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Jacob Ferro Comes Out on Top in Event 19 to end the Night with a Trophy

2022 WPT Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 19
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  204
Prize Pool:  $408,000
September 1, 2022

Jacob Ferro

Jacob Ferro won the trophy in Event 19 to bring the night to a close here in Tampa, and he was awarded the WPT Trophy along with $94,490 in prize money. Here is what the tournament professional from Florida had to say after the victory.

“I’m actually very happy because I haven’t been able to close out lately the last two years. I’ve made some deep runs, second, third, ninth; I’ve been doing pretty well, I can’t complain, but it’s good to close it out. I’m probably just going to give the trophy to my Mom, she’ll be very happy with that,” said Ferro.

“I gotta play the Main tomorrow, so maybe I’ll buy the table some drinks or something, and we’ll just have a good time during the tournament. It was a fun final table, I had a bunch of the guys I knew, so it was fun and we were joking around the whole time. It’s serious stuff, but it was a fun final table. Anyone who plays with me knows that I’m just a fun time at the table, I like to have fun. It’s serious business in these tournaments, but it’s all about having a good time,” said Ferro when he was asked about his plans to celebrate and having fun at the tables.

“I live an hour north, and this place is like home to me, I play here all the time. All the people are great, but I want to give a shout out to the dealers, they are unbelievable, so shout out to them,” said Ferro when he was asked about his many experiences at the property here in Tampa.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Payout
1JacobFerro$94,490 + WPT Trophy
26LuzSanchez Garcia$3,540

Event 19: Jacob Ferro Wins ($94,490) – Connor Rash ($63,010)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 204 entries

Jake Ferro

Connor Rash got all in with Ah2h in the hole from the button, and Jacob Ferro had him covered holding Jc9c.

The board was dealt As9h7sKdJs, and Rash was eliminated in second place, good for $63,010. That made Ferro the champion of the tournament, and he took home $94,490 along with the WPT Trophy.

Stay tuned for a winner photo, interview with the champion, and official results.

Event 19: Clemen Deng – 5th Place ($25,440)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 204 entries

Jake Ferro

Clemen Deng was all in preflop on a short stack with Ks4h from the cutoff, and Jacob Ferro had him covered holding AsKh on the button.

The board ran out Jc8d2c7h5h, and Deng was eliminated in fifth place, good for $25,440. Ferro stacked up 875,000 after collecting the pot.

Jacob Ferro – 875,000 (21 bb)
Clemen Deng – Eliminated in Fifth Place ($25,440)

Event 19: Frank Weigel – 7th Place ($15,020)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 204 entries

Frank Weigel was all in with As4d in the hole, but Connor Rush had him covered holding Qd10h.

The final board read KhQs5d5c4c, and Weigel was eliminated in seventh place, good for $15,020.

Connor Rush – 1,670,000 (55 bb)
Frank Weigel – Eliminated in Seventh Place ($15,020)

Event 19: Final Table Begins

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 204 entries

Event 19 Final Table

The final final nine players have taken their seats at the final table of Event 19, and here is a look at the seat draw with chip counts.

Seat 1: Clemen Deng – 605,000
Seat 2: David Nathaniel – 140,000
Seat 3: Frank Weigel – 275,000
Seat 4: Jacob Ferro – 480,000
Seat 5: Connor Rush – 400,000
Seat 6: Kahlio Francis – 210,000
Seat 7: Romeo Mendoza – 70,000
Seat 8: Brian Altman – 540,000
Seat 9: Nicholas Palma – 720,000

Here is a look at the remaining prize pool up for grabs.

1st: $94,490 + WPT Trophy
2nd: $63,010
3rd: $45,870
4th: $33,900
5th: $25,440
6th: $19,390
7th: $15,020
8th: $11,820
9th: $9,450

Event 19: Results Update (Places 11-26)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 204 entries

Bryce McVay

Here is a look at the players that have cashed along the way to the precipice of the final table in Event 19.

11th: Mike Gao – $7,690
12th: Bryce McVay – $7,690
13th: Max Brown – $6,360
14th: Jeremy Eyer – $6,360
15th: Joseph Rivers – $5,350
16th: Justin Zaki – $5,350
17th: Antonio Serrao – $4,580
18th: Ivan Rubin – $4,580
19th: Ethan Yau – $4,580
20th: Miguel Hernandez – $4,580
21st: Jason Gooch – $3,990
22nd: Artem Metaldi – $3,990
23rd: James Collopy – $3,990
24th: Brandon Wilson – $3,990
25th: AJ Kelsall – $3,540
26th: Luz Sanchez Garcia – $3,540

Event 19: Romeo Mendoza Wins One

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 204 entries

Romeo Mendoza

There was a large pot on the table, and the board read AcJd3cKc10s when Romeo Mendoza got all in with pocket threes from the big blind.

The hijack tanked for a bit before folding AdJh faceup on the table. Mendoza won the pot to stack up 472,000 after the hand.

Romeo Mendoza – 472,000 (59 bb)