Sheng Ye Beats Document Discipline to Win WPT Prime Gold Coast
Sheng Ye grew to become the newest WPT Prime champion after defeating a record-breaking discipline at Star Gold Coast, Queensland, on Monday.
The Australian professional traveled from his native Sydney to ante up within the WPT’s second Prime occasion on the Gold Coast. A whole bunch extra did the identical, which meant the AU$2,000 match moved into record-breaking territory after three beginning flights.
After the ultimate buy-in was collected, the whole variety of entries stood at 1,224. That determine surpasses the earlier WPT Prime document of 1,071 entries, which was set in Paris at the beginning of 2023.
One other WPT Prime document falls in 2023
The record-breaking discipline meant Ye was enjoying for the lion’s share of a AU$2.2 million prizepool. That’s some huge cash to play for, however Ye had already notched up a number of deep runs at Star Gold Coast previous to Monday’s last desk, so he in all probability wasn’t feeling the strain.
In actual fact, he gained a WSOP Circuit occasion there in November 2022. That prime curler win was value AU$156,211, so his newest deep run was one other probability for so as to add a six-figure rating to his profession whole
WPT Prime Gold Coast consequence
- Sheng Ye – AU$374,953*
- Ben Richardson – AU$238,978
- Mo Haidary – AU$176,753
- Josh Foster – AU$132,048
- Anita Savage – AU$99,654
- Gary Lin – AU$75,981
*First prize features a winner’s bundle for the WPT World Championship.
That was incentive sufficient for Ye to place in a dominant efficiency. He began high of the chip counts with six remaining and by no means relinquished his place. Regardless of by no means slipping, Ye needed to defend his place on a number of events.
One participant who posed the most important risk to Ye’s WPT title hopes was Ben Richardson. The Australia professional had over US$760,000 in stay cashes previous to the WPT Prime Gold Coast principal occasion, and virtually added a significant title to his document.
Richardson was robust however Ye will get its completed
Richardson doubled up 3 times throughout his heads-up towards Ye. Nonetheless, strive as he would possibly, Richardson couldn’t acquire sufficient momentum to get forward. He remained the shortest stack all through the ultimate showdown and, ultimately, put all of it on the road with the removed from weak poker hand, A♦ 5♦.
Ye took benefit of his stack and place by transferring all-in from the button with Q♦ 2♥. Richardson made a straightforward name and located a pair on the J♦ 6♠ 5♣ flop. Nonetheless, the hand was removed from over and the benefit shortly swung in Ye’s favor after the Q♥ fell on the flip.
Richardson had outs with one card to come back, however couldn’t get there. The 8♣ introduced the hand, and the match, to a conclusion. Ye raked within the last pot and, with it, his first WPT Prime title. The Australian additionally picked up his greatest payout of his profession.
With one other record-breaking occasion within the books, the WPT Prime group is now heading to Cambodia. Motion will get underway at Nagaworld Built-in Resort on March 9 forward of the WPT Prime Cambodia principal occasion, which begins on March 16.