Ross Corless Wins WPO Championship for $130,230 in Heads-Up Deal

2024 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$1,700 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  529
Prize Pool:  $793,500
February 1 – 5, 2024

Ross Corless

The 2024 Winter Poker Open Championship headlined the two-week festival and the $1,700 buy-in tournament drew a talented group of players. After a fun final table, Ross Corless earned the WPO Champion title and $130,230 in a heads-up deal.

The tournament featured three starting flights and a $300,000 guarantee. It drew 529 entries to create a prize pool worth $793,500 for a fantastic turnout. We had 65 players return for Day 2, in the money, and they wasted no time since the money bubble was in the rearview mirror.

They quickly reached the final table with nine players remaining and four were left when they finished Day 2. Diego Uez and former WPT Player of the Year Jake Ferror were the leaders returning for the last day, but Corless never lost a hand.

Gal Yafrich doubled up on the first hand of Day 3 with aces but then ran his big slick into Corless’s aces to go out in fourth. Then Ferro lost his stack to his good friend before Uez and Corless decided to chop up the remaining prize pool.

Uez earned $124,000 in the deal and Corless is your 2024 Tampa Winter Poker Open Champion, banking $130,230 and the trophy for his efforts.

Final table results:

1st: Ross Corless – $130,230 + WPO Trophy *
2nd: Diego Uez – $124,000 *
3rd: Jake Ferro – $74,890
4th: Gal Yafrich – $55,750
5th: Mo Alhalwani – $41,920
6th: Chad Kitchen – $31,840
7th: Mark Milburn – $24,420
8th: Ryan Hogan – $18,910
9th: Jared Ingles – $14,790
* – results of heads-up deal