Erkut Yilmaz (pictured) covered an area of 280 entrances to win the WPT Rolling Rumbling Centerpiece on Tuesday at Rumbling Valley Gambling Establishment Resort. Yilmuz won his 2nd WPT title, and $303,920 in first-place cash prize, which included a $15,000 seat in the Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions. This is the 2nd WPT title that Yilmaz has actually won throughout Season XVII, and also he is currently the factors leader in the Hublot WPT Gamer of the Year race with 2,300 total points. Yilmaz won his first WPT title at the WPT Borgata Poker Open back in September. The win likewise took his career live tournament incomes up to $1,870,954.
” I feel like I’m in a desire now, it feels terrific. I can not think it occurred again, therefore soon,” stated Yilmaz right after the triumph. When the former Sacramento citizen was inquired about the support he received from all his good friend on the rail tonight, he had this to claim: “It suggests a whole lot, they’re all my good friends. In fact, I only have good friends in Sacramento, I don’t have any type of other buddies in any type of various other states, I’m so happy I got this title in Sacramento [friends in the area praise]”.
“It was a really hard last table, all the players played excellent. The heads-up suit was long, and also he was playing excellent. I got lucky in a couple of areas as well as I won the competition so I’m really satisfied,” claimed Yilmaz regarding the heads-up final he payed against Jim Collopy.
“Truthfully, I assume my wife aids me a whole lot. When I go on break she always gives me excellent guidance. Every time I most likely to break and then I come back I begin making chips. It’s all favorable points from my family, as well as my buddies, and also my wife,” said Yilmaz about maintaining his focus at the casino poker table to one more round of applause from his rail that was ready to celebrate his big win.
Action got off to a quick beginning today when Jerry Robinson hit the rail in sixth put on the 13th hand of play. Previous WPT Player of the Year Anthony Zinno was unable to win his 4th WPT title when he busted in fifth place on the 23rd hand of play.
Yilmaz then increased up twice prior to Dylan Linde exited in fourth position on the 41st hand of play. Linde did take residence 600 factors in the Hublot WPT Gamer of the Year race for his money, as well as he is now in second place with 2,000 factors amount to.
Three-handed play confirmed to be a stubborn affair as Ajay Chabra increased up twice prior to he exited the tournament in third location. The three-handed battle was a preview of things to find, since Yilmaz and Collopy participated in a legendary back-and-forth heads-up battle to determine who would come to be the champ of the competition. Yilmaz started with the lead, but Collopy soon took contorl of the suit till Yilmaz increased up twice.
Collopy then scored a double, however the two were almost also in chips the next time they obtained it done in the middle. Yilmaz won the penultimate as well as deciding pot of the event, as well as Collopy was entrusted to simply 3 huge blinds afterwards hand. They obtained all their chips into the center one last time on the extremely following hand.
On the final hand, Yilmaz increased enough to place Collopy all in preflop, and also Collopy called done in for 400,000. Yilmaz said, “I really did not take a look at my cards yet.” The two gamers then turned over their cards.
Collopy was gotten rid of in 2nd place, great for $200,780, and that made Yilmaz the WPT Rolling Thunder champ. Yilmaz took home the top reward of $303,920, that included a $15,000 seat in the Baccarat Crystal WPT Event of Champions.
Congratulations to our new two-time WPT champ– Erkut Yilmaz!
That concludes our insurance coverage from WPT Rolling Rumbling. Many Thanks to Rumbling Valley Gambling establishment Hotel for organizing one more wonderful quit on the excursion.
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