WPT TOC: Daniel Santoro Takes Back the Chip Lead

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Santoro

Michael Mizrachi raised to 41,000 on the button and Daniel Santoro called from the big blind.

Action got checked to the turn on a board of AhKh5c5s. Santoro bet 65,000 and Mizrachi called.

The river was the Js and Santoto bet 150,000. Mizrachi snap-called. Santoro showed 5h3h and Mizrachi flashed the Ad before mucking his hand.

Santoro takes the pot and is back in the chip lead.

Daniel Santoro – 1,516,000 (76 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 440,000 (22 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Runs Out of Time

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi raised to 41,000 out of the small blind and Daniel Weinman three-bet to 120,000 out of the big blind. Mizrachi called.

The flop was AdTh9s and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 70,000 and Mizrachi called.

The turn was the Kh and both players checked to the 4c river. Mizrachi bet 120,000 and Weinman used a time chip to give himself an extra 30 seconds before moving all in for 729,000.

Mizrachi doesn’t make a decision in the 30 seconds that he has to act and since he is out of time chips, he is forced to fold. Weinman mucked his hand and took the pot.

Daniel Weinman – 1,238,000 (62 bb)
MIchael MIzrachi – 649,000 (32 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Notches Daniel Weinman

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman raised to 45,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi defended his big blind.

The flop of 5s3d3c was checked by both players and the Ah came on the turn. Mizrachi checked, Weinman bet 35,000 and Mizrachi called.

The river was the 7h and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 115,000 and Mizrachi snap-called. Weinman showed Ad9d, but Mizrachi showed AsTd and won the pot with a better kicker.

Michael Mizrachi – 962,000 (48 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 922,000 (46 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Through Daniel Weinman

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi celebrates another double

Michael Mizrachi raised to 41,000 on the button and Daniel Weinman three-bet to 102,000 out of the small blind. Mizrachi called.

The flop was Ts9d8c and Weinman moved all in. Mizrachi called and was all in for 259,000.

Mizrachi showed JcTh and was in the lead against Weinman’s AhQc. The turn was 7d, which gives Mizrachi a straight, and Weinman neeed to hit a jack on the river to make a bigger straight and eliminate Mizrachi.

The river was the Qs and Mizrachi doubled up with a queen-high straight.

Michael Mizrachi – 751,000 (37 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 1,120,000 (56 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Folds a Full House to Daniel Weinman

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman raised to 40,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi defended his big blind.

Both players checked a flop of 8s8h5d and the 5c came on the turn. Mizrachi bet 40,000 and Weinman called. The river was the 2c and Mizrachi bet 200,000. Weinman moved all in for 804,000 which covered Mizrachi.

Mizrachi used his last two time chips to get an extra minute of thought before folding 6s5s face-up. Weinman mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Weinman moved back over the million chip mark and Mizrachi is by far the shortest of the three stacks.

Daniel Weinman – 1,183,000 (59 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 377,000 (19 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Through Daniel Santoro

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi waiting for a double up

Michael Mizrachi moved all in on the button for 336,000 and Daniel Santoro called out of the big blind.

Mizrachi showed AhTs and was in the lead against Santoro’s KhJd. The board ran out 8d6h2cQd4c and Mizrachi’s hand held up to double through the chip leader.

Michael Mizrachi – 701,000 (35 bb)
Daniel Santoro – 1,883,000 (94 bb)

Michael Mizrachi celebrates with his rail

WPT TOC: David Ormsby – 4th Place ($95,375)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

David Ormsby

David Ormsby moved all in on the button for 286,000 and Daniel Santoro raised out of the small blind. Michael Mizrachi folded his big blind and Ormsby was at risk against Santoro.

Santoro showed AdKh and had Ormsby’s As4c.

The flop was Ah8s3s and Santoro kept the lead. The turn was the 8c and Ormsby was drawing dead to a chop. The river was the Td and Ormsby was eliminated in fourth place.

Ormsby took home $95,375 for his deep run and Santoro extends his chip lead heading into three-handed play.

Daniel Santoro – 1,909,000 (95 bb)
David Ormsby – Eliminated in 4th place ($95,375)

David Ormsby

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Shoves on David Ormsby

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 66

Michael Mizrachi raised on the button and David Ormsby called out of the big blind.

They both checked a flop of Th2h2d and the 3h came on the turn. Ormsby bet 25,000 and Mizrachi challed.

The river was the 2s and Ormsby bet 60,000. Mizrachi moved all in for 295,000 and Ormsby folded.

