9,791 points. That means Weng has a 2,465-point lead with just shy of two weeks to go.

The majority of Weng’s nearly $8.6 million in career tournament earnings have now been recorded in 2023, with his five largest scores yet all coming in the past 12 months. He has cashed for more than $6.6 million across 50 in-the-money finishes this year.

This incredible spree began just over a week into the new year. Weng took down the first seven-figure top prize awarded in 2023, besting a field of 1,142 entries in The Return Championship $5,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em event at The Borgata in early January for $1,000,000 and 1,920 POY points.

His second title of the year came in late February. Weng outlasted 833 entries to win the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Las Vegas $1,700 main event for $227,344 and another 912 points.

In the spring, Weng made two delayed WPT final tables as the chip leader. The final tables were set six days apart at the host venues but played out on back-to-back days in late May. He went on to finish first in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $3,500 buy-in main event for $1,128,250 and 1,620 points. The following day he placed fourth in the WPT Choctaw $3,800 main event for $143,000 and 630 points.

Weng wins WPT Everyone for One DropThe largest victory of the year for Weng came when he defeated a field of 1,676 entries in the WPT EveryOne for One Drop $10,500 buy-in event in July at Wynn Las Vegas. He took home $2,227,054 and 2,700 POY points as the champion, the largest score of his career.

His fifth title of the year also came at Wynn Las Vegas. Weng scored the final knockout in the $1,600 mystery bounty event during the Wynn Fall Classic, earning $159,078 and 912 points for the win.

Prior to Weng’s victory in this high roller event, the average field size in the five events he had won was 1,370 entries. The smaller field for this high-stakes tournament dropped that average to 1,174.

With 194 entries, the high roller paid out the top 23 finishers. Plenty of big names ran deep, including ten-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel (21st), four-time WPT champion Darren Elias 918th), bracelet winner Brian Kim (17th), WPT champion Seth Davies (16th), bracelet winner and 2010 WSOP main event third-place finisher Joseph Cheong (15th), WPT champion Brek Schutten (13th), bracelet winner and WPT champion Dylan Linde (11th), bracelet winner Orpen Kisacikoglu (9th), four-time bracelet winner David Peters (8th), three-time bracelet winner and 2015 world champion Joe McKeehen (7th), bracelet winner Danny Tang (6th), bracelet winner Joni Jouhkimainen (5th), bracelet winner Alex Kulev (4th), and two-time bracelet winner Justin Saliba (3rd).

Tang climbed to 6th in the 2023 POY standings thanks to his 22 qualified final-table finishes and seven titles won this year. Saliba moved to 17th, with two titles and 12 final tables.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Bin Weng $958,279 1176
2 Thomas Boivin $958,278 980
3 Justin Saliba $525,087 784
4 Alex Kulev $397,254 588
5 Joni Jouhkimainen $295,116 490
6 Danny Tang $219,306 392
7 Joe McKeehen $173,844 294
8 David Peters $141,590 196
9 Orpen Kisacikoglu $117,659 98

Winner photo credits: WPT.