The long-anticipated final table of the WPTDeepStack Immokalee tournament took place this Thursday and the lucky winner among the players remaining after the battle was crowned. The player who reached the throne was Michael Tureniec from Sweden who claimed the coveted trophy as well as the first-place prize amounting to $143,324. He managed to outplay his two rivals and make it all the way to the top of the leader board.
As many as 816 participants made their way to the riveting poker tournament which took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino located in Hollywood, Florida. They were willing to take their seats at the poker tables and put their poker skills to the test, and this happened at the poker tournament which officially commenced on 9th April. Following the rapid-fire action, participants were eliminated by the players more skillful than them and this is how poker action led to the official Day 2, which was supposed to be the last.
Lady Luck had other plans for the players and after as many as 15 hours of game three of them were still present at the poker table. Those were Ryan Hughes from California, Michael Tureniec from Sweden, as well as Scott Stewart also from California. All of them have impressive accomplishments to their names and their live poker earnings are in the millions. Hughes has as many as $2,167,531, while Stewart has winnings amounting to $1,488,491. The big winner has managed to amass as much as $4,179,825 from live tournaments.
Timeline of Poker Action
It happened this way that the eventual winner of this poker trophy is also the one with the largest live earnings. He is one of the hard-working Swedish poker players who aim to achieve more on international poker tournaments and defend their reputation as poker professionals. The chip leader at the end of Day 2 was Hughes and he welcomed them back on Day 3, but the eventual winner was quick to increase his chip count during the poker action.
When asked for his thoughts after the end of the game he stated that the final game was a tough one for him, as his rivals for the win are both accomplished players. The casino venue also brings him good fortune, as he has been participating in poker tournaments hosted at the Seminole Hard Rock for many years now. The late hour of poker action was not something that agreed with the clarity of the players’ mind, so they all decided to leave it for Thursday.
The runner-up position on the leader board was taken by Stewart who received some $98,368, while the third place was reserved for Hughes, who claimed a total of $63,507. The winner’s prize also includes a $3,000 championship package which guarantees him a spot at the Season XVI WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $3,500 Championship which commences this Friday.