Dan Sepiol Turns Short Stack into $5.28M Win on WPT World Championship

Dan Sepion wins record-breaking WPT World Championship 2023

The last major tournament of 2023 – the $10,400 WPT World Championship – has finished in Las Vegas. The competition, which attracted 3,835 entries and fell just shy of its record $40,000,000 guarantee, ended in a heads-up duel between American Dan Sepiol and Georgios Sotiropoulos of Greece.

Before the start of the head-to-head game, the players agreed on a deal according to the ICM. In this way, poker players guaranteed themselves considerable prizes, threw off the burden of financial responsibility and began to play for the championship title. At the beginning of heads-up, Sepiol had the advantage and even managed to take the game to the point where his opponent only had 10 big blinds left. But Sotiropoulos managed to win the coin flip, double up and get back in the game. It was at this time that one of the most interesting hands of the final took place, in which Sepiol mistakenly began to celebrate his victory, not seeing that his opponent had won the hand.

But in the end, it was Sepiol who celebrated the overall victory in the tournament, after managing to extend his stack advantage to an 11:1 ratio. First place brought the American $5,282,954 in prize money. Sotiropoulos received $4,167,246 for his second place finish. Also, all players who finished in the top 5 of the tournament received more than 1.5 million prize money.

Top-three payouts:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Dan SepiolUSA$5 282 954
2Georgios SotiropoulosGreece$4 167 246
3Andrew LichtenbergerUSA$2 798 700
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