Wiegand Wins the WPT National Johannesburg Main Event ($81,026)


Following an epic a few-day fight, it was South African Wesley Wiegand who came out on leading and he took residence the $ 81,026 initial-location prize! The match drew a overall of 325 entries, making a prize pool of $ 299,650, and on the ultimate working day there had been still 14 hopefuls seeking to capture the title in the largest WPT National occasion in South Africa.

The initial participant to get knocked out was Jaco van Niekerk, followed by Robert Hertzog in 13th area. Hertzog ran ace-nine into ace-king and could not catch up. In twelfth place we dropped Simon Solomon who had been short for very some time. Solomon ran with queen-nine into Marius Lange&#8217s ace-king suited and the board introduced no aid.

With eleven players remaining we dropped Jason Strauss following a large cooler, as he was on the wrong side of things when each he and Ciro Koncke flopped 3 of a sort. This hand jolted Koncke into the chip direct heading into the last desk. Here&#8217s what the closing desk seating and chip counts appeared like.

Seat one &#8211 Wesley Wiegand &#8211 1,025,000
Seat two &#8211 Warren Zackey &#8211 1,305,000
Seat three &#8211 Marius Lange &#8211 465,000
Seat four &#8211 Hilton Nortje &#8211 625,000
Seat five &#8211 Greg Tucker &#8211 465,000
Seat 6 &#8211 Max Sartirana &#8211 510,000
Seat 7 &#8211 Anand Kumar &#8211 875,000
Seat eight &#8211 Davor Dadic &#8211 860,000
Seat nine &#8211 Nahum Lum &#8211 one,400,000
Seat ten &#8211  Ciro Koncke &#8211 two,240,000

Whilst he doubled up appropriate off the bat, it was Lange who busted in tenth. Lange took home $ three,901 soon after he dropped a huge coin flip against our eventual winner. With nine gamers remaining the possibility of obtaining a back again-to-back winner was still alive, but not for long. Davor Dadic, who won this really occasion last year, exited in ninth and cashed for $ 5,102. His ace-king of diamonds was no match for Anand Kumar&#8217s deuces.

In eighth spot we missing Greg Tucker, who dropped a coin flip with ace-jack as opposed to Warren Zackey&#8217s pocket nines. Tucker cashed for $ 7,053, and in a crazy change of occasions it was Zackey who exited following. Zackey took residence $ 9,753 for his seventh spot end soon after operating pocket threes into Konck&#8217e tens.

It took nearly two hrs ahead of we missing another player, as everyone confirmed a great deal of caution with regards to enjoying all-in pots. Max Sartirana lastly busted for $ twelve,754 when Wiegand strike a pair of nines with 8-nine off match towards his ace-queen.

Wiegand held a tiny direct going into five-handed enjoy, but the motion went back again and forth for a prolonged time between the final 5. All five held the chip lead at some level, and it was Koncke who busted in fifth spot for $ 16,056.

In a huge pot vs . Hilton Nortje we lost Nahum Lum in fourth spot, right after the two players experienced flopped leading pair. Lum&#8217s kicker proved to be inferior, and he walked absent with a $ 21,757 payslip. Nortje began a few-handed engage in with a big direct, but from this point on it was the Wiegand Present.

Wiegand dominated 3-handed play and chipped equally Nortje and Kumar down to just a handful of massive blinds. Nortje busted in 3rd for $ 31,510 when his ace-queen was no very good towards Wiegand&#8217s pocket nines, and 4 fingers afterwards the event was in excess of.

Wiegand began heads-up enjoy with a 10:1 chip guide, and secured his 1st huge title rapidly.

On the ultimate hand Wiegand shoved the button and Kumar known as with queen-eight of clubs. Wiegand tabled ace-jack of spades and his hand held up. Kumar gathered $ 48,016 for his runner-up end, but it was Wiegand who walked away as the richest gentleman, collecting the enormous quantity of $ eighty one,026.

Right here is the closing desk payout:

1. Wesley Wiegand &#8211 $ eighty one,026
2. Anand Kumar &#8211 $ forty eight,016
3. Hilton Nortje &#8211 $ 31,510
four. Nahum Lum &#8211 $ 31,757
five. Ciro Koncke &#8211 $ sixteen,056
6. Max Sartirana &#8211 $ twelve,754
7. Warren Zackey &#8211 $ 9,753
eight. Greg Tucker &#8211 $ 7,053
nine. Davor Dadic &#8211 $ five,102
10. Marius Lange &#8211 $ three,901

That is it for our coverage of the World Poker Tour Countrywide Celebration in Johannesburg, we hope to see you once again at our next function.

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