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WPT $100k Super High Roller – Sands Wins

Pokerstars chipsDavid Sands ran in from 4th place at the final table to take down the WPT Super High Roller event on a day where the action was non-stop with 6 of the most aggressive players in poker battling it out for the big tournament win.

The last 6 players, 4 of them sat deepstacked at the final table, all played exceptionally well making this a WPT High Roller to remember, and one for the record books thanks to the non-stop betting action from all the players. Daniel Perper made the most impressive run of the day coming from the short stack of around the 200k mark and then moving up to the 2 million chip mark, but his run came to a crashing end. However, he was all smiles when he was knocked out in 3rd, making the money for a $409,500 payday for running his short stack into the cash spots.

The Final Table Rankings

1st David Sands $1,023,750 (seat 6)

2nd Joseph Cheong $614,250 (seat 1)

3rd Daniel Perper $409,500 (seat 5)

4th Jim Courtney (Seat 3)

5th Steven Silverman (seat 2)

6th Andrew Robl (seat 4)

Andrew Robl was the first player to crash out early into the final table as he started as the other short stack on the table. He couldn’t double up when he needed it the most and so took 6th place. Next to go was Steven Silverman, who has been making an impressive run on the Global Poker Index Player of the Year charts. He went out in 5th place, but on a positive note he will be launching himself back up the GPI POY when the points for his impressive run are added to the charts where he currently owns 5th place, but after this performance he should shoot up into 2nd place.

Jim Courtney started off losing a large chunk of his chips, but soon made ground with a steady climb up the chip leader board pushing on Cheong and Sands, who were both dominating the tournament. Sand in fact lost the chip lead with a huge drop losing almost 1.5 million of chips leaving him with 500k, but he recovered quickly to book his place in the money, whereas Cheong was on a downwards spiral from the beginning, but then made a miraculous recovery to fight his way into the chip lead.

Finally it all came to an end with the blind level reached number 21 at a rate of 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante. David Sands and Joseph Cheong battled it out in a heads-up match, that Sands was in no doubt going to take down after he ran strong throughout, giving Cheong a rough ride to send him out in 2nd place.

A great tournament, and one of the best high rollers we will have seen this year despite having only 21 entries into the tournament.

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