Hand #160: Daniel Weinman Wins the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions!

Apr 9, 2017

Champion Daniel Weinman

Michael Mizrachi (pictured below) moves all in, and Daniel Weinman (pictured above) calls with Club AHeart 8. Mizrachi turns over Heart 5Club 5, and needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board comes Diamond QClub JClub 3Spade 8Club 7, and Weinman wins the pot — and the WPT title — with a pair of eights.

Michael Mizrachi finishes as the runner-up, earning $218,000.

Michael Mizrachi

Daniel Weinman wins the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions, earning $381,500, which includes his $15,000 entry into next season’s WPT Tournament of Champions. Weinman receives a WPT Champions Trophy, and his name will be inscribed on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup, along side every other WPT champion from all 15 seasons.

Weinman also receives a prize package worth nearly $150,000**, which includes the following:

1.  A 2018 Audi S5 Coupe, with a powerful 354-horsepower, twin-scroll turbocharged engine, equipped with Audi’s famed quattro all-wheel drive

2.  A pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster

3.  A Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red watch

4.  A custom premium poker table from BBO Poker Tables

5.  A seat in Tiger’s Poker Night Presented by World Poker Tour

6.  A one-week stay with Wyndham Extra Holidays

Congratulations to Daniel Weinman!

1st:  Daniel Weinman  –  $381,500*
2nd:  Michael Mizrachi  –  $218,000
3rd:  Daniel Santoro  –  $133,525
4th:  David Ormsby  –  $95,375
5th:  Erik Seidel  –  $73,575
6th:  Dylan Wilkerson  –  $57,225
7th:  Stefan Schillhabel  –  $49,050
8th:  Jesse Sylvia  –  $43,600
9th:  Jonathan Jaffe  –  $38,150

* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $15,000 entry into next season’s WPT Tournament of Champions. In addition, the winner will receive bonus prizes worth nearly $150,000, including a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe.

Exit Interview with Michael Mizrachi:

On his tournament run coming to the end: “I mean it’s tough. I actually needed a car because my tire blew out on the way here, so I could have used that Audi, I would have traded it in for my Mercedes.”

On finishing third last year, and second this year in the TOC: “You know what happens next year [laughs].”

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