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   Saturday, April 20 2024 
World Poker Tour: Chino Rheem ends the season in style

On the 146 players having participated in the grand final of the World Poker Tour in Las Vegas, only six players reached the final table. Chino Rheem and Erick Lindgren were both the well placed players, during this final table of this Main Event of the WPT World Championship, with a respective stack of 5,495,000 and 3,355,000 chips; whereas the others, Jonathan Roy, Matt Hyman, Brandon Steven and David Peters, were at less than 2 million chips. Chino Rheem kept his lead thanks to his ability to play poker well and stands out face to Erick Lindgren, after 9 hours of game and 259 hands. Having started the final table as short stack, David Peters was the first who left the table, following to his elimination by Jonathan Roy. The Quebecker has also taken care of the cases of Brandon Steven at the 54th hand and Matt Hyman shortly after.

With the three remaining players, Chino Rheem maintained his spot as chipleader with 6.1 million chips, followed by Jonathan Roy with just a little more than 4 million chips, while Erick Lindgren resumed the party as short stack. Roy fallen at the 161st hand, after having been dubbed twice times by Lindgren who reaches the head's up with Chino Rheem. The players started the final duel with a respective stack of 3.5 million and 11 million chips. Chino Rheem dominated his opponent and offered himself his second title on the World Poker Tour circuit. He pocketed $ 1,150,297 for this slam, whereas the runner-up of the tournament Erick Lindgren left the table with $ 650,275. Note that Matt Salsberg was elected « Player of the year of the WPT season XI ».

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