Daniel Weinman and another 65 World Poker Tour Champion club members enterd the Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions. It took three days of play to boil down the field of poker talents to the televised WPT final table, where Daniel Weinman played Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi heads-up for the title and the $381,500 first-place prize.
According to WPT's website, Weinman started the heads-up with a decent lead. Mizrachi managed to double on the sixth hand and worked his way within 140k of Weinman. However, Mirazchi didn't get closer than that and two hands into Level 24 (20k/40k with a 5k ante) he was sent packing.
Mizrachi moved all in on the button for 885,000 with 55 and Weinman called with A8. The QJ3 flop kept Mizrachi in the lead with his pocket pair, but the 8 on the turn left Mizrachi with only 2 outs. The river was the 7 and it was game over for Mizrachi, who received $218,000 for his runner-up finish.
Aside from the $381,500 first-place prize, Weinman also received a $15,000 entry into the Season XVI WPT Tournament of Champions, plus he was awarded with a brand new 2018 Audi S5 Coupe, a pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster, a Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red watch, a custom premium poker table from BBO Poker Tables, a seat in Tiger's Poker Night Presented by World Poker Tour, and a one-week stay with Wyndham Extra Holidays.
Season XV Monster WPT Tournament of Champions Results
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