Daniel Weinman won the latest World Poker Tour (WPT) tournament. The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event saw Weinman pocketing $892.433.00 and is the latest name to be engraved on the WPT Champions Cup. While his victory is fairly large, it is not the biggest of the tournament.
The WPT, which was founded in 2002, is one of the largest and longest running live poker tours. The $892,433 is not the biggest victory payment in the tournament’s 15-year history. However, it is the second biggest payout for the 2016/2017 season. The highest payout for 2016/2017 season went to James Romero, who walked away with a cheque worth $1,938,118 for his triumph during the Five Diamond World Poker Classic tournament.
Who is the Tournaments Biggest Winner?
The biggest ever payout on the WPT goes back to WPT’s fifth season in 2007 and Spanish Player Carlos Mortensen. Mortensen a record-breaking $3,970,415 with a $25,000 buy-in WPT Championship event.
Other Major Winners:
In 2007, the Ukrainian won $2,482,605 during the 2007 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,400 Main Event.
In 2007, Hershler pocketed his biggest win during the WPT L.A Poker Classic $10,000 Main Event. Hershler beat out 790 other entries to take home $2,429,970.
In 2006 it was Goehring’s turn to triumph over 692 other entries during the L.A Poker Classic $10,000 Championship. He walked away with $2,391,550. This was a little more than double his payout for his championship title in 2003 where he won $1,011,886.
Back in 2006 again, Hachem won a tremendous $2,207,575 payout for winning the WPT Season 5, Doyle Brunson, North American Poker Classic $15,400 Main Event. Hachem beat out 583 other entries. This was not his biggest poker win, as one year prior in 2005 he walked away from the World Series of Poker event with a payout worth $7,500,000.
Schulman comes in with the fifth biggest WPT payout valued at $2,167,500. He picked up this victory during the 2005 WPT World Poker Finals $10,200 Main Event. He beat out 782 other players, at the time he was aged 21 years old. This made him the youngest WPT Main Event winner.