MIchael Mizrachi – 455,000 (28 bb)
David Ormsby – 522,000 (32 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Santoro Takes Over Chip Lead

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 66

Daniel Santoro

Daniel Weinman raised to 35,000 on the button and Daniel Santoro defended his big blind.

The flop was JcJh5h and they both checked to the 6s turn card. Santoro bet 55,000 and Weinman called.

The 8d came on the river and Santoro bet 100,000. Weinman called and Santoro tabled QdJd.

Weinman mucked his hand and Santoro won the pot with trip jacks. Santoro took the pot and the chip lead with four players remaining.

Daniel Santoro – 1,259,000 (78 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 910,000 (56 bb)

WPT TOC: Erik Seidel – 5th Place ($73,575)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 66

Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel moved all in from under the gun and Daniel Santoro called out of the big blind.

Seidel showed Ad5h and was in the lead against Santoro’s KsJd.

The board ran out QdJcTc2h7h and Santoro paired his jack on the flop to eliminate Seidel in fifth place. Seidel earned $73,575 for his efforts and Santoro continued to chip up, nearing the million chip mark.

Daniel Santoro – 935,000 (58 bb)
Erik Seidel – Eliminated in 5th place ($73,575)

Erik Seidel moves all in
Erik Seidel

WPT TOC: David Ormsby Flushes Michael Mizrachi

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 66

David Ormsby raised to 35,000 from under the gun and Michael Mizrachi called out of the small blind. Daniel Weinman called from the big blind as well and they were three-handed to a flop of KdJh7h.

Mizrachi and Weinman both checked before Ormsby bet 60,000. Mizrachi called and Weinman folded.

The turn was the 9h and Mizrachi bet 63,000. Ormsby called. The river was the Th and Mizrachi used a time chip before betting 150,000. Ormsby called and tabled AhQc, good for an ace-high flush.

Mizrachi mucked his hand and Ormsby won the pot.

David Ormsby – 790,000 (49 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 477,000 (30 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Takes From Erik Seidel

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 66

Michael Mizrachi raised to 32,000 from under the gun and Erik Seidel called out of the big blind.

The flop was KhJdTc and Seidel checked. Mizrachi bet 16,000 and Seidel called.

The turn was the Jc and Seidel led out for 40,000. Mizrachi called.

The river was the 3d and Seidel checked. Mizrachi bet 65,000. Seidel folded, Mizrachi took the pot and Seidel was left with less than 10 big blinds.

Michael Mizrachi – 731,000 (45 bb)
Erik Seidel – 154,000 (9 bb)

WPT TOC: Dylan Wilkerson – 6th Place ($57,225)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 66

Dylan Wilkerson

Daniel Santoro raised to 40,000 from under and Dylan Wilkerson moved all in from the cutoff for 179,000. Action folded back to Santoro, who called.

Santoro tabled KhTh and needed to improve to best Wilkerson’s AdQh.

The flop was Kc7s6h and Santoro flopped a king to take the lead. Wilkerson needed an ace to double up and stay alive, but the 3d came on the turn and the 6d came on the river to eliminate Wilkerson in sixth place.

Santoro took the pot and Wilkerson headed to the cage to collect his $57,225 sixth place money.

Daniel Santoro – 879,000 (55 bb)
Dylan Wilkerson – Eliminated in 6th place ($57,225)

Dylan Wilkerson

WPT TOC: Daniel Santoro Doubles Through Dylan Wilkerson

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 66

Daniel Santoro

Michael Mizrachi raised to 32,000 from under the gun and Daniel Weinman three-bet to 92,000 from middle position. Daniel Santoro moved all in on the button for 263,000 before Dylan Wilkerson moved all in from the big blind for 456,000.

Mizrachi and Weinman both fold, leaving Santoro heads-up against Wilkerson.

Wilkerson showed KsKc, but was in bad shape against Santoro’s AhAd.

The board ran out Qh3c2s8d8h and Santoro more than doubled up with the dead money in the middle from Mizrachi and Weinman. In one pot, Santoro went from being the second shortest stack to second in chips.

Daniel Santoro – 670,000
Dylan Wilkerson – 193,000

WPT TOC: Updated Counts

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 66

Bird’s eye view of the WPT Tournament of Champions final table

Seat 1. Michael Mizrachi – 688,000 (43 bb)
Seat 2. Daniel Weinman – 1,119,000 (70 bb)
Seat 3. David Ormsby – 479,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4. Daniel Santoro – 275,000 (17 bb)
Seat 5. Erik Seidel – 280,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6. Dylan Wilkerson – 460,000 (29 bb)