Kodi McDaniel Wins Event 24 to Take Home $12,430 Along with the Trophy

2022 WPT Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 24
$600 Quad Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 67
Prize Pool:  $35,510
September 3, 2022

Kodi McDaniel

Kodi McDaniel topped the field in a quick tournament (even heads-up play lasted just one hand) tonight to win Event 24 in Tampa. He took home the top prize worth $12,430 along with the WPT Trophy.

Here is what he had to say after the win. “It feels amazing, it was pretty interesting because I have a couple friends here playing the Main Event, and then I just hopped into this one,” said McDaniel.

When he was asked about his plans to celebrate with his friends that were on his rail during the final stages of the event, McDaniel offered this: “Hopefully I don’t lose it all in the pits (laughs). No it will be fun. I might play something small again tomorrow, we’ll see.”

“I just sat at basically a starting stack more or less until there was 20 left. I was starting stack, up to 80, back to starting, back to 80, back to starting. And then when I was at 50, I doubled to 100, and then I doubled to 200, and then I doubled to 400, and it all happened literally within 20 or 30 minutes,” said McDaniel about his journey through the tournament.

“I came here once like ten years ago when I was 18 or something, and since then I came here last year with my girlfriend and my father just to go to Busch Gardens and a Rays game and it was super nice. I just got here today at 7:30 and it’s still a super nice property. All I did was check-in and then play this tournament,” said McDaniel when he was asked about his thoughts on the property, and his check-in and win approach to tonight’s tournament.

Here is a look at the final results for the event:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Payout