Jim Collopy Wins Event 32 to Claim one of the Last Trophies of the Series

2022 WPT Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 32
$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  77
Prize Pool:  $365,750
September 6, 2022

Jim Collopy

Jim Collopy won Event 32 tonight to take home one of the last WPT Trophies of the tournament series here in Tampa. He topped a talented field to take home the top prize worth $87,346.

“Pretty good, this series is a nice series. I’m looking forward to seeing Tampa start to rival Hollywood as a new Florida scene,” said Collopy right after the win.

“I think that some kind of POY or contest, the same way the Cali Swing used to have would be a good idea. I don’t know if the East Coast Swing was as good as the Cali Swing, but I think a Florida Swing would be real nice. Regional leader boards are the key to domestic success,” said Collopy when he was asked about playing at both the Hollywood and Tampa series at Seminole properties these past few weeks.

When he was asked about his journey on the final day of the tournament, Collopy replied, “I got off to a good start with eliminating the player that resulted in the final table, and then I drew a seat to the direct left of the other big stack so I think that my table and seat draw winded up quite well for me.”

“I think all events have their own appeal. I liked mixed-game events, any rotation event is my favorite kind of event. Less about mixed or limits specifically, but what I really like is rotational. I like half hold’em, half Omaha. Any sort of half and half is a fun variation to tournament poker,” said Collopy.

When he was asked how he was going to celebrate, he had a very fitting reply for Florida: “I’m going to Disney World.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Payout
1JimCollopy$87,346+ + WPT Trophy
6JavierZarco Sanchez$19,080

*: Denotes payouts based upon the three-way chop that ended play.