Nicholas Schlie Crowned Champion Of WPPT Tweed Heads
Posted at 09:00 2012-10-08 by Matthew Pitt
The World Professional Poker Tour (WPPT) was in Tweed Heads, over the weekend where just 58 players were prepared to part company with the €1,100 buy-in, meaning the prize pool fell massively short of the advertised $300,000.
Despite the low turn out, the tournament that took place at the Seagulls Club in New South Wales will be remembered fondly by those who participated, especially Nicholas Schlie who was the eventual champion. This result added $14,500 to Schlie's bankroll; not bad for a few days of live poker!
After both starting flights had been completed there were 58 players registered but only 35 managed to make it through to Day 2. These 35 survivors were whittled down to the final eight in record time, leaving the final table to line up as follows:
Each of the eight final tablists were guaranteed at least $1,800 for the efforts but as any poker player will tell you, once you reach the final table all that is on your mind is going all of the way and winning the event. Unfortunately for Josh Rimmington those thoughts ended prematurely as his was in push-or-fold mode from the restart and he could not find a much needed double-up.
He was followed to the rail first by Justin Ayoub, then by Ami Asaf, Mitch Caton and Najeem Ajez. When there were just three players remaining a deal was struck and the tournament brought to an end; although the WPPT Facebook page would have you believe the tournament was brought to an end by an vs vs confrontation, though that appears to be false especially when one considers Grant Levy's comment of “Sick finish. Seems almost unbelievable...” which has been liked by one of the final table members!
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