The penultimate main event of World Poker Tour’s 14th season is now in books.
Justin Young has came out as the winner, becoming the topper of a pack of 1222 entries in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown 2016 US$ 3500 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event to become victorious in his very first World Poker Tour title as well as the 1st spot prize of US$ 669161.
The thirty-six year old from Henderson, Nevada, not just overcame a great pack but also had to contest with a few top-notch competition at final table. Conjoining him going into the final day where the prefers of Cate Hall, who was at her 3rd World Poker Tour final table of the season (ninth – US$ 65404), WPT L.A. Poker Classic 2016 4th spot ender Sam Soverel (seventh – US$ 110357) and WPT Five Diamond 2014 runner-up Garett Greer, who also finally ended in the 2nd position spot in this event for US$ 458722. Cate Hall had the scope to secure World Poker Tour Player of the Year award with a top-3 end in this event, but he fell short when she was the very first player rejected at the 9 handed final table.
Young got into the last day in 6th chip position among the 10 remaining contestants. He was able to become to get some great pots along the path and made it to the heads-up play against Greer 14.2 million in chips to Greer’s 22450000.
The last showdown stayed just twenty-three hands, as Young was able to find a double up along with AHeart Suit9Heart Suit becoming victorious at a race against Greer’s 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit early. Young’s lead grew quickly and by that time the final hand developed he held roughly a 2.5-to-1 vantage.