2022 WPT Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $58,920
August 25, 2022
Vinny Monteiro claimed the first tournament trophy of the series tonight along with $13,135 thanks to a large chip lead when the final three players decided to chop at the conclusion of Event 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.
Here is a what Monteiro had to say a short time after his victory. “It feels good, this is my first trophy. This is the third time I’ve played in a PLO tournament live, and it’s my second final table, and this one I took it down. Now let’s go for the hold’em tournaments and see if we can take those down too.”
“I came from Hollywood, I live in Boca Raton, so I came with the family and we’re all going to stay here the whole week. I brought the wife, the kids, everybody. It’s going to be fun, I plan on staying until at least the Main Event,” said Monteiro when he was asked about his plans for the tournament series.
Monteiro took control of the final table with over half the chips in play during the later stages of the night. “There was a guy that was super big when we got to the final table, and I was able to capitalize on him since he we playing every hand. I was able to get most of his chips to my side, and then I was able to just pressure the table all the time, and that was it,” said Monteiro about his journey through the final table.
Here is a look at the final results in the tournament:
|Place||First Name||Last Name||Prize Amount|
|1||Vinny||Monteiro||$13,135* + WPT Trophy|
*: Denotes three-way deal