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WPT Five Diamond Round-Up: Wins for Schindler, Petrangelo, Davies and Foxen

TAGs: Alex Foxen, Jake Schindler, Nick Petrangelo, Seth Davies, World Poker Tour

A round-up of the final action from the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Poker Classic including another seven-figure score from Jake Schindler and another victory for Alex Foxen.

Genesis Global: Gains licence for new Swedish iGaming marketDylan Linde quite rightly received all the plaudits for his incredible victory in the $10,000 World Poker Tour (WPT) Five Diamond World Poker Classic, but there were a lot of cards flying around the Bellagio Poker Room that week.

Hard hats at the ready!

Joshua Ladines, Sam Soverel and John Hennigan picked up $10,000 wins in the non-Hold’em events and that Manig Loeser won the 42-entrant $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em beating Elio Fox heads-up to win the $321,300 first prize.

Jake Schindler finished third in Loeser’s win, and he followed that up by beating 37-entrants in the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em event for $1,332,000 after beating Jason Koon, heads-up. Schindler has now earned $9,118,893 in 2018, good for seventh place in the 2018 live tournament earnings, and Koon cements his place in third with $11,590,538.

Fox continued to have a consistent Five Diamond with a 15th place finish in a $5k and an eighth in a $25k. Loeser also cashed in the $5k finishing fifth. Other players who put in excellent shifts at the Bellagio included Sam Soverel (cashed in both $25k events), and Rainer Kempe (cashed in both $25k events and the $5k).

Of particular interest is the race for the Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year (PoY) award. Alex Foxen came into the Five Diamond in charge and strengthened his position by beating 159-entrants in the $5k, beating the former GPI #1 Stephen Chidwick, heads-up. Foxen then picked up more points by finishing third in the $25k. His main rival, David Peters, finished fourth in one of the $25k events.

Here are the final results from the Bellagio:

$100k ITM Results

1. Jake Schindler – $1,332,000
2. Jason Koon – $888,000
3. Chris Hunichen – $592,000
4. Dominik Nitsche – $370,000
5. Ben Tollerene – $296,000
6. Talal Shakerchi – $222,000

$5k Final Table Results

1. Alex Foxen – $246,768
2. Stephen Chidwick – $142,663
3. Ryan Olisar – $92,538
4. John Krpan – $63,620
5. Manig Loeser – $48,968
6. Bill Klein – $38,172
7. Javier Zapatero – $30,075
8. Harrison Gimbel – $22,363

$25k ITM Results

1. Seth Davies – $341,920
2. Isaac Haxton – $320,580
3. Alex Foxen – $175,000
4. David Peters – $125,000
5. Sam Soverel – $100,000
6. Christoph Vogelsang – $75,000
7. Rainer Kempe – $62,500
8. Elio Fox – $50,000

$25k ITM Results

1. Nick Petrangelo – $289,944
2. Sergio Aido – $287,634
3. Seth Davies – $256,672
4. Ben Yu – $117,500
5. Kazuhiko Yotsushika – $94,000
6. Sam Soverel – $70,500
7. Rainer Kempe – $58,750

Here are the old GPI numbers (yet to be updated)

The Current GPI Player of the Year Rankings

1. Alex Foxen – 3,836.72
2. David Peters – 3,776.97
3. Justin Bonomo – 3,763.02
4. Stephen Chidwick – 3,691.67
5. Jake Schindler – 3,630.77
6. Steve O’Dwyer – 3,531.55
7. Adrian Mateos – 3,412.43
8. Michael Soyza – 3,389.65
9. Shaun Deeb – 3,346.66
10. Ben Pollak – 3,313.33

Poker Central High Roller of the Year Rankings (Updated Dec 17)

1. Sam Soverel – 1,765
2. David Peters – 1,430
3. Jake Schindler – 1,325
4. Cary Katz – 1,300
5. Justin Bonomo – 1,105

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