2021 WPT Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $195,940
June 13-14, 2021
Event 5 ($1,100 No Limit Hold’em) was a two-day event that attracted 202 entries, and after a heads-up battle that saw several big back-and-forth lead changes, Anthony Lambert won in a heads-up deal with Thomas Boyden.
Boyden started heads-up with a slight lead, and then extended it to more than 2-to-1. But Lambert scored a key double-up when a five on the river gave both players a straight. Lambert’s eight-high straight beat Boyden’s five-high straight, and that gave Lambert the lead, which he then extended to 3-to-1.
Not long after that, they got it all in after a flop of , and Lambert showed . But Boyden flopped a straight with his , and it held up to even the chip stacks once again. Shortly after that, they agreed to a deal.
“We had been here for a while,” said Lambert. “We were both tired, and it’s been a long two days. So with even chip stacks, let’s make a deal, and we both leave happy.”
Lambert had slightly more chips, so as chipleader, he was declared the champion, receiving the title and the trophy.
“It feels great,” said Lambert, who is primarily a cash game player. “It’s been a long time since I had a big score. This will be my biggest, and it’s been a long time coming.”
|Place||First Name||Last Name||City||State||WINNINGS|
|11||Oscar||Lindo Zeledon||Spring Hill||FL||$4,507|
|13||Samuel||Panzica Ii||Fort Lauderdale||FL||$3,821|