Niall Farrell Wins WPT Caribbean Main Event

Scotland's Niall Farrell won his first WPT title last Wednesday as he bested a 323 strong field to take down the $5,000 buyin WPT Caribbean Main Event for $335,000.

Farrell, who won last year's EPT Malta for nearly $600k and has twice finished runner-up in WSOP events, was by far the most experienced and successful player to reach the six handed final table after the USA's Kevin Stammen fell in 8th place. However, the Scot, with almost $3m in live winnings was near the bottom of the pack once the FT started, with just 1bb more than 6th placed Stephen Woodhead from England.

Farrell powered through the final table, however, eliminating four of the other five players along the way. After doubling up against Colin Moffat he took out Woodhead in 6th with his dominating AJ besting his opponent's A 10 all-in preflop. He then sent Moffat to the rail as he turned a set of sixes after Moffat had surged ahead after flopping two pairs.

Next up he eliminated Anthony Augustino in 3rd place in an Q9 vs A6 allin preflop affair. Once again big stack Farrell came from behind as he rivered a straight and Augustino was out with a $140k payday.

Heads-up play was between Farrell and Troy Quenneville, the only other player to take a scalp at the FT after he eliminated Yiannis Liperis in 5th when his A9 outkicked his opponent's A3.

It was a particularly short heads-up affair, lasting just one hand. Farrell had more than a 5:1 chip advantage and put Quenneville to the test straight off the bat, moving in with A5. Quenneville called with KJ and they saw a flop which contained both an Ace and a King. There was no more help for Quenneville, and he went out as runner-up, good for $220k but it was Farrell who was victorious, joining the Champion's Club and winning $335k - including a $15k seat to the season-ending Tournament of Champions.

WPT Caribbean Main Event - Final Table Results

Position  Player Prize
1 Niall Farrell $335,000
2 Troy Quenneville $220,000
3 Anthony Augustino $140,000
4 Colin Moffatt $105,392
5 Yiannis Liperis $80,000
6 Stephen Woodhead $66,000

 

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