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Buy-In: $1,100
Prize Pool: $673,180
Entrants: 550

$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Quantum CPPT ME $400K GTD

  • Oct 14, '17 - Oct 17, '17


Updates on Final Day (Oct 18, 17)


Andrew Wisdom Wins CPPT Bicycle Casino Main Event

After five days of poker action the field of 550 players in the Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino main event was eventually whittled down to 23-year-old Andrew Wisdom, who earned the largest payday of his career by claiming the $165,025 first-place prize.

In addition to the hefty payday, Wisdom will also be featured on an upcoming cover of Card Player Magazine.

Wisdom, who is a poker enthusiast living in San Diego, started the tournament with a huge hero call against poker pro Upeshka De Silva on day 1, and he finished the tournament in similar fashion against poker pro Goswin Siemsen to earn the title.

Sporting more than a 2:1 chip lead heads-up, Wisdom limped the button and then called a raise to see a flop of QSpade Suit8Heart Suit4Club Suit. Wisdom called a bet on the flop, as well as a bet on the AClub Suit turn before Siemsen shoved the 3Diamond Suit on the river.

After going into the tank, Wisdom eventually found a call with just QDiamond Suit6Spade Suit. Siemsen could only show a busted straight draw with king high, and Wisdom raked in the final pot of the evening.

Second-Place Finisher Goswin Siemsen“I knew that Gos is a heads-up player and obviously very capable of bluffing in that spot, so when all of the straight and flush draws missed, I felt like he might try a bluff at that point. I just talked myself into going with it,” Wisdom said after the victory.

Although it was a big boost to his bankroll, Wisdom said he plans on taking it easy for a little while to enjoy his big win.

“These last few months have actually been pretty stressful for me, so I plan on taking a break and trying new things. I’ve been wanting to learn to surf for awhile now, so maybe that’s what I’ll do for a bit.”

The main event was a success from start to finish, crushing the $400,000 guarantee en route to a $673,180 prize pool. Players had the option to buy-in for $1,100 on any of the three starting days, or enter day 2 directly with a Quantum buy-in of $4,300.

Notable poker pros who finished in the money included Jesse Yaginuma (70th), Jim Collopy (61st), Kevin Song (60th), Danny Nguyen (59th), Joe Serock (45th), Adam Geyer (38th), Matt McEwan (31st), Jake Balsiger (23rd), Ardavan Yazdi (21st), Jonathan Karamalikis (18th), Chris Klodnicki (17th), Men Nguyen (16th), Owen Crowe (12th), Adam Weinraub (7th) and Duey Duong (5th).

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout
1 Andrew Wisdom $165,025
2 Goswin Siemsen $93,705
3 Mike Yacoubian $54,445
4 Sang Lee $41,130
5 Duey Duong $31,075
6 Michael Ung $23,560
7 Adam Weinraub $18,355
8 Larry Quang $14,340
9 Chad Dorothy $11,000

Andrew Wisdom Wins 2017 CPPT Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event ($165,025)

2017 CPPT Bike main event Champion Andrew WisdomAndrew Wisdom limped in from the button and Goswin Siemsen raised to 750,000 total. Wisdom made the call and the QSpade Suit8Heart Suit4Club Suit hit the flop.

Siemsen bet 600,000 and Wisdom made the call.

The turn was the AClub Suit and Siemsen now 1,100,000. Wisdom thought it over before electing to make the call.

The 3Diamond Suit hit the river and Siemsen announced that he was all-in. Wisdom asked for a count and the dealer relayed that Siemsen had shoved for 3,775,000.

Wisdom went deep into the tank.

“That’s a pretty good river for me to call on,” said Wisdom as he thought it over.

Eventually, he slid a pile of chips to indicate a call and Siemsen tapped the table, saying, “Good call.”

Wisdom has the QDiamond Suit6Spade Suit for second pair, while Siemsen could only produce the KClub SuitJDiamond Suit. With that Siemsen was eliminated in second place, taking home $93,705, while Wisdom secured the title and the $165,025 first-place prize.

Player Tags: Goswin Siemsen,   Andrew Wisdom

Level 22

Play continues without a break as the blinds increase to 125,000-250,000 with a 25,000 ante. During heads-up play, levels only last 30 minutes.


Heads-Up Chip Counts

Player Name Chip Count
Andrew Wisdom 15,200,000
Goswin Siemsen 5,600,000

Mike Yacoubian Eliminated In 3rd Place ($54,445)

Mike YacoubianMike Yacoubian raised all-in from the small blind holding ADiamond Suit5Heart Suit and was called by QHeart SuitJSpade Suit from Andrew Wisdom in the big blind.

The board fell QSpade Suit9Spade Suit3Heart Suit7Club Suit9Heart Suit and Yacoubian was eliminated in third place, earning $54,445.


Goswin Siemsen Doubles

Goswin SiemsenAndrew Wisdom shoved from the button into both short stacks and Goswin Siemsen called from the small blind with AClub SuitQDiamond Suit.

Wisdom was dominated with AHeart Suit6Heart Suit and failed to catch up, shipping a double of 3,475,000 to Siemsen. Wisdom still has about half of the chips in play.

Player Tags: Goswin Siemsen

Level 21

Blinds are up to 100,000-200,000 with an ante of 25,000 for level 21.


Chip Counts

Andrew Wisdom

Player Name Chip Count
Andrew Wisdom 12,600,000
Mike Yacoubian 4,200,000
Goswin Siemsen 4,100,000
Player Tags: Andrew Wisdom


The final three are now on break following the completion of level 20.


Andrew Wisdom Scores Huge Double

Andrew Wisdom raised to 450,000 and was called by Goswin Siemsen. The flop came down 8Heart Suit4Club Suit2Club Suit and Wisdom checked.

Siemsen bet 500,000 and Wisdom check-raised to 1,700,000. Siemsen then moved all-in and Wisdom called off for a total of 5,465,000.

Siemsen showed KHeart Suit8Spade Suit, but he was dominated by Wisdom’s ASpade Suit8Club Suit.

The turn and river fell 6Club Suit7Heart Suit and Wisdom doubled up to 11,800,000. Siemsen was left with 4,600,000.

Player Tags: Andrew Wisdom
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