On Wednesday, the final six players from a 1,541-entry field returned for final table action in the World Poker Tour (WPT) 2022 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) $3,500 Main Event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
England’s Andy Wilson began with a healthy chip lead but faced some stiff competition in the form of the defending champ, a three-time WPT winner, and a two-time WPT champ not only looking for back-to-back titles but also the Season 20 Player of the Year lead.
Wilson, who cut his chops playing online but post-pandemic has begun competing on the live stage, managed to weather the onslaught and finish as the last player standing to win a $785,800 top prize, a $10,400 seat into the WPT World Championship, and etch his name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
“You had to fight for every pot because these guys weren’t going to roll over at all. As far as WPT final tables are concerned I think this is definitely one of the tougher ones … All of these guys have had success live and I assume they’ll continue to do so in the future.”
“I was in England watching the World Cup, and I was still of two minds of whether or not I wanted to stay and watch with my friends,” Wilson shared. “I decided to kickstart myself by coming to play this WPT when I have a Platinum Pass for January. I needed to kick myself back into poker mode … a single bullet later it’s been quite the decision.”
|1st||Andy Wilson||$785,800 + $10,400 WPT World Championship seat|