An Irish poker player managed to snag a six-figure victory plus a well-deserved title of WPT Champion from a humble $33 investment.
Daniel Smyth from Ireland entered a WPT satellite for a $33 buy-in and turned that into a $320 ticket. The Irishman then parleyed that $320 into a $3,200 WPT Knockout Championship seat and then went all the way to win the event for $208,803, an extra $204,588 worth of bounty rewards, plus a free seat to the next WPT Tournament of Champions worth $15,000.
This wonderful story has been made possible by the recently favorable changes that partypoker and the WPT made exclusively for this epic festival. They have reduced late registration and limited re-entries to level out the playing field. This meant small-time grinders never had to worry about having to compete against opponents with seemingly unlimited bankrolls who can afford to fire multiple bullets. At partypoker, you can take your shot, chase your dreams and become a real-life poker champion.
The final hand was between Daniel Smyth and British player Manig Loeser. Smyth held a 103 big blind to 45 big blind advantage.
At one point Loeser reclaimed the lead and was set to win the title, however Smyth fought back and grabbed the chip lead once again.
The final hand was during the 500,000/1,000,000/125,000a level that saw Loeser move all-in for 14,100,000 with 87. Smyth called with K9. The board ran 10A494, showing favor to Smyth's cards who has now turned his $33 investment into almost $430,000!
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