Michael Copeland wins world poker tour 500, Los Angeles

The 2018 edition of the World Poker Tour 500 Los Angeles is now in the history record books. The event drew about 2,509 entries who tried their luck and skills against each other. The event took place at one of California’s hottest poker venues – The Bicycle Casino. In the end, Michael Copeland was the one who posed for a celebratory photo and pocketed the first-place award of $181,950 for outliving his opponents.

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World Poker Tour 500 Game

The last day of the tournament was played at the host casino. Nine gamers returned to play the ultimate table and choose the champion. Copeland led them into that last stage of the game with a huge chip lead.

It was a comparatively short day at The Bike. The last table took less than four hours for the start of the day field of nine to be carved down to the champion. The first exclusion occurred half an hour into the game when Alexander Beleson ran into Jorge Pineda’s pocket aces. An ace on the flopped pretty much closed it for Pineda, whereas Beleson hit the rail for $17,790.

Gamers walked out one after each other until there were two players left at the table. It is important to note that Copeland entered the last day of the WPT500 as the chip leader with a great lead over the rest in a debate with his stack of 19 million. The ultimate champion was the first and only one to have passed the 30 million chip mark yesterday. That took place during the three-handed play.

World Poker Tour 500 Winner

The eventual winner had three times more chips than his opponent at the time the cards were thrown in the air for the two-handed game. It took close to ten minutes for Copeland to finish off his opponent. On what turned out to be the concluding hand of the tournament, Pineda pushed pre-flop for 10.125 million and Copeland called. The ultimate winner tossed over to Pineda. The board ran out [Ad] [10s] [8c] [8s] [4s] to bring the event to an end. Pineda hit the rail in the second place, which is good for a prize of $120,610.

World Poker Tour 500 Los Angeles

The WPT500 Los Angeles was the second tournament of the WPT500 series to take place. This means that it closed the general WPT brand’s fifth season.

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