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Championship: Finding Our Champ

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 529

Diego Uez leads the Day 3 return

The 2024 WPO Championship is down to the last four players and they return this afternoon at 2 pm. They will play 60-minute levels until heads up and switch to 30 until someone owns the trophy.

Diego Uez and Jake Ferro traded the lead several times at the final table, and Uez returns with the lead. Gal Yifrach and Ross Corless are under ten bigs coming back and need to make some moves to compete.

Seat 1: Gal Yifrach – 1,675,000 (8 bb)
Seat 2: Diego Uez – 11,275,000 (56 bb)
Seat 3: Ross Corless – 1,700,000 (9 bb)
Seat 4: Jake Ferro – 6,425,000 (32 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $152,630 + WPO Trophy
2nd: $101,600
3rd: $74,890
4th: $55,750

Saif Keshwani Wins WPO Event 8 for $11,611 in Four-Way Deal!

2024 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$400 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  235
Prize Pool:  $78,725
February 4, 2024

Saif Keshwani, WPO Event 8 champ
PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStatePrize Amount
1SaifKeshwaniTampaFL$11,611 *
2KevinDilkGreenwoodIN$11,186 *
3WilliamBarrettPalm HarborFL$11,166 *
4EbrahimFigueroa NoboaToa AktaPR$9,932 *
5AaronThivyanathanSt PetersburgFL$4,660
6ReeseCombsLutzFL$3,530
7HyndiKhomutetskyOrlandoFL$2,720
8RileyPriceLargoFL$2,120
9SaurabhkumarPatelHoustonTX$1,680
10WayneCastleberryFernandina BeachFL$1,680
11RickyLandaisSun PrairieWI$1,390
12MichaelWilklowMinneapolisMN$1,390
13RobertSuttonLakelandFL$1,170
14WilliamMunizTampaFL$1,170
15EliasKiwanWesley ChapelFL$1,010
16CraigJohnstonLand O LakesFL$1,010
17DouglasJanoffWashingtonME$890
18JoshuaPaigeBradentonFL$890
19AuraKerrTampaFL$890
20JakeQuinseeHuddersfield$890
21RobertFultonSaint PetersburgFL$810
22ElonKotlarFt WashingtonPA$810
23LeighLewisTampaFL$810
24AaronVande VenAlexandriaVA$810
25MaxymPiltenkpOrlandoFL$750
26EmmanuelPaulino CanulHolidayFL$750
27MarkWilsonTraverse CityMI$750
28MaribethHilliardByronIL$750
29JakeSultaniValricoFL$750
30GlenJosephTampaFL$750

* – results of a four-way deal

WPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

10AM: Event 9 – $250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)

  • $10,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (2:30pm)
  • This is a one day tournament and please to completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

2PM: Day 3 – $1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)

  • Championship Day 3 Seats and Chip Counts
  • Championship Payouts

2024 Winter Poker Open Schedule

Championship: Diego Uez Bags Overnight Lead

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 529

Diego Uez

Level 29 ended and the four remaining players bagged their chips and will return on Monday at 2 pm to play for the WPO Championship title. Diego Uez bagged the biggest stack after battling the last few hours with Jake Ferro.

Ross Corless and Gal Yifrach are under ten big blinds and will be working to get back in the game when they resume.

Seat 1: Gal Yifrach – 1,675,000 (8 bb)
Seat 2: Diego Uez – 11,275,000 (56 bb)
Seat 3: Ross Corless – 1,700,000 (9 bb)
Seat 4: Jake Ferro – 6,425,000 (32 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $152,630 + WPO Trophy
2nd: $101,600
3rd: $74,890
4th: $55,750

Championship: Jake Ferro Versus Diego Uez

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 529

Diego Uez opened to 300,000 from the button and Jake Ferro called from the big blind. The flop was Qd7d5c, Ferro checked, Uez bet 250,000 and Ferro called.

The turn was 5d and both players checked. The river was 5h and Ferro bet 1,300,000. Uez thought for two minutes, called, and mucked when Ferro showed QsJs for a full house fives full of queens.

Jake Ferro – 9,075,000 (61 bb)
Diego Uez – 7,200,000 (48 bb)

Championship: Mo Alhalwani – 5th Place ($41,920)

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 529

Mo Alhalwani

Action folded to Jake Ferro, he limped his small blind, Mo Alhalwani moved all in for 1,500,000 and Ferro snapped a call.

“I knew it,” Ross Corless laughed.

Ferro: AdKh
Alhalwani: KsTs

Alhalwani was in a lot of trouble and never found a sweat on the 7c6h3h2c4d board to exit in fifth place.

Jake Ferro – 6,600,000 (53 bb)
Mo Alhalwani – Eliminated in 5th Place ($41,920)

Championship: Chad Kitchen – 6th Place ($31,840)

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 529

Chad Kitchen

Soon after sending a double to Ross Corless, Chad Kitchen was all in for 1,350,000 and Jake Ferro had him at risk from the button.

Ferro: AsKs
Kitchen: AhQs

Kitchen ran into a big ace and it got worse when Ferro made aces up on the AcKd4d flop. The Js turn had Kitchen asking for a ten but the 6c river sent him out in sixth place.

Jake Ferro – 5,150,000 (41 bb)
Chad Kitchen – Eliminated in 6th Place ($31,840)

Championship: Ross Corless Doubles Through Chad Kitchen

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 529

Chad Kitchen opened to 300,000 and Ross Corless three-bet to 1,100,000 from the big blind with another 1,100,000 behind. Kitchen said, “All in,” and Corless quickly called at risk.

Corless: QsQd
Kitchen: JdJc

A cooler for Kitchen but Corless was okay with it, especially when the board ran Th6h5h9s2s for his double.

Ross Corless – 4,525,000 (36 bb)
Chad Kitchen – 1,450,000 (12 bb)

Championship: Diego Uez Versus Jake Ferro

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 529

Diego Uez

Jake Ferro opened to 225,000 from under the gun, Diego Uez three-bet to 700,000 from the small blind and Ferro called. The flop was Th9d8c, Uez bet 500,000 and Ferro called.

The turn was Jd and both players checked. The river was 5s and Uez bet 1,300,000. Ferro took several minutes to think it through until Mo Alhalwani called clock on the other end of the table.

Before time ran out, Ferro called and Uez showed QhQd for a queen-high straight. Ferro quickly showed JhJs for a turned set of jacks, not good enough for the huge pot.

Diego Uez – 8,100,000 (81 bb)
Jake Ferro – 5,100,000 (51 bb)

Championship: Gal Yifrach Doubles Through Jake Ferro

$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 529

Gal Yifrach

Jake Ferro opened to 225,000 from the hijack and Mo Alhalwani called on the button. Gal Yifrach moved all in for 1,050,000 from the small blind, Ferro announced all in, and Alhalwani abandoned.

Yifrach: 7h7d
Ferro: JdJc

Yifrach was in a lot of trouble with the smaller pair but turned it around when he made a set of sevens on the Tc7s5h flop. The Qd turn and 8h river finished the board and Yifrach doubled back into the game.

Gal Yifrach – 2,525,000 (25 bb)
Jake Ferro – 7,400,000 (74 bb)