2023 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
Prize Pool: $7,328,000
April 28-May 25, 2023
The 2023 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship drew 2,290 entries, created an exciting atmosphere, and played the finale in Las Vegas. Bin Weng went to the final table with the chip lead, ending with his first WPT title and $1,128,250.
“(Winning a WPT title) was one of my main goals, when I started to play poker (full time) back in 2019,” Weng said. “It means a lot to me, definitely.”
The tournament featured a $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool with two starting flights. Our players turned out and created the second-biggest $3,500 WPT Championship field in main tour history, second only to the same tournament in 2021. They created a prize pool worth $7,328,000 and the last 287 spots were paid.
The Championship played down in our Grand Ballroom until only six players remained. Those six flew to Las Vegas, where they competed on the big stage in front of the WPT cameras.
Weng led most of the way at the final table, only dropping into second once heads up with Sri Sangannagari, but he regained the lead along with the title. The $1,128,250 payday is the biggest cash of his career and second million-dollar score this year.
“This is the biggest dream to put my name on the Mike Sexton Cup. For me, it’s already a win. I’m very happy.” Weng told WPT reporters. “I just called my wife and she was very proud of me…she was speechless. I don’t know how to describe all my feelings right now.”
Congrats to Bin on the win and thank you to everyone who made the tournament a success!
Final table results:
1st: Bin Weng – $1,128,250 (includes seat in WPT World Championship)
2nd: Sri Sangannagari – $745,000
3rd: Mitch Garshofsky – $550,000
4th: David Mzareulov – $413,000
5th: Jack Thu – $312,000
6th: Rafael Farah – $238,000